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Once you were a child; now you have grown up. During the period from childhood up to now you have gone through moments of great joys and sorrows, Where has all that gone? The fact is neither joy nor sorrow was there; it is due to maya that you think of and experience things, which have no foundation. Within 20 or 30 years you will also forget the thoughts and events of today. So the best thing for you to do is just to love me. Love me honestly, work for me, I alone endure; all else is but a passing show! There should not be any trace of show in the work you do for me. You should have no expectations of reward for any work you do. In fact, I am much pleased and happy with your love and work. Don't worry.

 

Remember one thing. The time has come. After one year this body will definitely leave me. Show your mettle in this period: it is the time. The world will do my work when I am not physically here. There is no doubt of my being God personified. You love one another—as my workers, and then give that love to others. I know your family, financial and other difficulties. There is nothing more to tell you. The "dark cloud" is near to bursting. As soon as I return from America and Australia you will find what I say will come to pass. This body of yours is a temporary phenomenon, you cannot come to terms with it. But it is a great thing if you are near me on this physical plane. I tell you all, all this is a dream. You do not realize It. When you are asleep and dreaming and I give you a sharp slap in the dream, you become wide awake. Only then you do realize that it was all just a dream. If you serve others let your service be honest. Think of me always.

 

• On 24th February, 1958, Baba said: This is my last sahavas and tomorrow (25th February, 1958) will be my last birthday celebration. It might also mean that even my body may drop. But I will ever live in you, all my lovers. After my return from the West there will he no darshan and no sahavas programs. This is definite: So love me more and more. Be honest in your love for me. Try to serve others with love. I give you all my blessing.

 

• When someone asked Baba whether the physical body was the false "I," Baba said: That which asks this question is the false " I." He who translates and those who hear the translation — all this is false "I."

 

When one says "I am Eruch," "I am hungry," "I am happy," "l am a Muslim," this is one’s false "l" speaking. A man bows down and worships Allah as the only Reality: at the same time, while bowing down his mind is

 

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