Resurrection – October 9, 1971 – 1:11

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The Swami was able to read his mind and He said to the boy, “You think you can eat what I can eat?” The boy broadened up his shoulders, looked at the Master and he says, “Yes, I can eat.” “Ok, next time when we stop you will eat with me.” The next time they stopped they happened to be invited by a blacksmith and He told the blacksmith to give these disciples fruits, nuts, and vegetables and He in turn went over to the blacksmith’s pit where the fire was and started picking up hot charcoals, molten lead and nails, and start eating. Then He turned to the boy and says, “Come on, let’s eat.” You know what the disciple did? He took a fast run to the back room. He realized he was not there, but out of his ignorance he thought, by looking upon a human being, that he could measure up in consciousness. The Swami was a realized man, but He didn’t do that to go around and tell people that he could eat nails or fire or burning charcoals to convince them. It was that lesson for that boy. That boy got the lesson and he was healed. So it is not starting out to say that you should eat meat or not eat meat. It is what level of consciousness you are moving in. So if you’re a beginner on the path it is wise to gradually eliminate from your diet until you have come to some degree of realization where everything is possible.
— Adano Ley (Resurrection – October 9, 1971 – 1:11)