Symbols of the world's religions



Arnavaz N. Dadachanji

I thought about Mehera a great deal while in Bombay and one night dreamed that she was with me at Ashiana. Goher and I were in the apartment, and Mehera was on the back verandah. It was late at night and, thinking Mehera must have lost track of the time, I went out to call her to go to bed.

We stood near the parapet, and I remember holding on to the hem of her blouse. There were no buildings around, only trees, and a very short distance away we could see Seclusion Hill at Meherazad. Touching the top of the hill was a very large star, ten times the size of all the others. I gazed in awe. Mehera said, "Look, Arnavaz, look at the left slope of the hill." But my gaze remained fixed on the shining star. Mehera repeated, firmly this time, "Why don't you look at the left slope?"

I immediately shifted my gaze and saw a figure with flowing hair, dressed in a white sadra. He was carrying an Aladdin shaped lantern, and the flame was perfectly round and very bright. As the figure moved toward the crest, I realized that it was Baba.

As he walked from the hill, through the air, toward Mehera and me, Mehera began repeating "Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!" while I said Baba's name over and over again. Baba continued coming closer until He was about twenty feet from us. I awoke happy and exuberant, as though the experience had really happened.

GIFT OF GOD, pp. 219-220
1996 © Meherazad Trust for Avatar Meher Baba


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