(Saint from Dehradun)
From June 15th, Baba decided to fast for a week on water mixed with lemon juice and sugar. He first consulted his doctors Donkin, Nilu and Goher, who said it would not drastically affect his health, and they promised not to interfere with his wish
Touching Baidul's feet twice, Baba instructed Baidul to go to Ishwar Singh and Mangat Ram and bow to each of them.
After seeing the two other saints and bowing down to them, Baidul returned and informed Baba. Baba asked him, "What did Ishwar Singh say?"
"He asked me who Meher Baba was."
"How did you answer?"
"I told him he was a great saint."
This upset Baba terribly, and he stated at length:
Do you take me for a saint? Is this how your heart speaks? Had you said Baba is an ordinary man, I would not have felt bad! After thirty years of association with me, you still call me a saint?
Truth and honesty demanded that you should have told him that you don't know who Meher Baba is, but still you have accepted him as your Guru. Were this question put to Dr. Deshmukh, he would have immediately replied that Baba is the Avatar! I do not mean that you should have declared that. You could have safely said that I was your Master.
What was the idea in telling him I was a saint? I am not a saint! At the moment there are a number of saints in Dehra Dun, Hardwar and Rishikesh. Here on Rajpur Road (the locality of Baba's residence) are four saints – Anandi Mai Mangat Ram, Ishwar Singh and Miran Bhai. Only yesterday, I explained to the mandali about saints, in the words of Kabir:
(Saint from Ahmedabad)
On the outskirt of Ahmedabad there was a certain temple with an ashram attached to it. Both temple and ashram were well endowed and there were stocked with two hundred cows or more, and kitchen where meals were served free to sadhus, fakirs, and poor people-and indeed, to saints and sinners of every caste and creed.
Jagannath set his foot in this temple and made it his home with no questions asked. As his stay drew itself out from four months to years, those who came often to temple understood that he was something more than just another sadhu. That he was a saint and no less-and so he came to be spoken of as Jagannath Maharaj. His life was an unexampled integrity of simple living, not withstanding his fame and the fullest opportunities for an easy life, He was over ninety years old and yet for years diet had been still was but two bhakris and one onion a day.
This was astounding when one remembers that although he may have no official position either in the temple or ashram, he is de facto their figure-head that every good cheer was handed out to hundreds of sadhus, fakirs, and the poor. These meals, moreover, were prepared from choicest materials, garnished to satisfy a gourmet’s plate.
On 28th October 1941, when Baba was about to leave Panchgani, a God-mad man called Jagannath, who was singing loudly, stated walking toward Baba.
Chanji stopped him, but Baba stood by the car, waiting, and permitted the man to approach. As he came close to Baba he uttered, "You are the Avatar of Lord Vishnu! Pray, grant me the Lord's boon!"
Baba smiled and motioned, "You are quite lucky! I know how immersed you are in your devotion for Lord Vishnu. My blessing to you."
The man cried out, "My work is done!" He stood before Baba like a beggar, tears flowing down his face. Choking, in a shaking voice he uttered, "No one knows you here! I saw you and recognized you at once. You are the Avatar of Vishnu! You, too, know me."
Baba gestured, "I know everything. That is why I have come to you here."
The man became elated and burst forth, "My life's desire is fulfilled! JAI LORD VISHNU! ... JAI LORD VISHNU!"
