An Avatar adorns the human form to help humanity to evolve towards Divinity. His humanity is revealed in His ability to see the funny side of human beings. Not only that, He takes out unnecessary seriousness away from life, meant to be light and joyous. Swami is quick at His verbal repartee. A devotee suggested to Baba that He had the power to solve all India’s financial problems by transforming the Indian ocean into oil. Baba replied, ‘If I did, someone like you would probably toss a lighted match into it.’ This and more humour used to instruct the eternal truths, and to show that the path of Truth, albeit narrow, is full of fun.