Monday, September 11, 2006

Truth Cannot be Grasped . . .

"Truth cannot be grasped by skipping over the surface of life and multiplying superficial contacts. It requires the preparedness of mind which can centre its capacities upon selected experiences and free itself from its limiting features. This process of discrimination between the higher and the lower, and the transcendence of the lower in favour of the higher, is made possible through wholehearted concentration and a real and earnest interest in life. Such whole-hearted concentration and real interest is necessarily precluded when the mind becomes a slave to the habit of running at a tangent and wandering between many possible objects of similar experience " (Meher Baba, Discourses, I.147).