Baba is not only a 'perfect mimic' but His mimicry of others is perfect also. He often entertains us mimicking our peculiarities of manner. What a loss to the world's stage that none of our great actors have become Baba lovers! For that matter if any artist in any form or any field could only realize that the secret of their success is contained in His physical person. I have treated fully with this in "Stay with God".
We take turns entertaining, also when Baba orders us to do so — command performance - either to whistle a tune or make some other sort of noise, after which Baba singles out the very weakest performer and has them perform singly. It may be making a speech in an unfamiliar tongue (Beidel's lecture on New York in English was excellent) or we tell stories, etc. I am ordered sometimes to do a piece of 'mimicry', other times rhymed verses on the different Mandali.
These command performances are a wonderful idea of what Baba means by obedience. We usually think of obedience as doing some job, or not doing it as ordered. But He does mean to start immediately to do whatever He asks them to do - even bursting out with laughter or simulating tears.
July 19th (1959) was the "Family Darshan" for the Poona devotees - their final opportunity to see their Beloved during His period here. Baba gave them His whole day and many brought picnic lunches. On August 7th Baba will return to Pimpalgaon. The other day I was taken out to see if I required any needed dental work and to shop for necessary things as I am to return with Baba. Baba wishes me to have no further correspondence until the end of October unless it is absolutely essential in connection with my book, "Stay with God". May I add here that Baba considers this book second only to "GOD SPEAKS" and that it will help greatly in understanding His book. So whatever any of you feel like doing towards making it known to others I may say will be regarded as Baba's work. Baba sends all His love.
from a letter written by Francis Brabazon to his group in Australia in 1959.
People sometimes ask me "What has Baba done for you? How do you know He is a Master?"
If I began to really tell all that Meher Baba has done for me I would have to fill a book . . . but Filis said to tell of the meeting with Baba, so here it is.
There are two parts of it . . first the inner meeting and second the outer. When I first heard of Baba I was living and working at a school of Christian