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MAN HAS TO BE INDEPENDENT IN HIS LOVE FOR GOD

Adi K. Irani

 
Suppose even a person like me is responsible for giving you all the information about Meher Baba. Do not try to look upon me as your guru. Once your relationship is established with Meher Baba, look upon me as an ordinary man just as you are. Although I have spent fifty years of my life with Meher Baba, I still say that we are all one. It is heaven's right for any man to love God directly. No intermediary is necessary.

It is possible that somebody may have introduced me to Meher Baba. Somebody may have introduced you to Meher Baba. I may have introduced Meher Baba to you, but that does not mean that I should be an intermediary. Once I see that you and Meher Baba are brought together, it is your business and His business. You love Him and He responds to your love directly....

My fifty years of experience tells me, and Baba also had taught me, never to be hypocritical about anything, never to pose for what I am not.

Even if a person who has lived with Baba for fifty years comes before you and poses to be very great, it is false, bunkum and selfish; you should not believe him or give credence to what he says, God is all-powerful.

Why can't we allow you to establish your direct relationship with Baba? If by coincidence I or anybody else were responsible for giving you a picture of Meher Baba or introducing you to Him, that does not mean that he or I should be a wedge between you as a lover and Meher Baba as your Beloved.

Meher Baba's spirituality is this. Every man has to be independent in his love for God, in his faith in God and in his conviction in God and in Meher Baba, who says that He is the personification of God. You see, if we get the conviction that God is, and that Meher Baba is the Avatar and personification of God, that conviction becomes so strong that it never changes.

Everything else in our lives will change: our thoughts change, our emotions change, the cells of our blood change. Man changes his body, He is born, he dies. Everything changes. But there is only one thing that does not change. Once we get that conviction, it outlives our lives. Even when the body deteriorates and dies, that conviction remains our eternal companion. And that conviction is nothing else but "God Is."

 

JUST TO LOVE HIM, pp. 112-113
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