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Baba is Light. He is the dynamo from which all spiritual activity proceeds.

 

He is human and Divine, His the Divine Will speeding through the channels of our being, Divine Love and Order.

 

I go to be accepted by Him.

 

—Fred Marks

 

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From Lud Dimpfl:

 

In various conversations with persons who had stayed with Baba for dif­ferent lengths of time, more than a few mentioned the atmosphere of love which prevailed. Prior to my stay at Meherabad last September, I had no concept of how such an environment could differ from everyday situations.

 

The first two days at Meherabad, I was on my "best behavior." It seemed to me that the other "Westerners" were also. When Baba arrived to see our group for the first time on September 14, we gathered around Him and introduced ourselves. After this, Baba spelled out on the board, "I want you all to be completely natural with each other; not strained." Never have I desired more to do something and felt so unable. How does one act naturally? Baba did not dwell on the subject, but left it as soon as He had brought it up.

 

It was only an hour or so later that several of the Mandali approached me separately. They each asked whether there was anything about the accommodations, the service, the food—anything—that I didn't like. If so, please let them know. They would do their best to correct it. It seemed to me that Baba must have said to them, "See how unhappy and strained these people are. You must do more for them." And yet our accommodations and their consideration were as perfect as they could possibly be. This had the effect of intensifying my desire to be natural as Baba wished.

 

During the weeks that followed, the feeling of distance and need for correctness did start to dissolve. It was a dissolving rather than anything forced. Baba does not move a person by repelling him from avenues which he should not follow. Baba is simply attractive.

 

When an incident such as the foregoing strikes me as much as it did, I am predisposed to assume that others see these events in the identical light.

 

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