Wednesday, July 15, 2015

God Will Help

In 1916 Vijayadasami Day (October) Baba was in a rage. He tore off all his clothes and threw them into the fire (Duni) before him and stood there stark naked.


Baba with red eyes shouted: "Fellows, decide for yourselves now If I am Moslem or Hindu."


After two hours of this rage, Bagoji Scindhe, his leper companion tied a langoti to him and said: "Why all this? To day is the festival of Simolanagan". Baba striking the ground with his baton: This is my Simolangan (my going beyond the boundary of life.)


People could not understand his meaning then, but it was on the Vijayadasami day of 1918 that Baba crossed the boundary of life.


In 1916 before vijayadasami, Baba had been seriously unwell and the rumour got abroad that he was about to die. And the devotees conducted a sapta at Shirdi with mass feeding for the recovery of his health. Thereafter he recovered; but when Nana Saheb Nimonkar came there, on his way to Poona"


Baba: Nana, you stay here, bury me and then go.


Baba would not allow Nana either to go back to Nimon or proceed on to Poona.


Shama intervened on behalf of Nimonkar and asked Baba for leave for his going away.


Baba: Shama, do you want to kill my people. Is Kaka (Nana Nimonkar) eating your father's property?


Shama: But his daughter-in-law is pregnant and requires help.


Baba: (Addressing Nimonkar): Hallo Kaka, why are you anxious? God will help. Bury me and then go.


His daughter-in-law had no help. Suddenly at 10 p.m. one night, she felt that pains were coming and was at once taken in a tonga to the Poona Municipal Maternity hospital and left on a bed. The nurse went away to some other room at 11 p.m. and in the nurse's absence, she was delivered  of a male child without any help.


Baba said to Nana Nimonkar at that time at Shirdi: "There was a woman. She was taken to a place. There she was delivered safe of a male child."

(Baba's Charters and Sayings, No. 329)