These 15 Questions can tell You the meanings of words like RELIGION, LIFE etc..

Q1.What is Meher Baba's religion?
A.He says,"My personal religion is my being the ancient infinite one; and the religion I impart to all is love for God which is the truth of all religions."

Q2.What,in Meher Baba's opinion is,purpose of life?
A."The purpose of life is to recognise God within realise our oneness with the infinite. This can be acheived through love for God. This can be done even whilst attending to our worldly duties. In every day walks of life and amidst intense activities we should feel we should feel detached and dedicate our doings to our beloved God." -Meher Baba

Q3.What is Life?
A. According to Meher Baba,"Life is a Mighty Joke.He who knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem day and night, but will find himself incapable of knowing it. Why? people take life seriously, and God lightly;whereas we must take God seriously,and take life lightly.Then,we know that we always were the same and will ever remain the same.......the Originator of this joke. This knowledge is not acheived by reasoning.But it is the knowledge of experience."

Q4.What is Baba's work?
A. "As far as my inner life and internal activities are concerned,only God and those who are one with God can know and understand.As far as my external activities are concerned,regarding my work with the God-intoxicated,saints,sadhus, and the poor,of contacting them,serving them and bowing down to them in whole hearted devotion,they have all been mostly recorded'........"  -Meher Baba

Q5.Why is it necessary to have the aid of the Perfect Master in order to attain perfection?
A."Only a Perfect Master wo is the veritable incarnation of Divinity,can awaken in the individual the fire of Divine Love which consumes in its flames the lesser desires of the body, mind, and world, all of which must be completely relinquished before perfection can be realised". -Meher Baba

Q6.Why doesn't Meher Baba perform miracles?
A. Meher Baba's miracles are performed silently in the hearts of his followers, awakening them to the spiritual values and true purpose of life. He says, "My first and last miracle will be performed when I break my silence.It will be the greatest miracle of all times.When I perfoorm that miracle, I won't raise the dead but I will make those who live for the world dead to the world and live in God; I won't give sight to the blind but make people blind to illusion and make them see God the Reality". "There is no grater miracle than the miracle of the Awakened heart". -Meher Baba

Q7.Why should misery perpetually exist o earth in spite of God's Infinite Love and Mercy?
A. "The source of eternal bliss is the self in all and the cause of perpetual misery is the selfishness of all.As long as satisfaction is derived through selfish pursuits,misery will always exist. Only because of the infinite Love and Mercy of God can man learn to realise ,through the lessons of misery on earth,that inherent in him is the source  of Infinite Bliss and that all suffering is his labour of Love to unveil his own infinite Self" -Meher Baba

Q8.How does Meher Baba help mankind?
A."I have come to sow the seeds of Love in your hearts so that in spite of all superficial diversity which your life in illusion must experience and endure,the feeling of Oneness through Love is brought aboutamongst all nations, creeds sects and castes of the world." -Meher Baba

Q9.What is Meher Baba's experience concerning money?
A."whether it is good or bad to posess money depends entirely on the use we make of it. Fire can serve and warm a man;fire can also burn and destroy a man" -Meher Baba

Q10.Is it possible for man to get at the TRUTH?
A. "Discard all falsehoods to get at the truth. Discard all that which does not endure, and you will realise the TRUTH". -Meher Baba

Q11.Is there any part of self that endures?
A. "Yes,You alone endure and the rest of your self is to be discarded to realise the real SELF that is YOU".  -Meher Baba

Q12.What is Baba's attitude towards 'prayer' or 'worship'?
A."...The ideal prayer to the lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of his being. You praise him, not in the spirit of bargain(or expectation),but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what he really is. You praise him because he is praiseworthy. All prayers with a motive fall short of the ideal prayer which is without motive. If you pray with a motive to do good to someone,your prayer may actually bring about good both to him and to yourself. Some peoople pray for the spiritual benefit of those who have done them some wrong. There also they are helping others spiritually ........ In the entire spiritual panorama of universe,nothing is more sublime than a spontaneous prayer.........In its highest form, prayer leaves no room for the illusory diarchy of the lover and the beloved. It is a return to one's own being".

Q13.How can one get happiness?
A."If man wants the happiness he is striving for,let him be more aggressive towards himself and more tolerant towards others". He also says, "Real Happiness lies in making others happy".

Q14.What does Meher Baba mean by God?
A. "God cannot be theorised;God cannot be discussed; God cannot be argued about; God cannot be explained; God cannot be understood; God can only be lived by losing ourselves in him through Love. God is Love. Infinite Love is God. Love God and you will find that your own self is nothing but God."   -Meher Baba

Q15.How to love GOD?
A. "To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow-beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God." -Meher Baba