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how man dies from the inanimate and becomes animate, and then dies from animal forms and becomes man.

 

He explained this to us, using a dog. Baba gathered its limbs altogether, and bent them inside. The head was also bent inside. He explained that this was the state of inanimate. This is the stone form which is the dwelling place of the soul in the beginning. And then, gradually, he opened the limbs. He stretched the legs toward the sky and explained that this is what happens in the plant form. So, this dog was altogether, with all its limbs inside. Then, Baba opened the leg which was pointing up and said that this was the plant, and that it was getting nourishment through the head from the ground. Then he brought down the leg and made the dog stand on four legs. By gestures, he pointed out that this is the animal state. He explained that, when the plant becomes animal, the four limbs extend out, and he stands on four legs. Then Baba made the dog stand up on two feet. Then, Baba said this is the human form and, that, even from the beginning, it was a human. Baba explained all of this very beautifully to us by the use of this dog, all in silence, and it was very enjoyable for us. Many other times, Baba told us stories with gestures; many of them were really very funny.

 

Once they asked us "Do you know what is higher than these clouds?" We said "No." But, of course, we were children then. How did we know what was higher than the clouds? Baba explained that a mother's love is higher than that, it impressed me very much, and has remained in my memory.

 

Previously, I mentioned what advice Baba gave us when we left the school. After that, I could not study any more, because I could not find a school that would satisfy me after being in Baba's school. Everywhere else was just a place of mischief. But Baba’s school was where angels were.

 

When I was 13 or 14, I went to Bombay, and I started to work there. One day, I saw Baba there with two others, one of whom was one of our old teachers at the school. When they saw me, they gestured to me to approach them. The only thing that Baba said was that I should think of him constantly. He pointed this out to me with gestures.

 

Once I had a dream where I saw I was talking to a group of people, shedding tears and telling this to a big audience. So, I wrote a letter to Baba trying to find out this dream meant. Baba answered that just the way I had seen myself talking to people in the dream was the way that I should continue speaking of him to others.

 

In all of my life, in whatever trouble I may have been caught, I would ask help from Baba, and I would receive it. I was never left helpless anywhere. I can even say that in many places, I had great advances with very little trouble. Baba would always say I should constantly keep him in mind, meaning that I should think of him just the way I said. He would always ask this from me. And this was a great help for my external and internal life.

 

Many books are published with a lot of praise for Baba in them. Right now, as I'm speaking, I'm seated here, near Hafiz's tomb. Baba-lovers also love Hafiz. In addition, they consider all the prophets holy and God-sent. They respect them, and they also respect all the spiritually advanced people.

 

In short, in this life of mine, and with the very little knowledge that I have, the only thing I have really been able to understand is this a little bit. God is indeed within ourselves. I have been able to understand this a little bit. God is indeed within ourselves, and all of man's activities originate from His will. They are all under His orders, and happen because of His help. All the wants and desires spring from the power that God has put in our being. Man is not his little self, but God. It is God in man who has all of these attributes, and who does all of these deeds, actions, and speeches. When man begins to feel this way, he finds a very close communication with God and he won't feel himself separate from the rest of the people in the world. Of course, this is beyond human

 

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