Baba came into the hall on August 25th, (1959) after working with Kaikobad. The men assembled before him. For some time, Baba sat with his eyes closed. He stretched and rested his legs on the bamboo stool. A bed sheet was spread over his legs for warmth. After resting for some time in this position, Baba signaled for the men to go outside. He remained alone inside for several minutes and then clapped, and the men reentered.
Baba instructed, “None of you should do anything which might disturb my mood.”
He informed Francis, “In connection with the repairs to the old bus, it will be enough to paint it, because if any of the work involves hammering, it is likely to disturb and spoil my mood.” He added, “The world is at stake, and my health is also at stake.”
Pendu was asked by Baba to describe how Baba’s health was last night. “Last night, Baba’s health was very bad,” said Pendu. “These days, he generally feels unwell at night, but yesterday was worse.”
Baba’s face still appeared dark.
Baba stated that he would dictate a prayer, but before this he asked Aloba to perform namaz (Muslim prayer). Eruch was directed to recite the Parvardigar Prayer.
“Last night, when I was in a very painful state, this new prayer came to my mind.” And humorously, he stated, “First, I memorized it, and now I will dictate it to you:
“Beloved God, help us all
to love you more and more
and more and more and still yet more
until we become worthy of Union with you.
And help us all to hold fast to Baba’s daaman
until the very end!”
Baba stated that the prayer would be recited again three days later on August 28th.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 16, p.5633.