|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Bala Ganpat Shimpi
“Another devotee of Baba, by name Bala Ganapat Shimpi, suffered much from a malignant type of Malaria. he tried all sorts of medicines and decoctions, but in vain. The fever did not abate a jot and so he ran to Shirdi and fell at Baba’s Feet. Baba gave him a strange recipe, in this case as follows: “Give a black dog some morsels of rice mixed with curds in front of the Laxmi temple!” Bala did not know, how to execute this recipe; but no sooner he went home, then, he found rice and curd. After mixing them together, he brought the mixture near the Laxmi temple, where he found a black dog waving its tail. He placed the curds and rice before the dog. The dog ate it and, strange to say, Bala got rid of his malaria.
Shriman Bapusaheb Buti suffered, once from dysentery and vomiting. His cupboard was full of patent drugs and medicines, but none of them had any effect. Bapusaheb got very weak, on account of purgings and vomitings and, therefore, was not able to go to the Masjid for Baba’s darshan. Baba then sent for him and made him sit before Him and said, “Now, take care, you should not purge any more” and gestured with His index-finger “The vomiting must also stop”. Now look at the power of Baba’s words. Both the maladies disappeared and Buti felt well.
On another occasion, he had an attack of cholera, and suffered from severe thirst. Dr. Pillai tried all sorts of remedies, but could give him no relief. Then, he went to Baba and consulted Him as, to what to drink, that would allay his thirst and cure the disease. Baba prescribed an infusion of almonds, walnuts, pistachio (a kind of dry fruit), boiled in sugared milk. This would be considered a cause for fatal aggravation of the disease by any other doctor or physician, but in implicit obedience to Baba’s order, the infusion was administered and strange to say, the disease was cured.
A Swami from Alandi, with a desire for Baba’s darshan, came to Shirdi. He suffered from a severe pain in his ear, which prevented him from getting the sleep. He was operated for this, but it served no purpose. The pain was severe and he did not know what to do. While he was returning, he came to take Baba’s leave, when Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) requested Baba to do something for the pain in the Swami’s ear. Baba comforted him saying,“Alla Accha Karega (God will do good).” The Swami, then, returned to Poona, and after a week sent a letter to Shirdi, stating that the pain in his ear had subsided though the swelling was there and in order to get the swelling removed, he went to Mumbai for operation, but the surgeon on examining the ear said that, no operation was necessary. Such was the wonderful and potent effect of Baba’s words.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XIII)
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