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Meher Baba

The moment you try to understand God rather than love Him you begin to misunderstand Him, and your ignorance feeds your ego. Mind cannot reach that which is beyond it. God is infinite and beyond the reach of Mind.

The Divine Will that brought forth this infinite Illusion expresses itself in all its purity through me to make you turn away from Illusion towards God-consciousness. Every moment I respond to the whole of creation. My response, being divine, is wholly from love. The many faces of that one response as you see them, are but the reflections of your many-mirrored mind.

You view and judge my actions from your level of understanding and attempt to differentiate them in the light of your own limited standards of values. And so you misinterpret the different shades of my response to different people.

Being unlimited I am simultaneously on all levels of consciousness; and, as such, in my response I differentiate one from the other solely in the light of their impressions (sanskaras), or the different states of consciousness that the impressions give rise to.

Each action of mine is a response in accordance with the necessity of the recipients on various planes of consciousness. And so by its very nature and magnitude my divine response sometimes appears enigmatic.

Do not try with your limited mind to understand the significance of my actions, nor try to imitate them. You must not do what I do, but do what I tell you to do. To try to bring my every action within the orbit of your understanding is but to understand the limitation of your own understanding!

At times when I see you confused I am moved by my compassion and love for you to give an explanation of the reason for a particular action of mine. And so it seems that I am defending my actions by giving explanations for them. And thus is shown your weakness and my strength.

But remember that despite my explaining the significance of my actions, they will ever remain beyond the range of your knowing. The utter simplicity of my divine Game appears to be highly intricate as soon as you try to understand it through your intellect.

The more you have of my company and receive of my love with an open heart the more whole-heartedly you begin to accept me. And the more you see of me the more convinced you become that you understand me less and less.

Exerting yourself to comprehend my divine Game through the process of understanding opens up vast fields of speculation in which you wander and arrive sooner or later at a dead-end, finding yourself hopelessly lost.

If my actions cause confusion it is because of your lack of complete trust. Therefore uproot all doubt and remember well that whatever I do is for the best. All my actions are my divine response born of my divine love.


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