THIS DARSHAN WILL HAVE MEANING
During the month of October, 1968, when Meher Baba
was in seclusion, like a fool I would often have such
thoughts as, "Why isn't Baba giving darshan to the people?
Why does he remain in seclusion and not allow anyone to
see him? There are so many people eager to have his
darshan, but he does not allow any of them to come to see
One night during this time, Baba asked me, "What are
you thinking?" I told him everything that was going on in my
In reply Baba gestured:
"My work is different. It isn't my
work to travel continuously, holding darshan programs,
allowing people to bow down to me. It isn't my work to
give discourses continuously, to perform miracles and
attract the masses. I do not come for this purpose. I come
for all and I come to awaken them.
"You have no idea what I am doing in my seclusion.
The more you stretch the bow, the greater the distance
the arrow will fly, and the harder it will hit its target. I am
stretching my bow in seclusion, more and more, to strike
one and all. And when the arrow will be released, it will
strike hard and cause wounds in all! Then the wound of
each heart will have my darshan continuously!
"So I am working to give them darshan, but this darshan
will have meaning for them!"
AVATAR OF THE AGE MEHER BABA MANIFESTING, p. 74
1985 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust