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Mani S. Irani

Every now and then we'd hear a mention about Baba planning to break His Silence. Of course, anything concerning Baba was my concern and I wanted to be in on it. So I went and took a special promise from Him.

I said, "Baba, when You break Your Silence, I want to be with You."

He said, "Of course you'll be with Me!"

I said, "Promise, promise!" So He did. He promised solemnly with His hand in mine. After I had Him do that again and again, I felt the matter was sealed. This happened some five years after Baba began His Silence.

My holidays over, I went back to school. But somewhere in the middle of my school term, I heard that Baba had sent out a circular saying He was going to break His Silence soon. I was shocked. I couldn't believe it.

Baba knew my next holidays wouldn't be till after November. And He knew He had forbidden me to go to Him during school. He had promised me most solemnly to have me with Him when He broke His Silence. And yet He had decided to break His Silence at this time!

I immediately sat down and wrote a letter to my dear Brother saying, "You promised me that I will be with You when You break Your Silence. I am most surprised to hear You're going to break Your Silence in two months when I am still at school. So, either You allow me to come and be with You when You break Your Silence, or You postpone the breaking of Your Silence."

I added a PS, "I can come right now." This must have scared Baba because His reply came back very fast.

"No, don't come," He wrote. "I've decided to postpone the breaking of My Silence."

Well, I took His decision for granted. After all, it was one of the two things I had asked Him to do. So, it seemed quite natural that Baba postponed the breaking of His Silence until the time when His kid sister could be with Him during her holidays!


GOD-BROTHER, pp. 126-127
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