I TOOK THE BOY'S 'PRASAD'
30-9-1954: On entering Upper Meherabad, Baba walked straight into
the Tomb followed by those who were accompanying him. He asked
all to sit down on the platform and at 09:10 hours said:
"This is the place of my seclusion. I sat here continually
for a year, 1927-28. During this period I did not take any
solid food but only drank coffee. Before sitting in
seclusion here I had instructed the women mandali to bring a
flask full of coffee and send it to me to last for the day.
A Harijan boy named Lahu was deputed to bring the flask full
of coffee every day. I noticed that the flask was brought to
me each day only half full. On completion of the year long
seclusion, I enquired why the women mandali sent me only
half a flask of coffee, contrary to my instructions. They
assured me that each day they had sent a full flask.
"I then called the little boy Lahu, embraced him and asked
him to tell the truth. He confessed, 'Baba while bringing
the coffee, I felt thirsty and drank half the flask of
coffee every day.'
"In this way for one year I took the boy's 'prasad' of
(partly drunk) coffee."
THE BELOVED, Naosherwan Anzar, p. 73
1974 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust