I am whatever you take me to be

At about 9:30 A.M., two American women arrived to see Baba. They had recently heard of him and had met Arnavaz. Baba met them graciously and motioned to Eruch to bring two chairs, as one of them was elderly and could not easily sit on the floor with everyone else. The other woman was named Ella. She was a dentist and an artist, a talented intellectual who had read a lot of philosophy. She was the type of person who had never felt the need for a guru.

After some time, Baba turned and gestured to Ella, “Do you want to ask me something? Is there something on your mind you wish to say? Anything you want to tell me?”

She said no. A few minutes later, Baba again turned to her and asked, “Is there something you would like to ask me? Something you would like to say to me?”

Ella blushed and said, “Yes, Baba. You know I cannot accept you as God, but is it all right if I take you as my friend?”

Baba smiled broadly and replied, “I am the best friend ever. I am Father, I am Mother, Brother, Child, Beloved — whatever you take me to be — and I am God.

If you cannot accept Baba as God, that should not worry you. Accept Baba as a true friend. I am God undoubtedly; but it is difficult for the Western mind to accept the concept of God in human form. Jesus was God Himself, but Judas could not accept Jesus as such. Even Peter denied him three times! So how can you accept me? I am the only Reality, while all else is false.”

Then Baba looked stern and added, “But do not take me for anything in between. I am not just a guru, a saint or some other advanced soul. I am the Highest of the High.”


 -www.lordmeher.org, p4950
Apr, 1963; Guruprasad
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