Baba Began Speaking to Himself
From Dr. Donkin’s diary:
Baba said he will never tell us when he is to speak — does an earthquake announce its coming he said — nor would he announce his date of speaking. But when he spoke all would feel it — some a lot, some a little. People would know Christ had come, by feeling something really had happened.
Baba said he had already begun to speak to himself* alone a very little, and this would increase; and that his statement that he would speak to himself and in himself after Aug 1st 1941 is true.
Later he will go to a wild jungle and speak louder and louder to himself (and will get thin like a skeleton) and the day he really speaks he will shout in a lonely place, and all the world will feel it.
Before that happens hate and destruction will grow and spread till all is chaos; after he speaks hate will all be gone, and there will be understanding and love and a world of friendly nations.
*While in Jaipur Baba issued a circular that stated among other things, “The 15th of February 1941, in Ramnad (the day I saw that old saint Pallukollah Baba) was the day I decided: First that on the 1st of August 1941 my speaking operation would begin (speaking to myself).” This is reproduced in Lord Meher (vol. 7, p. 2668).
Source: William Donkin, Donkin’s Diaries: Travels in India with Meher Baba, 1939-1945, compiled and annotated by Sarah McNeill (North Myrtle Beach, SC: Sheriar Foundation, 2011), entry of Nov. 18, 1941, pp. 206-7.