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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Last memorable meeting with Baba and His updesh.

Share Author: Manisha.Rautela.Bisht on 8:44 PM

Dear Readers
Happy Thursday and Happy Baba's day,
From the time this blog has been started many of my post do not get complete if I do not happen to mention about the Tarkhad family this is my personal feeling . Like Yesterday's post about the need of prayer to be sent to Shirdi, 3 examples were from the Tarkhad family itself without any conscious effort. Though I never intend to write but they come in light and I strongly feel its Baba's wish that more and more devotee read and hence everything falls together.

From the time I read and learnt about Tarkhad family and their relation with Baba I have become deeply involved with the family. Many a time I have read and re-read the same incidences and felt them happening right in front of my eyes and tears rolling down feeling their love for each other and how much love and devotion they had for Baba.Very rare and very unique bond Baba shared with this Family.

Many incidences have been already posted by me in the blog which I shall give a link below the post for the readers who have not read and they can read from there, and today two very important incidences I am writing here.

Dear readers one can affirmatively say that the Tarkhad family was destined to come in contact with Lord Sai because of their good deeds in their previous birth. One peculiarity one shall noticed that they were never required to ask for anything from Baba. Although their first visit was to get relief from headache but even during that visit they did not declare the purpose of their visit. Baba could read their mind with pinpoint accuracy and shower his blessings on them in order to bring them closer to HIM. In the course of time their bond went on becoming stronger and stronger .

It was in the year 1918 during Navaratri days,Baba had become very old and he would walk with the help of two devotees one on each side of him. One evening after placing the Petromax lanterns in their required places Jyotindra Tarkhad noticed that Baba was looking very tired. He asked Baba whether he could press his legs in order to give him some relief and comfort. Baba then said "As you have expressed the desire you may proceed and satisfy your self” Jyotindra then sat near Baba's feet.

After a little while Baba turned to him and said "Bhau this is our last meeting and we will not meet after this, As you know many kinds of people come to Shirdi and ask different kinds of grant like Sampatti (wealth), Santatti (children), Swastha (good health) etc from me. I do not displease any one and Lord on their behalf. My Lord responses positively to my prayers and grant them their requirements. You are one person I have come across who has not asked for anything. Possibly you are not married and having no family hence not feeling any need for anything. But Bhau, since we will not meet anymore please ask for anything you desire otherwise I will always feel indebted to you for all services you have tendered to me so far."

Jyotindra then said "Baba with your grace I have everything in life and I really do not need any materialistic thing. Only make sure your blessings are always there with me and under no circumstances you should fed away from my memory in future (HECHI DAAN DEGA DEVATUZHA VISAR NA VHAVA)".

Then Baba said
"Bhau I am in any case duty bound towards my devotees and I am asking you to ask something personally for yourself because each individual has his/her separate identity and needs some external help to successfully sail through his/her lifecycle. Please feel free and ask?" Jyotindra realized that it was an acid test for him, so he said" Baba now that you are emphasizing so much hence before I ask, you promise me that you will positively grant me my wish. 'Then Baba said "Bhau I have granted the wishes of so many, hence you should not have a least doubt in me, you ask and I grant"
Then Jyotindra said "Baba I need-Only one from you. Put me to any birth and I must be able to see your feet."

Baba was then silent for some time He broke His silence saying" "Bhau I am not able to grant this wish of yours."

Jyotindra then said "Baba I was not asking for anything and you only forced me into this and I do not need anything other than this from you."

Then Baba gave a smile and said "
Bhau so many people come to Shirdi but very few are like you who have
completely understood me. By your wish you want to bind me up for ever and I do not have such permission from my Lord to get bound like this with anyone. However you need not get disappointed. I promise you that in our next birth when we are ten years old we will be sitting together and eating in one Thali
(plate)".

Jyotindra Tarkhad then said "Baba as you wish".

