Previous Page
Table Of Contents
Next Page

 

2

 

policy... but the incident shows that only a "third party" risk in India is altogether inadequate.

 

We duly arrived in Poona station about a quarter to nine, and found many Baba lovers already gathered outside, though Baba, whose car had started half an hour later, was not expected at the station, where the pro-cession was to start, before 9:45.

 

I was introduced to a bewildering number of devotees of Baba and their freemasonry made me feel at once at ease with all. There was a handsome man, in whose house Baba stays in Bombay, and his beautiful wife, in a sari of such richness that the American adoption of this becoming garment by some ladies is not surprising. I met a Squadron Leader in the Indian Air Force, who spoke about his Vampires; I also met professors, doctors, army officers, business men and Baba lovers in every walk of life- Later I met Mr. Kain, to whom I had spoken for a short time at Sakori. He cordially invited me to stay at his house in Delhi, and this can, it is hoped, be arranged later in the year.

 

Time passed quickly in this way. and the band, in smart uniform, began to gather in readiness for Baba, who was first to visit the family of one of the mandali, in Poona. Most Baba lovers know that He was born in Poona in 1894 and educated at the Roman Catholic school there. Some, however. may not know of St. Mira's High School, founded by T.L. Vaswani, for whose special benefit Baba was giving darshan on this day.

 

T. L. Vaswani is a Professor of English and History and a great scholar. He renounced all to serve humanity and founded this most enlightened school, where barriers between religions are broken down among the girls and boys attending it, where the truths of all the great religions are taught and extracts from their scriptures read, and where character and compassion are held to be of greater worth than worldly fame and financial gain- The magazine MIRA, East and West, edited monthly by Mr. Gangaram Sajandas, is on the highest level, with most articles written by T. L. Vaswani, the purity and poetry of whose English is the envy of all those aspiring to literary talent. His love for all animals is touching and he constantly lifts up his voice in their protection and aid.

 

Crowds were now steadily increasing, and when Baba's car arrived punctually, a great shout arose, which may for English-speaking Christians,

 

Previous Page
Table Of Contents
Next Page