QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
and Representative of the Daily Mirror of London in 1932
Q. What do you teach your enquirers?
A. According to their individual needs; but when I speak to the whole
world, my teaching will be universal.
Q. Can you raise the dead?
A. If necessary. Christ raised the dead and made the blind to see.
But to anybody who has attained the state of consciousness that I have reached,
miracles are child's play.
Q. Did Babajan teach you all that you are teaching now?
A. No. She did not teach me exactly. She unlocked the door. I knew that
I had powers within me; but it was She who showed me what they meant. It was not something
to be taught but to be lived and experienced.
Q. Do you impose any discipline or rule of life on your followers and
encourage fasting and vegetarianism?
A. Only according to their individual needs. One of my disciples in India
has lived for four years on water and a little milk. But if a man has a family, perhaps,
I don't ask him to forsake it.
Q. From which religious teacher did you derive your philosophy, from
Christ or Buddha?
A. From no one teacher in particular. Christ, Buddha, Krishna.... these
are names for states of consciousness.
THE AWAKENER MAGAZINE, Indian Summer 1959, volume 6, no. 3, ed. Filis Frederick
1959 © Circle Productions, Inc.
Note from The Awakener Magazine : We are indebted for the above collection to Ramju Abdullah
in his book Shri Meher Baba, His Philosophy and Teachings.