Presently, the train stopped at a station and the guard happend to pass by. When he was told of our predicament and requested for urgent redress, he just remarked with the utmost callousness, "Marjao! (go, die) and passed on as if he were Fate's minion. He clearly smelt of liquor. We had no alternative except to fall back upon our Unfailing Eternal Source of Succour and to pray. Rightly has Dr.Alexis Carrel, the great medical scientist and savant averred, that it is not the Atom that will provide the infinite source of power for the future of the humanity but PRAYER, for, when you pray with all your heart, you are linked to that DYNAMO THAT SPINS the Universe.
The All-Merciful and solicitous Baba ever on the alert as Bhaktha Paraadina did come to the rescue in a most unexpected and dramatic manner before despair complete by overwhelmed us. In a spilt second, the skies darkened with gathering clouds and there began a downpour which continued for over an hour, lashing on all sides, partly floooding the compartment and completely smoothering out the smoke and the threatened configuration!
Glory be to Shri Shirdi Sai - Grace be to all
BABA'S MIRACLE- 16
BABA'S LEELAS CONNECTED WITH MY FIRST VISIT TO SHIRDI
Being both constitutionally and temperamentally inclined to remain where and what I am, I did not, at first, agreed to be sent to Kirkee for an 18 week course of training in Armaments from October, 1955. I was then working as Leading Examiner of Naval Armaments at Vishakapatnam. Ordinarily, such an attitude will not at all be countenanced in the department. However, having been enabled by Baba to make by mark, I was allowed a certain latitude. Moreover, it was primarily intended for Armament Examiners in the Army, and they had offered to entertain just two of us as guest-candidates from the Navy. Hence, I was not pressed further.
Some days later, while reviewing the situation, it occurred to my mind that Baba's hand was behind it all, that He was providing an opportunity for me to visit Shirdi, not far from Kirkee, Pune. Here it should be noted that ever since