I believe devotees will be fed up listening to my own life stories and experiences alone. There are so many millions of Sai devotees and everyone needs to be taken care of. So I wanted to write something that’s worthy enough.
There are various problems in Life but one for which Sai devotees worry a lot is when they or their dear ones get sick or when they are hospitalized due to various reasons. I have always seen my Mom being sick. So when Mom is sick, I don’t bother much. I know when she has unbearable pain only, she needs my help and I either take her to the doctor or be near her all the time.
But when my Dad gets sick, I fear a lot as he doesn’t have the ability to bear any pain. My father had a urological problem in 2011 and never told it to us for a few days. By the way, he was trying to bear the pain, we had to ask him about his health.
Years back I made a small site dedicated especially for Health issues and how Sai cures devotees in pain
and on my previous birthday, I wrote below article
Why people feel Shy to say their health issues even to their dear ones?
In countries like India, People basically feel shy or embarrassed to discuss their health issues. In developed countries, I believe its what they call “Privacy”. You see, Privacy is good but not in all cases.
My brother in law is like my sister is into research related to Kidney diseases. One of my relatives is a Urologist. I have seen children and women waiting in his clinic and it is pitiful to see little kids in pain. There are some women who come from very poor families with such diseases. I have seen them speaking to their family members about how much they paid for tests etc. I believe only a handful of women who has such health issues has actually discussed it openly to someone and have come to visit a Doctor.
Children also never say everything they face to their parents and it’s your responsibility to observe them. Some Men too feel shy to tell their health issues to others, even their own parents or brother or wife.
Surprisingly, I have read in Health care forums, even American’s discussing their health issues and that they feel shy to keep going to Doctor. ( Not All. The fraction of people around the world are like this). See, there are few problems which need immediate attention and you can’t rely on online forums, etc for remedy. Please go to a good Doctor (Physician as they call in the U.S) as soon as possible and don’t completely rely on Self Medication.
Sai curing Dr.Pillay
One Dr. Pillay was an intimate Bhakta of Sai Baba. He was much liked by Baba, Who always called him Bhau (brother). Baba talked with him off and on and consulted him in all matters and wanted him always at His side. This Pillay suffered once very badly from guinea-worms. He said to Kakasaheb Dixit, “The pain is most excruciating and unbearable. I prefer death to it.
This pain, I know, is for repaying past Karma, but go to Sai Baba and tell Him to stop the pain and transfer the working of my past Karma to ten future births of mine.Mr. Dixit went to Baba and told Him his request. Then Baba, being moved by his request, said to Dixit,
“Tell him to be fearless. Why should he suffer for ten births? In ten days he can work out the sufferings and consequences of his past Karma. While I am here to give him temporal and spiritual welfare, why should he pray for death? Bring him here on somebody’s back and let us work and finish his sufferings once for all”.
The doctor was brought in that condition and was seated on Baba’s right side, where Fakir Baba always sat. Baba gave him His bolster and said,”Lie calmly here and be at ease.
The true remedy is, that the result of past actions has to be suffered and got over. Our Karma is the cause of our happiness and sorrow; therefore put up with whatever comes to you. Allah (God) is the sole Dispenser and Protector, always think of Him. He will take care of you. Surrender to His feet with body, mind, wealth, and speech, i.e. completely and then see what He does.” Dr. Pillay said in return that Nanasaheb had put a bandage over the leg, but he found no relief. “Nana is a fool” replied Baba. “Take off that bandage or else you will die. Now a crow will come and peck you, and then you will recover.”
While this conversation was going on, one Abdul, who always cleaned the Masjid and trimmed the lamps, turned up. While he was attending to his work of training, his foot accidentally fell upon the stretched leg of Dr. Pillay. The leg was already swollen and when Abdul’s foot fell upon it and pressed it, all the seven guinea-worms were squeezed out at once.
The pain was unbearable and Dr. Pillay bawled out loudly. After some time, he calmed down and began to sing and cry alternately. Then Pillay enquired when the crow was coming and peeking.
Baba said, “Did you not see the crow? He won’t come again. Abdul was the crow. Now go and rest yourself in the Wada and you will be soon alright.”
By application of the Udi and by taking it in the stomach with water, and without taking any other treatment or medicine, the disease was completely cured in ten days as predicted by Baba.
I love above Leela of Saibaba, in Chapter 34 of Sai Satcharitra
Please visit a Doctor with confidence and be open to your dear ones:
I posted this article especially for devotees who believe in too much of privacy and who innocently hide their health issues and keep dragging to visit a Doctor. Sai does help you to cure diseases himself but that doesn’t mean you must worship Sai alone. You can visit a doctor whom you believe in. I Pray Sai to take you to the right doctor who can cure you and make you healthy.
Maybe the Doctor you visit could be like Abdul and cure you!
Always in the holy feet of Shirdi Saibaba