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Bhau Kalchuri

One day, Khorshed gave Katie some plums to give to Baba. When she took the basket of fruit to his room, Baba picked one up and held it out to her. Katie thought the fruit was only meant for the Master and said, "No thank you, Baba. This is for you."

Baba angrily gestured to Chanji, "She refused what I gave her! Doesn't she know the importance of my gift? Doesn't she know that when I give something, you don't say no?"

Katie started crying, and Baba signaled to Chanji, "Explain to her that when I give something one must never say no, even if one doesn't like it."

Baba later lovingly embraced Katie, indicating, "Now will you remember to accept whatever I give you?"

"Yes, Baba," said Katie.

Baba picked up a nice big plum and brought it to her mouth. Katie opened her mouth wide, but Baba popped the fruit into his and ate it. Katie burst out laughing at Baba's trick and her fright vanished.

LORD MEHER, Vol. 4, p. 1366, Bhau Kalchuri
1989 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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