FIRST MEETING WITH BABA
Mary and Will Backett
He was seated in a small room at the top of the house surrounded by some close devotees. They did not hear me enter, but Baba sprang up with agility, power, and grace that characterized all His movements and came quickly forward. He then signed me to sit by Him and took my hand with the gentle touch we know so well.
Immediately I felt a great upliftment of consciousness such as I had never experienced with anyone before ... He gave me more, far more in the space of three minutes than I had gained in thirty years of earnest seeking or through others because I experienced the tangible definite gift of grace and Divine Love that He bestowed, whereas others only talk about it. I know who Baba is.
Many first impressions lose their keenness as time passes, but this meeting with Baba stands out clearer in my consciousness as my subsequent experiences enable me to appreciate more completely the significance of such a contact with Him. Looking back, I can see Baba seated quietly on a settee, that it might appear to the casual observer that He lacked energy, yet there was something compelling in His posture, for the picture stands out like a cameo in my mind, pure and untrammeled by the world, completely poised like a bird arrested momentarily in flight, in a world that reflects not the like anywhere.
THE OCEAN OF LOVE, pp. 24-25, Delia DeLeon
1991 © Meher Baba Association