1970 Birthday Message
Through the Grace of my Master, another year of my mission has been completed, and my 76th birthday marks the beginning of a new one. It is my wish that the birthday of the Master be celebrated by all of you as befits the occasion, which is by living up to my words:
Let my words abide in you – and you will abide in me.
The result will be that your minds become pure and the gracious Master can then release your soul from the bondage of mind and matter and take it up to meet His Radiant Form within you. You will then have achieved your second birth, the true one into the beyond. How wonderful it would be if the Master and His children could thus celebrate the coming 77th year of my physical life in this way.
For this, the ground has been prepared for you. You have been put on the Way and given some experience of the God-into-Expression-Power of Light and Sound Principle within you, which can be developed from day to day by right living and devoted meditations. The cause of the Master is the cause of God, and it is for each one of you to make it your cause by being an example of the Master’s teachings, His Light and Love.
Spirituality is a living and practical subject. The right understanding of this has been made clear to you in my Circular Letters of 13 June and 5 November, 1969, which should be read again and again, so that you may compare how your day-to-day living is matching up to them. You will receive further help and encouragement when you read my latest book, entitled ‘Morning Talks,’ which is now in the final stages of publication. These talks, which were given by me in the mornings at the time a number of dear ones from the West were staying here at the Ashram, cover almost every facet of what is required to progress on the Way back to God, and succeed one another in such a way as to form a God-given Spiritual Textbook.
God willing, I hope to be amongst you all sometime this year. If you make earnest efforts to change your lives in accordance with my words, you will develop receptivity to the gracious Master-Power within you, which will receive a boost from the Divine Radiations shed by the Physical Presence of the Master. It is for you to make the effort and for Him to crown your effort with success.
I have Great Love for all of you. Indeed if you knew how much I loved you, you would dance with joy. You will become so intoxicated by His Love that it will carry you straight into the arms of your Beloved within. In this way only will you have celebrated the Master’s birthday as He wishes.
My Love and best wishes go to one and all.