BABA TELLS MEHERU TO RUN BESIDE THE HORSES
During the time of this story Irene used to groom and feed the horses, looking after them well. Mehera and Mani rode on the hillside in the morning, and Baba told Meheru she was to keep watch over them both by running along beside them. She didn't stop to think whether she could or could not do this but just said, 'Yes, Baba.' So she went on running, although naturally she couldn't keep pace with them.
Before long Mani's horse decided to go towards the village where it had come from, but Mehera continued to ride on the hill, so Meheru, after running a short way with Mani, chose to stay alongside Mehera as best she could. Later when Baba came to hear of Mani's horse going village-wards, He asked why Meheru was not with Mani. She replied she had turned towards Mehera.
'Were you tired?' He asked.
'No,' said Meheru, forgetting how tired and breathless she had been and not realising the impossibility of the task of keeping up with not only one horse but two! She did not realise that Baba was testing her obedience, and teaching her that His orders should be strictly carried out.
LIVES OF LOVE, Part 5, pp. 4-5
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