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Baba has showed two ways for the attainment of this goal, the path of love and the path of truth. Both these paths are so intermingled that any attempt to put them into watertight compartments would be to lose the value of both. By love Baba does not mean to love His physical form but to love the Baba seated in everyone, to love the whole creation, which is the manifested form of Baba. To love Baba is to love His creation; to serve Baba is to serve His creation. To love Baba and to dislike one's neighbor would be absolutely incongruous. Jesus meant the same thing when He said, "Love thy neighbor as thyself. " St. John said, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God. He that lovest not knoweth not God; for God is love. "

 

Baba says that this divine love is impossible without divine grace. For obtaining this grace, obedience is required, and for perfect obedience, surrenderance to God or a Perfect Master is necessary.

 

In view of "Baba alone is," one wonders how to interpret Baba's message of love. If Baba alone is, then who is the lover and who is the beloved? Baba must try to love Baba! This is Baba's message of Truth, of the one unity in creation, behind the apparent diversity seen by most of us. This is the unity Baba so often talks about. This unity can never be attained without love. It is this unity which alone can bring about world peace and prosperity. When this unity is realized, the words jealousy, hatred, selfishness, malice, etc., will have to be removed from the dictionary. When this unity is realized, all vices will disappear. Baba has come to sow the seed of love in us and to awaken us to this state of unity.

 

If Baba alone is, then the question of the false "I" or ego does not arise at all. The ego is false and never did exist. Let us try to analyze the meaning of "Baba alone is" still further in our daily lives. Suppose you say, "I got up this morning at 5 o'clock." We have already seen that "I" does not exist; it is false; then who got up? Secondly, in eternity there is no time and space and so how could there be a morning and 5 o'clock? Thirdly, you who are really God or Baba and always supra-awake, how could you have gone to sleep? Thus one sees how ridiculous it is to say, "I got up this morning at 5 o 'clock, " or "I did this, " or "I love Baba. "

 

Every human action is done with the "I" thought, showing what depths of ignorance we are in. We, who are Baba, by our ignorance, think ourselves to be X, Y, or Z. Though we are Baba, and even though Baba reminds

 

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