Miraculous escape and safe home
It was soon afterwards that I
had miraculous escape from being very badly burnt. One day, I was
deep frying pakoras in a saucepan. As I turned around to get some
ingredients down from a shelf, the sleeve of my gown became
entangled with the handle of the saucepan; at least, it must have,
for I didn’t notice it then, and so turned around nonchalantly.
Imagine my great horror and utter consternation as I turned and saw
that the saucepan full of boiling fat and sizzling pakoras was about
to land right on me! I was petrified and stood rooted to the ground,
unable to move.
If I had moved, I would only have hastened the descent of the
saucepan, which was ominously sliding towards me.
I let out a terrific scream ‘Baba’. And then the miracle happened.
The saucepan slid out of the sleeve of my gown, turned around all by
itself, of it’s own volition, by 180 degrees and went and sat
nonchalantly on the other burner of the stove; I stood for a while,
utterly dazed, then came to and expressed my heart-felt gratitude to
my Lord. How kind, how compassionate is my beloved Master. I bowed
to Him in utmost gratitude and love.
“Be ever in consciousness that you are but a shadow of God, His
image. Then, no harm can come to you. God walks along the royal road
to Truth. The shadow holding to Him by the Feet, falls on hallow and
hill, fire and water and dirt and dust. But, holding to the Feet, as
done the shadow, you will be unaffected by the ups and downs of
“Why worry about not having been able to touch these Feet? My Feet
are within your reach, at all times, where ever you are.”
Sarvatha paani pada - hands and feet everywhere. Baba.