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Then followed the discourse on:

GOD

In the sub-human stage, the consciousness of false self or false "I," which is very slight, provides scope for evolution. In the human form the evolution of consciousness is completed and the consciousness becomes full. Love comes into play actively for the first lime. As love plays the part more actively and fully, the false "I" begins to get consumed more and more. Eventually, when love is at it’s zenith, the false "I" gets totally consumed by love; this results in consummation of both lover and love at the altar of the Beloved. Neither does the lover remain in love, nor does love reign supreme over the lover: the goal is attained. The Beloved is supreme over his self: there is nothing except the Beloved: everything else is consumed.

 

"I will now explain what cannot be explained. You all should try your best to understand what cannot be explained.

 

"Here is Beryl. You, Beryl, are the infinite ocean, but as a drop of that ocean you have three layers. You see, hear and smell, do this and do that, not from within but through your eyes, your nose, your outer layer. That which you see is from the outer layer of your infinite self of which you are the drop. Beryl does not see the Infinite through the outer layer. Beryl uses energy, becomes active and so forth. That is not you. You don't go anywhere. You are infinite. It is the drop that sees and moves, and as a drop you feel limitations. If your hand is cut off, your legs are cut off, you always feel that you are Beryl. You are not the hand, not the body, it is the mind that makes you think you are limited."

 

Baba called for a hat, a pillow, a pen, a box and a notebook. "Here is Beryl, the Infinite, in the shape of a hat. Beryl is unlimited; she is infinite. There is no end to her. But Beryl eats, drinks, does everything through these layers (Baba points to the notebook, pen and box on the pillow). What is required is that Beryl, instead of doing things in this outer direction (crown of hat), turns inwardly and sees everything as infinite. Just a turn (Baba turns the hat around, so that it opens to the opposite side), and she sees herself as infinite. If you drop one layer, there is another, and so forth. You continue to see illusion through the layers. If you take a complete turn, you experience yourself as infinite." Baba put the hat on himself, to everyone's delight!

 

"Now the point is, how should Beryl do this? It is impossible, became since millions of births she has formed the habit of looking in one direction. Just as when you are born you see what is in front of you and continue to

 

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