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Monday, May 5, 2008

Children's Stories (Chapter 30 & 31)

Chapter 30
This is a true experience of a boy named Suhaas who is four and a half-year old, and whom Baba has given His Darshan in person and saved his life. Suhaas's father, Shri Jaywant Pawar, was Vice Chairman in the Thane District Council. On 24th January 1981, it was observed that Suhaas was running high fever and his condition was serious. His father admitted him in Dr. Aggarwal's hospital in Thane, where he stayed till 13th February 1981. He became even more serious during these days. During the daytime he would be alright but at night, when he tried to sleep, he would have great difficulty in breathing and would have to sit up all through the night. He could not sleep properly and as a result he was becoming weak day by day. His father could not see his condition and prayed earnestly to Baba for his life. All types of medicines were given to him and all sorts of tests and x-rays were carried out, but all was futile. His condition didn't improve at all.
After finding out from a lot of people, Suhaas's father got his son's medical checkup done in the hospital of the famous child specialist, Dr. Merchant. The doctor did every test possible but could not determine the factual reason responsible for the child's severe condition. Due to this he did not even admit Suhaas in the hospital. Suhaas's father took him to his relative in Bandra. There they met Dr. Jayant Rao Jadav, who had been Suhaas's father's friend since many years. He went with them and admitted Suhaas to the hospital. This time when Dr. Merchant saw the child breathing loudly, he changed his mind and agreed to do the treatment. He told Dr. Jadav that if all the major tests had already been done, then the last test left to conduct was the bronchoscopy test. It was hoped that this might help Suhaas in receiving proper treatment. It was decided to conduct this test the very next day The next day the operation could not be done as firstly, Suhaas ate breakfast whereas the test was to be done on an empty stomach and secondly, Suhaas's father got stuck with some urgent work and could not be present. But on the night of 14th February 1981, in Wadia Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Baba gave His Darshan to master Suhaas. It so happened that at about 3.00 A.M. Suhaas's condition suddenly deteriorated and he had to be given oxygen. His parents were watching him from outside because he was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). But Dr. Jadav was with Suhaas. Suddenly Suhaas said to the doctor, "Doctor Kaka, get up from your chair and see, Sri Sai Baba has come. Let Him sit here. We must respect Him” Dr. Jadav thought that Suhaas was saying these words in his medicine induced semi-conscious state. He then asked him, "Son, what are you saying? Where is Sri Sai Baba? I cannot see Him anywhere around here?"
Suhaas replied very intelligently, "Doctor Kaka, Sai Baba is here only. He is standing right besides you. I can see him clearly. Why don't you offer your seat to Him." Dr. Jadav thought that since Suhaas was a very small child, it might have been possible that he had heard Baba's name from his elders and it might be in his subconscious mind. But Baba indeed blessed Suhaas and also saved his life as the very next day onwards his condition started improving considerably. Within a short time he was perfectly alright. The day after Suhaas received Baba's blessings, Dr. Karnik and Dr. Jadav did his bronchoscopy test, which was successful. In the test it was found that there was a piece of haldi, which was stuck in his throat, that is why he was having difficulty in breathing. The piece was removed and Suhaas could lead a perfectly normal life playing and running with other children. All this was possible due to Baba's blessings only.
Bow to Sri Sai - Peace be to all

Chapter 31


Respected Sri Shivneshan Swamiji, a resident of Shirdi is both, the writer and the motivator of this book 'Children's Sri Sai Baba'. The arrival of Swamiji in Shirdi has been explained fully in our book titled "Karunamai Sri Sai Baba". He came to Shirdi at the age of 17 years as per the instructions of Lord Nityananda of Ganeshpuri and lived there for about 40 years. Thinking of Sri Swamiji, one is automatically reminded of Baba's miracles, which he used to narrate in Shirdi from time to time. His only aim in life was to make the people aware of Baba's life and miracles. He used to narrate stories for hours together and informed the devotees about Baba's miraculous powers.
Today also his smiling face comes in front of me. He used to guide the new devotees in Shirdi. He used to advise them to carry out Dhwri Pooja, see the Khandoba temple and pray at Nanda Deep and Gurusthan. He himself used to take rounds of Nanda Deep and Gurusthan throughout the day and night. He used to fascinate everyone by singing Kabir's songs in Chavadi at 8.00 PM. Whenever I would talk about the worldly attractions, Swamiji would reply to me, "You devote yourself to the feet of Baba, He will accomplish all your tasks. Trust in Him. Whenever he takes hold of one's hand He never leaves it." Whenever I was in Shirdi, Swamiji would serve us lunch by offering the food which he had got as alms from the Shirdi village. After lunch, he did not even hesitate in picking up our soiled utensils. Children, Shivneshan Swamiji was a pious saint. Infact it is difficult to find a greater devotee of Baba than Swamiji. There is no doubt in the belief that Baba Himself sends such divine persons to guide us from time to time. Those devotees who have been able to meet Swamiji and receive his blessings can consider themselves to be extremely lucky.
Bow to Sri Sai - Peace be to all

