YOU SHOULD BE MOST NATURAL
Baba conveyed, "I am fed up with all this bowing down;
the gods bow down to Me so what need is there for
humans to do so!" Baba explained that He wanted workers
who did not just make a show of worship, but were willing to
live and die for Him....
The informal conversation continued and someone said,
"Baba, when we tell people about you, they ask us what has
happened to us, in our lives, since coming into the orbit of
Your love. Some of us feel hesitant to relate our personal
experiences of Your love, compassion and divinity, for fear
that others will think we are trying to show off. But if we
don't mention our personal experiences, then we are not
doing full justice to Your unconditional love. So what should
we do in such situations?"
Baba seemed pleased at this question and assured them
all that when it came to sharing His love through relating
personal experiences, one need not worry about being
egotistical. Of course, Baba cautioned, one should not
exaggerate one's experiences for effect; one had to be
honest in one's recounting and careful that the emphasis
always was on Baba and not on the experience itself.
Baba concluded, as long as one is sincere and earnest, He, the
Avatar, would see to it that His lovers' egos do not become
inflated. Hence they should not worry, but should freely
share His love.
Baba then went on to explain the ego's tricks in some
There is a world of difference between modesty and
humility. Modesty is weakness, but humility is strength.
The moment you say, "It is not my ego," or "in all humility
I say," that very expression is egotistical.
No sooner is humility given expression in words, than it is
no longer humility. The life of humility is to be lived
spontaneously and it should not give rise to any thoughts
either about humility or modesty....
To try to be humble is humbug. You must be so natural that
your life becomes humility personified, which is then all
strength and free from any weaknesses....
Be natural. Whatever you are, express it unmindful of
reactions of others. If you are dishonest, don't try to hide
yourself behind the curtain of honesty. That, however, does
not mean that you should be dishonest. What I want to say is
that you should be most natural rather than be the least bit
GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, Vol. 5, pp. 167-168
1987 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust