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was incorrect to say: "You all and I are One"; the truth is I and you all are One.")

 

At Baba's order Adi repeats a couplet of Hafiz. "He means it is sheer madness to think of God-realization because it is impossible. But should you have this madness, the answer is to become as dust under the feet of a Sadguru or Perfect Master.

 

“At the Eastern sahavas there were four saints. Two of them were genuine saints, and two—let us call them—saints. There was one: Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati. He was on the stage with me; he loves me and wants to spread my message of love far and wide. Godavri Mai from Sakori also participated. She has a large following. People come and pay their respects to her and she is invited to different places. I call her Yashoda—the foster-mother of Krishna. Godavri Mai loves me intensely. When I call her for any occasion she comes and does everything I tell her. She obeys me implicitly.

 

“It is very important to hear what I am going to say. There is a child who was born in Central India whom we call Balak Bhagwan and he was very soon proclaimed as an incarnation of God. Thousands flocked around the child for healing purposes, for paralyzed limbs, for blindness and so forth, and he would give these people dust or water. Newsmen came also, and so many flocked to him that the police had to make arrangements for the crowds. Articles were written about him. They called him 'Balak Bhagwan' or 'Child-God.’

 

"The child grew up; he goes about in just a loin-cloth. He has a very good heart. He knows me. He has now formed the habit of having a flock of people pay their respects to him, bow down and garland him. One day something happened. He wanted to contact me. He was 17 years old. I was in Pimpalgaon and he came all of a sudden and fell at my feet. He wept and embraced me and gave me a tight hug. I made him sit down close to me. He chatted with me and called me 'Meher Mahan'—'Great God.'

 

“I told him he should be careful to allow no one to bow down to him. And if, in spite of this, people got healed through their faith in him, not to take it for granted that he had powers. He promised and went back. Then he came to the sahavas, I made him sit on the dais. I gave discourses during the day and I left Meherabad for Pimpalgaon every evening. He also used

 

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