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the sun is in his head, it is very difficult for him to maintain consciousness, and he often loses it.

 

Baba then led us to Kaka Baria’s room and introduced him to those who had not yet met him, explaining that he was the Manager at Pimpalgaon, that his table was always cluttered with papers, because he had so much work to do, and that he had taken care of the garden when Baba and the girls were abroad in 1952. Baba said that it was Kaka who had named this place, "Meher Azad," and explained that "Azad" mean free, whereas "Abad" mean flourishing.

 

Baba then led us to His own room, and told us that in the Man-o-nash period He worked very hard here for the whole world; that He had come out of the Man-o-nash period pale, thin and exhausted—as if something had been sucked out of Him. It was very rare for Him, he continued, to be in this condition. It had happened to Him once at Angarishi, on a mountain in the Central Provinces, where the rishis used to meditate, and where He had spent some time in a cave in seclusion. Kaka added that in the Man-o-nash period Baba seemed to want to open the door and step out of the universe.

 

Next, Baba showed us the body of the blue bus in which Baba had traveled all over India, and which had been set on a concrete base for Baba to sit in during His seclusion in the Man-o-nash period. Baba had also sat in seclusion in this bus during His forty days' fast in 1949.

 

Baba then introduced us to Gustadji, who has been with Baba ever since Upasni Maharaj told Baba that He was the Avatar, and instructed Gustadji to follow Baba and do as He said. Gustadji has been on silence now for 27 years, in accordance with Baba's instructions.

 

Baba next showed us the asbestos cabin that had been made out of two cabins that were on the top of the hill at Pimpalgaon, and in which Baba used to retire during the Man-o-nash period in the day time. He remarked that He now sleeps there sometimes, and showed us His bed, which consisted of a thin mat and a hard pillow, stretched over the stone floor.

 

Baba then led us to His "Mast-work" room, a stone building about ten feet square.

 

"I always use this room for a particular kind of work, known to Me only. Ramjoo lives here now."

 

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