(In July 1956) Baba asked Ivy Duce, “What are you thinking?”
She replied, “I was wondering what you were thinking!”
Baba answered, “I was thinking that God within each of you is free, infinite; yet He feels Himself bound in each of you and therefore He suffers. I am infinitely happy, eternally blissful, yet I suffer every instant through you because I am in you all.”
Ivy questioned, “But why this suffering, Baba?”
Baba replied, “I experience that I am eternally bound in you all. Darwin, for example, has hands, eyes, fingers. When his finger is sore, he feels it; although it is the finger which is sore, not Darwin. So I feel all your suffering because you all are in me.
“Jesus Christ had himself crucified. Although he had infinite power, he took on suffering and made himself helpless for the sake of humanity. He felt infinite bliss, but also human suffering. He felt the suffering of all the world. I continually feel both infinite bliss and human suffering.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 14, pp. 5052.