Song of New Life
[By Dr. Ghani Munsiff ,31st oct. 1949]

Listen to the silent words of Meher Baba;
The life of all lovers of God is in these words.
You who are serious to follow the New Life
Will renounce your ephemeral existence.
We have taken to this life
in which we rely only upon God;
Our will is strengthened by our oath.
We merrily sing the song of hopelessness;
We invite all calamities and difficulties.

We neither wail over lost hopes,
nor complain about promises,
Or covet honour, or shun disgrace.
Backbiting is ended and
we do not fear anyone;
This is the tenor of our New Life.

No confusion in the mind now,
neither are any ties left;
Pride, anger, lust and greed are sloughed off.
No religion for any of us,
nor care for physical and mental aims.
The Sheikh and the Brahmin
are now in the same boat.

There is for us all no small or great.
Neither disciple, master nor Godhood exist.
Brotherliness is the link,
And our common enjoyment of suffering.
This world or the next, hell or heaven,
we are no longer concerned with.


Shaktis and siddhis, occultism and miracles,
we are no longer plagued with.
All false impressions have been purged from the mind;
Now we live in the active present.

Dear ones, take seriously the words of Baba
'Although now I am on the same level with you,
Yet all orders from me, good, bad, or extraordinary,
You should caryy out immediately, leaving the result to God.

Even if the heavens fall,
Do not let go the hand of Truth;
Let not despair or disappointment ravage and
destroy the garden of your life;
You beautify it by contentment and self-sufficiency.
Even though your heart be cut to bits,
let a smile be on your lips.
Here I divulge to you a truth:
Hidden in your empty hands is treasure untold;
Your beggarly life is the envy of kings.

'God exists indeed, and true are the Prophets,
Every cycle has an Avatar, and every moment a wali.
For us, however, it is only hopelessness and helplessness,
How else can I describe to you what our New Life is ?'