WORLDLY AND HEAVENLY JUSTICE
Baba was in seclusion at that time but nevertheless He permitted them to spend five minutes in His presence. The whole family sat at His feet and Baba asked whether they had had a good night's sleep and He enquired of the health of each one.
Then turning to the man, Baba asked, "What is your profession?"
"I am a judge, Baba," the man replied.
Baba smiled and said, "I am in the same profession."
The man seemed confused but a short while later Baba explained. "There is a difference between you and Me," He said. "When a guilty one is brought before you, you establish his guilt and then you punish him. On the other hand when a guilty one is brought before Me, I establish his guilt and then I forgive him."
THE ANCIENT ONE, p. 126
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