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Adi K. Irani

Baba says, "I am present in your heart." But why is it that you do not feel it? He says, "Because you do not love. Because you are not present there. That's why. I reside in your heart. When I see that you are not present, I go to sleep. I am asleep in your heart. You have to wake Me up. And the only thing that can awaken Baba in your heart is love, is constant remembrance, and nothing else."

Imagine that a mother and child are sleeping, and the child wakes up and wants milk. What does he do? He shouts, wails and perhaps pats his mother to wake her up so that she will feed him some milk. We have to be like a child and try to wake Him up. He is asleep.

All along He has been asleep within us because we have paid no attention to Him. We should start right from this moment paying attention and trying to wake up Meher Baba, who is all-pervading and so much in our hearts.

He says that we will be able to see Him and feel Him, and that once we awaken Him the result will be that we will enjoy all-knowledge, all-power and all-bliss. The Sat-Chit-Anand state which Meher Baba says He enjoys, will come to us. We will be able to experience it.

We will be able to enjoy life, and there will be no fear of life here or hereafter — no fear of losing money, no fear of losing name, no fear of losing reputation, no fear of death. Death has to come, but without fear. It will be all joy and all bliss.

Baba says He is the Ocean of Love. He is the Ocean of everything. And when we wake Him up in our hearts by loving Him very much then His experience, which is that of the Ocean of Love, will be our destiny.

We will be able to live as the Ocean and not as a drop, a helpless small man. Though in the same body, we will be inwardly all aflame with His Love. We shall even experience the same knowledge, the same power and the same bliss which He does.


JUST TO LOVE HIM, pp. 110-111
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