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"There are two types of ego; one is the false ego which has wants and desires--'I want this, I want that'—until this false I is annihilated. When it is annihilated, a transformation takes place, the false I is replaced by the real I and then that experience that 'I am free from wanting or desires' is gained. 'I am Infinite, I am one with God,' that Ego is the Real Ego."

 

Baba continued to explain that although we understood this intellec­tually, thinking is still there. That means duality. This is not real experience, and is not the Real Ego. There cannot be any compromise, there is only one in One; we have to become one with God and no compromise. If God is within us, and we know that God is powerful, then we must be all-powerful. Why do we feel helpless? God who is all Power, resides within us. What is the cause of feeling helpless?

 

Baba said to take it slowly, try to accept and digest it; and gradually, if you try, it will unfold that Baba is the Lord of the Universe. All are One, we are all God, and yet all feel so helpless. Why? Because there is a veil, a sort of veil, that veils us from God. We ourselves are the veil. Our eyes look outward so cannot see this. Baba said His Grace is the mirror. If His Grace is bestowed, it reveals our true Self in an instant. Baba said it is very difficult to have His Grace... one in a million can have it. One must completely drown in the Ocean of His Love, to find His Grace there; otherwise there is compromise. There is only one way to find God, to drown in the Ocean of Love . . . no compromise.

 

Baba continued this discourse by explaining the many types of love, the so-called love of the world where happiness is not to be found, only misery and happiness. Once you experience bliss, it is continuous, Baba said.

 

I always think of Baba as "speaking," although He has been silent for 30 years. This was because of His vibrant Presence and the quick beauty of His expressive hands as Eruch interpreted His meanings. Baba then invited those of us who could leave their responsibilities and had sufficient funds for their return fare, to come to India towards the end of October, 1957, for a world gathering of Baba lovers. The place for the gathering in India was to be arranged later. Francis and Adi compiled the list of names of the Sydney and Melbourne people who had accepted this wonderful invitation. After 10 o'clock the meeting finished and we gathered outside.

 

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