Love for the Lord should not degenerate into fanaticism and hatred of other names and forms. This type of cancer is affecting even eminent men nowadays. But you must avoid it. Believe that all who revere the Lord and walk in fear of sin are your brothers, your nearest kith and kin. Their outer dress or language or skin colour, or even the methods they adopt to express their reverence and fear are not important at all. Sugar dolls are valued for the sugar, not the shapes they are given by the manufacturers. Their sweetness makes men purchase them. Elephant, dog, cat, rat, jackal or lion - it does not matter. That is a matter of individual fancy. Each is sweet, that is the essential thing. The sweetness draws manavas (human beings) towards Madhava; the pravritti (deed) towards nivritti (dedication); the ananda towards Satchitananda (highest bliss). When the appetite for these grows, all low desires and hungers cease.
- Baba -