I had to post this beautiful story of BABA’s love, sent to me from someone who sent a request for some advice on personal issues, as I am sure it will warm the hearts of BABA lovers and also all those who need a hope that their prayers, if sincere are always received and answered.
Read on !!!
Mr.Chatterjee’s email to me :
Sorry for delay in acknowledging. Actually my wife, contacted you about her mother through my e-mail id as she did not create one at that time. We had waited for about a week for reply from you. But as no reply was forthcoming, we had forgotten about it.
My job involves a lot of travelling. When I had received your reply after quite sometime, I was away from my hometown. I was somewhat excited to receive a reply in the first place. I read and re-read several times then gave a ring to my wife. I had read out your reply with excitement over telephone but there was cold response from her. I could sense she took it casually. I was even little annoyed as she did not show much interest in your message. Later when I met her after a week or so, againI broached the subject and asked her why she had not taken your reply seriously. She said that she was already doing what had been stated in the reply, apart from providing necessary moral support, as mentioned in the reply for a family member for whom the advice was sought.
One evening, I asked my wife that we would pray to Baba together. Both of us sat in meditation reciting the name of Baba for about twenty minutes. During the prayer I silently implored Baba to shower His mercy on this family member and make her normal. I never disclosed to my wife about this as normally I don’t make any wish during prayers. Nor did my wife told me of any wish she made to Baba during our prayer.
The next day I was to leave my hometown in the evening. After having breakfast while we are chitchatting, I casually but spontaneously told my wife that this family member would become normal within three days and I was certain about it. My wife was surprised at my conviction with which I told her and asked me how I knew it. I said I would not disclose it as I felt she would not believe. She pleaded with me for quite sometime, but I refused to disclose. As she went on asking me, I said it was no use telling her at this stage as she would not believe it in the first place and therefore reserved the answer for another day.
On the third day, when I was away from my home, I had received a message that this relative of ours was normal and eager to come back. It was such a pleasant surprise. I had immediately told my wife and she was stunned as it happened exactly as I told her.
I thought of immediately informing you about the whole incident but could not as I was little pre-occupied with work.
The string of events did not end there. On 16.10.11, in commemoration of Meher Baba’s newlife celebrations, a programme was organized in a city, and one of the Trustees of Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust was the chief guest. Normally I do not attend such programmes, more so in an unknown place. As the venue was close to the place where I stay, and Sunday being a holiday, somehow I went to the programme. While recalling some of the anecdotes associated with Baba during the Navajeevan Period, the Trustee narrated a small story which Baba himself told his Mandali. The story goes as follows: One day when Narada Muni was passing over Bhooloka(planet earth), he saw a devotee who worshipped God sincerely. The devotee was unhappy as he did not have children. Narada felt it was injustice to the devotee. He therefore went to Lord Vishnu and asked Him why He was merciless on his devotee. Lord Vishnu asked Narada Muni to go to Chitragupta who keeps a record of past present and future events of all live forms and enquire. Chitragupta made it clear to Narada that this devotee was not destined to have children in this birth,therefore nothing could be done about it. Narada felt pity on the devotee at his destiny. After some years, an ordinary Bhikshu ( in the spiritual sense) visited the devotee’s village and asked the people for roti and promised, in turn, he would bless them with children- one roti , one child , two rotis,two children . Our devotee offered four rotis and the Bhikshu blessed him with four children. After some time the devotee had four children and was living happily. Narada again happened to pass by this village and surprised to see the devotee leading a happy life with four children, contrary to what Chitragupta said. Immediately, Narada rushed to Lord Maha Vishnu and asked Him how this could happen. Lord Vishnu told Narada that He is a slave of his devotees and if a devotee blesses sincerely, invoking His name, He assumes the responsibility for its fulfillment. While Narada simply rushed toHim to know the reason for His devotee not having children, an ordinary Bhikshu sincerely blessed the devotee invoking His name. Therefore, He has granted four children to him.
After hearing the story, I understood in a flash how she became normal. Baba did not attach much importance to the miracles. He said He would not perform miracles as it would only be Maya within the Maya and would create more bindings. I got a faint idea of one of His simple statements that Heis closer to us than our breath. Thank you Baba for Your love and making me understand despite all my failings.
After much deliberation, we have decided to give consent to post this story in your blog, of course without disclosing our identities. Thanks for your help. Thank you Erik.