09 Sep 2012 – Boy finds The True Master!

Once, when Eruch had gone to meet Baba, who was returning to Rishikesh from a mast trip, he passed through a forest area known as the Abode of Sages, where yogis and rishis live and meditate on God in their tiny white huts. In one dilapidated hut, Eruch saw a handsome teenage boy lying down.

Remembering Baba’s constant desire to find an “ideal boy,” he described the youth to Baba and requested him to at least go to the hut and have a look at this unusual boy. Baba agreed, and went to the boy’s hut from theLaxmanZulaBridgeon the way back to their bungalow.

He gestured to Eruch, “First go and ask him what he is doing here.” Eruch talked with the boy, who told him, “My parents are in Ambala. I am only fourteen, but I have always had a great longing for God’s darshan; so I left everything and started for theHimalayasin search of Him. I have come here to meditate and see what can be learned.”

“Do you have a Guru?” asked Eruch.

“No, I don’t; they all talk too much. I want a Guru who doesn’t talk!”

Eruch said, “I know of a Guru who has not spoken for the last seventeen years. His name is Meher Baba.”

The boy at once replied, “I have heard of Shri Meher Baba; he is staying somewhere nearby, isn’t he? But … ” pausing for a few moments, “But, Meher Baba is too great to accept me as his disciple.”

Touched by his words, Eruch then took the boy to Baba. Upon seeing Baba, the boy was overcome with happiness. Baba spelled out to him, “I will be your Guru. This is the first and last time that we will meet. You will never see me again physically.

“However, if you want me to accept you as my disciple, you must carry out four orders. If you agree to obey, then one day you will find me in your heart.”

Baba gave him these four orders:

 “You should be free from lust, and, until your dying day, you should never touch a woman.

“Instead, you should only think continuously of realizing the Divine Beloved.

“You must never touch money, and you must beg for your food.

“As a mantra from me, you must keep repeating night and day God’s name – whichever name you wish.” Without the least hesitation, the boy accepted the four orders and thus obtained the Guru of his heart’s desire.

Baba left, and the next day sent Eruch back to the boy with a locket of his image, a book on Baba’s life, a mat to sit on and some flour to eat as his prasad. The boy was extremely thankful for Baba’s gifts. He continued to live in the woods of Rishikesh, which are famous for their deadly black scorpions, numerous snakes and occasional tigers, without evincing the least fear.

Now that he had found his true Master,

there was nothing to fear!


www.lordmeher.org, p 2801

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