|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Baba’s Control over the Elements
“We shall close this Chapter after describing two incidents showing Baba’s control over the elements.
(1) Once, at evening time, there was a terrible storm at Shirdi. The sky was overcast with thick black clouds. Winds began to blow with great force, clouds roared and lighting began to flash and the rains started pouring in torrents. In a short time, the whole place was flooded with water, All the creatures, birds, beasts and men got terribly frightened, and they all flocked to the Masjid for shelter. There are many local Deities in Shirdi, but none of them came to their rescue. So, they all prayed to Baba – their God, Who was fond of their devotion, to intercede and quell the storm. Baba was much moved. He came out and standing at the edge of the Masjid, addressed the storm in a loud and thunderous voice – “Stop, stop your fury and be calm.” In a few minutes the rains subsided, the winds ceased to blow, and the storm came to a stop. Then the moon rose in the sky, and the people then went back home well-pleased,
(2) On another occasion at noon the fire in the Dhuni began to burn brightly, its flames were seen to be reaching the rafters above. The people who were sitting in the Masjid did not know what to do. They dared not to ask Baba to pour water or do anything to quench the flames. But Baba soon came to realise, what was happening. He took up His Satka (short stick) and dashed it against a pillar in front, saying – “Get down, Be calm.” At each stroke of the Satka, the flames began to slow down, and in a few minutes the Dhuni became calm and normal.
This is our Sai, an Incarnation of God. He will bless any man who will prostrate and surrender himself to Him. He, who will read the stories of this chapter daily with faith and devotion, will soon be free from all calamities not only this, but always attached and devoted to Sai, he will get very soon God-vision, all his desires will be fulfilled and being ultimately desireless, he will attain the Supreme. Amen!”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XI)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||