Kalemama held an important post in Dhulia as the municipal engineer. He had arranged everything for Baba s reception with the help of Pandoba and Manekar. Upon his arrival, joyful cries of “Sadguru Meher Baba ki jai!” rang out. Baba was profusely garlanded with flowers, and amidst loud cheers of welcome and gladness, made his way to Kalemama’s house.
Even though Baba had hinted indirectly about his Avatarhood, most people still looked upon him as a Perfect Master. He had made no direct mention or public declaration of his divine status, and for this reason, people still addressed him as Sadguru Meher Baba, or simply as Shri Meher Baba.
Baba gave spiritual explanations to the people who came to see him in Dhulia. Two elderly Parsis came for darshan and were so impressed that they invited Baba to their home. The next day, he went there and he also visited the house of a Marwari merchant.
In Dhulia, Baba gave several interesting discourses. The first was about bliss:
Really speaking, everywhere in the entire universe is bliss. It is all bliss, bliss and bliss! But poor, ignorant mankind cannot enjoy it, as man does not know how to enjoy it. The whole universe is full of infinite bliss, but disregarding it, man hankers after the transient happiness of affluence, influence, possessions, name and fame. This is all false and illusory, yet man runs only after this. It is due to his ignorance of what is real. One should try to acquire real happiness by eschewing that which is false.
I am bliss personified! This five foot, six inch physical form you see is not real. If you could see my Real Form, you would not be yourself. The limited human mind has not the least conception of this Sat-Chit-Ananda state – Infinite Power-Knowledge-Bliss. This state is beyond the realm of the mind. It is called the Nirvikalp state – the “I am God” state. Nirvikalp is the Infinite Bliss state of Paramatma or God’s Infinite Consciousness.
Everyone is destined to attain this state and it is everyone’s duty to make efforts toward that end. Some persons may acquire Realization today; if not today, then tomorrow. Some may get it after years and some after many births. But at some time or other, one and all have to experience this elevated state.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1170