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NOT AFRAID OF HELL

Bhau Kalchuri

 
On October 30th [1949], Adi Sr., Dhake and Manekar went to see Baba in the afternoon.... Dr. Deshmukh, Ramjoo and Bal Natu were also present that day. At one point Baba asked them to solve a riddle:

"Even though I am all-knowing and I am in everything, there is one thing that I do not know. What is it?"

Deshmukh said, "When You, the Omnipotent, Omniscient One, do not know it, how can we human beings possibly know what it is?"

Baba gave this answer: "I do not know where I am not."

In response, Ghani quoted the poet Iqbal:

"I am not afraid of hell because I am told,
Oh God, that You are also there."

Just then Baba stopped him and asked everyone to go out. Dhake interjected, "Get out and go to hell!"

"I am waiting for you there," Baba quipped, and everyone laughed.

LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 9 & 10, p. 3306
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