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Meher Baba

God forgives sins in the sense that He does not eternally damn anyone for his sins. He keeps the door of redemption eternally open.

Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination.

The only miracle which is worthy of the name is the divine grace that knows no fetters, and that can control the entire universe with all of its laws. It is the last supervening factor in the graded orders which obtain in the spiritual panorama.

Divine grace is not concerned with phenomena. It is concerned with the emancipation and spiritual fulfillment of souls. Here an interesting question is, "Does God work miracles in the narrower sense of operating the hidden laws of the inner spheres?"

The answer is, "God does everything and at the same time He does nothing. He leaves everything to the natural and supernatural forces prevalent in the spiritual panorama of the universe."

Although God does nothing by way of small miracles, the entire universe which has emanated from Him is the miracle of miracles. The more we ponder on anything in the universe — even the meanest of things — the more miraculous it appears to the human mind. And the universe, which includes an infinite number of such items, giving to each of them an indelible stamp of eternal significance, is an unquestionable miracle because it admits of a thousand questions but offers no answer to the limited human intellect.

So, having created this supreme miracle of the universe, God does not bother about performing any minor miracles within this universe, but leaves it to the reign of laws. However, this does not apply to the God-man who may, if he deems it to be fit and necessary, perform numberless miracles in supervention of the normal routine working of the universe, without attaching any especial importance to them.


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