At times, after the evening meal, the mandali would engage in writing poetry – but their poems usually had no meter or rhyme. On March 6th, (1923) while Baba was in the middle of composing a humorous poem he suddenly said, “I feel like using the toilet, but I don’t wish to leave the subject incomplete.” He then asked if anyone would stay by his side in the bathroom in order to write down his composition. Ghani and Adi agreed. Baba sat in the middle stall, Adi took the one to his right, and Ghani the one to his left. Ramjoo, Faredoon and Asthma stood outside. For half an hour, the muse of poetic inspiration was wooed in this seemingly unpoetic atmosphere!
A God-Conscious Master never does anything without some purpose, and all enjoyed the humor of this peculiar situation. The greatest penance one can do is to dance to every whim of the Master. Accepting his whims is the highest type of devotion.
That which is given and received
in a moment’s company of the Master
cannot be gained even by thousands of years
of austerities and self-mortification!
Sai Baba of Shirdi once explained that he contacted his spiritual agents on the inner planes during his lendi ceremony. It is said that a Perfect Master or the Avatar is doing work specifically on the gross level during the relieving of his bowels.
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publiation, Vol. 2, pp. 490 – 491.