The Law: “Be good. It pays!”

Law’s grip is eternal till you go beyond law, then you are free.

Shams says, ‘You think binding to a Master is binding and all life is free to do what you like; but you are bound by hunger, sleep, etc. and have the body-binding, the greatest binding. But this one binding of faith and love to the Master is sure to free you from all universal bindings.’

Being good is a good binding. You must either be good or bad. Bad is like bound wrists. Good is like bound feet.
Kabir writes beautifully about this, ‘Good keeps your hands free so that you can even unbind your feet.’

Be good. It pays! Bad makes you mad. Good takes you to God, and the best way to become good is to serve others and try to make others happy. The climax of good is loving. Bad is anger, getting excited; good is forgiving. Biting is bad, but to be bit is good. If you offer your cheek, knowing you could easily wring their neck, that is excellent.”

GLOW International, August 1996, p. 13, ed. Naosherwan Anzar

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