The prayers

 

During this period Baba sent a circular to His lovers all over the world, saying that He wanted them to repeat The Parvardigar Prayer and the Prayer of Repentance audibly, once a day, for the months of April, May and June. Twice every day Baba would have these prayers said, once by the men mandali and once by the women, Baba joining in both times.

Due to His intensely heavy work and the constant pounding on His thighs, Baba had become very frail and weak. He sometimes supported Himself on the arms of the men on either side of Him in order to remain standing through the prayers. Once when Baba couldn’t stand alone, the mandali suggested that He sit down, but Baba said, “Continue the prayers.”

After they were finished, Baba said, “By My standing and participating in these prayers, all those who say them after I drop My body will be greatly benefited.” When I was told about Baba’s words, I felt He was giving an indirect order to repeat the prayers regularly, and from that time on I have done so daily.

… [Later part of 1968] While we were there Baba said to us, “Henceforth you don’t need to tell or ask Me anything. I will give you internal guidance.” Baba had previously told Eruch and Mani to reply to letters from Baba lovers without asking Him what they should write. Beloved Baba was preparing us for the time when He would no longer be with us in the physical body.

-Gift of God, Arnavaz, pp181-185

 

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In the inner spiritual panorama of the universe nothing is more sublime than a spontaneous prayer. It gushes out of the human heart, filled with appreciative joy. ( Sparks from Meher Baba, p21)

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