Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
When Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction (September 1986) Behold, it came to pass that the dumb spoke and the dead came back to life. - The Bible Yes, there He stood at the gate, with His serene indulgent face and benevolent eyes, clothed in 'Kupni' with the cloth over the head falling loosely over the shoulders, the 'Biksha-paatra' held in the right hand with the left folded and resting over the right shoulder, exactly as in the portrait facing P. 112 of the Satcharitra (Eng. edn.). I was stunned with amazement. It was Incredible! Only a moment before, in my frenzied despair at the passing away of my first-born son aged 10 years, I had denied Him, His Divinity and His Omnipresence testified again and again by His devotees experiences both before and after His 'Mahasamadhi'. I had declared Him to be a false deity and beseeched my wife to throw His portrait on the dung-hill. But, here He stood to prove the Truth Of His Eternal Existence. You see, the medicine I poured into the mouth of my semiconscious son remained there. I shouted to him to swallow it but the mouth remained open. I became frantic and tried to close it. No, the jaws had become rigid, I checked the pulse. It too had stopped. It was then that I called out my wife from the kitchen and spoke those blasphemous words. She just sat by the bed, head bent and tears trickling down, as much hurt by my profanity no doubt as by the bereavement. I had come to the end of my tether spiritually. I was not myself for the nonce. Thus I had the brutal impudence to ask my grieving wife whether she had cooked adding, "He has anyway gone. I don't want to die, too- I shall go and eat." Imagine the father, however forlorn, to be so devoid of all feeling as to put such an inhuman question to the mother just bereaved. There is no limit to which human nature can sink though thank God it can also soar to Elysian heights.
Here I must say that my wife's faith unlike mine has throughout been unflickering, standing 'foursquare to all the winds that blow'. Whenever my mind harks back to that scene, I cannot help wondering how I escaped her righteous indignation for my frenzied out-burst. Where else except in this land hallowed by Sita and Savitri, Damayanti and Mandodhari, Nalaayini and Renuka Devi can one meet with such phenomenal forbearance? It is not far fetched to say that it is for such paragons of virtue that the Sun shines, it rains and Mother Earth continues to yield her bounty. It has been said that the greatness of a man does not consist in never falling but rising every time he falls. Indeed, it is by the magnetic charm of their devotion the 'homo sapiens' are not completely debased. In her own gentle manner she said, "I just finished cooking rice for the children. Pray, serve yourself for this once", and lapsed into what I know now in retrospect to have been prayer to Baba. You see, there were four younger children, two of them twins hardly six months old. But my mind and heart had become dry, no thought or feeling for any one, not even Baba! So I betook myself to the kitchen to eat! I sat with a Thali' before me and mechanically served myself some rice. Before I could bring myself to eat, while sitting and staring at the rice vacantly, I became schizophrenic, as it were, one part of me questioning the other, "Look, what are you trying to do? There lies your first born son dead and you are going to gorge your self." This shocked me into realising how perfectly horrid of me it was. I turned to look in the direction of the bed in the front-room which was in line with the kitchen. It was then that my eyes behold the wonderful, form of Baba. Was it a mere vision, a figment of my imagination?
I shouted to my wife with head still bent, "Kamu, look out and see who has come". Reacting to the frantic urgency in my voice, she looked up and glanced at the gate. At once, as if touched by a live wire, she sprang up; and as if that was the consummation she was devoutly praying for she exclaimed, "Amma Naayana! Baba Vachcheru!" (Oh! at long last Baba has come!) Actually, neither of us had seen the Satcharitra portrait of Baba by then. Our Pooja portrait showed Him sitting cross-legged. However, in His Inscrutable Wisdom, He had led us into buying at a 'mela' a few months earlier a wood-cut portraying Him in five different poses including this one. Thus we were able to recognise Him at once. Now I felt sure it was indeed He. I was back in my senses. My heart was full of gratitude to Him for coming in the nick of time, and saving the situation. Else, in my forsaken condition, with no thought of Him or for Him I might have polluted the food before me. In this new found happiness, I reverentially took the thali up to Him and put the rice in the lifted "Biksha-paatra", He received it with His beautific face and went away. No word was spoken. Indeed there was no need for any. My heart was too full for it, too. There was 'peace that passé the understanding'. As I stepped into the house, my son opened his eyes and said, "Father, I am thirsty. Give me some water."! This occurred in March 1944, twenty six years after Baba's Mahasamadhi. The humanly impossible had come to pass! Dr. P.S.R. Swami Hyderabad-500 457.
Being the in-charge of the concerned section, with lot of disturbances in mind, i did a mistake that approx. Rs.10 Crores amount was in risk. Even though mistake was realized in fraction of seconds, don’t know how to handle the issue. Then i started making calls to related sections but none of them gave me a hope to put Rs.10 Crores out of risk, i was almost collapsed by this. I was continuously chanting "Om Sai Ram". Suddenly, i remembered that i have some contacts in my phone who are working in head office. Making a call itself i was even more tensed whether i am going to hear a positive hope or not. Chanting Baba's Name, praying Him, to my surprise they told we can make a remedy for that. Unbelievable miracle it is because until now no one told we can make a remedy and save the 10 Crores and i think one can imagine how my situation would be if there was no remedy, it’s a matter of 10 Crore. Even we are angry on God, He will never be angry with us, only because of Baba, i was able to handle the situation. Thank You Baba for saving me from every complex situation. Baba, i want my parents to accept my loved one and let our marriage happen soon with all Your blessings and one more wish is i want me and my loved one to achieve group 1 officers in our first attempt itself. I wanted You to show the roadmap to achieve the goal and i know You will always be with us. Chant His Name, miracles happen. Om Sai Ram.
I got really panic to see the efforts of the doctor going in vain. I was continuously chanting Om Sai Raksha Sharanam and praying Baba closing my eyes. I prayed Baba to take care of me, my eyes were still closed since I didn't want to see the instruments used by the doctor who was struggling hard to take out the root. Then I could feel that the root came out and the doctor making the stitch since he had to cut the gum a bit to take the root out. I felt relaxed then. This kind of tooth extraction is really very painful where the tooth is decayed and broken, but by Baba's grace everything happened smoothly. Dear readers always chant His Sweet Name and He is sure to come for your rescue when you are in difficulty. Om Sai Sri Sai Jay Jay Sai.
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