Blessed Devotee who Experienced Baba’s Miracle before 1918
After taking darshan of Baba, Karnik wished to go to Pandharpur. So, at Kopargaon he bought a passenger train ticket. At Daund, he got out and waited for the train to take him to Kuridwadi and thence to Pandharpur. In the meantime he wanted to relieve himself, but could not leave his luggage unattended. A porter obliged him by showing him the toilet and waited by his baggage. The porter also told him to change his ticket for the mail train. Karnik gave the porter his ticket and the required money and asked him to purchase the ticket. “The mail will arrive in a few minutes, so you better sit in it,” he said and went away. The mail did arrive and Karnik sat and waited. His fellow passengers were amazed at this and asked him “What will you do if he does not turn up?” Karnik replied that he had faith in him. Just as the train started moving and nearly pulled out of the station, the porter came running and handed over the ticket.
What was there to worry about as he had left Shirdi with Baba’s permission?
Leela- 48 in Ambrosia in Shirdi – Part-I
(Baba’s Leelas before 1918)