with the mention of The Trust as the source.
(complete annihilation of the mind)
This message was printed and sent out to Baba’s lovers throughout the world.
From, Meherazad (Pimpalgaon), Maharashtra, India, on Feb.06.1952
“God is everywhere and does everything.
God is within us and knows everything.
God is without us and sees everything.
God is beyond us and IS everything.
…. To try to understand with the mind that which the mind can never understand is futile; and to try to express by sounds of language and in the form of words the transcendental state of the Soul, is even more futile. All that can be said and has been said, and will be said by those who live and experience that State is, that when the false self is lost, the Real Self is found; that the birth of Real can only follow the death of the false; and that dying to ourselves __ the true death which ends all dying __ is the only way to perpetual life.
this means that when the mind with its satellites __desires, cravings, longings __ is completely consumed by the fire of Divine Love, then the infinite, indestructible, indivisible, eternal Self is manifested. This is Manonash, the annihilation of the false, limited, miserable, ignorant, destructible “I”, to be replaced by the Real “I”, the possessor of Infinite Knowledge, Love, Power, Peace, Bliss and Glory, in its unchangeable existence.
Manonash results in this glorious state in which plurality goes and Unity comes, ignorance goes and Knowledge comes, binding goes and Freedom comes. We are all permanently lodged in this shoreless Ocean of Infinite Knowledge, and yet are infinitely ignorant of it, until the mind __ which is the source of this ignorance __ vanishes forever: for ignorance ceases to exist when the mind ceases to exist!
Unless and until ignorance is removed and Knowledge is gained __ the Knowledge whereby the Divine Life is experienced and lived __ everything pertaining to the spiritual seems paradoxical.
God whom we do not see, we say is real: and the world that we do see, we say is false. In experience, what exists for us does not really exists: and what does not exist for us, really exists.
We must lose ourselves in order to find ourselves. Thus loss itself is gain.
We must die to self to live in God. Thus death means life.
We must become completely void inside to be completely possessed by God. Thus complete emptiness means absolute Fullness.
We must become naked of selfhood by possessing nothing, so as to be absorbed in the infinity of God. Thus nothing ,means everything.
…. To sum up my Manonash work in short:
- I feel in all truth that the four months’ Manonash work has been done by me, by the help of God, to my entire satisfaction.
- The result of this work must bear fruit, sooner or later; either in the immediate present, or some time later, or in the distant future.
- The result will bring Freedom to us all in proportion to our merits of Love, Faith and Service.
- This Freedom will be freedom from ignorance, and will be the Knowledge that we always were, are and will be One with God.
- This Knowledge will make us realize and experience Infinite Love, Power, Bliss and Peace, which we always possessed and knew not of.”