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Children's Stories (Chapter 28 & 29)

Chapter 28
Did Sri Sai Baba have only a single human form? He has himself answered this question in various instances. Children! Baba was not only kind and affectionate towards human beings but he also loved animals, birds, flowers and other various creations of this universe. In fact, this universe was a part of Him and will always remain a part of Him.
Usually it used to be crowded in the Masjid. Devotees and their children would encircle Baba and sit around Him. Some devotees stared at His face and would start crying out of devotion. The children would climb Baba's shoulders and would play with His hands and feet.
Sri Sai was omniscient and a perfect God and His divine acts speak of it. He surprised everybody around by telling the people stories of their previous birth. One such story which Baba narrated Himself is given below:
"One day in the morning, after having breakfast I went outside for a walk. While I was wandering I came upon a river. I was really tired so I decided to take rest near the river. The water looked refreshingly tempting so I took a bath in the river and all my tiredness was gone. There were trees on the banks of the river. A slow breeze was blowing and its touch cooled the body. I sat down to prepare the Chillum when suddenly I heard the croaking of a frog. I continued lighting the Chillum using two stones. Suddenly a stranger came to me and invited me to have food in his house. He lit the Chillum and passed it to me. He was talking to me when again the frog croaked bitterly. The man looked at me curiously. I answered his querying glance by telling him that this particular frog was in pain and was suffering the sins of his previous birth. Everyone has to suffer the sins of their previous birth, so there is no vise crying. He enjoyed a puff and offered the Chillum to me while deciding to go ahead to find out why the frog was crying. Upon moving forward he found that a snake had caught the frog in its mouth. He returned immediately and told me that a snake was about to swallow the frog. I at once said that it couldn't happen because I am his protector as well as his Father. I went forward and upon reaching near the snake I said, 'Oh! Veerbhadrappa now give up your enmity and start living peacefully. You haven't changed a bit even after all this suffering.' Hearing my words the snake left the frog and slid into the river. The poor frog also went away and hid in the bushes. The man, who was watching all this quite keenly was amazed at how the snake left the frog after hearing My words and wondered who Veerbhadrappa was? What was the reason of their fight? I returned along with him and sat under the tree and started narrating him the story of Veerbhadrappa.
About 4-5 miles away from my house, there was a holy place where a temple of Lord Shiva was made. The temple was not in a good condition and so the people of that place decided to rebuild it.
They started collecting donations for this noble work and the Seth of that place was appointed as the treasurer. The Seth was a great miser and was also extremely greedy. He cunningly grabbed all the donations without anyone's knowledge. The temple remained in its former condition. Once again the villagers went to the Seth and urged him to expedite the reconstruction of the temple. The Seth convinced the people to give him more money to start the work. But his intentions were still not right and he again acted deceitfully. He took the money and again kept quiet about the whole issue.
After some days, Lord Shiva Himself appeared in the dream of the Seih's wife and said, 'Offer a Kalash in the temple. Whatever expenses you incur for this, I shall give you back a hundred times of that/ The wife informed her husband about the dream. After hearing her story the Seth said, 'Is it actually possible? Well, if God really wants us to donate a Kalash, He can come and tell me to do so in my dream too. This dream is not correct and you just forget about it. God is never interested in the gift, which is offered without the devotee's wish. God is more appreciative of love and devotion. To Him even a very small thing given as a token of love is more precious than any riches. Lord Shiva again appeared in the dream of the Sethani and said, 'Don't