EPISODE-3 (HANUMAN FOR LORD RAM & SAROSH IRANI FOR AVATAR MEHER BABA)
Hanuman was born to father Keshari & mother Anjana. In form of Hanuman, Lord Shankar manifested to serve Lord Vishnu in His Rama avatar. As child, Hanuman thought of sun a red colour fruit ran into sky to eat it. It was a day of solar eclipse, Rahu unknowingly tried to stop Hanuman. Facing hanuman he fled and called Indra for help, Indra came riding on his white elephant and Hanuman took His white horse as fruit of white colour and hanuman tried to catch it. Indra in His defence stroked Hanuman with “Vajra” (sword) which disfigured chin (Thori-in Hindi and Hanu in Sanskrit) of Hanuman. Since then He was named as Hanuman.
Hanuman had come to know about advent of Ram. He met Ram on hills of Kishkindha. He served Ram in finding whereabouts of Sita in Lanka; brought remedial plant for Laxman when attacked by Meghad and assisted Ram in winning the battle of Lanka and killing of Ravana.
After trio, Ram Sita and Laxman came back to Ayodhya, Sita (Janki) taking out her priceless necklace put in neck of Hanuman as reward. Hanuman looking at necklace started breaking it beads with his mouth. Seeing this, someone tried to stop Hanuman. Hanuman said that I am trying to find if the name of my Lord Ram His idle is present therein. Anything which does not have name and idle of Ram and Sita it is of no use for me. Questioner asked if the name and idle of Ram & Sita is present in His (Hanuman’s) body. Immediately, Hanuman ripped open his breast by his nails and Ram and Sita with crown sitting on a throne were seen. (Gist is derived from “Kalyan” printed by Gita press Gorakhpur)
Baba lovers may find some semblance with mythological episode of Hanuman narrated above
Sarosh Irani was one of close disciple of Avatar Meher Baba. In 1922, Baba asked him about his plans after matriculation. Over his reply that he will go to college and do some business like others; Baba said, “Give up everything and come to Me, I will make you king.”
Baba advised him to take up automobile engineering. After Manjil-e-Meem, and then a journey to Karachi, and Quetta with Baba, Sarosh Irani settled back in Ahmednagar. One day he received a telegram from Baba, “Start automobile business in Ahmednagar,” He did it with just five hundred rupees from his father and uncle Adi Sr’s father. By Baba’s grace he could say that Baba did made him king. He made him successful in his business, social and political life. He became quite influential, and was elected mayor of Ahmednagar more than once. No matter how influential he became, Sarosh remained faithful to Baba in his whole life.
Baba gave him two orders; one-to love Baba as God, love and obey Him and two- nothing to do with woman other than his wife, although he was not married at that time.
When Baba moved to Nasik in 1930, Sarosh almost lost contact with Baba. After some years Baba returned to Meherabad He started calling Sarosh every day at 3 pm, but ignored him completely. When he complained, Baba said, “Now you feel and you will understand how I felt when you never came to Nasik to see Me.” Sarosh fell at Baba’s feet and asked for his forgiveness. Baba said, "Pay heed Sarosh, how much you may want to get rid of Me, neither can you do so, nor can I get rid of you! If you don’t believe me, open up your breast and see.’ He did and there on his chest was Baba’s image. At this, overcome Sarosh dashed his head on the floor before Him, and blood came out. The Baba took his head in His lap, and consoled. (excepts produced from Lord Meher)
Interpretation- Meher Baba said that I love you more than you love yourself. He never let His lover to sink. Sadguru or Avatar allows the aspirants to test Him; likewise aspirants are also puts to test by Avatar or Sadguru for their faith and longing for Him. A sincere call by heart of a lover of God is immediately heard by Sadguru or Avatar. Those who suffer are more close to God. Baba did not designate Sarosh Irani as Hanuman but the incident is comparable to the episode of Hanuman to some extent. Meher Baba did compare His pet dog “Warrior” with Hanuman.