IN THE LAP OF THE GOD-MOTHER
Another new follower was Pritam Singh Sahni. He was a
successful businessman running a thriving trade in Thailand.
Once on Buddha's birthday, the local Buddhist people paid
him much respect and greatly honored him. Pritam Singh
questioned them, "Why are you felicitating me on this day?"
And they replied, "You come from the land where our Lord
Buddha was born."
This answer moved him deeply and lifted a veil from his
mind. He thought: "What a pity that I know nothing about
Buddha, although I come from India, and here these people
are worshiping him so devoutly. My whole mind is obsessed
with making money, and yet these people revere me as
Leaving his business, Pritam Singh returned to India and
began longing for the darshan of the "living Buddha." He
visited several sadhus and saints, but was never satisfied. He
heard of Meher Baba in 1936, and read a few of his books,
but darshan being unavailable, he was made to wait six years
before he could meet the one his heart had recognized. That
day, December 26th , his wishes were fulfilled.
Pritam vividly remembered that first meeting:
I followed Adi Sr. in a state of immense joy, my heart
full of his [Baba's] love, my eyes full of joyous tears,
running toward the Lord of my heart, who had made me
his, long before.
One step in the hut, I was face to face with my Beloved
Baba, who was reclining. I saw his brilliant face shining
as a full moon, more beautiful than any face I had ever
seen before. His two beautiful eyes, as wide and deep as
an ocean, pierced my heart and kissed my soul. His
graceful smile confirmed forever that I belonged to him
and him alone.
I was lost in him for a while; then Adi took my hand and
bade me sit beside him. Baba looked at me and the
happiness of my millions of lives cannot equal the bliss
of that one moment with Baba. Baba held my hand, drew
me to his heart, gave me a warm embrace and made me
aware that I was in the lap of the God-Mother, drinking
deep from the well of his love.
Baba asked, "What do you wish for?" Before Pritam Singh
could speak in reply, Baba dictated on the board, "I know
what you want. For you, words are unnecessary." And he took
him in his embrace again.
LORD MEHER, Vol. 7 & 8, pp. 2830-2831
1995 © Lawrence Reiter