|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Balaji Patil Newaskar
“This man was a great devotee of Baba. He rendered excellent and selfless service. Every day he swept and kept clean all the passages and streets in Shirdi, through which Baba passed in His daily routine. After him this work was done equally well by another devotee named Radhakrishnamai, and after her by Abdulla. When Balaji reaped his corn every year, he brought the whole quantity and presented it to Baba. He returned with what Baba gave him back and maintained himself and his family with it. This course was followed by him for many years and after him by his son also.
Power and Efficacy of Udi
Once it happened that at Balaji’s death anniversary day, a certain number of guests were invited and the dinner was prepared for them. But at the dinner-time it was found that, thrice the number of people invited, turned up. Mrs. Newaskar was in a fix. She thought that the food would not suffice for the people assembled, and if it fell short, the honour of the family would be at stake. Her mother-in-law comforted her by saying, “Don’t be afraid, it is not ours, but Sai’s food; cover every vessel with cloth, putting some Udi in it, and serve from the same without opening it : Sai will save us from ignominy.” She did as she was advised, and it was found to their surprise and joy that, not only did the food suffice for all, but plenty of it remained after serving. “As one feels intently, so he realizes accordingly” was proved in this case.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XXXV)
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