The Body Drops Us
Mani on “Dropping the Body”
A friend sent me a transcript from a tape of Mani speaking in Mandali Hall about how the Mandali came to realize how far-reaching Baba’s power actually was by the number of people from all over the world who came to India to visit His Home after His passing.
Describing Baba’s last few weeks, she said the Mandali were expecting Baba to recover from His illness. Then she said:
“The room where He dropped His form, where He took off His coat—that is why we can only say of Baba that He ‘drops His body.’ We cannot say of any ordinary person, because we don’t drop the body, the body drops us, whether we want it or not. Baba puts it on like a gown and then takes it off when His work is done.”