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When Dr. K.S. approached Baba for the embrace, Baba remarked: “This Dr. K.S. is our lover, cook, servant, doctor—all combined." When R.S. approached Baba for the embrace, Baba remarked,"I have given him the name of 'Baba Shastry.' He has been in the habit of paying visits to all the saints from his childhood. Wherever there are My darshans, he comes. He has come all the way from Andhra to Sakori, Hamirpur, etc."

 

At about 5 P.M., the concluding Arti song was recited with Bhajan (that is, devotional music with musical accompaniments). Baba left the Meeting-panda and after a few minutes left for Pimpalgaon, to return the next morning. The Sahavasis spent the rest of the evening exchanging greetings and their feelings of joy and experiences of Baba's contact. The whole camp was lighted temporarily with electricity, the switches of which were put off at l0 P.M., leaving low candle-power to serve as night lamps. The next day, early before dawn, at about 4 A.M., the lights were on and hot water was ready for baths. The Sahavasis had plenty of time to have their baths, breakfast and to get ready for attending further Sahavas with Baba by 8 A.M.

 

—to be continued  (Volume 7, Number 2, Page 22)

 

 

RECOLLECTIONS

By KITTY DAVY

 

Part III      (continued from Volume 6 Number 2 Page 34)

 

(Part II, on the New Life, will appear later.)

 

Meher Baba's 1952 Visit to the Center-On-The-Lakes

 

Elizabeth Patterson and Norina Matchabelli, following their return from India in 1949, resided permanently at Youpon Dunes, Myrtle Beach, S.C., six miles south of the Center-On-The-Lakes dedicated to Baba. Their chief work and interest was in building, landscaping and developing the Center in preparation for Baba's coming.

 

The Center was first visited by several of those devoted to Baba who came down from New York with Elizabeth and Norina in July, 1944. During this visit the property was dedicated to Baba by those present gathering shells along the ocean and bringing them to a certain knoll in the woods and placing them on the ground so as to spell BABA in large letters. Then each went in various directions calling loudly the name of Baba through the silent forest of pine trees and over the rippling waves of Long Lake.

 

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