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Meher Baba

It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You always thought of selfish motives of eating, preserving your life, and for that every need, attending to it with zeal. All these lives you have made a habit of looking to yourself. If the slightest thing goes against your habit you are upset. Now, to undo all these selfish bindings you have to do what you have not been doing, or not to do what you have been doing.

What you have been doing always is thinking of yourself; so now It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You you must not think of yourself but think of others. This is what is called LOVE. But it needs character, poise, perseverance. POISE — what is POISE? That state of mind where nothing excites you, nothing upsets you; then only can you help others, then only can you make others happy. That means LOVE. Thinking NOT OF YOURSELF BUT OF OTHERS.

If you are in the Sahara and for four days you have no water to drink and all of a sudden one bottle of water appears, how do you react? If you have poise you will let your companion drink and not mind dying and letting her live. But if you fight and grab for it you lack poise and spirituality. It is this poise that makes you sacrifice and makes others happy.

For example, I always say: Make the most of it and feel happy. Do not say it is not spiritual to enjoy innocent pleasures. But when we are driving on tour and there is dust and we feel hunger, thirst, and feel sick, then feel as happy as you do now. This is poise. If you do not feel happy, it is not easy to feel happy then (under these conditions), you are not spiritual in enjoying this swimming, boating, etc., ... is this clear? I do not mean making a show of being happy, but to really FEEL HAPPY.

For you — My circle — it is all right. You live with Me, leave all to Me, so you are serving the universe.

But for those who are not living here near Me, this Poise is 100% essential for spirituality.



LOVE ALONE PREVAILS, pp. 285-286, Kitty Davy
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