Baba’s Letter to Carrie about Contacting Other Planets
Vladan sent us a copy of a letter in which Mani gives Meher Baba’s reply to Carrie ben Shammai, His first Israeli disciple, regarding concerns about extraterrestrial beings. Etzion Becker sent us the scan of the original letter, and we present both here.
Meherazad 12th November 1966
Dear dear sister in Baba, Carrie,
I have received your letter sent to me through dear Delia, and reading it I felt strongly the great Love for beloved Baba coming from your hart and a great confusion and conflict taking place in your mind. But there is no problem at all, Carrie dear, for us who have Baba to guide us; because as long as we hold on to His daaman we can relax in our ‘blindness’ and just follow Him in every wish and will that He tells us — no more and no less. I read you letter to beloved Baba, and Baba wants you NOT to worry at all about anything, and NOT to contact the ‘Planetarians’ whom you mention. My dear Carrie, the Beloved wants our Love and service to the extent we are capable in our humanness — if and when He want us more ‘developed,’ as you put it, He will see to it at the right time to serve the divine Plan. That is not for us to worry about — we have not to work our own minds as to what is best, for HE knows and decides what is best for one and all, and HE has His workers on all planes: gross, subtle and mental. So, my dear, you stop worrying about contacting the people from other planets — you stick to contacting the ones of our EARTH; they need the Beloved’s Love more than any; it is God’s compassion for them that bring Him to Earth throughout the ages. So, according to Baba’s wish, you my dearest sister continue to work as before in awakening the hearts of Earthians — when we venture into realms beyond that, we can suffer a great set-back, mentally and physically. And that will not help us in helping others to know Baba — but in fact we can then become a burden to Him. We have simply to be humble instruments for Baba, while carrying out our normal duties and without neglecting our family responsibilities.
Baba wants you to stop worrying, to stop thinking of contacting the Planetarians, to not overstrain yourself but to rest for some time and take things easy as possible, and to keep relaxed and happy in His Love, knowing that you are where your heart is: in His beloved hands. Beloved Baba send His Love to you, His dear Carrie.
Much Love as always, from your sister in BABA,