IF SOMEHOW I COULD TOUCH HIS HAND
Prof. A. K. Hazra
"What is that?" he asked me.
"That's Baba's flag. The Avataric flag of this age having all the seven colours in it."
"All the colours! Bah! That makes me very happy. Baba is an artist like me. Only He, as you say, is the Supreme artist. This is the artistic flag perfect artist's flag!"
"Baba is artist for artists, scientist for scientists, and everything else for everybody else," I said. "He says that He is everything and everybeing."
During the sahavas as we lined up for Baba's Darshan, G.L.V. whispered to me, "If somehow I could touch His hand, I am sure I will get inspiration to do artistic works much better."
"Let's see," I said. The normal procedure was that we were to go up to Baba, bow down at His feet, then embrace Him, and move forward for others to do the same. But to my pleasure, I saw that the moment G.L.V. approached Baba, the God-Man with a knowing smile purposely extended His hand toward G.L.V. and shook his hand warmly, thus fulfilling his desire of touching Baba's hands.
Afterwards G.L.V. often proudly remembered how Baba had shaken hands with him to give him better artistic power. Indeed there was a visible improvement in his artistic performance after the sahavas touch and he later on did a lot of fine paintings including many portraits of Baba Himself.
THE MEMOIRS OF A ZETETIC, pp. 112-113
1987 © Avatar Meher Baba Navsari Centre