He bowed to Baba and then left. The same man had passed their houses on the day they had arrived from Meherabad. At that time, too, he had been singing and had seen Baba from a distance. Referring to Jagannath, Baba remarked, "He is on the threshold of the Path and intensely longs for sight of God."(Lord Meher-p-2237-1941)
On 10 June, Baba traveled from Nadiad to Ahmedabad, where he worked with Jagannath Maharaj Mast, a fifth-plane mast who lived in a temple and was the figurehead of an ashram. His ashram was a thriving place, daily giving free meals to wandering fakirs, sadhus and poor people. Jagannath was over 90 years old, and despite the lavish meals at the ashram, he continued to eat only two bhakris and one onion every day for many years. This saintly man inwardly recognized Baba's spiritual greatness, for he garlanded Him, although Baba's identity again was not divulged. He then gave a yellow shawl to Baba, and also one to each of the mandali. He handed Baba a puri and sweets, and Baba was highly gratified by the contact, commenting that Jagannath was an exceptionally humble, pure salik. (Lord Meher-p-2651-1948)
On Sunday, 21 November 1948, Baba contacted 140 sadhus in the hall of Jagannath Maharaj's ashram. A chair was brought to the main hall and Baba asked Jagannath to be seated on it, as He wished to have Jagannath near Him during the contacts. Jagannath obliged, but with reluctance because he knew Baba was someone very great, and Baba sat on the stone floor beside him. The door was then closed and the mandali were posted outside, for Baba did not wish them to see what was about to occur. Each sadhu was sent in one by one, and Baba lay his head on their feet and handed each five rupees. (Lord Meher-p-2682-1748)
Joshi Maharaj, like Jagannath Maharaj, had followers, but he was not advanced. He, too, had met Baba previously at Sakori. At that time, he had touched Baba's feet, but this time, since he was accompanied by influential persons and some of his followers, he merely shook hands with Baba. Baba pointed out, "When you came to Sakori you garlanded me and touched my feet." Realizing his mistake, Joshi Maharaj immediately bowed down at Baba's feet.
After Joshi Maharaj left, Baba remarked, "In the presence of all the dignitaries, his pride prevented him from touching My feet. But I am Ustad (the Master). I purposely made him bow down to Me. It was for his own good."
Giving up the idea of a journey to Nepal, Meher Baba led the men to visit the tomb of Kabir at Maghar instead, remaining there for two days. A renowned 15th century poet and Perfect Master, Kabir grew up in a Muslim weaver family, but some say he was really the son of a Brahmin widow and was adopted by a childless couple.
After visiting the shrines dedicated to Kabir, Baba had about 50 poor persons fed in Maghar (which lessened the burden of their grain sacks). All the rest of the surplus provisions, which they had carried with them from India for their journey in Persia, were distributed among the poor, and the large empty jars were given to the stationmaster.Hence he was revered by both Muslims and Hindus. But when Kabir died, his Hindu and Muslim followers argued over his last rites. (Muslims bury their dead, whereas Hindus are cremated.) One popular legend says that as the two groups were fighting around his coffin, when they finally opened the coffin, they found Kabir's body missing and in its place were flowers. So two tombs were built for Kabir side by side — a samadhi where Hindus worship and a dargah where Muslims pay homage. Each following believes that theirs is the real grave. Baba paid His respects at both places.
During their stay at Maghar, a conflict arose between groups of wandering sadhus. Baba intervened and stopped the quarrel. He explained to them about the way of life they should be leading if they were real sadhus and had renounced the ephemeral world. Soon after, Baba and the four remaining mandali (Adi, Gustadji, Masaji and Vajifdar) left Maghar for Kanpur in tongas and stayed at a dharamshala there. They bathed in the Ganges river and later fed a few more poor persons along the banks.
At one point, Baba translated a few couplets of the Perfect Master Kabir: "One cannot start running at full speed; one must gather momentum and gradually increase the speed.
"If one is to be stained with a spiritual colour, one must be stained gradually. The colour takes time to penetrate for it to become deep and rich — it must be applied gradually.
"The mind which has been sleeping the sleep of ignorance for ages can only gradually be awakened to Knowledge."
Baba also quoted Kabir on advance of company of Sadguru
The advantage one derives by pilgrimage is one.
The benefits one derives by visiting a saint are four.
But the benefits one derives by meeting a Sadguru are numberless!
Reprimanding Aloba not to stare Baba which he could not, Baba reminded him of the verses of Kabir:
If something is given by the Master, on his own, it is like milk;
If asked for, it is like water;
If forced, it is like blood.
This is what Kabir says.