listen to your husband. Start collecting the money yourself for making the Kalash. I am fond of your love & devotion. Whatever you want to spend, spend from your own side. After this dream she decided to sell her ornaments in order to obtain money for the Kalash. When the Seth got to know of his wife's plan he purchased all the ornaments from her for a thousand rupees. The Seth then took those thousand rupees in lieu of the land, which he sold to his wife for making temple. However in reality this was not the Seth's own land. The land belonged to Dnbki, a poor lady who had mortgaged it with the Seth. Dubki had not repaid the Seth's loan and taking advantage of that, the Seth disposed of her land. The Seth gave this stony infertile land to the Pujari (caretaker of the temple) to build the temple.
After a few days a strange incident occurred. An extremely powerful storm broke out and it was accompanied by terrifying lightning. Unfortunately a bolt of lightning fell on the Seth's house he and his wife died. As more time passed Dubki, who was quite old, also died. In his next birth, the Seth was born in Mathura in a Brahmin family and his name was Veerbhadrappa. His wife of the previous birth was born in the house of a Pujari and her name was Gouri. Dubki was born as a male in the Sevak community of the temple and his name was Chenbasappa. The Pujari was my friend and he used to come to my house and have Chillim with me. We would smoke and gossip for hours. His daughter Gouri was also my devotee. Gouri was growing older therefore the Pujari was worried about her marriage. He consulted me on this matter and I told him not to worry, as a suitable match would come to his house when the time is right. A few days later a boy of their caste, whose name was Veerbhadrappa, came to their house asking for alms and in the process he also demanded Gouri's hand for marriage. After taking my permission Gouri was married to Veerbhadrappa. Initially Veerbhadrappa was my devotee but later on his intentions were more inclined to the material comforts of life. His greed for money had still not finished and he asked me to suggest him some business. Once again a mysterious incident happened and suddenly prices of everything rose. In this financial upheaval Gouri's luck shone and the price of her land (which was bought by Gouri. in her previous birth as the Seth's wife for a thousand rupees) shot up to one lakh rupees. The land was sold for one lakh rupees and it was decided that Rs. 50,000 would be paid in cash and Rs 2,000 per year as installment. Everyone liked this proposal but as it often happens, money matters give rise to conflicts. They came to me for taking the decision and my reply was that the land belonged to Gouri so the money also belonged to Gouri. It would not be correct to spend even a single against Gouri's wishes. Hearing this Veerbhadrappa became very angry and started abusing me. Gouri didn't like her husband's behaviour so she came to me and apologized on his behalf and requested me to continue to bless her and her family in the future also. I assured her that I would stand by her whenever and wherever required. On that night only, Gouri had a dream. Lord Shiva came Himself and said, 'It is your own property and do not give anything to anybody. Take Chenbasappa's advice and spend a part of it for temple work. If you would like to spend it on anything else, you can take my advice by speaking to Baba as you will find me in Him. The next day Gouri narrated her dream to me and I suggested that she should keep the principal amount herself and pay half of the interest earned to Chenbasappa. Veerbhadrappa had no right on this amount. When I was telling this to her, Veerbhadrappa and Chenbasappa entered and it was obvious that they had been fighting with each other. I pacified both of them and narrated Gouri's dream to them. On hearing about the dream, Veerbhadrappa lost his temper and threatened to kill Chenbasappa. Chenbasappa was a coward and when he thought about being killed he started crying for help by holding My feet. I made sure that he was in my protective shield. After some time passed both of them died. Veerbhadrappa became a snake and Chenbasappa became a frog. Today when I heard Chenbasappa's voice, it reminded Me of my promise and I saved him. All this is God's miracle.

