Another day, Baba took the women for tea to Fred and Ella Winterfeldt’s apartment in Manhattan House on East 66th Street. Baba praised the tea and stated, “Ella is an angel.”
Then he remarked, “Even angels do not have this love for God. If they want to be Realized, they have first to become human. When a person becomes God-Realized, he drops the body in one to three days.”
Baba teased Margaret about not caring in the least about God-Realization. “Baba, I love Maya,” she joked. “I think Maya is beautiful! Besides, I would like to be with you again.”
Ruano Bogislav was also there and she had something on her mind. She asked, “Is it true that certain substances hold impressions?” Being a rather strange question, Baba shrugged his shoulders, and Ruano continued, “When you called me to come to India in 1936, I had little money. But with a friend, I happened to go to a fortune teller, who said I should take off the old Chinese bracelet I was wearing, and things would improve. She said it had belonged to someone who had lost everything in life. So I did. I thought, why not? And, almost at once, someone sent me a check for five hundred dollars, enough for the boat to India.”
Baba spelled on the alphabet board (which Mani read), “It is true, certain substances or creatures at the four corners (turns) of evolution hold impressions certain metals, gems, black wool, cats, dogs. Not much should be said about it because it creates superstition.”
“Will I be with you again in India?” Ruano asked.
“Maybe,” Baba replied.
Afterwards, as Fred Winterfeldt was wheeling Baba out to the car to return to Scarsdale, he was overcome with seeing Baba in that condition. He asked, “Baba, why is it that the Avatar has to bear so much suffering?”
Baba answered, “So it was, so it is now, and so it will be.”
Lord Meher, American Edition, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 11, p. 3878.