Kabir has rightly said: What is given voluntarily is like milk; what is gotten by begging is like water; what is forcibly taken is like blood.”
Explaining to one woman devotee about slander, Baba cited this couplet of Kabir:
He who slanders Me is my friend,
Because with his own soap, he cleanses me of my dirt!
"Kabir was a Perfect Master. All over India, people revere him and love him. He said this to his own Master. Baba gave the English translation:
Nothing that I have belongs to me.
All that I have belongs to you.
What will I lose if I surrender to you
What belongs to you!
Talking to Principal Niranjan Singh Baba explained about gurus who "initiate" disciples by whispering some word in their ear, such as a mantra. Baba had this couplet of Kabir's recited:
He who bestows grace through the whisper of a divine word in the ear
Is a master of the limited, not the Unlimited?
The Masters of the Unlimited are only the Sadgurus.
Hindi version of above quote is under.
Kanfuka guru had Ka
Benefit of visiting guru is one
Behad Ka Guru aur hai
Soch samajh Man Mahi
Baba said, "The Sadguru has not to know, he knows. He knows that there is nothing to know."
Everyone says, "I am dying," but none of them die.
Only he who is dead before dying has not to die again.
These are the words of Kabir.
One God is the Avatar;
One God is the Soul of every being;
One God creates all;
and one God is everything.
Baba mentioned other mystical poets who were realised “Kabir’s poetry has a beauty all its own-simple, yet deep in meaning, and interesting. Kabir by nature was very quiet and mild, while (Guru) Nanakji, on contrary, was hot-tempered. Both were Realised, yet so different in temperament.
(Saint from Bombay)
Kammu Baba had spent his younger years as a night watchman for Sai Baba. His wife, Sakina Banu was disciple of Babajan from childhood. She was Maratha Muslim from Poona. When she was orphaned, she considered Babajan as her father and mother. When Babajan asked her whom she wished to marry and what she wanted –amiri or fakiri (riches or rags)? She instantly replied Fakiri. Babajan said she would marry her to a fakir (a poor man). Babajan arranged her marriage to Kammu Baba. The couple had a son but he died young. She returned to Babajan depressed with this loss. The old women said “If he were alive only he would call you mother; but now the whole world will call you mother.”
Kammu Baba had his base in the distant suburb in Goregaon in Bombay. Like Sai Baba, Kammu Baba also spent a lot of time in his ablutions. Kammu Baba used to say, “Chal Sona rupaiya ... Nikalne ke liye’’ Once accompanied with his disciple Bhogilal Kammu Baba went to toilet. After 15 minutes wait, his disciple asked him to come out. But saint asked him to wait. When he came out he said, “It was raining heavily on Sukra (Planet Venus). If water comes on the earth, there will be large scale floods. I tried to avert it by urinating.
Kammu Baba, a great saint from Bombay had been with Sai Baba. For several years, Baba had been indirectly contacting this highly advanced soul through Roshan, who was studying in Bombay. Baba would send her instructions to contact Kammu Baba and give him a certain message, and the saint would dictate a reply. Once Baba sent Roshan's sister, Dhun, to the saint. Meherjee brought her in his car from Poona. According to Baba's instructions, Dhun garlanded Kammu Baba. He removed the garland and returned it to her, telling her to garland Meher Baba with it. When Dhun came to Meherazad, Baba wore the garland and handed it back to Dhun to preserve.
In 1955 (or 1956), Baba sent word to Roshan that she should contact Kammu Baba one last time and then not go to him again. Although Baba would often mention Kammu Baba as one of the seven saints in India who was very dear to Him, he never physically contacted him.
Kammu Baba, who deeply loves and reveres Me, has written a letter requesting Me to free him of all burden and take him near Me. I replied to his message, by saying he should repeat My name constantly and should not forget to take it when he drops his body. When I say I am the Only One, I mean it. Christ also said the same thing when He said, "I and my Father are One!"
