DARSHAN IN BARSI
When nothing upsets you, you are at the beginning of the path. When you desire nothing, you are half-way on the path; when nothing becomes everything, you are perfected.
Marwaris (businessmen) and atheists can realize God, but hypocrites cannot. In ordinary human beings, it is the body which controls the mind through attachments, requirements, cravings, and so forth.
In advanced souls on the fifth and sixth planes, it is the mind that controls the body. In majzoobs, there being no mind, it is God that controls their bodies. But in Sadgurus, their mind being universal mind, it is God which controls both the mind and the body. Their universal mind automatically becomes the expression of God’s Will.
Another singing program was held in Sholapur from 9 to 11 P.M., after which Baba retired for the night. The next morning, March 11th, Baba and the mandali proceeded forty-four miles to Barsi by car and buses, where Pandoba and Babadas had made excellent preparations for the program. At ten o’clock, Baba was carried in a chariot-like tonga and paraded around the town for four hours. He stopped briefly to bless the newly opened Meher Baba Centre at Barsi, and the procession ended at the dak bungalow where he was to spend the day.
Baba first bathed and fed seven poor destitutes before the darshan started. Almost five thousand people came. As each went forward to receive prasad from him, spiritual music was being sung on the stage.
The doors of the Beloved’s wineshop were flung open, and
all imbibed the wine of his presence according to their thirst.
Those having no thirst received the awareness to create it;
and thus, deep into the night, the program joyously continued.
Baba left Barsi after midnight and returned to Sholapur at 2 A.M. A judge from Akalkot, M. G. Bendre, had invited Baba to his house, and Baba went with the mandali early the next morning, March 12th. Before leaving, Baba praised Gadekar and Gunatai: “I am very pleased with the love of both of you and the splendid arrangements you made for myself and the mandali. I wish you to continue, in my love, the work you are doing of spreading my name.” Baba then kissed Gadekar’s daughter, Nalini, and his son, Digambar, and departed for Akalkot.
DARSHAN IN BARSI