Symbols of the world's religions



Mani S. Irani

25 October 1956

We've been having such perfect weather this last week or so — sunny yet cool, not windy or rainy or cloudy, yet so invigorating one feels like chucking all work and going for a nice long walk or a picnic under the big shady banyan.

Yes, I gave your message to Baba and He nodded and made a quick gesture that I didn't understand. But then we don't always have to understand, it is enough that He knows, and He always does.

I loved what you said about Baba — for He is both eastern and western, yet He is neither, for He is truly 'universal' in every sense of the word. I feel the most beloved trait in Baba is that He is not only for all, He is for EACH. Whether He is with children or grownups, with intellectuals or illiterates, with low or high, with poor or otherwise, with eastern or western, it's fascinating to watch Baba make the outwardly different feel "He is one with us and one of us."

He does not try to westernize the East nor easternize the West, for that is no more important than the clothes one wears. It is the person within that matters and that He values. But for His work He makes use of the material at hand, and whatever we happen to be He works through us and our mode of life and expression.

Just as He "will bring all religions together like beads on one string," He will unite all nations so that we can discard outward differences and recognize that Truth is universal.


LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol 1, p. 8, ed Jim Mistry
1981 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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