I AM ETERNAL AND BEYOND PROMISES
Gandhiji used to speak in Gujrathi and he used to say, "You must speak so that the world may listen to you and to your words coming direct from your mouth." There was then "Meher Message" which published Baba's discourses. It was edited and published by Dastur.
I then told Gandhiji, "I will speak soon."
Gandhiji asked, "What do you mean by 'soon'?"
I said, "IT HAS BEEN MY HABIT TO GIVE PROMISES AND TO BREAK PROMISES, because I AM ETERNAL AND BEYOND PROMISES." Gandhiji laughed.
Then Mahadev Bhai tapped the door and reminded Gandhiji it was time to come out. Gandhiji asked him to wait and Mahadev Bhai went away.
For three days Gandhiji was coming daily and he started loving Baba more and more every day. He said, "When India is liberated, I will join you (Baba) and then will go to the West with you." — that is what Gandhiji had promised.
I am reminded of this stretching of the legs for relaxation when I think of the meeting with Gandhiji. He told me, "Why don't you wear Khadi?" His heart is of gold. You cannot see such a good heart. Then I had a good laugh. Gandhiji and I embraced each other. Then Gandhiji left the cabin.
LIFE IS A JEST, pp. 60-61, ed A. K. Hajra
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