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HE BECAME LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY

Bill Le Page

 
During the times when Baba was at Guruprasad and Eruch returned from Baba late in the afternoon, they would all go for a walk for thirty to forty-five minutes with Eruch pushing Roshan's sister Dhun in a pram. This pram had been given to Dhun by Baba. They would also all gather in Papa's room or sit on the steps of the house, and Eruch would recount happenings of the day with Baba, or tell stories of earlier times with Baba....

When Baba came to the house, He became like one of the family. He would sit on any chair or any bed, or perhaps go straight to the table and sample from any pot of food that was there. Roshan recalls a time when they were rolling chapattis.... Baba particularly liked Gaimai's chapattis. Instead of making them from cold water, she added boiling water to the flour and thus made them very soft for Baba when he had no dentures.

On this occasion Baba came as they worked, and watched them turning a ball of dough into a round shape to be then cooked over the stove. After a few minutes, He asked if He could roll one. Gaimai gave Him a rolling pin and a ball of dough, and He began to roll. Immediately Gaimai called out, "No, no Baba! Not so much on that side!" And then the next moment, "Baba, more on that side! Wait, wait, it will lose shape!"

In the end, it was not at all round, but like a map of some country. But Baba said to bake anyway, and adding, "I take care of the whole universe, but that's not as difficult as rolling a chapatti! Today, I have done something I have never done before in My life."

 

THE DIVINE HUMANITY OF MEHER BABA, Vol 2, pp. 132-133
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