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Baba says, "So you want reminders to remember Me? My whole creation is a reminder to remember Me. What other purpose does it serve? It is meant as a reminder to remember Me." When you drink a glass of cool water, your thirst is appeased, and the cleanness of it reminds you of Baba. You say, my, what a creation He has given us . . . even in this glass of cold water! And when you eat, and your appetite is appeased, you feel so satisfied that it reminds you of Him.

 

But even this remembrance is of no avail to a person who wants to remember Him even more. There is a step even beyond that. He begins to think, What a creator our Lord is, He has given us the thirst so we can appreciate His bounty of water, He has given us appetite so we can relish the food He provided. Not only that, but He has even given a thought in the creation to the evacuation of all this. We pass the urine — ah, we feel such relief. We pass the daily stools and we feel so relieved and clean: So it is with whatever we do, whether we piddle or whether we shit, whether we drink or whether we eat, whether we sleep or whether we take a walk, or day dream or move about, we think of Him. All these things become our reminders. Soon this man, who has gone to such an extent to remember the Lord, is of no more use to the world. Gradually, he retires from worldly life. He spends his time in glorifying the Lord in everything. He sees redness, and he says, the Lord is not satisfied in creating one color -- red -- but He has given us all the various shades of red. And look at all the shades of green! And yellow, blue! Look at the different varieties of trees and plants, animals and birds, butterflies! And human beings, with so many different traits and features. With all this he glorifies His Lord and his Creator; and this glorifying goes on and on until there are no more words, no more thoughts, no more feelings in him. He is choked. No more can he give expression to any words, thoughts or feelings. He is just dazed.

 

At that instant, Baba says, He gives him the gift of love. And what is that gift? Baba says, "He begins to see Me as I really am, so much so that seeing makes you fall in love with Me. Just as the man of the world saw the woman first and then fell in love with her, so also seeing Me as I really am makes the aspirant fall in love with Me. And when he falls in love with Me, then the real loving starts! All this was just remembering Me! Now, he is falling in love with Me. So he begins to love. This is the real loving, the drama begins now. You asked Me how to love Me:- first, you have to begin to remember Me."

 

There is a wonderful story that illustrates this point Baba made about love.

 

There was a certain railroad train guard in North India, near Sahura. He had the very important job of guarding a train; he was responsible for the whole train — freight, passengers, everything. He was also a great devotee of Lord Krishna and used to attend evening bhajans -- programs of devotional music. He even took part himself. One night he got so absorbed in the program, in singing Krishna's glory, he just lost himself in it. He was supposed to go to the train station at 2 a.m. in the morning, but it was already 4 a.m.! All of a

sudden he remembers he has to go and catch the train. He rushes to the station and the station master gets frightened at his anxious look. He thinks there had been an accident and that the guard had come running from a distance to inform him. He jumps up and says, "What happened, what did you do, where is the train?" The guard says, "Sir, I , came to beg your pardon, I didn't attend the train!"
drawing of Baba

 

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