that the men of Appenzell sing before they start to vote:
|Life eternal flows from Thee|
|In endless surging rivers|
|And throughout all worlds upholds|
|The soul of Thy creation.|
|Oh, the joy I have, I know|
|You, the Highest of the High|
|Oh, the love I have from Thee,|
|Master of my soul.|
|May Thy presence be my guide,|
|May Thy name for ever lead me,|
|May my feet be kept securely|
|On the path of life divine.|
After the song Baba said: This reminds me of the 10th of July. This time no one should keep fast or silence but repeat seven times in a just audible voice (not shout) exactly at midnight between the 9th and 10th of July according to your local time: 'BELOVED GOD, THY WILL
HAS COME TO PASS. ' "
Then Don Stevens read the discourse:
• Love burns the lover.
Devotion burns the Beloved.
• Love seeks happiness for the beloved.
Devotion seeks for blessings from the Beloved.
• Love seek to shoulder the burden of the Beloved.
Devotion throws the burden on the Beloved.
• Love gives: Devotion asks.
• Love is silent and sublime, devoid of outward expressions.
Devotion expresses itself outwardly.
• Love does not require the presence of the Beloved in order to love.
Devotion demands the presence of the Beloved to express affection for the Beloved.