(June 1928) Whenever Baba visited the women mandali, the Prem Ashram boys would follow him and try to bring him back to their side. The boys would not leave him alone, even though the women mandali were given very few occasions to be with Baba privately. One day, when Baba was sitting with the women, the boys appeared on the scene. When the women complained that he was not giving them enough of his company, Baba replied, “What am I to do? Where am I to be – here or there? If I remain here, the boys are disappointed, and when I am with them, you become displeased. So now decide the issue by a tug of war. I will go wherever I am pulled!” Baba stood in the middle and the women held one arm and the boys his other. Baba indicated, “Pull with all your might. Let’s see who is stronger – and who loves me more.” The contest began and Baba was tugged back and forth. It lasted for several minutes and the women won. As a reward, from that day on Baba spent additional time with the women mandali.

Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publication, Vol. 3, p. 1060.