Swami curing Himself - A small
I remember to
narrate a small miracle performed by Him. Fortunately by His grace
I was His student from Brindavan. Whenever Bhagwan is in Brindavan
he used to call all of us to Trayee after evening bhajans and have
a session. Whether He'll ask someone to speak or He'll give His
divine discourse. We were all fortunate to have attended many of
those "Trayee Sessions" for months together.
Everyday used to be a different day for us. We used to sit around
His Jhoola and do Padaseva for the Creator. Even I was so
fortunate to have served the Lord for many times.
Once Bhagwan was giving his
morning darshan in Sai Ramesh hall. And as usual he came near the
birthday boys to bless them. One boy looked at Bhagwan's fingers
and found that his right hand Index finger is wrapped with a
medicated plaster bandage. So obviously Bhagwan had succumbed to
an injury or cut on his Index finger. This boy observed this and
came back to the hostel and the news spread like forest fire in
the hostel. So we were all waiting for Bhagwan to come for Evening
Bhajans. Bhagwan came and as usual bhajans started and bhagwan was
in bliss. So obviously all the boys were looking at His fingers to
find the plaster bandage. It was not found. And some boys even
started scolding the boy who spread the news that bhagwan had a
cut on His index finger. But this boy was quite sure of seeing
this during morning darshan. So the evening bhajans were over,
swami took aarthi and went back to Trayee.
Then Swami called us for Trayee
session. So all of us went inside trayee and sat around His jhoola
waiting for Him. The Lord came out of the door with full of bliss
and shine. Since we were sitting very close to Him, the boys
started looking at His finger from close quarters and were shocked
to see the plaster bandage once again. So some of us asked Him
what happened. Then swami told that when He was trying to cut
something with knife His index finger got a deep cut and was
bleeding profusely. Then when He was writing a letter to one
elderly person of central trust the cut became more bigger (by
holding the pen) and blood started oozing and the full paper was
with blood. So the people around noticed this and gave Him a
plaster bandage to cover the wound. So when Bhagwan came out for
morning darshan, He found that people have noticed the bandage and
were feeling bad that bhagwan got a cut on His finger and even
some of the boys noticed this and were feeling sad for that. So
when He came out for evening Bhajans, He had removed the bandage
in order for people not to notice His injury. Look at His
compassion. He doesn't want others to feel bad for His physical
illness or injuries.
Then Bhagwan once again put the
bandage back after coming back from Bhajans. So He was narrating
us this. Then he started telling us that body is a water bubble.
It is bound to undergo injuries and difficulties. One should not
take these seriously and should concentrate on spiritual sadhana
to reach Him.
But by then we broke down
hearing this from Bhagwan and pleaded with Him to cure Himself.
Then Bhagwan told one should not care of oneself and it's not
right for Him to cure Himself. Then we were all continuously
pleading with Him to cure Himself.
Then swami said "OK", "If
you're all feeling sad and bad about Bhagwan's injury, then I'll
cure myself. For me my boys are everything, If they're not Happy
then I'm not happy. So for their happiness, I'm curing myself".
Saying so, he removed the
plaster bandage and showed us his cut finger. We could see the
wounded finger. Then bhagwan just rubbed his index finger with His
thumb 4-5 times. Lo and behold, the wound is vanished. Then He
showed us His index finger, it was clear, clean without even a
trace of an injury. We were all excited and elighted to witness
such a miracle of curing Himself for our sake.
So such is the compassion of our
beloved lord, that He feels that others should be happy always and
He's ready to do anything for our happiness. But it's our divine
commitment that we should make Him happy by following His Divine
teachings and show our selfless Love towards Him.
Hope all of you enjoyed reading
Jai Bolo Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba ji ki.....Jai!!!
Posted by Prasanna Raman on Friday,
August 27, 2004 5:19 PM