War – a necessary evil to awaken humanity to higher values

Though it seems difficult, humanity has to emerge out of this dreadful war with unimpaired spiritual integrity, with hearts free from the poison of malice or revenge, with minds dis-burdened of the blows given or received, with souls unscathed by suffering and filled with the spirit of unconditional surrender to the Divine Will which shall ensoul and inspire post-war humanity. In spite of its attendant evils, this war shall play its part in my Mission of helping humanity to fulfill the Divine Plan on Earth and to inherit the coming era of Truth and Love, of Peace and Universal Brotherhood, of Spiritual Understanding and Unbounded Creativity.

This war is a necessary evil; it is in God’s plan, which is to awaken humanity to higher values. If humanity fails to profit by the lessons of war, it will have suffered in vain. This war is teaching that even the man in the street can rise to the greatest heights of sacrifice for the sake of a selfless cause; and it is also teaching that all the mundane things of the world —wealth, possessions, power, fame, family and even the very tenor of life on earth,—are transitory and devoid of lasting values. The incidents of war, shall, through the lessons which they bring, win over man to God, who is the Truth; and they will initiate him into a new life which is inspired by true and lasting values. People are making unlimited sacrifices and enduring untold sufferings for the sake of their country or political ideology; they are, therefore, capable of the same sacrifice and endurance for the sake of God or the Truth. All religions have unequivocally claimed man for the life in the Truth; and it is sheer folly to fight in the name of religions. It is time that men had a fresh vision of the truth that all life is one, and that God is the only thing which is real and the only thing that matters. God is worth living for; and He is also worth dying for; all else is a vain and empty pursuit of illusory values.

– ’Gems from The Discourses of Meher Baba’, p14


“In fact, nothing [in the world] really matters. What really matters is to see me as I really am.”
(www.lordmeher.org, p5150)

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