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and less for ourselves, and our crude sense of ego is gradually diminished and transmuted. He who, driven by love, thinking as little as he can of his own self, and regarding all as the forms of the One Self, serves others, regardless of caste, creed and colour, is a Karma yogi, though he may not be intentionally aspiring to Self-realization.

 

Doubts may assail such persons, difficulties they may have to face, disappointments they may have to meet, but they would be false to themselves if owing to doubts, difficulties or disappointments, they stop practicing all possible service, in other words, Karma yoga. Regardless of results, they must go on working, all the while thinking that they are but doing their duty for God, and it is God Himself that makes them work; never thinking, "I am doing this," and "I am doing that," while serving others. The finite egotism comes into play as soon as that "I" takes hold of one's mind. The ego persists till the last stage of the Path or Gnosis. Not until the seventh stage of the Path is reached and God-consciousness is achieved, can the ego be completely transmuted from finite to Infinite. It is only in this stage that the false "I" (individual ego) disappears for good and the Real "I" reappears for all time. This is the state of "Christ-Consciousness;" to which Jesus referred when He said, "I and My Father are One;" and which implies living simultaneously in the Infinite and in the finite.

 

To be continued   in  Volume 3 Number 1 Page 33

 

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LATEST NEWS ABOUT BABA

 

The following are excerpts from letters from India, giving us a few tidbits of news of the Master's life since the time of the Pandharpur Visit, described in this issue.

 

Satara, February 16, 1955

 

“… I'll begin with Baba's 40 days' program and give you the general outline: Baba and a few close disciples observed an all-night vigil, listening to a Qawwali singer, on the night preceding the special phase of work which began on December 1st.

 

"The first 10 days Baba fasted on one meal a day; the next 10 on liquids only; the last 20 on coffee and fruit-juice (he had twice of each daily). We were particularly anxious about this last phase of fasting because darling

 

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