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A CHRISTIAN MAST-SAINT

Bhau Kalchuri

 
From Multan, Baba and the five mandali with him went to Lyallpur on October 5th [1946]. Not far from the train station, in a room full of rubbish, Baba contacted a Sikh mast known as Prem Chand.

Another mast, Faqir Chand, who roamed about the city during the day and slept on the road at night, saw Baba and tried to avoid contact. But after roaming about in the heat of the day, Baba finally caught up with him and was pleased by the contact.

An unnamed Christian mast-saint was living at the nearby Govindpur cemetery. Baba went to the cemetery to contact him, but as soon as he saw Baba and his men coming, the saint lay down and pretended to be asleep. One of his attendants shook him and tried to wake him, but the saint continued to feign sleep. Baba left and returned twice to contact him, but each time the same thing happened.

His followers told Baba that the saint had been wide awake just before his arrival. Baba indicated to the mandali, "For my work, it is necessary for him to open his eyes for a moment; otherwise, contact cannot be made." The saint continued to keep his eyes closed, so Baba left without forcing him to "wake up" against his will. He was one of the rare Christian saints in India.

LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 9 & 10, pp. 3132-3133
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