(Nov. 12, 1944) Remaining there for only a short time, Baba left at five o’clock to visit the nearby Ramakrishna Ashram. There, the Swami Bhaskareshwar Ananda received him. Justice Puranik read Baba’s message, “God As the Only Reality,” which was translated by Deshmukh into Marathi and into Hindi by Manek Mehta. Part of it was:
God-Realization is sometimes mistakenly thought to be a selfish purpose of the limited individual. There is no room for any selfishness or limited individuality in God-Realization. On the contrary, God-Realization is the final aim of the limited and narrow life of the separate ego.
The life of the God-Realized Master is a pure blessing to all humanity.
The swami introduced all the inmates of the ashram to Baba, who advised them to live their lives according to the teachings of Ramakrishna of Calcutta, the Perfect Master whom Baba had once referred to as the “Heralder of the Avataric Age.”
That same evening at 7:30 P.M., Deshmukh presented a kirtan recital in the Master’s praise at the National College Hall in Dhantoli, which Baba attended with the mandali. The hall was packed. An advocate, A.V. Khare, read out Meher Baba’s message on “God and Love:”
The spiritual path is like climbing up to the mountain top through hills and dales and thorny woods and along steep and dangerous precipices. If there is one thing which is most necessary for a safe and sure arrival at the top, it is love. All other qualities which are essential for the aspirants of the Highest can and must come to them if they faithfully follow the whispers of the unerring guide of love.
If you lose hold of the mantle of this guide, there is only despair in store for you. The gateway to the highest state of being One with God is firmly closed to all who do not have the courage to lose their separate existence in the restless fire of divine love.
Dr. Deshmukh was so completely overwhelmed to hear this in Baba’s presence, he declared, “Look! The Avatar has come here! The complete Avatar! The very personification of divinity, whose descent the world has been waiting for!”
Lord Meher, Original ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 8, pp. 2986 – 2987.