Narayana Rao asked, “How can we retain contact with the Avatar constantly?” (March 1954).
In response, Baba clarified:
He means that now that Baba is physically among us, we feel the contact. But when Baba physically leaves us, this contact gradually cools down. How to retain it constantly? I will explain.
Do you feel constantly hungry? When you are hungry, you take food and then you forget about it. When you work hard, you get hungry. And so work for me in such a way that you feel hungry for me – sometimes thinking of me, sometimes working for me, sometimes talking about me, but not continually. If you go on eating continuously you will get indigestion!
Before going to sleep say, “Baba, I entrust all that I did to you, thoughts, spoken words, good and bad deeds.”
When you wake up say, “Baba, I now begin entrusting all to you.” This much will be more than sufficient for me.
Say it only twice a day for five minutes. Do that and make me responsible wholeheartedly for all that you think, speak and do, but wholeheartedly. Then you are free. Nothing can bind you. But you must do it honestly.
I am the Ocean. I can accept both fragrant flowers and coconuts, and also filth. So throw everything in the Ocean with all your heart. This is a great thing and is to be done wholeheartedly; otherwise, it goes in a pool of water, making it filthy because of your own dirt.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, p. 4371.