“Dante welcomed Baba, explaining that . . . We are indeed fortunate to have Meher Baba with us, for he not only represents, but is a Divine Incarnation. As such, Baba cannot be measured by our intellect alone, for to measure Baba requires more than mere intellectuality. To receive what Baba has to offer, we should give him our loving devotion and attention. Baba comes not to teach, but to awaken.'
"Then he read excerpts from Baba's article 'Love and God Love,' which points out very clearly that only the Masters are capable of giving True Love.
"He concluded by saying . . . 'there is no greater miracle than the Miracle of the Awakened Heart.'
"After five minutes of meditation, Baba spoke through His interpreter, saying how happy He was to be there. Baba is so vibrant and alive that many felt they knew what he was going to say even before the mandali interpretation. Baba gave a beautiful message on Love, and a most graphic description of this life being but a dream state, saying, 'All this is nothing but a dream. When you are asleep, you find yourself talking, enjoying, sometimes you weep, sometimes you are happy, but when you are awake, you realize the pain and joy that you felt in the dream were nothing but a dream.'
‘Even this is a dream—your sitting with Me. The noise of the busses and street cars, this place, the whole city, all of this is nothing but a dream . . .’
‘Suppose tonight, in a dream, you see Baba sitting beside you and explaining 'Don't get entangled in all of this, it is nothing but a dream' then you'd question me saying 'Baba, how could it be a dream? I have so many joys and sorrows. I see so many people around me. I see you, how could it be a dream?' The next day you wake up and you realize that Baba appeared to you in a dream and said it was but a dream.'
‘Even now, at this moment, I tell you that you are dreaming. But how does your mind react? You say 'Baba is with us, how could everything be a dream?' Then I say, 'When you realize Reality, when you are wide awake after Realization, you will realize all that I said is true, it was all nothing but a dream.'
‘Try to make the best of this contact with Me by loving me more and more.'