There were many Parsis who were against Meher Baba, but the only true saint realised His worth and Avatarhood. After Baba dropped body in 1969, one or two came with news paper cutting and showed it to Kammu Baba as they believed in him. He said now there will be time when people will be saying only Allah, Allah Baba, Ba Ba Ba. Like sheep bleating, everyone will be in rhythm saying Ba Ba Ba (referring to Meher Baba)
(Spiritual Leader of Sikh)
The spiritual leader of the Sikhs, Kirpal Singh, met Meher Baba in Delhi in November 1952. On occasion, Baba would remark that Kirpal Singh was a saint and very dear to Him. Of all the saints and yogis in India, Baba would say that there were seven who were very dear to him and he always mentioned Kirpal Singh’s name as one of them. (Kammu Baba and Gadge Maharaj were two of the other saints, but Baba did not name the other four.)
Burjor Gai of Delhi was sent a copy of God Speaks to give to the saint, and at this meeting Kirpal Singh expressed his desire to have Baba’s darshan again, since he would be going to Poona which was not far from Satara. Baba gave his permission.
Soon after, Kirpal Singh arrived in Kalyan. On May 14th, Eruch was sent to fix the time for his meeting with Baba. On Friday, May 18th, Kirpal Singh came to Satara with two of his male followers and one woman and met with Meher Baba in the Judge’s bungalow at about 9:30 A.M. Baba was standing on the veranda and lovingly embraced the saint. Catching hold of his hand, He took him to His room, signalling the others to wait outside, except for Eruch who was interpreting Baba’s gestures. Baba sat on His usual seat and beckoned Kirpal Singh to be seated. With folded hands, Kirpal Singh said, “I am so very happy and fortunate to see you.”
Baba replied, “I am the Lord of the Universe; I am in everyone and am everything. I know everything and yet, simultaneously, I know nothing”
“That is the mark of real greatness,” Kirpal Singh interrupted.
“It is all of you who are great; I am but a slave of My lovers. I feel truly happy when I get opportunities to wash their feet. My delight is to embrace them. I am the Ocean of Love.”
Baba stood up and patted Kirpal Singh, who also rose immediately.
Baba asked him to sit down, but he remained standing reverently until Baba was himself seated and resumed the conversation. “I am very pleased with the work you are doing,” Baba began stating. “It is I who, through you and others, do My own work.” Kirpal Singh said, “How can people be expected to take interest in spirituality unless they have had some experience? Some miracle should be performed!”
In an emphatic tone, Baba replied, “Although it is good to have inner experiences, it is very dangerous to attach importance to them. If the aspirants are not pre-warned, then even petty experiences prove treacherous and hinder steady progress.” A day before, Baba had stated, “He who knows everything, displaces nothing. To each one, I appear to be what he thinks I am.” Baba instructed Rano Gayley to write this line out in large print, and the message was hung near Baba’s chair. Baba pointed to it and explained to Kirpal Singh the true significance of the spiritual path. Baba then cited two examples among his own followers who had had experiences. He told Kirpal Singh, “They now have their own followers and groups, and are initiating newcomers. Although they still love Me, they have their own independent way of life.”
Baba emphasized, “Such irresponsible practices based on petty experiences are harmful both to the initiator and the initiated.”
Kirpal Singh interposed, “But if the experiences are utilized for the progress of the aspirants?”
“What I am pointing out is not meant for you, but I do want you to realize how petty experiences can trap aspirants and lead them astray.”
Baba signalled for a copy of Sobs & Throbs, Ramjoo Abdulla’s book, describing the Prem Ashram boys’ experiences. The moment Baba stood up; Kirpal Singh also rose and stood near Baba. Baba embraced him once again and asked him to sit down. He remained standing, however, as a mark of respect. Baba opened the book and showed Kirpal Singh the photographs of the boys who had had inner experiences.
Kirpal Singh innocently remarked, “At that tender age, it is not difficult for boys to have such experiences.”
Baba expressed surprise, “Tender age?” Smiling He said, “Age, whether tender or ripe, has nothing to do with experience gathered by the Self, which knows no limitations of age.”
