FEBRUARY 4, 1954 – PURE, REAL LOVE LONGS TO GIVE AND DOES NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN.
Early the next morning, at 4 A.M., Baba sanctified the Betwa River by bathing with its water. He also drank some of the water. Baba gave darshan at Ichhuara on February 4th, and thousands had the gift of his prasad as people from neighboring villages also came for the occasion. Baba also made house visits to the homes of Chaturbuj, Bhagwandas Rathor and Ramsaiah Singh Baghel.
Before leaving Mahabaleshwar, Baba had dictated twelve messages for the public, which were sent ahead to Hamirpur and Andhra to be translated into Hindi and Telugu. While dictating the following message called “Love Unadulterated,” he had remarked, “The mess of this age will be dissolved by the fire of pure love. This is my main message!”
Love, as it is generally and commonly understood, is but an attachment with selfish thoughts and motives involved.
Pure, real, unadulterated love has in it not even a tinge of lust. Lust for sex, lust for power, lust for name, lust for fame, lust for self-comforts defile the purity of love.
Pure, real love has also its stages, the highest being the gift of God to love Him. When one truly loves God, one longs for union with Him, and this supreme longing is based on the desire of giving up one’s whole being to the Beloved.
When one loves a Perfect Master, one longs to serve him, to surrender to his will, to obey him wholeheartedly. Thus, pure, real love longs to give and does not ask for anything in return.
Even when one truly loves humanity, one longs to give one’s all for its happiness. When one truly loves one’s country, there is the longing to sacrifice one’s very life without seeking reward and without the least thought of having loved and served. When one truly loves one’s friends, there is the longing to help them without making them feel under the least obligation. When truly loving one’s enemies, one longs to make them friends. True love for one’s parents or family makes one long to give them every comfort at the cost of one’s own.
Thought of self is always absent in the different acts of loving connected with the various stages of pure, real love; a single thought of self would be love adulterated.Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, p. 4261. The Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India are the copyright holders of all of Meher Baba’s messages, discourses and photographs, unless otherwise stated.