You must try your hardest to hold on to the feet of Baba

Explaining about miracles, Baba pointed out:

It is child’s play for a Sadguru to make the dead come alive, and it is of no importance to him as he has to work for the whole universe. He works only at the proper time for the good of the world. A rupee coin is shown to a feverish child and he is told that if he takes quinine, the rupee will be his. Succumbing to the temptation, the child takes the quinine. But as soon as he reaches for the rupee, it is snatched away. The reason for this is that the rupee was only a means to make the child take the medicine so that his fever would lessen. In the same way, performance of miracles is necessary to attract the worldly-minded toward Truth; they are done only for the benefit of the world.

If I were to ask the famous Henry Ford to come over here and do what I tell him to do, would he do it? Never! But if I were to make a thousand-year-old corpse come alive before his eyes, he would jump at the chance to stay here and wash my clothes!

The blessing, sight, word and image of a Sadguru are very weighty, so what can we say about his actual contact and company? He is the luckiest person who has the chance of sitting beside him, talking with him and listening to his discourses. It is such an important thing that you will never fully understand it. Though, in comparison with the world, you find yourselves in a difficult situation, this is still the only definite and easy way; it is the way by which the Sadguru takes you toward emancipation and frees you from the net of Maya.

You take food with your mouth, digest it and pass the excrement through your rectum. You know this. But does a stone know what is a mouth and what is a rectum? You would never try to eat with your rectum; it would be despicable to try to do such a thing. In the same way, the Sadguru knows perfectly the path by which to take you toward God-Realization. So he knows what sort of food you should eat, when to give it and where to give it. You, yourself, do not have the slightest idea about this kind of thing, and in this respect you are no better than stones!

Once you catch hold of the Sadguru’s feet, you must try your hardest to hold on to them and not let them slip from your grasp. Only then are you safe.

God is in the right hand of the Sadguru; Maya is in the left. God-Realization is in his right foot, and miracles (in illusion) are in the left foot. If his right heel is pressed down, the Om Point is directly affected. If a Sadguru places his right hand on the head of someone, intending to bestow on him God-Realization, that person receives it instantly.


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