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When they got back to Bombay, Baba sat in a circle with His group, and gave them all an opportunity to ask Him questions. The first one designated to ask a question sat next to Ramjoo and the questioning went around the circle away from him so that he would be last. Ramjoo noticed that the questions were all of a personal nature dealing with individuals' problems. Ramjoo did not want to speak to Baba in front of this group. He wanted to speak to Him privately. So Ramjoo was dreading his turn. Baba however stopped the questions just short of Ramjoo. "This is just fine;" thought Ramjoo. But one of the group addressed Baba, calling attention to the fact that Ramjoo hadn't had his turn. Ramjoo thought, "Here everything was working out so well and this fellow has to spoil it." But Baba simply said, "I intend to speak to Ramjoo later."

 

Baba called Ramjoo into His compartment on the train for Poona. He addressed Ramjoo in an authoritative tone. "I happen to be in a position where I can give you anything you want," He said, "wealth, rich possessions, fame, everything. I therefore give you a choice of two alternatives. Either you ask of Me anything you want and I will give it to you, or you agree to do anything I tell you to do from now on." Ramjoo was tongue-tied and taken aback. Baba continued, "I advise you to ask something—any­thing—so this matter can now be finished and I can wash My hands of it, and you also. I will stick to my bargain and give you anything you wish. But you must choose between this or obeying My orders from now on." Ramjoo was silent. "Well," said Baba, you don't have to decide now. But think about it and give me your answer." About half an hour later Baba said, Are you still thinking?" "No," said Ramjoo. "Why not, when I have told you to?" asked Baba. "Because I have made up my mind," said Ramjoo, "I have decided to obey your orders."

 

Baba then instructed Ramjoo to repeat any name of God for one hour each day. This Ramjoo did, and when Baba asked him the next day whether he had done so, (Ramjoo expected He would ask), Ramjoo said that he had. But Ramjoo did not expect the next question. "Which name of God did you use?" Baba asked. Ramjoo answered, "I used Your name, Baba."

 

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From Dana Field:

 

Meherabad, September 18, 1954

My very dear.........:

 

Sahebji  from Meherabad Hill!  I hope you are not fooled into thinking

 

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