He gave me more, far more, in the space of three minutes than I had gained in thirty years of earnest seeking or through others, because I experienced the tangible, definite gift of Grace and Divine Love that he bestowed, whereas others could only talk about it. I knew who Baba is. It was the great event of my life to meet him.
It was at Mabel and Margaret's flat a short time later that I met Baba for the second time, and Baba on this evening, to my unspeakable joy, relief and surprise, definitely took us (Will and I) under his own guidance. It is difficult to realize that there was a time when he was not consciously in our life.
Some of the most wonderful experiences we have had have been in watching Baba's ways of helping those who come to him for help. Such diverse people with such diverse troubles and needs — and to each he gives with surety and certainty, out of his Divine Wisdom and Love, what is needed.
To see his life of Love and Divine Perfection is the greatest assurance and strength and to watch the change of character in oneself and in others is the surest proof of his work.
From Spain Baba sent me a small stone and a sprig of herb, and as I held the stone I was conscious of the gift of Grace sent with it, bathing one in its consciousness.
The same conscious feeling comes with every letter Baba sends and is spoken of by numbers of those who received letters from him.
Of her visit to Nasik Ashram in India, Mary wrote:
His wonderful goodness in bringing us to India to be near him has deepened still more our inner life and conscious union with him. It has also enabled us to see other phases of his work and to meet many of his Eastern disciples. To meet them has been an education in the way life should be lived, selfless, natural, happy and filled only with the desire to serve the Master they love and all those with whom they come in contact. Their days are spent in loving active service.
Recalling Will's and Mary's Years of Loving Service
Meher Baba, two years after his first visit to London, asked some of us to take an office at Charing Cross to serve as a Center in the metropolis of London. Will Backett was one of those appointed by Baba to be in charge.