By Beloved Baba’s Grace, the Public celebrations of His 120th Birth Anniversary organized by the Bombay Centre was a great success.
The programme started sharp at 6:00 pm with the emcee, Jimmy F. Khan welcoming the gathering.
This was followed by garlanding Beloved Baba by Soonoo and Bomi Bomanji and the? ?Baba ??Prayers recited by Dr. Meher Jyoti ? ?Sangle?.
Next was an interesting and educating talk given by Cyrus M. Khambata on “The key to Liberation.” He emphasized the great good fortune of all those who have come in the ‘love orbit’ of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba. What was now needed is simply to follow Him and His Wish rather than pursuing any of the other pathways which are good, but all the same would bind us in ‘good karmas?,’ entailing a rebirth to enjoy its fruits.? They could also be ? fraught with the danger of aggrandizing our limited ego if those paths are pursued with a sense of pride or without the active participation and guidance of a Master.
An Express Highway is ?now ?open to us, he said, through the constant wholehearted remembrance of Baba, by offering all our strength, weaknesses and attachments to Him. The ‘doership’ in us is thus eliminated through this wholehearted, sincere and constant practice which would help remind us to remember Baba’s name at the time of our last breath – a sure-shot way to Liberation as promised by the Lord Himself.
What followed next was the hilarious but thought-provoking drama “Travelling with Meher Baba?.?”? The drama depicted Baba’s travels throughout India using various modes of transport and the incidents that followed on such trips. It had the audience in rapt attention and splits of laughter. The Hall ? was packed to capacity and everyone enjoyed the programme.
The Drama participants and the volunteers at the Centre were ?then ?felicitated.
The evening ended with thanks to Beloved Baba and performance of His arti.
A few photographs of the evening function are attached.
In Baba’s love,
Soonoo & Bomi Bomanji garlanding Beloved Baba
Dr. Meher Jyoti Sangle reciting Baba’s Prayers
Jimmy F. Khan, emcee and Cyrus M. Khambata, speaker for the evening
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