"Then Mani repeated, 'Baba kept saying with a father's pride and a mother's love—You will see My boys and girls, you will see My boys and girls. She showed us how Baba made the circle sign for "good" with his fingers, while telling them about His boys and girls. 'Now, we see what He meant,' she added, then recalled how, after Baba dropped the body, Mehera asked, What shall we do now? And how it came to Mani clearly, suddenly that Baba had said several months ago, 'In March, you march to Poona.' So, immediately they began to pack to go to Poona."
- "That recording of that little tune Begin the Beguine, in 1936, was the real turning-point in my life."
- "It became so overpoweringly obvious that Baba's plans for darshan were based on the absence of his physical presence, and that there was no limit in time or space to the experience of his true presence. Madhusudan made me aware of two things, one, a glimpse into Baba's unutterable human attributes, the God-Man, a paradoxical merging of God and man, doing the work of God with the attributes of man. The other was a warning against turning love for Baba into a ritual.
"Pukar spoke to us too. He told us that when he was a young man, he experienced himself as God, but suffered greatly because he did not have the power to do the work of God. After finding Baba, he then saw Baba as his true self. This raised the question of what were we all to do, now that Baba s physical identity has left us. I was immediately drawn to the answer, 'You must try to see Me as I really am.' Baba had said this again and again. Once again, I faced my real task, my essence: the constant experiencing of that question, 'Who am I?' Knowing my true self and seeing Baba as he really is seemed powerfully to be the same experience."