to die of thirst, a Qutub immediately directs an Abdal to go and help him. Baba said that his father was helped by an Abdal when he was dying of thirst and was lost in the deserts of Cutch. At that time, a man with a long beard, carrying a Pakhal (large leather water bag) of water, appeared before his father. No sooner had he drunk the water than the man disappeared.
Baba continued: "An Abdal does important work, but mostly in the male form. Abdals are either male or female in form. An Abdal of the female form does not appear in a male form, but changes from one female form to another as it suits the duty assigned by the Qutub. Likewise an Abdal of the male form does not appear in a female form. The Avtad is always of a male form and does very little work in the way of odd jobs assigned by the Perfect Master."
Baba also hinted that five billion years in Illusion is like a moment in Eternity!
June 6th:— Baba said, "The journey between the third and the fourth planes is very difficult. At this stage the connection between the pilgrim and the Perfect Master is so very delicate that it may he said to be linked with only a hair. Thus neither of them can afford to create a strain or too great a resistance lest the connection snap!"
"Even the longing for union with God must be given up!
"The Nothing came out of the Everything. From this Nothing came out this everything called the Creation. The nothing appears to be everything. Thus, when one crosses the sixth plane to Reality, one has necessarily to pass through complete emptiness, i.e. the Nothing. The experience of this emptiness cannot be described. Sadguru and Majzoobs have all passed through this experience of the emptiness. The experience of this emptiness is of a very short duration for the pilgrim at once passes to the Fana-Fillah state of 'I Am-God' and experiences himself as God, the Everything. For the Perfect Master, who has regained normal consciousness, the Nothing becomes his Universal Body. From this Universal Body everything of the Creation is projected and absorbed, chewed and spat out incessantly."
June 8th:— Baba was in the assembly hall by 7:45 A.M. He gave darshan to more newcomers. He said that he had explained many things during the last four days. He then asked us if we had slept well last night. One of us said she could not sleep because she had a headache. Baba replied,