At 1 P.M. we gathered to say farewell to Baba at the house. The sun shone brightly this warm afternoon, and it was hard to imagine that soon we would not have Baba's Presence with us. Each kissed Baba's hand in farewell; many hearts were full and tears overflowed as he blessed us with his loving smile. We all waited around in the sunshine as the mandali stacked the luggage in the car for the drive to Brisbane, where they would board the plane to Sydney. Baba was seated in John's car, with Eruch and Dr. Donkin in the back; slowly the car moved along the road, past the huge mango tree which grew near the end of "Avatar's Abode." All were waving and Baba smiled and raised his hand as the car disappeared around the bend of the road. Baba had told us to keep him in our hearts; often he stressed that this was more important than all the theories or intellectual exercises. Perhaps this is the hardest thing to do; at least we must try! Baba was in our hearts as he left Kiel Mountain and "Avatar's Abode," and our love followed him on his journey back to India.
We had been told we were not to leave Kiel Mountain until Saturday morning; except one person who had received special permission to catch a plane that afternoon.
Saturday 7th June:
It was raining on Saturday morning, many people left early, some by car and others by taxi to Woombe station to catch the train for the long journey to the southern states. The unforgettable Australian Sahavas, 1958, was over. But we are linked to Baba by the promise we made to obey and love him, and as he asked us to hold on to his daaman during this coming Year.
|Let space be now circumferenced in love,|
|Unite the great below, the great above;|
|Let peace pour from the ever-living sun|
|While worlds of men become as one, through One.|