With Two Teeth
"Your letter has not reached me yet; but, I have read
it already. You posted it to Madras, not knowing that I have
come back here. I was near you when you wrote it. Your mother
must know be very much better: is it not?" This is what
Baba wrote to a devotee, some years back. He is Sarvantharyami;
He is in all places, at all times.
Our letter need not reach Him. Even when it reaches Him,
He need not open it and read the contents!
day, I happened to be in His room when the post came. When
He dropped on the floor one letter unread and unopened, some
newly arrived person muttered, "Swami, you have not read
that letter. It may be some tale of misery". Baba smiled
and said, "No,No. It is a tale of joy, He says that a
son has been born to him; but, he is worried that the baby
was born with frontal teeth." Then, He told us the whole
story with the envelope in His hand.
"A Vaisya couple from a village in Telengana had come
on pilgrimage to Puttaparthi a year ago; they prayed that
they may be blessed with progeny. I gave the man an apple
and asked him to share it with his wife. He took it in his
hand and examined it. Finding some marks on the skin, indicating
that it might have been bitten by a rat or so, he asked me
what it was, evidently nervous about eating it. I told him
that they both could eat it. 'Only, the baby will have two
frontal at birth. Don't worry.'
He has now written that the child has been born and, (Here,
He tore open the envelope, took out the letter and turning
over the lines showed us the very sentence) "he has asked
Me whether any Santhi has to be performed, to alleviate what
he fears be a calamity!"
Looking at that sentence, we stood amazed, in the resplendent
Presence of Bhagavan.
Baba is Sarvajna, Sarvasaktha, Sarvaantharyami.
( N.Kasturi, Sanathana Sarathi, June 1960)