Reincarnation, and Involution—but He tells us there is no cause for despair, for the saint was once the sinner, and the sinner becomes the saint. It is for us to play our parts well whatever the role, and so be enriched by the essence of each experience. All experiences are necessary before the slate can be wiped clean of both good and bad impressions (sanskaras) and liberation achieved. This is an important statement of Baba's, for it makes clear that Realization is not achieved by mere goodness as most of us have been taught.
I feel that Baba's silence would be important for us if only for the fact that it is in such contrast to what nearly everyone else in the world is doing. He says that things that are real are given and received in silence. He does not mean by that only physical silence, but an attitude of communion. He does want us to try to understand and think about His silence, for He said in America, "If my silence cannot speak, of what avail would be speeches made by the tongue?"
Because Baba's teaching pays no attention to ritual, nationality, sex, caste or colour, but to the one Universal life in all, it can appeal to everyone whoever or whatever he may be. He comes down to the level of the seeker and gives to each according to their needs. The earnest seeker can find an answer to his questions and receive inner spiritual transformation.
Baba points the way by His humanity, and to all He gives this message:
''Have hope; I have come to help you in winning the one Victory of all Victories—Yourself."
I was scheduled to leave Copenhagen for India in December, 1956, but the journey was unavoidably cancelled due to the cancellation of all passages to Bombay during the extended Suez crises. Baba had advised me to postpone my coming until the following March. I arrived in Karachi on March 14th and the Bombay plane departed the following morning. On the plane to Bombay, a very efficient and athletic young man showed us the