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the garland around him to help His lovers express their love. Then they had to go right around to the other room back to where they had been sitting. The man sat there. Then, more batches were asked to get up and go for darshan, singing and everything. Finally, all this was over and everyone had to leave. Baba would usually make some joke; for instance, He would talk on on obedience and everybody would get ready to obey, to do anything, to jump off the cliff. And so Baba said, "Now, in two minutes flat, I want this hall empty." That kind of obedience is not what they wanted. They'd get up, but everybody wanted to be last. So, as they got up there was a commotion.
In the midst of that Baba said to Eruch, "I want such and such a man here." So, Eruch shouted, "Aloba, Baba wants that man."
Aloba said, "Vishnu," Vishnu said, "Pendu;" they all called along the line, you see. One called out to the other. At this point people were really going out. Baba wanted them to go so there were those obeying faster then others. Right at that hour by the enormous glass doors of the palace, one of the mandali was standing there saying, "This one?" And Baba said, "No." He was tapping each one til at last he came to the right fellow and Baba said, “Yes!" The man was told that Baba wanted to see him. (See, we may know only one side of the story. Nobody knows the inner drama, the inner play between the Beloved and the lover. We just see all of these outer things happening.)
So, he was brought from the Irani side and it was a bit difficult to bring him through all those leaving or wanting to say last minute things. Finally, he got to Baba. Baba gave him a caress, saying, "How's your health?" and asking about his relatives. Then He gave him a pat on the back and said, "Now, go." The man just burst into tears and left. His longing was special, so Baba gave it special measure. Later, the man told us what had happened, “I thought that all my longing was in vain.” But you can never long for Baba in vain. Never. To wait for Baba, to long for Baba, to do for Baba is never in vain.
Well, all those who are eager to get the news from Meherazad, at the Monday night group there in Southern California, to them on behalf of all Meherazad men and women mandali, I send my Jai Baba to you and wish you all the best in His love and in His service. It fills our hearts with great pride and joy to hear how busy you all are spreading His name and His message. The pride is that you hold the treasure in your heart and you have been sharing that treasure. The treasure when shared increases rather than decreases. Surely, it must please Baba, so continue to do so. We are doing just the same here, and this reminds me of the one thng that He had said which I did not pay attention to at the time when it was told to us, but the meaning of it dawned months back and what He said was this: (now I'm trying to quote Him, I hope I'm right) "To love Me is to love all. To love Me in others is also to love Me. But to love others is not to love Me." That does not mean that you should make a conscious effort to hate others, no. He wants us to love others but love Him in others. That would be tantamount to loving Him. But in our conscious effort to please Him by loving others, we fall prey to our own love for others and that is where we are not loving Him. It’s a pleasure to hear from John and Chris that there is real harmony and you all work together as Baba would want us to do with one heart and many hands for Him. Continue to do so. That is a sure sign of your loving Him in others.
Jai Baba to you all, Filis’ Monday night group, I send you my greeting
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