(Feb. 1954) Make me your constant companion. Think of me more than you think of your own self. The more you think of me, the more you will realize my love for you.

Your duty is to keep me constantly with you throughout your thoughts, speech and actions. They do their duty who, sincere in their faith and love, surrender to me, guided by the implicit belief in my divinity as Baba. They, too, do their duty who speak ill of me and condemn me through their writings, urged by their genuine conviction that Baba is a fraud.

But they are hypocrites who, not knowing their own minds, are constantly doubting. They are at times, through false emotions, inclined to believe in me; and at other times, to indulge in slanderous gossip against me. No amount of slander can ever affect or change me, nor any amount of admiration and praise enhance or glorify my divinity.

At a later point, Baba explained to his followers:

When some of my devotees, through their zeal and enthusiasm, speak of me in the highest terms, it is natural for us to encourage them. But if, later on, that enthusiasm wanes and they speak of me in the lowest terms, then, although we do not encourage them, we should at least not check them, harass them, or try to stop them from saying what they feel.

It is not what the world thinks of us that matters, but what God knows about us that matters. Unless we are stripped of all egoistic tendencies and desires, and unless our soul attains its original naked state, we cannot embrace God the Beloved Who is eternally naked in His infinity.

Lord Meher, Original Publication, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, p. 4333.