BABA PAID HIS HOMAGE TO THE TOMB
Malcolm Schloss & Charles Purdom
What Baba said first in English was translated into Marathi. Arti was sung by the women, which included a dwarf woman. Baba said, "You all can have no idea how happy I am here. Godavri is the Mother here and all are her companions. She met Maharaj when two and a half year old; He put her on His lap and said, 'All this belongs to you.' They all live a life dedicated to My Master. I love her most dearly. The nuns are dressed in yellow saris and the candidates in white."
Bhajan sung by the women at Sakori
(translated freely by Nariman Dadachanji, September 25, 1954)
Upasni Maharaj was a tall, heavy man and usually was naked, except for a gunny cloth and sandals when going out. For His last fourteen months and twelve days, He lived in a bamboo cage and took nothing but coffee once a day. The cage was about 3' x 3½' so that he could not lie down. He died in a room shown to us. On a stone over the doorway to the room there is engraved Maharaj's will. The room contains the couch on which He died.
Baba paid His homage to the tomb, and one after another the members of the group did the same under Baba's guidance, kneeling down and kissing the stone.
THREE INCREDIBLE WEEKS WITH MEHER BABA, pp. 67-69
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