|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Baba’s Wonderful Bed-Stead
“Let us first see where and how Baba slept. Mr. Nanasaheb Dengle brought for Sai Baba, a wooden plank, about 4 arms in length and only a span in breath, for sleeping upon. Instead of keeping the plank on the floor and then sleeping on it, Baba tied it like a swing to the rafters of the Masjid with old shreds or rags and commenced to sleep upon it. The rags were so thin and worn out that it was a wonder, how they could bear or support the weight of the plank itself, let alone the weight of Baba. But, somehow or other it was Baba’s sheer Leela that the worn out rags did sustain the plank, along with the weight of Baba on it. On the four corners of this plank, Baba lighted Panatis (earthen lamps), one at each corner, and kept them burning the whole night.
It was a sight for the Gods to see Baba sitting or sleeping on this plank! It was a wonder to all, how Baba got up and down the plank. Out of curiosity, many careful observers kept watching the process of mounting and dismounting, but none succeeded. As crowds began to swell, so as to detect this wonderful feat, Baba one day broke the plank into pieces and threw it away. Baba had all the eight Maha Siddhis (powers) at His command. He never practiced nor craved for them. They came to Him naturally, as a result of His spiritual perfection.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter X)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||