NUSSERWAN BHARUCHA

 NUSSERWAN BHARUCHA

Nusserwan Bharucha of Sakori was sitting with his feet drawn up, and Baba looked at him and said, "Don't feel reserved. Stretch out your legs if you aren't comfortable. You should be at ease and sit comfortably. I am everywhere, and you should not feel shy!" While speaking this, Eruch inadvertently) used the word old in reference to Bharucha (saying, "Old people should be at ease ...") and thereupon, Baba remarked, "He is not old; he is young!" He asked Bharucha, "Are you old?" and Bharucha replied, "No, Baba!" The gathering burst out laughing, as Bharucha was quite advanced in age. Baba twisted Eruch's ear for the mistake amidst further laughter.

Nusserwanji Bharucha was again brought before Baba on the 12th and 13th of June, as his peculiar behavior had continued. Baba told him, "Although your outbursts have nothing to do with spirituality, since you are sincere, have suffered, and long for the Truth, I will see to your spiritual advancement. Meanwhile, contain yourself. Otherwise, you make others unhappy, while to 'make others happy' is the chief point of the teachings of all great Masters, including Zoroaster himself."

Nusserwan Bharucha of Sakori was sitting with his feet drawn up, and Baba looked at him and said, "Don't feel reserved. Stretch out your legs if you aren't comfortable. You should be at ease and sit comfortably. I am everywhere, and you should not feel shy!" While speaking this, Eruch inadvertently used the word old in reference to Bharucha (saying, "Old people should be at ease ...") and thereupon, Baba remarked, "He is not old; he is young!" He asked Bharucha, "Are you old?" and Bharucha replied, "No, Baba!" The gathering burst out laughing, as Bharucha was quite advanced in age. Baba twisted Eruch's ear for the mistake amidst further laughter.

From there Baba proceeded to Nusserwan Bharucha's quarters. Bharucha was suffering from rheumatism and had been eagerly awaiting Baba's arrival. As soon as Baba entered his room, Bharucha embraced him and burst into tears. He took Baba to his prayer room, where he showed Baba a copy of God Speaks. He told Baba, "Although I read the book, I forget what I have read." Touching the book, Baba advised, "Read it again and again. You will be able to read it through now that I have touched it."

Sitting on his bed, Baba remarked to him, "It is rare that I sit on anyone's bed. How lucky you are that I have sat on yours. You should not worry about anything."

Bharucha replied, "Baba, I have surrendered my body to Upasni Maharaj, and so for me there is nothing to worry about."