A yogi from Pondicherry named Shuddhanand Bharati, age fifty-six, came there for Baba’s darshan. Many years before, Bharati had met Sai Baba, who had given him a candy, saying, “Your Beloved will possess you soon. Keep silent and centered on the Self.”

Sadguru Upasni Maharaj had once told Shuddhanand, “The Beloved of your life will one day embrace you.” Now, after meeting other spiritually illumined beings such as the saints Ramana Maharshi and Aurobindo, at last he faced Meher Baba, and immediately recognized him as “the Saint of saints, the Mahatma of mahatmas, the goal of my long pilgrimage.”

Baba met him very lovingly, and Shuddhanand Bharati bowed his head at Baba’s feet. Baba gave him a message called, “Inner Humility Is Strength, Outer Humility Is Weakness.”

Lord Meher Online p. 3250.