THE DOYEN OF MASTERS

Cyrus Daily Messages

On August 7th, (1926) the topic of conversation turned to the Master’s very distinct hand movements which he had begun in July. In the beginning of his silence, Meher Baba used to write on the ground with his forefinger. Now, it was Baba’s characteristic to repeat a certain movement of his hand in the air, even while giving a bath to the school boys, reading, conversing or listening to someone. At such moments, he would appear unaware of the persons and things surrounding him and it looked as if he were weaving invisible patterns in the air. Also during this period in 1926, Baba’s moods were considerably calmer and milder in temperament than his former fieriness in Manzil-e-Meem when he was a “a living fire” and would often slap or beat the mandali if they disobeyed him.

Later that day, Baba discussed the current wanderings of Upasni Maharaj and Hazrat Babajan:

While I was travelling all over India and Persia, Maharaj kept himself at Sakori. But now that I am staying in Meherabad, Maharaj is travelling from one place to another.

As in the case of important dignitaries being received by the nobility and higher echelon of society, Babajan was always accorded the highest honors while wandering from place to place, and the highest persons from among the spiritual hierarchy used to present themselves at such times. As in the worldly way, when she was about to move out of her headquarters, spiritual wires used to hum, inviting all the top members of the spiritual hierarchy to be in her presence when she came to their town or city. It is said that Tajuddin Baba, who generally would move about naked, once put on a dhoti when he went to pay his respects to Babajan. (1)

(1)  Hazrat Babajan was referred to as the “doyen of Masters.” In this sense, she was the eldest Master, or the senior member of the spiritual hierarchy.

Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 3, p. 821.