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"Tajuddin Baba allowed himself to be kept for many years in a mental hospital in Nagpur! Narayan Maharaj always wore a shirt of fine silk with diamond-studded buttons and rings gleaming with precious stones. These Perfect Masters never gave out the secrets about the Path . . . I am all the Five Perfect Masters put together . . . My body may drop at any time, but remember Me continually with Love . . . God-Realization takes only a split second, but Hafiz broke his head at His Master's feet for forty long years! Rumi was so intelligent that he had more brains than all the pundits of today put together. He wrote a lot of books on spirituality. Once, Shams Tabriz, a Perfect Master of the time, came along to Rumi and flung some of his books in a nearby well. Rumi and the people sitting around him were enraged. Shams pulled the books out of the well again, but they were found to be dry! Rumi, on seeing this, realized that his books were nothing compared to the Knowledge of the Perfect Master and so he himself flung all his books into the well and followed Shams. Shams Tabriz, though being a Perfect Master, used to play 'Chowkhat (a game akin to draughts) which was his favorite game. Rumi would invariably lose the game. After years with Shams, one day while playing the game, Rumi as usual lost and exclaimed, 'Ah! I have lost again!' Shams said, 'No, this time you have won!' That very instant Rumi got God-Realization from His Master."

 

Madhusudan then sang a few ghazals. Baba would interpret here and there. He said, "On the Path, cowards have no place. Hafiz has said that when he became a lover of God, he thought he had got a grip over the 'Pearl’; but he never dreamt of the depth of the ocean and the dangers to be faced from storms and waves.

 

"Guru Nanak once said, 'O God! No one can know Your beginning nor fathom Your end!'" Baba said, “I am that Infinite God. I am God and yet I cannot fathom My Own Self! All these infinitely varied things come out of Me. Once I thought of seeing with My physical eyes all that I had created. I tried to count all the things, but even I failed to fathom My endlessness! The wonder is that everything is within you and yet you cannot see it. The Infinite is within you, and not in space. God is Infinite; you are drops in that Infinite Ocean. When Knowledge dawns, you know everything. The true lover (Mardane Khuda) in his love is continually experiencing a burning, an intense burning for Union with God and is in agony; but he must not complain to his Beloved about his agonies. He should remain cheerful! As soon as he complains, he loses all that he had silently treasured within him. Some Masts (the God-absorbed) are greatly advanced;

 

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