fool. He could easily see through cant and hypocrisy. To persons without faith he would not give Udhi but tell them to take it from the receptacle kept before Baba. For the different ills of persons who sought his help he administered Udhi to be taken with different vehicles (Anupan) like water, milk, honey etc. or Abhisheka theertham of Baba's Padukas with uniformly good results-
He also suggested special observances like fasts and complete reading of Satcharita within a week and distribution of sweets at the end for overcoming obstacles and achieving success. Where a person was not in a position to carry out the suggestion, he himself offered to do so. In rare cases where obviously he did not have Baba's approval, he decllined to interfere. Friday was the day of silence from 5 am to 5 pm and devoted to answering letters of outstation devotees in which he was prompt. No letter ever went unanswered. He was never known to be so sick till the fag end of his life to be obliged to avoid Baba's 'aarthi' though he was troubled with ailments incidental to the aging of the body. Only a week or two before the end of his earthly sojourn, he returned from a visit to Nepanagar in response to the wished of the devotees of that place He attained samadhi on 6.7.81 in his 87th year.
Glory be to Shri Shirdi Sai - Grace be to all
BABA'S MIRACLE THROUGH GURUJI-1
"Why fear when I am here"?
WOMAN SAVED FROM HAVING TO UNDERGO CAESARIAN (1967)
Among the ardent devotees of Baba at Jabalpur were a young Maharashtrian husband and wife who did nothing without obtaining Guruji's prior approval. Accordingly, they got it before the lady was admitted in the Lady Elgin Hospital for Women for her confinement. In the course of routine examination including X-ray, it was found that the baby lay across the womb and would have to be taken out by a caesarian operation by cutting open the wall of the abdomen. This being a major operation involving an element of risk to life, It was necessary to obtain the written approval of the husband for the purpose. However, when he was asked to fill the relevant form and sign it, he ran to the