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But what does a Perfect Master do? He makes the self turn completely around, make a complete roundabout turn, and the self disappears. The self goes, and God remains.

 

“The question is, how is individuality retained? The stamp of individuality remains, it is left behid [sic-behind] to say: 'I am God', 'Beryl is God.' Jesus said, 'I am God.' This stamp or mark remains. It is still real individuality. Remember the Real Self is within. When helped by a Perfect Master, the Real Self is removed, the imprint that remains is the original individuality. That is as far as I can explain it or touch your understanding. The Real Self is removed and the Real Individuality remains as an imprint.

 

"Suppose this is the infinite ocean. It is full of drops. Each drop is the ocean as long as it is not separate. So there are innumerable drops in the ocean. One says, 'I am stone;' another says 'I am man,’ ‘l am woman,' 'I am this,' 'I am that' . . . Suppose there are three drops whose Real Self is removed and God remains; but the individuality is there. So Purdom (one drop) says ‘I am God' and his experience of his own ocean of bliss is continuous, without a break. Another drop, called Lud, is from the same ocean. Its Real Self is removed, individuality remains, and says the same thing: 'I am God'; and Beryl says 'I am God.' Three drops of the ocean say the same thing but the experience is individual. It's so easy to understand . . . so difficult to attain," Baba concluded. Harry said, "Let’s start!"

 

"So what happens when you are pushed into the seventh plane? You leave your false self and also the Real Self and instantaneously you experience yourself as God."

 

Baba called for an intermission. Some, of course, remained clustered about his chair, especially the children. On resumption he said, "Have you all heard of Saint Mira? In India everyone knows her. People sing the bhajans sung by Mira in praise of Krishna. Mira was a very beautiful girl. She was the wife of a royal prince of a wealthy family in North India, who later became king. She loved Krishna with all her heart, but did not live at the time of Krishna, who lived 5,000 years ago. Mira lived 200 or 300 years ago. Her husband did not like the way she was going about on the streets, for she was the queen and queens did not mix with the crowd. She would enter the huts of the poor, the name of Krishna on her lips as she sang. She suffered many trials and threats to test her love for Krishna: she was locked up in a

 

[sic correction taken from Volume 6 No. 1 page 35-webmaster JK 2008]

 

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