It was like I am in Chennai and telling my aunt that I shall be in the beach until 7 and come back to catch the bus to Coimbatore at 7.15 at night. I look at the waves in the sea and suddenly realize its too late. So I start to walk towards a dark place where I see a Bus. I am about to happily board the bus but a Man picks my ticket and says “This is Bus to Tirupati. The Bus to Coimbatore has already left”. I get really shocked. I walk blabering myself saying “My Aunt and parents will be worried as am not accompanying them”.
Suddenly I see myself walking with my uncle who recently had a surgey in his leg after an accident. We both are having a circular band in our hands like bangle. They used to wear such band for 300Rs ticket in Tirupati few years back. I see this girl in Police Uniform as if she’s a IPS officer standing in road. She has some tool to cut. She takes it and cuts the band in my uncles palm.
I ask her to be careful mentioning he has just gone through a surgery. She gets irritated with me, asks me to show my palm and cuts the band in my hand too. She shouts at me for asking to be careful.
She says ‘I completed …….(some degree which I don’t wanna mention) and came to this job. So I know how to handle people”.
(I keep remembering this dialogue and can’t control laughing)
I walk ahead but I too show my anger on her saying ‘OK..Fine..Do what you wish..I have lots of other work to do” and I move on.
I woke up and wondered what would be the meaning of such a dream? Usually, when ever Baba wanna show that he has healed someone’s health, he shows them in my dream. My uncle was asking me to pray for him. So I felt its a blessing and that his leg pain will be healed soon. Honestly, he did had a serious issue as the report he sent me 10 days back was so bad that I lied him saying its all normal.
There’s another proof that Sai did heal my uncle. As soon as I got this dream, I opened Sai’s book I am reading now a days. It came to a page which mentions a devotee gets Udi prasad and from then on his leg pain gets healed.
That’s fine but why did I see this girl in Police uniform? I was so scared and told my friend that ‘Seems something really bad is gonna happen. This girl is gonna bring police as I annoyed her.” They were making fun of me saying surely police will catch me over the weekend and I must not call them for any help. But later I convinced myself saying “May be, Sai just shows how much she’s irritated”
I also felt bad for expressing hatred on her as she did nothing. It was all my own mistake.
After this dream, I wanted to do something which makes someone happy and tried my best. Atleast, I wanted to end everything with a good gesture. This is all I can do to react to Sai’s dreams. The day before I was listening to this song.
It took me on a flash back to my Filmmaking days. When I was in the Editing studio, one of my friend called Sai Prasad joined as a Assistant to a Director for a film in which Trisha was introduced “Mounam Pesiyadhe”. His name has “Sai” but he worships some other Guru. He used to tell me that his Grandmother likes Sai.
His task was to write the Tamil dialogues in Hindi for Trisha din’t know Tamil (Really?!#%@). Indha Sai Prasadhuku Naan assistantu. LOL.. I really wish to know what this guy is doing now? He was such a wonderful friend of mine.
I deliberately avoided all my friends from Filmmaking days in Chennai to Filmschool days in Mumbai just because the memory hurts me. Anyway, I stopped watching movies in recent years that I felt surprised to know the above song was filmed my an Australian Cinematographer.
Anyway. I am truly hooked to the tune which comes in the middle of the song. So shall surely make a Sai video with that.
Bored since I was not able to go to Saibaba temple
On December 5th 2016, My Mom kept calling me home from office as she felt its not safe for me to roam outside due to the demise of the C.M. I came home and told her “I wanna go Saibaba temple as I am bored at home”. She shouted at me saying “Go if you want”. It was really pathetic as I don’t know to spend evenings at home. I was really irritated. For the first time in more than a year, I slept as early as 10.30 at night. I could not sleep. So woke up. Spoke to Baba in my room. Then, laid down again. I don’t know how I finally slept.
Even at work, I was complaining that I wish to travel to some other state as I wanna go to Saibaba temple in the evening.
Anyway, Today, Somehow, I passed on the day time at home. At around 5 in the evening, I told my Mom that I am starting to Saibaba temple. I don’t wanna take my Car out. I wanted to a beautiful experience this evening. Even my Mom was saying that no Bus is running. I told her “I shall walk and go!”.
And I really walked!
I walked ..
and enjoyed every step I took.
Seems the whole state of Tamilnadu was busy watching the last rites of CM as the roads had very few vehicles. I was walking thinking something, speaking to Baba in my mind and also playing few songs in my Mobile.
Almost deserted road which usually would be busy
I consider Dogs as sign of Lord Dattatreya and hence was happy to see these Stree Dogs on the way.
They must be wondering why is so silent today
I was not the only one who was walking. I did saw some North Indian guys who are doing labour work in Coimbatore roaming with their friends. I felt bad for them as its hard to live in a new place with no relatives if there are no hotels to have food.
