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Baba’s Characteristics – His Dependency on Bhaktas
“Baba allowed His devotees to serve Him in their own way and did not like any other persons interfering in this. To quote an instance, the same Maushibai was, on another occasion kneading Baba’s abdomen. Seeing the force used by her, all the other devotees felt nervous and anxious. They said, “Oh mother, be more considerate and moderate, otherwise you will break Baba’s arteries and nerves.” At this Baba got up at once from His seat and dashed His Satka on the ground. He got enraged and His eyes became red like a live embers. None dared to stand before Baba. Then He took hold of one end of the Satka with both hands and pressed it in the hollow of His abdomen. The other end He fixed to the post and began to press His abdomen against it. The Satka which was about two or three feet in length, seemed all ready to go into the abdomen and the people feared that, the abdomen would be ruptured in a short time. The post was fixed and immovable and Baba began to go closer and closer to it and clasped the post firmly. Every moment the rupture was expected, and they were all dismayed, did not know what to do, and stood dumb with wonder and fear.
Baba suffered this ordeal for the sake of His Bhakta. The other devotees wanted only to give a hint to the Maushibai to be moderate in her service and not cause any trouble or pain to Baba. They were surprised to see that, their well-intentioned effort had resulted in this crisis, and they could do nothing but to wait and watch. Fortunately, Baba’s rage soon cooled down. He left the Satka and resumed His seat. From this time onward, the devotees took the lesson, that they should not meddle with anybody but allow him to serve Baba as he chooses, as He was capable to gauging the merits and worth of the service rendered unto Him.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITA (Chapter XXIV)
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