Divine Cure - Stranger than
Fiction - Dr. K. Kanwar
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Baba is the greatest healer
who treads this earth. He can heal with His look or touch, a mere
brush of His robe, and also when He ignores you. He is the Doctor
As a Doctor, I have witnessed numerous patients suffering from
very serious ailments who, despite treatment in the best hospitals
of the world, could not be cured, but they were miraculously cured
by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Towards the end of March 1995, it
was my turn to be a patient of a fatal disease. I started feeling
very weak and suffered from pain all over the body which remained
throughout the day. I had much difficulty in micturition, and that
too with frequency of burning sensation. Constant headache and
drowsiness made my work in the consultation chamber a torture for
me, and I had to rest for about half an hour before starting
examining the patients. I consulted a number of specialists who
advised me to undergo a battery of tests and ultrasound
examination of the prostate gland.
Cancer of the Prostate Gland Diagnosed
The urologist whom I consulted examined my pathological reports
and remarked that the results pointed to cancer of the prostate
gland. The specialist advised me to undergo extensive open surgery
as the disease by then may have spread to the surrounding area and
elsewhere. In view of my handicaps of obesity, history of
ischaemic heart disease for which I had balloon angioplasty done
and the cancerous process, etc., he advised that "the
cardio-thoracic surgical unit was to be kept ready for any
emergencies" during operation. I was completely shocked and
remembered Swami in this hour of crisis in my life. "Swami", I
thought, "Whatever You do is for my good as You are my Divine
Mother and Father. You only know what is best for me and I would
gratefully accept Your verdict."
On my returning home after the consultation, my wife inquired
about my diagnosis and the result of the investigations. When I
told her what had transpired, she suggested that both of us should
go to Whitefield (Bangalore) to have Swami's Darshan and guidance.
On reaching Swami's Ashram at Whitefield, we found Sai Ramesh Hall
jampacked with devotees, giving us little chance of attracting
Swami's attention, particularly when it was difficult for me to
sit on the ground. In case I sat on a bench, the possibility of
Swami coming there was remote.
On the second day of our visit, Mrs. Safaya, wife of Dr.
A.N.Safaya, Director, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical
Sciences, happened to be sitting next to Nimi, my wife. Nimi told
her about my illness and our purpose of visiting Whitefield. Mrs.
Safaya informed us that after Darshan, Dr. Safaya would be in his
room for a few minutes when he could be consulted. When we met Dr.
Safaya, he told us that he along with his wife was shortly
proceeding to Delhi and as such he could be of little help.
However, he said, before leaving he would speak to Swami about me.
Later he spoke to Swami about my illness. Swami told him that I
had cancer of the prostate gland for the last 10 years but He had
checked its deterioration. Next day, during Darshan time, Swami
spoke to, my wife, Nimi and told her to proceed to the interview
room. Nimi tried to call me for interview but I could not see her
calling me. However, later Swami asked me too to proceed for
interview. In the interview room, first He spoke to a team of
officers who were working on Sri Sathya Sai Water Supply Project,
a huge multi-crore project for providing water to Rayalaseema
region in Andhra Pradesh, which for centuries did not have enough
drinking water and efforts by the British and Indian governments
completely failed to yield any worthwhile results.
Operation with Divine Touch
After giving final instructions to the group, Swami looked at me
and with His outstretched hand, fingers apart and palm directed to
the ground, He waved His hand and materialised a beautiful ring on
which AUM in Hindi was written. He pushed this ring on my right
ring finger where it fitted perfectly. He then told me, "Doctor,
you have had this cancer for 10 years". Again He waved His hand
and materialised Vibhuti, gave some to me and the rest He
distributed to the ladies sitting in the interview room. After
this. He asked us to proceed to the inner interview room. The
first question I asked Baba was: "Swami, how do You say that I had
cancer for 10 years?" Baba looked into my eyes and I suddenly
remembered that 10 years ago I had acute retention of urine and
had to be kept in the Emergency Department of All India Institute
of Medical Sciences, New,Delhi overnight and the obstruction was
relieved only the next morning. Following investigations, I was
found to have adenoma of prostate, for which I had to undergo
surgery by trans-urethral resection twice.
Swami lovingly looked at me and said, "Do not worry, I shall still
look after you. But this time you require extensive surgery. I
shall phone Dr. Bhat, the chief of Urology Department in Super
Speciality Hospital at Puttaparthi. Dr. Bhat will look after you."
Both Nimi and I hesitated for a moment as the weather was very
hot, and so, we thought, that there was much risk for sepsis.
