Swami's miraculous cures
treated many diseases at the ashram.
A woman devotee from Mangalore was suffering from tuberculosis. There
was bleeding and X-rays showed a cavity of the right lung. Medical
opinion was that the disease was probably curable but that effective
treatment would take about two years. Instead of undergoing the
prescribed treatment, she came to Prashanti Nilayam.
Sai Baba gave her vibuthi from his hand, and she was put in the
hospital. About a week later also she was still convalescing. But all
symptoms of the tuberculosis had gone, the doctors assured me. She had
been cured in a week instead of two years.
A young man living in Bombay, returned from Switzerland, was suffering
from internal trouble which doctors in both Europe and Bombay had
diagnosed as cancer. He was not a devotee of Sai Baba, but a friend
had urged him to go to Prasanti Nilayam. In desperation he went and
stayed, not in the hospital, but in a building near the canteen. There
he waited and prayed to Baba for help.
One night he had a dream in which someone visited him, carrying a
shining knife. When he awoke that was all he could remember, he told
Dr.Sitaramaiah and others; the vague visitor and the clear bright
knife. Perhaps it was not really a dream. To the canteen manager who
took him breakfast in the morning he showed a large, mysterious
blood-stain on his sheet. Had Baba performed an operation while he
slept? Such strange things had been known before. Anyway, all signs
and symptoms of the cancer had vanished.
He was in sound health and not a day passed, he said, in which he did
not think of Sai Baba and offer a heart-felt prayer of gratitude for
his miraculous cure.