MEHER BABA’S SCENT
One day after Meher Baba had emerged from a long period of seclusion, we were sitting in Mandali hall with some of His close lovers whom he had permitted to visit Him, and Baba asked them whether they remembered Him during the time they were away from Him.
In unison, All those present said they loved Him and remembered Him. “And how do you do that? Asked Baba.
One of them said that all the lovers gathered and performed His arti; another said they sang bhajans and third said they repeated His name. Yet another mentioned that his group not only remembered Baba but created a Baba atmosphere as well.
“How did you do that?” said Baba.
“Baba,” he replied, “We heard of a saint in our town and we visited him often. You have told us not to go saints and yogis but you have also said that you are in them. So I went with my family to visit this saint and I saw You in him.”
“If you saw Me in him,” said Baba “where was the need for you to come here today? You wanted a Baba atmosphere and you felt it in the presence of that person. There was no need therefore for you to come here.”
When the man had no reply, Baba commented, “I am also in the prostitute, in the vagabond and in a thief. Why do you not visit them? You will find Me there.”
Then as tears of remorse began to trickle down from man’s face, Baba continued. “What you say and you felt is right. I am in everything, but I am not that. That saint is a saint while I am the God-man. What do the police do to track down the criminals? They use dogs which will smell out the criminal first bringing the dogs to the site of the crime. Similarly, your coming there is like a preparation to catch the stealer of your hearts. I steal the hearts of mankind and if you want to track Me down, you must come to the site where I have spent much time.
“Sometimes the dogs loose the scent and the police bring them again to the site. Likewise, you must come again and again till you are certain that you have My scent and are not likely to lose it. When you have saturated that scent in yourself, then there will be no need for you to come here.”
It is desirable that one should visit Meher Baba Samadhi very often as one can. Visiting samadhi is like sitting near camp fire from where one receives direct spiritual vibrations or His scent. Till one is not forgetful of Baba in his worldly affairs, one needs to have His scent or charge by visiting His samadhi
(Ancient One-p-125© Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust