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Eruch Jessawala

This reminds me of an incident that occurred during Baba's visit to America in 1952. Baba was in Myrtle Beach and one of the people who came to see him was a woman who had first met Baba in the States in 1935. She felt very bad that her way of life had displeased Baba and caused him to suffer. Baba assured her that he loved her and not to worry abut anything else.

But the next day when she saw Baba she once again was upset that her weaknesses had caused Baba to suffer. Again Baba told her, "I love you," and then went on to assure her, "Do not worry about your weaknesses. Eventually they will go; even if they linger, love will one day consume them. Everything disappears in the Ocean of Love. Because I love you, you have a pool of love within you. When you feel wretched, when you fall in your weakness, have a dip in that pool of love. Refresh yourself in that pool of my love within you. It is always there. Even if you wash your weaknesses every day in that pool, it will remain clear. Don't worry. Baba loves you, that is what really matters."

Baba would comfort us, "You fall, you stumble, falter, but if you don't fall, how will I be able to exercise my infinite compassion? Remember when you stumble, my hand is extended to lift you up."

All that matters is to remember Baba. Do not harp on and brood over your weaknesses, your failings and your failures; that will lead you nowhere. What counts on the path of love is to begin to remember Baba more and more.

IS THAT SO?, p. 83, ed. Bill Le Page
1985 © Bill Le Page


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