DECEMBER 1963 – RICH IN THEIR CONNECTION, NOT THEIR POCKETS!
Although Meher Baba remained in seclusion, on occasion he would allow individuals to see him. During the month of December, a family from Andhra was allowed to come. Dr. Pedersen of Booth Hospital met Baba one day. The Collector of Ahmednagar was another visitor. There are no accounts of their meetings.
During this period an incident occurred that disturbed K. K. Ramakrishnan in Poona. One day in December, a letter was received from him in which he wrote: “Some people think that only the rich are given permission to visit Baba during his seclusion at Meherazad, while the poor are not.”
Baba was amused and sent this reply to Ramakrishnan:
Howsoever it may appear to be, the recipient of my darshan owes it to his good fortune, be he cabinet minister or mendicant. If the rich have been allowed, it is a matter of how rich their connection with me might be, and not their pockets! And the fact cannot be denied that, while the so-called rich may bow down to me, I bow down to the poor!
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