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material and spiritual. All had their life's desires fulfilled today when they saw him for the first time and were so charmed and amazed, as they themselves expressed their feelings.

 

The family and the closer group of his devotees who were all around had to be satisfied again with occasional glimpses that he gave them during the intervals. Yesterday, due to Baba's seclusion on the mountains, they all missed him physically so much, but all the same they felt him inwardly with them. Today again, being the day of visitors, they had to wait for their turn and time and they all wanted so much to be with him! Knowing their heart's desire and hunger, he would allow each by turn even for a few seconds, to have a glimpse of him when a group of visitors had finished and a few minutes' interval could be had. But they all had their usual evening 'food' in his presence after supper, when in spite of a very tiresome day in talking and explaining things to so many of the visitors, he stayed amidst them all for about two hours.

 

July 14th: A few visitors came today and although Baba had a lot of things to do, prior to his departure from here on the 16th, he saw them for about an hour. The rest of the day he was again very busy in discussing things about the picture, and finishing all enquiries before he left, and in explaining things and future arrangements to the Mertens, and then to so many of the others who had been staying in hotels and rest-houses in Zurich and had not time or occasion until now to talk with him. He called some of them today and explained things about the future program, etc.

 

This visit of Baba to the West was particularly meant for the preliminary arrangements in connection with the great spiritual film Baba wished to be produced for his work in future, and for which he personally worked so hard, preparing the chart and explaining details, from the Creation Point to the end in Realization, and of which he wished to give to the world a practical idea through the picture — the best and most interesting medium. Everything with regard to the production of the picture has progressed very well so far. The project has been gradually taking a practical shape, and the picture now seems to be a probability with the cooperation of such enthusiastic and experienced workers as the well-known movie producer Pascal, and the famous writer and director Dr. Karl Vollmoeller, backed up by Baba's staunchest and most loving devotees in the West: Princess Norina Matchabelli, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson and Mrs. Elsie Domville, whose sincere and strenuous efforts to bring it all about for their beloved Baba, even before he arrived here, cannot be too highly praised.

 

Baba's visit, however short, has thus worked and brought about a marked progress in the materialization of the picture scheme, having aroused a confidence in all the chief workers, working departmentally with great enthusiasm, inspired by the confidence through personal contact with Baba. The experience of the two principal figures in the scheme, Dr. Vollmoeller as a writer, director, artist and poet, and Gabriel Pascal as a producer with a distinguished talent for the technique and art of picture production, are really amazing, and with the love that Baba's personal contact has inspired in them there is no doubt about their wholehearted cooperation with new energy and inspiration that they will always have henceforth through Baba's spiritual help. Let us hope that their combined efforts will bring forth a result in the form of the picture that will prove worthy of the hands that worked it out and of the Holy Spirit that inspired it, and whose guiding hand ever worked behind it. As a result of this meeting of all the principal figures and coworkers in the film production, quite contrary to all expectations, the project has materialized splendidly.

 

The day of parting was approaching, and all felt it now. For those who love Baba so deeply the very thought of parting is so sad. To see and be with Baba is so glorious, but to part with him is equally pinching and heart-rending. And now there was only one day left to be with him. They wanted to have every moment of the short time that was left to be with him, but he was so busy, and they wouldn't disturb him. Patiently and silently they waited for a call from him or for a glimpse of him. Some of them felt already lost to

 

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