ENDURE THE EXTRA PERIOD OF SEPARATION WITH A COURAGEOUS PATIENCE
In March 1947, Meher Baba conveyed through a special message His decision
to postpone His visit to the West. He called Elizabeth and Norina back to
India after circulating this message to His dear ones in the West:
"The world is now drawing very close to the great upheaval.... This upheaval
will entail great suffering to humanity, but this suffering will work a
profound change of heart and will sweep the world clean for the new and
vital phase that must follow....
"I know how patiently many of you who have not seen me for several years
have been awaiting a reunion, and I know there are also many devoted souls
who are eagerly looking forward to meeting me for the first time.
"I want all of you dear ones to endure the extra period of separation with
a courageous patience and in spite of your disappointment, to continue and
persevere in your present work and faith until I come.
"You must rest assured that I shall come and should always remember that in
spite of this temporary separation from my physical presence, my real and
infinite presence is eternally with you."
GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, Vol 1, pp. 198-199, Bal Natu
1977 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust