He, however, is not merely expected to be firm on the path. The Master gives him the necessary strength and is always behind him with all the infinite powers attendant upon his spiritual perfection.
The Master voluntarily chooses to come to the world for its upliftment, in spite of all its painful shortcomings and perversities. He may choose to give the benefit of his vision and powers to the worst of sinners. And when such a sinner sincerely makes the most of this benefit, he can in due time surpass even the best of saints who have not the humility to surrender themselves to a Truth-realized Master, in spite of their plodding on the Path by the momentum of their temperament. Those who have the advantage of being taken up by the Master do not have to follow different spiritual Paths or Yoga in their separateness. All of them get beautifully welded into one without any need for special efforts.
In sincere surrenderance to the Master, the disciple comes very near to the stopping of the mind, which is the object of most yogic processes. In thinking day and night of the Master, the disciple nearly achieves the ultimate objective of the diverse practices of meditation and concentration. By putting the work of the Master above his own personal needs, he achieves the aim of all renunciation. In obeying the Master at any cost and serving him selflessly, he nearly arrives at the culmination of the Path of Action. In understanding the Master as he is, he comes to the end of the Path of knowledge. And in loving the Master above everything else, he becomes one with him as Truth and thus attains Godhood, which is the ultimate goal of all search and endeavor. When the time is ripe, the realization of divinity comes inevitably through the Master. It is never given before the time is ripe: but it is also never held up even for a split second after the time is ripe.
Sisters and Brothers: I am very very happy to see you with our Beloved Master, Shri Meher Baba. Our love to Baba has brought us all here. There are many kinds of love, but always remember three kinds of love: -
1st, the greatest love, is the love of the Master and this love must predominate; it will make our hearts free from greed and gain.
2nd love, means love to each other and help to each other, and this means that one is ready to help another without any selfish thought.
3rd love, the third love means to help another indirectly. Suppose you have no means to help, but you can make an effort to find those who can help. When you contact the Master and stay with Him you must become like an empty glass. If you bring your glass full of mud, how can the Master fill the glass with milk? When we live with Master we do not have to imitate Him, but we must do as Master says. Example: - "Mun geya toe janay day mut jenay day Sherir." "When your mind thinks of