On September 24th, (1929) Baba began goading Buasaheb. Once while Baba was teasing him, Buasaheb, in his vexation, said something regrettable, and Baba advised him, “Learn to swallow your anger. Try to remain cheerful in all circumstances. Try to be humble and don’t ever answer me back.
“These sharp arrows of mine are very good for your spirit; the wine is hidden in them. You have been my companion the longest. Have courage; it is because of your courage that I am going to Persia. Keep me pleased and remain content that you do so. I have to retire in seclusion for four months, after which we will have to travel around the world.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1224.