ANKLESARIA AND MEHTA

ANKLESARIA AND MEHTA

Two senior police officers, named Anklesaria and Mehta, came to see Baba at the Ice Factory Bungalow on 5th August. Mehta, who was spiritually-minded, was a relative of someone who had gifted a plot of land in Ahmedabad to the Ramakrishna Ashram and had read extensively through spiritual literature. After discussing general topics, Baba asked Mehta lovingly, "What have you gleaned after reading so much? What would you say is the substance of all the spiritual literature you've read?"

"Love and service," Mehta replied.

"Yes, it is the most valuable thing," Baba agreed.

"I also meditate," he informed Baba.

"In spiritual matters, love and service to humanity supersede meditation," Baba explained. "It is a type of spirituality that comes down from its supreme height to the daily human routine and everyday life. This is where its manifestation is the highest; it is the most practical."