Bow to Sri Sai - Peace be to all
Chapter 29
Children! On the afternoon of the Dussehra day, the 15th of October 1918, at 2:30 PM Baba left His body. This event is explained at length in our book titled "Karunamai Sri Sai Baba".
All living beings, whether man or animal, take birth in one form or another to complete the duties they are destined to perform. This cycle of rebirth continues till the time one is not able to balance his sins with his good deeds. When God takes the form of a living being, He does so to teach us the righteous path. It is for our benefit that God appears in a living form. It is only for this reason that it is said that saintly people should be immortalized so that they can continue to shower this world with their blessings. The various experiences of the devotees indicate that Baba lives amongst us and will continue to bless us and protect us. Baba Himself has said to His great devotee Madhav Rao Deshpande, "Shama, you have been with Me for the past 72 births. You are my own child.”
People of Shirdl said that Baba had given up His life in order to save Tatya Patil. At one time Tatya Patil was seriously ill and it was quite certain that he was going to die. Baba had told Ramchandra Dada Patil that in 1918, on the day of Dussehra, Tatya would die. But on that day of VijayadasJimi (Dussehra) Tatya seemed absolutely hale and hearty but Baba left His body at 2.30 PM by taking Samadhi. It is obvious that Baba took it upon Himself to change the destiny of Tatya. He can sacrifice anything for the well being of His devotees.
Before giving up His body on 28th September 1918, Baba had high fever and He had stopped taking food. He was becoming weaker and weaker day by day. Fifteen days before taking Samadhi, Baba called His devotee Shri Vajhe and asked him to read 'Ram Vijay'. Shri Vajhe continuously read for 6 days and then Baba gave him permission to take rest. 10-12 days before Dussehra, Madhav Fasle accidently broke Baba's 'Sangati' (a brick) while cleaning the Masjid. On returning from Lendi Bagh, Baba saw the broken brick and at once said, "My luck has left me. 'Saubat Tootlee'' This was the same brick which Baba brought with Him when He came to Shirdi and He would always keep it under His head in the Masjid or the Chavadi. Next day Kaka Saheb Dixit asked Baba to give him permission to have the brick fixed by putting silver screws. Baba replied that it would be of no use now. A few days before the brick broke, Baba had called Mhalsapati and said, "Bhakt! I am going to go somewhere within a few days time, but you must keep on coming to Dwarkamai for the next two to four years. Exactly four years after Baba's Samadhi, Shri Mhalsapati also passed away
Seven days before Baba's Samadhi, some hunters brought a lion, tied up in chains, in front of Baba. The lion was quite seriously injured and he looked pleadingly at Sri Sai Baba who looked back at him. Baba said to the hunters, "He has repaid your debts. You should let go of him immediately." As soon as Baba said this, the lion slumped to the ground and died. Baba relieved the poor creature from his pain and suffering and ended his misery.
On 15th October 1918, on the day of Dussehra, Sri Sai Baba gave nine coins as Nav Bhakti to Lakshmi Bai and at 2.30 pm, He gave up His body in Bayaji's lap. Baba's body was kept in a temple made by Shri Booti Saheb and the Samadhi was constructed over it. Today millions of people come to see Baba's Samadhi and Baba continues to help His devotees just as He always used to promise.
Bow to Sri Sai - Peace be to all

