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You yourself are the veil, and it is not possible for you to lift it . . . this veil which is yourself. Your eyes, which are quite small, can see a vast panorama and all the objects contained in it, but they cannot see themselves. To see themselves a mirror is required. So, when the mirror of My Grace descends, your own True Self is revealed in an instant.

 

"But how can you obtain My Grace? It is very difficult. Only one in a million can have that. You must drown yourself completely in the ocean of My Love, then you will find My grace there. If you cannot bear to drown yourself, then there is compromise. There can be no compromise if you want Me.

 

"What is this love? There are volumes of books on love. . . but they cannot give you love. Love wants to give itself. It does not want anything for itself. It wants only to give. Now you have a wife and you love her very much . . . you want to possess her for yourself. It is a great love you have for her—you do not want to be separated from her for a moment; you feel lost if she even talks with someone else. But this craving for possession is your selfishness and breeds jealousy and fear. You do not look for your wife's happiness, but only towards your own selfishness.

 

"Now in the divine love of which we were speaking, there are two stages: in the first stage there is the longing for the Oneness of Union with the Beloved; and of course in that is craving—'I want to be one with God.' But in the next step, the lover does not want anything of His Beloved, he feels satisfied in pleasing the Beloved under all circumstances. And that is the only love which can be called real love. In the so-called love, abiding happiness is not to be found, there is only happiness and misery."

 

 

THE THREE SEEKERS:

 

There were three different men who came to see Baba. The first said, "I do not want anything, Baba, I only want God." This made Baba very happy. Then he said, "I am not very well—if I had good health I would not want anything else, only God." Gradually he told Baba about his various difficulties—he had a big family whom he had to look after. In the end, Baba said to him, "You want health and wealth for yourself and your family—all this, and then lastly, God."

 

The second man said: "I want to be with you always, Baba. I want to serve you. I have nothing to do with the world now, and I do not want

 

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