MARCH 1, 1954 . . . I tell you as gospel truth with my divine authority that these programs, messages and addresses mean nothing on the spiritual path. My arti, my puja, garlanding me, bowing down to me mean absolutely nothing. From ages eternal, gods and angels have been doing my worship. So why all this unnecessary waste of money through garlands, fruits and offerings? What I want is real work done.
Baba then touched on the question of miracles, which in the East and the West had been attributed to him. Referring to the jeep accident, he revealed to Ranga Rao:
It was not I who saved you all. This meeting saved you. What I want to say is that by attributing these miracles, people make me very cheap and lower my status as the Highest of the High. But this I do say today, that the moment I break my silence and utter that Original Word, the first and last miracle of Baba in this life will have been performed. It will be a miracle as I have never performed. I will not raise the dead, but will make those who live for the world dead to the world and alive in God. I will not give sight to the blind, but will make those who see illusion blind to illusion, so that they can see God as the only Reality.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, p. 4351.