Softcover, 242 pages.
"I am forever thankful that I was given the great privilege to try to serve Meher Baba through working for Elizabeth, Kitty and Margaret. I am also grateful for how much Baba gave me through close contact with these three truly exceptional women." --Catherine Haas Riley
DILRUBA DAYS by Catherine Haas Riley is a vibrant memoir of the years she worked at the Meher Spiritual Center, helping three of Meher Baba's close Western Mandali - Elizabeth Patterson, Kitty Davy and Margaret Craske. Realizing her fortunate position, Cathy would seize the opportunity to ask these remarkable women about their lives with Meher Baba. With accurate recall and an ability to retain conversations, she recorded their reminiscences in her personal diaries. She also noted the women's perceptive insights and observations, her own humorous or difficult adventures and misadventures, Kitty's endearing 'Kittyisms' and more. Dilruba Days is based on a compilation of Cathy's compelling diary entries capturing 12 years of dedicated service.
"This book is meant for the lover of the Avatar of the Age who wants to know everything about Him and His lovers. It shares intimate and powerful details about the lives of three Western women who were in the circle of the God-Man’s closest disciples: Elizabeth Patterson, Kitty Davy and Margaret Craske lived with Meher Baba for years in India as well as forging lives in the West that were brilliant beacons of His Love and Truth.
"Pick this book up and digest it, story by story, anecdote after anecdote, to help satisfy your curiosity about real discipleship in the modern world. Learn about three of the spiritual giants of this Age, and absorb the inspiration that pours out from these glimpses into their lives. And if you ever happened to meet Elizabeth, Kitty or Margaret, this book is definitely for you, for it reawakens and revivifies precious memories of their unique lifetimes lived in the intimate orbit of the Love of Avatar Meher Baba. You will find yourself thanking Baba for granting you the precious opportunity of their company, and you will find yourself thanking the author for her dedication in preserving this record of her memories of that rare companionship."
— Rick Chapman
19 September 2018