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WHATEVER YOU CAN UNDERSTAND, IS NOT GOD

Meher Baba

 
It is truly said that God has no beginning and no end. Think this over. If He had no beginning, what was there before God? The answer is, God. You cannot in imagination reach where no beginning was. The answer can only be God. What will be there after billions of years? God. Always God. This means that in Eternity there is no time. Nothing has ever happened, and nothing ever will happen. There is no time factor. Billions of years ago you were: today you are here; ever afterwards you will be. Today all that is happening is not happening, though this does not appear to be so now.

When one has experience of Eternity, one knows that God is. To say that God was, is and will be, is wrong. All Eternity is present at this moment. So I say, "God is."

Mona [the wife of Malcolm Schloss, who died in 1954] was once here with you; she is no longer with you. The meaning is that she never was here with you; she always was in Eternity. Even I cannot express this, but I try to do so as far as possible. It is beyond the intellect. What happened yesterday has produced a temporary effect; but the actual happening of yesterday has stopped, which means that nothing happened yesterday. The temporary effect is illusion. So it goes on: God and illusion, running parallel. Illusion says everything is happening. God says nothing happens.

When you are in the grip of the false "I," which identifies itself with what happens, illusion governs you. But when you know the truth, you do not identify yourself with it. All we see, hear and experience in the world is not God. Whatever you can understand, is not God. Whatever is explained is not God. Whatever is expressed is not God....

It is all words. When you say Self, God, Infinity, they mean nothing. To attempt to understand by reading or hearing explanations is an insult to our beloved God, Who is beyond all understanding. The only answer is Love. If we love God, we become Him. There is no further question. But we must love with all our hearts, so that only God exists for us.

THREE INCREDIBLE WEEKS, pp. 81-82, ed. Malcolm Schloss and Charles Purdom
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