After the meeting the Dadachanji family tendered their generous hospitality to us all. We drank tea or mango pop, and sampled some kind of chocolate-colored sweet "spaghetti," on the verandah of the Mobo Hotel, then drove back to our own quarters.
November 1— Morning Session
On this morning around 9 o'clock in the main hall the 144 Western men and women gathered together around Baba for the first time. Virginia Rudd asked Baba how He had slept. Baba replied, "I cannot go to sleep now, or I would wake up in 700 years!" Baba then embraced each one of us individually, including several of the men who had not yet met Him. He said of Clarisse (Adams), "You are exactly the same!—and Ena (Lemon) too!" He asked Lennie Willoughby if he remembered the song he sang for Baba in 1958, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" and asked him to sing it again.
After the song, Baba said, "Tomorrow there will be no embraces, other-wise we will fill up the session only with embraces—and I will be limp!"
Eruch said the Easterners were now arriving at Guruprasad and collecting in the waiting hall for the afternoon session. Baba then made a personal comment here and there to those in the group. He asked Bunty Kelly, "Are you worrying about little Margaret?" (her 3-months baby). He said, "Worry about Me! Let Me worry about her!" Baba commented on how thin Tex Hightower, the ballet dancer, was, and said "He loves Me very much." Then He asked, "Ben, are you awake?"—continuing the joke about Doctor Hayman's drowsiness from the 1958 Sahavas. He told Henry Kenmore and Ben to keep near Him. He told Dr. Chamberlain He was very happy he could make the trip. He said to Warren Healy He was pleased with the pamphlets Warren had printed. He asked several of us if we had slept well. When Charles Purdom replied "No," Baba asked, "Were you thinking of Me?" He inquired after Joseph Harb's health; and told Ruth White, "Do not think of anything but Me, so when you drop the body you will be with Me."
The Master then handed Dennis O'Brien and Bill Le Paige a manuscript of the latest Discourses, in which He has answered many questions. Dennis was to get it printed with Bill's help. He teasingly said to Anita Vieillard. "You won't read it. You don't want to know anything about God. At least read it to know what I have said." Then he mentioned the gift