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THE ORIGINATOR OF THIS JOKE

Meher Baba

 
Life is a mighty joke. He who knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem day and night but will find himself incapable of knowing it.

Why?

People take life seriously, and God lightly; whereas we must take God seriously, and life lightly. Then we know that we always were the same and will ever remain the same — the originator of this joke.

This Knowledge is not achieved by reasoning, but it is the Knowledge of experience.
 

HOW A MASTER WORKS, p. 537, Ivy O. Duce
1975 © Sufism Reoriented, Inc.

               

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