Baba promised him to meet again in the next birth. Jyotindra was satisfied and he prostrated before him instantly. Baba lifted him and then dropped his hand in the pot of Udi next to him and offered him a handful and said "Bhau please preserve this with utmost care and use it very sparingly as it contains enormous power of even putting life back into any body." It was the time for evening Aarati. Jyotindra had a very contended feeling at that time. At the same time he was rather sad because Baba had declared that it was their last meeting.

Next day Baba asked him to leave for Mumbai. On reaching home he informed his parents what all had taken place at Shirdi. They brought a small silver box and filled it with Udi, which they valued like Nectar given to them by God himself.

If any one use to fall seriously ill then Jyotindra would take a small quantity and put it in the water and offer the patient to drink in order to get well. One thing is certain that during his lifetime none of his seven children passed away.

Dear Sai devotees Jyotindra went through many ups and downs in his life. He had his own bungalow, car and everything that one craves for in life. But at later stage he lost interest in materialistic world. He never fell sick. He took ill at the age of 70 years and he passed away with grace of Baba which I shall post in next post .In this way Baba assured Jyotindra to be with HIM.

How blessed and fortunate.

Another interesting incident, when Jyotindra visited Shirdi and had conversation with Baba while performing his assigned duty .

During Baba's lifetime devotees visiting Shirdi used to voluntarily take part in executing some duties such as cleaning of Dwarkamai, sweeping the road from Dwarkamai to Lendi Baug which Baba use to walk upon daily.

These duties were not entrusted upon but devotees would perform them as though they are offering their worship to Baba through such social deeds. The resident devotees of Shirdi were regularly performing such duties.

Jyotindra whenever in Shirdi would undertake the job of cleaning the Petromax Lanterns and lighting them up in the evening and hang them in assigned places all over Dwarkamai. He would use that opportunity to seek clarification from Baba on any query he would tumble upon.

Once he declared to Baba that he would no more light up the Petromax Lanterns because that act of him is making him to be a sinner. No sooner the Lanterns are lit and darkness approaches, lots of insects gather around the lamps and after hovering around for sometime they fall beneath the lamp and die. In the event that he does not light the lamps they would not come there and possibly would not die .Jyotindra basically wanted to know why God had created such a phenomenon and Baba's explanation on that matter.

Baba laughed at that query and said "Hey Bhau you are mad. Do you think that these insects will not die if you do not light the lanterns? They would go to the place where there are lamps and light and would die there. This is all Lord's creation. He had planned their death at the time of their birth itself. In case Lamp or light is not there then other creatures would finish them. These types of deeds do not add to the sins of a human being. Your main intention of lighting the lamp is to remove the darkness from Dwarkamai so that the devotees can perform their worship with ease. You are therefore not indulging in any act of sin. The very fact that the dying of insects hurts you in itself is an indication that you have a kind heart.

The Lord knows his duties very well and we need not interfere with his work. He has planned our end side by side while putting life into us. You therefore need not worry and continue to perform the work which gives you pleasure. Lord will be kind to you (ALLA BHALA KAREGA)".

Baba's teachings were simple and convincing, through this incident he administered a noble advice to Jyotindra and made him aware of norm created by God .More in next post .

List of Post on Tarkhad family posted so far,readers can click on the topic and read them :

Meeting with Fakir in train
Fakir and one paisa coin.
My Samadhi will speak .
Why are you so anxious.
As men believe in Me,so do I accept them.
Goddess Annapurna in Shirdi .
Sai Baba-Lord Hanuman-Lord Rama All in One.
You shall find me alive in Photograph of his mandir.
Preserve this Photo-Sai Baba.
Sai Conquers over death.
You want proof of my Divinity.
Only Baba Knows.
Sai Baba and Leela of His Kafani.

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1 comments:

madhu52 on October 8, 2014 at 4:22 PM said...

om sai ram all experiences are very nice i am regular reader i like this blog

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