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time had been touched. There were also moments of some anxiety, when the crowds commencing to file past BABA, in their enthusiasm, were pressing on the dais, which several times shook so much that I feared the canopy might collapse on BABA'S head!

 

After it was all over, we visited a house in the town, and the streets were lined all the way; it was difficult to make a passage for the car. BABA gave several more darshans next day, and I got very tired and caught the most appalling cold in the head, the kind that glues one to the pillow. To make the story short, BABA'S program was all upset, and he had to leave behind M. to take me, when sufficiently recovered, on the long journey to Poona and civilization!

 

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"We should once and for all understand that no amount of learning, reading, teaching, reasoning and preaching, can give us Liberation. Vedantic expressions, Sufi talks, mystical words and philosophical statements take us nowhere spiritually. Religious conferences, spiritual societies and the so-called universal brotherhood are apt to bind the soul, rather than free it.

 

"Only when we transcend intellect and enter the domain of Love, can we aspire for Liberation. When Love for God reaches its zenith, we lose our-selves in the Beloved God and attain Eternal Liberation. Liberated ones are ever free from all illusory attachments. Good and bad, virtue and vice, cannot pollute the Ocean of Divine Truth .

 

"Perfection does not merely mean escaping from the Mayavic Law. Man become God is Perfection; but when man, after consciously becoming God, returns to gross consciousness as man, he has achieved the Supreme Perfection. Such a Perfect One is not only God, but lives the life of God as man. He is in Maya and simultaneously beyond it. He is amidst the law of karma but not bound by it. Whatever his actions, they are non-actions, for the actions which bind ordinary man, are not only non-binding when performed by a Perfect One, but are channels for his universal spiritual work of liberating mankind from the ignorance of Maya. The Perfect Ones are free from Freedom itself, and so are free even from the non-actions that they perform for their universal work. "    óMeher Baba

 

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