(Oct. 1952) He then quoted this Persian couplet:
“Do what you like with God the Absolute
But be very careful with walis and masts!”
Baba explained: “Walis (saints), who borrow power from Vidnyan-bhumi (seventh plane), do not hesitate to use it, sometimes wiping off the best sanskaras of those who play mischief with them. Walis are independent. They are not bound to do either good or evil. Thus their contact may give one a great spiritual push, or it may retard one’s spiritual progress. The Sadguru is like an ocean. He does not give anything, but when he gives, he gives the ocean and you become Realized.”
Baba quoted the instance of Sadguru Ramakrishna of Calcutta and Swami Vivekananda. Eruch narrated some incidents from Vivekananda’s life which showed how he tested his Guru in many ways. Baba concluded, “Had Vivekananda come in contact with a wali (saint) instead of a Sadguru like Ramakrishna, he would have been doomed for life!”
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publication, Vol. 11, p. 3944.