Baba then drew Kirpal Singh toward Him and, taking his hand, led him to Kaikobad room, telling him, “You are now going to hear something from an old man about inner experiences.” Baba sat on Kaikobad bed and asked Kirpal Singh to sit nearby.
“Kaikobad,” Baba explained to Kirpal Singh, “is My old lover and has had many inner experiences. Sometimes he tells Mme about them, but I do not understand. Perhaps you will understand what Kaikobad has to say.”
Baba permitted Kaikobad to relate all that he had experienced, requesting Kirpal Singh to hear him patiently, since he would speak in an odd mixture of Hindi and Gujarati languages, because Kaikobad did not know Hindi properly.
Leaving Kaikobad and Kirpal Singh alone, Baba left the room and joined the three devotees who had accompanied Kirpal Singh to have Baba’s darshan. Being in seclusion, Baba would not permit them to bow down to Him, but He patted each in turn and sat down on the steps of the Judge’s bungalow, while each was introduced to Him.
Meanwhile, Kaikobad narrated his experiences to Kirpal Singh, who commented, “Such experiences could only be had with Baba’s blessing! I have had no such experiences!” After hearing what Kaikobad had to relate, Kirpal Singh joined Baba. He was invited by Baba to sit in a chair but preferred sitting near Baba on the steps. The party had brought a movie camera and desired to have some footage of Baba and Kirpal Singh together, which Baba allowed. Baba then ordered Kirpal Singh’s followers to “hold fast to the daaman of Kirpal Singh and follow his instructions with love and devotion.”
Once again, Baba embraced the saint, who reciprocated with deep affection. One person in the group asked Baba to pay a visit to Delhi sometime soon. Baba, nodding His head, accepted.
One naïve person from Poona then invited Baba to pay a visit there and hear Kirpal Singh’s discourses. Baba replied, “I continually hear everything at all times from where I am.”
Again embracing Kirpal Singh with great love, Baba led him back to his room. Picking up a slip of paper from one of the tables, Baba handed it to Kirpal Singh. On the paper was written in a bold hand “15 Feb. 1957.” Baba asked, “Would you like to spend the night of that day with Me?”
“Willingly,” Kirpal Singh replied, “if I am not out of India.”
Baba indicated, “That is your lookout.”
Joining both hands in respect, Kirpal Singh replied, “Baba, I leave it in your hands.”
Baba said, “Should you be in India then, I will send Eruch to bring you to spend that night with Me.”
Kirpal Singh agreed and put the slip of paper in his pocket. Embracing him once more, Baba led him by the hand outside. Before taking Baba’s leave, Kirpal Singh requested that he be allowed to go directly to Poona without stopping at the travelers’ bungalow where Eruch had met them that morning. This made Baba happy, and permission was given, it being in accord with his usual custom.
As Kirpal Singh and his three followers were nearing their car, suddenly one of them remembered that they had forgotten to present the basket of fruit to Baba. Laughing, Kirpal Singh remarked, “We have forgotten everything because we are here in a different world!” Baba accepted the fruit with love and Kirpal Singh received another embrace. The party was about to be seated when they remembered that they had also forgotten the box of sweets for Baba.
All laughed joyfully, saying that it gave them another chance of seeing Baba. Finally, the car was driving off when Eruch remembered that Kirpal Singh had forgotten the copies of Sobs & Throbs and The Wayfarers that Baba had presented to him. He managed to stop the car on the roadside just in time and handed the two books to Kirpal Singh.
(Saint from Sadhaura)
On 10th August 1946, Meher Baba a made remarkable contact in Sadhaura was a mental conscious adept called Krishna. The man had worked as a guard at the railway station but was so absorbed in Lord Krishna. He would write "Radha Krishna" on walls wherever he went and constantly uttered these two names aloud. Once, Krishna was so engrossed and enraptured in offering devotional bhajans, he failed to show up for work on time, and the train left without him. However, some people actually saw him on the train, while others claimed he had been singing bhajans the whole day. To corroborate the facts, they went to his supervisor, who brought out the duty book and found that the guard's signature had been signed at every station. When asked about this strange occurrence, the guard offered this explanation: "Lord Krishna looked after my worldly duties while I was busy praying to Him." Thus the guard was called "Krishna," and he subsequently retired and spent his whole time contemplating his beloved Lord Krishna.
