(Aug. 1956) You assert, “I am God” because you have read and understood intellectually that there is nothing but God. But this assertion “I am God” falls apart, because you and your mind are not united – are not One. This assertion is due to having thoughts. Thinking is there; that means duality is there. There is no direct experience here, but he experiences an idea of unity through his understanding of the Oneness of God; therefore, this is not the real experience and not the Real Ego. There cannot be any compromise; there is no room for any compromise. There is only one God, and one has to become one with God. You cannot be a man of the world and at the same time become one with God.
If you have realized God within you, and we know that God is all-powerful, then you must also be all-powerful. Why then do you feel helpless? What is the cause of this helplessness? Take it slowly. Try to accept and digest; gradually, if you try, it will unfold. Take it slowly and it will gradually unfold that I am the Lord of the Universe.
I remain the same Eternal One and am in all; therefore you all are God, and yet you feel so helpless. Why is this? Because there is a sort of veil that veils you from God. You yourself are the veil, and it is not possible for you to lift it – this veil which is yourself. Your eyes, which are quite small, can see a vast panorama and all the objects contained in it, but they cannot see themselves. To see themselves, a mirror is required. So, when the mirror of my grace descends, your own True Self is revealed in an instant.
But how can you obtain my grace? It is very difficult. Only one in a million can have that. You must drown yourself completely in the Ocean of my love; then you will find my grace there. If you cannot bear to drown yourself, then there is compromise. If you want to find me as I really am, there cannot be any compromise. Drown yourself in this Ocean of love!
What is this love? There are volumes of books on love, but they cannot give you love. Love wants to give itself. It does not want anything for itself. It wants only to give. Now you have a wife and you love her very much. You want to possess her for yourself. It is a great love you have for her. You do not want to be separated from her for a moment; you feel lost if she even talks with someone else. This sort of possessive love, although a form of it, is not real love because there is one thing – the craving for possession – which breeds jealousy and fear. You do not look to your wife’s happiness but only toward your own selfishness.
Now in the Divine Love of which we were speaking, there are two stages. In the first stage there is the longing for the Oneness – for union with the Beloved; and of course, in that is the craving: “I want to be One with God.” But in the next step the lover does not want anything of his Beloved. He feels satisfied in pleasing the Beloved in all circumstances. And that is the only love which can be called Real Love. In the so-called love, abiding happiness is not to be found; there is only happiness and misery. Once you experience bliss, it is continuous.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 14, pp. 5091 – 5092.