Symbols of the world's religions



Arnavaz N. Dadachanji

One particularly touching incident showing Baba's omnipotence as well as His compassion concerns a troubled widow whom Baba had called, along with a few other women from the small community of His devotees in Bombay, to take His darshan at Ashiana. Baba kept me at His side as He saw the women one at a time, embracing them and then giving them the opportunity to speak with Him.

In a strained voice one woman told Baba that for the past six months she had been suffering a terrible agony. In her dreams and throughout the day, unwanted emotions and vulgar thoughts would come to her. She felt suffocated by them, guilty and tormented, as she was a very respectable woman who had been a loving, devoted wife and was the mother of two grown children.

She tearfully asked Baba what she should do, and He said, "Take my name." She told Baba that she had been taking His name, but the thoughts persisted.

Baba then told her not to worry, but to keep repeating His name, even mechanically, whenever the thoughts came. "Taking my name is like a mosquito curtain," He explained. "The mosquitos buzz outside, but they don't sting you. The thoughts will gradually go away."


GIFT OF GOD, pp. 109-110
1996 © Meherazad Trust for Avatar Meher Baba


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