This is a story of an event that
happened some time ago. People are talking about it today after
reading Dr. Goldstein's recent letter to Sai brothers and sisters.
Dr.Goldstein has informed us that Swami saved lot of lives in WTC.
Here with I am giving example of his incident.
Dr. Goldstein was in Prasanthi Nilayam some years ago. Swami took him
in the car touring around and winding up at the gokulam. They were
driving rather slowly, looking at the new buildings on both sides, and
suddenly Swami remarked "Goldstein, this is the last time you will be
seeing me". Dr. Goldstein was very startled and he said "No, no Swami.
It cannot be. Swami, you said I would be coming back in November for
the birthday". So Swami was silent and thoughtful for a moment.then He
said, "All right, Goldstein you will return".
What happened next happened on the airplane when Goldstein and his
wife were on their way back to America. When they got to Karachi,
terrorists boarded the plane and held all the passengers hostage.
Mrs.Goldstein and a stewardess were standing at the door as the
terrorists entered. They put a gun to the stewardess head and pointed
a machine gun at Mrs.Goldstein. Quite frightened, Mrs.Goldstein with
her hands held together as if in prayer, looked at the terrorists and
kept saying out loud "om sai ram, om sai ram," and miraculously she
escaped unharmed. When the terrorists demands were not met, they
started to randomly shoot passengers. During the ensureing panic and
confusion, a plane door suddenly opened, and Goldstein with complete
disregard for his own safety, helped wounded people to escape down the
chute. It was a very courageous act.
Godstein came back to Pasanthi Nilaym shortly after the incident to
thank Swami for saving his life. Swami then explained to him that when
he said Goldstein this is the last time you will be seeing me., He was
seeing Goldstein being killed in the terrorist attack. He saw
Goldstein being murdered by the terrorists. then He told Goldstein, "Goldstein,
I changed the picture". Swami changed the picture and therefore the
whole sequence of events changed. Extraordinary happenings.
This shows to us Swami looks after our lives. He says if you turn to
me and have devotion to me, I will take care of you.
Bhagwan says Sai is love, to trust him means freedom from all anxiety,
fear and doubt. In the Bhagvad Gita, Krishna says, to those people who
worship me, alone, thinking of no other, to those ever-harmonious, I
bring full security and attend to their needs.
Once you surrendered to Swami, you will gain his grace. Whoever you
are be it in the town, a village, a forest in the sky, I will be your
refuge. Come surrender to me. That is the command of the Lord and that
is also His promise. Once you are His, He will shelter you and protect
you from all harm. That is Swami's omniscience.