THE FUTURE OF WORLD RELIGIONS
Lud: Sam, you were telling us this evening about a
conversation you had which led to Baba expounding on the
future of world religions. Would you tell this to our friends here?
Sam: I don't remember exactly what year it was, but it was
during one of my short stays in India just got home on leave
after my three-year contract.
In Meherazad I was talking to
one Baba lover named Shatagan Kumar from Dehra Dun,
and I told him that one thing I liked very much about Baba's
statement was that after his Advent, this religious ceremony
and all that would be mostly discarded. I said thank God, at
least this will happen, because ceremony seems to be a big
burden of mankind today.
But Shatagan Kumar said that he
didn't feel it in the same manner, because right in Baba's own
living presence such things as singing Baba's arti, performing
certain prayers and all, were allowed by Baba himself, with
the result that even after his Advent, things like artis and
performing pujas will be adhered to.
This conversation was slowly taken up to Eruch and thence
to Baba, and Baba then said that yes, things like arti and puja
will continue, but there will be one difference. There will be
no such thing as sectarianism about it. They will all join in and
sing the praises of the Lord from the bottom of their hearts,
irrespective of what religion they belong to.
HOW A MASTER WORKS, Ivy O. Duce, p. 556
1975 © Sufism Reoriented, Inc.