This is another experience of Sai Devotee Bhushanji. From time to time he has bene forwarding his experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba. In this case he has also requested devotees to give their views and suggestions. Views can be posted as comments to this post or either mail him on his personal mail id given below this post. Jai Sai Ram... Sai Ki Deewani -- Hetal Patil
Jay Sai Ram to All Dear Sai Devotees
After long time, I am coming to all Sai devotees with my recent experience. I’m getting so many experiences in my life only by grace of Baba. Some of them are quite unforgettable, remarkable and heartfelt. One of the same experiences was happened just few days back.
Of course it was not a big incident but though it is related with Shraddha, it is important. It was 3rd April, Friday (both Thursday & Friday are Baba’s day… devotees are offering their humble prayers on both these days in whole world. Baba himself used to say, "Jo bhi mere Gurusthan par aake Guruvar ko Dhup aur Shukravaar ko loban karega unka sada bhala hoga”) morning around 10:45am. I was at my office only. So, first of all, I’m telling you the real (but very hard for me) truth that I was not as lucky as my family members…. Jaisi Mere Maalik ki marjee!! I could not see HIM.
It was routine day, so my wife was doing her work in compound area. She is house wife. And she is also a strong believer of Babaji.
One fakir Baba (age was around 58-60) came to our house and stood silently. So, first of all my wife saw Him near the house, but outside the gate. We are still trying to learn & obey so many things from Babaji’s Updesh and Sandesh. So, as per HIS pious wordings ~
“Don’t avoid/neglect anybody with empty hand from your house. Do something whatever best possible you can do… Please give food, water or whatever is needed. One should ask for any help or support. If you are not in a position to give anything then in that case, politely say sorry and apologize for your inabilities….. But don’t ignore or insult anybody!!”
So, by obeying such ideology, she just asks HIM “Babaji, may I help you? What do you want?” He quietly replied: “Beta (daughter), thoda chay(tea) milega?” she told “Haa jaroor, babaji aap aaeye beithiye me abhi bana kar laati hun!! (Yes, of course, please come inside and have a seat. I’m just coming with a tea!!) He politely refused to come inside the house and tried to sit in compound. She provided him chair after long request to come inside the house by my father & wife. He only accepted chair lastly, by honoring their request of not sitting on the floor. But He didn’t come in side and sat in compound only.
When He received a full cup tea, He said: “I don’t want this much tea, please make it quarter of it…. ” He drank just small quantity of tea and asked for some water. After all these, He blessed in His own style “Tum Sai ko manti ho na?? to Unpe shraddha rakhna, jeevan mein kabhi na gabhrana… Woh sabka bhala hi karta hai… Guruvaar ka vrat karte rahena… Mata_Pita ki seva karna… Bachhe ko achhi siksha dena… aur aise hi Sainaam lete rahena…”
She was shocked by hearing these wordings.
My wife again asked him for His further wishes. She also requested Him for lunch, if He was ready to wait for some more time. He told “Nothing… thanks for cup of tea.” My wife asked him “Babaji, we would like to serve You something more, please tell us some of Your requirement or need…” Then He said “ok, if you willingly want to do something for Me then “PLEASE, GIVE ME ONE MATKA - a plain water pot….!!!! My pot is broken!!”
What a simple demand!!!!!
At that time, plain & new water pot was naturally, not available with them. So, my father asked him some option or some time to arrange for it.
After lot of requests of not going empty hand he said, “Ok if you are insisting so much, give me Rs. 35 for water pot!!” He took exact 35 rupees not even round of amount. He asked “Aap dil se de rahe ho na? dil ko dukhi karke mat dena… aur yakin rakho ye paise ka matke ke siva koe galat upyog nahi hoga… Lastly he said “Beti, SAI ko jeevan me kabhi mat bhulna aur dahi (curd) aur sakkar (sugar) mila ke apne ghar me, dwarkamai mei baithe Sai ko chadha ke sabko Sainaam lete hua baant dena… sab mangal hi hoga!!”
Then he left our house after short visit of just 15-20 minutes. We had a sorrow that He did not come into our house to make our house more pious and divine…!!
When I came from office at around 6:15 pm, I just came to know everything from my parent & wife. Naturally, they were very much impressed by His personality & style of speech. His face was very bright, gracious & shiny. His speech was very clear & loud. He was speaking only ideologies of life. We strongly believe that Baba was come to our house to take care of us, to teach us, to bless us and many more…..
That can be understand only by seeing some of following questionnaires~
1.) How he came to know, without seeing/coming inside the house that we are having mighty photograph of “Baba in Dwarkmai”?? (We had brought our beloved SaiBaba from shirdi in the form of huge & beautiful original photo of SaiNath Maharaj sitting in Dwarkamai with his own typical style. We always feel that Baba is with us / looking us by seeing this photo in our drawing room. He is always a part of our home / life as He is constantly seeing us.) So, this statement was quite surprising!!!
2.) That Gentleman was having lots of patience and satisfaction as He had demanded only some quantity of tea (just quarter cup) and accepted only 35 rupees (not accepted even 40 even though it was given). There was no more desire, any bait, avarice or greed….!! Who can stand up to this level?
3.) Why He had blessed us so much?? Without any interaction and intention!!!
4.) Why He had come to our house only? While there are other 26 bungalows in our locality…!! What will be the reason behind the selection of our house only?? ONLY GOD KNOWS….
5.) His wordings were quite impressive and commanding. He spoke total ideologies of our beloved Sainath Deva…!!
6.) I had lot of work, I have no time. What is meant by that?? What type of “lots of work” He has to do? As if he is really a fakir Baba!!! Bhala Ek fakir ko kya kaam ho sakta hai???
7.) He demanded for water pot in this summer season. For what?? Baba was used to fetch water himself from well / lake for His use. Moreover, Baba very often gave silent hint to His devotees by showing/giving an example of matka. Very often Baba was said that “Everything in this world is perishable except one that is Almighty GOD – Allah Maalik” Wo aksar kahete bhi the “Insaan bilkul matke ki tarha hota hai…!!”
8.) How He came to know that my wife is strong believer of SaiBaba? (as she was silent at that time when He had come to our gate) And how he came to know that she is doing vrat (fasting) of Guruvaar?
These questions are really answerless!!! I’m requesting all Sai devotees that “You please send your opinion and views regarding this incident on firstname.lastname@example.org”
Maalik ki leela wohi jante hai… hame to bas unke gun-gaan gane hai…
May Sai Nath Bless us All.
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