With families, Baba’s approach was individual and yet comprehensive, and when he embraced both the husband and wife together, the couple would feel that they had entered a new era in their marriage.
Tom Hopkinson had first met Baba in 1952. This time when he embraced Baba, he recalled: “I remember giving him a hug and feeling this strange feeling that you always felt when you embraced him, of mingled lightness and solidity as though it were very real and yet it were intangible.”
Hopkinson was asked if there was anything he wished to say. He said, “Baba, I am happy to see you but I cannot accept you as God. My mind is not equal to the task of recognizing you as God, but I thank you for what you have done for me.”
Baba replied to Hopkinson, “What does it matter? Every night when you go to bed, just for one minute think of me. But do not think of me as you see me now; think of me as I really am. Whatever you do leave everything to me – good or bad. God knows everything, so have that conviction and don’t worry. It is I who put the words into your heart. Every day when you go to bed just think: ‘I must see Baba in everyone everywhere – Baba as Baba,’ and one day you will.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 14, pp. 4943 – 4944.
(After Baba dropped His body, Tom and Dorothy Hopkinson compiled a lucid and succinct biography of Baba – Much Silence Meher Baba: His life and work).