31-GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR OWN PLACES CARRYING ME WITH YOU

31-GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR OWN PLACES CARRYING ME WITH YOU

Baba said

You should all go directly to your respective homes. Do not break your journey for pilgrimage along the way. To come to me is, in itself, difficult; and therefore, when you go, go straight home. If you do not do it, it would mean your coming to Me here is half-hearted. It would mean you had not come here exclusively for Me.  (Lord Meher, new volume-p-3834)

On another occasion Baba Said

There is another important thing I told the other groups. On leaving here, you should all go directly to your own places carrying Me with you. If you have to go to some other place for business, et cetera, you can go later on. If you do not do this, it would be only fifty percent sahavas and fifty percent business and other affairs. You should take Baba with you and go straight home without breaking the journey anywhere along the way.

If you want to go either to Pandharpur, Shirdi or Sakori, you may go; but do not go purposely. I do not want you to go anywhere, because your coming here is itself more than a pilgrimage.

Baba repeated His wish for them to go straight home, and added, "All places are mine. A business trip is not desirable while on pilgrimage. You should make a second journey to Shirdi, Sakori or Pandharpur if you at all wish, after reaching your homes and out of love."

Despite these clear and definite instructions, some stood up and delineated their difficulties in going home directly, whereupon Baba stated:

There may be individual problems, but the solution is in your hands. Whatever I wanted to say, I have said. Katta Subba Rao of Andhra had come here with the Telugu group, and while here he received four telegrams and one urgent phone call, demanding him to Bombay on business. He asked Me what to do. I replied if he wanted to follow Me, he should go to his home first and then go to Bombay, and he obeyed. I am not here to ease your problems and difficulties. They are immaterial.

Baba did, however, permit one man to deviate from his route to pick up his family on his way home.  (Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 13, pp. 4826 – 4827)