There was a Yogi, who acquired great occult powers. One day, he went to a town and offered food out of a small bowl to the inhabitants.
Thousands and thousands of persons partook of the rice given from his small bowl. But the bowl never got emptied. And those who were amazed at his extraordinary powers began to admire and follow him. As this Yogi was thus exploiting the people through his miraculous powers, a Perfect Master approached him and begged of food from his well-renowned bowl. Now, the Yogi, according to his practice was determined to give food to this newcomer until he was satisfied. But as he went on giving food the Master went on eating, never coming to a stop, until at last the Yogi got tired of giving. The Yogi then intuitively knew that he was now face to face with one who was spiritually much greater than himself. And as soon as he realized this he was humbled and surrendered himself to the Master, beseeching him to give him the true spiritual light. It was through his humility that he won the redeeming grace of the Master.
THREE BIRTHDAY CABLES FROM BABA – 1968
LET MY LOVERS REJOICE ON MY 74TH BIRTHDAY BECAUSE, SOON AFTER THE 25th OF MARCH, SOMETHING GREAT WILL HAPPEN THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
FROM MY SECLUSION I SEND MY LOVE BLESSING TO ALL GATHERED IN MY LOVE TO CELEBRATE MY 74th BIRTHDAY STOP LOVE MAKES THE FORMLESS AND INFINITE BECOME ENFORMED AND FINITE AS THE GODMAN AMONG MEN STOP LOVE ME MORE AND MORE BECAUSE FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE I HAVE COME AMONG YOU
ON THIS MY APPARENT PHYSICAL BIRTHDAY I SEND MY HOMAGE AND OBEISANCE TO MY LOVERS WHO LIVE FOR ME AND WOULD IF ORDERED DIE FOR ME STOP INFORM ALL THROUGH AWAKENER