Serving the little selfless ones is the real service

Baba attended the opening in Ahmednagar of Goma Ganesh’s Babawadi (nursery school).

This message from Baba was read out by Sarosh:

Selfless work, as you all know, has many aspects in the social and political fields. Each aspect thereof, though tinged by a particular cultural background, has its own merit and consequential reward. But the work relating to the welfare of babies is in a class by itself. Babies and infants, everywhere in the world, are the very epitome of God’s purity and innocence. They are guileless and helpless — and yet they desire and expect nothing. Why do men see and recognize the enemy and the criminal outside? Because the so-called enemy and the criminal are already within them. Babies have no criminal or enemy within and, therefore, see none outside.

I am also called “Baba,” which endearingly means a baby. In fact, all God-realized souls are unsophisticated, like babies. I therefore see and enjoy my purity and colorlessness in the unselfconscious ones — the babies.

This is what is real selfless service, when you are serving the little selfless ones — and this is tantamount to rendering service directly unto God. The Biblical statement “And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me,” bears out what I have said.

I bless you all., p2676 October, 1948; Ahmednagar

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