“While the so-called rich may bow down to me, I bow down to the poor!”

Although Baba remained in seclusion, on occasion he would allow individuals to see him. When Ramakrishnan in Poona learned that a few people had been permitted darshan, he felt disturbed. One day a letter was received from him in which he wrote: “Some people think that only the rich are given permission to visit Baba during his seclusion at Meherazad, while the poor are not.”

Baba was amused and sent this reply to Ramakrishnan:

Howsoever it may appear to be, the recipient of my darshan owes it to his good fortune, be he cabinet minister or mendicant. If the rich have been allowed, it is a matter of how rich their connection with me might be, and not their pockets! And the fact cannot be denied that, while the so-called rich may bow down to me, I bow down to the poor!

-www.lordmeher.org, p5056
Nov, 1963; Meherazad

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“Love means suffering and pain for oneself, and happiness for others. To the giver, it is suffering without malice or hatred. To the receiver, it is a blessing without obligation.”
(www.lordmeher.org, p2574)

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