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MERWAN'S DOME

Mani S. Irani

 
Mani laughed and told us a funny story about the double meaning of the word dome.

After the domed roof of the Samadhi was completed, the structure began to be known as "the Dome." Shortly after its construction Shirinmai came on a visit to Meherabad. Eruch's mother enthusiastically asked her, "Mother, have you seen Baba's Dome?"

It so happens that in Persian "dome" means "bottom," and Shirin wittily replied, "Thank you, but I've seen quite enough of Merwan's dome when He was little!"

LIVES OF LOVE, Judith Garbett, Mani, Pt. 3, p. 1
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