Today is the last pilgrim day at Meherazad in 2013. The hall was packed with pilgrims come to bring in 2014 at Baba's Samadhi, and I was fortunate enough to be able to come to Meherazad for a few days, thanks to my mum's (Roshan Kerawala) improved health and my sister Dolly's sweet offer to be with her full-time for a while. Meherwan had been asked if he had ever been with Beloved Baba on New Year's Eve, and he said that he had not, but we had someone in our midst who had. That someone was Alain Youill. Alain shared his story of coming to Meherazad with Don Stevens in 1959, and staying with Baba for two weeks.
There was a lull, then Meherwan asked what we should talk about next, and I suggested we talk about taking Baba's Name, because it is the last day of the year and we need to hear about this from Meherwan, who does it all the time, as a matter of course! So Meherwan started talking about taking His Name, and it was truly inspirational. Then he invited the pilgrims to share their stories about taking Baba's Name and what it has done for them. Several shared their own stories or stories about friends. Then someone said that we should all make a New Year's Resolution, to take Baba's Name as constantly as we can, and to ask for Baba's help if we find ourselves not able to do so at any time. Baba had said that if one asked for His help in being able to constantly remember Him, He would always give it.
All present have resolved to take Baba's Name constantly, and I am doing my best to keep my resolution. I have to ask for help a lot, but hey, that's what Baba is there for, right? Baba, Baba, Baba, Baba, Baba...
This was forgotten and while posting WHY ARE WE STILL HERE? I thought it would be nice to share this one as well.