23-DO NOT WASTE FOOD

23-DO NOT WASTE FOOD

It was clear order from Baba not to waste food which is in line with following episode.

Even through fasting, Baba would often serve meals to the mandali and boys, and was careful to see that no food was wasted. In year 1928, some of the mandali discarded a portion of their lunch. When Baba found out, He asked with obvious displeasure, “Why did you throw away some food?” They replied that he had served them more than they could eat. “I will serve as much as I like,” scolded Baba, “But you should never waste food. You should have eaten it even if your stomachs had burst. You know it is My standing order not to waste food. Why did you break that order? Am I so mad as to give you more than you could eat? Haven’t you at least that much understanding after so many years? This path is not as easy as swallowing sweet laddoos all day long. You have no idea what I am giving you through this food.”

 

Another relevant episode

Katie would cook in the other bungalow and send the food to Baba's bungalow. One day, with Baba's permission, bhajiyas were ordered from outside. After eating them, no one had any appetite left. The food as usual came from the other bungalow, but none touched it. Kitty was managing the kitchen and, according to Baba's order, would not waste anything. So she sat down in the kitchen, and once again started consuming the food all by herself.

Mehera observed her and asked, "For heaven's sake Kitty, what are you doing? You will die."

Kitty replied, "I will die, but die obeying!" When Mehera told Baba about it, he had a good laugh. Baba then forbade Kitty from eating any more. Otherwise, given her nature, she would have kept on eating the whole night.

In second episode

Kitty Davy was supervising the kitchen and had Baba’s order not to let any food go to waste. She was daily ordering fresh bread from the market, but each day some would be left over. One day, Kitty collected the stale bread and made bread pudding. No one liked the dish, so there was a lot left over. Now what should she do with it she wondered. Baba’s order was not to waste anything, so she could not throw it away. Failing to find a solution, Kitty sat down and consumed the dish herself in four hours, thus carrying out Baba’s wish.

In third episode

Since Naja was not well in Panchgani, Kitty was doing the cooking. She had Baba's strict instructions to see that no food was left over or wasted. But at times, something did remain, as she was not used to cooking for so many. When there was leftover dal, Kitty would drink it down, and if there happened to be too much vegetable that day, this too she would consume. Age was amazed that a well-off British woman was disposing of food in this manner. It was a testament to her intense desire to fulfill her Master's order.