My dear Dady:
. . . Beloved Baba and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Putaliks and that you felt at home with the whole family. Their love was conveyed to beloved Baba and He wants you to convey His Love and Blessing to Anita, Ernest, Gregory and dear Steven. Baba wants you to inform them that their love makes Him very happy and that keeps them close to Him. Baba is also happy to hear from you that you were touched by their warmth and kindness and that on your return you felt homesick. Baba says that Love is such that it cannot but spread warmth and cheer in the hearts that are receptive.
Beloved Baba is also happy that you gave a talk to the Putaliks and that Mr. and Mrs. S. and some others present found your explanations on Baba's life and discourses the best heard so far! Baba sends His Love and Blessing to you for being instrumental in His Cause.
As for questions asked by dear Ernest, it is a healthy attitude when the person is sincere in his search of Truth. The best answers given by Baba can be found in His various Messages and Discourses and in the books God Speaks and The Everything and the Nothing.
As for rituals, man is ever eager to offer his best to God, and being limited in his expressions of love for God, seeks ways and means to express his love in his own way and forms a habit of such expressions. As long as man is not gifted with Love from God, man gets mixed with rituals in his limited attempts to express love, which is unlimited, for his beloved God. Thus man gets addicted to his own ways of expressions of love and makes a ritual of these expressions. Age after age, the spiritual history of man repeats itself. The man-made images of rituals and ceremonies are abolished by the Avatar with every Advent, but soon man, rejuvenated with fresh dispensation of Love from the Avatar of the age, is bubbling anew to express his love for the Avatar (the God Man) and thus to God! And in his fresh attempts to express himself, man forms another pattern of rituals and once again gets mixed up with the external aspect — the crust — of the fruit of Love (the gift of God to Man) that he had received through the personal intervention of God-Man during His Advent.
As for your course, Baba once again wants you to make a fresh attempt with redoubled enthusiasm. Baba says that nothing is impossible for man to attain if only he is determined. Man can even attain Godhood if he is determined, so compared with this, for you to attain your goal in (your) studies should be easy to achieve once you get determined. Baba wants you never to feel nervous in the least. His "Nazar" is on you. He wants you to do your level best and leave the rest to him. You are made to be happy and cheerful. It is the birthright of all men on earth. All undertakings of man are purely adventurous. Personally man does not gain nor lose anything by his attainments or failures, but in his attempts he invariably leaves behind him (after his death) a trail of his experiences which directly or indirectly help other men to set out for greater and greater adventures till some of them reach the