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“Only the Avatar, whenever he lives amidst mankind, has to undergo humiliation. When there are five Perfect Masters who are God personified and who control and look after the affairs of the universe, what need is there for them to precipitate the Incarnation of God on earth? They bring Him down to shoulder the sufferings of humanity. The five Perfect Master are not as much vilified or humiliated as the Avatar is. I have been made to take this human form by the five Perfect Masters of this age to bear the cross and to undergo humiliation.

 

"You have read in the Gospels wherein Christ said to His Apostles, 'you will deny Me.' This did happen when Peter, the chief Apostle, denied Jesus. The thing is that during the phase of humiliation the circumstances will so array themselves that you won't be aware when my 'daaman' has slipped out of your hands. At that time, you may even feel justified in leaving me.

 

"But if you feel that this should not happen, there is one remedy. You should grasp well all what I say, and act upon it with understanding. You should also tell all what you hear today to those who are not present. In short, I clearly see the 'dark cloud.’ I do not wish to make a mere mention of the 'dark cloud' without any reason; but this is my loving warning to you so that my 'daaman ' may not slip from your hands!

 

"Today I also wish to tell you about some other important points. I will start with the topic of saints. These days this point is often brought to my notice from the letters I receive from my lovers. Some write, 'Baba, you often enter into seclusion for long periods. Very rarely do we get an opportunity to have your sahavas. We are not even permitted to have your darshan for months together! This often makes us feel inclined to visit saints and be in their company.' They also ask me whether they should follow certain instructions given by the saints.

 

"A few days back a wife of one of my devotees wrote to me that a certain person who called himself a saint, told her that he was ordered by me to guard their house and that he loved me very much. Apart from the truth of his statement, the point which struck me is that if such things were to continue anybody could approach my devotees and may even demand hundreds of rupees in my name, and thus may easily deceive them. To say whether a saint is real or an imitation one is my right alone and not yours."

 

At this point someone intervened, "Baba, we go to saints because we

 

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