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ALLAH WILL DESTROY ALL YOUR ATTACHMENTS

Kishore Mistry

 
"ABSOLUTE HONESTY IS ESSENTIAL IN ONE'S SEARCH FOR GOD (TRUTH). THE SUBTLETIES OF THE PATH ARE FINER THAN A HAIR. THE LEAST HYPOCRISY BECOMES A WAVE THAT WASHES ONE OFF THE PATH." — MEHER BABA

 

Kaikhushru Jamshedji was one of the close mandali of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba. He was better known as Pleader, which means a lawyer; that was his father's profession....

Daily he would get up at 4 a.m. and recite God's name, before leaving for work at the bank. After the work, he would visit his mother and sister for a while and would then go to Chowpaty beach to listen to the evening prayers and lectures of the sadhus gathered there. He experienced a strange restlessness and over-whelming desire to see God and attain Mukti [Liberation]. At this point of time he eventually came across with a book Swami Ramtirth Yogasadhana which made him realize that he must have a Perfect Master as his Guru in order to achieve his goal of Mukti.... Pleader was now a spiritual pilgrim seeking Liberation. He came in contact with Babajan, Upasani Maharaj, Narayan Maharaj and Meher Baba. He started visiting them again and again.

On his seventh journey visiting these Masters, he asked Narayan Maharaj, "Will I ever meet my Guru in this life?"

And He replied, "Yes, and very soon."

After this, he visited Babajan, who spoke directly to him for the first time, saying, "Allah will destroy all your attachments." From Babajan, he went again to Baba....

The next day Baba called Pleader to Him at upper Meherabad. Baba said to him, "This is your seventh visit to me. What do you want? What do you seek?"

Pleader replied, "I want to see God. Will I achieve this?"

"To do so you must catch hold of a Guru."

On hearing these words of Baba, Pleader was so overwhelmed that he spontaneously and intensely grasped His feet. But Baba warned him, "surrendering at the feet of a Guru is the most difficult thing in the world to undertake. To do so one has to possess unimaginable courage and undergo untold hardships."

Pleader expressed emphatically his readiness to accept all deprivations and hardships.

 

TEARS OF JOY, Biography of Pleader by Kishore Mistry, ed Anna Khandale, pp. 26-27
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