SOMEDAY YOU WILL ALL GET
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH BABA
What will you get once you're inside the Samadhi ? You will get the
opportunity to bow down. But then what? Then you have to leave. It is
always like this. You never get the chance to stay at His feet. You never
get the chance to simply sit and gaze at Him and adore Him for as long as
you want. The moment passes and you must move on.
But in approaching Baba, that's where we get the opportunity. That's when
we can think about Baba, when we can gaze at Baba as much as we want.
That's when we can enjoy the anticipation of meeting Baba. That's why all
of you are so fortunate. Because you still have this to look forward to.
Someday you will all get the opportunity to be with Baba. This is
assured. That is why you are here now. You are in the darshan
queue, as it were. You are inching ahead slowly, so slowly that
sometimes it seems as if you are not moving at all, or that you will
never reach His feet, but you will get there.
Baba once told us, He gave us this figure, He said that life was like an
unending procession marching along. The people at the back have no idea
what is happening at the front, or even where they are going, for that
In this unending procession of humanity, every now and then the
God-Man, the Ancient One, the Avatar appears. His appearance is such that
those in the front of the ranks stop and stare at Him. Those just behind
crane their heads forward to see what is happening. Those behind them
start asking each other, "What is going on? Why have we stopped?" And
those even further back don't even realize that the procession has
You know how it is, you have seen a long procession. Even after the
front stops, it is quite some time before the back rows have to halt. And
this procession is unending, so the back rows never stop moving. They
don't even realize that anything has happened at the front of the
Baba said this is what it is like for all of us. Only those in the
front are aware of His advent, and only those in the very front get to
actually see Him and be with Him. But once they have seen Him and been
with Him, the procession ends for them. And then those who were behind
them become the front ranks.
So the next time the same Ancient One returns, they are the ones who
see Him and get to be with Him. But once they have seen Him and been
with Him, the procession ends for them. And then those who were
behind them become the front ranks. So the next time the same Ancient One
returns, they are the ones who see Him and get to be with Him.
The fact that you are here, that you have heard of Baba, that you have
felt drawn to come here, means that you are approaching the front of the
ranks. Maybe you have not seen Him, but you are the ones who know that
the procession has stopped. You are craning your necks trying to get a
glimpse, asking those just before you in the line, "Can you see?
What does He look like? What is happening?"
That is why I tell you that you are fortunate. I know none of you
believes me when I say this, you think I am just throwing out words,
trying to make you feel better, but it is not that, brother, I tell
you, it is not that. You are fortunate. Now is the time to make the most
of this opportunity.
THAT'S HOW IT WAS, pp. 219-220
1995 © Eruch Jessawala