One weekend (April 1959) when Jim Mistry came from Bombay, he went to take a bath. A small electric water heater was installed in Guruprasad for warm water and he switched it on. That moment, Baba called him. Forgetting to switch the heater off, he ran out. The device overheated and exploded. The men went to see what had happened. Baba asked what the noise was and was told that Jim had forgotten to turn off the heater. Baba asked him, “Why didn’t you turn it off?”
Jim gave a witty reply, “Because of my instant obedience! You called me, and I came running. Had I waited to switch it off, I would not have carried out your order immediately.” His clever answer made Baba laugh and laugh.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 16, p. 5564.