THE CLIMAX OF GOOD IS LOVING
Law deals individually and also in multitudes of the same type. Your taking birth at a certain time, your giving up the body at a certain time is all according to law which shapes your actions. You are not responsible. But what about those who all die at one and the same moment like thousands in earthquakes? Law gathers all of the similar types in one country and ends it in one time.
When the plant grows into a big tree, it is not conscious of it, not responsible but law shapes it, brings out of it what is there. When you were a baby, you were not conscious how you grew up. It is so natural because law does it. From childhood to old age you feel the same yourself, only when you look in the mirror you know it, and most of the time you forget you have got old. This law so establishes itself, there is no escape. It grows into a habit which can never be shaken off.
Law asserts itself as soon as your are born. The puppy does not open its eyes when it is born. It feels hungry and searches for mother's milk. Law's grip is eternal till you go beyond law, then you are free. Shams says, "You think binding to a Master is binding and all life is free to do what you like; but you are bound by hunger, sleep, etc, and have body-binding, the greatest binding. But this one binding of faith and love to the Master is sure to free you from all universal bindings."
Being good is a good binding. You must be good or bad. Bad is like bound wrists. Good is like bound feet. Kabir writes beautifully about this, "God keeps your hands free so that you can even unbind your feet."
Be good. It pays! Bad makes you mad. Good takes you to God, and the best way to become good is to serve others and try to make others happy. The climax of good is loving. Bad is anger, getting excited, etc; good is forgiving. Biting is bad, but to be bit is good. If you offer your cheek, knowing you could easily wring their neck, that is excellent.
GLOW International, August 1996, p. 13, ed. Naosherwan Anzar
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