1. The source (ChD 57: p. 55) reads: “. . . when he found out that all this is Nothing – before ‘Perfection’ he frankly admitted. . .” The diary does not explain what “all this” is; but in view of the lecture that follows, the diarist must have been referring to yogic experiences and powers. The text has been emended accordingly.
2. These opening two paragraphs do not appear in the text of the “Tiffin Lectures” sources (TTL/FF p. 78, TTL p. 78, TLD/DF: 7-7-26, p. 1, or TLD/FF: 7-7-26, p. 1) but are derived from ChD 57: p. 55. In the diary version Baba’s actual discourse is prefaced by a paragraph describing this yogi and his meeting with Baba; Baba’s own explanations follow (on ChD 57: pp. 55, 56, and 77) and these serve as the basis for the Tiffin Lecture. Since this narrative background from the diary version gives context and motivation for Baba’s talk, the editors have reinserted it here.
3. TLD/DF: 7-7-26, p. 1 reads: “It is only uptil the 3rd. plane that one can come and go at will – i.e. in the 2nd., 1st. planes and return etc. with one’s own power of concentration (samādhī), but NOT in the 4th.” (TTL/FF p. 78, TTL p. 78, and TLD/FF: 7-7-26, p. 1 read almost identically.) ChD 57: p. 56 gives us: “Uptil the 3rd one can go & come back in 3-2-1, as his will & power of concentration (samādhi) but Not in the 4th.” The wording of the diary version implies that the pilgrim of the third plane comes and goes as an act of will, and that the power of concentration serves as an instrument for this movement: that is, the word “with” in the text of the Tiffin Lecture should be read as an instrumental; it does not mean that the “power of Concentration” is simply an accoutrement with which one travels. The text has been emended accordingly.
4. To capture the full force and import of what is expressed in the various sources, this last sentence has been reconstructed on the basis of the various readings in TTL/FF p. 79, TTL p. 79, TLD/DF: 7-7-26, p. 2, TLD/FF: 7-7-26, p. 1, and ChD 57: p. 56.