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SOMEDAY YOU WILL ALL GET
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH BABA

Eruch Jessawala

 
What will you get once you're inside the Samadhi ? You will get the opportunity to bow down. But then what? Then you have to leave. It is always like this. You never get the chance to stay at His feet. You never get the chance to simply sit and gaze at Him and adore Him for as long as you want. The moment passes and you must move on.

But in approaching Baba, that's where we get the opportunity. That's when we can think about Baba, when we can gaze at Baba as much as we want. That's when we can enjoy the anticipation of meeting Baba. That's why all of you are so fortunate. Because you still have this to look forward to.

Someday you will all get the opportunity to be with Baba. This is assured. That is why you are here now. You are in the darshan queue, as it were. You are inching ahead slowly, so slowly that sometimes it seems as if you are not moving at all, or that you will never reach His feet, but you will get there.

Baba once told us, He gave us this figure, He said that life was like an unending procession marching along. The people at the back have no idea what is happening at the front, or even where they are going, for that matter.

In this unending procession of humanity, every now and then the God-Man, the Ancient One, the Avatar appears. His appearance is such that those in the front of the ranks stop and stare at Him. Those just behind crane their heads forward to see what is happening. Those behind them start asking each other, "What is going on? Why have we stopped?" And those even further back don't even realize that the procession has stopped.

You know how it is, you have seen a long procession. Even after the front stops, it is quite some time before the back rows have to halt. And this procession is unending, so the back rows never stop moving. They don't even realize that anything has happened at the front of the procession.

Baba said this is what it is like for all of us. Only those in the front are aware of His advent, and only those in the very front get to actually see Him and be with Him. But once they have seen Him and been with Him, the procession ends for them. And then those who were behind them become the front ranks.

So the next time the same Ancient One returns, they are the ones who see Him and get to be with Him. But once they have seen Him and been with Him, the procession ends for them. And then those who were behind them become the front ranks. So the next time the same Ancient One returns, they are the ones who see Him and get to be with Him.

The fact that you are here, that you have heard of Baba, that you have felt drawn to come here, means that you are approaching the front of the ranks. Maybe you have not seen Him, but you are the ones who know that the procession has stopped. You are craning your necks trying to get a glimpse, asking those just before you in the line, "Can you see? What does He look like? What is happening?"

That is why I tell you that you are fortunate. I know none of you believes me when I say this, you think I am just throwing out words, trying to make you feel better, but it is not that, brother, I tell you, it is not that. You are fortunate. Now is the time to make the most of this opportunity.

 

THAT'S HOW IT WAS, pp. 219-220
1995 © Eruch Jessawala

               

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