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The spiritual potential of those in the film-world, though in no way different from that of those outside it, must often be differently expressed. You can, even as an actor, experience and express divinity. In the world of the motion picture and by its means you can learn and you can teach. But, if you do not find love or happiness, truth or fulfillment in yourself, you cannot truly impart them to your audience. You cannot inspire, unless you are yourself inspired; nor can you awaken love in insensitive souls without yourself being pierced by it.

 

The actor has to realize that real and living beauty is made manifest only by discovering and releasing the spiritual potential within himself. Artifice can, no doubt, do much to heighten the fresh and radiant beauty that is natural to youth. But this is artifice, and not art, and such transient beauty is poles apart from real beauty. Without vision your art will be shallow; do not therefore hesitate to glean that vision from the Great Ones. This will give you a living inspiration, bringing fulfillment in your life.

 

So my message to the film-world is: Do not play to the gallery or the salary, but play also to the Infinite within. Live in the presence of God, even while acting your part, so that you can be true to yourself, to your partners and employers, and to the larger and one Indivisible Life of which you are each an inseparable part. If the world is a stage, God is the only producer, and you can never be anything but a trivial actor if you are not in unison with Him.

 

"GURU BABA"

Guru-Brahma, Guru-Vishnu
Guru-Devo Maheshwarah
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma
Thasmai Shree Gurave Namah
Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu,
Guru is God the Great Lord of All (Shiva)
Guru is verily the visible Absolute!
My prostration, to Him, the Perfect Guru.
 
—Krishnaji

 

 

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