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SHED ALL PREJUDICES AND CONTEMPT

Eruch Jessawala

 
Baba says that He always feels pleased and at home when He finds His lovers living and working for His Cause in an atmosphere that is surcharged with the sweetness of humility, the fragrance of harmony, and the sheer simplicity of love for one another.

Baba adds that there are bound to be differences of opinion among His lovers regarding the conducting of the work to be done and the manner in which it is to be done, but such differences are, in a way, always healthy and invigorating as long as they do not carry with them the sting of arrogance and insolence. Baba always expects His lovers to remain prepared to face and overcome all opposition calmly and humbly. And when the differences are thrashed out pleasantly, with an attitude of one who sincerely desires to learn and benefit from the other's point of view, the results thus achieved are beneficial to both the parties concerned.

Baba says that He knows that your devotion is bubbling with enthusiasm and a strong desire to do something extraordinary for the Avatar who is now in your midst. Your fervour is quite justifiable, and it makes Him happy as long as it remains polished and brightened by your own humility and your efforts to maintain harmony in your own camp of co-workers.

As soon as you succumb to the dictates of your ego and permit arrogance and insolence to put their heads up, then this attitude recoils on Baba Himself as you are His lover and your Beloved Baba's head remains bowed down with humiliation. Thus our attitude in His Cause becomes the cause of His continual suffering, and the burden of this cross is continually borne by Him for the love He bears for us! He will continue to suffer such sustained humiliation as long as His lovers, who have come in His close association, do not begin to share this most burdensome cross. His lovers can learn now to share this by putting up with any humiliation caused to them by the misunderstanding or arrogance of others in His Cause.

Baba therefore tells you all who are close to Him in His Love to pay heed to His Words while He is still with His lovers to guide them.

Beloved Baba wants you to shed all prejudices and forget that you are always right in what you say or do, and with all humility and love to continue to do the good work that you are blessed to share in His Cause. Baba-work can truly be achieved by one heart with innumerable hands and tongues.

With all your difference of opinion and the consequent conflicting situations that you daily face in His Cause, Baba wants you and all His lovers to have love for one another at heart and shed all prejudices and contempt before you launch upon your mission of life to tell others of the Avatar's Message of Love and Truth.

 

LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol. 2, pp. 6-7, ed. Jim Mistry
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