Symbols of the world's religions



Waryam Singh Sahni

Meherabad is about six miles from Ahmednagar railway station. But with the help of a high official who was also a devotee, it was arranged that a special train should stop at the track at Meherabad for the departure of each group. For the first time in the history of Meherabad a train arrived and halted there. There were little Baba flags (of seven colour) round the engine, and a big one hoisted in front. Some of the compartments were pasted pictures of Baba and there were also banners with the words:

Avatar Meher Baba
Is the soul of souls,
The beloved of the gods,
The life of his lovers
And the slave of his dear ones.

The men and women tearfully shouted Baba Ki Jai! It was a very moving sight. Although the Beloved was in their hearts, they could [not] help but weep. How valuable were those tears shed for HIM and for the sake of love.

When the train was full, Baba's car was driven down so that He could wave goodbye. Immediately there rose tremendous cheers of 'Baba! Baba! Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!' From every compartment it was obvious they were all intending to leave train to surge towards Baba's car. He waved a hand and gestured they should not come down.

Baba acknowledged the salute of the engine-driver and gestured that he should start the train. After a very long piercing whistle the 'Baba-train' moved forward, and has the long line of packed compartments field past Beloved car. The air thundered with reverberating cries of "Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!"

Many were standing on the running boards, the rest leaning way out of the windows. Some hands folded reverently, hundreds of others waving ecstatically. Baba acknowledged their love with joined hands or waved and gestured, "I am happy. Take Me with you."


BABA'S GRACE, 2nd ed, pp. 83-84
2005 © Waryam Singh Sahni


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