2) Logically, it is very simple to understand that- Baba is referring to the percentage of TRUTH in the Scriptures, including the Bhakti pictures, to be MINUSCULE or NEGLIGIBLE - ONLY AS MUCH AS a MINUTE PINCH of salt, when COMPARED to the LARGE VOLUME of flour.
The soul is also small in comparison to the body. And when we don't have knowledge we see the body only. But when we receive the introduction of the soul and with practice we start seeing the soul within the body and we concentrate on that.
In the same way there is truth in the scriptures that is hidden to our vision, that we see when we receive the third eye of knowledge. Baba has explained many things from the scriptures and the meaning of many practices from the path of Bhakti. The scriptures the festivals and practices refer to this time, and when we know the reality of the Confluence Age and the points of knowledge and we tally it with the scriptures we see the truth in them.
The knowledge in the Murlis is from the scriptures. The comparison with the salt is from the upanishads. It is used to describe how the self is dissolved and cannot be taken back, but we can taste its saltiness that is we can judge about it through its manifestations. Along with this comparison another one is used. A banana is taken and one is asked to show where is the banana seed in it. We are unable to show the seed although everything has come from that seed, but it got dissolved in the whole tree and the fruit. But still we have a banana tree and a banana fruit and not a mango tree and fruit, because the seed is manifested in the tree and the fruit. And the seed is small in comparison to the tree.
On the path of Bhakti we have expansion, knowledge goes from essence to expansion and there is an attempt to achieve what was once a natural state. And at the Confluence Age we are able to get back into the essence, that is to trace the path of the salt back. Baba has said that he narrates the essence of the scriptures. He narrates in nutshell.
There is truth in the scriptures, because there is truth in those who have written them, because they have taken the knowledge from the supreme Father in the Confluence Age, who is the truth god Father. This true knowledge from the supreme Father at the Confluence Age that everyone takes is then mixed with ones own opinion, but we can taste the truth in it, we can see it manifested in the scriptures, it is from where the knowledge originates.
There will be truth in the scriptures to the extent that the one who wrote them learned in the Confluence Age. And Baba has established it that the more one does Bhakti the more Gyan he takes in the Confluence Age, so certainly the people on the path of Bhakti who are most learned are the same people who in the Confluence Age take most knowledge and through knowledge claim highest status. And this knowledge when put into practice results in soul-coniousness and whatever comes out in this stage is true.
The older the something, the purer it is. Old is gold. It is because it is nearer to that initial times when the souls were in their satopradhan stage and stage of soul-consiousness. Scriptures were created by people in purer state of mind than ours today.
First pictures get created. First living pictures get created. Then on looking the pictures scriptures are made. In the Yagya also first there were visions and then knowledge. On the path of knowledge also we first have the pictures prepared and then we have their clarification. In the outside world also we have the pictures in the caves first.
The knowledge is also going to meet with science and will be proved true. Will it not be proved true through the scriptures also?
Baba has said that this drama is perfect, everything is well on its place and we cannot add or take anything. And it is said that truth is whatever happens practically. This drama happens practically. This drama is true, but there is happiness and sorrow in that. Truth is whatever is beneficial. After the Copper Age, will there be benefit in following the scriptures or in not following them? There will be benefit in following the scriptures, because, although created by men, but they are created by wise men and through them one tries to achieve some benefit and they have some truth in them and what is important is to make effort. They speak about the soul etc. If we don't practice Bhakti we don't receive knowledge at the Confluence Age. And on the path of Bhakti, if we don't do Bhakti we will certainly sin. It is said that there may not be benefit, but at least at times of doing Bhakti we don't sin. So by doing Bhakti we sin less.
It is also said that people have written their own matters in the scriptures. The one who is soul-conscious will write about soul-copiousness and the soul of Ram and Krishna will write scriptures about Ram and Krishna. At that time there is no God, but at least we could follow the greatest among human beings.
In the comparison with the salt, it is not that the flower is of no use. We make the bread for the flour and not for the salt in it. You may say that the salt gives some taste to it, makes it stick together, but we can even have bread without salt and eating just salt is no good. You can have just a little knowledge, but if you put it into practice it becomes real knowledge. It is said that everything is just a matter of one lesson of Om Shanti. Or as Mama has said – we can become complete with the practice of just one word -self respect. So the idea is that the little and powerful in taste sault gives taste to the whole life of the flower, gives truthfulness to the scriptures. We may read a thick scripture, but if we find a little truth in it, will we say that we wasted our time? No, we read the whole of it, just for that truth. But will we be able to digest it just if someone gives it directly to us. Not so much, because we don't value things that we have not made effort for. And at the times of the scriptures no one has true knowledge. It is only now that we can reject them. But Baba uses the scriptures to explain. He says not to go into them so that we don't lose our time that we can use in Godly study now when we have it. But this knowledge requires soil and this soil is our intellect and this soil is the flour in which the truth is dissolved and our mind becomes from non-salty-tamopradhan to salty – satopradhan.
And after all it depends on what we see. Do we see the truth or the falsehood. There is only one soul who is only truth, rest are mixed. But we can see some truth in them. And they have truth numberwise. And the most prominent people on the path of Bhakti become most prominent people on the path of knowledge, it is the best we have, there is no 100 % truth at that time.
The flour is the Bhakti we have done and the salt is the knowledge we receive.