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continued from Volume 10 Number 1 Page 36




By Dr. H. P. Bharucha


June 9th —Baba was in the assembly hall at 7:30 a.m. After darshan, an artist played on a sitar. Baba liked the solo very much. Mr. Mohan "Saigal" then sang ghazals. Baba would explain them off and on:


"The lover tells the Beloved, 'While passing by if you would just cast a glance at me my destiny would be changed.'


"The lover whose heart has stopped in the pangs of separation tells his Beloved, 'Oh my merciful Beloved, you have come too late!'


"Don't look with revulsion on one who is madly in love with God. It is his love that makes his Beloved appear in all glory.


"The lover tells the Beloved, 'I have been hearing for ages that You are very glorious, but my eyes have not yet seen Your Glory. So my complaint is not with my ears, but with my eyes.'


"The lover complains to the Beloved, 'There is no defect in your heart but one, and that is that you are indifferent to my love.'


"The lover says, 'If it was in my fortune to become one with You, it would be unfortunate, for then I would merge in You and would no more have the sweetness of pain in longing for You!'


'The lover in his agony cries out, 'If Your arrow of Love had pierced my heart through and through, it would have relieved me of my suffering.'


"The lover says, 'To die once is easy. But I die and live for You every moment.'


"At last my heart became so restless that my Beloved had to respond.


"The lover in his heart of hearts knows that the Beloved will not meet him and so he says, 'I know You will not fulfill Your promise, but Your promise to meet me tomorrow makes me so happy that I feel I have already met You.'


"Jigar says that when he put his heart at the feet of the Beloved, his restlessness of ages came to an end."




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