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and act lovingly towards all mankind, irrespective of caste, creed and position, taking God to be present in each and every one.

 

To realize God, we must love Him, losing ourselves in His Infinite Self. We can love God by surrendering to the Perfect Master who is God's personal Manifestation. We can also love God by loving our fellow-beings, by giving them happiness at the cost of our own happiness, by rendering them service at sacrifice of our interests and by dedicating our lives at the altar of selfless or. When we love God intensely through any of these channels, we finally know Him to be our own Self.

 

The beginning of real love is obedience, and the highest aspect of this love which surpasses that of love itself, is the aspect which culminates into the perfect obedience or supreme resignation to the Will and Wish of the Beloved. In this love are embodied all Yogas known to saints and seekers.

 

—MEHER BABA

 

 

 

The Need of a Teacher

 

By CHARLES PURDOM

 

Ed. Note: This article was written for "Everyman," the English magazine of which Mr. Purdom was then Editor, after he had just met Meher Baba in London, 1931. Since then it has been quoted and re-quoted in regard to the Master; and, as it is now out of print, we are happy to reprint it with the permission of the author. For a review of "God To Man and Man To God, " his new edition of the Master 's Discourses, turn to page 43.

 

I intended to return this week to the discussion of literature in its relation to life, which is my proper work on this page. But there is one subject referred to in passing in the articles on a Plan of Life to which, judging from letters I have received, I must give further attention. This is the question of teachers or masters in the art of life. There is no doubt that people feel the need of teachers. Are they really necessary? If so, how can we recognize them, and what should be our relation to them?

 

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