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Jean was given some special meditations and also writing and typing. There was further clicking of typewriter keys from Norina, busy with her memoirs; Elizabeth with business letters and myself, doing very slowly—chapters of Dr. Ghani's book, God Speaks.

 

Very soon after our arrival, Baba announced that our return passages were booked for the middle of October. He said that one of my tasks on returning to England was to establish for him "The Universal Spiritual Centre" in Great Britain. He, himself, selected the first committee, and I had to write to Mr. Purdom and Will Backett to explain all this to them. It was to be run in conjunction with the parent league in America; and Elizabeth and I had endless discussions and correspondence with solicitors so that the form should be kept the same, though adapted to English laws and ways.

 

Baba told me that I was only to stay six weeks in England and then sail for Panama to arrange for him to go there, as he wished to visit the Republic on his next trip to the States. I had even to write to Panama and ask for circulars to he sent with all data about Panama. These Baba kept in his pocket and later returned to me. Jean had her own instructions but we were both told that we would eventually return to India.

 

Needless to say, as all know, plans were changed. Baba postponed his trip to the United States by starting his New Life and did not come to the west until 1952, and when he returned to India after visiting the United States, England and Switzerland, only two westerners went with him, Rano Gayley and Dr. Donkin; but this is anticipating by nearly four years.

 

When the last day of our departure arrived, Baba said we were not even to shed a tear, as we would be seeing him again whatever happened. So Jean and I left after a three months' stay, happy with Baba's promise and ready to do the tasks allotted to us. Having gained an added insight into Baba's working and his technique of changing plans, building and destroying when the work is finished, we returned to the west, strengthened and re-charged with Baba's unfailing love.

 

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Life in Pimpalgaon followed the usual pattern after Delia and Jean left, Baba in his unique way, keeping all busy in his work of "activity and inactivity." On this subject, Baba sent this message to G.P., "God is very natural, I would say very human, and one who finds God as He really is, becomes as natural as God Himself. To achieve that:―

 

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