DUE TO the violent knocking of his forehead against stone during the years when he was coming down, Baba’s teeth would occasionally bother him. On October 1st (1933), he complained that he had a terrible toothache. Adi Jr. approached the ship’s doctor, who refused to dispense any medicine without first seeing the patient. Chanji tried to circumvent this by going to him with a request that he be given some medicine for gargling. The doctor, however, thought that he was the patient Adi had spoken to him about and promptly examined Chanji’s teeth. Chanji protested that his teeth were fine and that he did not need any medicine. Even though Chanji tried to explain that he was not the patient, the doctor ignored his pleas and applied the medicine to Chanji’s teeth. He told him to sit still for half an hour. After fifteen minutes, the doctor poured a very bitter preparation into Chanji’s mouth. Chanji had gone to fetch medicine for Baba only to return with a bitter taste in his mouth. Meanwhile, Baba found the incident humorous and tolerated his toothache until it subsided.
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publication, Vol. 5, p. 1815.