Meher Today – 13th September

Meher Today – 13th September

13 September 1931

Thomas Watson, who had worked with Alexander Graham Bell, meets Baba at the Devonshire, U.K. ashram and weeps for 15 minutes after Baba places his hand on Watson’s head.

About his first interview with Baba, Watson recorded in his diary:

Baba was sitting when I entered the room. He looked at me. He smiled at me, he touched me lovingly on the shoulder and like a flash of lightening I knew what love is … what love can be … what the love of God is! And all the love I ever felt seemed a poor, feeble, paltry rudiment. I felt like a child. What more is there for me to learn in this world?

13 September 1931

At seven in the morning on Sunday, 13 September 1931, Baba and the group left London in a rented car for Combe Martin, 232 miles away. As Baba was walking out the door, he asked Kitty if there was anything she wanted. She quickly responded, “Only increased capacity to love and opportunities for service.” After a moment’s thought, she added, “And yes, spontaneous goodness.”

Baba replied, “You shall have all in a few days.”

Surprisingly enough, during the drive, the sun was shining and the driver remarked, “Today is the finest day this year!” To see the sun shine on a September day in England is a rare and welcome occasion. But when the Sun was there with them, Age noted, how could there be no light? “Even in Autumn,” Age declared, “the earth’s sun bowed to its Lord in reverence by shedding its light during his first days in England.”

13 September 1938

The Journal was to be printed at Mohan Press in Ahmednagar (run by Nusserwan Satha and R. B. Hiray) and Adi and Ghani went there on 13 September to check on the binding of theJournals. Adi was late in returning, and forgot he was supposed to pick Baba up at 4:30 as he was to go to Akbar Press again for dinner that day. Baba was furious and berated them both. “He almost beat Ghani!” Adi wrote in his diary.

But Baba also liked to tease Ghani and other close ones. He would call Soonamasi a “barber!” (An insult in India, meaning someone barbaric.) One day she retorted, “It would have been nice had I really been a barber! Then at least I would have been able to hold your face in my hands once in a while!”

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