photo by Jonathon Burroughs


     This is Mangelal, a very sweet man who "hitch-hiked" around with us for two weeks in our van. A small man, Mangelal was happy to ride on people's laps when necessary, just to be with us. He lived in Hamirpur at the time of Baba's visits. His brother, Harilal, has long lived at Meherabad, and is known for singing a slow, lovely devotional song, "Avatar Meher Baba, Ki Jai!" at arti time.
     Mangelal's lack of English, and our lack of Hindi, proved almost no barrier at all because Mangelal is so fluent in Meher Baba's universal language of Love.