Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy day of Guruvaar. Baba, You said 'Why fear when I am here', but we are surrounded with lot of fears, fear of bringing up our children, fear of their progress in education, fear of their friendship, fear of their character, fear of their employment,, fear of selecting good life partner, fear of their understanding in married life, fear of relationship, fear of loan, fear of health, fear of criticism, fear of enmity and a lot of fears are engulfed from beginning to end of our life. As you said, we are trying to get rid of these fear traumas, but in some corner of our heart it always trying to arise and put us down. Baba, please occupy fully in our hearts and suppress all our fears and guide us the way You want us to proceed. On this holy day we start our prayers by reading Your words in Satcharita.
Eight days before the laying of the flooring in the courtyard (of the Masjid) began, Mahajani suffered from acute indigestion.
He began to have many loose motions. Leaving all this burdenon Baba, he did not take any medicines or treat himself. He became quite harassed.
Mahajani knew that Sai was omniscient. Therefore, he did not describe his difficulties to him.
'When he wills it, he will grant me relief, on his own'. Having this implicit faith, he bore the disease.
'Whatever is destined to be suffered, will be! But there should be no break in the puja rituals'. This was the intense wish of Kaka each day.
Later on, when the motions became too frequent and were out of control, let us see what he did in order not to have a break in the arati and service.
He kept a copper vessel filled with water, on which he could lay his hands even in darkness, in a corner of the Masjid.
He, himself, would sit near Baba, pressing his legs and always remained present at the time of the arati, this being his regular routine.
Whenever he got a spasm in the stomach, since the water pot would be at hand, he would go to some nearby secluded spot and return after relieving himself.
So be it. When they asked Baba's permission to lay the flooring, he gave it to Tatya. Listen to what he said then to him.
"I am going to the Lendi. When I return from the Lendi, you may start the work of the flooring at that time ".
Later Baba returned and sat on his seat. Kaka came in time and started massaging his legs.
Devotees from Bombay came by tongas, via Kopergaon, by train which came to a halt there. They came up the steps with all the preparations for this puja and bowed down to Baba.
Along with everyone else, Patil from Andheri also came with flowers, rice and puja items; and sat in anticipation.
Just then, in the lower part of the courtyard, in the place where the rath used to be kept, exactly at the same spot the first stroke of the pick-axe was struck and the work of the laying of the courtyard floor began.
No sooner did he hear that noise that Baba shouted strangely. In an instant he became transformed into Narasimha. His eyes blazed with fury.
"Who is that striking with the pick-axe? I will break his back. " Saying this, he got up taking his satka. All present were filled with terror.
The labourer threw aside the pick-axe and fled. Everybody ran helter – skelter. Kaka too was frightened. At that moment, Baba held him by his hand.
And said: "Where are you going? Sit down. " Just then Tatya and Laxmi arrived. He started hurling a torrent of abuse at them, to his heart's content.
The people who were outside the courtyard were also abused. Just then, he picked up a bag of roasted peanuts which had been dropped there.
It must have belonged to somebody and fallen in the Masjid, while running away helter – skelter, when Baba had been in a fit of anger.
The nuts must have been about one full seer5. He brought out one handful at a time, rubbed them between his palms, blew upon them and cleaned them.
Then he fed the cleaned nuts to Mahajani. While he continued to shower abuses on one hand, on the other hand he continued to clean the peanuts.
"Eat them, eat them ", he said. He put cleaned nuts in his palm. He too ate a few, himself. In this manner, the bag was emptied.
When the nuts were finished, he said: " Bring some water. I am thirsty ". Kaka filled a vessel and brought it. He drank some and told him also to drink it.
While Kaka was drinking, he said: " Go, your suffering has ended ". He added: "Where are those wretched Brahmins? Go and fetch them ".
So be it. The group re-assembled. The Masjid was crowded as before. The flooring work was resumed. Kaka's diarrohea was stopped.
What kind of a remedy is this for loose stools?! It is the words of the Saints6 that act as medicine. He who regards them as prasad can have need for nothing else.
I bow down to Sree Ganesh
I bow down to Sree Saraswati
I bow down to the Guru
I bow down to the Family Deity
I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra
I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.
-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 13, Ovi 120 - 147)