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4239BLOOD ON INDIAN SOIL1958

Baba had sent word beforehand that he would not be giving darshan, and that no one should come to see him at Ashiana except for those few he called. Once, when Baba instructed Arnavaz that no one should know that he was in Bombay, one day the doorbell rang. Standing at the door was Baba's old disciple Kharmen Masi.

"Don't tell her I am here and drive her out!" Baba ordered. "Tell her to go away."

Kharmen Masi was as dear to Arnavaz as her own mother, so she wondered how to accomplish this. Then Baba said, "Okay, tell her I am here, but she must go away." Arnavaz did so with a heavy heart, and Kharmen Masi dutifully obeyed. Five minutes later, Baba told Arnavaz to call Kharmen Masi, who was overjoyed to have Baba's darshan.

Although Baba was not meeting anyone in Bombay, he did go with the men to see the Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments at the Regal Cinema on 24 January, but he stayed only up to the part Moses sees God (as the burning bush) on Mount Sinai.

Afterwards, Baba revealed:

Moses was on the sixth plane. His seeing the land of Israel but not being able to enter it is symbolic of his experience on the sixth plane of seeing God, but not yet merging in Him. Though when he dropped his body Moses realized God.

I liked this picture very much; it was well acted and well made. It has much to give those who are able to receive it. Rameses [II] in his next incarnation entered the Path; the old king [Pharaoh Seti] received mukti, because he took Moses' name when dying.

Baba then recalled his meeting with DeMille in Hollywood in 1932. While climbing the stairs to the theater's balcony, Baba was supported on one side by Homa Dadachanji and on the other by Homa's brother, Dara. Homa had a long history of leg problems and Dara had recently injured his knee. After the movie, Baba joked, "It was a sight for the gods! Here I was, injured myself, leaning on two cripples."

The saint, Kirpal Singh, was in Bombay at this time to give a lecture. Eruch was sent to meet him and presented him with copies of Listen, Humanity and Life At Its Best. Kirpal Singh was invited to the sahavas at Meherabad, but he expressed his inability to attend. Baba sent him this message on the 23rd through Siganporia: "You need not worry because you could not come. Baba is in you and he goes with you. Baba sends his love and blessings."

On Sunday, 26 January 1958, Adi Jr. phoned from London to convey the news that Dina Talati's son, Curshed, had died of heart failure the previous day. He was only 29 years old. Curshed Talati and Nozar Dadachanji had been called to Satara in 1954, even though at the time Baba was in seclusion. After meeting with Baba, Curshed proceeded to London, where he had gotten a job.

Curshed was Dina's only son, and receiving the news, Baba sent Eruch to see her. In a very tactful and sympathetic way, he conveyed the news to her and her daughter, Perviz, who began weeping. Dina asked her, "Why are you crying? Curshed is happy near Baba, and we should be happy in his happiness."

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