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TRUE ATTAINMENT

Eruch Jessawala

 
Man is ever eager to offer his best to God, but he is limited in his expression of love, and he invariably chooses ways and means to express his love that reflect his limitations. As long as man is not blessed with the limitless love from God, he becomes addicted to his own ways of expressing love and makes a ritual of these expressions.

Age after age, the spiritual history of man repeats itself. The man-made images of ritual and ceremonies are abolished by the Avatar with every Advent, but soon man, rejuvenated with a fresh dispensation of Love from the Avatar of the age, is bubbling anew to express his love for the Avatar (God-Man) and forms another pattern of rituals, once more becoming mixed up with the external aspect — the crust — of the fruit of Love (the gift of God to man) that he had received through the personal intervention of the God-Man during His Advent.

As for your course, Baba once again wants you to make a fresh attempt with redoubled enthusiasm. Baba says that nothing is impossible for man to attain if only he is determined. Man can even attain Godhood if he is determined, so compared with this for you to attain your goal in studies should be easy to achieve once you are determined. Baba wants you never to feel nervous in the least. His Nazar is on you. He wants you to do your level best and leave the rest to Him.

You are made to be happy and cheerful. It is the birthright of all men on earth. All undertakings of man are purely adventurous. Personally man does NOT gain nor lose anything by his attainments or his failures, but in his attempts he invariably leaves behind him (after his death) a trail of his experiences which directly or indirectly helps other men to set out for greater and greater adventures until some of them reach the Goal of no return through the realization of God — the Self. To realize the self is true attainment and all else is an adventure.

 

LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol 1, pp. 62-63, ed. Jim Mistry
1981 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust

               

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