We are fortunate to feast our eyes on the beauty of your divinely human form. Our hearts poor out their love, homage, and devotion at your Sacred Feet.
"A year ago you opened this Hall which we built as a Centre for your Message of Love and Truth. We pray that your coming again today is a sign that all future anniversaries will be blessed by you.
"We welcome you, Beloved Baba, not only to this place but also in our hearts, to be enthroned there eternally as our Divine Beloved"
Eruch then read Baba 's reply to the welcome speech: "I am happy that in welcoming Me to the Hall which in your love you have built for My work, you are welcoming Me to a place in your lives and a seat in each of your hearts. For it is to live in your hearts and to share in your lives that I have come among you."
Mr. Keshav Nigam and Mr. K. N. Soman then read the Hindi and Marathi translations of the above two speeches. While these translators were reading out on the mike, Baba gestured, "No one is hearing them." The thousands outside the hall were getting frantic at the delay in getting Baba’s darshan. They were cheering loudly― “Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai," and were not bothering to hear the speeches. When the Beloved of their hearts was seated before them, all words fell on deaf ears. The heart overruled the mind completely. Everyone was trying to push his or her way to a latticed window to get a glimpse of his Beloved. Those at the windows were clinging to the lattice work for all they were worth lest they be torn away to get drowned in the ocean of humanity behind.
After the speeches, Eruch read the following instructions: ―
1. Lovers of Avatar Meher Baba, especially from all over Andhra and from Bombay, whose love offerings helped to complete the construction of this Hall, are today tasting the fruit of their wholehearted response to Jalbhai’s tour undertaken for the purpose in 1963. During the Darshan program to be held at Guruprasad from tomorrow, Jalbhai will introduce to Baba some of the lovers from Andhra and Bombay who helped to make the completion of this Hall possible by their wonderful cooperation.
2. Those who consider themselves as new lovers of Baba and are having his darshan for the first time will be introduced to Baba from tomorrow onward at Guruprasad by the Group-heads known to them.
3. Please note that no one should request Baba for a personal interview, or try to come up onto the stage either here or at Guruprasad.