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SECOND PRIZE      "Baba Story"

Baba   Gives   Him

a   Long   Rope

 

by Dr. H. Bharucha

 

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A. H. was a staunch atheist. One day, while walking along a road, he saw a Meher Baba lover (also one of the Mandali) addressing a big crowd of people. After the meeting, he went up to the speaker and asked him several questions about Baba. Not being satisfied with the answers, he walked away ridiculing such meetings. Some days later, A. H. went with a marriage party to a village. Muniraj, a Baba lover, was amongst the party. Plucking up courage, he went up to A. H. and gave him the "Theme of Creation" by Meher Baba. Knowing that A. H. was a man with an intellectual bent of mind, he had no daring to pick up an argument or explain anything about Baba to A. H. A. H. read the booklet and was quite impressed with its trend of thought. He told Muniraj that he would see him again at his home when they returned.

 

A. H. did not go to see Muniraj, but one day accidentally met him on the road. He then assured Muniraj that he would see him at his home. When they again met, Muniraj offered to give some Meher Baba books to A. H. The latter said that he would read the books only if their authors were not Indians. After reading Meher Baba's books, he told Muniraj, "If Baba is the Avatar, God in human form, He must be omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient." Muniraj said. "Yes,"

 

A. H. came home and said to himself, "If Baba is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, He must prove it to me." After this, Baba proved to A. H. about a hundred and fifty times that He was omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient but A. H. would attribute each experience to coincidence or a chance happening. A few of his experiences are given below.

 

a) Once, A. H. and his friend were returning after a game. A. H. and his friend were both thirsty and their throats were dry. A. H. asked his friend for a candy. His friend said, "If Meher Baba is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, let Him give a candy to you now." Within minutes, another friend came along and unasked for, offered a candy to A. H.

 

b) Once, A. H. was to meet Mr. C. He was delayed for his appointment. He left his home but felt he would miss meeting Mr. C. Once again, he thought of Baba and asked Him to prove His omnipotence. Walking along the road, something goaded him to turn on a street which did not lead to Mr. C.'s house. A. H. turned into the street and soon met Mr. C. who had left his house feeling that the appointment had been cancelled.

 

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