ONE'S HEART WILL TAKE HIM TO BE ONE'S OWN
Even at Baba's Tomb I have noticed a flavour of rigidity which to some extent may be necessary. However it should not ever lapse into total rigidity so that any person should fear to conform to a perceived pattern of devotion. Baba did not like rites, rituals and ceremonies and He kept reminding us to beware of getting into that rut, and we are trying our best and we struggle to keep Meherazad as home-like as possible, free from rites, rituals and ceremonies.
Now wherever there are people, there are hearts and minds and some minds may be led into believing that unless and until there is a rigid discipline, there's no chance of the heart dominating the mind, the belief being that through disciplining the mind the heart will have its free flow towards love for Baba. But for that to take place, there should be a real balance between the heart and the mind. Meher Baba's place is in the heart, not on some pedestal and where there is no pedestal, one's heart will take Him to be one's own.
THE ANCIENT ONE, p. 235
1985 © Naosherwan Anzar