In 2001, Bhau underwent a triple coronary bypass operation. After an initial upbeat recovery, his spirits plummeted into the deepest abyss. But one night, Meher Baba came to him in an experience Bhau later termed an “Awakening.” Once again, Bhau's spirits joyously soared.
Although these awakenings generally occurred at night, they were neither dreams nor hallucinations and were far more vivid than either. They occurred during a limited time span of approximately one year, and in beautiful, flowing language, recapitulated and expanded upon aspects of the spiritual path, Meher Baba's message and His Manifestation, the rigorous life lived by His Mandali, and further insights into Meher Baba's New Life.
In perhaps the most major awakening,”Yad Rakh [Remember This],” Meher Baba reminded Bhau, “I Am Not This Body.”
Very soon after, these awakenings ceased.
Eighty-five of these awakenings have now been collected in a beautiful volume, with several awakenings lovingly illustrated by the art of dear ones.