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Endless Tales Of Neeb Karoli Baba's Grace: Flowers...
On October 12, 1974, a holiday, I went out to a bookshop about 12 o'clock. My mother, my auntie, my brother, all were sitting on the porch. About 1 o'clock I returned and went through Babaji's room to go to my own. I found that the picture of Maharajji's feet that was always kept on his bed since his Mahasamadhi, had changed direction.
It has been facing south and now it was turned to the east. The odd thing was that the picture had been turned but the line of flowers had not been disturbed. There was also a copy of the Hanuman Chalisa there that Maharajji used to keep under his pillow.
When children came, he would take it out and say, "Read from this." That Hanuman Chalisa had been taken out from under the pillow and placed in front of the picture.
Usually I put gardenia flowers before the picture but that day for some reason I had put a saffron colored flower from a creeper in the garden. It had no smell, so it was not normally used, but we called it "Hanuman's flower." That flower was put on top of the Hanuman Chalisa.
I asked, "Who has turned this?" They said, "We have been sitting here the whole time, nobody had come, so no one could have turned it." When other persons came to hear of this, they said, "Maharaj ji had revealed himself. He actually placed the Hanuman Chalisa there and put the flower on it!" Now, October 12th is an important day. We have a Sunderkaand reading and bhandara each year on that date.
From then on I put flowers on the bed a little more systematically. After sometime a sadhu came and the question came up about why the direction of the photograph had been changed. He said, "You do not know? He was facing south. South is the gate of death, people go by south gate. He was showing you, "Do you think that I am dead?" and therefore changed the direction."
Excerpts from "By His Grace A devotee's Story" Chapter "Flowers" written by Shri Dada Mukerjee
(Contributed By Veena Rai from New Delhi)