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Meher Baba

To try to understand with the mind that which the mind can never understand, is futile; and to try to express by sounds of language and in form of words the transcendental state of the soul, is even more futile. All that can be said, and has been said, and will be said, by those who live and experience that state, is that when the false self is lost, the Real Self is found; that the birth of the Real can only follow the death of the false; and that dying to ourselves — the true death which ends all dying — is the only way to perpetual life.

This means that when the mind with all its satellites — desires, cravings, longings — is completely consumed by the fire of Divine Love, then the infinite, indestructible, indivisible, eternal Self is manifested. This is "Man-o-nash," the annihilation of the false, limited, miserable, ignorant, destructible "I", to be replaced by the real "I", the eternal possessor of Infinite Knowledge, Love, Power, Peace, Bliss and Glory, in its unchangeable existence. Man-o-nash — which is bound to result in this glorious state, when plurality goes and Unity comes, ignorance goes and Knowledge comes, bindings goes and Freedom comes.

We are all permanently lodged in this shoreless Ocean of Infinite Knowledge, and yet are infinitely ignorant of it, until the mind — which is the source of this ignorance — vanishes forever; for ignorance ceases to exist when the mind ceases to exist.


THE LIFE CIRCULARS, No. 1, pp. 1-2, ed. Swami Satya Prakash Udaseen
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