bewilderment, that Bruce was standing just outside my compartment looking at me. A part of me couldn't believe it, but another part of me really wanted to believe it.
We spent the next week or so together talking about Baba. The first three days were in Venice with Bruce and his family. Then he and I went on to Portofino and San Fruttuoso, where Baba had been. By the time that was over, I felt as if I had been bathed in Baba's love and as if something really great and important in my life had begun. It was also at this time that I began to see that my "coincidental" meetings with Bruce were not coincidences at all — that there are no coincidences, there is only Baba silently directing it all.
Meher Sarod, a book of ghazals, with lines given by Meher Baba, in italics; by Bhau Kalchuri. Introduction by Adi K. Irani. softbound, 208 pp., $12.50; hardcover, $22.00. Manifestation, Inc. Publishers, P.O. 991, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
I am searching for You, oh Meher, but I cannot find your address.
Love's lamp is weeping in my heart, I cannot bear its pain.
You are so close to me, yet remain so far
And from Your distance You watch my constant burning.
How can I walk on a path full of fire?
Only by becoming fire am I able to tread It
Oh Beloved, do not leave me after an embrace.
Bring an end to Your game of hide and seek!
I am grateful to You for giving me this song of fire —
I know that singing it is not in vain.
Oh Bhau, tell me what I should do in this path of fire?
I am treading it day and night as if not treading it at all.
Interesting books received
That Which Is Bethsheva's Concern. P.O. Box 270, Clifton, NJ.
Eternal Christian Sonnet Prayer for the Second Coming. Benito F. Reyes, World University, P.O. Box 5096, Ojai, CA 93023.
The Ten Circles Chart. A full color reproduction of the chart of the Avatar's Circles. Done by Rano Gayley, 16" X 20", $30.00 plus $2.50 pp. Manifestation, Inc., P. O. Box 991, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.