“Remember me and all headaches will disappear." Another woman said she could not sleep as she was constantly thinking of Baba. Baba gestured, "If you do not get sleep for this reason, then it is good."
One lover's luggage was stolen while he was coming from Bombay to Poona. He lost practically all the clothes that he had and also some money. Baba said, “It’s good that you have no family or you would have lost that also. If you had got lost, it would have been good. If you don't brood over the loss of your belongings, then it is something you have achieved."
A woman who had been composing poems about Baba for a long time, was asked to sing by Baba. She had longed for this opportunity, and all her poems were on the theme that she should be called by Baba to rest at his feet for ever. She sang very well, with fervent love. Tears rolled down her cheeks. When she finished singing she fell at Baba's feet and wept. Baba gestured to one of us to help her to rise and then she returned to her Lata* [sic] to sing. At 9:00 A.M. a radio artist played for about half an hour on seat. Baba told us she has her M.A. degree in Philosophy. Baba then asked a Shehnai.
Baba then talked of a Mr. X who had come for an interview with him. He told Baba of all his experiences that he felt he had had of the path. Baba said, "The man had a mental breakdown four years back for which he had consulted a doctor. The next day after this he came to me for the first time and embraced me. During the eight days that followed this embrace he said he had complete peace and tranquility of mind and also inner experiences like hearing celestial music, smelling unearthly scents, seeing circles, colors, and lights. He has been describing and discussing these experiences with others. He felt that he was very near the Goal. I told him not to discuss these experiences as they have no significance and are illusory. I gave him instructions to get up at 3:00 A.M. as was his usual practice for meditation, but to remember me before beginning meditation." Baba continued, “Had I not exhorted him, he would have been an addition to the present-day hypocritical saints. Getting enamored of such experiences is rawness on the Path. Love for God is something quite different. In Love there is no compromise. Either you love God or you don't. Hafiz says, 'In the school of God and in the company of the Perfect Master, try, try and try again so that one day you also become Perfect. Wash this coppery existence off your hands, so that one day you get the alchemy of Love and become gold.' Hafiz adds that even to think of being united with God is sheer madness because it is almost impossible, but if you must persist in your madness then become the dust at the feet of a Perfect Master, for only then it may be possible."
*Lata is a misprint in the original Awakener. In Dr. Bharucha's 2018 book Glimpses of Guruprasad, page 342 it says "seat."