ALL MY ACTIONS ARE BORN OF MY DIVINE RESPONSE FILLED WITH DIVINE LOVE

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

During June, (1959) he also gave this discourse on The Divine Response:

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, and through me functions to make you turn away from illusion toward God-Consciousness.

Every moment, I respond to the whole creation. My response, being a divine response,  is wholly and entirely one of love.

The many facets of that one response, as they appear to you, 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 standard of values. Thus, it is possible for you to 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 his or her impressions (sanskaras), or the different states of consciousness that the impressions give rise to. Each action of mine is discerned with varied responses in accordance with the necessity of the recipients on varied 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 limitations of your own understanding.
When I see you confused, at times I am moved to give an explanation, to clarify the reason for a particular action of mine. This I do out of my compassion and love for you. And thus it is that sometimes I seem to be defending my actions with explanations and giving reasons for them. This but depicts your weakness and reveals my strength.
But  remember that despite my explaining, the significance of my actions 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 my sahavas [companionship] and receive of my love with an open heart, the more wholeheartedly you begin to accept me. And it is equally true that the more you see of me, the more convinced you become that you understand me less and less. Exerting to comprehend my divine game through the [intellect’s] process of understanding opens up vast fields of speculation in which you wander and arrive sooner or later at a dead end, finding yourself helplessly lost and none the wiser.
If my actions cause confusion, it is because of your lack of complete trust. Therefore, uproot all doubts and remember well that whatever I do is for the best. All my actions are born of my divine response filled with divine love.
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 16, pp. 5606 – 5607. 

LEARN BY UN-LEARNING

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

LEARN BY UN-LEARNING

Meher Baba

Before he can know Who he is, man has to un-learn the mass of
illusory knowledge he has burdened himself with on the journey
from unconsciousness to consciousness. It is only through love
that you can begin to un-learn, thus eventually putting an end
to all that you do not know.

God-love penetrates the illusion, while no amount of illusion
can penetrate God-love. Start learning to love God by
beginning to love those whom you cannot. You will find that in
serving others you are serving yourself. The more you remember
others with kindness and generosity, the less you remember
yourself; and the less you remember yourself the more you
forget yourself. And, when you completely forget yourself, you
find me as the Source of all Love.

THE GOD-MAN, pp. 345, Charles B. Purdom
Copyright 1971 Meher Spiritual Center, Inc

TRUTH IS FAR AWAY AND FAR BEYOND THE TENETS AND PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

The topic then turned to the American Christian Mission and the Salvation Army – two organizations which were doing their utmost to convert people to Christianity, declaring it to be the only sure road to salvation. Baba asked, “Why all this? Why mislead people into leaving their religions? Is religion the Truth as well as the way to the Truth?” He then elucidated:
 
Truth has nothing to do with religion. Truth is far away and far beyond the tenets and principles of religion. Truth is naked and unrestrained and can only be experienced by cutting loose Maya’s limbs – lust, anger and greed…

If it is not a sin to make others doubtful of their religion, it is surely a great weakness. What is the advantage in expanding a religion until its followers number in the millions?

This is the Kali Yuga! See the horror done in the cause of religion. Look at the massacres born out of ignorance and cruelty occurring between Hindus and Muslims, all for the sake of religion. At the same time, many false prophets have appeared and hypocrisy is rampant. People now want religious doctrines to suit their own ideas of life, and the crafty leaders who observe all this and fulfill their wishes find thousands of followers.

Continuing, Baba advised:
 So I have been telling you: control your mind, live a pure and clean life, discard desires and follow a Master who is God-Realized. Then alone you will be safe. Following a Master does not mean giving up your religion. You should renounce the mind!

If you try to set green grass on fire, it will not burn. But if you set a match to a haystack, it will immediately catch fire and burn to ash. The haystack symbolizes the accumulation of sanskaras. In order for green grass to dry, it has to be kept near a fire. This means that in order to destroy one’s sanskaras, a person should stay with a Sadguru in whom the divine knowledge is always burning. In his contact and company, sanskaras accumulate but also dry. Finally, with the flame of his grace, he sets fire to and uproots all one’s sanskaras. Even red sanskaras of lust and anger, which are the fastest growing and most deeply rooted, are nothing to worry about if you have contact with a Sadguru.

Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 3, pp. 817-818.

THERE IS NOTHING TO KNOW. EVERYTHING IS FOR FORGETTING.

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

. . . Baba further explained: 

He who comes down from the seventh plane – from the state of the Father – and acquires gross consciousness, is like a magician. When he does his tricks, the whole of humanity is like children to him, and his children consider his activities as real. But there is a heaven-and-earth difference between a magician of the seventh plane and a juggler of the gross plane. The duty of the Divine Magician is to sustain the universe. This means that while doing his work, he has to teach his children that what they see and hear is not true; and to do this, he has to raise the children’s powers of understanding. But all this, meant for the understanding of the world, becomes more delusive. Many a book has been written on this subject; but everything is like a coil of rope which those deluded are apt to take as a serpent. Everything is like the coil of rope – a fake!

Even to feel fed up is also a delusion, and also when I say I am waiting to break my silence. But this delusion is of a high grade to make others undeluded. The Master Juggler does his tricks to sustain the Truth so that the children should not go wrong. In that he gets fed up, wondering when the children will be able to understand him and come to know the Truth and say that it is all a fake.

There is nothing to know. Everything is for forgetting. Whatever can be understood is illusion. The highest understanding and the lowest are both illusion. What cannot be understood is Reality. We are what we are. What we were, we are, and what we are, we shall be. If you don’t understand this, it matters little. All that has to be understood is illusion, but if you understand what cannot be understood, then you will know that we were, we are and we shall be. You have to gain that consciousness.

In short, there has been no change in us, nor will there be any. The only difference lies in knowing that we are unaware of what we are – Infinite God and One. We began to understand ourselves differently as separate entities. This thinking of separateness is nothing but illusion. The wonder is that we were One with Infinite God, and today take ourselves as separate from Him. We began to think in terms of individuality – I am sick, I am happy, and so forth. Such understanding will have to be forsaken.

Kumar could not resist interjecting, “Baba, I am not able to understand anything you have explained, nor am I particularly anxious to.”

Baba responded:

Whether you bother or don’t bother, your children, wife and even the body itself serve as a binding for you. In reality, there is nothing but continuous bliss, but now you can have no idea about it. We are infinitely powerful. Once you get that consciousness, you can make or break the whole universe; make the whole universe happy or miserable as you choose. It is said in Sufism that the highest bliss of human beings is the seventh shadow of that Original Bliss.

Whether you bother or not, this understanding has to come gradually. Whatever we know is an illusion. Whatever we are talking is also an illusion. The real understanding, when it comes, comes in the twinkling of an eye, because we are that Ocean of Divinity, in which all drops exist. When the drops seemingly form into bubbles, they experience a different state. Waves cannot burst them; but once they are burst, they instantaneously become the Ocean! If it is explained to these bubbles that they are not bubbles but the Ocean, they will not grasp it unless they burst. The more the effort to explain to the bubbles, the more the illusion increases. So, where is the necessity in explaining? The bubbles must be burst to make them aware.

Different types of bubbles exist in the ocean – some are small, some big, some black, some red, some white, some dirty – numerous sorts.

Referring to Kumar, Baba stated, “He is in the Ocean. He has his wife, children, relations. Every drop is different, but each one is a bubble.”

Kishan Singh asked, “Why don’t you just break these bubbles?”

Baba joked, “Yours is already broken!”

Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol 12, pp. 4164 – 4165.

WHY SHOULD MISERY PERPETUALLY EXIST ON EARTH . . .

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

 

“Why should misery perpetually exist on earth in spite of God’s infinite love and mercy?”

The source of eternal bliss is the Self in all. The cause of perpetual misery is the selfishness of all. As long as satisfaction is derived through selfish pursuits, misery will always exist.

