Further, Meher Baba heartened the boys and said that in a way, they were very fortunate that they had not to see the evils and sufferings of the world. Those having eyesight are just as blind for not being enlightened in heart by the love of God. The blind are more enlightened and nearer to God than most of those having eyesight.
Baba was very much touched by the delightful orchestra played by the home. Captain H. J. M. Desai, the Honorary Secretary, expressed grateful thanks to Baba for giving the home an opportunity for his darshan which was an occasion of rare happiness for the blind inmates.
—Bombay, March 13, 1959
"People generally think that the blind are unfortunate. You may also sometimes think so. But it is people with the sight of eyes who are really unfortunate. They think that all the things they see are real. But they never see God, Who alone is real.
"All those who do not see God are blind. The only thing worth seeing is God. So, even those who have physical sight may be more blind than those who are physically blind and love God within.
"Today I embrace you with my love so that some day you may have real sight and see Me everywhere."
—Poona, April 11, 1959