THE CAKE THAT BABA WANTED
John A. Grant
After the games, Baba sent for a fruit cake to be distributed to the children as prasad. So Joan O'Brien brought in all the fruit cakes that people had lovingly made and brought there for Baba's use.
No, Baba didn't want those, he wanted the other fruit cake.
Joan said, "But there is no other fruit cake, Baba."
"Well, go and look," said Baba.
Joan came back and said, "No, Baba, there is no other fruit cake."
Baba said, "Look in your very top cupboard." And he described minutely to her, where to look.
A cake that Elsie Smart had made with great love, had been put up there and forgotten about. This was the cake that Baba wanted. Baba commenced to cut the cake, and then gave it to Eruch to cut into slices. Then Baba gave a slice of this cake to each one of the children as prasad.
PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY, p. 50
1985 © John A. Grant