IN THE LAP OF THE GOD-MOTHER
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 someone spiritual."
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:
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, 1st USA ed, vol. 7 & 8, pp. 2830-2831
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