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Full text of "Sri Sai Baba`S:Charters And Sayings"

CHAPTER IV
LOVE

WE come now to the last of the four qualifications.

Of all the Qualifications, Love is the most important
for if it is strong enough in a man, it forces him to acquire
all the rest, and all the rest without it would never be
sufficient. Often it is translated as an intense desire for
liberation from the round of births and deaths, and for
union with God. But to put it in that way sounds selfish,
and gives only ,part of the meaning.

You know that in this book, At the Feet of the
Master, there are several departures from the
ordinary translation of these qualifications. Of all
these departures this one is the most daring—the
translation of mumukshatva as (t love ". I cannot call
it a translation; it is not that, it is a paraphrase. We
do not, of course, all know Samskrit, but most of us
know from our reading of Theosophical books, that
moksha means liberation, and you see that mumuk"
shatva is the same word, is derived from it. The
termination tva in Samskrit is something like the
termination ^ness^ in English. You speak of a
thing being full—t< the quality of a thing being full is
fullness," and in the same way the quality of seeking