I ALWAYS HAVE THAT MARK WHEN I COME
Before granting him permission, Baba gestured, pointing to Himself, "This is not the original picture! My real portrait is something quite different, and to portray it accurately, you must wipe out your own image."
Later, the oil portrait painted by Julian Lamar was taken to Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where it is preserved to this day at Baba's House.
In the late '50s, when Baba visited Myrtle Beach, He gestured towards this painting and commented, "The artist has captured the Star," indicating the star-shaped mark between the eyebrows in the portrait. Baba added, "I always have that mark when I come."
SAMADHI*STAR OF INFINITY, p. 84
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