stone; I think that feeling is perfectly described in the penultimate verse of the Beguine: "Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember." And then He says, "Now let them begin the Beguine. I’ll come back as Avatar, I'll charm them, those who really love, I will make them adore Me, they shall become My lovers, and I will be their Beloved, and after I have charmed them, I’ll allow them to woo Me, and I'll respond to their wooing as all Beloveds respond to their lovers." Then in the beautiful last verse, lover and Beloved finally come together and the Divine Beloved hears the lover say, "Darling, I love you," and they are one.
Beloved Baba knew we would forget Him, and He left His need in this song. He even allowed it to be played when He dropped His bodily form, because it stresses the importance of how He needs us to know He waits for someone to breathe His name and tell Him, "I love you," as a true lover would tell His Beloved. He needs us to need Him.
A constant and firmly based faith in Baba can transform one's life. It is the miracle. The transformation is the actual Divine process which is being accelerated in the human being today. In terminology of the four main religions of the world, that which is taking place in the human being is described, in the time-honored phrase, as redemption and salvation of the human soul. What I want to point out is that the carrying out of Baba's wish is one of the direct ways which is sustained by His grace and sealed by His love. Baba's wish was given in 1955 in America at Myrtle Beach. I sat at Baba's feet. He was giving a large discourse and there are intervals in the discourse when He had this wish of His read out on three separate occasions and that is the importance of it. The people who were there were for the world. I’ll read it out to you:
|Baba said: The lover has to keep the wish of the Beloved.|
|My wish for My lovers is as follows:|
|1.||Do not shirk your responsibilities.|
|2.||Attend faithfully to your worldly duties, but keep always|
|in the back of your mind that all this is Baba's.|
|3.||When you feel happy, think: "Baba wants me to be|
|When you suffer, think: "Baba wants me to suffer."|
Be resigned to every situation and think honestly and
|sincerely: "Baba has placed me in this situation."|
|5.||With the understanding that Baba is in everyone, try to|
|help and serve others.|
|6.||I say with My Divine Authority to each and all that who-|
|soever takes My name at time of breathing his last|
|comes to Me; so do not forget to remember Me in your|
|last moments. Unless you start remembering Me from|
|now on, it will be difficult to remember Me when your|
|end approaches. You should start practicing from now|
|on. Even if you take My name only once every day, you|
|will not forget to remember Me in you dying moments.|
Then Baba explained, "To come to Me" means, experiencing Me as I am . . . no more births and deaths, but it does not mean the state of a Master of Perfection; that is only attained in the gross body. So if you are not blessed with this state of Perfection, at least you can have liberation, if you take My Name at the moment of departing, you will come to Me.
Baba said, "I am the Ancient One residing in every heart, therefore love others, make others happy, serve others even at the discomfort to yourselves. This is to love Me. I suffer for the whole universe; unless I suffer how could I ask My lovers to suffer for others? I am one with all on every level."
But if Baba lovers and aspirants are not to be unduly disturbed by what goes on around them, it is their task to find poise and contentment within themselves, for now they are able, through Baba's grace, better equipped to render help to our fellow beings. The aspiring Baba