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Children's Stories (Chapter 26 & 27)



Chapter 26
Sri Sai Baba loved children very much and was always worried and concerned about them. He helped his devotees all over the world, for example, he helped an Iranian girl who was suffering very badly. The Iranian family's younger daughter used to have convulsions every hour and as a result she would faint very often. When she got the convulsions, she would become unconscious and it was difficult for her to do anything. The girl's father tried every treatment, but it was of no use. Sri Sai Baba's devotees informed the girl's parents about Baba's powers and also about the divine healing effect of the Udi (ashes from Baba's Dhuni). They told him that he could get this Udi from Shri Kaka Saheb Dixit, a resident of Ville Parle. The Iranian man took the Udi from Kaka Saheb and mixed it with water and gave it to his ailing daughter.
After taking the Udi, the Iranian girl who initially got convulsions every hour would now get convulsions in intervals of 7-8 hours. A little while later they stopped altogether. Like this Sri Sai cured the girl by giving her blessings in the form of the Udi (ashes).
Bow to Sri Sai – Peace be to all
Chapter 27
As we have already described, Sri Sai Baba used to have very little food, which he got from the two or three regular houses he used to visit for Bhiksha. The whole food was collected and kept in a Kundi (a vessel of clay) from where anybody including the dogs, cats, crows, etc. could take the food. After some years, Baba started cooking the food in the Masjid. He used to go to the market in Shirdi with Madhav Fasle and buy grains, flour, salt, chilies, cumin seed and coconut. He used to grind the spices Himself. In the courtyard of the Masjid He made a Bliatti (a fireplace made of clay on which the food is cooked). Baba had two Handees, one a big one and the other a smaller one. In one Handee food was prepared for about 100 people and in the other for about 500 people. This Handee is still kept in the Samadhi temple. Baba sometimes prepared sweet rice, pulao and Chhachh (a cooling drink made from milk) and distributed it among the devotees. He always mixed Gur and sugar in food and sometimes put his hand in the boiling food in the Handee and stirred it. When food was ready, He first offered it to Allah, and then distributed it to the devotees who were present there. Those people were very lucky who got to have the food served by Baba Himself. It is believed that this food gave spiritual bliss to the devotees.
Sri Sai Baba always said that donation of food is the best form of donation. Whenever someone comes to you asking for food, give him your food also. By this Sri Hari will be very happy with you. Before you start eating, you should first serve the food to the poor, helpless and disabled people followed by the others around you and finally to your relatives. If you give anything to someone, God will repay you.
Protection of Children
Upon seeing a child one day Baba said, "We should take care of our children” After a few days, the same child was walking on a path filled with water due to the heavy rains. On one side of the path there was a five feet deep pit which was dug for constructing a house. Due to the heavy rain the pit was full of water and hence one could not know whether the pit existed or not. This child, who must have been about 3 to 4 years old, fell into it. He did not know how to swim and unfortunately nobody else was present there to help him. In such a situation it would normally be expected that the child would drown, but it was not to happen like that and he came up. By the time the boy was coming out of the pit, a crowd had gathered. Everybody present was shocked to see how this child could survive and they asked him that how did he manage to come up. He replied that upon falling in the pit he remembered Baba, who told him about the staircase that was made in one corner of the pit. He used that staircase to climb out.
There was a girl of 3 years of age, named Shanti Kirvendkar in Shirdi who used to call Baba her brother. One day her foot slipped and she fell into the well. All the people nearby rushed to the spot. When they reached there they were amazed to see that neither did she get any injury nor did she drown. She was holding a piece of the wall, which was protruding out just above the water. Everyone asked her that how did she come out of this without any injury. She replied that when she fell into the well, she called out to Baba and it was He who held her in His arms and lifted her up. There is absolutely no doubt that it had to be nothing else but Baba's protective shield that saved the girl.
There was a very famous advocate whose name was H.S. Dixit and he was a resident of Mumbai. Having given up the worldly matters, he was in search of spiritual enlightenment under Baba's guidance. To develop his inner consciousness one day Baba said, "Kaka, why do you worry? The whole responsibility is on Me." Shri H.S. Dixit nodded his head, but he could not make out what Baba meant. Why did Baba speak these words, especially, on that day? After some days, when he went to Ville Parle to see his wife and children, he came to know that on the day Baba had spoken these words, his 7 year old daughter met with an accident. The girl was playing near a cupboard filled with toys and it fell on her. Amazingly the girl was not injured except that her bangles broke and because of that her arm got slightly scratched. It seems that all that heavy weight which had fallen on her, was made light by Baba. Then Shri Dixit realized the true meaning of Baba's words spoken on that day.
One lady of Mumbai and her son were staunch devotees of Baba. One morning when the two of them were visiting Baba in the Masjid, He told them to come again at 2 O'clock in the afternoon. When they reached the Masjid, in the afternoon, Baba asked the boy to sit on the mat besides Him and not to move without His permission. At about 3 O'clock, one dangerous and ugly looking lady with flowing, unkempt hair jumped from the wall of the Masjid and came inside. She came near the boy and said, "I want to take him away” Baba said, "No". But she did not listen and ran to snatch the boy. Baba stood in front of the boy and hit her with His leg. She let out a loud cry and disappeared from the Masjid. Later on Baba told them that the lady was the Devi of cholera and had come to infect the boy with the germs. Thus Baba saved the child.
The devotees have had many experiences but it is difficult to narrate each and every incident. As long as it is possible we will try our best to explain them one by one. God makes us experience His divine interventions in our lives to strengthen our faith and make us strong. We should not indulge in trivial matters but should rather describe the mystical incidents among other devotees and those who are not aware of Baba. This is known as Shravan-Manan of God's divine activities. It is bound to be good for you. The function of the brain is to think and that of the body is to run. If the brain always thinks of God's divinity and the body runs to rest at the feet of Baba, it is as good as attaining salvation.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Children's Stories (Chapter 24 & 25)





