OTHER PEOPLE had similar impressions meeting the Master. One lady named Maud McCarthy Foulds had been suffering from asthma. She once described what happened after her first meeting with Meher Baba: (Sept. 1931).
I have never met a human being who gives such certainty of inner light so easily, so purely and as naturally as Baba. I was an utter stranger to him, but the first two words he gave me told of my lifelong besetting weakness. I was with him for thirty-five minutes only and I did not ask him to heal me. However, I had gotten to Baba with difficulty that evening, as I was suffering from asthma which had unexpectedly attacked me a few weeks before and threatened to ruin my work. I was a sick woman indeed.
That night when I got home and went to bed, I was awakened out of a deep sleep by a strong, indescribably beautiful eastern perfume in my room. I sat on the floor and experienced the presence of Meher Baba. I can describe it only as an almost frightening sense of power in the room. It seemed that the hands of a surgeon were operating on my lungs, spine and other parts of my body. All the time I was conscious of the terrific power in its greatness, which had got inside my bones and tissues, changing my body as I sat there.
Maud Foulds had other strange sensations and the next day went to see Baba to describe her experiences. When she began, Baba stopped her, remarking, “I know. I know I have helped you.” After this experience her asthma condition greatly improved.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1433.