20120107 – Baba’s warning on obedience – Part 2 (final)


On the one hand, the mandali were pleased that the police had come and now surrounded Baba, but on the other, they had Baba’s order to remain close to him during the program. The police would not allow them to come near, and they had to stand helplessly at a distance. Only Eruch was allowed to stand by Baba’s side, conveying Baba’s words.

Before leaving, Baba’s arti was sung and he remarked, “Today’s program gave me much pleasure.”

In response to that comment, Kumar and Bhau narrated their afternoon of trouble and misfortune at the hands of the police. Baba laughed much, remarking, “That is what gave me so much pleasure! It served you right, and I was happy. You deserve such treatment. Today I found out that you cannot give me your companionship. I had ordered you to stay close to me, but instead you left me in the hands of the police.”

“But Baba, we were quite helpless,” Kumar declared. “We could not do anything about the police.”

Baba replied, “That is why I keep telling you that obedience is impossible. Now do you understand it or not?”

Kumar had no answer to this because, in fact, Baba’s instruction could not be carried out, and circumstances had rendered them helpless.

—www.lordmeher.org, p5161

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