Sanskaras – Not just stopped but need to be rooted-out

Mustaches ought not merely to be shaved and cut as we do time after time, but actually stripped off once and for all, since shaving and cutting only makes the hair grow back again with all the more vigor and force, whereas rooting out the hair would stop and check its growth immediately and permanently. In the same way, sanskaras need not only to be cut off and stopped in their growth, as is done by yogis, but eradicated—rooted out, wiped off altogether, in such manner as not to be created again. And this is what Sadgurus do.

– “Meher Baba’s Tiffin lectures”, p307
28-November-1926; Lonavala


“Once your heart is clean, I will shine in it. But it is not so easy to clean one’s heart. It is like diving deep into a sea of fire. Only one out of thousands of the Mard-e-Khuda [true lovers of God] has such courage, for he has become like dust at the feet of a Perfect Master. Only he has the right to ask to see God. To love God is very difficult. The easiest way is to hold on to my daaman. Throw all your burden of sanskaras at my feet. I am the Ocean and can absorb your entire burden.” (, p4962)

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