(Nov. 1955) 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
in love for God will not find it.”
What is the meaning of laying down one’s life? Soldiers by the millions lose their life in battle; others by committing suicide. But this is not what is meant. Here the meaning is that one has to carry out the wish of the Master and die at every step! I have explained about obedience and love to and for me. If followed implicitly, that would really make you lose yourselves in me.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 13, p. 4697.
An Arangaon boy, named Babu, was cooking Baba’s food. Baba would have his daily breakfast at Meherabad when he arrived from Meherazad. (Nov. 1955). It consisted of tea and a few slices of bread and cream. Accordingly, every night, Babu would skim the cream off the milk and keep it aside for Baba; but, in the morning, it would be gone. Someone would invariably take it from the pinjra (screened cupboard). Babu was castigated for this but was at a loss to explain how the cream would disappear.
One night, he hid in the kitchen. After some time, Darabshah J. Oomrigar of Bhavnagar stealthily entered and ate the cream. Babu informed Baba.
Calling Darabshah to his cabin, Baba asked, “Do you secretly take cream from the pantry and eat it?”
“Yes, Baba,” he admitted.
“Why do you do it?”
Darab, who had the innocent heart of a child, said, “You have told us to feel absolutely at home here and stay as one family. Well, at home, I always take food when I am hungry. If I don’t do the same here, it would be a breach of your orders!”
Baba highly enjoyed his logic and embraced him. “You are the only one who has had my real sahavas!”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol 13, p. 4679 – 4680.