The Essence Of All Being

Last Sunday, we attended Sebastian Baker’s 70th Continuation Day (aka Birthday) party. My wife made the birthday cakes – enough for 60 people and it got devoured!

To show his appreciation for Mala’s cakes, he gave us a gift of a book of his photographs called, Portals: Images and Verse. He is an accomplished photographer as the picture below confirms.

His generosity and charm seemed to hide the fact that he has been a devotee of Meher Baba for umteen years.

To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing in the world of forms, truth, love, harmony and beauty – this is the sole game which has intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents and attainments in themselves can have no lasting importance.

— Meher Baba, The Discourses

meyer baba shrine

Meher Baba Shrine, Meherabad, India
Photo Sebastian Baker

For the past 40 years, I have carried this quote on a folded card in my wallet! I didn’t realize this until I took out the age battered card to see what it said. Sebastian gave me a refresher card about 20 years ago.

What quotes do you carry in your pocket? Please share.

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