JUNE 3, 1936 – YOUR ABUSE BROUGHT ME HERE. . . IT WAS SWEETER THAN NECTAR TO ME!
DURING THIS PERIOD, Ghani Munsiff was residing with his family in Lonavla. Ghani fell victim to a con-artist. Some property had been unscrupulously taken from him by fraud and the man who had done this had been murdered. Ghani was falsely accused of the murder and he became so depressed that he decided to commit suicide.
On the night of June 3rd, (1936) Ghani got rip-roaring drunk and went to drown himself in Valvan Lake. But when he reached it, he felt dizzy and sat down, and then began thinking of his life. Disgusted with his plight, he started cursing the three spiritual Masters he had known Hazrat Babajan, Upasni Maharaj and Meher Baba! He bitterly swore, “Of what use is Meher Baba to me when I am surrounded by difficulties on all sides and he does not help me? What sort of power does he have and what experience? He is supposed to know all, but following him is useless senseless!” Although Ghani had really intended to commit suicide, after venting his spleen, he was lulled to sleep by the cool breezes.
Meanwhile, that very night, Baba became restless and suddenly left Meherabad by car. Adi Sr. drove and Dr. Nilu accompanied them. They drove directly to Lonavla, reaching Ghani’s house at 3:00 A.M. Ghani was not there, so they began searching for him. They came to the lake and found Ghani sound asleep on the bank. Baba awakened him. When Ghani saw Baba, he was amazed! He could not speak and tears flowed from his eyes. “What’s the matter?” Baba asked him.
Stunned, Ghani haltingly murmured, “Baba, I have abused you so much … yet you love me so much!”
“Your abuse brought me here,” gestured Baba. “It was sweeter than nectar to me! Compared to words of appreciation and praise from hypocrites, curses from my lovers are much sweeter!” Ghani burst out weeping and Baba embraced him.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 6, pp. 2011 – 2012.
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