Sunday, 5 August 2018

Ellimination of the Ego

ELIMINATION OF THE EGO ~~~
Baba's ways of eliminating the ego were both skillful and
subtle, but they did rapidly cut down both prejudice and
pride. To quote Baba,
"The spiritual benefit accruing to an aspirant on the path
approaching a Spiritual Master is in direct proportion to
the weakening or elimination of the ego."
And so Baba might frequently ask you to do just those things
which your nature revolted against, but never gave you the
reason why. At first, we were rarely given occupations which
we had done before joining the ashram but rather chores that we would have avoided doing in the outside world, or which we disliked intensely.
Said one who set to work in the kitchen, "I did not come to
peel potatoes -- I can do this at home. I came to be with
Baba!" Did we think we had come to sit with Baba all day, to
meditate, discuss spiritual subjects, read philosophical
books, escape the problems and monotony of daily life? If such was our vision, Baba through His own example showed us that this was not His way of life.
"All work is My work," He said. Baba was so intensely
practical and I feel it was a help to Baba if those around Him
were practical too.
LOVE ALONE PREVAILS, pp. 241
By Kitty Davy
Copyright 1981 AMBPPCT
Photo Courtesy : Meher Baba Travels

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