I used to say to the mandali that in God’s work Maya always opposes; it is necessary. Just as illusion is necessary for the realization of God, so Maya’s force in opposing God’s work gives strength to the work. The greater the opposition from Maya the better the result.
Before the mass darshan on the 12th, Ahmednagar had had a record rainfall. Sarosh came to me to say that if the rain did not stop, the darshan would have to be postponed. I said what God wants will happen. When the weather changed, it was thought to be Baba’s miracle. That is absolute nonsense! I do not say this to display humility; it is a fact.
I said that I did not mind the rain. God may want rain, but the meeting will be held. If it rains, they will get wet, they will have to change clothes, and I will have to change. The meetings on the 29th and 30th will be the first and last meetings of the kind. As the day approaches for these meetings, the burden is lowering on my head, just as the clouds lower in the sky. If you do not keep your health, it will be an additional burden.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 13, p. 4489.