DECEMBER 31, 1949 – WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER?.
In the garden of Ram Leela Maidan,
Ram himself was enacting his leela (divine game),
but none was aware of his presence
and the pilgrimage caravan staying there.
Playing out his divine game, the Avatar
was in disguise as a Gypsy and Pilgrim.
On Saturday, December 31st, 1949, Baba, joined by the companions, offered the following prayer:
Today is the last day
of the two and a half months’ period of promised help.
I ask the most merciful God for forgiveness
for myself and my companions
for any conscious or unconscious,
big or small mistakes committed by me
and my companions toward each other
or toward the spirit of the conditions of the New Life
and the oath pertaining thereto
during these two and a half months.
I forgive my companions wholeheartedly
for any misbehavior toward me
and ask my companions to wholeheartedly pardon me
for any ill treatment that I might have given to them.
I ask the All-powerful God to give us strength
to live the New Life one hundred percent
according to the conditions and the oaths,
the New Life that begins from tomorrow
the 1st of January, 1950.
|Baba then observed, explaining: “After full consideration and keeping the conditions of the New Life and our oaths perfectly in sight, I have decided that without promising anything, I will try to overlook unconscious mistakes small or large. But I will never condone any small or large mistakes consciously committed.“I will not forgive any mistake that radically goes against the spirit of the conditions, and under no circumstances will there be any compromise.“I will be Brother and Friend in every respect, except in absolute obedience to my orders. We, who stick to the conditions one hundred percent, sink or swim together.”|
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 10, p. 3531.