house and walked around, and in the corner of the room somebody was there. I didn’t know who it was. There was this form, like an energy form. It was the friendliest being I had ever met. I went over to him and we started having a conversation. Suddenly, I realized that this person knew everything about me. Not only did this person know everything about me, but he loved me. Boy, did this person love me! Who was this? Who could know everything about me and still love me like this? In the dream, I got on my knees and thought to myself, "This is God. I am talking to God." I knelt down and started weeping out loud and all of a sudden I sat up in the bed. I woke myself up, screaming out loud, crying out loud in bed. There were tears in my eyes and suddenly for the first time since I was at Melodyland, I experienced a presence of God's power in the middle of the night. I said, "I'm having a spiritual experience. I can't believe this. It's the Holy Ghost again. What am I experiencing?" It amazed me. I said to myself, "Wouldn't this be something if this had something to do with India?" I got to be a little suspicious, but I thought "No, this can't be it. Forget this. I have too much theology to get into this."
We went to India, and took our trip everywhere.
Finally we got to Meherabad. It was just like the birthday party. Only they were playing volleyball, they were playing caroms. We walked around the property. Nothing impressed me yet. Wayne wanted to show me Baba's tomb. We walked in. I thought, "Well; this is the holy of holies to these people." Nothing. I thought "Well, I might as well make the best of this. They said there was a library open, you're always able to check out books." So I went in there and thought maybe I'd get a book and read. I looked at all the books and wondered what book I should read. They were all Baba books. There was one skinny one, The Everything and The Nothing. I don't know why I reached for that but I pulled it out and looked at it and the first thing my eyes hit on was the line, "I have brought you here from hundreds of miles to spend time with me." I thought "Boy!" (Being a Charismatic, I was into getting messages from God.) "This is how Baba deals with Charismatics." If you can't relate to my experience, understand this special situation poor Baba had here in India. I thought "I have brought you here from hundreds of miles to spend time with me."
Well, the next day I walked up to the tomb and I went in there. This is not where I had my experience, I know you're all waiting for my major experience. The tomb on this day was not where I had it. But you know what I did experience in the tomb on that day? I wasn't ready for this: It shocked me. It disturbed me, if anything. I went in there, sat down and sensed the Holy Spirit's presence there. You know what that does to a Charismatic? It doesn't convert them, it frustrates them. Because I know what the Holy Spirit feels like. I preached it. I preached it on TV. I told people what they needed to experience. I prayed over them. I said, "When you have this experience, you're gonna have new life." I went in there, sat in there and I started sensing this. I thought . . . Oh, oh. I walked back down to the Pilgrim Center and I was mad. I went to dinner that evening and I thought these people are creepy people. I have too much theology in my head to get into this. These are international hippies, that's what they are. They're flaky people, they just come here to dress in weird clothes because they can't be hippies in San Francisco anymore. They travel around the country. You can hear where they've been last and where they plan to go next. I was very irritated. My theology was not fitting into this experience at all. I went up to the library to get another book because I was getting irritated. I got The Mastery of Consciousness. My theology was not in that book at all. I was irritated some more. I went into the tomb again sensing that Holy Spirit and I said, "No way! No way." I was mad at this point. In fact I was so mad at this point, I was ready to leave. I was ready to go to Goa or something. I was having a problem and I really didn't want to be there.