ON BABA-GROUP MEETINGS
Undoubtedly, there must be set discipline in any Baba group meeting, but this discipline must not smack of regimentation.
There should prevail a feeling of give-and-take during any group meeting held in love of Beloved Baba and conducted to further His Cause.
Just as a doormat is necessary to keep our apartment clean from dust, likewise a spirit of humility and tolerance is essential and necessary to keep our hearts clean of prejudice, ill-feelings, fraying tempers, and harsh words of anger.
Beloved Baba did want us to gather in His Name and Love; He did exhort us to sink our differences at least on such occasions in the Ocean of His Love. He said that this would not only please Him, but also would make His Presence felt more strongly.
The qualifications of a board member or any lover of Meher Baba when attending Baba-group meetings or otherwise (according to what we have gathered at the feet of Beloved Baba) should be that of a broom or a doormat humility, tolerance, understanding of the problems of others, and a sense of humour are all of paramount importance.
And of course, love for our Beloved Baba is the very basis of a Baba lover.
Mani has read this letter and said: "This reminds me of Beloved Baba who would often say, 'I want one heart with many hands to work in my Cause'."
LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI OF AVATAR MEHER BABA, Vol. 2, pp. 23-24
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