Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How Baba Made Das Ganu Eat Onion



The orthodox Das Ganu Maharaj dislikes onions.


Baba (to Das Ganu): Prepare Pitla, sauce of onions. Give me a part and eat the rest of it.


Das Ganu: Yes.


Next day prepared the onion dish and touched the onion with the tip of a finger and drew the finger near the nether lip as a token of tasting and then washed his fingers and face. Then he went to Baba.


Baba: Have you eaten onions?


Das Ganu: Yes.


Baba: He pretends he eats, but only touches it with his finger and brings the finger near lip.


Baba actually showed what Das Ganu did.


Baba: Ganu, you must really eat onion and not pretend.


Das Ganu: Yes.


Das Ganu was eating onion at Shirdi (as long as Baba was alive) on ordinary days, i.e., except on Ekadasi Day.


(- from Baba's Charters and Sayings, No. 282)