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Baba continued to inquire solicitously about our health. He told us how "Energy" (Marian Florsheim) and Mrs. Bahjejian had had passports and money stolen from their hotel rooms. Baba gestured, "Isn't it surprising Energy has lost something?" and she replied, "If I lost everything I could stay here!"

 

Baba explained that the word of a big meeting like this gets around and the toughs and pick-pockets are lured to town. But on His mass darshan tours when there were 60,000 or more there were no thieves in the crowd. Once a man had his arm around Eruch's neck and tried to take the rupees out of his pocket. Baba made Eruch give the notes away. “It is your fault, not their fault," He told Eruch.

 

Yesterday, Baba told us, there were 5,000, not the 3,000 expected, many came at the last minute. So He has more work today. He asked us if we noticed the boy with the red loin-cloth who came up on the platform, Balak Bhagavan, and said he was revered as an "avatar'' in Central India. Baba had to explain to him that he should not accept homage, that he had no authority to do so without attaining the Goal and the experience of the state of  "I am God.” "He came to pay his respects to Me, he loves Me very much," Baba said. "There are so many saints of this type in India. There was a man claiming to be My Chargeman, and asked for money from My lovers. He holds classes on spirituality but he himself doesn't know the Path, its difficulties, the love, let alone God-Realization. Very recently he visited Canada and made the people believe that he was a Spiritual Master!”

 

Francis Brabazon set up a large chart in front of us (page 30).

 

Baba: “This is The Chart of The Four Journeys. Charles—are you able to see? The difficult thing is put here in a very simple form. Through your learning, the simplest things have been made very difficult.

 

"When you set out on a journey from place to place, as you have journeyed from the United States, Australia, England and Europe to India, and as some men try to reach the moon, Venus or Mars, you go on an outward, external journey. We will talk here about the inward journey― the real journey. I want you to have a clear understanding of these two sentences:

 

“God is Infinite: His shadow also is infinite. The shadow of God is the Infinite Space in which is the infinite Gross Sphere." Francis pointed to the lines on the chart, as the Master continued:

 

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