Baba still had not given up looking for a suitable boy to accompany him to the West. While in Bombay, Baba placed this classified ad in The Times of India, which appeared on January 27th (1932): “Boy, not above sixteen years of age, wanted to serve as a personal attendant to a Spiritual Master touring the world.” Many applicants were interviewed, but none was found satisfactory.
You will never be able to understand my Universal work. During this period of my Avatarhood, I have to cleanse the world completely. This overhauling will last a thousand years. During this Avatarhood of mine, the greatest work will be achieved – the union of the East and West. I am the Universal Avatar, and not an Avatar for the East or West individually as in previous advents. I belong to the whole universe. This is why the Westerners were so easily caught in my net and could begin loving me. I threw out the net and the fishes were caught. And now these fish do not want to free themselves from the net.
All this activity of mine you observe outwardly; but what I do inwardly, you can never know. For this reason I say, bear with me, bear all trouble and harassment, and continue doing as I say. I work through some medium, and the medium is necessary for my work. You will never be able to grasp it.
A girl may be most suitable from your point of view, but to me, she is not fit for my work. I want a proper medium for certain work, and so I have sent back those you brought before me. Bring me a chaste girl who has love and devotion, who has a pure heart.
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publication, Vol. 5, pp. 1534 – 1535.