Keeping Company–Satsang – Part 2/2

Now those who practice satsang can be divided into three types:

  1. He who gives, takes not, and stays
  2. He who gives not, takes not, but stays
  3. He who gives not, takes, but stays

All this business of “give and take” pertains to the domain of material things. The first two types in this list (that is, those who “take not”) rank more highly: the first can rightly be called “heroes”  and the second, the ‘best’. Those of the third category (who “take”) number among the “ordinary”.

But all three derive great advantage, for the essential point is that, after renunciation, they remain in satsang, with the business of “giving,” “not giving,” and “taking” all depending upon their sanskaras descending from the past.

All three stand far above the so-called sanyasis of the world—not just first two types (who “take not”) but even the third (who “takes” but remains in the sahavas or company of the Guru). But these ordinary sanyasis of the world who have renounced everything are in a way better than the ordinary people of the world, who still remain in the clutches and entanglements of Maya and materialism.

To abide in satsang means to obey the Guru’s orders.

– “Meher Baba’s Tiffin lectures”, p250
21-September-1926; Meherabad

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