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Meher Baba

The Truth-realized Master transmits dynamic impressions of faith in and love for God through appropriate spiritual experience. Faith of any kind is, in a way, ultimately based upon intellect. There can be no faith without some form of intellectual conviction, which again is founded in experience.

Many people say that they believe in God or that they have faith in Him; but though they say this out of conventional fear of God, what they say is far from being true. If they really believed in God, their actions would be different from what they are. They fear God as something unknown, a power which they have been taught to respect and obey through tradition and mythology. They fear Him as one who is supposed to give due rewards to the virtuous and punishments to the wicked. But neither their fear nor their beliefs are deep-rooted or sincere.

If their belief in God were sincere, they would earnestly start to find out what God is. They would want to have God and realize Him; and all their actions would be entirely different. If they were really to take God seriously and want to know what He is, their very first glimpse of divinity would disarm them of all their unjustified fear. It would reveal to them that God is Love and that His plan for all, including themselves, is to raise them to the highest pinnacle of perfection and bliss, of which the earthly pleasure and even the happiness and joys of the subtle and mental worlds are but poor, faint shadows.


SPARKS OF THE TRUTH, pp. 27, C. D. Deshmukh
1971 © The Universal Spiritual League in America, Inc.


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