Guru's Grace - In the Form of Destiny


On a dark evening in Bhumiadhar, November 9 1962, Brahmachari Baba was warming himself by a fire, outside the temple on the roadside. Maharaji was sitting alone in meditation in his kuti. A thin, weak man with long, matted hair, wearing shabby and tattered clothes, came and sat quietly near Brahmachari ji. His hands and feet were both twisted. Brahmachari was looking at him, taking in every detail, when Maharaji came running out shouting, “You have come, you have come,” and sat with them by the fire. Since Brahmachari ji was in Baba’s service, he got up and stood beside him.

Baba asked the visitor, “Where have you come from and where are you going to?” He replied, “I have come from Pilibhit and am going to Meerut.” Brahmachari ji wondered to himself why he had come to Bhumiadhar instead of going directly from Pilibhit to Meerut. Just then Baba asked, “What is the purpose?” He said, “Lal Bahadur Shastri is to be made the prime minister.” Hearing this, Brahmachari was surprised, for there was no question of making Shastri prime minister in the lifetime of Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Baba then enquired about his devotees one by one. The first question Baba asked was about Brahmachari ji, who was standing by him. The man said, “Brahmachari is the guru of sadhus.” After many questions like that one, Baba asked about Tularam Sah saying, “He is lying sick in Ramsay Hospital, what about him?” With a heavy heart he said, “It is not good that you save everyone. He will certainly die on the seventh day from today.” Baba at once got up and returned to his kuti. The stranger also went on his way and disappeared at once. On the seventh day after this incident, on November 16 1962, Tularam passed away. The sadhu did not mention a timeframe for Shastri ji, but he became prime minister after a year and a half.

Excerpt from The Divine Reality of Sri Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj by Ravi Prakash Pande “Rajida”



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