The story of Guptaji
Sairam to everyone,
Bhagawan often says Faith starts where logic ends. May be very strange
unbelievable in the first instance, but truly speaking faith comes
strong belief. In practical life also if we start any work with a firm
belief that it could be done will always end up as a success. This
anything comes only after a lot of conviction. This interlude is for
incident which happened in late 80s when I was in Parthi.
One day after morning Dharsan and interviews swami came out of the
room (For the convenience of those who are not aware of Dharsan and
interviews I will narrate this in futureletters) and called a nearby
sevadal and asked him to bring Gupta. That sevadal person went round
devotees and started calling for so called Gupta. Till then nobody
that Gupta was. A few min. passed by without any result. Then Swami
came to the devotees and called an elderly person sitting at one
moment the stranger saw Swami calling and waving hand towards him he
towards swami and fell at Bhagawan's feet. Swami patted him and
Vibhuthi smeared on his eyes and took him to the interview room. After
interview was over some curious devotees surrounded the old devotee to
who he was. He narrated the story as follows:
Guptaji was a member of Sathy Sai Samithi in a remote village of
Pradesh. He never went to Parthi to see Swami. He only heard about the
stories of Bhagawan and read some books about His miracles. He was not
scholar nor a well learned person. Well, by attending bhajans and
to fellow devotees he started developing a feeling that Sri Sathya Sai
is God incornate. After some time he developed a problem with his left
and it started itching and paining. Over a period of time it started
water. HE consulted the doctor and after some tests he was informed
operation had to be performed on the left eye. He thought of getting
operated but God has other plans.
That night Gupta had a night dream, Where in Bhagawan appeared in his
and in that Swami came and smeared vibhuthi on his paining eye.
Surprisingly the pain disappeared and he felt normal. With a smiling
swami faded away. Guptaji immediately got up from bed to look at his
The eyes had no change. The left eye is itching ,red and oozing water
time it was more painful. Guptaji recollected what he heard about
Swami will appear in anyone dreams only at his will. This would come
Thinking that he decided that Bhagawan would take care of the pain and
did not want to undergo the surgery. Days passed by months passed by.
pain was not relieved moreover it increased. His right eye also
etching and black water occasionally started coming out of both eyes.
used to give very bad odor and his relations ,friends and fellow
advised about surgery. But Guptaji was adamant. He said Swami will
of me. As the bad odor unabated and spoiling the environment he was
rest in a secluded room. Guptaji now could not read or see anything
properly. His vision is almost eroded but not the confidence in
used to ask his children and wife to sing Bhajans and narrate the
Bhagawan. Sometimes he used to listen to the discourses by Bhagawan.
with the help of someone he attended the Bhajans normally. One year
by his relations totally given up the hope. Guptaji always used to
God Swami I want to have vision I want to see you physically. As days
by his fervor towards god increased. More than a year after being in
seclusion the God thought his Karma was over. He appeared again in the
of Guptaji in the form of a surgeon with knives and surgery cloth to
operation. The operation was over and pleasantly he got his vision
trace of pain anymore, no bad smell, no water or blood in the eyes. He
became normal. He woke up everybody in the family and declared that he
to go and see Swami.
After that we know what happened. He got Dharsan,Sparsan and Sambhasan
Bhagawan. In the interview Swami explained Guptaji. According to your
you had to live your full life with the ailment. But the faith with
you prayed and stood by reduced your Karma. God is nothing but a
SAKSHIBHOOTHA. It is only your faith which made all the difference in
Ten years passed we still see this great devotee coming to Parthi
and have Bhagawan's Dharsan. Whenever someone stops Guptaji and asks
his story he narrates Bhagawans compassion and glory in stories. Like
hundreds of personalities visit Parthi regularly unnoticed by many.
confidence and faith in Bhagawan is unquestionable and unshakable.
there only for those who understand them.