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3028MANONASH1952

From this moment You must guide me to declare, in all truth, by the 16th of February 1952, what You have decided.

From now on I free myself from external religious ceremonies that I observed during the New Life and the Manonash period.

Prasad was distributed and the pictures of the Avatars were handed to Adi Sr. to be returned to those from whom they had been borrowed.

Baba had previously instructed Eruch to write these words down on a piece of paper: "All rites, rituals and ceremonies of all religions of the world are hereby consumed in the flames."

Baba had the paper in his pocket, and as the dhuni burned he took it out, tore it into pieces, threw it into the flames, and watched it burn.

When the dhuni died out, Baba filled two tins with its ash. "This ash should not be used by anyone for any purpose whatsoever," he stated. The tins were kept with the other boxes and tins containing the masts' gifts. Baba then retired to his cabin.

The next morning, Friday, 1 February 1952, at 7:58 A.M., Baba came out of his seclusion cabin. No sooner did he step out than Nilu, according to Baba's order, loudly invoked "Om Parabrahma Paramatma!" and then all of the companions repeated the same in unison: "Om Parabrahma Paramatma!"

Age joined them ecstatically, as Baba ended his seclusion. Mind was subdued and the God-Man, appearing triumphant, strolled victoriously to his room!

From the 1st of February, Baba began following a schedule of semi-seclusion. He now began seeing the Meherazad men and women as before, and daily discussed with Don the details of his forthcoming journey to the West. Meherjee and Nariman saw him on the 2nd, and Sarosh was called on the 4th.

On Wednesday morning, 6 February 1952, the mast Ali Shah was brought to Meherazad from Meherabad. Baba bathed him, and then worked alone with him.  The mast was sent back to Meherabad the same day.

Later that day, Baba dictated the following explanation of Manonash:

God is everywhere and does everything.

God is within us and knows everything.

God is without us and sees everything.

God is beyond us and IS everything.

The One, all-pervading, all-comprehending, all-powerful God, Who is the Self of ourselves and besides Whom nothing is real, has helped me and guided me during this Manonash period of my work, and now makes me dictate to you the following:

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