By: Smt. Seetha Vijayakumar
This is a true story about a Sai Sister who was tending to her son in the Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, following a long, difficult surgery on the Spinal cord. Three days after the procedure, the six-year-old boy was still in a great deal of pain, and the worried mother was unable to sleep. As she paced the empty hospital corridors alone at three in the morning, tears of worry and concern ran down her cheeks.
Suddenly, she heard a kindly voice ask her, “What’s the matter?” The woman was taken by surprise since she hadn’t seen or heard anyone approaching. Turning, she saw an old janitor mopping the floor. He exuded such kindness and calmness that she found herself telling him all her troubles.
“I can feel your pain,” he said, “and this story has ripples, like a stone thrown in the water. Know that this is all a part of God’s plan and I saw you praying to Sai Baba.”
He gave her a gentle pat on the shoulder and handed over a packet of Baba’s Udi.
Wishing ‘Sai Ram’ he continued his mopping along the corridor. Suddenly, she felt a wave of
calmness and reassurance sweep over her. Returning to her
son’s room, she was finally able to get some sleep. When dawn came, the boy’s pain was almost gone.
She wanted to thank the janitor for his kindness, but the hospital records showed that no one on the staff matched his description. In her hour of need, Sai Maharaj’s loving hand intervened to bring her comfort.
Sri Narasimha Swamiji in the book ‘Life of Sai Baba’has stated: “Relax upward and Northward, toward the holy ‘Samadhi’ of Sai Parabrahman through the spiritual eye in the forehead. ”When you’re faced with a challenging situation, instead of getting tense and tied up in knots, try to step back from the problem. Allow your energy to flow calmly upward to the spiritual eye. Let your awareness rest there, and trust that you are surrounded and protected by Sai Baba’s light. SAI AURA calls upon you, “Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance of Sai Maharaj; the Divine Voice of Sainatha Prabhu has the answer to every dilemma of life.
When circumstances of any kind produce stress or anxiety, know that this is all part of Sainath’s
plan. Relax upward and offer everything to Sai Maharaj.