ONE RUPEE--BABAS GIFT:
Once in a week, I used to go to the Sai Baba temple in Shenoy Nagar (Chennai).I feel so relieved when I am there & not to exaggerate, I would say it's the heaven on earth.
One such evening, I went to the temple …..I was admiring Baba's portrait in the temple & I was
engrossed in my own world. The Poojari was distributing the prasatham & when he came next to me, I took out my wallet & offered Rs.20 on the pooja plate. I didn't even realize that it was the only money I had in my wallet to return home. I was so worried & started digging my wallet
to see whether, I have some cash…..but no go.
I just had Rs.2.50.If I had to take a city bus, I would need Rs.3.50 (i.e one rupee extra). I was terribly upset & was above to cry. It was 6.45 pm then. I was so confused & helpless & didn't know what I need to do. I thought of asking the poojari for one rupee, but I felt disgraceful to do that. I went to one corner in the temple & sat quietly & prayed to Baba ( I prayed that if somebody whom I know comes to the temple ,I could ask them the one rupee which I needed. But nobody came.)
I started crying & literally spoke to Baba." This is what you want to do to me. I have no money. I am in need of just one rupee & like a beggar I am expecting that someone would help me" …………after some time I consoled myself saying I shall start walking home( it takes at least 2 ½ hrs from Shenoy Nagar to my home in Anna Nagar).Before leaving I wanted to go around the temple once.
When I reached the place, exactly behind the temple, I saw 'one rupee coin' on the wall. I was shocked to see a coin on the wall. (I went close to the wall to see whether the coin was stuck by someone, using gum or chandan. But nothing was used. I was literally shocked, for I am sure that no object can just stay on any vertical wall).I kept on starring at the coin & didn't want to
take it, because I thought it was someone else's money. The moment, I thought that way, I could hear Baba saying in a kind tone "It is for you. Take it".
And when I took the coin from the wall, I could feel Sai Baba's palm. My Baba had given me what I wanted right away from his own hands. I didn't want to spend that coin & so I walked home that night. I have that coin safe with me & will treasur it till I die. I can earn millions & crores in my lifetime …but that coin is priceless & is always special to me!
Om Sai Jai Jai Sai !