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love Me, maybe one day you will see Me as I really am. Love Me wholeheartedly and you might one day get a glimpse of My Reality."

 

The musicians embraced Baba, and the "Gate Chalo" arti closed the meeting as the swift Indian twilight fell on the crowds streaming our of the pandal through the lighted gate of Guruprasad.

 

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November 4—Morning Session

 

This was the great day of public darshan—when anyone who wished could come to see Baba. I was at Guruprasad early enough to see Baba enter alone from the dais into the inner hall. He looked terribly tired, infinitely tired, His face full of Christ-suffering. Since 6:00 a.m. that morning He had already embraced 3,000 people. But in a few moments He entered the Hall again and with one of those miraculous changes seemed fresh and glowing. Eruch said Baba had already embraced 7,000 persons during these three days.

 

“I have been on the dais from 6:00 a.m.,” Baba greeted us. "All rest is suspended for the sake of My lovers. I can not give embraces. I have to be free for the public at 2:00 p.m. This morning I have done My duty of love, now you will help."

 

Baba referred to the fact that our love seemed to renew Him, and as the morning wore on, this became a fact.

 

“In about half an hour you will hear some of the best musicians if India," He continued. “They play classical music. The chief singer, Sri Vinayak Rao Patwardhan, visited Russia some months ago and it is said that Khrushchev looked down his throat to see if he was concealing some instrument—(so remarkable was his voice." He and his whole family love Me very much. He usually charges a big fee to perform but gives his best performance for me without any fees. When I sent him word, he postponed an engagement at Calcutta, and will be here soon to sing before Me."

 

Baba said that yesterday we had heard the best Qawwali singing. The song was based on the lovers complaint at being separated from his Beloved, God. "The Beloved seems very callous. The lover has to stitch up his lips about it. This is what happens when you get that gift of Love from God. Thus, suffering is God's gift to man.

 

“The seventh-plane Biblical saint Zacharias sealed his lips, although he was sawed from head to toe. I am thinking of sewing you up, Anita, from head to foot, to seal your lips!"

 

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