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Meher Baba

On the 3rd day of the [1955] sahavas, a middle aged man rose from the group and asked permission to recite some Sanskrit verses. Baba gave him permission and he recited the verses so lovingly that he could not contain himself. He cried out "Avatar Meher Baba ki jai," broke into tears and asked forgiveness for his sins.

Baba called the man to him, embraced him warmly, stroked his back, patted his cheeks and held him to his breast. "Don't be afraid," he said. "You need not tell me any more. If I am the Avatar then I know everything, and everything will be forgiven. If I am not the Avatar, what good will it do you to tell me anything, and what use would it be to ask forgiveness?

"I can forgive; I have come to forgive. Forgiveness is the highest thing for those who are forgiven. It is not a great thing for me to forgive. In fact, in reality, there is nothing to be forgiven, for there is really nothing like good and bad. You find them so and they are there in duality due to your own bindings in duality...."


THE BELOVED, p. 80, Naosherwan Anzar
1983 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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