Babaji answers the concern of a devotee regarding an individual reputed to be using occult powers to control his followers.
"Fear has no place on the Spiritual Path of Sincere Devotion."
I promise, really, there is no such thing as occult power. What is required of any human being is a strong will power. Also what really matters is your sincerity, your ability to decide what you actually want. If you have a strong will power, nobody can make you follow anything against your free will. If your needs are God and Spiritual Wisdom, naturally you will look for them, and anything else will make you uncomfortable.
When you render service to the cause of a Yogi's (like our Swamiji's) mission, either with money or in any other way, depending on the devotional bhava (the quality of devotion, the attitude of the devotee) , you will naturally be blessed by fruits according to the bhava of your devotion. For example, if one had aspired to worldly name and fame, status, money etc., such a devotee will be blessed in this way. This happens due to the automatic Divine Activity, with worldly things. But these are temporary and will make the devotee more egotistic. The devotee will eventually lose a rare chance to get Liberated from the worldly bondage of birth and death, craving and discontentment, dualities of happiness and unhappiness, etc.
When you render services to the cause of a Yogi's mission with selfless, sincere devotion to God, spiritual truths, and Self Realization, you may not get that worldly name and fame during your lifetime. But you will be blessed with the Ultimate Truth, though this Path may be more difficult than the one we have mentioned in the previous paragraph. The Divine Guru tests severely for Sincerity and Determination. Ultimately one will be blessed with the Truth and Self Realization. If one follows the Path advocated by the Guru sincerely, the Truth Shall Be Revealed. If one is ready to become a fool, there are people ready to fool. Fear has no place on the spiritual path of sincere devotion. The wicked can only harm our worldly possessions and this physical body. They cannot know or touch the Immortal Soul that we really are.
MAY THE HUMANITY BE BLESSED WITH THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF THE SELF, OF THE ULTIMATE TRUTH. MAY PEACE PREVAIL UPON EARTH.
With Love and Blessings,
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