Shah-saudagar


If you want things such as health, wealth, children and other material things, then don’t come to me. There are many saints capable of satisfying your desires, and they might be pleased to give you what you want.

I am what they call in Iran a shah-saudagar (merchant-prince). I am neither a wholesale nor a retail dealer. If you’re in the market to purchase a pin or a needle you must go to a retail merchant.

I am not dealing in merchandise such as granting favors. A shah-saudagar can and may, if he likes, supply anyone with even a pin, but it would be unthinkable to approach him for such a thing.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[LISTEN, HUMANITY. By Meher Baba. NARRATED AND EDITED By D.E. Stevens. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1957 by Sufism Reoriented, Inc.Copyright © 1982 Avatar Meher Baba Trust]