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the great one in Agra, but a little smaller in size. Soon after that we arrived at the State guest house for Ellora Caves. The hotel has a beautiful view since it was built on top of the hills over the caves.

 

Dec. 8th—We visited the Ellora caves. There are 32 caves extending along the face of the hill for 1¼ miles. They are divided into three distinct series: The Buddhist, Brahman, and the Jain and they are arranged almost chronologically. From the 6th to 9th Centuries the Buddhist; 7th to 10th Centuries the Brahman; and 9th to 13th the Jain. Kailas Temple is regarded as one of the wonders of the world. The statuary and carvings bear testimony to the very high standards in sculpture and architecture.

 

In the few days remaining to us, we visited other places of interest, including Mahabaleshwar where Baba made an extended stay at one time. I meditated in the Baba cave there for half an hour.

 

The real and unflickering light of love manifest in the hearts of all the Baba lovers we met everywhere we went was strongly felt and will always be remembered. At the meeting of every Baba Center, the devotees play their music, sing and chant Baba's arti. Ben summed it up perfectly when he said at one of the meetings, "We do not understand the language but the musical language is universal, like love—that we do understand."

 

Just before our departure from Bombay we received this telegram:

 

"LET BABA'S BANJO PLAY BABA TUNE OF BABA LOVE OVER THE OCEANS AND ACROSS THE CONTINENTS STOP MY LOVE T0 BENJOADI AND ALL EN ROUTE AND AT DESTINATION

BABA IN SECLUSION"

 

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                  HOW I MET BABA

 

By Irwin Luck

 

The following spontaneous talk was tape-recorded on Irwin's return from his trip to meet Baba, before the "deadline" of His seclusion, June 10, 1960.

 

I left Miami with my brother Edward. We went to New York and from there we were to go on to Bombay to see Baba. We didn't tell our father we were leaving because he would have been all excited. You see, he doesn't

 

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