“What will we live for now, when you have gone away?”

 

Bhau remembered the last line Baba dictated to him on 29 January 1969, “What will we live for now, when you have gone away?” and composed a ghazal on it.

 

We will burn in the fire of longing, when you have gone away.

O Bhau, the fish are restless without water.

What remedy do they have, when you have gone away?

Beloved, have your loving glance on us, let us die to the world.

We have only this desire now, when you have gone away.

We know that you never come and never go;

But what will we do with our hearts, when you have gone away?

You are always here; you are the life of everyone.

We will search for you within, when you have gone away.

You have hidden your face so that we can seek you.

We will seek you forever, when you have gone away.

You are the Ocean of Mercy — the Beloved of the world.

We will follow you now, when you have gone away.

To die for the Beloved is not easy; it is the most difficult thing. Only such a death — one that merges the rounds of births and deaths within it — makes one realize that Meher Baba neither comes nor goes, but exists always.

“Beloved, you have implored the world to, ‘Do your best. Then don’t worry, be happy! I will help you,’ because only you are Real and all else is false. Only your constant remembrance will allow us, one day, to realize who you really are — and, in so doing realize our own true identity.” – Bhau Kalchuri

–www.lordmeher.org (updated Ed, 2014), p5414

Comments are closed.