1. This account of the celebration of Maharaj’s birthday is based on ComD 1: ff. 268-70; on Bhau Kalchuri, Lord Meher: The Biography of Avatar Meher Baba (North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Manifestation, 1986-2001), vol. 3, pp. 803; and on Bhau Kalchuri, Lord Meher: The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, revised edition (Hyderabad, A.P., India: Meher Mownavani Publications, 2006), vol. 2, p. 592. Baba’s discourse on anger and obedience (as summarized in the “Combined Diary” entry) appears in Gujarati in its full form in ChD 62: p. 355.
2. A one-line version of this analogy of the barber appeared as saying no. 28 in “Sayings of His Divine Majesty Sadguru Meher Baba,” Meher Message, vol. 1, no. 6 (June 1929), p. 1. For further information, see Appendix 5, Table E, p. 514.