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Saibaba in two places simultaneously!
I have read about this beautiful incident in some books on Saibaba. It was a very pleasant as well as surprising incident. Due to civil war in Bosnia and other regions, many people took refuge in refugee camps set up by UN or other organisations. One lady volunteer wanted to do some thing for the refugees. Hence she hired a truck and loaded it with bread, biscuits and other eatables and other items needed in such camps. She visited all the refugees and handed over bread, biscuits, milk etc along with a small photo of Saibaba. After seeing the photo of Saibaba, they were talking within themselves and laughing. As the lady volunteer is not conversant with the dialect spoken by the refugees, she enquired the driver of the truck, what was the topic they were talking about? The driver went to the camp and enquired from them the reasons for their laughter after seeing the photo of Saibaba. As they were also talking the same language, he had no difficulty in finding the reasons. He came back to the lady and told her, "Madam, every week this fellow in the photograph comes to this camp personally to hand over the food items. As he may be busy, to day he has sent the items through the lady". The lady volunteer was shell shocked. Saibaba personally visiting the refugee camp! She could not believe. Baba has never stirred out from India except to East Africa during 1960. Here, he is distributing the food materials in refugee camp every week! When the lady volunteer visited Puttaparthi, she narrated the incidents in a public meeting. A similar miracle happened long ago when Baba was still young. In Kerala, in south most part of India, there lived a devotee who had abundant faith in Saibaba. He was worshiping Baba in his own house by regularly conducting Bhajans and chanting his name etc., One day in the morning suddenly he found Saibaba was walking into his house. He was bewildered. He never expected Saibaba to visit his home. At that time Saibaba was in Andhra Pradesh. Kerala is quiet a distance from Andhra. For two days, Saibaba stayed in the devotee's house and attended the worship and Bhajans of the family. He ate with them and slept there. Even the entire neigborhood people visited the particular house to see Saibaba in person. He took even oil bath, ate with them, moved with the children of the house and gave them plenty of joy. Suddenly on the third day, he told the devotee, "I am leaving but do not follow Me". Stating this he came out and simply vanished from the place. All along he was with Venkatagiri King in his palace moving and speaking with them. This was verified by several people by interviewing the concerned people both at Kerala and Venkatagiri. Every body affirmed that Baba was verily with them on those two days!