From Jabalpur, Amiya Kumar Hazra and Ram Lakhan Sharma were sent for by Baba. Hazra, in an attempt to humble his own ego, had given up his job as a college professor and was serving as an apprentice soapstone carver in Bhedaghat, about thirteen miles from Jabalpur. Hazra’s leaving the college caused much misery to his parents. After obtaining his master’s degree, Sharma thought of doing the same thing, so Baba called both men to Mahabaleshwar to set their minds straight. He prevailed upon them not to act so foolishly. Instead, they should try to obey him, which he emphasized as the essence of spirituality. Baba advised Hazra to regain his professorship, and instructed Sharma in the matter of his marriage. Both returned to Jabalpur, where Hazra got a job as a professor of English at a college, and Sharma began doing research.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 15, pp. 5371 – 5372.