Back in Australia, Francis Brabazon wrote to Baba at this
time telling him that in order to write his book, Stay with
God, he was reading through the various scriptures. In
February 1958, Baba sent him an admonition, revealing his
perspective of religious scripture and human thought:
The scriptures are like rotten bones rotted and are as
food for worms. Theosophy and philosophy are like good
bones rotted and are as food for vultures.
The writings of inspired poets are like fresh bones and
are as food for dogs. The writings of spiritually
advanced saints are like flesh and are as food for
tigers. The writings by living Perfect Masters are like
brain and are as food for men!
Good bones when rotted have some semblance of bone, but
rotten bones when rotted are like filth.
So, you may go through the scriptures superficially
only to drive away the barking dogs when necessary; for
instance, when you are called upon to answer the queries
of the priests and the orthodox.
LORD MEHER, 1st ed (online), Vol 15, pp. 5266-5267, Bhau Kalchuri
1999 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust