Devotees Protected Even After Mahasamadhi
Shri Gangadhar Seetharam Patil was a devotee of Shree Baba Maharaj. In 1958, Mr. Patil, working as an overseer in Public Works Department, was given charge of the roadwork between the villages Mohol and Hingangaon in Maharashtra.
Once while riding on his motorbike along with his friend he saw a bullock cart coming from the opposite direction on the right side of the road. In the nick of time, the cart man diverted the cart to the left side of the road. Shri Patil saw a crowbar extending out of the cart from the rear side, posing a serious obstruction to his speeding motorbike. He felt it was impossible to avoid the collision of his speeding motorbike with the crowbar. So without any alternative, he closed his eyes and chanting the name of Shree Baba Maharaj, went ahead.
Shri Patil had death facing him but due to the divine grace of Shree Baba Maharaj he was saved with only minor injuries. But the crowbar seriously injured his friend sitting on the backseat of the motorbike.
One more interesting incident took place with Shri Patil. Once there was a robbery in his house. But surprisingly the robber did not enter the room containing the picture of Shree Baba Maharaj. All valuable items like gold ornaments, money and other costly things kept in this room were saved by the kind grace of Shree Baba Maharaj.
Cured Blood Dysentery
One and a half year old son of Shri. Rambhau Joglekar, was suffering from severe blood dysentery. Inspite of treating him with home made medicines as well as allopathic medicines, and that too prescribed by a famous M.D. doctor, there was basically no improvement in his state. His condition continued to deteriorate and his body started swelling to such an extent that he looked like a 4-5 year old boy.
The concerned doctor gave up all hope of the boy’s survival and told the father of the boy “All our efforts have failed. Now you should pray for God’s help”. Shri Joglekar lost all hope of recovery and approached Shree Baba Maharaj for help.
By the kind grace of Shree Baba Maharaj, the boy started showing some improvement within just three to four days, but at the same time, Shree Baba Maharaj started suffering from dysentery. This was because he had taken over the illness on himself.
Shree Baba Maharaj also promised Shri Joglekar that the boy would be completely cured. Accordingly, the boy fully recovered from the illness and even started to smile and play. The concerned doctor who had lost all the hopes was simply shocked to see this miracle and accepted the greatness of Shree Baba Maharaj.
Saved Devotee from Dismissal
One day, Shri Rambhau Joglekar, while working in the Ordinance Factory at Khadki in Pune, unexpectedly saw his senior European Officer in an indecent state with a coquettish young lady who also worked in the same office. This enraged the European Officer and Shri Joglekar received a threat of dismissal from service, without any justification. After listening to the details from Shri Joglekar, Shree Baba Maharaj asked Shri Joglekar to send sweets to the European officer, through the young lady.
And lo! A miracle took place. The European officer got a transfer order to Madagascar, South Africa. Soon after this, one day, Shree Baba Maharaj told Shri Joglekar “I am hearing the sound of machine gun. Your officer appears to be dead”. Within a few days, Shri Joglekar came to know from his officer that the European officer had passed away!
Cured Heart disease
Shri Balasaheb Bhide, the cousin brother-in-law of Shri Oak, was a devotee of Shree Baba Maharaj. Shri Oak, himself a devotee, was the son-in-law of Shri Rajabhau Bhide from Kalyan, Maharashtra. Shri Rajabhau Bhide was also a disciple of Shree Beedkar Maharaj..
Shri Balasaheb Bhide often came to Pune to seek blessings from Shree Baba Maharaj. Once as usual, he came to Pune, took blessings and was about to sit down, when Shree Baba Maharaj hurriedly made him stand up. Then Shree Baba Maharaj gave him a coconut and said, “Your aunt in Kalyan is seriously ill. You should give this coconut to her and ask her to drink its water”.
Shri Bhide immediately returned to Kalyan and found his aunt seriously ill, suffering from heart trouble. Lo! A miracle took place. As soon as she drank the coconut water, she started feeling better and within a week, she recovered completely.
The heart specialist was simply amazed at the unexplained recovery of his patient.
Rescued A Lady From Demonic Possession
Shri Padmakar Joshi was the son of one of Shree Baba Maharaj’s niece. Since 1950, Shri Joshi regularly came to visit Shree Baba Maharaj to seek his blessings.
