GOD AS THE ONLY REALITY
The realization of God, as He is, necessarily requires the complete surrenderance of the false individuality of the separate 'I'. All separateness and duality is only illusion: and this illusion is sustained by the sanskaras (impressions) of the Ego-life which expresses itself through Lust, Hate and Greed. But through the pure life of selfless Love and Service and through the Grace of a God-realized Master, it is possible to brush away these limiting sanskaras and by transcending the illusory veil of separateness to know oneself to be identical with God which is the sole Reality. This God-realization, which comes on the seventh plane of consciousness is the goal of all life; it is the final reason why the entire universe came into existence.
God-realization is, sometimes mistakenly thought to be a selfish purpose of the limited individual. There is no room for any selfishness or limited individuality in God-realization. On the contrary, God-realization is the final aim of the limited and narrow life of the separate ego. It not only consists in the attainment by the individual of an inviolable unity with all Life, but it also dynamically expresses this final realization of the Truth through a spontaneous and undivided life of Love, Peace and Harmony. The life of the God-realised Master is a pure blessing to all humanity.
MESSAGES OF MEHER BABA, pp. 66-67, ed. Adi K. Irani
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