I am pleased with all those who have come in this group. The atmosphere here now is quite different; it will change with the arrival of subsequent groups. With the Andhra group, the program during the day will mainly consist of bhajans, kirtans and arti. But, the Parsis are quite different from the standpoints of temperament, habits and so on. Although Parsis are very good at heart, and their nature admirable in many respects, their ways of devotion, worship and reverence toward saints and Perfect Masters are quite distinct from and at variance with the Hindus’. People from the south, though clever, learned and even brilliant, surpass the Parsis in love and in doing Baba’s work with a zeal and enthusiasm and sincerity that can only be matched by those from Hamirpur. In Andhra, there are Baba lovers from a government minister on down to a coolie and they all do Baba work honestly, going from village to village carrying my message of love. The Maharashtrians, too, are not lagging behind in this respect.
But the Parsis take no pride in my being a Zoroastrian. It is true that a prophet is never recognized and revered in his own time and by his own people. This has been true since ages past. It happens in every Avataric period. I wish Parsis would try to think of me and know me. Their jovial nature, and “who-knows-what-may-happen-
Messages, discourses, worship, devotional music will not make anyone reach the Goal. They have no value in themselves. What is wanted is jigar heart, courage. As Hafiz says:
“He who does not lose his life
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 13, p. 4697.