Before we could say anything, Swami said, "Do not worry, I can
make all arrangements in Bangalore also or wherever you like." I
then realised my folly. It dawned on me that Swami's arrangements
are always perfect and because He first mentioned Puttaparthi
Hospital, why should I hesitate to go there? Moreover, it was more
a temple of healing than a hospital where Swami had treated
numerous cases and sanctified the entire environment. We both
requested Swami to arrange surgery in the Super Speciality
Hospital at Puttaparthi. Then Nimi spoke to Swami thus: "Swami,
each year when we come to You, he develops a new problem. We feel
very much ashamed of constantly begging boons from You". To this,
Swami replied, "No, there is absolutely no shame in asking Me,
because I am your Father and Mother and, in fact, everything".
Nimi then prayed to Swami, "Swami, You please operate on him".
Swami replied, "Do not worry; My blessings are with him. I will
protect him". Swami then put His hand on my head lovingly. What a
delightful experience it was! I felt very powerful as blissful
vibrations passed throughout my entire body. It was a unique
experience, something very difficult to describe. Next, Swami
ordered me firmly, "Doctor, you go and sit on the chair outside -
not on the ground". I obeyed His command, the meaning of which I
understood later. When He came out of the inner interview room, He
told me that He would call me again for interview. Next morning,
He again called us for interview and we found that a chair had
been kept next to Swami's. As we entered, Swami asked me to sit on
Miraculous Cure of Cancer
It was Tuesday. Swami told me that He had spoken to Dr. Bhat, a
very famous urologist and nephrologist, who heads the team in
Puttaparthi Super Speciality Hospital. He also told me that the
surgery was fixed for Thursday, two days later. We were called for
a thorough check-up the next morning. Next day, before leaving for
the hospital check-up, we offered our Pranams to Swami. After
receiving His blessings, we proceeded to the hospital for
check-up. When we reached there, we found a team of doctors
waiting for me. They conducted various tests. Dr. Bhat spent a
good deal of time on my physical examination and reading the
various reports. He then scanned through the ultrasound films very
carefully. After thorough examination, he said, "Well, Dr. Kanwar,
I find absolutely no abnormality in your prostate gland." I was
completely surprised at this observation of Dr. Bhat and asked him
in disbelief, "But doctor, what about all these reports? They are
from the best specialists in Delhi." To this Dr. Bhat replied,
"With all the years of experience that I have, I can very
confidently reassure you that there is nothing wrong with your
prostate gland. Baba must have cured you." Nimi, however, was far
from satisfied and told him that we had come fully prepared for
surgery from Delhi. "Moreover, why did Baba tell us that the
operation would be done on Thursday - the next day?", she asked.
Dr. Bhat replied, "Swami's very clear instructions to me were to
operate, if necessary. I find no abnormality." To further satisfy
us, he repeated uroflometery which showed excellent results. So,
he asked us to return with confidence.
Baba: the Doctor of Doctors
Next morning, Swami came to me and asked, "Doctor, did you not go
to Puttaparthi?" Before I could answer, He had walked across
several Darshan lines. Next day, He said, "I shall telephone Dr.
Bhat and inquire about the results" and walked away. I smiled to
myself, for I was now absolutely sure that He had cured my cancer
during the interview when He had put His hand on my head, and I
had felt very powerful vibrations. It was only then that I
realised why He had asked me to sit on the chair for two days -
perhaps then after the divine operation, the wound was not healed.
Afterwards, He never asked me to sit on the chair. He gave me
Padanamaskar for five days consecutively, two times in the
interview room and thrice afterwards. He not only blessed me with
Divine Padanamaskars but gave me a new life also. On the following
day, Baba told me, "Dr. Bhat says, operation is not indicated" and
then He walked up to Nimi and told her that He had cured my
cancer. I was convinced that once Swami said, He had cured the
cancer, then it was not necessary to repeat the tests. But because
of the insistence of my colleagues, I repeated the investigations
seven times, but they were found alt normal.
Baba is the greatest healer who treads this earth. He can heal
with His look or touch, a mere brush of His robe, and also when He
ignores you. He is the Doctor of doctors. I offer my most humble
obeisance at His Divine Lotus Feet. Swami explains the secret of
the cure that many afflicted persons experience in His Presence.
He says, "It is My experience that I am one with every sentient
thing, every human being. My love flows out to everyone for I see
everyone as Myself. If a person reciprocates My love from the
depth and purity of his heart, My love and his meet in unison and
he is cured of the affliction. Where there is no reciprocation,
there is no cure."
Sanathana Sarathi, March 2002 Issue