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done, how you arranged different programs in various villages, how some of my workers went from place to place in India, and what work they are doing at present—all is known to me. Even before you think of doing anything, I know you are going to do it. I also know about the drama program and various ballad-programs through which you are trying to serve me. You all say that God is omniscient, and you accept me as God incarnate and as omniscient. I am all-knowing. But what do you mean by God being omniscient?

 

In illusion, how I play my own game none knows. It is a fact that in illusion there is time and space. In reality there is no scope for time and space. Listen carefully; this is turning into a discourse, however much I wished not to give one. I tell you, 'till this moment nothing has happened; and after this moment, nothing will happen. Every moment of the present is the real moment. In the present is embodied the past and the future—in my real state from eternity. I am the Ancient One and the creation is my shadow: so I know what has happened and will happen before and after millions of years, which is nothing but illusion. What I want to tell you is that I know everything. I am in each of you and everywhere. As conscious real "I" in this false "I" of yours, I know everything. You exist as you were existing, because you were there, you are there and you will continue to be there. You have been caught here in the snare of Maya; and the accumulation of sanskaras (impressions) make you get more and more involved in Maya. For example, take a man who is sleeping. He dreams that a thief is trying to murder him. He wakes up in a fright. He is now afraid to go to sleep again lest he might again dream the same dream. And the real fret of it all is that all the time he knows that it was all in a dream! Even so, all this life is a dream. The past and future are not there. There is only the Eternal Now in the ever-lasting present.

 

• I will begin the talk by telling you not to worry! Whatever suffering may befall you, you should put up with it with full faith in and love for Baba. At the most what could happen? You might die. And it is so very obvious that you have to die one day; you have to drop this body sooner or later. Why not then think that your body is not there already and so act detached? One more thing you must remember: that is, be honest . I am in everyone and in everything. God is in everyone and in everything. And, because God is in everyone and everything, He knows everything. So be resigned completely to His will.

 

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