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Meher Baba's Fiery Life

(continued from page 6)

 

state, I would like you all to join me, to encourage me in asking God's forgiveness."

 

Everyone then stood up with BABA and with respectful attention heard GOD invoked as (1) "OM Parabrahma;" (2) "Ya-Yazdan;" (3) "La ilaha illallah;" (4) "O GOD, Father in Heaven;" . . . seven times by four of BABA'S men just before the prayer was read out as follows:

 

"We repent, 0 GOD most merciful, for all our sins, for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean; for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken; for every deed done that ought not to have been done.

 

"We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by selfishness, and for every deed, and word and thought inspired by hatred.

 

"We repent most specially for every lustful thought and for every promise given but not fulfilled, and for all slander and backbiting.

 

"Most specially also we repent for every action that has brought ruin to others, for every word and deed that has given others pain, and for every wish that pain should befall others.

 

"In your unbounded mercy we ask you to forgive us, O GOD, for all these sins committed by us, and to forgive us for our constant failures to think and speak and act according to your Will."

 

BABA and all continued to remain standing respectfully until the reading of the Marathi and Hindi translations of the Prayer were finished. When all were re-seated, BABA said, "For Dnyani and for Lover, these attachments and forgiveness for attachments do not exist. For the Dnyani, nothing exists but GOD. For him every one is GOD, everything is GOD, not merely through intellectual conviction, but, as I said yesterday, by actual becoming. He knows through conviction, he knows through continual experience from beginningless Beginning to endless End that he, and he alone, is.

 

"My message to the world, which has been a message throughout eternity, is Love. This Love has two aspects, and both these aspects are real. Any other attachment, which we, through ignorance, call love, is nothing but the illusion (of) Maya.

 

"Love for GOD Personal or Impersonal, with intense longing for Oneness with the Beloved, is the one aspect of real love. Such a Lover forgets

 

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