Fred and Ella Winterfeldt – Part 2 (“In the fire of love, all dirt is automatically consumed”)


Fred, who prided himself on his detached powers of reasoning, was trying to analyze what was going on.

Fred described what happened:

Baba looked at me over Ella’s shoulder, winked and grinned from ear to ear. And at that moment, reason – four years of reasoning – like a burst balloon went out the door. It was replaced by instantaneous knowledge, recognition and conviction of the absolute truth of That with whom I was faced. That feeling sustained me for the rest of my life.

Baba then embraced me. When Baba embraces you, you feel as if you have taken a warm bath of love. You get so full of ecstasy, uplifted – all the pains, cares, dross of life drop away from you as meaningless. There is nothing but him, the only Truth, the only Reality, that has any meaning.

Taking their hands, Baba sat down with one on either side of him, still holding their hands. Meherjee was interpreting the alphabet board. Lover and Beloved were reunited at last. They poured out their hearts and told Baba everything, asking for instructions, which he gave.

Baba disclosed to them: “I have heard so much about you from Elinora [Elizabeth and Norina], and also from your own heart’s voice. I feel very happy. Very, very happy indeed. All you did for me, through love, I understand, I know.

“We have nothing to offer but ourselves,” Fred said. “We have surrendered to you, but we have not lived up to it as we should.”

“I feel so touched, “Baba replied. “What more can one give than wholehearted love? And that you have for me.

So all your faults are to me just trifles. In the fire of love, all dirt is automatically consumed. What we have to do is be as absolutely honest with God as He is with us. He looks after everything and everyone with divine honesty, and we must love Him with heartfelt honesty. In loving Him there can be no compromise. And as you love me, be sure God will help you love Him, and know me in Him.”

–, p3803

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