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Meher Baba

You win the right to tell others what you first accept in letter and spirit for yourself. Show outwardly only what you have won inwardly.

There is no doubt, for example, that I am the Avatar, the Ancient One, but how do you know that I am He? You say so mainly because I say so. I say so based on my own living experience of being That. But for you it is just a belief until you become me. Suppose your belief is wrong?

What I want to impress upon you is this: never give a twist to what you feel deep down in your own hearts. If you feel I am the Avatar, say openly, 'Baba is the Avatar.' If you feel I am a fraud, do not hesitate to say, 'Baba is a fraud.' I remain unaffected by praise or abuse. If you speak what you feel to be true, you have the force of truth to make others accept truth.


SAHAVAS IN THE COMPANY OF GOD, pp. 71-72, ed K. K. Ramakrishnan
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