MARCH 14, 1923 – OPPOSITION AGAINST BABA AND HIS MASTERS
After the biography of Sadguru Upasni Maharaj was released to the public, critics were in an uproar against certain spiritual figures. On March 14th (1923) more articles appeared in the Bombay newspapers slandering Meher Baba. But amazingly, the more that opposition to Baba spread, the more his name came into prominence! The Gujarati newspaper Insaf went so far as to print an appeal to public leaders to “take drastic steps to rip to pieces the net of the corruptive and depraved trio of Meher Baba, Babajan and Upasni Maharaj!”
Meher Baba, however, refused to let any of the mandali defend him or his Masters. Writing rebuffs to the newspaper editors was forbidden.
During this period, the Master would sometimes visit a local theatre with the mandali, but he would rarely stay until the completion of the play. He went for his inner work, and as soon as that work was finished whether it was during the middle of an act or not he would stand up in the theatre and promptly depart. The mandali had no choice but to follow, abandoning their enjoyment and curiosity of how the play would end.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 2, p. 493.
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