EVEN THOUGH FASTING, Baba would often serve meals to the mandali and boys, and was careful to see that no food was wasted. On July 9th, (1928) some of the mandali discarded a portion of their lunch. When Baba found out, he asked with obvious displeasure, “Why did you throw away some food?” They replied that he had served them more than they could eat. “I will serve as much as I like,” scolded Baba, “but you should never waste food. You should have eaten it even if your stomachs had burst. You know it is my standing order not to waste food. Why did you break that order? Am I so mad as to give you more than you could eat? Haven’t you at least that much understanding after so many years? This path is not as easy as swallowing sweet laddoos all day long. You have no idea what I am giving you through this food.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 3, p. 1069.