Symbols of the world's religions



Bal Natu

The main program for this day was the reading of the Holy Books. Baba asked those present to listen attentively to the parts that would be read and the points He would explain.

Kale Mama, one of Baba's old disciples, opened the session by reading the Ninth Discourse from the Bhagavad Gita, entitled "The Yoga of the Kingly Science and the Kingly Secret." At its beginning Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, "To thee I shall declare the profoundest secret which would free thee from Evil."

Khaksaheb read the first twenty aayat of the Second Sura named "Baqara" from the Koran. Baba casually mentioned that the essence of Mohammed's teaching did not differ from Krishna's; he had, however, to adapt himself to the needs of the time.

Donkin read the "Sermon on the Mount" from the New Testament. It commenced: "And seeing the multitude, he went up into a mountain; and when he sat, his disciples came up to him, and he opened his mouth and taught them saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven....
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come....
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever....Amen

As Donkin read from the Sermon, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect," Baba conveyed that this was the gol gol (round about, indirect) way Jesus used to tell people that God-realization is the goal of each individual and that everyone is potentially God. At the close of the Sermon, Baba spelt on the board, "My favorite."

At the end Kaikobad read "Hormaj Yest" from the Avesta. The gist of what Baba explained during the reading session was, "These Books represent different approaches to Truth. Any of the ways, if followed honestly and with love, leads one to God."


GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, Vol. 2, pp. 32-33
1979 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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