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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

His Divine Will.

Share Author: Manisha.Rautela.Bisht on 2:10 PM
Dear readers
I wrote yesterday about how Baba comes by his own and wanted to write more but thought to continue in next post.

It is known fact what man proposes and God disposes. In the last post it was how Baba reached on HIS own to HIS one more devotee who was longing to have HIM who did not know how to have Baba’s photo or locket and after Baba reached ,his life was changed for good.

We did not know how we became instrumental? Only when the plan got executed than we could realize the whole plan of the master.

Another incident that took place this year in summer , though a small one, but it left strong impression in my mind that happens Sai way happens for the best .

Me and my family was blessed by Baba to be there in Holy land of Shirdi this summer .The whole stay in Shirdi and all the leela that we experienced were for life time which I have already mentioned in my 2-3 post long back, like dream within a dream, dream that came true,acceptance of poshak ,shirdi visit and prayer reaching Shirdi .(readers who have not read can read all of them by clicking on the topic written here.)

While wondering in the street of Shirdi ,losing no time and opportunity to buy things of importance, which I would not get here in Tanzania I was searching each and every shop, for a particular kind of poster .

I have Baba’s 2-3 photo and silver statue here with me at home, but I wanted to take a big life size poster. The one’s I had in India were packed and kept safe there ,which I could not carry as they were framed and were very big in size.So this time I had heartfelt desire to carry a big size poster of Baba with me here in Tanzania.

I was searching many shops and was not satisfied with whatever I was seeing; I was looking at each poster ,in each shop? But somehow they would not click my heart to buy .

Finally I thought to try the last shop and thought that I shall finally make a decision in this shop. I asked the shopkeeper to show me Baba’s poster without any crown and with simple dressing like they do at Shej aarti.

He showed me 5-6 posters but I did not like .Than his assistant went inside the store and got me a very big, bigger than my size poster and it had Baba in same form the way I was asking him. I was very happy and checked the poster for any crease or unwanted tear wear on the sides.

It was a perfect piece .And I was spell bound by the feature it had in it .I thought Baba has blessed me Himself to come in this form to our home.(The picture of that poster I have put 2nd in number of this post, Baba in white shawl without any crown and shringar) Carefully we packed it in a big cylindrical box so that I can carry it safely without any damage to this place.

I carried it to my hotel room and kept it safely on the table so that I do not loose sight of it. In the night we had our train from Manmand to Delhi.

It was time for departure and I was very happy with our Shirdi visit ,with all the experiences we had and blessing of Baba in the form of life size poster .We boarded our taxi for Manmad ,keeping all the luggage safe I was holding the poster close to my heart and did not let it touch ground or keep it in any place assuming I am taking Baba along with me. All the way even though I was feeling sleepy I did not keep it away from my lap.

We reached Manmad and boarded train .We were in A.C –I cabin .The birth size was big enough for keeping small -small things besides sitting and sleeping .I did not wish to keep the poster any where but next to me on my berth .My husband insisted to keep it on the top shelf of the cabin, but I refused .After a while again he insisted but I was adamant not to keep any where. Little later again he argued that the children may mess up with the poster and took it from my hand and kept it on the top shelf .

I skipped a beat of my heart and I felt that it was not right decision ,I was not happy from within and I felt a voice telling me that I am going to loose it . My mind was bit disturbed, it was midnight and everyone wanted to sleep so I did not feel like arguing but with reluctance I made myself ready to sleep.

Next day we were about to reach Delhi. We were suppose to get down at New Delhi railway station ,the train was running right time .My children were playing in corridor and we were getting ready to get down a little. My children saw us getting ready and went to the coach attendant and inquired whether we were reaching Delhi? He casually told children, “Delhi is the next stop and within 5 minute we shall be there”.

Children got panicked that we might miss the station and screaming and shouting asked us to hurry .We said we have time but they kept saying “No no mamma attendant is saying next stop in 5 minutes …hurry hurry hurry...” We don’t know what happened and we just rushed our self with luggage to the gate .We asked attendant "New Delhi is coming ?"he said “yes we have reached". We were all ready to get down. As soon the train halted we got down and waited for our driver to come.

