Baba asked Gulmai to relate what Upasni Maharaj had told her about him years before in Sakori. Gulmai said, “Maharaj once told me that Merwan would come here and sit in this place. You are sitting on the very spot pointed out by Maharaj. Maharaj also said that many persons would be present here before you and you would deliver a discourse. All this has been fulfilled today.” (March 1954).
In response, Baba explained about “the dream of creation:”
All this is a delusion. Whatever you see, what you hear and what you think is all illusion. Whatever you see externally, that, too, is imagination. But its grip is so tight that you cannot free yourselves. You are the possessors of Infinite Knowledge, Infinite Power and Infinite Bliss; but you are so helpless due to the grip of illusion that Reality has slipped out of your hands.
For instance, you are all sitting here; but, in actuality, you are not sitting here, nor will you get up and go anywhere. Because of this illusion, you feel as if you do. You have to free yourselves from this illusory grip, which in fact does not exist. It is actually as if you are dreaming. In the dream you play, you eat and do many things; but, in truth, you do not do a thing! While you are dreaming, suppose I appear in your dream and tell you that you are dreaming. Still, you will go on dreaming, and my telling will not help awaken you in the least. However much you are told that you are dreaming, that will not put an end to your dream. You would only go on dreaming. But, when I slap you soundly, you will immediately be awakened, and your dream will end.
In the same way, to awaken you from your present dream of sitting here, such a slap is necessary! However much I explain to you now that you are dreaming, and that all this – your sitting in front of me, talking, moving about, eating, drinking, and so forth – is all a dream, it will be of no use to you, because you will not understand it. But, if I were to slap you – if my grace were to descend on you – you will be awakened automatically and instantly you will realize me. You will then know that all this is a dream; the whole creation is a dream and that you are dreaming day and night.
Japa and tapa (repetition of God’s name and penance or austerities) are also a dream. All these acts create bindings. Fasting, too, is a binding. To eat is a binding. To escape from this bondage, leave everything to Baba and dedicate to him, in all honesty and with full sincerity, your everything. The meaning of dedication is that whatever good or bad you do during the twenty-four hours, attribute them to me. The meaning of this is that you must have full and firm faith that Baba is the sole doer, and you do nothing. You should not even have a thought of doing anything, and the belief that I do everything should be so rocklike and natural that you truly feel that Baba does all. But, it is extremely difficult to follow this.
All my discourses and other spiritual literature have no meaning. They have no substance in them. My present State is due to one kiss from Babajan. Never will this State be realized by studying any literature – religious or spiritual!
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, p. 4389 – 4390.