" Didn't your mother understand what had happened to Baba?" someone asked.
“Not then," Adi replied. She even went to Babajan and said, 'My boy has gone to Upasni Maharaj and it is all your fault. Make him come back to me.' And Babajan replied, 'But Merwan is with you now! Don't you see him?' And she called to Baba, 'Come Merwan, come!' and turned to Baba's mother, asking, 'Don 't you see him? He is here. He is everywhere!'"
Adi was in a story-telling mood that morning. "Later," he continued, "Upasni Maharaj did send Baba home, instructing him to obey his mother implicitly while he was there, just as he would obey Upasni himself One day, when a neighbor came to call, his mother proceeded to tell her how happy she was to have Baba with her again, and how good he was, and how he obeyed her every request, just as Upasni had instructed him to do.
"The neighbor, intrigued with the news, but a little dubious, persuaded Baba's mother to ask him to do various things as a sort of private demonstration for her, all of which Baba promptly and cheerfully did.
"Then the neighbor had a brilliant idea. 'But these are all simple things,' she asserted. ‘Let's ask him to do something a little more difficult. Ask him to take off his clothes and walk around the block naked.'
" Baba 's mother was horrified. 'I wouldn't think of it; she replied. 'He would do it in an instant, without question!' And so the private demonstration of implicit obedience ended."
Perfect Masters, who are always one in consciousness, rarely meet outwardly. When they do, their meetings are usually significant. Adi's story of the last meeting between Baba and Babajan, which has not, so far as I know, been told elsewhere, is worth repeating:
“Baba and Babajan had not met, outwardly, since April, 1928. In the spring of 1931, Babajan began to send repeated messages to Baba that she wanted very much to see him. For some reason or other, he consistently refused. Finally, in the summer, Babajan had one of her disciples drive her to Arangaon.
" Descending from the car at the foot of the hill leading to Baba's house, she cried out, in a loud voice: 'It is time for me to go, Merwan! Why don't you set me free? '
"Baba, hearing her, came out of the house, and the two stood, for a long time, silently facing each other from beneath two trees. Then Babajan went away.