REMEMBER HIM IN HIS WAY
Mani S. Irani
Kabir says: "Ram's (Avatar's) Name is yours for the looting; loot all you can while you can before Time and Body pass away."
In Time's dreary desert, Avatar-time is Spring-time when each moment of God-loving and God-remembering may conceive a lifetime's yield of God-nearing in our journey to Him. And yet how often we let our moments lie like blossoms in the dust, trampled under the feet of our busy-ness, scattered by the winds of carelessness, unheeded by eyes turned to selfness. And in His compassion, that unimaginable unlimited compassion, Baba our beloved Avatar reminds us "Remember Me".
Every day there is some cry of distress from some lover or another, coming in a cable or telegram from some part of the world or the other, calling out to Baba for His divine help. And the telegrams and cables going out in reply invariably carry His message to this effect:
In telling us this He tells us He is with us; that when we are with Him our worrying melts, and we can be with Him only in wholehearted remembrance.
But even while groping through the dark moments of our dreaming in Illusion, we may miss that first moment of full remembrance. And here the Baba-reminders are His little lovers who see Him with heart-lamps unclouded with worries.
Like the five year old boy crossing from U.S.A. to Germany by plane reminding his air-frightened mother "Baba is holding the plane in His hands".
Like the little girl in Australia running first to Baba's picture to tell Him there was a bush fire raging close to the house.
Like the six year old in Bombay whose father had a bad accident, and, coming up to the scene with her shocked mother, crying out "Mummy don't be worried, don't be nervous, remember Baba, keep saying BABA".
Like well, like many others. Oh when will we grow up to be as a child in vision, that we may never lose sight of His nearness to us! When will we remember Him in His way?
Beloved Baba says:
82 FAMILY LETTERS, p. 270
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