saibaba loves lamp so much that he used to light 4 earthern lamps
and keeps them in the four corners of his wooden plak in which he
slept...i took this photo to show babas love for lamps..
Baba's Wonderful Bed-Stead
Let us first see where and how Baba slept, Mr. Nanasaheb Dengale
brought, for Sai Baba, a wooden plank, amount 4 cubits in length
and only a span in breath, for sleeping upon. Instead of keeping
the plank on the floor and then sleeping on it, Baba tied it like
a swing to the rafters of the Masjid with old shreds or rags and
commenced to sleep upon it. The rags were so thin and worn out that
it was a problem how they could bear or support even weight of the
plank itself, let alone the weight of Baba. But somehow or other-it
was Baba's sheer Leela that the worn out rags did sustain the plank,
with the weight of Baba on it.
On the four corners of this plank, Baba lighted panatis (earthen
lamps), one at each corner, and kept them burning the whole night.
It was a sight for the Gods to see Baba sitting or sleeping on this
plank! It was a wonder to all, how Baba got up and down the plank.
Out of curiosity, many careful observ-ers kept watching the process
of mounting and dismounting, but none succeeded. As crowds began
to swell so to detect this wonderful feat, Baba one day broke the
plank into pieces and threw it away. Baba had all the eight Siddhis
(powers) at His command. He never practiced nor craved for them.
They came to Him naturally, as a result of His perfec-tion.
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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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