20130104 – Baba saves Krishna – part 2 (final)

At 7:00 P.M., Baba asked for a sherbet drink, which Bhau handed him in a glass. After taking two sips, he handed the glass to Bhau and motioned to him to drink the rest. Baba’s mood suddenly changed, and he began light conversation and joking.

Baba’s strange behavior that evening perplexed Bhau, and when he returned to his room, he made a note of the date and time. The mystery was cleared up a few weeks later when Baba visited the Saint Mira High School in Poona to give darshan. Krishna Nair attended the function, and Bhau spoke with him. Without telling him why he was inquiring, Bhau learned that on the same day Baba had caused such a storm in Meherazad, Krishna, out of desperation, had gone up a mountain to commit suicide.

It had been two years since Krishna Nair had been sent home from Satara, and he missed Baba terribly. Despondent and depressed, he felt he could not live without staying with Baba. He traveled to Swami Nityanand’s ashram north of Bombay, where he met the great saint. When Krishna stood before him, without asking anything, Nityananda began laughing. Krishna, too, did not say a word.

He quietly left and climbed up the mountain near the saint’s ashram, reaching the top at 4:00 P.M. He had resolved to leap off the mountain cliff into the huge canyon below. No one would find his body hidden in the crevices. But, to be sure, he decided to jump after dark. He lay down and fell asleep. When he awoke, it was dark. He took three steps toward the edge of the cliff and suddenly heard Baba’s clap. He turned and saw Baba standing before him. Baba was in his early thirties. He wore a sadra, and his long hair was down. Krishna told Bhau, “Baba’s eyes were burning like fire! Red in color and flashing!” Krishna fell down unconscious. When he woke up, he abandoned his thoughts of suicide.

Bhau did not tell Krishna what had happened between himself and Baba that day. Thus he discovered that Baba had acted as he did to save Krishna’s life. When Krishna had changed his mind and returned home, Baba’s temperament had suddenly undergone a change. After hours of reproof, Bhau had the good fortune of tasting the sweetened drink touched by Baba’s lips.

Baba truly worships his lovers, and nothing ever remains hidden from him. Later, when Krishna met Baba, Baba asked about what had happened that day. Krishna narrated his meeting with Nityanand.

Baba asked, “Did you take the saint’s darshan?”

Krishna replied, “No, he was laughing.”

Baba replied, “He was not laughing; I was laughing. I, myself, was laughing.

“You wanted to die? Never think of suicide again.”

–www.lordmeher.org, p5151-5153



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