THREE DAYS LATER, on November 28th, (1964) Don Stevens arrived in India for a short visit with Baba. From Poona he was driven there with Meherjee. Upon entering Mandali Hall, Baba asked Don, “Mahapralaya, do you know what it is?”
Baba continued gesturing without waiting for a reply. “It is the breathing in and out of all creation by God.”
On occasion Don thought he would try to be amusing for Baba, so on this occasion, he made an attempt. “Yes, Baba, I know just enough about it to get upset when I think what would happen to me if I were caught in it. This lifetime has not been easy, and I would be sad to have all that effort wiped out for nothing.”
Baba did not laugh; in fact he did not even smile in acknowledgement. “Not at all, Don. When you are breathed in [by God], you are in effect stored in exactly your present situation until creation is breathed out again.
“Then, when some planetary system has reached the proper stage of development, you are reincarnated and proceed with your involution from the point where you had left off [before Mahapralaya].” (1)
“Incredible,” Don thought, “not the slightest loss or waste in God’s creation.”
(1) For further explanations about Mahapralaya, the Great Dissolution or Great Absorption, refer to God Speaks, pages 119 and 248.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri,Vol. 19, pp. 6286