Baba explained, “There is nothing like space consciousness. Here is an ant on the floor. You are all sitting on the same floor. The ant crawls up your body. But its consciousness is different from yours. What is the difference?”
Anita replied, “The ant is only conscious of its crawling, I am a little conscious of this room, but you are conscious of the whole universe.”
Baba continued, “There is a world of difference between my Infinite Consciousness and your ant-like consciousness. You are all ants before me in my consciousness. You are all crawling on my body! Although I am sitting here in the same room with you, we are really nowhere in space, just within God – neither up nor down, neither here nor there! You are ants, big ants, and you sting me all the time!”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 18, p. 5990.