Volumes 7 and 8 compare the years of the Second World War, exhaustive work with the masts (God-intoxicated souls), Baba's time in Dehra Dun, Mahabeleshwar and the bamboo cage in upper Meherabad. It is during these years that Baba meets with Perfect Master Upasni Maharaj for the last time, Baba's mother Shireen passes, and land in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is given to Elizabeth Patterson for the development of the Meher Spiritual Center.
Bhau Kalchuri's monolithic biography of Avatar Meher Baba's life is the most detailed, and will remain so for many years to come. Composed of almost daily accounts of the Avatar's life, it draws on diaries, journals and hundreds of personal interviews. Extravagantly illustrated with photographs, many of them previously unseen.