In this short time of 10 -15 minute so much of utter confusion had taken place, that we took a respite and thought to have coffee from the café near by .It was than that my husband realized that we have got down in Hazarat Nizzamudin and not in New Delhi. We felt like dumb and regretted what have we done. But how all this happened ?we tried to think and question among us and was trying to know who the main culprit is ? but it seemed like utter confusion everywhere and just blaming each other .Anyhow we called the driver to this station and waited .

After 20-25 minutes when he came we started keeping our luggage ,I was about to sit then that I said to myself there was something in my hand? Why am I feeling empty handed?

My god! I was numb and felt like crying .I was shaking and felt very bad. I immediately looked at my husband with anger. With lot of pain I said "its because of you I left Baba’s poster in the train ,had you not taken it and kept up I would have not missed it!! .I even shouted at my children that it was because of your so much shouting and screaming in the last minute that all this utter confusion happened ,that I could not look up on the dashboard and take the poster .

So many things were going on in my mind and I lost my peace of mind. I knew nothing can be done .It was already midnight and we had to go to Gurgaon from there and leave the driver also .So all the way to Gurgaon I was cursing and crying within myself, I did not feel like talking and I felt I have lost everything .I kept looking at my empty hands and kept Saying Baba you came with me but I left you “and it kept paining me.


It was than that my mother called me on my mobile asking me about our reaching safely and with my tone she could understand that something is not good.


She said what happened and I told her everything .For a second she was quite but than immediately she said” Why are you crying ,Baba came with you and now He wanted to go to someone else so He has taken another route”. I was still in very bad mood. Than my mother gave me full 15 minute explanation and it brought me back to my normal self. She said like we received Baba’s photo more than 40 year back and I was given to put in temple but Baba did not go there as that was not HIS divine plan , but He came to our home and see how many generation have been blessed? not only our family but people related to you and your family now, same way it goes with your brother and his family ,with my parents and my family ,your father and his family and all the people known and unknown we meet…just think of this ,than she gave another apt example of the shopkeeper I mentioned in my previous post ,she said like that shopkeeper received the locket even though I was bit hesitant in heart of heart why your father is giving the locket which has been with him all these years but Baba had planned something else, he reached to Him and than see how his life changed!

I started getting convinced and the feeling of loosing the poster in train was replaced with a good thought that Baba chose me as a medium to reach someone else whom Baba wish to bless now.

My mother said leave the possessiveness of the poster when Baba is with you from your childhood and He is blessing you and guiding you, how many photo and locket do you need to have HIS blessing?Wont you appreciate the thought that from your selection of a beautiful photo today someone else is going to be Blessed by Baba !!

And there this statement made a mark in my heart .I was so happy to get this explanation from mother that I felt Baba has Himself tried to convince me through my mother about not feeling the loss and taking it in positive note.My mother is always my strength and she is always guiding me on the right path SAI PATH .

Dear readers I shall not say that I was totally out of that mood but yes whenever a feeling of loss would come in my mind this strong explanation helped me feel better .I did feel sad for 2 days but than Baba slowly worked on my thoughts and now I feel happy that it was HIS Plan and he chose me to be the medium to execute HIS going to someone else.I just imagine who would have been that lucky devotee of Baba ??.

A small note for all those who have gone through such incident in their life, to recall that everything that happens in life of a Sai bhakt is not with his will but by HIS DIVINE WILL and whatever HE DOES IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR US.
Jai Sai Ram.

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1 comments:

Radha said...

Dear Sai Sister
I am a regular visitor of your blogs. I was touched by your posts about the "Locket" and the "Poster".
I must say that you and your family are truley blessed by Sai and sometimes you become the medium to spread the Sai's blessings to others.
Though we have enough materails in books and web about Sai Leela, but in your posts you gives a new meaning to evry Sai Leela.Your narration speaks of your devotion.
May SAI bless you always and I pray to Sainath to give you more strength to continue your good work.

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