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Attitudes for aspirants: Not to worry about the final goal

Attitudes for aspirants: Not to worry about the final goal

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Often the aspirant becomes discouraged when he begins to understand how very long and difficult the path is. But these are persons who are concentrating only on jumping to the final goal and have not yet been caught up in the absorbing challenges which call for the greatest ingenuity at every step of the way. When the aspirant meets the challenge of li... »

Attitudes for aspirants: Intellectual bigotry is the real slavery

Attitudes for aspirants: Intellectual bigotry is the real slavery

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Although the unconscious slavery of modern man to the industrial age is a serious matter, the emancipation of mankind from physical and economic slavery is a comparatively easy affair. The real slavery, because it is the most cruel and destructive of all, is the intellectual bigotry which claims to possess an exclusive monopoly on all truth. It is peop... »

Attitudes for aspirants: Rituals and ceremonies become a sidetrack to the path

Attitudes for aspirants: Rituals and ceremonies become a sidetrack to the path

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Often the aspirant is concerned in the early phases of his awakening by his attitude towards established religions and their rituals. All of these have a tendency to encourage the spirit of love and worship, and as such they help to a limited extent in wearing out the ego-shell in which human consciousness is caught. But if they are followed unintellig... »

Attitudes for aspirants: To use intellect as a tool, not to be overcome by it

Attitudes for aspirants: To use intellect as a tool, not to be overcome by it

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center One of these points of confusion concerns his attitude towards intellectuality… Intellect is reserved so to speak by nature for man. To have intellect one must be a human being. Regardless of how keen and quick that intellect may be, though, it will always remain just one of the stepping stones to wisdom, inspiration, illumination, knowledge, and at la... »

Attitudes for aspirants: An infusion of new meaning into the present and future

Attitudes for aspirants: An infusion of new meaning into the present and future

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center The entire spiritual process should never be regarded as one that can be described in intellectual terms, grasped by the mind and followed as a personal discipline. In many ways it constitutes the abandoning of all the previous means by which the individual had thought to achieve lasting peace. In other ways it is the essentializing and enlightened use... »

A goal of paramount importance

A goal of paramount importance

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center All Baba asked from each was a happy face and work done cheerfully. To Baba, this cheerfulness was a goal most worth striving after, a goal of paramount importance. He emphasized once that no one must expect to get happiness from others, but be happy in himself. -Kitty Davy [How a Master works, p607] »

To establish love for the truth

To establish love for the truth

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center To establish love for the truth is the beginning of right valuation and the beginning of the undoing of the constructions of the ego which exhibits itself through false valuation. Any action that expresses the true values of life contributes towards the disintegration of the ego, which is a product of ages of ignorant action. The disintegration of the ... »

Life in this world is like a game of cards

Life in this world is like a game of cards

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Relaxing in Shendi, Baba played cards with the mandali until eleven o’clock and then ate lunch of bakri, hot dal, and mangoes. Baba gave this short discourse: Until God-realization, this life and world of existence is like a game of cards. When you play cards you feel pleased or disappointed depending on winning or losing the game. You become so excite... »

Slimming down of the ego

Slimming down of the ego

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center The ego affirms its separateness through craving, hate, anger, fear, or jealousy. The feeling of separation from others is most acute where there is great and unrelieved craving. In hate and anger also, the other person is, so to speak, thrown out of one’s own being and regarded not only as a foreigner but as definitely hostile to the thriving of one’s... »

Deeper surrender to the beloved’s will

Deeper surrender to the beloved’s will

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center If a person is caught in a quagmire he instinctively tries every means to get out of it, but the very effort he makes thrusts him deeper into it. The more he struggles, the further in he sinks. Help must come to him then from someone who stands on firm ground, and who can only be of help when the struggling man has ceased to struggle long enough to loo... »

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