Lets have a look at the map. I thought its 10 Kms but its just 7.1 Kms according to Google Maps. I purposely changed my home location since I don’t want anyone to know where I live. Veetuku vandhuraadhinga. he he….Already my parents are complaining that my life is circling around my Sai friends. So gradually I reduced speaking over phone to Sai friends. This is all I could do to make my parents happy.
Map to my paradise – Saibaba temple
As I walked near signal, I saw some Police women in road and remembered the dream. One of this police girl was complaining that she recharged her mobile 15% but its still not working. Its really not an easy job.
Finally, I reached my paradise!
Nagasai Mandir entrance
I walked in and took this photo to show you since most of you have been associating me with this temple as I always mention about it. For Gods sake don’t suddenly go there and search for me. You must mail me and then if Sai wills, we shall meet. Several times, some of you irritate me saying “I went there and looked for you near Dhuni”. Someone came as far as Japan and did this.
Nagasai Temple finally gave me Sai darshan
I went near the shop to get lamps. This guy wearing green shirt is my friend who asked me to speak to him in English as he wants to improve. So I told him “I came all the way from home by walk”. Everyone were shocked and asked me how come I came by walk and how long it took. I told them it took approximately one hour and I enjoyed it.
The guy replied “OK. 9 O clock. Biking…Going”.
He offered to take me back home in his bike and I agreed.
India has gone mobile…
You know they were watching the live telecast of CM’s last rites in the mobile
Wonder what to say about people who were at home doing no work. These guys work and also watched it on their mobile
I usually don’t take photos in any Shirdi Sai Baba temple as I respect the rules in place but today, since I walked all the way, I atleast wanted to show you the little Dhuni Baba in Dwarakamai. I love him as he’s like little boy.
Cute little Dhuni Baba in Saibaba temple
And here’s the Dwarakamai painting of Shirdi Sai Baba
I took a photo in main hall too but don’t wanna publish it. I respect rules in temple not because they have to be strictly followed but because its good to have some rules in place as long as its not forced on you.
People are allowed to take photos of the main Nagasai Statue but once in a while, they ask them not to take photos.
I sat in the corner and read few chapters from Sai Satcharita. I always love corners. Even at work, I got chance to choose a corner where I can catch anyone walking around and speak to them. In temples also, I never go to main hall. I always remain in Dwaramai because where there is Dhuni, my soul lives there.
Read few beautiful stories of Sai in Sai Satcharita book I found in temple on Diwali
The holy Dhuni got renovated recently. I got down the Dhuni tank as the priest asked me if I cleaned it to take out the hot ashes to make Udi.
The Holy Dhuni which I used to come around for 3-4 hours in 2005-6
I found a Dog drinking water outside Dwarakamai
Sai loves Animals so much and he takes care of them
When I saw this girl in Police dress in dream, I was confused but later I felt good because even during Sai’s life time, Saibaba has blessed a devotee with similar dream. Its in the famous “Chennai Bajani Mela” story in Chapter 29
Sai uses such dreams to wash away sins we have done to someone in previous birth. I don’t know what I did to which girl in my previous birth. I try to do little good as much as I can to any girl I come across and especially if I like them, I just tell Baba, give me all chances to do good.
I wanted to record a video speaking about Madrasi Bhajan singer story but too tired now. How sweet and devoted was the Wife charecter in that story. Saibaba gave darshan to her alone as Lord Rama.
Such devotion is all we need.
Such much love on Sai.
As the night Aarti got over, the guy in shop took me back home in his bike. The other Anna kept honking and went ahead of us in his bike!
This photo is important as it shows Sai made someone to take me back home peacefully
While going back home in bike, the boy asked me “What happened to your Car? Why did you walk all the way?
I told him ” I don’t wanna get addicted to car. I love walking and that’s the only physical work I do.”
He replied that its not necessary for me to walk so long as he has seen me doing some other work too.
The roads were little deserted today.
I would have remained home.
I would have gone to temple in car
But will that give me such an experience?I took all photos especially to tell the this story to all of you. After few years, I myself will wonder “How stupid I lived” or probably, I will remain stupid forever…
Its not a walk but the journey of life. In life too, there are no short cuts.Patience and hardwork will take you to great heights.
Its not easy to approach this poor fakir of Shirdi.
He’s the saint who rules 3 universe.
If you love Sai, show him you do. If you want to know him, think of him day and night. He will show his presence.
Now, he shows his presence through the pain in my leg and back ache. This pain is a gift. Some years back, I won’t get such pain if I walk. Now, I get it and I wanted this blessing to be in good health that I can walk any distance when ever I wish to.
Note: The featured image of Saibaba’s eyes were taken from a photo hanging in the temple.
Edit – I did not watch TV most of the time yesterday because these stuff really bothers me. I got some scary dream at night as I did not hug Sai book or photo and slept off. I woke up at 3 AM, lit lamp and spoke to Baba for few minutes. Then, I hugged a Sai book and slept off. I don’t like working on corporate film any more as this environment is not so cool to shoot. But I had a dream not to give up on what I started. I wonder why? I wanna do some creative projects but haven’t started yet. Lets see.