Eruch then read out the message “Internal Conviction” (dictated at 9:30 A.M. that morning): (N0v. 21, 1953)
There are two kinds of experiences – one external and one internal. The external experience can be had by gross means. What we actually see of the gross world with the gross eyes gives us a sort of conviction, but at times even this conviction is based on false analysis. Just as when we happen to see a man drinking milk in a bottle under a toddy tree, we feel convinced having seen this that he must be drinking toddy, which is false. But what is seen with the inner eye gives absolute and definite conviction which can never fail and be false.
When one actually sees God with the inner eye as the Omnipresent Existence, he then only needs to become that Infinite Existence himself. So what is actually needed is not mere theorizing and reasoning, but actual experience which would give eternal conviction, and this can be had only through love.
After these messages were read, Baba turned to Niranjan Singh, stating: “The thing is, we try to understand those things through the mind which we can only understand when there is no mind! You yourself are your own veil.
“When you become invisible, God becomes visible! But this requires experience, and to gain that Experience grace is necessary. It is useless to try to grasp things through the mind, which cannot be understood.”
Lord Meher, Original Publication, Original Publication, Vol. 12, pp. 4243 – 4244.