How does one work for Baba – Part 1

Work undertaken with honest intent and love for God is Baba’s¬†work, and those who do this are always his.

But the greatest work one can do for Baba is to live the life of love,¬†humility, sincerity and selfless service in which there is no trace of¬†hypocrisy. Baba’s love is for all; and for each of his lovers to help¬†others know this, his or her own life must be a radiating example¬†of love so that it may become the instrument to spread Baba’s love and the truth of Reality. Such a life and such a love are vital and carry the highest responsibility, for behind every thought, word and deed is the all-pervading force of Truth.

To cultivate discipline in one’s self requires self-determination and¬†honest effort if one desires to tread knowingly and consciously the¬†path of love. This discipline may at first appear dry as dust, but¬†with perseverance it will automatically blossom and be¬†transmuted into the very life of the lover.

To help others through one’s own example, one must get not only¬†thoroughly drenched but drowned in love. As a prelude one¬†should attempt to create a balance between the thoughts of the¬†mind and the feelings of the heart. Mind, however, works much¬†faster. Thoughts are like lightning – first there is the flash and later¬†the sound of thunder. For an equilibrium to be reached, the mind –¬†which is the seat of desires – must be made to function more¬†slowly I order to keep pace with the heart, and no amount of¬†silence or fasting can accomplish this.

-Life At Its Best, p63



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