Meanwhile, Keki Nalavala's son, Naosherwan, 19, was studying in college in Dehra Dun, but since seeing Baba in Poona in May 1965, Naosherwan had been acting peculiar.
On 19 March 1966, he suddenly announced to his parents his decision to renounce everything and go directly to Meherazad, where he hoped to live with Baba as one of the mandali.
If Baba refused, he said he would go to a cave in some remote place and meditate on Baba. His final exams for his bachelor's degree were approaching, but he decided not to appear for them. When his mother heard this, she secretly sent telegrams to Baba about his decision.
Baba heard her telegrams and commented, "Outward renunciation is unnecessary when the Avatar's daaman is held.
Obedience to the Avatar is essential."
On 22 March, Baba sent this telegram to Naosherwan:
Renunciation not necessary. Appear for your examination. No darshan until 1967 end. Rest assured one day my grace will be on you to know me as I am. My love blessing to you and all at home.
In addition, Baba dictated this letter to the boy:
For spiritual aspirants renunciation is of no help, but those who love the Avatar and are under his direct guidance do not have to renounce anything.
The lovers of the Avatar have simply to obey the Avatar's instructions and to love him wholeheartedly. Pay attention to your studies, sit for the examination, pass it and continue to edit the Glow magazine.
All these are now your responsibility. No less important than the aspirant who has no Avatar to guide him. Love Baba more and more while doing your worldly duties. Take good care of your health, be happy and cheerful, as Baba is with you and you are very dear to him.
Adi was called to Meherazad on 24 March 1966, and another telegram to Naosherwan was given to him to send:
Obey me implicitly if one day you want to know me as I am. Pay all your attention to your studies and my Glow. Do not renounce anything except your present attitude.
Naosherwan cabled back that he would obey Baba, and Baba wrote to him through Eruch:
This has made Baba very happy, and he repeats that to obey the God-Man is the highest form of worship to God in human form.