On another occasion, (Sept. 1931) a Mr. Audrey came with his wife and child to Russell Road for Baba’s blessing. He was a lover of philosophy and a very good man whom Baba liked. Baba took Mr. Audrey’s son on his lap and kissed him. Seeing this, Mr. Audrey’s heart filled with love. Though he tried to check his emotions, tears fell from his eyes.
Consoling him, Baba explained, “The study of book knowledge and philosophy merely satisfies the intellect, but it is not all. The real thing is to think of God, to feel God and to experience God. Actual feeling, perception and experience should be gained, for these are real. Intellectual conviction is the first step and faith is born from it, but there should be continuous progress.” Baba instructed Mr. Audrey to meditate on God for half an hour daily.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, pp. 1433