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MANI'S POWERS

Bill Le Page

 
There was, Mani said, rivalry among the thirty or so women in the ashram for progress on the spiritual path in the form of spiritual experiences and the acquisition of powers. Baba of course knew this, and one day, He took Mani aside and said that the next day He would announce to the women that He had given certain powers to her, and that they could ask questions and that she would answer. He then taught Mani a series of answers and a few signs that would indicate to her the particular answer to the question.

At 4 pm, everyone was called, and Baba told of Mani's powers and invited them to ask her questions. This they did and with signs from Baba, Mani answered and all were impressed — she did have some power.

A few days later, with everyone again present, Baba told them the show with Mani had all been pre-arranged. Baba loved to play such tricks — but the interesting point, which Mani only realised years later, was that Baba knew beforehand what questions would be asked!

 

THE DIVINE HUMANITY OF MEHER BABA, Vol. 1, pp. 87-88
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