far away I may be. You see My body here now. However far away My body may be, you will be able to see Me physically also. In India, some love Me to such an extent that they see Me physically present, although I am thousands of miles away from them.’
"There is one of My mandali, called Kaikobad . . ."
"The one who sees suns and moons coming out of himself?" asked Don.
Baba replied: "Yes. Now he sees Me in everything. His experience is such nowadays that he sees Me in everything. I am here physically, but he sees Me everywhere. He also tells others that he sees Baba everywhere. He has been loving Me for years altogether. He has his family of course, but he has renounced them. They all stay at one place, while he stays with Me and thinks of Me all the time, constantly—24 hours a day.
"If you cannot love Me, do not worry. I will be loving you."
For many one of the most treasured memories of the Master's visit to New York will always be the reception and dinner given for Him Sunday evening by the Meher Baba Hospitality Committee at the Longchamps Restaurant in Manhattan House on East 66th Street. (Incidentally, Baba had visited this building once before in 1952.) Marion Florsheim and her committee had planned for weeks to make this dinner for the Divine Guest a memorable affair.
About 150 guests, mostly from the New York area, but a great many from other parts of the country who had come to the city especially to see Baba, assembled by five o'clock in the large dining room overlooking the garden at Manhattan House. At each person's plate there was a yellow souvenir program with a photo of the lovely painting of Baba by the Swiss artist Helen Dahm. At the head table were seated Baba's disciples of long standing, Margaret Craske, Enid Corfe, Elizabeth Patterson, John Bass and Darwin Shaw.
Wearing His rose pink jacket and white sadra, Baba entered the room at 5 p.m. with the four mandali. All rose to greet Him. He took His seat at the center of the head table facing us all, flanked by two of the mandali on either side; and we all sat down to dinner with the Divine Beloved.
There was utter silence as all eyes focused on Baba, radiant as ever and manifestly happy to be with so many of His lovers. (The photo on our cover