MAN MUST BE AWAKENED TO HIS TRUE NATURE
Among the remarks Baba made before the dinner were these hints about
the role of motion pictures during the Depression:
"We find ourselves today in the midst of a world-wide depression which
affects everyone, rich and poor alike, and from which all are groping
blindly for deliverance. The film companies, the picture theaters and the
stars have also suffered from it. If they could help to end the
depression, I am sure they would be glad to. How could the motion
pictures help in this respect?
"First, it must be understood that the depression is not an accident,
nor is it purely the result of overproduction and inflation. Those,
although the immediate causes, are merely the instruments which were
used to bring the depression about. The depression itself was caused by
those entrusted with the evolution of humanity. Man has to be stripped of
his material possessions in order that he may realize through actual
experience that his true base is spiritual and not material. Then will he
be ready to receive the Truth which I have come to bring.
"Man must be awakened to his true nature. He must see that all
material expression depends upon and flows from a spiritual being.
Then he will be steadfast and serene under all circumstances. There
will be no further need then for the depression and it will
THE GOD-SEEKER, pp. 41-42, Minoo Kharas
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