JUNE 28, 1926 – MAYA AND SANSKARAS.
Baba then distinguished between Maya and sanskaras:
Suppose you are assailed by anger, lust and greed or any bad emotion or feeling. This is Maya’s work. But suppose you feel hungry, thirsty or sleepy, which is due to sanskaras. If you eat, drink and engage in innocent enjoyment, it is not wrong because these are necessary to life. But if you become overpowered with any bad attacks from Maya, then you have to drive them away, saying, “Go away! Get the hell out! There is nothing for you here.”
During this discourse a worker named Shankar entered and Baba joked with him, “Shankar, turn into kankar (stone) so that you may remain unaffected by the wiles of that witch Maya!”
Baba then added, “A stone may be worshiped with flowers or it may be smeared with mud, but it remains unaffected. Remember, the real yogi is he whom nothing of the world can touch; he remains unconcerned and unaffected in all surroundings and circumstances.”
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 3, pp. 818-819.
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