East-West Gathering – Conversations with lovers: “I just want your grace and that would settle all accounts in a flash” – Part 1

Eruch was then asked to read 21 points which Baba had dictated. Eruch said, “Baba has given us 21 points, some not even as long as a line. They are not for the lovers of Baba, but for general use.” He read them out and Baba elaborated on some of them:

1. God is absolutely independent. The only way to approach Him is through love, through constant repetition of His name and invocation of His mercy.

2. Mercy is God’s nature.

3. Bliss is God’s original state.

4. Power is God’s Existence.

5. Knowledge is God’s duty.

God cannot be ignorant. It becomes His duty to be all-knowing. God knows everything. He is Knowledge personified — knowing the past, present and future, knowing what has happened millions of years ago in the past and what will happen in millions of years in the future — that is all-knowledge. He cannot help but know everything. Knowledge is His duty.

6. The Infinite state of God gets lost in the infinite jumble of infinite contradictions.

There is no “time,” only eternity. How can you grasp eternity? The one who has realized God realizes there is no such thing as time, space or anything; there is nothing but God. God is all-knowing; He is all-alone; He is One. But the infinite state of God gets lost in the infinite jumble of infinite contradictions. Then God, though all-knowing, asks “Who am I?” through each one of you — that also is a contradiction.

When he reaches that Christ state, he says: “Oh, I am God!” It takes many, many births for anyone to arrive at this answer to the query of “Who am I?” In between this final answer and the Original Question, there are infinite contradictions, many false answers such as, “I am so-and-so, I am man, I am woman, I am big, I am small, I am rich, I am poor, I am white, I am colored,” and so on.

7. To know God in His infinite contradictions is to become conscious of His Consciousness of His Unconsciousness. This is His Beyond, Beyond state.

“Do you follow it, Harry?” Baba asked.

Eruch interrupted, “Baba says even he cannot follow it!” Everyone laughed.

“Explain it to me, Harry!”

Kenmore gave his interpretation, and Baba replied:

If I were in your place, I would say: “Baba, give me your love. I have nothing to do with all these contradictions, all this consciousness and unconsciousness, and consciousness of unconsciousness. I just want your grace and that would settle all accounts in a flash.”

When by the grace of a Perfect Master, one gets that experience of the Infinite for which one has gone through millions of births and deaths, it comes in a flash. A poet says to his Master:

I cannot understand all this;
It goes in one ear and out the other.
Why can’t you give me a glimpse of your Infinite State?

-www.lordmeher.org, p4845
Nov, 1962; East-West Gathering, Guruprasad


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