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4664GURUPRASAD, 19601960

"This is not easy. Try to love me in your own way and obey implicitly the instructions as and when they are given. But of your own accord, don't ask for any instructions. Don't worry. I like you."

Sunday, 17 April 1960, was a very crowded day at Guruprasad. Thousands attended the darshan from 8:00 A.M. until noon, including a Zoroastrian high priest named Dastur Bodh, who had heard of Baba while in America. Polly Umrigar, the well-known Indian cricket player, also came with his wife Dinoo.

Baba heard a part of an Urdu translation of God Speaks that day, done by Professor Dastgir. Afterwards, Baba remarked to him, "You are dry in heart but soft in mind. Whatever you have written by your intellect will make many weep. In making others soft-hearted, you, too, will become like them. I will keep an eye on you. I am pleased with you."

Meanwhile, Hilde Halpern had published a small book of Baba's messages translated into German, titled Liebe und Weisheit (Love and Wisdom). Baba informed her, "I bless your efforts to spread my love and wisdom in your mother tongue." 

During this period, Jehangu Sukhadwalla, Baba's niece Gulnar's husband, was working at the Poona airport. One evening as he was riding home on his scooter, he hit a pothole in the road and his brakes jammed. He was flung to the far side of the road, and his scooter went flying in the opposite direction. He emerged unscathed, and he attributed it to his crying out Baba's name with all his heart.

The next afternoon, when Jehangu excitedly recounted his "miraculous" escape to Baba, saying it was he who had saved him, Baba corrected him: "It is not my miracle. I do not perform miracles! You say that at the time of the accident you were wholeheartedly remembering me. So, call it the miracle of my name.

"When everything goes wrong, the mind becomes helpless and it has to rely entirely on the heart. These are the moments when you resign to my will and so rely solely on my help. When you leave all to me, I dare not care not, and you are relieved from the predicament."

On 18 April, Maharani Shantadevi provided a delicious lunch for Baba and those with him, and Watve sang again for Baba at a special program from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. On another occasion, Deshmukh and Dinkar V. Dhage, an attorney from Nagpur, also provided the mandali and a few close Poona lovers with a catered lunch, and Baba sat with them as they ate.

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