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  • "I want you to feel that I am one of you and that is why I am now sitting here on the ground with you all. I am on the level of each one of you. Whether poor, rich, small, big, I am like each of you. But I am approachable only to those who love Me.
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    "Only those who can lose themselves in My love will find them-selves in Me. This is not an idle talk, but an authoritative statement that eternally I have been, and will be, always the slave of My lovers."

     

  • "Modesty is weakness but humility is strength. A world of difference, therefore, exists between the two. The moment you say, `I say in all humility,' the very expression is the expression of the ego in you. Even if in your mind, you feel that you are humble, you are feeling egotism.
  • "The difficulty does not end even if with true honesty you try to express true humility. An obstacle, like the thought as to what others may think of your expression of humility, is bound to come. In modesty, you are constantly pestered with thoughts about your correct behavior to such an extent that an inferiority complex is self-created in you, and that is not strength but weakness.

     

    "No sooner humility is given an expression, it is no longer humility. It is humbug to give deliberate expression to humility. The life of humility is to be lived spontaneously and it should not give rise to any other thoughts either about humility or about modesty. humility or about modesty. For example, suppose you undertake to clean a latrine, but when you actually begin to do so, you cannot help getting the stink, whereas a sweeper who cleans them all his life will remain unaffected by it. Similarly, the person who parades humility is like the one who feels the stink when cleaning a latrine, whereas the person who lives the life of humility, is like the sweeper who is not only immune to the stink but who also remains absolutely unmindful about what others think about him and his job because he actually lives the life of a sweeper.

     

    "To have to try to be humble is also humbug. You must be so natural that your life becomes humility personified, which is then all strength, free from any weaknesses.

     

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