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The Hidden Treasure Of The Self

By MEHER BABA

 

HERE IS NOT A CREATURE, but is destined for the Supreme Goal, even as there is not a river, but is on its winding way to the ocean; but, in the human form alone, is consciousness so developed, that it is capable of reflecting and expressing the glory and perfection of his own True and Highest Self, which is, at the same time, the Self of  All.

 

Man is kept away from inheriting the Hidden Treasure of the ineffable Fulfillment and Plentitude, by his own self-accumulated and sanskaric ignorance. Sanskaras or impressions are the inevitable deposits left by the arduous evolutionary descent into the human form and human consciousness; they are like the dust that gathers on the pilgrim as he treads The Path. In the human form, which is the highest, the Divine Life is still enmeshed in these sanskaric deposits in the mind. Its expression is, therefore, necessarily curtailed and distorted through the diverse and distracting moments of the sanskaras, which keep consciousness pinned down to the enticing panorama of that which is false and phenomenal.

 

One by one, the multicolored attachments to the false have to be relinquished; and one by one, the sanskaric faggots that feed the deceptive fires of the separative ego, have to be surrendered in favor of the imperative claims of the invincible Flame of the Truth. Thus and thus only can man ascend to the pinnacle of Divine Attainment which is the endless beginning of Life Eternal.

 

The Life in Eternity knows no bondage, decay or sorrow, and it is the everlasting and ever-renewing self-affirmation of conscious and illimitable Divinity. The clouds of sanskaras have to disappear completely before the sky of consciousness is illumined by the Inextinguishable Light of God; Who is the Real Self of All. My mission is to help you to inherit this hidden Treasure of the Self, and all, who earnestly seek it, have my blessings.

 

― Reprinted by special permission from Messages of Meher Baba

Theme for Meditation . . . given by Baba to a devotee:

“There is One Supreme Soul in All, and I long to become One with It.”

 

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