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and blessed them with His love. There were also a couple of men, amidst the multitude of admirers, who had come determined to oppose Baba; and it was not surprising that they left the premises with a profound understanding and admiration for Baba after having come in contact with Him.

 

The four Mandali who had accompanied Baba on this cyclonic trip had some distinct glimpses of Baba as the divine fisherman who had this time spread His net right across the oceans and had vigorously and dexterously drawn His catch nearer to His Divine Heart. Every kind of fish that found its place in the net was willing and had no reason to struggle, for, unlike the rest of its kind, it had found its home and peace.

 

Any record of this tour, however, profound, would be a blind man's impression if there were no mention made of the labor and sweat of the lovers that were involved in elaborate preparations which were to do full justice to the reception of the Avatar of the Age.

 

Every minute detail for the comfort of the Beloved and the four men who accompanied Him was scrupulously attended to and checked and rechecked to ensure maximum comfort. No detail was unimportant where the Beloved's requirements and conveniences were in question. Every item from the position of Baba's bed, the additional requirements in His toilet room and what He would relish most for His breakfast and luncheon, to how happy and delighted He would feel with special floral decorations in His suite was attended to with such care and love as could be bestowed only by the real lovers on the person of God in human form.

 

Apart from the utmost care and anxiety for the Beloved's personal comforts, there were scores of other things that were important and needed prompt attention and completion. The conference halls were to be decorated, the appointments and interviews were to be timed to avoid confusion, road transport and air tickets for no less than fifty who were following Baba right across the continent from New York to San Francisco, were to be constantly reserved and fixed, the fare money from every individual lover joining the party was to be collected and their accommodation at every place of Baba's stay was to be seen to.

 

The way in which these details, and many more, were worked out smoothly without causing the least inconvenience to anyone concerned

 

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