is a beautiful incident from sai satcharita , life of shirdi saibaba
which many sai devotees know.I took this little miracle baba did
as one of the goal in my life - "To spread the message of lighting
Turning Water into Oil
Sai Baba was very fond of lights. He used to borrow oil from shop-keepers,
and keep lamps burning the whole night in the Masjid and temple.
This went on for some time. The Banias, who supplied oil gratis,
once met together and decided not to give Him oil. When, as usual,
Baba went to ask for oil, they all gave Him a distinct No. Unperturbed,
Baba returned to the Masjid and kept the dry wicks in the lamps.
The banias were watching Him with curiosity. Baba took the Tumrel
(tin pot) which contained very little (a few drops) of oil, put
water into it and drank it and forced it fall in the container.
After consecrating the tin-pot in this way, He again took water
in the tin-pot and filled all the lamps with it and lighted them.
To the surprise and dismay of the watching Banias, the lamps began
to burn and kept burning the whole night. The Banias repented and
apologized. Baba forgave them and asked them to be more truthful
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God is light ! Sai
is light ! Lighting lamps will bring you the blessings of God
- Venkat Raman
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