SRI SATHYA SAI HRUDAYA
(Indweller of Hearts)
By Bombai Srinivasan
Another miraculous cure
Swami often says that
divinity is inherent in all
His creation. Service to mankind should be
spontaneously offered realizing this resident
divinity principle. Such seva becomes the
highest form of worship "Hands that help are
holier than the lips that Pray" is the
oft-repeated advice of Swami. He further provides
confidence that when we engage ourselves in seva
activities as advised by Him, He would look after
all our· other cares, concerns and welfare. When
somebody feels served and happy by our devoted
and loving seva, it gladdens Swam. Being a Sai
devotee, what else could be our ambition than
making Swami happy? When Swami is happy, all the
creation is happy, and the Grace automatically accrues to us. Selfless seva pulls Swami to us
in our own crisis needs, even without a call or
payers. This has been the experiences of many a
By His Grace, I have been very fortunate, having
experienced or having come to know the experience
by others, many times in my life. In some of the
earlier chapters, attempts have been made to
inform the readers of few instances of flow of
grace to the seva Dals for selfless service. Yet
another such an instance is described in the
Mr. Balaji is a Seva dal volunteer in T'Nagar
Samithi in Madras. His father, mother, brother,
wife is all very much devoted to Swami and are
active workers participating in service
activities. They are also the ardent worshippers
of Lord Ayyappa: both father and son used to
undertake pilgrimage to Sabari Hills every year.
One day I went to their flat, purchased recently,
to discuss something about Samithi affairs.
Only Balaji and his wife were there. I enquired
the whereabouts of his father and mother. I
learnt that his mother had been admitted into a
hospital. She had been suffering from some
stomach ailment having frequent loose motions.
In spite of the doctor's attendance and
consultation and medication, there was no
improvement and her health had been deteriorating
day by day. As such she had to be hospitalized.
Before taking leave, I told him not to worry and
that Swami would look after his mother. During
the next two weeks I did not meet him and was
hoping that the mother would have recovered.
We missed them in Samithi Bhajans during the next
two weeks I was very happy to see them again
later on, when the entire family attended the
weekly bhajans. After everybody had left, I
casually enquired Balaji as to how was his
mother. He replied that due to Swami's Grace she
had turned around and for the next fifteen
minutes, he was explaining to me how Swami's
Grace had restored life to his mother.
After admitting her into the hospital, she was
under the constant care of the doctors, but she
was not responding to any medication. Being an
acute diabetic, it complicated the matters.
Day-by-day she was sinking. A number of tests
(including blood rests) revealed no clue or any
cause for her present condition of health
disorder. By the end of the week, her condition
was still very bad and she was lapsing into a
coma stage. She was very weak and the pulse also
started dropping, causing anxiety to everybody.
The condition became so critical that ultimately
one evening; the doctors pronounced that she
might not survive the night.
Meanwhile, the doctors were making all efforts to
identify the reasons for and diagnose her
sickness. One day during the casual enquiries
and discussions with Shri Balaji, the doctors
came to know that there was a 'slum' opposite to
their residential flat, On this information, the
doctors further enquired into the environmental
condition of the locality Pursuing further, the
doctors found out that pigs used to roam in the
nearby places of the flat. On a doubt, they took
some more blood sample of the lady and the same
was sent to veterinary hospital for analysts.
Their fears were confirmed. She might have placed
her feet on the excretion of the pigs and could
have contact the virus of the animal. Being a diabetic patient, the matters had got complicated.
Unfortunately, by the time, the veterinary
diagnosis became available, it became too late
for any further medication as she was sinking and
the doctors gave up hope. All the family members
had gathered in the hospital and they could do
the only possible thing, of surrendering to HIM.
Yes, they started praying with intense devotion
all the night
The next morning, however, dawned to a new
development. When the doctors came to the ward on
the routine round, they did not expect to see the
lady alive. But what they saw was simply
unbelievable to them. The patient was not only
sitting on the bed but was also chatting with her
family members. There were joy and cheers all
over. How could this happen! The doctors found a
small photograph of Bhagavan Baba on the corner
table of the room. They looked at the photograph
and were wondering.
Ultimately and helplessly they had to say this
much. There was no medical explanation as to how
she could have recovered from her helpless
condition of the previous night. Might be, It was
some divine mercy of intervention which had made this possible. Or might be, it was the Grace of
the Sai Baba whose photograph was on the table,
which could have saved their mother. "We did not
and could not do anything to save the lady; the
cure itself was a big miracle for us to witness",
the doctors concluded.
The devotees, who were listening to the narration
with me very attentively, were moved to hear of
Swami's mercy intervention. We all congratulated
Mr. Balaji and their family members for being the
recipient of Sai's Grace. The Balaji family
continues to be in Sai Seva and participate in
all activities assisting at times in our resource
mobilization for major programs.
Author's statement in:
Many of you may
be aware that I had authored a book with the title "Sri Sathya Sai
Hrudaya Nivasi (Indweller of Hearts). This book had seen the third
reprint, and is being sold in Bhagavan's Bookstall at Prashanthi
Nilayam. Many of you would have purchased and many would not have
got chance to go to Parthi and get the book. After the third
edition, this may not go to print again. As such I wish to bring
the contents of this book to each and every one of you.
Starting from today I shall post one chapter every week or if
possible twice a week, depending upon the response I get from you
all. I would request you to kindly read it and then re-circulate
it to your other friends in the Sai Family.
The text could be transferred to your hard disk, and if possible
print outs taken out.
Utilize the contents, as much as you like.
With Lots of Love and regards