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and many win first prizes. There is one very interesting thing: it is an ancient custom in North India to greet one another in the morning with the words 'Sita Rama' or 'Jai Rama' instead of 'good morning.' Now they say 'Jai Baba' although the custom is thousands of years old.

 

"Many workers are putting their hearts into work for me but there are differences among the workers. All their differences arise through intense love for me. In this country Ivy has a small group, and yet there are differences. Is that true, Don?" Don Stevens answered, "Here and there." Baba continues, "In a big group, there are big differences. So in Andhra I had to spend a whole night in Rajamundry discoursing on work. But in spite of doing their best to follow my instructions, difficulties remained; so at the sahavas they had complaints to make. Instead of talking to each individually, I gave them a five-minute discourse on work."

 

ON BABA'S WORK

"Baba" is the Avatar of the age, and the greatest work anyone can do is to love "Baba" as "Baba" ought to be loved. He alone who can love "Baba" does "Baba's" work. What is "Baba's" work? It is to tell people who "Baba" is and that "Baba" says one should love all, slander none, have a pure heart and not make others suffer for one's own comfort and pleasure. If Baba's workers themselves lack these qualities, how can they tell others of what "Baba" says, and work as "Baba's" workers? On the contrary, such workers have no share in doing "Baba's" work. They are a burden in "Baba's" work.

 

There are two types of workers: There is one who tells people who "Baba" is and what "Baba" says, and himself acts and lives as I want My worker do be in life. There is another, who also loves Me in his own way and lacks the qualities desired by Me. When such a one, instead of doing My work haphazardly, confesses his incapacity to others, and tells them what I want them to do, there is no binding created for the worker and no burden felt by Me on behalf of such a worker. The worker should be bold and candid enough to admit and try to overcome his weaknesses before he attempts to preach what "Baba" says. In doing "Baba’s" work there is one great difficulty. The workers have love for "Baba” no doubt, but at the same time they have their characteristic weaknesses. The great difficulty resides in the expression of one's ego—the feeling of self-importance by which one is possessed, despite one's best efforts do lose it. The heart is for weakening

 

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