It was at this time that the incarnate Krishna met this guard of his in Sadhaura and pierced his heart until it would not stop bleeding!
Baba had been hunting Krishna for two days. Early in the morning of August 10th, (1946) Baba heard the mast chanting "Krishna, Krishna," and hurried out into the road. When Krishna saw Baba hurrying toward him, instantly he began running toward Baba. When they met, they embraced with such intensity that they fell down and rolled together on the road, locked in a tight embrace. Krishna wept when he held Baba, and Baba appeared very happy to have contacted him.
The mast's one-pointed love for his beloved Krishna drew the divine embrace of the incarnate Krishna.
A few months before, Baba had sent Krishnaji from Saoner to Uttar Kashi. As mentioned previously, although he was known then as “Krishna Swami,” after coming into Baba’s contact he was called Krishnaji. At the end of March 1953, Krishnaji came to Dehradun to see Baba. Discussing matters with Him on Sunday, 29th March, Baba stated:
Yes, Baba." Krishnaji replied.
"Did you bow down and touch the feet of saints and sadhus?"
"Not to all, but to some."
"Did anyone touch your feet?"
"When I was touching the feet of Vishnu Dutt Digambar, he too bowed to me."
Baba gave Krishnaji some instructions and sent him to Kashmir for a few months. Before Krishnaji departed, Baba repeated his warning to obey Him absolutely.
Baba sent Kishan Singh to Rishikesh to see Swami Shivananda on 5 April 1953, instructing Hellan to drive him. A "Parliament of Religions" conference was taking place at Shivananda's ashram, chaired by Shuddhanand Bharati, the yogi who had met Baba in Andhra. Baba sent Kishan again the next day also with this message for Bharati:
Meher Baba sends his love and blessings to you.
He says that these conferences, societies and functions murder spirituality. Baba further says that he will always be with you, as he told you at Tadepalligudam.
The yogi was anxious to meet Baba again. Kishan brought Bharati with him when he returned to Dehra Dun on the 6th. Baba did not object and conferred with him for a few minutes. The yogi admitted that the conference had been a "farce."
In response, Baba observed, "Conferences cannot unite mankind; the awakening of the heart alone can achieve it.
Spiritual leader & author
On 14 December 1925, Baba commented on the recent announcement, given in the newspapers, by Dr. Annie Besant, the head of the Theosophical Society, of the coming of a "New World Teacher," similar to Christ, in the form of her young protégé, J. Krishnamurti.
It is all humbug. The Theosophists, including Mrs. Besant and Krishnamurti, do not have even a whiff of the Truth. They say that the spirit of the World Teacher will manifest itself through the medium of this boy in the world, and that the chief "wire-puller" of this show is supposed to be somewhere in the Himalayas.
There is nothing but dust and stones in those mountains. Real teachers like Buddha, Krishna, Christ, and Zoroaster never kept themselves perched on heights or lost in jungles. They mixed freely with those for whose upliftment they worked. In spite of their unthinkable and unimaginable states of exaltation, they brought themselves down to the lowest levels of their surroundings and students.
Similarly, not a single Spiritual Master of the world who appeared under whatever external label ever required a "vehicle" save his own physical body. If this "vehicle" of the coming "World Teacher" dies within a year, let us see how Mrs. Besant takes it.
Baba concluded by stating, "Really speaking, this false note (Krishnamurti) is also not without meaning. On the contrary, it is the result of My own multifarious working and it is clearing away the path for My own manifestation.
