GOPINATH KAVIRAJ

GOPINATH KAVIRAJ

(Spiritual Seeker)

On June 5th, 1960 a well-known spiritual seeker named Dr. Gopinath Kaviraj sent a friend to Guruprasad to ascertain whether Baba would give him darshan, as he happened to be in Poona. Baba informed the friend that he would see Kaviraj the next day at 8:00 A.M. The messenger explained that as Gopinathjee was observing silence two days a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, it would be better if he could be allowed to see Baba on Tuesday. But Baba replied, “So? I am also continuously silent.”

Therefore, Gopinath Kaviraj came to see Meher Baba on Monday, June 6th, 1960 and since Gopinath was keeping silence, Baba permitted him to come again the following day also. Kaviraj came again the next day and was embraced by Baba and kissed on the forehead. Baba took him into the side room and had the door closed. Only one of the mandali was present to interpret. Baba spoke with him at length about the future of the world, life’s ultimate purpose and an individual’s duties, which convinced Kaviraj of Baba’s omniscience.

Kaviraj asked about himself, and Baba replied, “I have nothing to say except that you should continue to do whatever sadhana you are doing every day at midnight.”

Hearing this, Kaviraj was awestruck because no one knew what spiritual practice he did at midnight, and there had been no mention of it. Thus, he was further convinced of Baba’s omniscience. While leaving, Baba gave him a copy of God Speaks and remarked to him, “I have an inner connection and association with you, which will dawn upon you by and by.”