Meher Today – 21st June
21 June 1921 – Sadashiv’s wife, Geeta, passed away. Baba was among those who attended the funeral. The bystanders at the ceremony were quite impressed at finding Muslims, Iranis and Parsis in the Hindu funeral procession. This march demonstrated to the people of Poona that the Spiritual Master Meher Baba was above caste, creed or religion and that people of every community were included among this spiritual leader’s followers.
21st June 1949 – A meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, 21 June 1949, regarding Baba’s upcoming seclusion. Baba invites all his local disciples to be present at Meherazad at 7 a.m. Passages from the Avesta, Gita, Bible and the Quran are read.
When Don stood up to read the Sermon on the Mount from the New Testament (King James Bible), Baba said, “This is my favorite section in the Bible.”
“And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him, and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth … “
The reading ended with the Lord’s Prayer. After the other readings, Baba stated:
“These are all but different approaches to the same one Truth — God; and therefore the real purport of each book is just the same. These approaches can be broadly divided into two kinds — indirect and direct: that is, impersonal and personal. In spite of such distinctions, equally same results can be achieved and have been achieved through either of the ways.
What can be understood in a flash by spiritual experience takes ages to grasp intellectually.
As regards my seclusion, I have 100 percent reasons of my own to retire from tomorrow for 40 days. This should not be looked upon as chilla-narsi [penance of remaining in a circle] or meditation and so forth. I am free in every way, but I am going to get myself bound voluntarily. I will also intensify my silence, and will not let even the least sound escape my lips.”
Source : Sheriarbooks.org and Lordmeher.org
Jai Meher Baba