Saturday, August 1, 2009

A truth, hidden in a riddle, wrapped in a joke - maybe

Is this merely a simple joke, or also a riddle?

"Will we experience the Light or not?" Ghani asked.

Baba jokingly replied,

"Look at the ways of your Avatar! Though I stay in Ahmednagar, I go all the way to Pimpalgaon for the night. If you can grasp this, you will get the Light!" (LM 3252)

Is the following a possible half-answer about the purpose of Baba's mysterious actions?

"Krishna was either occupied with playing with the gopis or thinking of war. Jesus too had no definite plan – reread the Sermon on the Mount. Muhammad was absolutely vague, always on the run, to the extent of one marriage here and one there, and so on. All vague, but all the same with a definite precise purpose behind it." (Meher Baba LM 2273)


  1. Hmm, I dunno, the only way I've heard him finding 'the light', ie God, is by loving God selflessly, and that nothing else matters. I think the only reason for reading any spiritual texts is to strengthen the mind's belief that only God is real, and to remind us to continue to focus on the infinite. I think that is why all Avatars are (many times) intentionally vague and misleading, using metaphors and parables rather than speaking directly. If they spoke directly, they would engage the mind, but by being vague or paradoxical, maybe they confuse the mind and force the heart to be more active (?). I dunno. Jai Baba! =)

  2. The question that Ghani asked was how to find the light?. And Baba directed him through a riddle to look into within to find light....
    Even Baba has to go from Ahmednagar (Gross world) to Pimpalgaon (Subtle/Mental world) i.e.for seclusion work ...which means to see within and search for light...
    Jai Avatar Meher Baba....

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