reality. That’s why a Persian poet has so beautifully said: "I have drawn the entire marrow and the essence out of the Koran and thrown the bones to Humanity to fight over; they fight over the bones whereas I am the man who has eaten up all the marrow, all the essence I have taken up and enjoyed." We are fighting over the names-whether God is true or Paramatma is right or atheism is true or something else is true.
Now going back to what we call our intellect; let us see how far it takes us. In the life of every man he says that "I do everything in my life in a logical way. There is nothing illogical about me." When he comes to Meher Baba he asks the question, "Who is Meher Baba? What is His experience? What is His height? What is His depth? What is His knowledge? What are His messages? And he wants to know everything all at once. He calls himself a man of logic but is he really a man of logic? Is he very consistent in using his logic, his intellect in every act that he performs, in everything that he does? Not at all. There are many, many instances in the life of every person when he behaves most illogically. But when he talks about God, when he goes to Meher Baba, he tries to measure the height of Meher Baba with the yardstick of his logic. And he thinks that logic is the thing that is final, that gives him knowledge. Not at all.
There was a judge I know. He had two sons. The one son was very favorite, the younger one. He was very mischievous; he always teased the other one. And the judge took the side of the younger one in spite of the fact he saw that the younger one was always at fault. So instead of taking rightfully the side of the older one, he used to take the side of the younger. Was this logic he was using? In the court of law he sits in a chair and he uses all his logic but when he comes home, he is so attracted by the younger son that he does not use logic at all. I am a married man, I've got a beautiful wife; but somebody has a more beautiful and younger wife. So I turn my eyes from my wife to somebody else's wife and go after her. Is this logical? Absolutely illogical.
So logic is not final with us at all. Only in name we say we are logical beings so I say there is something higher than this. And what is it? Baba has amply explained about this. Everybody knows, everybody experiences, everybody has it within him. It is not to be poured into anybody's heart at all. It is already there. But it may be dormant, it may be misguided or be rightly directed, and these are the differences. And that is what we call love, L-O-V-E, the word so used, misused, and abused.
Everybody's right because it is all love. There is nothing else but love. Why do I take up a job and why earn money for the love of my wife - because I love her, I have to support her. Or maybe for my parents, maybe other relatives or friends to whom I render help – that’s why I take up a job and earn money. If I do not have anybody, for the love of myself I do it. It is the love at the back of everything that keeps everything integrated in life. The crudest form of love is gravitation. All the heavenly bodies are attracted to each other. We say it's gravitation - what is it? It is the same love but in a lower form. Human beings also have got the lowest type of love. And that love we call sex and we are so attracted by it all the time. It is relatively nothing else but love. But what an impurity in that love.
And what is love? Let us try to see what this love is. We can say this love is like water. What we call vapor is the purest form of water - that is Divine Love most ethereal. Then coming down there is distilled water which doesn't contain any impurities or any color at all. This distilled water may be compared to the highest human love. Coming down further still, there is distilled water mixed with drinking water. It is also still a little lower than the distilled but a pure type of human love. Pure and impurity depends on whether the element of selfishness is there. The purer the love, the more unselfish it is. The impurer the love, the greater the selfishness it contains. That is the difference. Now coming down to pure drinking water; it is the type of good human love of a purely high state. Coming down again: water mixed with so many colors represents a still lower type of love. So much of selfishness and so little of selflessness. Then we come down to the drain, the water closet we pump every day. That is the lowest type of human love - pure sex. It may be indeed very attractive.
That doesn't mean that I look down so much on sex to say one should not marry. Nothing comes in the way of one's marrying. Baba also allows marriage. But do marry for the sake of marriage, not for the sake of drainage! What is it - to treat a marriage so casually, like changing our T-shirt overnight, changing from one person to another! The woman does the same, the man does the same. Of course we will go on experimenting upon ourselves, but what