JANUARY 9, 1941 – THE SEVEN REALITIES.
It was in Jaipur, on Thursday, January 9th, 1941, that the Master dictated his message, The Seven Realities of Meher Baba’s Teaching. It stated:
1. The only Real Existence is that of the One and only God, who is the Self in every (finite) self.
2. The only Real Love is the love for this Infinity (God), which arouses an intense longing to see, know and become one with its Truth (God).
3. The only Real Sacrifice is that in which, in pursuance of this love, all things, body, mind, position, welfare and even life itself, are sacrificed.
4. The only Real Renunciation is that which abandons, even in the midst of worldly duties, all selfish thoughts and desires.
5. The only Real Knowledge is the knowledge that God is the inner dweller in good people and so-called bad, in saint and so-called sinner. This knowledge requires you to help all equally as circumstances demand, without expectation of reward, and when compelled to take part in a dispute, to act without the slightest trace of enmity or hatred; to try to make others happy, with brotherly or sisterly feeling for each one; to harm no one in thought, word or deed, not even those who harm you.
6. The only Real Control is the discipline of the senses from indulgence in low desires, which alone ensures absolute purity of character.
7. The only Real Surrender is that in which the poise is undisturbed by any adverse circumstances, and the individual, amidst every kind of hardship, is resigned with perfect calm to the will of God.
This message was especially significant because, for the first time, Baba ordered thousands of copies of it printed and then sent to his disciples and followers throughout India in order for them to distribute wherever they lived. Dr. Ghani and Adi Sr., in Bangalore, headed up the printing and distribution task, and thousands and thousands of copies of this message were handed out throughout India, and then sent to Europe and America in the beginning months of 1941. Baba’s mandali were sent out to various cities in India, and instructed particularly to give it to priests and persons in charge of temples, mosques, ashrams and churches.
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 7, p. 2654.
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