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At 11:00 A.M. Baba's Arti was sung and all went for lunch. Baba arrived in the side room only a few minutes later. Sri Dhake told us a funny story as usual and Baba enjoyed it. Later when Baba took His seat in the hall, Lata sang a few ghazals. From 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. three lovers from Andhra did the Burra Katha. In it one of them asks questions about Baba and the other replies, with songs being interspersed in between the talks. The end was rather delightfully dramatic. One of them said, "Now that I have heard so much about Meher Baba, please take me for His darshan." The other leads him by the hand and takes him to Baba and says, "This is Avatar Meher Baba!" Baba and all of us enjoyed the Burra Katha very much.

 

This was followed by a dance drama by about ten young girls from Andhra. They wore very gorgeous costumes and the stage was magnificently decorated. Their expressions and actions in their dance were wonderful. They had been trained so well that there was perfect harmony amongst them. Colored lights were focused on them, adding to the beauty of the dance. The first scene was of Lord Vishnu in the heavens with angels dancing around him. In the next scene, Lord Vishnu hears a call from the Earth, saying that there is great need for him to descend on the Earth as Avatar. In the third scene, God descends in the form of Meherwan among nature's picturesque settings. In the fourth scene, Babajan kisses Meherwan who instantaneously gets Self-Realization. In the fifth scene, Meher Baba declares that He has come not to teach but to awaken. He also gives His message of Love to the world. In the sixth scene, Baba shows His Real Self to Adi’s mother Gulmai before she dies. The eighth scene shows Francis Brabazon singing one of his poems about Baba. The last scene was of the East-West Sahavas which ended with Baba's Arti. The girls did not speak a single word but clearly conveyed all this by their dances. A commentary in English was given before each scene. The little girl, Bal Rani, who acted as Baba, was so natural and imitated Baba so well that Baba applauded her often. The background music and songs were also very good. After the dance drama was over Baba embraced all the actresses and had photographs taken of Himself with the full cast. Baba retired soon after the photo was taken. No darshan was given as it was now 6:00 P.M.

 

(To Be Continued) in Volume 10 Number 1 Page 21

 

 

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