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 12

 

“To know Baba is not a matter of eating Indian sweets. One has to die to oneself to know Me. It is not just a joke—this Love."

 

"Be happy, and forget everything except what you experience here. The meeting on the 29th and 30th will be unique, and it will be lasting in its effect. Until then, don't worry about anything; be cheerful, be honest, and look after your health. Then after the meeting is over I want you to go back directly to your destination and to take back intact the atmosphere of the meeting."

 

Baba then asked each of us to say something. Malcolm quoted one of the songs of Kabir, which ran, "Where is the need for words when Love has made drunken the heart?"

John Bass said, I really don't know what to say. My mind is a blank."

 

“To be blank is an excellent thing," Baba replied.

 

Lud Dimpfl was next, and he said something about being tongue-tied, ending with, "And we sit here like a bundle of sticks!" Baba smiled, and replied, "Say 'I,' not ‘we’."

 

Lud thought Baba was displeased with him, and said something to that effect. He was greatly distressed. Baba reassured him.

 

"I love you, and I will never be displeased. Speak from your heart. If you hide what you feel, you will not be honest. I love you for being honest. I really love you. Say whatever you feel, but say 'I’, not 'we.' Do you feel happy?"

 

Lud said he did, and Baba asked, what else was necessary?

 

Philippe told how deeply impressed he was with Baba's darshan on the 12th, and said something to the effect that it must have been a great strain on His body.

 

"Before I drop My body," Baba replied, "I will again go through violent attacks on the body. What has to happen will happen and I will gladly undergo all this for the sake of humanity. My only happiness lies in making people understand, not through the mind, but through experience, that God alone is the Beloved for Whom we exist. In the meeting, I will make this clear as never before, and any of you who are strong enough to carry

 

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