Once in Nagpur, (Aug. 1930) Baba cautioned all not to disclose his identity to anyone. Gaimai asked what she should say if someone inquired who he was. “Tell them that I am your elder brother Merwan,” replied Baba.
Baba informed Gaimai that in the morning before Eruch went to school and after returning in the afternoon he should first meet with Baba. Eruch was also to have his meals with Baba. Being a teenager, Eruch found this irksome and would deliberately hide from Baba, departing for school without seeing him. In the afternoons, Baba would stand outside in the yard by the gate, waiting to catch Eruch. For the first few days, Eruch was caught and had to spend the afternoon and evening playing games with Baba.
On the third day, Eruch was more cautious. Cycling home from school, he saw Baba from a distance and thought: “There he is again; he’ll spoil my evening.” To avoid Baba, Eruch quietly entered the house through the back door. After having a snack and changing clothes, he went out. Eruch did not want to spend his free time being with Baba; he wanted to go outside and play with his friends.
When he returned, Gaimai asked why he had not come home from school that day. Eruch explained that he had been home, but sneaked off to play. Gaimai scolded him, “This is not good. You don’t realize how blessed you are. Baba was waiting a long time for you.” She exclaimed, “He is Zarathustra! He is our Prophet returned! Do you know that?”
Although religious by nature, but rather skeptical in mind, Eruch was not duly impressed by his mother’s words. Even though he was of the Zoroastrian faith, Eruch had more of an interest in Jesus, having attended the Christian school in Nagpur. He did not yet realize that all Avatars are one and the same. Eruch thought to himself: “How much better it would have been if I had been born at the time of Jesus, I would love to have been by his side. Will that day ever come for me?”
Little did he know that the Christ had heard his longing and was waiting for him each day, but to play.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol.4, p. 1334.