HER LOVE FOR BABA OUTLIVES ANY OTHER CONSIDERATION
Chanji kept up a correspondence with Baba's new
lovers in England and America, and on 17th
September, he sent them some of these photographs
a great honor, Chanji pointed out, since usually Baba
never allowed photos of the women mandali to be
seen by anyone. In his letter to the "Western gopis,"
The joy of the Indian gopis knew no bounds when
they found their Beloved Lord once more with and
amongst them after months of painful separation! And
to celebrate his return, as also to make him happy,
they arranged a fine performance, specially
composed and enacted by them, and gave Baba a
very good time and treat. Two fine photos of these
dramatic groups in the costumes that they wore
during this performance are sent with this mail. The
names of all are indicated against their pictures, so
that you will easily distinguish them.
Baba's dearest Mehera as you will find outshines
all, in spite of the hollows in her cheeks and general
weakness due to her neglect of food during the
separation period. Her love is so silent and deep that
she actually lost her natural beauty for months, during
this separation. But her love for Baba outlives every
other consideration, and outshines all neglect and
delicacy of health....
In the photograph of the big group, the ladies in the
front row and sitting are elders, while those at the
back and standing, are the younger gopis the
modern girl-lovers of the modern Krishna in India.
How sweet and loving they all look each face
shining with a radiance of love that the Flower and
Lover of humanity inspired. I am sure you will all feel
happy at the thought that while you suffer separation,
they enjoy his company and are supremely happy in
his august presence amongst them.
Their loving letter for you, and dear sweet gopis of
Baba in England, is mailed this week, and trust the
new faces will bring with them all the love that they
can and want for you, their dearest sisters in faith on
the other side, and live in your memories forever and
forever for this love they all have for Baba the ideal
and idol of your hearts.
MEHERA-MEHER, A Divine Romance, Vol 1, p. 244
2003 © David Fenster