Symbols of the world's religions

               

WHETHER YOU FOLLOW ME OR NOT

C. B. Purdom

 
A daughter of a clergyman: I am happy to see you.

Meher Baba: Not nervous? Anything to ask or say?

Q. [through an interpreter]: She has doubts about you; and also cannot understand why Western religion calls the Eastern confusing.

B. And the Eastern people say the same about Western religions: everyone thinks his own religion the best. This is ignorance. Jesus never meant that. What does religion mean? To find God within. What did Jesus teach? To find him within and not to carry on wars, as his own followers have been doing.

Q. How can we realize that?

B. Through love, and helping others selflessly. It is very easy; if you think less of yourself and more of others, it is so easy. No matter if she doubts me, or does not even believe in me. I will help her.

Q. She wants to believe in you and has faith in you.

B. But why! If what you want is within, you will find it only there! And my aim is only to help you find it, whether you follow me or not.

Q. But it is difficult.

B. I will help you, even if you don't want it. When the sun is high up, and you feel hot, you cannot avoid it. It shines on you even if you don't want it. It is a question of going out of yourself to help others. This contact will help you greatly. My blessings.

THE PERFECT MASTER, pp. 239-240
1976 © Sheriar Press, Inc.

               

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