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"I do not object to having Centres. There, lovers of Baba can meet and exchange their ideas and feeling of love for me. But there should be concord. There must be a spirit of giving in. Today we must fix something—whether to have Centres or to dissolve them. The only solution is to become like dust in my work.

 

"But what do you understand by becoming like dust? How will you become like dust? If you could do what I ask you to do, what else could you be but like dust? It is extremely difficult for you to do what I ask you to do. It is only possible when your heart is kindled with love for me. If you cannot love me as I ought to be loved, at least try to hold fast to my 'daaman.' I will help you. Dust never complains even though we walk over it, trample upon it or use it in any way we like. If any number of calamities befall you and still you keep a smiling face, this may lead you to become like dust. You can become like dust only if you possess the highest type of love for me. Becoming dust-like is the only link that would bring you together."

 

Referring to the older members of the group, Baba said, “As one grows old one is possessed by a peculiar spirit of expectation. He feels that the youngsters are purposely ignoring him or even hating him. My great expectation about you all, young and old, is that you should not entertain any expectation at all. Let the Centres newly created by you all be your school. Remember that every one has his own peculiar way of expressing his love for me; so try to behave like brothers. Let there be concord among yourselves. Try to accommodate one another. For the present continue my work at the Centers as best as you can till the forthcoming Sahavas Congregation, to be held in January-February, ‘58.

 

"In the congregation I will set definite principles. Those who want to follow me will have to abide by these principles. For the coming Sahavas program, lovers will be coming from the various parts of the world. It will be the most important phase of my incarnation. During the period of the Sahavas Congregation I shall work with full force. At that time I will lay down certain definite principles and they will be of real and lasting value. I intend to destroy the bindings of all superfluous ceremonies. The times when Jesus and Krishna lived were different; the present time is altogether different. I have to tell the people according to the needs of the time.

 

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