THE INFINITE TREASURE
Meher Baba remained in Mandwa for a few days and it was during this stay
that he referred to himself as being a God-Conscious Master, a Sadguru or
Qutub, and remarked about his mandali circle of disciples for
the first time:
From the very beginning, I have a circle consisting
of a fixed number of men and women. In the near
future, these individuals will gain the ultimate
experience of Truth and Knowledge.
Out of millions of souls, only one becomes perfect.
Perfection entails unimaginable hardships and
sufferings. The Perfect Man can bestow divine
consciousness the experience of Infinity upon
anyone in the twinkling of an eye. The Perfect
Man bestows conscious divinity at the right moment
upon those who have an age-old connection with him.
To clarify this, suppose a man has suddenly risen
to wealth. After becoming rich, however generous he
may be, he will not distribute his riches to every poor
person in the world. He will give it to the selected few
who are closely connected with him.
Further suppose that this wealthy man is driving in
his car and passes a pauper lying beside the road.
He will either leave him there or stop and hand him
some money. But if he comes across a poor man
and discovers him to be his long lost brother, how
will he react then? Despite the importance of his
errand and inherent nature of his position (working
to gain more wealth), he will stop the car and without
the poor man's asking, he will take him in his car to
his house and keep him there in luxurious comfort.
The same is true in the spiritual path. To acquire
the gift of divine knowledge, a person must have a
close connection with a Perfect Master. It was
because of this spiritual relationship between myself
and Babajan that she without my asking, striving
or longing for it bestowed on me the experience of
God I now have. And it is this intimate, spiritual
relationship which will make me, in the very near
future, share the infinite treasure with twelve of my
Hearing this conclusion, each man wondered if he was one of
the fortunate people in his circle.
After clarifying to the group of men that he was indeed a God-Conscious Guru,
out of highest regard they began referring to him as their Master.
LORD MEHER, 1st USA ed, vol 2, page 337, Bhau Kalchuri
1987 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust