Book Two

"One day in the early forties, Baba called all of us and asked us 'What will happen to this world? I'll give you five minutes to narrate the worst scenario.'

"Each of us described the horror that the world would experience. After listening to all of us, he said,

" 'This is not even one percent of what will happen. The entire world will cry out. Food will not be available, and people will eat the cloth off their backs.

" 'I will give those who are mine a small amount to eat, but what will happen to the rest?'

"On another day, Baba told us, 'I will close all the doors very slowly. Only then will suffocated humanity become conscious of fresh air.'

Mansari Desai,
Gl Feb. 1997 p9

"It seems that every personal ego has to come up to the surface and function, before it can be destroyed, so the national ego, the religious ego, etc., must undergo, in the same way, the same process of destruction. Love can then flow in to replace them. After the war, Baba told us this cleansing had by no means been fully accomplished, and that there was a choice of two ways to accomplish the rest.

"One would be a third and devastating world war, and the other way would be through small wars, earthquakes, general physical upheaval, starvation for some groups, and religious groups vying with each other, their adherents killing each other to prove that their way was the only way to God.

"Baba then looked around the group, and asked which we thought was the better way. For once unanimous, we said, 'The second way.' He made no indication as to the direction in which humanity would be swept, but certainly most of the things that he mentioned as the second way have already happened and are still, in many parts of the world, continuing to cause a general upheaval."

Margaret Craske,
DL p153-154
(India, 1945?)

"On one of these latter days, Baba emerged after having sat for many hours in complete seclusion, his face more drawn and weary than Adi ever remembered having seen it, and said that a gigantic disaster would overwhelm the world, that would wipe out three-quarters of mankind.

"Adi was deeply stirred, not only by the anguish on Baba's face, but also because he spontaneously dictated these words immediately on emerging from his seclusion, as if the work done during that seclusion had been specifically related to the world passion of which he spoke."

William Donkin, Wa p81
(November 1945, Angiras Rishi Hill)

Jal Tapasvi was, according to Meher Baba, a very high type of yogi and an Adept Pilgrim (a salik of the fifth or sixth plane). He was also known as Jal Samadhi Mahatma. He had a talk with Eruch and Kaka, and met Baba, on August 12, 1946.

"Jal Tapasvi lived for several years under a rock facing the Ganges. Later he moved to the roof of a temple that stood in the river. He sat there for many years without shelter, eating only whatever was given him, and one supposes that not many people would venture to his rather inaccessible perch in the river.

"One day the temple fell into the river, but Jal Tapasvi was neither injured nor deterred by this, and he continued to sit in the water on the ruins of the temple that were submerged just below the surface. For many years he sat there, and thus earned his name of Jal Tapasvi, i.e., one who carried out a penance of sitting (tapas) in water (jal).

'He is now an old man, perhaps seventy years of age, very thin, but still has black hair. He wears a green kafni. Baba contacted him in the house of the manager of the Uttar Kashi Poor House (langar khana), who was then staying at Rishikesh. Jal Tapasvi usually stays at Uttar Kashi."

"... Eruch and Kaka introduced themselves to him as coming from Bombay, and Jal Tapasvi at once asked how things went there. They told him that there were constant riots and disturbances, and he replied that this was quite natural, and indeed, inevitable, and was the result of the work of the Avatar, who was now alive.

"He said that the great men of the world, although famous and often worshipped by mankind, were mere playthings in the hands of the Avatar; they were like kites on strings, the ends of which were all in the grasp of the Avatar, who controlled them as he wished. He went on to say that these wars and disturbances would continue, and that three-quarters of the world population would be wiped out; for, he said, how could the people from hell mix with those from heaven; the former must be obliterated.

"The Avatar, he said, would manifest in twenty-two years time (i.e. in 1968 if taken literally), but that even then, like other Avatars, he would be ridiculed by the majority, and his real fame would grow after his death."

William Donkin,
Wa p 343-344

"... In fact, Baba has been heard to have remarked that... more than a lakh of souls will have Illumination at his hands before his mission comes to an end."

Abdul Ghani, HM p719
a lakh = 100,000
Illumination = the experience of the sixth plane

"I spoke to Baba about someone who, in order to protect his family and himself from destruction foretold by Baba, wanted to establish a home way up in the mountains, and stock it with the necessary food.

"Baba interrupted me and said, 'No place will be safe, not even the top of the Himalayas. Only by the grace of God can one be saved.'

"So I asked Baba if this destruction would be a man-made or a natural one.

"Then Baba answered, 'It will be both.'

Fred Winterfeldt,
1950s, Aw 7:1 p40

"Last evening when the pain was bad, Baba said,

'The accident* has been a blessing for the universe, and a curse for Baba.'

... He said to the effect that all suffering borne by Baba is out of his compassion and love for humanity. The suffering yet to come for the world will be so great that it could not sustain it, and so Baba takes one end of the yoke on his shoulder."

15 December 1956?
Mani Irani, HM p294
*A car accident in which Baba was very badly hurt

"Even if the sky and earth should come together, do not let go my daaman."

Meher Baba,
1960, Poona,
to Hoshang Bharucha,
Aw 22:1 p38

"Once I spoke a word, and the creation came into being. Once again I will speak one word, and all will be over. In between there is only silence and love."

Meher Baba,
1960, Poona,
Aw 22:1 p66

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