That evening was spent by all sitting together in Baba's room and listening to music — the spirituals, Indian songs, and to their Indian instruments which the boys had brought with them from India.
On Saturday, July 2, 1932, the South China Morning Post carried the following account of Baba's visit:
"A most interesting personality is visiting Hong Kong at present in the person of Meher Baba, a Persian Mystic, who has come from America. He arrived by the `Empress of Japan' at Shanghai, later visiting Nanking, and is leaving by the 'Kaiser-i-Hind' for France and Italy, afterwards continuing his wanderings. Meher Baba took a vow of silence seven years ago, and communicates his ideas to people and replies to questions by means of an interpreter who is able to read what the mystic desires to convey with great facility, although the communication is spelt out rapidly with the fingers on a board marked with an alphabet and numbers.
"Some call Meher Baba a seer, and he claims to have a message for the world which will be disclosed within a year when the time comes for him to break his silence. The name `Meher' means in Persian `Light', and the mystic is believed by some to represent the new Light which is needed by mankind; certainly although Zoroastrian, he claims no special part of mankind for this message, but has intimated that the words he has to utter will be for every race and creed to harken to.
"A man of striking personality, Meher Baba, who is about 38 years of age, with piercing eyes, thick mustache, and long flowing hair, has made a great impression everywhere. In Hollywood, he was the guest of honour at a reception where over 1,000 prominent people gathered, including particularly all the film stars. He has Ashrams, or Retreats, in India, England, and in New York, and his appeal made through his interpreter, is for a change of heart for the whole of humanity. His view of the future is an optimistic one.
“Meher Baba spends many hours in contemplation, sleeping only two or three hours out of the twenty-four. He is a vegetarian, drinking water and occasionally buttermilk. He adopts the dress of whatever country he may visit, and in Hong Kong yesterday, was in a summer lounge suit with an open-neck shirt."