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|by RAMJOO ABDULLA|
This remarkable account, written by one of the Master's oldest disciples, describes MEHER BABA’S latest phase, his Fiery Life, when 'both freedom and bindings are consumed in the Fire of Divine Love,' as he said. Twelve chapters, of which the first two are given, will appear in The Awakener.
PART ONE: THE FIERY LIFE AND ITS RHYTHM.
T THE END of his New Life, amongst other things, Baba declared in February, 1952, that his Fiery Life would commence from November 15th that year. Although preparations in general were set on foot seven months earlier, what Baba calls the Rhythm for the Fiery Life, was vigorously taken in hand from November first.
Since the auto accident in America, BABA had just begun to move about very slowly, free from all external supports. His movements were still restricted and cumbersome, yet they did not interfere with his creating an atmosphere of intense activity, alertness and industry around himself for the next fortnight.
It is not easy to describe how one apparently disabled could so electrify himself and a host of his people into day and night activity about 'something very big' without actually disclosing anything. In fact, to this day BABA alone knows what his Fiery Life means for him and others concerned. It is best described as the last part of the tripartite 'Free Life' which emerged after Man-O-Nash (annihilation of the mind), at the end of BABA'S 'New Life' phase. During the Fiery Life, both freedoms and bindings are expected to be consumed in the fire of Divine Love, leading to the destruction of the very basis of the illusion of duality and all its paraphernalia.
"From November 15th, my sole concern will be with the Divine Truth of my Realization, which I would like to share with those who seek it . . .
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