Sahavas – “It rests with you to draw as much love as you can from this Ocean”


Explaining the meaning of sahavas, Baba dictated:

Sahavas means the give-and-take of love. I am the only Beloved, and you all are my lovers; or, I am the only Lover and you all are my beloveds!

I wish that you remain happy in my sahavas. This will be the last sahavas, so I want you to be happy and draw as much of my love as possible.
Make the most of this opportunity. I am the Ocean of Love. It rests with you to draw as much love as you can from this Ocean. It does not rest with me to explain to you how to love me. Try to understand it. Suppose a man loves a woman and vice versa. Is it ever possible for the man to tell the woman, or the woman to tell the man how they should love each other? One thing is certain: I want to give you as much of my love as possible, but it rests with you to receive it. The easiest way is for you to forget about your home, family and worldly affairs when you are here, and try to be receptive to my love. This is the first thing required if you want to absorb the maximum of my love. The second thing is to feel completely comfortable, have a good night’s rest, sleep well each night, so that when you come daily for my sahavas you will feel fresh.

I am God, and if you doze in my presence, you will miss me and your drowsiness will force you to remain absent from my presence, in spite of your daily attendance. The meaning of sahavas is intimate companionship. In order to establish this companionship, you should be free with me. You should try to be as intimate with me as possible. (Revised 2014), p4245
Date and place: Feb, 1958; 1958 Sahavas, Meherabad (

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