The story of Sonam
In continuance to my previous letter of yesterday I am mentioning
story of another student who had Bhagawan's blessings in disguise. The
purpose of writing this story is only to share my feelings with fellow
devotees that Bhagawan's testing is an opportunity to think about
and improve. Though Sai is seemingly unwilling to talk to us He will
there to hear every of our prayers.
There was a student by Sonam who was very devoted, singer and composer
music in our times at Parthi. He was so good singer and Swami used to
His bhajan everyday in Mandir and Swami used to talk to this gentleman
every day. It so happened that Swami wanted to test the depth of
devotion and suddenly stopped talking to the latter. If swami stops
to one suddenly it will be like the state of a fish out of water.
the separation unbearable and used to cry and pray for Lords grace
everyday, but in vain. Swami used to come and sit in the bhajan hall
bhajan and when Sonam starts singing He used to move away. On that
day Sonam sang a couple of melodies and Swami as usual Swami went away.
went and spoke to Sonam's sister who was sitting in the devotees
"Sonam sings very well, He sings with heart" and went and sat inside
hall after the song was completed. The totally dejected and frustrated
went straight to his room in the Institute and started singing. This
are not to please anyone they are only to express his agony to his
Lord. The prayers went on and on. As it was becoming dark the watchman
to switch the lights on in the corridor. Listening to Sonam's songs he
to see the practicing singer. To his astonishment he saw a large
standing erect in front Sonam with its hood open. Sonam was certainly
this world. He was literally crying for Lords mercy and singing.
watchman nor the singer did not know how long the snake was dancing in
front. After a long time the snake gradually crawled away and the
went running to Sonam and got him up from his Trans, saying Sir, Swami
come. First of all Sonam did not understand what the watchman was
about. He realized the significance of snake only when it was narrated
him by the watchman. Sonam was happy that Swami came in disguise to
He went home with those thoughts. On his arrival his sister came to
that Swami commented about his bhajans. Sonam was delighted to know
listening his prayers.
This may look like a small miracle after seemingly big miracles we
through earlier in the day. Why I am narrating this is only to tell
Bhagawan takes care of His children or devotees from anywhere and give
immense happiness so long the warmth in the devotee lasts. He may not
to but He is there to answer every prayer of every devotee.