Names Are Different But All Spiritual Masters Are One Energy, As I Experienced In Shirdi

Names Are Different But All Spiritual Masters Are One Energy, As I Experienced In Shirdi

There are various forms and names of spiritual masters and guru's. But all of these energies are the same. They are one which we call Supreme Brahm. All saints are embodiment of Lord Shiva. We call by different names like Baba Neem Karoli, Sai Baba, Sombari Maharaj, Sattua Baba........the list is endless.

It's just like water getting boiled and gets transformed to vapours. Now, we can't pick and choose which water droplet is Baba Neem Karoli or which droplet is Sai or for that matter any other Saint. It's all ONE. I would like to share an anecdote regarding my first visit to Shirdi many years back. It was my first visit to Shirdi with my mom and sister.

My mother and sister were very familiar with the place and as it was my first visit, I was simply following them. It so happened that I was standing in queue while I was waiting for darshan with several small screens attached so that devotees can have darshan even while they are standing in queue.

I too was standing in the queue with my sister and mother and suddenly saw a huge black bucket in place of Sai Baba's samadhi with people around cleaning the place. I was so upset seeing such a huge bucket that I started shouting at the top of my voice asking the bucket to be removed.

I was in sheer despair thinking who has suddenly placed such a huge black bucket on Baba's samadhi? Why were people cleaning the area so much? With these thoughts in my mind, I suddenly saw that black bucket changed into a huge Shivlinga.

I could see for few seconds and then suddenly the passage was free and Baba's samadhi was visible. While I was seeing huge Shivling in place of Baba's samadhi, I was like a fused bulb with no reaction, no thought process. It was only after many days it dawned upon me that Sai showed himself in form of Lord Shiva.

When his grace is showered upon, the view and vision totally changes. I have no words to express my gratitude. Inexpressible. Pranaam Pranaam Pranaam

-- Veena Rai/New Delhi

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