A principal of a college, Niranjan Singh requested that Baba give a special message for students, and Baba replied in a joking manner, “When I was in the toilet (at 7:45 A.M.), I thought of you and felt certain you would ask for a message. So in accordance with your scientific mind I dictated a message, and another one also.”
Baba directed Eruch to read out the message “Material and Spiritual Science” that he dictated at 7:45 A.M.: (Nov, 21, 1953)
Just as God is infinite, imagination is also infinite, and all that has come out of imagination, which is called the shadow of God, and that imagination is also infinite. We can imagine anything and everything ad infinitum.
Science, as is understood today, deals with energy and matter. This material science is in the domain of the mind. There is also spiritual science, which deals with the beyond-mind state. Material science and spiritual science both yield proofs and demonstrations. Material science brings results through intellect, spiritual science through love. When love is experienced fully, the source of the spiritual science, God the Infinite is realized and then all else is found to be just illusionary phenomena.
Spiritual science, being based on love alone and being beyond the systematic mental understanding, is full of apparent ups and downs and contradictions and vagaries, which love alone can face and overcome. This is because material science enhances the ego-life, whereas spiritual science annihilates it.
Eruch then read out the message “Internal Conviction” (dictated at 9:30 A.M. that morning):
There are two kinds of experiences – one external and one internal. The external experience can be had by gross means. What we actually see of the gross world with the gross eyes gives us a sort of conviction, but at times even this conviction is based on false analysis. Just as when we happen to see a man drinking milk in a bottle under a toddy tree, we feel convinced having seen this that he must be drinking toddy, which is false. But what is seen with the inner eye gives absolute and definite conviction which can never fail and be false.
When one actually sees God with the inner eye as the Omnipresent Existence, he then only needs to become that Infinite Existence himself. So what is actually needed is not mere theorizing and reasoning, but actual experience which would give eternal conviction, and this can be had only through love.
After these messages were read, Baba turned to Niranjan Singh, stating: “The thing is, we try to understand those things through the mind which we can only understand when there is no mind! You yourself are your own veil.
“When you become invisible, God becomes visible! But this requires experience, and to gain that Experience grace is necessary. It is useless to try to grasp things through the mind, which cannot be understood.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Vol. 12, pp. 4242 – 4244.