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for dinner. It would be a different color, but had exactly the same taste, and we would kid about that. He is quite a person and, psychologically, he was just the one for me, so you see how Baba arranges these things and they seem just like the ordinary course of events. But these things are arranged very carefully.

 

My spiritual needs were taken care of by the fact that I saw Baba and He gave me personal instructions. Of course. I wasn't the only one He did this for; He does it for everyone that comes to Him and every one who lives there. It's just a wonder how He can do it for each individual―how He can find the time. Not only does He do it for each one that comes to Him but He takes care of all the masses of people who come, too. So when it's said that Baba is the ultimate, don't kid yourself into not believing it, because there are so many things, so many things; you just have to watch Him.

 

There's one saint that came to Baba during the time that I was there, and he was wearing a yellow robe. He has quite a large following himself. He recognizes one thing, and that is that Baba is the Avatar. There's a spiritual rivalry between many of the saints in India because they still have egos, since they've not reached Perfection yet. This particular saint accepts Baba as the Avatar, but he has his ego, and sometimes when he's supposed to make a speech about Baba, he starts talking about himself. Adi was telling me that one time he spoke for fifteen minutes about himself so Adi pulled his shirt and said, “Whom are you talking about, yourself or Baba?” So then he talked about Baba. But he's well-meaning and very intelligent, advanced on the spiritual path; but won't say anything about his spiritual experiences, like others on the path. They seem to like to keep what they experience between themselves and their Master.

 

And then there are many saints that come to Baba who are impostors . . . but Baba receives each one as a good human being. One particular fellow goes around and uses Baba for his own ends. He says "I am a great spiritual saint and Baba recognizes me as such." But Baba doesn't care. He just receives people and accepts people.

 

There are a few of Baba's first disciples who left Baba and wanted to be masters over others. Sometimes they would realize their mistake and come back to Baba. They could repeat to others what Baba said, but they would have no way to convey the love that Baba gives. They would come

 

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