Meher Baba copyright 1987 Charlie Mills


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Deshmukh would read aloud, and intermittently Baba would clarify certain points. At one point, Baba stopped him and spelled out, "When we say 'ages' it is wrong. In Infinity there is no age. There is absolutely nothing like 'ages.' But in duality, we have to say that time exists."

When Deshmukh had finished, Baba began his explanation by stating: "Today, let us begin by saying that only God exists. If there is something beyond God, that too is God, and so every one of you is within God."

Deshmukh read out the foreword to the chart, and Baba said: "I have already explained all this before, but today I will throw more light on it and make it clear."

He drew this diagram on the blackboard:

When I was a teacher for 25 days in Nargol [during 1915], I had drawn this diagram. I remember it well.

Before listening to the explanation of the chart, fix your attention to this one point for a moment. Because of these covers [of the mind and body], the drop does not see the Ocean.

Now what happens? The body drops, but the mind remains. And when the body drops, its impressions immediately manifest, trying to spread themselves and assume a new body. They want expression through the body, and so another body comes into existence which is made up of these impressions.

Thus, with the dropping of every form, the sanskaras want to take another body. If these sanskaras are crooked — meaning, evil — the body is also crooked — diseased, for example. If the sanskaras are bad, the body suffers pain; if they are good, the mind is happy.

So long as the mind is there, the impressions also will be there and, with these, the body also. The soul won't see God until the sanskaras are finished. Dropping of the body is therefore of no avail, but if the mind goes, then there are no sanskaras left. They disappear. But the paradox is that the body's falling and sanskaras asking for another body (to spend themselves) help the soul gradually to gain self consciousness for the drop to see the Ocean — the Oversoul.

Then what is required? The mind must go; then alone can these impressions gathered automatically disappear. Then the body — the drop-soul — sees the Ocean. This was the original state of God. But at that time the atma [soul] was sleeping with its eyes closed.

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