A Spiritual Bomb
The following is an excerpt from a June 1999 Internet chat with Bhau, edited to incorporate subsequent explanations that Bhau sent me. —Kendra
Questioner: Could you elaborate on Baba’s remarks about three-quarters of the world being destroyed?
Bhau: What I feel is that everyone will lose three-quarters of their unnatural impressions. But why, then, will there be physical destruction?
People have innumerable impressions; but those who come in contact with God and love God wholeheartedly begin to lose their impressions. Suppose Steven has thirty billion impressions, David has thirty-five billion impressions, Mehera Milen has forty billion impressions, and likewise others have sixty or seventy billion, and the rest have innumerable impressions. So when Meher Baba’s universal manifestation takes place, Steve will lose three-quarters out of thirty billion impressions, David will lose three-quarters out of thirty-five, and in the same way others will lose three-quarters of their impressions. But those who have innumerable impressions will receive a great shock when they lose three-quarters of their unnatural impressions, and they will not be able to retain their physical bodies. When they come back, they will come back with awareness of Divinity. But this awareness will differ from person to person.
The one-quarter who retain the physical body will also lose three-quarters of their impressions. But because of their love for God, they have already been losing their impressions. And out of the leftover impressions, they will lose three-quarters and will maintain the body, with awareness of Divinity. But this awareness will also differ from person to person.
It will be like throwing a spiritual bomb when Baba manifests universally. And though three-quarters of the world will be destroyed, it will be for a constructive purpose. They will come back again with awakening, and their low desires will be minimized to a great extent. And they will not only accept God but also follow Him. This will be the universal manifestation of Meher Baba.