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was taken care of by Margaret Craske. He especially liked to eat coatmeal (no, not oatmeal or goatmeal, but coatmeal!) One day there was a rainbow over the garden. Moti placed himself right in the middle of the rainbow, so all his colors matched it perfectly.

 

PEGGU THE LOST TREASURE

 

In 1964 Baba was in residence in Guruprasad. One day a beautiful Siamese appeared and made itself quite at home. Its name was Peggu. Peggu loved to cuddle at Baba's feet . . . and Baba's foot played with it too. Peggu didn't want to go home to its owner, a charming neighbor named Dolly Dedee. So Dolly came looking for her "lost treasure", Peggu. That is how she found an even greater treasure — Meher Baba. Peggu stayed on at Guruprasad to be near her treasured Master, Baba.

 

 

THE CROW THAT WENT TO BABA

 

Baba was in strict seclusion at Guruprasad. No one was allowed to visit him, even his favorites, the children of Poona. Now Baba had a three-year-old grand nephew named Merwan. Merwan was out walking with his Dad, when they found a dead crow lying on the road. "What is it?" Merwan asked. "A dead crow," his Dad replied. "What's the matter with it?" — "It's been shot." — "Why doesn’t it move?" — "Because it's dead and gone." — "Where has it gone?" — It’s gone to Baba." At this, Merwan stopped in his tracks and demanded excitedly, "What!? When Baba is in seclusion? How can a crow go to Baba and I can’t?!”

 

How did Dad answer? I don't know.

 

The Circle And The Baptism

A Reminiscence by Hilda Thorpe

 

Sahavas — Myrtle Beach, 1958:

 

Baba told us that on the last day before He left the mandali would be busy packing so would not be able to come to the Center. So we could all have the day off, to go to the ocean or anything else. He, Baba, might come to the cabin at 9:00 a.m. and sit for an hour with the blinds down, or He might see a few, or none at all. On the other hand, Baba might go to the ocean, He was not bound; and we were all free to do as we liked.

 

So of course when the day Came we were all around the cabin, wondering what our Beloved Baba would do! Soon along comes Elizabeth Patterson's blue car and in it Baba, smiling and beautiful, and with Him the mandali! Then we were told that Baba wanted to come out and listen to a tape recording made by Harold Rudd on the life of Buddha. He came out of His cabin, got in His chair and was carried to the place where Harold had the recorder. The men put Him down — Baba looked around at us all, and then signaled to the men to lift Him again and signing to them which way He wanted to go. He made a large circle around us all. It was a most wonderful moment, a moment of tremendous implication, of inclusion, which one felt yet could not wholly grasp, and having made this large circle, Baba was put down at the original spot and the tape began.

 

After the tape was over Baba told us that He wanted now to go to the ocean. There was a great cry of joy. Only for five minutes, said Baba. We all rushed off either on foot or car to get there by the time Baba arrived, driven by Elizabeth. On arrival at the beach Baba was carried by the men almost shoulder high. He was smiling and very happy. On the beach was a large stretch of water in a hollow in the sand between us and the ocean. Baba signaled to the men to take Him to the ocean and they went at top speed. There was a terrific feeling of excitement, or urgency, as we realized that Baba was taking us to

 

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