“Selfless service and love are twin divine qualities”

 

It was aboard the “Strathnavar” on August 7 that Baba spoke to the group on “Selfless Service.”

Baba said:

“God as God is not consciously man, and man alone is not consciously God. The God-Man is consciously both God and man; so the God-Man is both the Lord and the servant of the universe, as continuously bearing the burden of all. To serve Him who serves all is serving the universe.

“Selfless service and love are twin divine qualities. Only the one who loves can serve. Serve your beloved God-Man and you are serving your own Self in every other self.

“The service He expects is for your own spiritual benefit; but this service must be spontaneous, willing, wholehearted, unconditional, and not expecting any reward. This service is an ordeal which tries body, mind, and spirit; or else wherein would the perfection of service lie if it were to be easy and at one’s convenience? The body suffers, mind is tormented, but the spirit of the selfless service of the Master experiences the bliss of satisfaction.

“Only the one who has can renounce. A king’s giving up his everything and becoming a beggar is his true renunciation. The beggar’s state is no renunciation. And so only one who without any question and regardless of consequences serves the God-Man really serves; otherwise it would be just paid labor.”

-Love Alone Prevails, Kitty Davy, p199

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