at Prashanti Nilayam
It was another day at
Parthi, evening Bhajan was over and Swami
retired for the day. Some of the students were sitting near the Mandir
praying in front of the Mandir hall. One of the students who was
near the door finished his prayer and about to go back. When he
prayer and turned back to go a strong hand held his arm and stopped
the student's surprise the person who stopped him was a stranger and
former never saw this personality before in Parthi. The stranger told
why are you in a hurry wait now Swami would come out. The perplexed
said, I am in Parthi for more than five years and I never saw nor
Swami would come out in the evening once He retired for that day. The
stranger smiled at him affectionately and told if you are interested
seeing I would love to show you Bhagawan. The boy accepted immediately
held the stretched hand of the stranger.
A few minutes passed by. The closed doors open and to the astonishment
this young lad Bhagawan, who the young boy declared never come after
Bhajan was over, came through the door. The boy wanted to rush to the
as usual with all the boys, but could not move away from his place.
stranger was stoic, and did not move either. Swami moved with his
motion looking all directions and blessing the people around. Swami
straight and crossed the boundary of Mandir. Usually Swami does not
the Mandir boundary by walk. If He crosses He crosses only by car.
boy was watching Bhagawan with utter amazement it suddenly struck that
one had noticed Swami, everyone was doing one's duty or activity as if
Bhagawan was not around. That means, a strange chill wind blew through
boy. Bhagawan was not visible to the naked eye. Also the boy realized
because of the stranger the boy could see Bhagawan with the naked eye.
went around all the shops, canteen, Bookstore etc and came back to
Mandir. This was revealing to this young boy. Once Swami went inside
room the stranger released the hand of the boy and smiled at this
The boy could gradually recovered from his shock and asked 'May I
you are and How you know that Swami would come out today'. The
'It is not only today everyday Bhagawan comes in this form and walks
the place. Today you could see as He willed it. I am one of His
Beyond this I am not allowed to say', saying this the stranger walked
This kind of things happens very frequently in Parthi. People say many
Sadhakas come to see Bhagawan and after having Dharshan go away.
This is a fact and I heard the story from a person who heard from the
student long back.