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suddenly, there was no mistaking—there was our beloved Baba, radiating His Love. I cannot describe the feeling of joy I had when I first beheld Meher Baba. He came through the aisle of His lovers, preceded by Francis Brabazon and followed by the four mandali, Eruch, Adi, Meherji and Nilu, and many of the Sydney group. Ena Lemmon welcomed Baba to Melbourne and introduced Him to many of the group. Words cannot be found to express the radiance of love and serenity that emanates from the presence of Baba. He did not stay long in the reception room; after He had warmly embraced many of the Melbourne people with Eruch speaking the loving words for Him, He was ready to go to the Camberwell home. All the people who came with Baba in the plane from Sydney seemed to be bubbling over with happiness. Baba and party were taken to the waiting cars, the welcoming band of people crowded around waving, and the cars slowly moved off. Mrs. O'Brien and her sister Mrs. O'Keefe were at the house in Camberwell to welcome Baba on His arrival.

 

There were to be no evening meetings in Melbourne. We had instructions to be at Dr. O'Brien's home at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning. It was a crisp cold winter's day, with a pale early morning sun. As I drove the ten miles from my outer suburban home, my heart was singing; I felt the world around me was singing, too; Baba, Baba was here; and soon again I was to experience His Wondrous Presence. Indeed, if only everyone could know there was One in this land who breathed Love to all men, regardless of race, colour or creed! One whom we should try to follow, to awaken all to the awareness of our true selves.

 

When all the group were gathered outside the O'Brien home, we were ushered into the big lounge room; Baba, radiating love, beckoned to us to be seated, to be comfortable and to gather close to Him. Eruch stood close to Baba and interpreted His gestures with loving words; his rich voice like a warm caress. We could not take our eyes off Baba. He told us of the wonderful welcome the Sydney people had given Him and how He was so happy to be with us. He also said that they had nearly cancelled the trip to Australia, but then thought how disappointed everyone would be after all the plans had been made, so decided to come on. He said there might not be another opportunity to visit Australia, or England, or America, because His time is very nigh. Baba said He would repeat what He said to the Sydney group as He did not want us to miss anything. He then gave a discourse on the Ego:

 

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