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hesitate to own your faith and belief in me and about me. But do not claim to know or feel what you actually do not."

 

Among other things, instructions were given by Baba, in the eventuality of his death or the death of some of the men and women disciples living with him, for the disposition of the bodies. The last few minutes, before the gathering dispersed, were occupied in hearing the individual instructions prepared for the mandali who were to be on duty with or near Baba during the three months of his seclusion.

 

The following digest has been compiled from Meher Baba's various comments and remarks of the day, and are presented in the form of five Discourses:

 

Prayers

 

" In keeping with my general instructions, news was recently given me of the death of R. and A.'s younger son at Karachi. I asked for full details ... the little boy accidentally fell from the upper story of their house and died within half an hour from severe injuries ... both the mother and father of the child love me . . . A. was present at the Meherabad meeting in September . . . he and his wife, amongst others, had organized the round-the-clock prayer or japa as desired by me for the period ending April 30, 1955.

 

"Before R. and A. could make arrangements for the disposition of the mutilated body of their son, it was time for A. to attend and maintain the continuity of the japa—this he did promptly, without a second thought ... it was after much persuasion that R. allowed another to take her place in carrying out the prayer schedule .. . when I heard all this my heart was pierced and I felt very happy with their love...

 

"Even as you sit before me, some of you can't help thinking or worrying over such things as money, health, etc. ... those who are free for the moment from such thoughts are nevertheless susceptible to worry over the inevitabilities of daily life . . . just realize the sense of duty and love on the part of my dear R. and A... . I doubt whether I, in their place, would have remembered God's name so well ...

 

 

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