Once in the presence of Shri Joshi Shree Baba Maharaj rescued a lady from demoniac possession. Before coming to Shree Baba Maharaj, the lady had been taken to various temples, enchanters and even to an exorcist for relief but still the problem was not resolved.
Ultimately, as per someone’s suggestion, they came to Shree Baba Maharaj. Shree Baba Maharaj listened to the complete history and then ordered her by saying, “Play, play”. As soon as he said these words, the lady started shivering and gasping. This was due to demonic possession. The speed of shivering and gasping started to increase and eventually she fell down and rested her head on the feet of Shree Baba Maharaj.
She had lost all her life force and lay motionless at the feet of Shree Baba Maharaj. After a few moments, she was woken up by some people present there, witnessing this uncommon & horrifying scene. As she got up and her relatives noticed that for the first time, after a number of years, she had started behaving in a normal manner. Her relatives informed Shree Baba Maharaj that the dead ex-wife of her husband was probably troubling the current wife in the form of an evil spirit.
The relatives had wandered to a number of places for the relief but ultimately she got relief from this evil spirit at the feet of Shree Baba Maharaj.
Cured Acute Stomach Ache of Shri Gokhale
Shri Laxman Hari Gokhale started visiting Shree Baba Maharaj from the year 1950. Previous to this Shri Gokhale had suffered from acute stomach pain. The doctor often gave him morphine injections and put him to sleep for two days at a stretch. The doctor even suggested for a stomach operation. But Shree Baba Maharaj rejected this proposal and advised Shri Gokhale to eat stale bread instead. It was a great miracle that, by the kind grace of Shree Baba Maharaj, Shri Gokhale was permanently cured of his acute stomachache.
Saved Shri Saptarshi’s Son from Fire
It is true that the devotees need not be afraid of any frightful disaster when there is full backing of a Sadguru. Shri Saptarshi personally experienced this fact. Shri Saptarshi, very often went to Shree Baba Maharaj to seek blessings.
Once, he requested Shree Baba Maharaj to accompany him to a farm to eat hurda. Shree Baba Maharaj also agreed. After this programme of eating hurda was over, somebody lighted the kerosene stove to prepare tea. But unfortunately the stove tank exploded. The burning kerosene got sprayed on Saptarshi’s young son who was standing nearby and his clothes caught fire.
Everyone noticed the boy, who was engulfed by fire and there was an uproar. Shree Baba Maharaj was standing nearby but facing the opposite side. By hearing the uproar, Shree Baba Maharaj turned his face and merely looked towards the boy who was engulfed by fire.
What a great surprise! The fire extinguished of its own accord and not only was the boy saved from burning injuries but even his clothes remained intact. Is this not a Miracle?
Saved 2 year old Boy from Death
Shri Prabhakar Shankar Panase of Pune also experienced a miracle. Shri Panase was very much depressed over the fact that his Sadguru Shree Narayan Maharaj Kedgaonkar, had taken Mahasamadhi.
One day in an early morning dream, he got a vision of a saintly person wearing white coat, dhotee29, white handkerchief wrapped round the head and a garland of white flowers round the neck. Same day morning his friend took him to Shree Baba Maharaj to seek blessings. At that time Shree Baba Maharaj was sitting on a bed in Padmasan. Shri Panase was highly surprised & delighted to see Shree Baba Maharaj, the same saintly person whom he had seen in his dream. When he paid obeisance to Shree Baba Maharaj and sat down, his disturbed mind calmed down to the highest possible degree.
Once, the 2 yr. old son of Shri Panase suddenly became seriously ill. When the boy was treated in a hospital, the doctor lost all hopes of recovery and concluded that none of the medicines would have any effect on the boy. Shri Panase got extremely nervous and immediately went to see Shree Baba Maharaj for help.
After listening to all the details, Shree Baba Maharaj asked for the name of the boy. Then Shree Baba Maharaj told him not to lose courage and not to worry. Then he told Shri Panase to take some angaara from the small steel box kept in the temple-shrine and apply it to the boy and at the same time also continue the medicines, as prescribed by the doctor. The doctor unwillingly continued the injections as well as medicines under the assumption that the boy would not survive for more than few hours.
