continued from Volume 9 Number 4 Page 36
By DR. H. P. BHARUCHA
Poona, May 25th and 26th:—In the morning Baba said that he was in no mood to meet anyone as the burden of his Universal work was tremendous.
A Baba lover came in and said that for a week he had been thinking that he should not come to Baba for he felt that Baba was a hoax. Baba replied, "The time for breaking my Silence is very near. It is during this time that there are great chances of my daaman slipping from your hands. Maya will try to take you away from me. What does it matter if I am a hoax? I am everything — the Highest of the High as well as the lowest. But do not stop coming here even if you feel that I am a hoax. Do not go hunting for other Masters or Saints . . . The whole world is a hoax, not I."
A lover from Hyderabad came to see Baba. He had helped the Mandali to construct a small room on a hill where Baba had stayed for some time. After Baba left this place, he used to keep Baba's photo in that room and pray to him. He developed great faith and love for Baba. One day he had a sudden stroke of hemiplegia — paralysis of one arm, one leg, and his face. He could not move. His condition was serious, yet he refused to take any medicines or injections. He would keep a glass of water before Baba's picture and pray to Baba. He would then drink the water as medicine. His faith in Baba was so great that he was cured and had come to see Baba. Baba asked him to lift his legs and arms, which he did with great ease!
A girl who had appeared for an examination in medicine came to see Baba. He asked her how she had fared. She replied, "Not to my satisfaction, Baba." Baba said, "Didn't you cheat?" She said, "No, Baba." Baba then told us that when he was a schoolboy he had always had to cheat in arithmetic to get through his examinations!
Mr. X had come to see Baba for the first time. He was a mild schizophrenic and had had to give up his medical studies half way. He had been given treatment with many drugs, including shock therapy. Baba asked him what trouble he had. He replied that he had not slept well for the last fourteen years and at night had very conflicting thoughts and his brain functioned at top speed particularly at night. Baba prescribed some tablets for him for one month! After he came out of the hall, he told me that he had taken the same tablets before, to no effect. I told him that it was not so