Volume II  Page 110  §  The Place of Occultism in Spiritual Life: III

DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

which is the world of shadows. As phenomena, they are subject to change, and nothing that changes can have lasting value. Realisation of the eternal Truth is an initiation into the unchangeable Being, which is the supreme Reality; and no acquaintance with the occult world or capacity to manipulate its forces can really amount to realisation of the Truth. The only thing that matters Occult phenomena are as much within the domain of false imagination as are ordinary phenomena of the gross world. From the spiritual point of view the only important thing is to realise the Divine Life and help others to realise it by manifesting it in every-day happenings. 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, purity 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.