At 11 A.M., July 23, 1956) all were called into the interview room. Cameramen from the television station NBC were going to take a short film. Don Stevens read Baba’s message “Deathless Living,” and afterwards Baba stated:
It is the birthright of every human being to be happy, but most feel miserable. It is due to the load of sanskaras or impressions gathered throughout evolution. In our evolution, through all the forms – stone, worm, bird, fish, animal – we gather impressions. Once human consciousness is gained, then there is full consciousness. After that, it is only a question of directing one’s attention to the “I” in order to become free.
Everyone can be happy, but some feel happy and some miserable. Those who constantly want something will never feel happy. Misery is bound to accompany wanting. Those who never want for themselves but for others, they can feel happy. Why? Because they want others to feel happy.
God, Who is in everything and in everyone, is deaf to formal rituals, ceremonies, prayers in mosques, churches and temples. But he hears the voice of the heart. When you help others, God knows instantly and is pleased. No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do.
The main thing that counts is love for me. How will you love me? By loving God as well as others. If you make others happy, God pays heed. Do you follow? I have been saying the same message throughout the ages that all are One. We are all One, and all of you love me.
I am in everything, and everything is in me. In India I bow down to the lepers, the poor, the lame. Why do I bow down? Because I am one with everything! God is in everyone. Age after age, I have been bringing the same message, but mankind does not listen. Christ had to be crucified; otherwise, humanity would not have listened to him.
Baba ended by emphatically stating, “I am the Ancient One.” The newsreel was shown late that night on television in the New York area.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 14, p. 4990.