As magnet attracts iron Bhagawan
attracts the deserved devotee effortlessly. There are many
scholars, sadhus and common men come and stay with him. In Parthi
Sri Karunyananda is one among those. Sri Karunyananda took birth
in 1890. He met Baba in 1956. After that Swami met Sri
Karunyananda in 1956 at Rajamundry. Swami talked about latter's
child hood details during that which convinced Sri Karunyananda to
believe that Swamiis Lord.
As a member of Jeevakarunya Sangam Sri Karunyananda did lot of
service to the mankind. He founded an orphanage and created
shelter to many needy people. He also maintained a hostel to the
poor people in Rajamandri. This happened in Srikakulam District in
a village called Eichhapuram. During Burma war there were lot of
refugees settled in this village.
Kameswaramma was a small girl when she came to Eichhapuram. She
grew elder and got married to a person by name Suryanarayana
Murthy. She got two kids also. When she was pregnant third time
her husband passed away. She did not have any relations to take
care of. The villagers brought to Rajamundry and admitted her to
the Jeevakarunya Ashram. Sri Karunyananda came to know about her
and told the nurses to take care of her and her two children. When
she was getting labor pains the Ashram people took her by Jeep and
got her admitted in the maternity ward. During that late night the
doctors were not there. Only the nurses were available. She was
put in a small room. On the wall of that room one photograph of
Baba was hung. As the pains grew Kameswaramma started crying
Mother sai, Mother Sai. The compassionate mother manifested
herself and got the kid delivered to Kameswaramma. The kid started
Listening to the kids cries the nurses came to see what happened.
They were surprised to see the kid and asked Kameswaramma what
happened. She narrated the whole incident and told that the person
in the photograph came and helped her in delivering the kid.
Everyone was surprised to know the Leela of God and scared to
inform this to the management as it was their negligence may cost
their jobs. At last Sri Karunyananda came to know about this.
After some time her brothes came and took her away to Puttaparthi
andfrom there to Burma.
When Sri Karunyananda visited Swami after sometime Swami chided
the former and told, why the nurses were so careless in your
Ashram. They did not even keep a mug in the bath-room. When I
wanted to clean the kid I had to get water in a bucket. How
compassionate the lord was. There are so may incidents like this
which brought Sri Karunyananda closer to Bhagawan and he stayed in
Prasanthinilayam till the end of his life.
People who visited Parthi may know him as he is the only person
other than Swami who wore Saffron clothing in Prasanthinilayam.