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THE RIGHT TIME

Mani S. Irani

 
The 'right time' never comes — it is always floating by and you have to put out your hand and grab it in the air; or you isolate a moment from the remorseless ocean of time and make it the 'right' one. Be that as it may, this at least is a tangible moment to express the many elusive moments when I've wanted to send a Hello by post but could not, when I've wanted to tell you how your letter touched in me a chord of great understanding and sympathy — not 'pity', for you will never need that.

Even now as I re-read that letter, I again receive from it the clean fresh fragrance of self-facing, which leads soonest to self-effacing. I want you to know that your letter was read to BABA — the One true Friend. May His compassion hold your hands to His daaman, ever. I recall Baba saying to someone: "It is not really your love for me that matters, it is My love for you that counts."

I like your line, "When it is right in His Name, I will walk," for isn't that true of everyone? Though their legs carry them fast they are truly lame whose feet are not set on the main road to God.

 

LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI OF AVATAR MEHER BABA, Vol 1, p. 20, ed Jim Mistry
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