Mangoes were a favorite delicacy of most of the people in Kainchi, but the poorer people could not afford to buy them. Inder and jiban would send mangoes and we would distribute them. Later there was a serious failure of the mango crop and they became hard to get. In 1972 and 1973, Babaji was giving up so many things: "This I do not eat, that I do not eat. . " He not only stopped eating sweets, but also many fruits and other delicacies.
In 1973, Inder and his wife came and they had managed to get twenty or thirty choice mangoes. They said, "Dada, take them to Baba."
I said, "Baba will not eat them" But they insisted that I take the mangoes to him. Baba was in his room at nine at night taking a little porridge when I brought the mangoes.
"What do you have, Dada?"
"Dada, I do not eat mangoes anymore"
"Then don't eat them. "
"Dada, formerly I used to eat two hundred mangoes! I would go to the garden and the gardeners would feed me. I would eat two hundred
"What are you saying? You cannot eat two mangoes and you say you used to eat two hundred?"