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only be God. What will be there after billions of years? God. Always God. This means that in Eternity there is no time. Nothing has ever happened, and nothing ever will happen. There is no time factor. Billions of years ago you were: today you are here, ever afterwards you will be. Today all that is happening is not happening, though this does not appear to be so now.

 

“When one has experience of Eternity, one knows that God is. To say that God was, is, and will be, is wrong. All Eternity is now present at this moment. So I say, 'God is.'

 

"Mona* was once here with you; she is no longer with you. The meaning is that she never was here with you; she always was in Eternity. Even I can not express this, but I try to do so as far as possible. It is beyond the intellect. What happened yesterday has produced a temporary effect; but the actual happening of yesterday has stopped, which means that nothing happened yesterday. The temporary effect is illusion. So it goes on: God and illusion running parallel. Illusion says everything is happening, God says nothing happens.

 

"When you are in the grip of the false 'I', which identifies itself with what happens, illusion governs you. But when you know the truth, you do not identify yourself with it. All we see, hear and experience in the world is not God. Whatever you can understand, is not God. Whatever is explained is not God. Whatever is expressed is not God. The poet says:

 

“The lover says to the Master: You have taught me something that has made me forget everything. You have created in me a desire that says, do not desire anything. You have given me that One Word which says, words mean nothing.

 

“And the lover says: Oh Master, I was seeking God and thought Him this and that. Now you have given me something of which even my imagination can not produce the shadow."

 

“It is all words. When you say Self, God, Infinity, they mean nothing. To attempt to understand by reading or hearing explanations is an insult to our beloved God, Who is beyond all understanding. The only answer is Love. If we love God, we become Him. There is no further question. But we must love with all our hearts, so that only God exists for us."

 

There followed some music. Then Ben Hayman came in and Baba welcomed him and asked him if he slept well, and said He was very happy to

 

*Mona De Vere, the 2nd wife of Malcolm Schloss, who died on January 31, 1954 in California. He died       Oct. 7, 1954 while visiting in New York right after he left India, then France. - JK webmaster

 

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