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physical frame is completely shattered. In America, in 1952, the left side of my physical frame was shattered from head to foot. Now in India, the right side has been completely shattered in the recent accident. God as the Mother now has a part to play. Further, I am simple-minded, guileless, easily duped and a complete cripple . . . and therefore I always listen to all that you say and yield always to your wishes! I have not the strength to say “no” to any of you and refuse any of your requests, despite my plans, instructions, circulars. Therefore, I am the well-beloved son of God the Mother also. I am like the seventh child of the worldly parents in the illustration I gave you. In view of my crippled state and my weaknesses, God the Mother also plays Her part, and I am thus Her well-beloved Son, too."

 

Baba continued: "Those who have seen the tomb need not go again. This building was once a water-reservoir during the First World War. When I occupied this place in 1924, I used to sit in the crypt. For two years continuously, 1927-8, I sat here in seclusion. For six months, I fasted, taking only water and coffee.

 

"While bowing down at the tomb, I want you all to remember two things: (a) To love Me wholeheartedly. Love does not mean the outward expression. You should love in such a way that you forget yourself in Me, the Beloved. If you cannot love Me, I will love you and you will be My beloved. (b) To give happiness to others at the cost of your happiness or comfort."

 

Baba wanted all to return to the camp after bowing down at the future "tomb." Both he and the Sahavasis returned around 10:30 a.m. In the camp near Baba's cabin, the ladies posed in groups, with Baba in their midst, for the photographers. There were about six or seven groups in all, and Baba joined each group for photos. During the first week of Sahavas, Baba had this to say about photos: "What I want are not these paper photos, but My Photo well established in each heart, in the heart of every one of you. Of what use is this paper-photo?

 

“Avoid hypocrisy. The one thing I cannot tolerate is posing or hypocrisy. Those who do not have Me in their hearts can have these paper-photos. But those who feel Me in their hearts do not need them. They can keep My Photo in their heart forever and it will go with them everywhere. Remember, whenever My Photo is in anyone's heart, I really live there."

 

Referring to books. Baba said: "In spite of so many books, such as God Speaks,

 

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