NOVEMBER 1958 – I DESCEND ON EARTH IN ORDER TO WORSHIP THE LOVE OF MY LOVERS.
EARNEST REPLIES to Baba’s circular issued before his fast, asking whether or not his lovers were prepared to place full trust in him, began pouring in as soon as the circular was in their hands. First and foremost, the Meherabad mandali’s joint reply was received, and thereafter the ones from the Meherazad men and women mandali. Baba kept the replies of all three groups of his mandali with him . . .
The number of replies continued to increase and, on just one day, one thousand five hundred were received! Baba would have every single letter read to him in Mandali Hall, which took from five to six hours daily. Kumar would read the replies. Baba would categorize them in different groups according to their response. Bhau would number and group them according to Baba’s instructions, and Pukar would prepare a list of them. Some letters Baba would have read four or five times, and he would also remember his lovers throughout the world during the night.
Lovers and devotees who did not send replies in time (they had been told to reply before November 20th) would be sent reminders. Individual letters from each member of certain families were also received, although the circular had been addressed only to the head of the family. Baba himself would sometimes recall certain persons in one particular family who would be sent separate reminders. For instance, special circulars were forwarded to the wife of Vinoo Kher in Nagpur, Adi Dubash’s son Merwan in Karachi, and Srivastava’s daughter Saroj in Allahabad. Afterwards, all of these individuals surrendered to Baba with deep love for him. Separate circulars were dispatched to Nafde’s wife and children in Bhopal. (All Indian lovers knew how devout this family was in their love for Baba.)
In this way, Baba would remember many persons during the night, and Bhau had to send a long list to Adi every morning. As were Baba’s instructions, circulars had to be sent to each one, and in some cases personal letters. It went on and on every night, until Bhau started thinking: “Because Baba is not able to sleep, this is his pastime.”
One night, Baba asked him, “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing,” Bhau replied.
Baba was in a good mood and explained, “Do you know why I descend on earth? I descend on earth in order to worship the love of my lovers and this is a way in which I worship. They worship me, and I worship them. They remember me, and I remember them. This is not my pastime.” So, during this period, Baba was mostly remembering his lovers all over the world. By remembering them throughout the night, he was making an offering of his love to them and worshiping their love for him.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 16, pp. 5511 – 5512.
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