needs it. If she finds you weak in your wants—then too she must love you—you need it.
"If a mother found her child sick or weak she would fondle it more, love it more. So when anyone of you is weak, the rest of you should love that one more. By weak, I mean taken up with desires. Anger is weakness; pride is weakness; and so on. So all try. As Kaka says, 'No discuss, just try.'
"From today, I want everyone of you to sit silent and alone for five minutes and try to look within This five minutes is not meditation, it is just a 'looking within.' Now, how to do this?
"Sit in a relaxed position—don't think of anything, not even of Baba. Close the eyes and mentally look within and imagine yourself as infinite within. Let the idea that you are infinite remain for five minutes. How do you imagine yourself infinite? You can imagine the Infinite as sky, ocean, or vast emptiness. And let this one thought be in your mind—that you are infinite within. (This we all tried to do.) Is it clear?
From now on one hour's meditation as usual every day according to individual instructions. And when I am here, half an hour's silence with me in the evening. Also from today, this extra five minutes. It is very, very important for me to help you and to give you what I want to give."
Our twenty days of rest or "orientation" ended and each was given his or her daily tasks for the following months. Baba called them "Light duties for the first five months." (February to June, 1937.)
"Three months (January, February and March), all to stay at Nasik. If necessary three months (April, May, June) all to stay at Panchgani."
Did Baba feel we might get bored so held this change before us?—or was he thinking of the approaching heat? Who can say? Baba continued:
"So we have five months to make preparations for the future program commencing July, 1937—with hard work for all in different capacities and departments." First, Baba outlined his own program as follows:
Baba’s Visits—Nasik—Every Monday.
To start 8 A.M. from Rahuri; arrive 11 A.M. Nasik. Stay Monday night—also Tuesday up to 10 A.M. Leave Tuesday 10 A.M. for Rahuri—arriving 1 P.M.