BABA WAS TRYING TO DEEPEN OUR FEELINGS
Baba would keep us on our spiritual toes to keep our momentum going with him by making promises to break his silence, assigning fasts, or telling us he was coming to visit. This would increase our enthusiasm, raise our vibrations, and create spiritual longing, which would produce a higher voltage in us.
Sometimes he would even say things like, "I'm going to die in a few months." Baba was trying to deepen our feelings and bring us closer, trying to make us one-pointed in our focus on him. He did not mind that those things would not happen; he had achieved his purpose, which was to keep us awake so that we would not fall back into the dream of illusion.
EFFORT AND GRACE, pp. 83-84
2005 © Darwin Shaw