Brooker, sensing a possible recurrence of trouble for me on this score, put me up as a candidate, and I was selected again as an act of Baba's grace. The emoluments were higher. Baba had steered my course clear of the sharks and shoals of jealous intrigues and administrative objections. Baba, in His Infinite Mercy, wished to spare me further suffering. Hence it was He had created so many obstacles and diverted my course in a totally unexpected manner to perfect safety. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT MAN IS HIS OWN ENEMY AND OFTEN COMES IN THE WAY OF GOD TO DO GOOD TO HIM. It took me a long time, indeed decades, to sense this fully and cease to be like a wayward and naughty child of an indulgent father, and learn 'to be content to remain where and what you are according to His will. The truth is one can be happy only when one,
"To God doth late and ear/y pray
More of his grace than gifts to lend,
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious book or friend.
Such man is freed from servile bands
Of hope to rise or fear to fall,
Lord of himself though not of lands,
And having nothing, yet hath all".
("A Happy Warrier" by Sir Henry Wotton)
Glory be to Shi Shirdi Sai - Grace be to all
BABA'S MIRACLE - 10
AN INCREDIBLE MIRACLE OF BABA IMPELLING THE
GOVT. OF INDIA
TO MODIFY THEIR DECISION FOR THE SAKE OF HIS
This pertains to my totally unexpected selection as an Ammunition Supervisior in the newly-formed Directorate o Naval Armament Inspection of the Royal Indian Navy in 1949 in the face of normally insurmountable obstacles. To begin with, I was already 43, an age, as a rule, a disqualification for fresh