Once, when I went to Bhumiadhar to see Baba, he said, "My B.D.O. daughter has come."
I wasn't B.D.O.(block development officer) then, so I did not understand.
Baba then said, "Don't go to America. Stay in this country and serve it. If you go there, you will become a westerner."
This also seemed completely irrelevant.
About a year after Baba said this, I was posted to the Garampani block of Nainital as B.D.O.
I also got the opportunity to go to America, but remembering Baba's advice, I did not accept the offer.
- Godawari Tewari