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To live for God is very simple to say; to pretend to live such a life is simple too. To live for God in truthfulness is also a very simple life. Concerning a life to be led for God, let us take three instances of three different persons. One enjoys talking about it most of the time without caring to live it. Another pretends to live it, and the third lives it truthfully. Because in each case, such a life is simple to talk about, simple to make appear true or simple to lead truthfully, its simplicity is likely to mislead a casual observer into an incorrect estimate of who is really living for God.

 

A true concept of God is simple. The existence of God is simple. But the human mind is full of complications. There is no complication in the concept of God, except what the mind creates. There is no complication in the existence of God, because He is beyond the horizon of mind. A poet say:

 

"In the ups and downs of thought, am I involved.

In your essential existence (Reality), there are no conflicts."

 

There is a normal man with his life with Baba. There is a normal man with his life by himself. Both kinds, as man, are exposed to diverse feelings, thoughts and actions. Both enjoy and suffer, fear and dare, judge and misjudge, work and rest, and yet are very different.

 

Without Baba, in general, one exists to live, and life becomes the object of one's living. With Baba as the personification of God, one lives to exist, and life does not captivate. Both can be called normal and natural, and yet are so different.

 

A mother nurses her own child. A nurse nurses someone else's child. The act of nursing is common and normal between the mother and the nurse. But there is a basic difference. The mother lives to nurse her own child and the nurse, for her own living, nurses some other's child. The difference of the mother in unselfishness is due to her love for her own child.

 

A Baba-man is similar to any other man in general, who is normally a mixture of good and bad, strength and weakness. But there is a basic difference in determination. The object in life of a Baba-man is dedication of all he thinks, feels and does; whereas that of another in general is acquisition of all he thinks, feels and does. A Baba-man works to acquire and sacrifice, thus progressing towards Freedom from illusion. Another sacrifices to possess, thus getting increasingly involved in illusion. The activity of heart, head and body of both may look similar. In expression both may appear alike; but in the depths they are widely divergent. A Baba-man fulfills the command.

 

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