For some days, there had been much discussion about the Theosophical Society, headed by Annie Besant, and about Krishnamurti, who was being promoted by her as the "New World Teacher." On 26 June 1926, Baba remarked to some Theosophist visitors, who had come for darshan, "Be always in search of Truth-real Truth — wherever it is found without any caste distinction or prejudice. Control your passions, renounce maya and create a longing to see the Almighty."
After they left, Baba commented about Theosophy:
A time will come when the world will bow to those on whom My nazar will fall.
They came here (for darshan) and that is good for them. But Krishnamurti, a New World Teacher? God forbid! Compare Ramakrishna (of Calcutta) with Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti is living in all majesty and splendor, pomp and power, and moving about England in aristocratic, fashionable circles, playing tennis and golf, leading a most comfortable life. He does not have the slightest idea — not even a wisp — of the Real Truth.
So it is also with these fussy, showy Theosophists. Their greatness lies only in editorship — writing and speaking with high-sounding words about planes, powers, colors, society, and creed — in a superficial knowledge of the shadow of Truth, and in behaving and making others believe in the greatness of themselves and none other. Truth is far, far beyond this.
Baba smiled, and then remarked:
Yes, there is Krishnamurti, Mrs. Besant's protégé. The Theosophists deceive themselves. Their chief wire-pullers are supposed to be somewhere on the Himalayas in Tibet. You will find nothing there but dust and stones. Besides, no real Spiritual Master ever required someone else's body for his own use. Such thinking is ridiculous!
Krishnamurti, a New World Teacher? God forbid!
You cannot compare the Sadguru Ramakrishna of Calcutta with Krishnamurti. Ramakrishna was Rama and Krishna personified! Krishnamurti is living in all majesty and splendor, pomp and power, and moving about England in aristocratic, fashionable circles, playing tennis and golf, leading a most comfortable life. He does not have the slightest idea – not even a wisp – of the Real Truth.
Baba quoted a couplet from Hafiz and explained its meaning: If you desire to aspire for Realization, you should hold your very life in the palm of your hand, ready to give it up at any moment! Then alone will you be deemed worthy and be able to experience Truth. (Lord Meher-p- Vol.3 p.816)
"The world teacher of Mrs. Besant" refers to J. Krishnamurti, who was hailed as such by Dr. Annie Besant and the Theosophists, but about whom, Baba later commented: "It is all humbug. The Theosophists, including Mrs. Besant and Krishnamurti, do not have even a whiff of the Truth."
Max had been a regular contributor to the Theosophical Messenger magazine, and had traveled throughout India with Krishnamurti, Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater. He asked Baba about Krishnamurti, and Baba commented, "He is not as advanced as some think. He does good and will come to Me one day."
Max replied, "Yes, he needs Your help."
"I will help him advance on the Path," Baba assured him.
When he was young, Krishnamurti had been acclaimed by the Theosophists to be the modern Messiah; however, he was not self-deluded and renounced all such divine claims. During September of 1931, Malcolm wrote to Krishnamurti, informing him of Baba's visit to America. Krishnamurti wrote back from Holland on 1 October, expressing his gratitude to Malcolm and that he would very much like to meet Meher Baba in America. He also conveyed his greetings to Baba.
On 6th November 1931, at New York Meher Baba said about Shri Krishnamurthy, “He is good and will come to Me one day. I will help him advance on the path. Krishnamurthy possess great possibilities within himself. He is on the right path but he will not fulfil himself or become truly great as long as he does not visit Me.”
After Baba Had left America in 1931, Malcolm had sent the young Indian Theosophist Guru Krishnamurti several press clippings about Baba’s visit, suggesting that him to write directly to Baba in India.
Krishnamurti replied from Ojai, California, on 18 March 1932:
It is very good of you to have sent me newspaper clippings regarding Meher Baba. I do not see how I can write to Him as I have nothing to say to Him, but I hope I shall meet Him some time, either in India or in Europe. I hope you understand that it is not rudeness on my part not to correspond with Him, but I really have nothing to say. After meeting in person, perhaps we can correspond with each other.