Friday, May 30, 2008

Sai Baba and Shama

Sai Baba and Shama the stories continues. There are two stories described well in the sacred text, Shri Sai SatCharitra. One story when Shama was bitten by a poisonous snake, described in chapter number 23, and another one in chapters dedicated to the sacred udi, in chapter number 34 how the then dreaded disease of Shama's sister in law, Bubonic plague was treated within a night with Sai Baba's Udi and grace, is described.

Bubonic plague was too feared a disease in those days, chances of survival were very less. when Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) herd the news of her sister in law affected by it, he was much disturbed and wanted to see her. As it was a custom to go and ask Sai Baba before leaving Shirdi, Shama went straight to Masjid, to ask Sai Baba for the leave. It was late night hours and Shama was one of the handful of devotees who could meet and talk with Sai Baba at any time. So he went to Sai Baba and with tearful eyes and heavy heart he told what has happened to Sai Baba.

Sai Baba aware of everything that was happening and about the future happenings, asked Shama not to go at late hours, but to go and visit his brother's house next morning and He added to return quickly. Shama attacked by the fear did not understood the meaning of return quickly. Also Saibaba gave a handful of sacred udi and said, ' Give this Udi to Bapji (Shama's elder brother) Malik will do good.'

He spent the night in the fear, next early morning he rushed to Sai Baba for the permission to go. Again Shri Saibaba said, 'You may go, but come back quickly.' again due to the fear of what condition his sister in law would be, Shama did not get the later statement in his mind.

On the other side Bapji somewhat disturbed as Shama did not came with him, went home with the sacred udi. He applied some on the developed buboes, some udi he mixed with water and gave it to his wife, the patient. Within few minutes her body perspired greatly, the fever was gone and she slept peacefully. On waking up another morning she found herself to be totally healthy. No trace of fever, no buboes and no signs of physical weakness. It was a miracle of Sai Baba's Udi and grace. She took to her house hold duties.

Shama on reaching saw this and got enraged. He thought he was cheated by wrong information. when he herd about the miracle, tears flowed from his eyes, once again knowing the immense love of Shri Sai Baba.

Read more - Stories of Shama – Madhavrao Deshpande

Om SatChitAnanda SadGuru SaiNath Maharaj Ki Jai.

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