To the great surprise of everyone, ignoring all the experience, medical knowledge and predictions of the doctor, the very next day, the boy got up from the bed and started playing. Later on, this boy grew up and completed his graduation. Thus the prophecy of the doctor was proved totally wrong by the divine grace of Shree Baba Maharaj.
Saved Shri Govindrao Jogalekar from Undue Insecurity
In some way or other, if a devotee was to face any calamity, then Shree Baba Maharaj easily liberated the devotee from that anxiety. This was experienced first hand by Shri Govindrao Ramchandra Joglekar as well as several other devotees of Shree Baba Maharaj.
He was a junior commissioned officer in an Army Vehicle Depot at Dehu Road, Pune. Year 1951 onwards he had taken charge as a Security Platoon Commander. One day he came to know that the Director of Security (Brigadier) would be coming from Delhi to inspect the Army wing. This Brigadier was an Irish man and well known as a dreadful ill tempered and a fiery officer in the field of inspection. Without showing any mercy or forgiveness, even for trivial mistakes, he took severe action by demoting the concerned officer on the spot.
Shri Govindrao was so much seized by worry that he went running to Shree Baba Maharaj for help. After listening to all details, Shree Baba Maharaj told Shri Govindrao to put a red mark on the calendar against that date of inspection. With implicit faith in Shree Baba Maharaj, Shri Govindrao returned home and calmed down.
At 9.00 a.m. sharp, the inspection of Shri Govindrao’s platoon was to take place. Five minutes prior to 9.a.m., the Irish Brigadier came for inspection. He looked at the platoon and was about to start the inspection when a soldier came to inform the Brigadier that there was a telephone call of a Major General from Delhi. The Brigadier had to attend the telephone call. After completing the phone conversation, the Brigadier came back to resume the inspection. But before he returned, another soldier came to inform the Brigadier of a trunk call from Calcutta. Mentally uttering abuses, the Brigadier went to the office to attend the trunk call and due to one or the other reason, he could not come out of the office until 1.00 p.m.
Finally the Brigadier cancelled the ground inspection for that day. But he ordered all the officers to be present in their respective guard posts at 2.00 p.m. for inspection. Exactly at 2.00 p.m., he started the inspection of the first guard post, but that inspection took a lot of time. By the time the Brigadier reached the guard post of Shri Govindrao, he gave up the inspection altogether.
Then the Brigadier called all the officers, shook hands and commended on the good work done by them. All the officers were highly surprised as this was contrary to the known reputation of that Brigadier, since he always refrained from giving handshake’s to Hindustani (Indian) officers. Finally he gave good wishes to everybody and with a smiling face, returned to Delhi.
In the evening Shri Govindrao went to meet Shree Baba Maharaj. Shree Baba Maharaj gave him a handshake saying, “Was this not similar to that handshake given by your Brigadier”? With these words Shree Baba Maharaj gave an accurate impression of that handshake and further said “Your Brigadier will not remain in Hindustan for long but would go to a foreign country and never come back here to create any more trouble for you”. These golden words of Shree Baba Maharaj were proved true in a short while.
Shri Govindrao Joglekar was a military officer and he wore full English suit similar to that of a British officer. But once Shree Baba Maharaj remarked about this dress, ”A person should cultivate simple living”. These simple words of Shree Baba Maharaj had such an over bearing effect on Shri Joglekar that he completely lost desire for the Flashiness developed in him over the years. Thereafter, he started wearing simple dress.
Shree Baba Maharaj always advised his devotees “Look at the sky, look at the stars”. Once Shri Joglekar, out of curiosity asked him the clear purport of these words. Shree Baba Maharaj said, “Distant vision makes the eyes clear. These are the words from physics. Hence you have to look at the sky. These stars in the sky are the symbol of Divine Lustre”.
At one time, Shree Baba Maharaj wrote to Shri Joglekar the following golden words “Brahma is real and the sole substance of the material universe. To get a clear and definite apprehension of Brahma, you have to take a number of births. Brahma means the sky. Sky means space. As space is beyond ones perception, one should study the objects like the stars in the sky. But care should be taken not to give any publicity to others about this study. For attainment and enjoyment of Divine nature, one should not trouble anybody. One should study the sky and the stars with self-confidence and refrain from asking questions and demanding answers to these questions from the saints or sadguru. One should grasp this knowledge fully with one’s mind instead of troubling a saint or Sadguru “.