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"The lover feels that all life is meaningless, and now the fear of death has also gone away. In love there is no fear.

 

“For those who are earnest, the Path and the Goal become the same. Therefore, go on trying." Baba added, "Hafiz consoles the lover that if all efforts fail in bringing him to the Beloved, the lover should leave everything to the Beloved's Will."

 

Adi then sang a ghazal. Baba explained: “Those who step into the domain of Love think that they have reached the destination. Only God knows what a foolish thought it is. Hafiz says that when first he walked on the beach, he thought that he had already got the Pearl; but little did he know that he would have to face the waves, the storms and whirlpools, and that he would have to dive deep into the ocean before getting the Pearl.

 

"The lover says he has grown so much in love that he quenches his thirst by thirst itself! Hafiz says that you yourself are the curtain between yourself and God. Remove yourself and you will realize God. This is as difficult as sleeping soundly and yet remaining fully conscious. This impossibility becomes a possibility by my Nazar (Grace).

 

"On the slightest indication or hint from his Beloved, the lover gives all that he possesses in this world and the next. The only thing he considers his own is his love for his Beloved."

 

After this Harry Kenmore was asked to recite the Parvardigar and the Repentance prayers. Baba then went into the side room and talked to the Mandali for a short while. Later Baba continued the explanation of the ghazal Adi had sung: "The true lover has no interest in palaces and things of this world. For him each breath that he draws reveals to him a new world.

 

"Only those eyes which have intense longing for the sight of the Beloved can have some idea of the secret of that intoxication which the Beloved's eyes impart. One who is not advanced on the Path and gives tall talks on wine and wine jar, cannot fathom the knowledge of the Master who knows from the beginningless beginning the secrets of the Wine and the Wine Jar.

 

"Those who are raw in love, do not know of the pain they give to their Beloved. That love which gives the slightest bit of burden to the Beloved is not love."

 

Baba then went to his room while the Mandali had lunch. He returned at 12:40 P.M. to be with the Mandali and a few of us. Some more lovers

 

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