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AT THE JUNCTION OF REALITY AND ILLUSION

Meher Baba

 
The time I have been hinting at has come. The universal work weighs tremendously on me. Maya, the principle of ignorance, in full power tries to oppose my Work. So, particularly those who live near me must be very watchful. Knowing my love for you, Maya awaits an opportunity to use your weaknesses. The moment you neglect my instructions, Maya's purpose is served. I have to put up a big fight with Maya — not to destroy it, but to make you aware of its nothingness. The moment you fail to obey me implicitly it tightens its grip over you and you fail to carry out the duties given. This adds to my suffering.

In God there is no such thing as confusion — God is infinite Bliss and Honesty. In Illusion there is confusion, misery and chaos. As the eternal Redeemer of humanity I am at the junction of Reality and Illusion, simultaneously experiencing the infinite bliss of Reality and the suffering of Illusion.

With Reality on the one hand and Illusion on the other, I constantly experience as it were, a pull on either side. This is my crucifixion. When you fall prey to the persuasions of Maya, the pull of Illusion is intensified and I have to exert myself to withstand it and remain stationed at the junction. I do not ever let go my hold on Reality. If the pull of Illusion becomes too great my arm may be pulled out of its socket, but I will remain where I am.

THE EVERYTHING AND THE NOTHING, p. 67
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