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Adi K. Irani

It behooves the sincere seeker of Truth to refrain from words and thoughts of anger, hatred, greed, jealousy, lust, and, above all, hypocrisy. What has a sincere seeker of Truth to do with anyone or anything that does not help him to love God the Beloved?

A seeker is never authorized to find faults in others; his paramount occupation is to rectify his own faults. Only a genuine Perfect Master — not the so-called saints and sadgurus — has the right and authority to guide others; and his ways and methods are always unique and unfathomable.

He may pamper a scoundrel and abuse a saint and both may derive the highest benefit. The scoundrel is washed clean of his sins by the shower of love of the Perfect Master and is made a saint, and the saint is ironed and finished into perfection.

But, my dear one, it is very rare that one is drawn towards a genuine Perfect Master. Only if the aim of the seeker is genuine can he strike a bullseye and fall at the feet of the Perfect Master; for it is said that the arrow strikes only where it is aimed....

The only Royal Road to the Way is via unadulterated Love for Beloved God and the consequent intense longing for union with Him. However much one may employ various other means and whatever inner experience one may have as a result of such means and methods, one has to eventually and literally fall in love with God the Beloved to know and realise Him as He really is....

To love God is, in fact, to be really initiated. The only dakshana to be offered for this One, and the only initiation, is to intensely long for union with Beloved God; and the only inner experience is the blissful agony of the pangs of separation — a separation of the lover from God the Beloved.


LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol. 2, pp. 98-99, ed. Jim Mistry
1983 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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