As long as the ‘link’ with Baba is maintained we are safe
Baba in a train in Andhra Darshan tour, 1953
Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center
Bandili B. Bapiraju related several of his miraculous experiences, saying they were sufficient proof for him to take Meher Baba as the Avatar. To this, Baba replied at length:
All such experiences may be due to your love and faith, and as such are far off the mark to prove that I am the Avatar. Of course, as for myself, I have the Experience that I am the Avatar. But, however much all of you say, I do not feel convinced that you really know that I am the Avatar. To know me as the Avatar, to know me as I am, you have to be what I am!
One day Upasni Maharaj, when we were alone in his hut, said to me with folded hands, “You are the Avatar.” Now, though it is a fact that the Avatar, God and you all are One, yet all that I want you to do is to love me, obey me with full faith. For Hafiz says:
O Hafiz! Don’t bother about anything.
Only worship your Master by holding fast to his robe.
Don’t let go your hold under any circumstances!
To make the point clear, suppose there is a railroad engine with five or six bogies [railroad cars] attached to it. Some contain gold, some silver and some cowdung. But as long as the link with the engine is maintained, all are safe and will reach the same destination. But no sooner is the link snapped, than the wagons shall be where they are.
So, don’t bother about your thoughts, whether good or bad. Bear in mind that all thoughts are illusory. The only reality is to catch firm hold of the daaman.
Jan, 1953; Andhra Tour