(April 1962) . . . Pendu had much pain passing urine and was admitted to the Jehangir Nursing Home. He had to have a prostate operation, but when the surgery failed to relieve his condition, he was operated upon a second time. This operation failed as well, but fortunately the third attempt was successful. So during Baba’s stay in Poona, Pendu had to remain in the hospital, with Aloba and Meherdas attending to his needs. Donkin also stayed in Poona to oversee Pendu’s treatment.
One day, Aloba came to Guruprasad from the hospital, and Baba asked him the purpose of his visit. He replied, “To see you!”
Baba corrected him, scolding, “When you don’t obey me? What is the use of seeing me? Only by following my orders will you ever be able to really see me! You will never be able to ‘see’ by seeing me physically!” Aloba immediately returned to care for Pendu. (Eruch and Bhau would visit Pendu occasionally.)
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 17, pp. 5891 – 5892.