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My self-imposed suffering which is begotten of my compassion and love for mankind."

 

It is only a mother overflowing with love for her children that can speak in these words.

 

This Sahavas is an unique idea conceived by Baba. It is, as He has described it, the intimacy of give and take of love. He is the Ocean of Love and He gave an opportunity to His lovers and called upon them to draw as much from this Ocean of Love as possible on this unique occasion. He has said that this will be the last Sahavas, but it is difficult for us to believe it. If we have passed the test which Baba laid down for us before His retirement in July, 1958, and if we have held fast to Him and been able to satisfy Him, we are sure that there will be many more of these Sahavas programs.

 

Let everyone ponder over the unique message of Baba about God the Mother and derive new hope and inspiration to love Baba as the Mother and diffuse this love to all.

 

Baba and the Nilkanthwala Mast

Just before the 10th of July, 1958, Baba ordered one of his close disciples at Dehra Dun to go to Hardwar and bring with him the Nilkanthwala Mast to Meherazad, to be near Baba in His seclusion. The following is the account of the Mast as given by the disciple:

 

On the 4th of July, 1958, when I reached the place where Nilkanth Mast stayed, I found him as if ready for some long journey. We looked at each other and before I was able to pay my respects to him, he ordered me to come and sit in front of him. This he communicated to me through gestures. He has the habit of communicating through gestures quickly in an authoritative manner.

 

After a while I requested him to come with me to Ahmednagar to meet dear Baba. I told him that the journey would be made in 2nd class according to his usual habit. He conveyed his willingness for the journey by clapping his hands loudly. We reached Hardwar Railway Station five hours before the scheduled time for the arrival of the train, so the Mast had to wait in the waiting room.

 

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