MAY 20, 1989 – MEHERA REUNITES WITH HER BELOVED BABA.
Meher Baba, the Divine Beloved of all hearts, has called Mehera His Beloved. I’m sure His lovers must wonder what this can actually mean. As Mehera’s constant companion throughout our life with Baba, I can be said to be entitled to answer this unspoken question in so far as words can be entitled to speak from the heart! My words can only try, through this introduction to Mehera’s book which gives a glimpse of her unique life and role in this Avataric Advent.
As Sita was for Ram, Radha for Krishna, Mary for Jesus, for this Advent of Meher Baba it is Mehera who plays the leading role. This role, of being the chosen counter-part to the God-Man, amounts to the highest, purest, most spiritual relationship consisting of a divine love which the world cannot imagine.
This love between Baba and Mehera is in an inner realm which has nothing to do with the ‘love’ as defined in the world’s dictionary. In these times, when the outer has become the altar of worship, when the wrapping of a gift often receives more attention than its contents, it is natural that everything concerning ‘love’ should be translated into the external, the physical. But do not make that mistake about Mehera’s relationship with Baba; or for that matter, about any of us living with Baba. The keynote of our life with Baba was purity, and Baba was very very particular and strict about it. He never allowed the slightest compromise in this regard, so our relationship with Baba and with each other was always totally innocent of physical involvement.
You could even say that we were as children together around Baba. Easterners and Westerners, young and old, Baba kept us like children in this respect and shaped that childlike quality of life which leads to true purity of heart, involving self-forgetfulness and self-sacrifice of the highest order. And so, just as Mehera is Baba’s Beloved, she is also His “child” in the spiritual sense. The absolutely clear mirror of Mehera’s immaculate heart, which Baba took great pains to keep unclouded by the dust of the world, reflects Baba’s image, the image of the Divine Beloved, as none other can…
…Shortly before He dropped His body, (January 31, 1969) Baba asked me to take a message to Mehera. He told me to tell her, “Mehera, be brave.” And, although it seems Baba was asking something from Mehera with these words, in actuality Baba was giving her the courage with which to be brave. And because it came from Him, she was able to be brave during that most difficult period after He left His form…
…Beloved Baba has said of His Beloved, “Mehera loves Me as I should be loved.”
This Divine Romance of infinite beauty will be sung and celebrated throughout the world, inspiring lovers of God to aspire for Mehera’s one-pointed love for the Beloved God-Man.
Excerpted from Foreword by Mani S. Irani, Baba’s sister and disciple, in “Mehera” published by Naosherwan Anzar, Beloved Books. Copyright (c) 1989 Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India. All rights reserved.
Mehera joined her Beloved Baba on May 20, 1989.
PS: Serious readers of Mehera’s pure life with her Beloved Baba may refer toMehera published by Naosherwan Anzar, Beloved Books or Mehera-Meher A Divine Romance – by David Fenster, Meher Nazar Publications.