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(Continued_from_page_15)... American, puts his finger on what ails us when he writes: “... It is a dangerous illusion to assume that the majority of citizens in the United States are Christian in the original sense ...” Intertwined with the story of America’s material enterprise, the conquest of the continent, the exploitation of its natural resources, the outreach of American trade, inventions and economic influence in every past of the world, there is the other story, the story of spiritual courage and self-denial and self-giving. Dr. Douglass comes to the conclusion that now that the land in hard truth is for the most part not Christian at all any more, a Christian mission has to be undertaken in a wholly original spirit.

 

Would not a return to quietism he conducive to rejuvenating our spiritual life, to bringing our ethics and out entire conduct to the same level as our technical achievements? I am satisfied that a study of Indian religion will reveal that, rather than being antagonistic to our Christian way of thinking, it will deepen, widen our spiritual life. We are so full of ourselves, of our knowledge, our achievements, our virtues, that God finds no place where to enter into our souls and make Himself heard. Let us listen to the Teacher who is the Soul of our soul and in the profound stillness of the whole soul, we may hear the “still small voice” of the Divine Teacher who dwells in all of as. We may then learn to understand what it is to “lose one ’s self in order to find one’s self.”

 

To live such a life, we do not have to become hermits. The most important lesson which can be drawn from the Bhagavad-Gita ”is that spiritual man can reach at-one-ness with divine Life in the midst of worldly affairs. The impediments to that at-one-ness are not outside, but inside of our-selves. From the little I know of MEHER BABA ’S teachings, I would say that this conforms with his message

 

 

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