|"Sometimes Baba surprised us by saying something unimaginable. One
day He was sitting with a group around Him, when a black ant crawled onto
His hand and then onto the sleeve of His white sadra.
Everyone sitting nearby noticed the ant, and Eruch got up to flick it off, but Baba stopped him. Pausing, He gestured, 'This ant will take human birth.'
For me this was a time of seeing Baba as Creator, the One holding
infinite power--not just to alter the length of a single human life, but
to allow an ant to bypass millions of life forms and be born as a human.
I was stunned."
"Arnavaz's story of the ant reminds me of the story Dr. Kenmore told
of how Baba used the ant to illustrate what Infinite Consciousness really
means. One day Baba asked what infinite consciousness meant and to illustrate
what it really means, He pointed at an ant and said something like, 'Do
you all see that ant? Not that one over there, or that one over there,
but that one? Infinite consciousness means knowing what that particular
ant will be doing a precise moment as a human being millions
contributed by Gary Nedzweck to the Avatar Meher Baba Listserv
page uploaded 18 October 1998
modified 30 June 1999