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Meher Baba

Question: Why does God, who is so kind and merciful, give suffering and pain to so many?

Answer: "God has nothing to do with this. God is all one-in-one. He is aloof and yet so attached that whatever is done is by His law of love and will. For example, when you sleep you enjoy a dream, and the enjoyment is so intense that this dream of happiness does not wake you soon. But if in the midst of the dream you suddenly saw a snake, you would at once wake up. This is the law of God. God is neither merciful nor cruel in your 'awakened' state."


TREASURES FROM THE MEHER BABA JOURNALS (1938-1942), p. 134, ed Jane Barry Haynes
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