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8

BABA ON SUFFERING

In the course of a general conversation, while some members were sitting about Baba near the Dhuni Fire at Meherabad, after returning from a journey by car, Baba conveyed some hints, through signs, about His spiritual workings. According to what was understood then, Baba said: "The worry and troubles of the whole world are all due to 'thinking'; that soon He was going to take over this 'thinking' of everyone upon Himself, and as a result thereof, most probably His health would be seriously affected. It would be no wonder if He would be so pulled down and weak that some of the Mandali would have to administer food and water to Him.

 

When asked why there should be such an awkward and painful process, Baba further conveyed that "it is beyond your intellect to understand. You won't understand it—yet, it must be done. It is essential for the future workings, which would be tremendous, and affect the whole world. It is the duty of the God-Realized Saliks (those who are also conscious of the world) to give an onward push to the subtle universe. But the 'Head' has also to prepare the Circle, and make its members realize God, as well as give an onward push to the gross universe. When the Perfect Masters give such a 'push'—they have to work for it. They have to come down from the 'Nirvikalpa' (Ananda or Eternal Bliss) State, which is located in the human body at the top or crown of the head, and take their position in the 'Brahmand' or center position. This point is also called the 'junction' between the Upper Bliss State and the lower human form, from where one can see the whole of the lower parts of the body (equivalent to seeing the whole chain of past lives and forms that one had to pass through before God-Realization). The uppermost (crown) state is only 'Bliss' State.

 

"A duty is imposed on some selected few of these God-Realized Ones (those who are in the topmost Bliss State) to come down to the junction and bring up those in the world who are worthy to be taken up, that is worthy to be God-Realized, because of their preparedness.

 

“But this (preparedness) does not come offhand and quickly. It requires ages and ages of suffering and sacrifice, and deep connection with a God-Realized Guru. It is after all these age-long sufferings that one is deemed worthy of being admitted into a Circle for God-Realization.

 

"God-Realization means the absolute destruction of all sanskaras, the absolutely 'stopped' state of mind, void of all thinking. This is very, very

 

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