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ONLY THAT WHICH WE GIVE IS PERMANENT

Meher Baba

 
The meaning of faith is that one is not shaken by anything. Faith is the means whereby anything can be courageously accomplished.

Worldly people naturally worry abut their families, but, in reality, everything is one big zero. How long will your connection with your family last? What do you know about your forefathers and, likewise, how long will your family members remember you after you pass away? They will forget everything. No one is going to remember anything or have any connection with you. All these present connections are only temporary; they are not permanent or everlasting.

You are now worrying about your family because of some monetary problems. Suppose that everything is all right and you have millions tomorrow. You will all live in comfort then. You will collect jewels and other things. But what about in the hereafter? Nothing is left! When the body drops, everything ends! Everything becomes useless — meaningless! Nothing! So, we Masters see far ahead, because only that which we give is permanent — a lasting connection. We do not pay attention to all these superficial difficulties.

You are mine. You have faith in me. I gave you advice and you lost money by carrying it out. If people say that I have used up your money, it is true. But why? How can people be blamed? You are definitely mine, because you have faith in me, and you have held out and stuck fast to my feet despite your own hardships. But how are people to believe this? How could they have such faith? Therefore, if they speak ill about me behind my back, just listen quietly. What truth is in it?

 

LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 6 & 7, p. 1917, Bhau Kalchuri
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