20130203 – Events of January 1969 – Part 11 (final)

By 4:30 A.M., on February 7, all had gathered at the Tomb. Twenty minutes later the women mandali entered. Everyone stood and repeatedly sang, “Satchitananda Paramanand, Meher Baba Vidyanand.” Several thousand were present and exactly at five o’clock, all joined in three loud cheers of “Avatar Meher Baba ki jai!”

The women garlanded […]

20130202 – Events of January 1969 – Part 10

There was no electricity in Meherabad then, but sufficient illumination was provided. The ancient lamp of God was lighting the way for His pilgrims, as a full moon shone in the night sky the entire week. When Chinta Sarva Rao and Majety Rama Mohan Rao of Vijayawada arrived, they arranged for a generator, and […]

20130201 – Events of January 1969 – Part 9

The women mandali returned to Meherazad at midnight. Padri and Chhagan stayed inside the Tomb the entire night as scores of people lined up to take darshan. Adi Sr. was at his office in town sending out telegrams and making telephone calls to various Centers and individuals in India and abroad. All India Radio […]

20130131 – Events of January 1969 – Part 8

When Baba was informed that Dr. Ginde had still not arrived, he sent Aloba to phone Adi at his office, telling him to phone Dr. Grant in Poona to send Ginde straight to Meherazad.

At noon, Baba remembered Ginde again, asking whether he had arrived. When the answer was in the negative, Baba sadly […]

20130130 – Events of January 1969 – Part 7

The night of January 30, Baba rested for four hours, sleeping for two and a half hours. At 3:45 A.M. he called Eruch, Pendu, Padri, Bhau and Goher. Repeated shocks made his body rise from the bed. All did. His followers and their generations after them were still waiting for his return by keeping […]

20130129 – Events of January 1969 – Part 6

The doctor (Dr Grant) left, and the shocks again attacked Baba’s body. Eruch, Pendu, Francis and Bhau were in Baba’s room and they held firmly onto his arms and legs. Goher was beside herself, totally at a loss as to what treatment to administer. Baba remarked, “This is my crucifixion! Christ was crucified once, […]

20130128 – Events of January 1969 – Part 5

At one point, referring to Baba’s book, which had not been seen since 1958, Eruch asked, “What about your book?” Baba assured him, “It is in good hands,” and gestured tipping a hat (which, depending on the context, could be interpreted as either Adi Sr., in the West, or with a Westerner).

On Sunday […]

20130127 – Events of January 1969 – Part 4


DURING BHAU’S WATCH on the night of the 24th, Baba gestured to him, “Listen carefully to what I say. I am giving you very important work. I want you to write my biography in verse.” As he was gesturing, Baba would get frequent sharp jolts, and Bhau’s heart broke at seeing his suffering […]

20130126 – Events of January 1969 – Part 3

Baba would sit up for only 15 or 20 minutes, and then the men would slowly help him lie down. So when Nariman and Arnavaz embraced Baba before leaving, they did so gently to avoid causing him the slightest pain. But surprisingly, Baba embraced them so tightly that for a moment they wondered from […]

20130125 – Events of January 1969 – Part 2

On Thursday morning, January 9, while Baba was sitting outside relaxing, taking his sunbath, he mentioned Jesus and the apostles to Adi Jr. and revealed to his brother, “Eruch is my Peter. Peter renounced Jesus, but Eruch will not renounce me.”

Meher Baba stopped taking much nourishment from around the 13th of January. He […]