THE CRITERIA FOR MAKING A DECISION
Adi K. Irani
The important thing concerning your life is that you do whatever draws you closer to Baba. The details of one's profession and career are not nearly so important as maintaining and increasing the connection one has with Him in the abode of the heart.
Baba will be with you no matter what you study. Try your best to decide in your heart what Baba wants; then make a decision, and as long as you take His name with you, you will be doing the right thing.
All the divisions you speak about exist in the mind only. The heart is only one. See from the heart, not the mind. It is the mind that wants to divide and separate. It is the heart that is one. Through your constant remembrance of Him, His grace will flow to you to help you seek and experience everything as one, as parts of the whole unity of life.
In deciding not only what to take in school, but what personal relationships to develop in friends, and what life partner to choose if you decide to get married, ask this question: Will this relationship help bring me closer to my heart's desire: Meher Baba? In deciding where to live, where to go for your vacations in virtually every decision in your life the criteria for making the decision should be: Will this action of mine bring me closer to Him, and will it please Him? Or can I do something else which, although it isn't something I like, will please Him and will bring me closer to Him?
If you do this with the attitude of a child, looking to its parent to see what the parent would be happy with, then Baba will guide you and His Grace will be upon you.
LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol 1, pp. 91-92, ed Jim Mistry
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