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In October at Satara, I shall be appearing to lead a retired, normal life, eating, drinking, taking walks and so on. But there will be no use of the board and other things from October 7, as I have told you. By the end of April 1955, I will definitely drop this body. During the six months, November to April, three phases of the Avatar-life will manifest themselves. First, a very strange and serious disease will attack this body, which will be because of my humiliation that I have been speaking about. Secondly, the humiliation will end in the sudden breaking of my silence, and my uttering that Word which only God can utter. Thirdly, glorification will replace humiliation. All the pent-up Infinity in me will splash and spread over the universe!

Calling Don to the dais, Baba continued dictating on the board, which Don was asked to explain:

Baba wants to use a simile about the atom bomb. Just as an atom bomb, which in itself is so small, when exploded, causes tremendous havoc, so, when he breaks his silence, the universal spiritual upheaval that will take place will be something that no one can describe. It will happen in a second, at a time when nobody expects it. Just as when an earthquake takes place suddenly, when no one is ready and no one can do anything, but everyone in the affected area feels it, so the breaking of his silence will create a spiritual upheaval and everyone will feel it in his heart.

Baba continued:

And, unbelievable as it may seem, my universal glorification will not be manifested very near my physical presence, wherever I may be then. At the time of my glorification, all will feel it throughout the world, but those who are around me will not be affected. They who will be there will not be merely disinterested in Baba, but they will actually be hostile. For example, I may be then in Poona, with no one from the mandali near me; but 30 or 40 of the hostile group may be there, and they will not feel this glorification and upheaval. All the rest of the world will feel it. Not one of my mandali or lovers will be near me when I am beaten and finally stabbed.

Yet I never die. I am always the Ancient One. You should all remember that God alone is real, and all else is illusion.

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