At midmorning prayers I felt the presence of Baba Tajuddin. I could sense him standing very close to me. After finishing my prayers and tasbi (rosary beads), I went into Meditation and immediately I saw that my sight was travelling upwards and reached Arsh (heavenly plain) and the door of Maqam-e-Qurb opened. As the door opened, I saw Ascended Master Baba Tajuddin, Naqpuri of India, sitting there and he looked at me, I could sense that I was present in the world but I was looking at Maqam-e-Qurb on Arsh.
As the Master looked at me, a bright ray of light came from his eyes and entered my heart. I went into a trance and continued to stare at the Ascended Master without blinking my eyes, when after a few moments his sight moved away from my heart. He began to look into my eyes and from his eyes; with this Noor I received the message, “Come closer to me. Come closer to me. We wish to give you something special from this Maqam-e-Qurb.”
My heart was receiving this message and also my heart was replying, “How can I come to you. I wish to fly towards your feet, but how can I, please tell me how I can come towards you?”
The Ascended Master replied, “Just raise yourself towards me.”
Then the Noor from his eyes, which was entering my eyes, began to pull me towards him like a magnet. I could feel my eyes attached to this magnet and light began to pull my whole body up towards him.
I assumed in my heart that his sight was extremely powerful and magnetic, because he was absorbed in God’s Noor. He is a person with great magnetic power.
I came close to him, I bowed with respect and said my salaams and then with folded arms head bowed I stood in attendance. At that moment I began to smell the scent of bananas and began to look around. The smell of bananas was very strong and came from all directions. At that point, I could not contain myself. I asked him, “Master, does the Maqam-e-Qurb smell of the scent of bananas?”
He said, “This is the scent of your own being. Your own being holds the scent of our gift of bananas, which can never be separated from you. All statements made are direct commands from God.”
He was referring to the incident that happened with my father. In brief it is like this, that my parents were from Nagpur, before marriage, my father was given a bunch of bananas by Ascended Master Baba Tajuddin as he handed these bananas to my father he said, “Eat, with these bananas you will have auspicious children.” My birth place is Nagpur, India.
I remained standing in a respectable position. He said, “I am going to bless you with a special gift from Maqam-e-Qurb.”
Then he showed me a special method of healing the sick and said for 90 days recite a tasbi (rosary beads) of my name, I began immediately to recite this tasbi, during which I saw the Ascended Master lying on the ground, resting his head on a box and elbow on the ground, he was lying on his side. I look at this box objectively, the box had no lid, in fact it was open. I was surprised to see this and wondered how he rested his head on this open box. I saw his head which was on the edge of the box and he was supporting his head with his arm and resting his elbow on the ground.
He says, “This box I have saved for you. You continue to recite a tasbi of my name.”
I returned to the ground level whilst saying this tasbi.
(Adapted from the teachings of Ascended Master Saida Khatoon)