THE REAL STARVATION
He then explained Kabir's famous verses:
He said the verses referred to body, mind, spirit, self.
Continuing, Baba said:
In order to know Itself Paramatma took form (Jivatman) but It also got karma at the same time and karma means sanskaras or mental impressions. Now none can escape karma (the impressions of actions on the mind), but he can, and must, act in such a way that opposite sanskaras are found to counterbalance the first ones.
Devotion, charities, prayers, bhajans, kirtans, Name-repetitions,
etc., make such opposite sanskaras and burn away the ones already
made; while tapascharya (austerities, starvation and yoga, etc.)
create bindings. The Real Starvation is when the mind, not the
body, is starved.
THE SILENT WORD, p. 286, Francis Brabazon
1978 © Meher Baba Foundation