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Civilization 101: How to Love God

“To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.

“If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are loving God.

“If, instead of robbing others to help ourselves, we rob ourselves to help others, we are loving God.

“If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, we are loving God.

“If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.

“If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings, we are loving God.

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to love God, and find Him as our own self.” — Meher Baba

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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Articles

 

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Love and Prayer

“People pray to me to solve their difficulties, saying that they love me, but there is a vast difference between love and prayer.

“In Persian, ‘to pray’ means to beg, to want, to desire something—even the blessings of God. But when a person really loves, he gives himself over to his Beloved completely.

“This is true love. In that, there is no begging, no wanting, and no room for desires. Only the longing to unite with the Beloved remains.

“Love means the renunciation of the self; prayer means selfishness, no matter how high the prayer may be. So there is a vast difference between when one prays and when one loves.” —Meher Baba, Lord Meher, 1st ed., Vol. 4, p. 1374, Bhau Kalchuri

 
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The Most Natural Desire of Love is to Share

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Question Authority? Question EVERYTHING!

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Love God

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Misery and Bliss

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Q. Why should misery perpetually exist on earth in spite of God’s Infinite Love and Mercy?

A. “The source of eternal bliss is the self in all and the cause of perpetual misery is the selfishness of all. As long as satisfaction is derived through selfish pursuits, misery will always exist. Only because of the infinite Love and Mercy of God can man learn to realize, through the lessons of misery on earth, that inherent in him is the source of Infinite Bliss and that all suffering is his labor of Love to unveil his own infinite Self.” – Meher Baba

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Articles

 

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Silence Day

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Silence Day is the name the followers of Indian spiritual master Meher Baba give to their practice of commemorating July 10 of each year by maintaining verbal silence for twenty-four hours.

From July 10, 1925 until his death in 1969, Meher Baba was silent. He communicated first by using an alphabet board (hey, we text, but he did this first), and later by hand gestures which were interpreted and spoken out by one of his mandali (devoted disciples), usually by his disciple Eruch Jessawala. For many years, Baba asked his followers to undertake various austerities on this date. In addition to keeping silence, Baba sometimes asked his followers to fast, to pray, to repeat the names of God, and similar practices. In his last request to his followers on the subject, in 1968, he asked only that they observe silence. Silence Day commemorates Avatar Meher Baba’s 44 years of silence.

While Meher Baba did not establish any ongoing requirement, even after his death the majority of his followers voluntarily keep silent on July 10.

Things that are Real are given and received in Silence. — Meher Baba

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The Universal Message

I have come not to teach but to awaken. Understand, therefore, that I lay down no precepts.

Throughout eternity I have laid down principles and precepts, but mankind has ignored them. Man’s inability to live God’s words makes the Avatar’s teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion He taught, man has waged crusades in His name. Instead of living the humility, purity and truth of his words, man has given way to hatred, greed and violence.

Because man has been deaf to the principles and precepts laid down by God in the past, in this present Avataric form I observe Silence. You have asked for and been given enough words—it is now time to live them. To get nearer and nearer to God you have to get further and further away from “I”, “my”, “me”, and “mine”. You have not to renounce anything but your own self. It is as simple as that, though found to be almost impossible. It is possible for you to renounce your limited self by my Grace. I have come to release that Grace.

I repeat, I lay down no precepts. When I release the tide of Truth which I have come to give, men’s daily lives will be the living precept. The words I have not spoken will come to life in them.

I veil myself from man by his own curtain of ignorance, and manifest my Glory to a few. My present Avataric Form is the last Incarnation of this cycle of time, hence my Manifestation will be the greatest. When I break my Silence, the impact of my Love will be universal and all life in creation will know, feel and receive of it. It will help every individual to break himself free from his own bondage in his own way. I am the Divine Beloved who loves you more than you can ever love yourself. The breaking of my Silence will help you to help yourself in knowing your real Self.

All this world confusion and chaos was inevitable and no one is to blame. What had to happen has happened; and what has to happen will happen. There was and is no way out except through my coming in your midst. I had to come, and I have come. I am the Ancient One.

— Meher Baba

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Meher Baba Inspired Mahatma Gandhi to keep silent every Monday when they met in 1931 aboard a ship to London. GSN Moorty, who knew Gandhi and Meher Baba, explains.

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Posted by on July 10, 2015 in Articles

 

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