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Be Natural – Life humility is to be lived spontaneously

Be Natural – Life humility is to be lived spontaneously

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Modesty is weakness, but humility is strength. A world of difference, therefore, exists between the two. The moment you say, “I say in all humility,” the very expression is the expression of the ego in you. Even if in your mind you feel that you are humble, this feeling is egoistic. The difficulty does not end even if with true honesty you ... »

The “false ego” is the stumbling block

The “false ego” is the stumbling block

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Our ego keeps us aloof from our own Real Self. Ego is so mighty that it makes us deceive our own Self. It has been attached to one’s Self from the very beginning. It appears to be so natural a part of our very self that, under the pretext of our understanding, this ego gets tickled instantaneously and the very next moment gets depressed. If I say, “You... »

“By starving the mind of desires, the ego becomes very thin and weak”

“By starving the mind of desires, the ego becomes very thin and weak”

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Baba called all the mandali to the mast ashram (on the hill) at three in the afternoon, and gave this explanation about fasting: The body will survive for 95 days if one remains only on water. Just as the body feeds on food, so the mind feeds on desires, and indulgence in these desires feeds the mind and the ego. So, by starving the mind of these desir... »

Moods feed the ego

Moods feed the ego

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Believe it or not, there were times when one was tempted to stand apart and not cooperate, asking oneself why all this trouble? What had it to do with the spiritual life? But Baba’s emphasis on group work and group living was evident at all times. What meant most to Baba, of course, was to see how much enthusiasm and interest we had taken in these prep... »

Internal fountain of bliss

Internal fountain of bliss

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Beauty and ugliness have relative existence. To one trudging along under a scorching sun, barefooted, with an empty stomach, maya won’t look beautiful. The mood of the subject (the perceiver) invests the object (the perceived) with its own coloring. The goal of realization does not necessarily imply for an average man denial of things, good or bad. It ... »

“In wholehearted faith, relief will be found”

“In wholehearted faith, relief will be found”

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center One of the greatest things to possess is faith, which ultimately leads to conviction; and from conviction one day arises realization. There are no two kinds of faith. Faith is the last thing to be labeled. The only question is whether one has strong faith or weak faith. Some manifest faith only to the point of acknowledging forms and ceremonies, while ... »

The value of austerity, self-denial and hardship

The value of austerity, self-denial and hardship

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Hearing this, one of the disciples remarked, “Sire, if realization be so easy of attainment, then why is it that disciples are invariably made to undergo a long period of trials and austerities?” In reply, Ghaus Ali Shah related the following anecdote: “A certain man having two vessels encrusted with the rust and dirt of any years, decided to have them... »

Always be cheerful

Always be cheerful

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center If you don’t want to be old before you really ought to be old, be cheerful in thought, word, deed and appearance – most of all in appearance. Maybe you are not happy inside, perhaps gas in your stomach. But you must look happy. I always find half of you garlic-faced. When you eat garlic, it is a smell passed on to all. So when you appear garlic-faced, ... »

“By selfless service, devotion and love”

“By selfless service, devotion and love”

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Mr. Vivian asked… “Could you show us some means to overcome our weaknesses and faults?” “By selfless service, devotion and love. By utilizing our best in the service of others. By remaining in the world, and yet not being of it,” Baba dictated. Mr. Vivian asked, “What about a person who is so engaged in various activities that he does not know which ac... »

Analogy of a water-diviner

Analogy of a water-diviner

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Giving an analogy of a water-diviner (a person who locates where a well should be dug), Baba said: There are five types of men: those who are water-diviners, those who know the water-diviners, those who use a machine to test for water, those who begin digging a well, and those who, in order to drink water, go to a well. The water-diviners are the Perfe... »

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