Along with Foreign Specialist
Doctors say, “Apply Baba’s Udi” !
Once upon a time a devotee’s eyes were swollen and were like red
balls. Both pupils were blood-red and no vaid was available
in Shirdi. The simple and pious devotees showed his eyes to Baba.
Immediately, Baba got the marking-nut ‘beeba’ pounded and
made into balls. Under the circumstances some may have put
surma (powdered pearl); some may have put wet pieces of cloth
dipped in cow’s milk; others may have kept cool camphor cakes on
the eyes or some would have used collyrium. But, Baba’s remedy was
absolutely different. He picked up each ‘beeba’ ball in his
own hands and pressed as much as possible one in each eye and then
tied a cloth around them. The next day, the cloth tied around the
eyes was removed and the eyes were washed with cold water poured
in a steady stream. All the swelling had disappeared and the
pupils were clear. Although a delicate organ like the eye was
treated by ‘beeba’, there was no burning and the disease
was cured. Such are the countless experiences.
- Shri Sai Satcharita, Chapter 7, Ovi 47-52
When I remember the day of 22nd January
1987, I afflict with fear. If Baba did not favour, I would have to
live in the darkened world.
usual I was busy with the typing-work. My eyes were turning from
the script to the paper on the typewriter..... and within few
minutes my right eye started paining. I thought insertion of some
minor foreign body in the eye and neglected. But, as the time
passed on, the pain increased. Due to this pain, I lost my
concentration and attention. Two more days passed. The pain
increased day by day. I felt the seriousness and thought to
consult the doctor. Thus, I visited the doctor on 25th January.
Doctor gave me tablets and medicament, which proved useless. Not
the less from that day, I was more harassed by constant headache
and frequent vomiting. I rushed to the doctor. “The pains may
continue for eight days and then you will feel better,” the doctor
assured me. I felt that everything would be all right as the
doctor told, and returned home. From 26th January
onward my ill-fate started. On that day I lost the sight of my
right eye. On very next day, the sight of the left eye also became
less. Subsequently I ran to the doctor. He then felt something
serious. He advised me to go to Pune and consult the doctor in
Ruby Hall Clinic or Sasoon. On 28th,
I went to Sasoon. The doctors there asked me the history. I
explained in detail. Various tests were done and injections and
tablets were tried. The eye specialist examined me thoroughly. My
friend Dr. Avinash Nagpure (He was studying M.B.B.S. last year)
advised me to bear the trouble. At that time he was the only
support for me. “It is improbable to regain the sight in such
cases,” the doctor whispered. I heard his words and lost my all
the inner strength. I was terribly frightened, seeing blind future
with my blind eyes. At the same time I heard the doctor saying,
“By the mercy of God the sight may be regained”. It gave me light
of hope. I have faith in Baba, Baba’s teaching of ‘Shraddha’
and ‘Saburi’. I regained the strength with this thought.
Specially to note, when I started for Pune on 28th morning,
went to Baba’s Samadhi temple and prayed Baba, “I am going
to Pune with my half eye instead of two..... Please bring me here
with both the eyes or finish my life there only”. Praying like
this I started applying Udi to the eyes everyday. At that
time my father, mother, brothers, sisters, Dr. Nagpure, Mr.
Ratilalji Lodha, Mr. Sadashiv Gorade and Mr. Kailas Gaikwad gave
me the courage. I am grateful to them.
From the first Thursday of February I could see little
with my left eye. My mind and eyes flourished like a flower. There
was progress in the sight and my happiness had no bounds. Next
Thursday I could see clearly with my both eyes. I could see my
beloveds and every happening around me ! I could see every thing.
My sight reburied !
I was discharged after 15 days and was told to have
check-up every fortnight. I returned Shirdi with satisfaction.
Baba listened my prayer. My eyes were full of tears and the joy. I
washed Baba’s ‘Charan’ with my tears. After 15 days eyes
were clear. I successfully came out of bad dream.
Mean while there was a Charitable Eye Camp at Shri
Sainath Hospital, Shirdi. Foreign eye specialist had come to
attend the patients. I got my eyes checked by them. I told them
detail history. Showed them all papers. They listened me and saw
the record. They told me, “We will give you more effective
medicine. Try it every day and you will never suffer”. I was very
happy and enquired about medicine. They told me “APPLY BABA’S
UDI TO YOUR EYES EVERY DAY..... YOU GOT CURED BY THE BLESSINGS
OF SADGURU SHRI SAI BABA”.
- Changdeo Santu Sabale
Shree Sai Baba
Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)
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