It was shortly after that the question regarding the alternatives for the monsoon season was raised by Baba. On the afternoon before the day Baba left Nasik, he called us in the living room, and asked Tom to play records. In the middle, Baba expressed a wish for Paul Robeson's spirituals. Already Tom was playing Paul Robeson to us but not the one Baba wanted. Then Baba asked us to picture himself on the Cross — hanging on the Cross — to visualize this with ease, not with difficulty. As I recall it, it was a terrible meditation and reduced most of us to tears.
Afterwards, Baba asked each one how each one had felt. I said that I saw his eyes and feet. Elizabeth replied that prior to Baba asking of each one to meditate on the visual image, she had already seen Baba, as he lay on the sofa in the room, with nails through his feet. Could it have been Elizabeth's thought which prompted the Living Christ to ask all to meditate in this wise?
Again, Baba afforded us the opportunity to again visualize the above image of crucifixion. In the meantime, during this meditation, the two records featuring Paul Robeson's singing were being played. Many among us felt this meditation had given us one of our most beautiful mediations with him in our presence.
After this, Baba bid good-by to all and went off in his car to Rahuri.
Sometime later, May 26th, Baba arrived unexpectedly one evening: and went to Sarset to see Delia, Jean, Will, and Maliya, who had not come to breakfast that morning. I recall when he came to Delia's room, her temperature which had been elevated all day, suddenly fell to normal. Baba commented: "Quick march," which we interpreted to mean that he would get us away from here as soon as possible.
On the 28th of May, shortly before the Nasik stay was brought to its conclusion, and future plans had been decided upon, Baba called us together for a fifteen minute meditation. Concluding the meditation, he next sent us off to prepare for the fancy dress party later in the evening. Norina and Elizabeth were dressed as "twins," wearing one sari, and were awarded first prize. The second prize went to Margaret, dressed as "a witch." Delia, the "Spanish lady," received third award . . . All looked nice in the costume parade which took place before dinner. After ice cream and cake, Baba called the male members together in the sitting-room. Thus ended a most enjoyable day. Indeed it was on this same day that Baba gave us the very beautiful discourse on "What is Love?" *
*Awakener, Vol. 2, No. I. p.13