During this period, (Dec. 1928) Homi Satha’s wife, Pilla, who lived at Akbar Press, became seriously ill with a high fever. She was treated by several competent doctors who pronounced her on the verge of death; all hope for her survival was abandoned. Homi went to Meherabad and informed Baba, who consoled him, “Even if Pilla dies, she will come to me for she loves me deeply. So leave everything to me, have the best possible treatment given, and don’t be disheartened. ”
No sooner had Homi left, than Baba began suffering from chills. He had himself covered with several blankets, but his shivering continued. Soon after it was observed that his body became as hot as a tawa (iron pan in which chapatis are baked) and he suffered extreme restlessness. Two hours later, Homi sent word from Ahmednagar that Pilla’s fever had miraculously broken and she was feeling all right. Even the doctors, who had tried their utmost but were unsuccessful in bringing down her fever, were wonderstruck at how it had happened. After Baba received the news, his fever suddenly lifted, and he appeared normal again. (1)
(1) This is only one of many incidents when Meher Baba not only inwardly took upon himself the suffering of his lovers, but outwardly as well.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 3, p. 1125.