(Jan. 1959) Baba was driven to the reform school. In a lighthearted mood, he remarked: “When I was a boy, I used to steal things and eatables from the pantry at home, and was full of boyish mischief. But when I grew up, I robbed God outright! I became One with Him. You boys can now rob me of my love through your love, and I bless you all for it.”

Baba’s words were translated into Marathi by Khare for the boys, and all four hundred students came in turn for darshan. Baba patted some, placed his hand on the heads of others and kissed a few. Thus each of the boys had the advantage of receiving the God-Man’s love and caress.

Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publication, Vol.16, p. 5525 – 5526.