On March 23rd, 1953, BABA gave darshan to the general public at Debra Dun. The following are discourses spontaneously dictated by BABA at that time, and taken down by Kishen Singh, a devotee of BABA at whose house the darshan took place.
A NUMBER of Sikhs were among those who came, and in BABA's presence, were filled with love. BABA turned to one of them and asked him to repeat the favorite hymn of Guru Nanak, the Sikh Master. When the man had done so, BABA advised them to follow the meaning and spiritual significance of that hymn with understanding and love. He then added,
"If, when we grow up we become like children, child-like, not childish, then we can love GOD; because to love GOD we have to be desireless, except with the one desire, the one longing, to be united with GOD. So when we grow up and become child-like, not childish, we can then honestly love GOD. We find GOD everywhere. Nothing can shake, alter or stop that perpetual happiness, but we must first be honest seekers of Truth.
"Great Masters have taught us to think and act in all humility. Nanakji who was GOD Personified, acted as Nanak Das."*
- TO ONE WHO EXPRESSED KEENLY, "What is life?", BABA smilingly replied:
"Life is a Mighty Joke. He who knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem day and night but will find himself incapable of knowing it. Why? People take life seriously, and GOD, lightly; whereas we must take GOD seriously, and life lightly. Then we know that we always were the same and will ever remain the same…the Originator of this Joke. This Knowledge is not achieved by reasoning, but it is the Knowledge of Experience."
* Das —servant.