|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
“Amir Shakkar was a native of the village Korhale, in Kopergaon Taluka. He belonged to the butcher caste. He worked as a commission agent in Bandra (Mumbai), and was well-known there. He once suffered from rheumatism, which gave him much pain. He then remembered Allah (God), left his business and went to Shirdi and prayed to Baba to relieve him from his malady. Baba then stationed him in the Chavadi. The Chavadi was then a damp unhealthy place, unfit for such a patient. Any other place in the village or Korhale itself would have been better for Amir, but Baba’s word was command and the chief medicine.
Baba did not allow him to come to the Masjid, but fixed him in the Chavadi every morning and evening; every alternate day Baba went to the Chavadi in a procession and slept there, so Amir got Baba’s contact very often. Amir stayed there for full nine months and then, he got a disgust for the place. So one night he stealthily left the place and came to Kopergaon and stayed in a Dharmashala. There he saw an old dying Fakir, who asked him for water. Amir brought it and gave it to him. As soon as he drank it, he passed away. Then Amir was in a fix. He thought that if he went and informed the authorities, he would be held responsible for the death as he was the first and sole informant and knew something about it. He repented for his action, viz. leaving Shirdi without Baba’s leave, and prayed to Baba. He then determined to return to Shirdi and that same night he retreated, remembering and muttering Baba’s name all the way and reached Shirdi before day-break, and became free from anxiety. Then he lived in the Chavadi in perfect accordance with Baba’s wishes and orders, and got himself cured.
One night it so happened that Baba cried at midnight, “Oh Abdul, some devilish creature is dashing against the side of my bed.” Abdul came with a lantern, examined Baba’s bed but found nothing. Baba asked him to examine carefully all the place and began to strike ground with His Satka. Seeing this Leela of Baba, Amir thought that, Baba might have suspected some serpent there. Amir could know by close contact with Baba, the meaning of His words and actions. Baba then saw near Amir’s cushion, something moving. He asked Abdul to bring in the light and when he brought it, he saw the serpent coiled up there, moving its head up and down. Thereupon, the serpent was immediately beaten to death. Thus, Baba gave timely warning and saved Amir’s life.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XXII)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||