Only because of the infinite love and mercy of God can man learn to realize, through the lessons of misery on earth, that inherent in him is the source of infinite bliss, and all suffering is his labor of love to unveil his own infinite Self.

 

Life At Its Best, Meher Baba.

I WILL GO WHERE EVER I AM PULLED

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

Whenever Baba visited the women mandali, the Prem Ashram boys would follow him and try to bring him back to their side. The boys would not leave him alone, even though the women mandali were given very few occasions to be with Baba privately. One day, when Baba was sitting with the women, the boys appeared on the scene. When the women complained that he was not giving them enough of his company, Baba replied, “What am I to do? Where am I to be – here or there? If I remain here, the boys are disappointed, and when I am with them, you become displeased. So now decide the issue by a tug of war. I will go wherever I am pulled!” Baba stood in the middle and the women held one arm and the boys his other. Baba indicated, “Pull with all your might. Let’s see who is stronger – and who loves me more.” The contest began and Baba was tugged back and forth. It lasted for several minutes and the women won. As a reward, from that day on Baba spent additional time with the women mandali.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 3, p. 1060.

LAW HOLDS ILLUSION; LOVE TAKES YOU BEYOND ILLUSION

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

Law holds illusion; love takes you beyond illusion. When God descends in human form, he controls the laws and abides by them, but gives love to all. He is the Master of the Law, whereas you are the slaves of it. You are addicted to maya, just as you are addicted to many things in illusion. You may be able to overcome these addictions, but to break through the addiction to maya requires the Master’s grace.

– Lord Meher Revised online edition pp. 4986 – 4987.

SCREENING OF BABA FILM AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE ON SUNDAY JUNE 18, 2017

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

Dear Baba-lovers,

Jai Baba!

There will be a screening of   Baba film ‘Three Incredible Weeks with Meher Baba’  on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007.

The movie is of 1 hour and 30 minutes’ duration, fully restored with lovely visuals of Baba and Meherabad during the three weeks of September 1954.

Since the movie is a long one, we will start at 5:30 P.M. sharp.

You are therefore requested to be at the Centre much before that time and settle down, so as not to disturb others while the movie is on.

All are welcome.
Please inform others in your contact.

In Beloved Baba’s love and service,
Cyrus.

REORIENTING “ISMS”

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

On June 17th, (1952) Baba dictated this message for Ivy Duce:

 
Meher Baba is equally connected with Islam and its Sufism, Christianity and its mysticism, the Orient and its Vedantism, broad Buddhism, practical Zoroastrianism, Jainism and many other such “isms,” which all speak the same Divine Truth and lead to the same Divine Goal. Meher Baba is also detached and above all these divine paths. He has to awaken the followers of these paths to the real meaning of these “isms” in their true spirit by reorienting these “isms,” and in this capacity, he has reoriented Sufism in the charter to be universally adopted.
 
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 11, p 3857.

KUNDALINI

Cyrus M. Khambata Daily Messages

KUNDALINI

Meher Baba

The higher bodies function either by impersonal and
unconscious forces or by conscious forces. Kundalini is
a latent power in the higher body. When awakened it
pierces through six chakras or functional centers and
activates them. Without a master, awakening of the
kundalini cannot take any one very far on the Path; and
such indiscriminate or premature awakening is fraught with
dangers of self-deception as well as misuse of powers. The
kundalini enables man consciously to cross the lower
planes and it ultimately merges into the universal cosmic
power of which it is a part, and which also is at times
described as kundalini. Ordinarily kundalini is the
name for the power latent in the individualized soul.

The awakened kundalini cannot by itself take any one to
the seventh plane. When awakened and directed under the
guidance of some great yogi, it can give many rare
experiences which have both advantages and disadvantages.
The important point is that the awakened kundalini is
helpful only up to a certain degree, after which it cannot
ensure further progress. It cannot dispense with the need
for the grace of a Perfect Master.

BEAMS FROM MEHER BABA, pp. 14-15
Copyright 1958 by Sufism Reoriented