(HANUMAN OF LORD RAMA & WARRIOR (DOG) OF AVATAR MEHER BABA)
Hanuman, a favourite disciple of Lord Rama was from animal life. He devoted to lord Rama as his servant and was instrumental in locating Sita in Lanka, carrying Sanjeevani to save life of Rama’s brother Laxman and fighting battle with Ravana’s army. More has been written about Hanuman in previous episodes.
Meher Baba said- Warrior (pet dog) for Him was like Hanuman to Rama. The narration of Baba about Warrior revealing his planes of consciousness is as under:
Warrior (pet dog)
Baba said: “As a matter of fact, Avatars, Sadgurus and Masters never reveal their way of working. If they do so, it entails more work for them. The Sufis say, "One who has found the Truth, hides it eternally." And it is absolutely so. This means that one who is God-Realized never reveals the Truth in ordinary words.”
“In the animal kingdom, a dog is on the turning, as it has intuition and also partial insight, without being able to use it consciously.”
“Dogs play an important part when used consciously by the Master. In My seclusion of about ten days, I wanted a dog for some work of my own – I won't tell you what. I could not use Chum, nor any of the other pets. The dog I wanted had to be fresh, new, innocent and young. So, before seclusion, it all came about that Khorshed happened to mention an Alsatian puppy, and eventually we got Warrior. I said, "He is my dog." Warrior was not actually a dog, but was temporarily brought down from the spirit world. I needed a dog for that kind of work.”
“So Warrior came, and I kept on telling Elizabeth that he was to be near me. But I also knew that it would be difficult, as things would crop up that would create obstacles. Therefore, for the first few days, Warrior suffered from worms, germs, et cetera. Eventually, I had him for the time I wanted him. I knew he would die, just as I know that before July 1st, 1941, Chum too will die. So after I worked with him, I fed him with my own hands and gave him water to drink. When my work was over, I sent him back.”
”Soon after, he got ill, and I discussed with 'Soltoon's sister' (meaning Baidul, since no man's name would be mentioned in front of the women) where to bury him when he died. We finally selected that spot. When Warrior got very ill, I saw that if he died within three days, he would again have to take another birth, which would not have been safe for him. I saw to it that he did not pass away. So, when in those three days he did not die, I was happy. Now, no more birth for him!”
“When Masters touch the dead bodies of animals, the animals get human forms in their next lives. Those animals who are in contact with Masters get forms of spiritual souls in the next birth. But, for Warrior, no more birth! I remember how he came to My gaadi the last time I saw him. I patted him. I knew he would die. He played a part in my work which none of you can ever grasp. He shared My work and now he is free. How God works! He just takes a spirit from the spirit world, gives it form, works with it, and when it is over, takes it away! Ram's Hanuman, Baba's Warrior!”
Interpretation: It is explained by Baba that normally an animal coming into contact of Avatar gets human form with spiritual bent in next birth. But in case of Warrior (pet dog) with whom Baba carried out His spiritual work, liberated him from the cycle of birth and death.