1616FILM PROJECTS & WORK IN INDIA1934
Tom Sharpley saw Baba the same day. Tom was a quiet, unassuming person with a deep connection. He was the type of "invisible person you did not know was around, even though he was there the whole time," Margaret recounted.
While Baba was in London, the Countess Kitty Pahlen hosted a reception for him at her home on Friday evening, 29 June 1934. About fifteen sincere people came to meet Baba, and he answered their many questions and gave explanations:
One man asked, "How can I be a true Christian?"
From the alphabet board, Baba replied, "By following the teachings of Christ, and by living the life that he lived and wanted you to live. People speak of Christianity but are not prepared to follow Christ's words — to present the other cheek when slapped — saying it is impractical and flying at one another's throat at the slightest provocation. They create hatred where Jesus wanted them to create an atmosphere of love and brotherhood everywhere. What wonder is it that the whole world is in a muddle about everything!"
Mrs. H. Ford then asked, "But if you are the Christ, why don't people know about it?"
Baba answered, "It is because people cannot know that I have to take this human form. Jesus was not known in his time, even by his own intimate, immediate companions. Judas, who was near him all the time and even kissed him, could not understand him. So do you all not understand me externally in my physical form, because as the Real, Infinite Christ, I am within you, as [I am] in everybody."
Someone asked why Jesus never married. Baba gave a detailed explanation (which had been dictated the year before):
The Avatar's exterior way of living is regulated by the habits and customs of the times, and he adopts that attitude which is most suited to serve as an example to his contemporaries. But in essence, all Avatars embody the same ideal of life.
At the time of Zoroaster, humanity was hesitant and lacked equilibrium. [The Persians then] were neither complete materialists nor really attracted toward the spiritual light. He taught them to be good householders, to marry and abstain from desiring the wife of another, and to worship God. His own life was based on this principle: good thoughts, good words and good deeds. Zoroaster was married.
At the time of Krishna, the Hindus were at war fighting among themselves. Envy and greed were predominant, and a real concept of spiritual life and love was unknown to them. Krishna based his spiritual teachings on the laws of love and pure, innocent merriment. Human beings were joyfully directed toward a disinterested ideal of love.