Chapter 24



One may or may not agree, but time, which is so powerful, affects our lives in a major way. If the time is good, we will be devoted towards God and have firm faith and conviction in Him. We will also meet similar people in life.
Similarly, there was a very poor man who was a temporary employee in the civil courts of Thane. One day he went to Shri Kopineshwar temple to listen to the Bhajans by Shri Dasganu. He was Baba's devotee so he prayed to Baba that, "Oh! Baba. I am a very poor man and am unable to support my family. If, with your blessings, I pass my interview I will touch your feet and distribute sugar candy in your name”
Because of Baba's grace Shri Cholkar not only passed the interview but got a permanent posting as well. Now he had to fulfill his vow and so he began to save money. One of his ways to save money was that he started taking tea without sugar. Whatever he saved in this manner, he collected it and reached Shirdi. He went straight to the Masjid and bowed his head at Baba’s feet and offered Him the sugar candy (a piece of sugar). At that time Baba’s devotee Shri Bapu Saheb Jog was also present there. Baba asked Bapu Saheb Jog to show Shri Cholkar the village of Shirdi and to serve him tea with more than enough sugar.
On hearing this, Cholkar started crying and he fell on Baba’s feet mesmerised by His powers.



Bow to Sri Sai – Peace be to all



Chapter 25



Baba never propagated religious fasting, but if some devotee wished to do so for any other deity, Baba always said that one should have firm faith, more than anything else, in one's God and should never let go of His thoughts. The mother of Shri B.V. Dev, who was Mamlatdar of Dahanu (District Thane), had kept about 25-30 fasts and wanted to do the concluding ceremony. In this ceremony, about 200 people were expected to participate in the Udyapan for dinner. Shri B.V. Dev fixed a date and wrote a letter to Bapu Saheb Jog, a resident of Shirdi that said, "Kindly invite Sri Sai Baba on my behalf and request Him to visit Dahanu and participate in the Udyapan ceremony. Bapu Saheb Jog read the letter aloud to Baba. Baba said, "I am always present for everyone who remembers me and calls me with love and devotion. I do not require any conveyance to go there. Whoever calls me affectionately, I present myself before him in no time. Send him a letter saying that I will reach there along with two other persons." Jog wrote a letter to Shri Dev, as instructed by Baba and posted it. On receiving the letter Shri Dev became very happy. However he was slightly confused as he knew very well that Baba never went anywhere beyond Rahata/ Rui, and Neem Gaon. But nothing is impossible for God. He is omnipresent/ therefore he can appear anywhere anytime and in any form.
A few days before the Udyapan ceremony one saintly person arrived at the station and was dressed in Bengali attire. Fie went straight away to the station master and started asking for donation. The station master suggested him to go to the Mamlatdar. Suddenly the Mamlatdar also reached there. He told the saintly person that a senior citizen named Sri Rao Saheb Narottam Sethi of this village had already prepared a list of names based on which donations were made for religious purposes and it won't be fair to prepare another name list. He told the saint to come after two or four months. Hearing this the recluse went away from there and he returned to the Mamlatdar after a month. Seeing him the Mamlatdar thought that the saint had come to collect donation. But the recluse said to the Mamlatdar "I have not come here for any sort of contribution but have come to have food” Dev said "You're welcome” The recluse said "I have two children with me” Shri Dev said "It will take some time to prepare the meals. So if you say then I will send someone to call the children?” The recluse told Dev "You don't worry. We will reach here in time." At sharp 12 noon all the three came there and returned after taking their meals.
After the completion of the Udyapan ceremony, Shri Dev wrote a letter to Bapu Saheb Jog saying, “Baba has not kept his promise. He did not attend our ceremony." Jog went to the Masjid and began to read the letter in front of Baba. Even before he could start reading out the letter, Baba said to Jog, "I have kept my promise. As per my statement, I went there to take meals along with two persons. Ask him if he met a saint with two boys there? Tell him it is of no use if he does not recognize me after giving me the invitation? Always remember that I shall sacrifice anything to fulfill my promise and my words will never be untrue”
Hearing these words Jog was pleased and he immediately wrote back a reply to Shri Dev. After reading the letter, tears welled up in Dev's eyes and he became angry with himself. He thought that how could he have been so foolish and not be able to understand that the saint was none other than Baba Himself. He felt worse as Baba had mentioned in His earlier letter that He would come with two more people and that is how it happened.
Children! It is evident from the above story that we should have full faith in Sai Baba's words. Baba's appearing in your dream can change your life and rid you of your sins. It is even a greater blessing to be able to offer meals to Baba. In reality, Shri Dev was lucky as he had these special blessings of Baba.
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