A LESSON IN NOT LETTING EGO GET ATTACHED TO RESULTS

Cyrus Daily Messages

Taking movies of Baba on the Center was difficult, either because of the deep shadows, or bright sun, or someone’s straw hat poking in front of the lens. But Andy Muir got what he could. When he learned that Baba was to go to Brookgreen Gardens, Andy felt this was his golden opportunity. He imagined Baba walking down the beautiful oak-lined path, moss hanging down, his white sadra gently blowing in the breeze, and he thought, “These are going to be the greatest movies ever taken – not only that I have ever taken, but that anybody’s ever taken.”He arrived before Baba and was standing by the entrance way, his camera ready. As Baba approached, he raised the camera and began taking pictures. Baba walked directly up to him. He extended his hand very close, tilted his head to one side and smiled. Andy then followed Baba the entire afternoon, taking movies from every conceivable angle. When he got the pictures back, however, he saw Baba approach across the parking lot. He saw Baba extend his hand to him and tilt his head; and from that point on, he did not get a single solitary picture. There was nothing on all three rolls he had shot. The film was not under or overexposed – it was just blank. Andy was bitterly disappointed but he realized that Baba was teaching him a lesson in not letting his ego get attached to the results.

Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 14, pp. 5031 – 5032.