Baba and Jesus
Baba and Jesus
There was a lady that I had met and she had brought quite a large group from the community around here. They were from a church, so they all came in like a caravan. I had my car first, then they all followed me in their vehicles. Some of them were in the car with me, and as I’d always do, I would start to speak to them a little bit about the Center, how it all started with Elizabeth and Norina, a little general talk like that. Then, when we got to the parking lot, we all parked our cars, everybody got out, and in a group we all met, and then I said that we were going to take a walk and that I would tell of all the different places we’re going to go this afternoon where Baba was at when he came in ’52, ’56, and ’58.
Then I told them a little bit about the first cabin that was built, the Cabin on the Hill. And then we went on and I showed them the Refectory, and then we came on around and went down through the kitchen and I told about the Original Kitchen, and they could look out over the lake. I felt that for this tour it would be best to go on down and look at the Boathouse and finish out with the Lagoon Cabin. As we were walking all around and talking, I was just speaking of Baba, and this lady kept asking me very pointed questions, and referring to the Bible over and over again, and kind of wanting to know the difference between how Baba taught and how Jesus taught. They were very direct questions, and it made everybody, me included, feel that she was being a bit too forceful. But Baba had me be able to answer all of the questions so beautifully, so lovingly, and everyone was starting to feel more comfortable with the way I could answer all the questions she was asking. As we finished down by the lake, we came up and were all going to walk into the Lagoon Cabin. The group was so large that we all barely got into the Cabin, and this lady walks right over to the Master’s Prayer and said to me, “What is this?” I said, “This is the prayer Meher Baba gave, and every time He would have it read out, He would stand, even after His car accidents, where he had to be supported because of His hip being hurt.” I said, “He was supported always to stand when this prayer was read out.” All of them were watching this lady as she stood there and read the prayer, not out loud but to herself. Everyone was standing there almost holding their breath, because she had been, all afternoon, questioning me on this and that in kind of a forceful way. So after she got finished reading the prayer, you could almost hear the gasp of wondering what she was going to say as she turned around. She turned and faced all of us, looking right at me, and she said, “Oh my God, He is God.” Everybody, breathed a deep breath, and I smiled and said, “Yes, this is what I take Him to be. To me He is God, He is God in human form. His name is Avatar Meher Baba.” She just looked and she said, “Oh my goodness, Oh, Oh.” She turned and stood in front of His chair, and everybody stayed silent, and she stood there for some time. The quote right above the chair is Things that are real are given and received in Silence. They all read that as she stood there, and you could hear a pin drop, and then she gradually turned around, and with everyone smiling, she too had a great big smile on her face.
We all left the Lagoon Cabin, got our shoes on, and the whole atmosphere changed. Everybody was very jolly and happy, walking to their cars and saying how wonderful the afternoon was and how beautiful the whole place was. We all hugged each other and said goodbye and said we’d all see each other again. It was so beautiful and I’ll never forget that story, it was just absolutely great.
So it was just those beautiful ways Baba had for me to be able to see the touch that He gave each and every one, as He would be seen so clearly in their hearts. He could be seen. Some could say it to me in words, others would just look at me, but I could see that they were touched and they had seen in some way the God that is within, and felt so much and maybe for the very first time. It was so beautiful, so absolutely beautiful.