schools of Alike and Muddanhalli are a part of Baba’s
educational programme to bring morality into every part of
the society. A very close devotee of Baba, Mr.Bhattatari,
initially ran the schools by name. He had been running
these schools for more than 10 years before his death.
After death, there was great doubt about the continuance
of the institutions. Baba at that time had asked the
central trust to take over these institutions and run them.
The children of Alike and Muddanhalli have always, like we
students of Prashanthi, Vrindavan and Anantapur,
experienced and felt Baba’s love in immense proportions.
The students of
Alike and Muddanhalli had arranged for program in honour of Bhagwan
Baba on their annual day. Baba had conveyed his consent to attend
around 3 days before the program but just 6 hours before the program
on that morning Baba sent a message that he would not be able to
attend. In all of Baba’s institutions all activities centre around Him.
When the students were informed that Baba would not attend, they were
Repeated prayers to
Baba through fax messages and telephone calls did not yield the
required results. The students started sobbing and started singing
Bhajans. For 2 hours they continued with such vigour that Vibhuti
started pouring out of the Baba’s photograph in succession for next
five minutes. The students were overjoyed and ecstatic and they took
this as an indication from Baba that He was with them, even though not
physically. The school authorities decided to commence the program as
scheduled with the blessings of Baba already obtained.
The program went on
very well and was well received by the people who had watched it. The
last item, the ‘bhangra’ dance had already begun when suddenly two
flashlights appeared from the left. Two more flashlights appeared from
the right and both set of flashes disappeared. People present there
considered it yet another indication of Baba being present. Little did
they know that the last phase of the program was not just the stage
for the bhangra dance, it was also a stage for a great miracle that
went on to be discussed for a long time among we students of Vrindavan
The program ended
and the message of its successful completion was sent to Baba. Baba
sent the acknowledgement with blessings and asked for the photographs
to be sent to Him. The photographs were given for development and were
expected in 2 days time. The photographs came and what the college
authorities saw knocked their senses off !!!!!!
The presence of Baba
with His children in anything they get involved with was proved beyond
doubt. Two of the photographs showed the two sets of flash lights that
came from the left and from the right and the third photograph.....
the third photograph showed Baba standing over each and every student
involved in the program ! ! ! ! !...
Baba said later ---
“I had come personally. The students performed the program for me.
They are my responsibility. How could I ever disappoint them?”
The photographs were
distributed in plenty among all the Sai students. This miracle is yet
another proof of Baba’s love towards us, we who are fortunate to be
called His students. We know He is with us forever, wherever we are.
We only pray to Baba that we be worthy instruments of yours in the
great social and spiritual revival that is waiting to happen in the
coming Sai era.