Once, Papa Jessawala came with his brother-in-law Nusserwan Satha (of Ahmednagar). Baba began praising Nusserwan for coming to Guruprasad and, strangely enough, this suddenly enraged Papa. The truth was Papa had been angry with Nusserwan in Bindra House before arriving. Papa gave Nusserwan a piece of his mind, and Nusserwan listened quietly without uttering a word.
Baba asked Papa, “Why this sudden outburst?”
Papa said, “I have been upset with him since morning, and on his coming here, you begin lauding him.”
“Why didn’t you tell me this before? I would have applauded you!” This made Papa laugh, and Baba remarked, “See, despite your whacking him right and left, Nusserwan has remained quiet. Just have pity on him and pardon him.”
“You forgive him,” said Papa. “For him, my tongue holds nothing but curses.”
“How much love I have for you and you abuse others. If you act like this, I will withdraw my love.”
Frightened, Papa answered quickly, “Don’t do that Baba! I forgive him.” This exchange between the two men was a source of merriment and entertainment to those present.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 16, p. 5517 – 5518.
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