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Baba then asked Bachoobhai of Navsari to sing. Just as he finished, Haribhai of Bajwa arrived and dancing in ecstasy began to sing at first. He then fell at Baba's feet with tears rolling down his cheeks. After Baba embraced all Bajwa lovers he retired for the day.

 

June 2nd: By 7:30 A.M. a huge crowd of lovers had called. Baba sat in the assembly hall and embraced the lovers from Andhra. After this bhajans were sung by the Navsari group followed by ghazals by Mr. Mohan "Saigal" of Bombay.

 

Baba said, "On the Path 100% honesty is required. The least hypocrisy washes you away from the shores of Reality. God never manifests in the hearts that are unclean. But to have a clean heart is impossible without the Grace of a Perfect Master."

 

A man arrived who could imitate the sound of almost anything imaginable. He gave a short performance, much to the amusement of Baba and all. At 10:30 A.M. Baba's Arti was sung followed by the Parvardigar Prayer recited by Harry Kenmore, after which all dispersed.

 

The baby who had been very ill, as mentioned in my notes of last week, expired. The mother came to Baba but she did not shed a single tear before Baba. She bravely said that she was happy in whatever was Baba's Will. Baba comforted her and told her that he had bestowed upon her two children (one last year and one this year) and had taken them both to him again. Now he would bless her with another, for her to keep.

 

In the afternoon Navsari lovers sang bhajans till about 2:00 P.M. Professor P. then sang ghazals, drumming at the same time on a big special chattie (earthen pot for storing water) for an hour. Mr. Mohan "Saigal" again sang several ghazals. At about 4:00 P.M. Baba's Arti was sung, and then all dispersed after embracing Baba.

 

June 3rd:—Baba was in the assembly hall by 7:45 A.M. Newcomers took his darshan. The Ahmednagar bhajan party had come, and gave a very good bhajan program. Baba once mentioned, "Hafiz says how foolish people are to compare pearls with sea shells. The Real Pearl is here (pointing to himself). Do not go after the shells elsewhere."

 

Baba once explained a line or two from a ghazal. He said, "Jigar says, 'When I dive into the ocean of Love, the waves of suffering embrace me. That embrace is like the embrace of my mother. They are chicken-hearted who seek the safety of the shores.'"

 

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