In 1931 Ba once went to Vedchhi Ashram. The gentleman in-charge arranged for a cot for her to sit on, as she arrived, and later, when she would attend the meeting to be convened for her. But Ba refused to sit on the cot and, instead, went straight into the kitchen to help in the cooking. Seeing her doing this, the gentleman's wife said to Ba, "Please do not trouble yourself. We shall soon be finishing the cooking."
To this, Ba simply gave the answer, "The more the merrier and quicker the work. When we
have done with the cooking, we shall all go together to the meeting."