Dr. Ghani was staying with Baba in Mahabaleshwar. He was joking with Baba on May 22nd, (1947) and when he said something in a lighter vein about Baba, Baba at once composed this rhyme about himself asĀ Fire:

“Baba is Fire!

When you feel cold

And sit near the fire,

It drives out your cold

And makes you perspire.


When you feel hungry

And cook on the fire,

It gives you your food

For which you aspire.


But if you, like a fool,

Try to play with the fire,

It may burn you so badly

That would make hell admire.”

Lord Meher, Original Publication, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 9, p. 3173.