Seven Sahavas Sayings

Desire for nothing except desirelessness.
Hope for nothing except to rise above all hopes.
Want nothing and you will have everything.

Seek not to possess anything but to surrender everything.
Serve others with the understanding that in them you
are serving me.
Be resigned completely to my will and my will will be yours.
Let nothing shake your faith in me and all your bindings
will be shaken off.

Real happiness lies in making others happy.
The real desire is that which leads you to become perfect
in order to make others perfect.
The real aim is that which aims to make others become
God by first attaining Godhood yourself.

Be angry with none but your weakness.
Hate none but your lustful self.
Be greedy to own more and more wealth of tolerance
and justice.
Let your temptation be to tempt me with your love in
order to receive my grace.
Wage war against your desires and Godhood will be
your victory.

Love others as you would love yourself and all that is yours.
Fortunate are they whose love is tested by misfortunes.
Love demands that the lover sacrifice for the Beloved.

Real living is dying for God.
Live less for yourself and more for others.
One must die to one’s own self to be able to live in all other selves.
One who dies for God lives forever.

This period of Sahavas is the period of my suffering and helplessness.
My glorification will follow my humiliation.

— Meher Baba