THE LAKE OF LOVE
Margaret Scott had met Baba during His last visit to the States
in 1935. She thought that her way of living had caused Baba to
suffer. She expressed her apology for her inability to please Him.
Baba: But your love has compensated for the suffering. I know deep
down that you do love Baba so much. Baba loves you too.
M.S.: Sometimes, I am very naughty just because I don't understand.
I think I understand now.
Baba: The most important thing to understand is that we must be
honest to God, Baba, ourselves and to humanity. Honest in the sense
that in loving God there has to be no compromise. Have you anything
M.S.: I just don't know.
She came again the next day and repeated that she had failed Baba
and felt grieved because He had to suffer for her. Baba assured her
of His love and continued:
As for suffering, I have suffered for myself and for the whole
world and mostly for my intimate ones; so, definitely I have
suffered for you. But you love me. Hence the suffering has been
I know exactly how you have tried, what you doubt; how you've
tried to overcome this confusion, and how you eventually have come
to me. All that means that you have not failed me.
Everyone commits mistakes unless one is Perfect and One with God,
but love for Baba wipes away the mistakes. We must remember that God
is all Truth, all Beauty. And in our love for God, for Baba, we must
be 100% honest. Purity, honesty and love; God wants these three. And
you love Baba. So don't bother about anything.
Weaknesses will go; defects will go. Even if they linger on, love
will one day consume them. In the Ocean of Love, everything
disappears. However dirty one's mind be, the love one has will wipe
it out completely. In you, you have a lake of love for Baba. Even if
you were to wash your face all dirt every day in the lake of
Love, the lake would remain clear.
So for every defect, every weakness that persists, you need not
bother; it is being washed off. You must love with all your heart
and honesty. Love demands that you think not of yourself but of the
Beloved. So don't worry. Baba loves you; that really matters.
GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, MEHER BABA, Vol. 3, pp. 34-35, Bal Natu
1982 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust