Important Extracts from ” Tuchi Baap Dhani “
“I am not far away from my Devotees”
In the year 1957 around March-April, a public meeting of the RSS (Rashtriya Sevak Sangh) was to be held at Nana Chowk, Grant Road, Mumbai. Shri Nana Palkar and Shri Shivray Telang had requested Sadguru Shree Maharaj to attend the meeting.
On the venue of the meeting, Shri Palkar and Shri Telang were seated on the platform along with other members of the RSS. Just before the meeting, Shree Maharaj in his usual dress code ( dhotee, shirt, cap, slippers and umbrella) entered the meeting hall and took a seat right in the front row. Since the meeting was in progress, Shri Palkar and Shri Telang could not get down to pay their respects to Shree Maharaj. Therefore, they bowed their heads with respect right from where they were seated. After about 1-1/2 hour, as soon as the meeting was over, they both stepped down from the platform to meet Shree Maharaj….only to find that he had already left the meeting hall. Disappointed, they both decided to go over to Shri Maraballi’s place where Shree Maharaj usually resided during his visits to Mumbai.
It was late in the evening when they reached Shri Maraballi’s place at Talamkiwadi, Grant Road, Mumbai. Both, Shri and Smt. Maraballi were surprised to find them their at an odd hour of the day. Shri Maraballi asked them “What brings the two of you here at this odd hour?”. Shri Nana Palkar replied, “We could not pay our respect to Shree Maharaj at the meeting, hence we had to come here”. Shri Maraballi said in a very surprised tone, “What are you saying? Shree Maharaj is in Pune and not come to Mumbai at all”. It was Shri Palkar and Shri Telang’s turn to be surprised now. Shri Palkar said, “Sadguru Shree Maharaj was physically present in the meeting place for nearly an hour and a half. Not only that, he was actually sitting right infront of us until the meeting was over. But he left as soon as the meeting was over. That’s why we could not talk to him or pay our respects and therefore we decided to come here to meet him. But you are saying that he never came to Mumbai ….. This does not make sense”.
The truth at last dawned on Shri Maraballi. He was knowing the greatness of Shree Maharaj and his throat choked by the very fact that this miracle had been performed by Sadguru Shree Maharaj for the sake of his devotees and he (Shri Maraballi) persuaded Shri Palkar and Shri Telang thus. At the end of a thorough enquiry Shri Palkar and Shri Telang realised the truth.
By this miraculous incident, Sadguru Shree Maharaj had shown that he is never away from his Devotees…