MASTER ABEL HASAN KHARGANI AND HIS WIFE
Dr. Ghani Munsiff
Once Avicenna, an Arabian physician and philosopher (AD 980-1037), hearing the spiritual fame of Abel Hasan Khargani, visited the Master at his home in Khargani. At that time the Master was absent, having gone to nearby jungle to fetch firewood at the request of his wife. When the wife was asked by Avicenna where the Master was, she replied hotly: “Why do you wish to see that lunatic and impostor? What business has you with and she went on at length, criticizing and belittling the Master, and disregarding his spiritual status. Avicenna was greatly perplexed. What she said contradicted what he had previously heard, and he felt disinclined to continue his search for him. However, seeing he had come so far just to see the Master, he finally decided to do so. On going towards the jungle, he was astounded to see that the Master was returning with a great bundle of firewood loaded on back of a tiger. The philosopher, after paying respects, enquired of the Master the meaning of and difference between what he had been told by his wife and what he had seen. The Master replied,” There is nothing amazing about it. It is a mere equation of labour. When I put up with and bear the load of suffering from wolf (wife) in my house, then automatically this tiger fro jungle carries my load for me.
Since men are in ignorance cannot recognize the advance soul or a God-realized soul therefore Avatar or Sadguru are unmindful of others what they think or say about them.
(Over the years with Meher Baba, Bill Le Page, ed. 1999, pp-95)