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The next morning, the 10th of August, Baba summoned the writer and desired an account of the work done here, and then stated the reason for His visit:

 

1)  To sow the seed of His Love in this country;

 

2)  To visit and stay in the house we had built for Him;

 

3)  To gather those of us who loved Him a little and had done a little work for Him into His            Love.

 

He then had the children called in, and played with them. And then He called the Group. Each one was introduced by name. He then asked, "Who is willing to love Me?" To one who did not raise his hand, Baba asked why he hadn't, and receiving the reply that he felt inadequate to love Baba, Baba asked, "Do you love Me enough to throw your children into the ocean if I asked you to? " And the devotee said he would do that for Baba.

 

He then spoke of love, and said that love meant doing the will of the Beloved at any cost. Turning to another He said, "Can there be any fear where there is love?" On receiving the reply that one could fear to displease the Beloved, He said that that was a different kind of fear altogether.

 

This Beloved then expressed His happiness to be with us and to be in the house we had built for Him; and urged us to make the most of this opportunity to be in His company. Fondling two of the children, He said, "One must become either a little child or an old man." He also told us of a big Meeting He would hold in India next year and said that a number from Australia would be invited. He then sent all out, and had each one brought in singly to receive His love, and to receive what love each one had to offer. To one He gave the special blessing of washing some of his clothes. This woman has worked all her life washing clothes and doing for others, and now she had the reward of washing the clothes of the Master, her Beloved. To those women who cooked His meal He returned half of it for they themselves to eat. Truly it is that those types of work which most people desire to shift onto others or minimize for themselves, in the eyes of the Lord are the most worthy of blessing. For this reason He Himself, for long periods, has washed and swept and cleaned and cooked for others.

 

After lunch Baba called us all into His presence again to sit with Him; then visited our quarters. At 3:45 we presented for His entertainment a

 

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