…Baba called Krishna inside his room. He motioned, “Talk about something.” Taken aback, Krishna did not know what to say. Baba then asked him, “Who am I?””Meher Baba.”
“No, I mean previously.”
“I don’t know,” Krishna said.
Baba spelt on the board, “M-E-R-W-A-N. I was Merwan. After that I became Sadguru Meher Baba. After that, Avatar Meher Baba.”
Then Baba said, “There are two Meher Babas.”
Krishna did not understand what he meant. “How is it possible?” he asked. “You are sitting here. Where are two Meher Babas?”
“No, there are two,” Baba insisted.
“I have not seen another one anywhere.”
Baba told him to go and look at the wall, which was a typical whitewashed, plastered wall. “Look at the wall and tell me what you see.”
Krishna looked but responded, “Nothing, Baba.”
“Open your mind and look!”
“It’s just a wall, Baba.”
Baba came and stood next to Krishna. He grabbed a lock of Krishna’s hair, twisted it and said, “Now see!” On the wall, Krishna saw an exact replica of Baba’s form. The image lasted only a few seconds. Baba asked, “Did you see it?”
Baba then explained, “There are two Meher Babas. When I take physical form, it is my reflection that descends. That is the Avatar. I do not really come. I am the Beyond-Beyond God.
“When I was Krishna, it was really my reflection. I am not that. I am the Beyond-Beyond God.”
Krishna asked Baba something he had often wondered about: “Baba, previously you had taken birth for the Hindus as Ram and Krishna, then for the Christians as Jesus Christ, after that as Muhammad. Now you have come as a Zoroastrian. Have you come only for the Parsis?”
“No. Now I am for all,” Baba replied. “This time I am the One for all, with only one teaching. What is that teaching? Love Me. No prayer, no meditation, only love me.”
“But we must have something to remember you by.”
“You have me in the body.”
“And after that? After you drop your body?”
“That is why I say only love me. My prayer is that. Each and every thing, from top to bottom, is contained in that prayer. Only love me. This prayer is enough for you.”
“Are you for any religion?”
“No religion. When the Avatar takes birth it is like the reflection on the wall. When he drops his body, the reflection disappears but the wall, God, remains. It is eternal like myself.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 8, pp. 2817 – 2818.