The Real Work – Part 3 (Final)

Baba then cited the instance of Vibhuti, who came to him in 1925, before Baba began observing silence.

Vibhuti stayed here, did nam-japa [repetition of God’s name], fasted, as were my orders. After a while, he, on his own, went back to Nasik from where he had come.

He started telling people there he was the chargeman of Meher Baba and he had a big following. People used to pay much respect to him.

This news came to me. I told Adi Sr. to inform him that it was neither good for him, nor in his best interest. He did not listen or obey. It so happened that he got himself involved with a woman, and when she became pregnant by him, he gave up the show and came back. By then, he had become a leper. When he came back, I forgave him, embraced him and made him stay here. I then asked him to travel all over India on foot, begging for his food all the while. He did it. By the time he returned, he was cured. Vibhuti is still doing my work.

In India, if people find a man moving about with a beard and wearing a kafni, they worship him. So to bring about an assembly of people is easy, but there is no advantage. A few sincere ones can effectively do my work among people. Their love will make me appear great in people’s eyes.

Baba concluded, “Let your own life be my message of love for others. Thereby, you will be expressing my greatness among people.”


–Date and place: May 1955; Meherabad
Lord Meher (First Ed), p4732 (Revised 2014), p3793

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