Baba spelled out from the alphabet board:
“After the Avatar’s manifestation, humanity will receive the Light in different degrees proportionate to each one’s receptivity. Those out in the open will experience the full light of the sun, those holding umbrellas over their heads will receive less, and those who remain closeted in their houses will get even less.
“This means that those who keep themselves shut up in the houses of their desires will receive the least Light; those who, though out in the open, hold an umbrella over their head — refuse to open their heart to God — will receive less; and those of pure desires and an open heart will experience the full brilliance of the Avatar’s coming.”
—Meher Baba, quoted in Lord Meher, 1st. ed., 9: 3251-52