minute—from her plane from Myrtle Beach! Enid and Anne, too, were able to join us after spending the entire five hours struggling with reservations and luggage switches. We were about 60 in all as we got in the L.A. plane, Baba taking His seat in the tail of the plane, thus fooling those who had rushed to the front to be near Him! All night, while the rest of us dozed in semi-darkness, the little light above His seat remained on.
We touched down at Dallas, Texas, and all of us got off the plane for a half-hour-break, including Baba. He paced the air-strip several times, and then, apparently forbidden by the attendants to continue, re-boarded the plane Kitty came back and asked the mandali if they would like anything to eat and they said no, and that Baba had not allowed any of them to sleep during the whole flight. Adi had difficulty keeping awake and Baba teased him. Baba also said He was doing a lot of "work." The "Awakener" as usual, was active while the rest of mankind slept.
BABA said: "When the first Whim surged in God in the Beyond State, He felt the urge of 'I want to know MYSELF.' In this first desire was embodied the first binding which manifested into form, and in this process the first urge abbreviated simply to 'I want.'
"The soul has forgotten that the 'want' really is to know the self, and so through countless forms it continues to feel only that 'I want.' It is only in the last phases of the involution of consciousness that the perfected man remembers that actually he is God, Who had wanted to know Himself."
|The moon turns, the world dies;|
|Some others stand where I have stood|
|And watch the twilight turn|
|And find the night deceives:|
|They too will pass. . .|
—Eugene Aron Levitt