A FEELING OF WEIGHTLESSNESS AND ECSTASY
Arnavaz N. Dadachanji
Very calmly I said, "No, I have not."
My accuser said, "Yes, you have. There is proof."
The scene changed and I was sitting in a witness box of a courtroom. The judge declared, "You have committed a murder."
Unaffected and poised, I replied, "No, I have not committed a murder."
The judge argued, "You have. Your fingerprints are on the gun."
I smiled and said, "I don't even know how to use a gun."
The judge answered, "There is proof and you are sentenced to the electric chair."
The scene changed again, and I was made to sit in the electric chair. Three executioners stood in front of me, ready for the order to switch on the current. Then, although I was still sitting in the electric chair, I realized that I could see what was happening behind me.
Suddenly Beloved Baba appeared, dressed in a white sadra, His hair flowing. To His right was gentle Lord Jesus, a maroon shawl over His shoulder. Both of Them stood twelve feet tall, and the room was surcharged with the majesty of Their Presence.
The three executioners were so shocked that they raced out of the room, shouting loudly, "It's a miracle! It's a miracle! She's innocent."
I was half conscious, dazed by the unearthly beauty of Beloved Baba and Jesus. Two men helped me gently from the electric chair and led me out of the room and into an open passage to take me to a car that was waiting for me.
At the end of the passage was a gate with a crowd of people gathered outside it. As I walked feebly toward the gate, I repeatedly said, "Please see that nobody touches my feet." (It is Baba's order not to allow anyone to pay homage to another by touching the feet.)
I woke up with a feeling of weightlessness and ecstasy, holding onto the bed.
GIFT OF GOD, p. 230
1996 © Meherazad Trust for Avatar Meher Baba