were holding me back being drained. Everything just drained right out of me. Like in the shower when the water goes down the drain. I just sat down in the room and wept and wept. All of a sudden, I just knew it. Jesus Christ and Meher Baba were exactly the same person.
When I opened my eyes, I was feeling love, but I sensed a difference now. It wasn’t coming from Jesus. It was coming from Meher Baba. Suddenly, in this inner voice, Baba started telling me how much He loved me. He kept telling me over and over, "I love you, I love you." All this love was coming towards me and Baba said to me, "Do you know how much I love you? This is all a plan. This is all a set-up. Before you left the U.S., you had a dream that you were in a room and there was an unknown figure in the corner that revealed Himself to you with this love. I'm that person. This is that room." And again I broke down and cried. I heard afterwards that all those pictures that were in Meher Baba's bedroom had been put in there after He dropped His body except one. It was that picture of Jesus that was in there. I was told that Baba went up to that picture with Mehera a few times and He pointed to Himself saying, "I'm Jesus." In that same room, I had the opposite experience where Jesus came to me and pointed at that picture and said, "I am Meher Baba."
That's my story. The only reason I tell it is because I hope it makes you closer to Him. That's the important thing. I hope it enables you to really respect other people and where they are spiritually. We're all on different paths. We all have a long journey. We all come to Baba in different ways. My way is a bit strange. There are things that I don't even understand. I can't put together theologically but the one thing I know is that Meher Baba is real and He has completely changed my life. It's only been a year and one half. My first anniversary with Meher Baba was last February 25th. Baba's birthday is my anniversary with Him. But I have one thing to tell you, I know that I've known Him for a long time. I now know that all my precious experiences with Jesus were really experiences with Baba. Jai Baba.
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