STUPENDOUS WORK AHEAD
During the last three months, I have given my most to make you feel happy and cheerful. Now I want you to give me your cooperation by obeying me fully during the coming forty days. There is stupendous work before me to be done and my physical body is very much strained and can no longer bear any more. I need complete relaxation for forty days.
At the end of the meeting, prayers were offered to God by those present to enable them to hold fast to Baba’s daaman and to obey him one hundred percent.
ON JULY 6th, Dr. Dikshitt performed a barium meal examination of Baba’s gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, but no evidence of any obstruction or lesion in his urinary tract was found.
Wednesday, July 8th, marked the end of Baba’s fifty-six days of work, but Baba made no reference to it. He also did not issue any instructions for the observance of Silence Day that year, and left it entirely to the inclination of each person concerned to observe or not to observe silence as they wished. But on that day, July 10th, 1959, Baba decided to go to the old Poona Center, where one hundred poor children were gathered, and Baba washed their feet and gave them each ten rupees as a love-gift.
Meanwhile, Kumar’s eldest son, Prashant, age nineteen, who worked as an electrician in a mine near Belgaum, was called to Guruprasad in early July. After Baba embraced Prashant, he remarked, “You have fever.” Calling Gunatai and Nalini Gadekar, Baba asked them to keep him in their house, and asked Nalini (who was in medical school) to treat him. They did accordingly, but his illness worsened and he was removed to Ruby Hall Nursing Home. After a medical examination, he was found to be suffering from leukemia.
Ruby Hall Nursing Home was situated near Guruprasad, and it belonged to a doctor named Keki Byram Grant, age thirty-nine, who had met Baba through Dr. Goher. On the evening of Friday, July 10th, Baba sent word to Dr. Grant that if he saved Prashant that night, Baba would restore Prashant’s health. But the doctor failed to do so, and Prashant died at 10:00 P.M. When the news was received, Baba kissed Eruch on the forehead and sent him to the hospital, telling him to do likewise to Prashant’s corpse. As instructed by Baba, Meherdas had nursed Prashant in the hospital and served him well in his dying moments.
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