ASTHANA IN HINDI MEANS THRESHOLD
Asthana in Hindi means "threshold" — it is as though the Avatar crossed the threshold of disguise here. The hut was situated on a small hill, and that night a large group of His followers had gathered around its entrance.
Most unexpectedly, and to the amazement of those present, Baba spelled out on His alphabet board, "Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai" ("Victory to Meher Baba, the Avatar").
THE SAMADHI * STAR OF INFINITY, p. 49
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