Blessed Devotee who Experienced Baba’s Miracle before 1918
Breach of Trust
There roamed a bull in Shirdi that was dedicated to Lord Shiva. This bull caused havoc of the village gardens and fields. It grazed wherever it felt like. The villagers met together and decided to send it to Yeola Pinjrapoli (asylum for old beasts). Funds were raised and the job of taking the bull to Yeola was entrusted to Bikku Marwadi. Bikku set out with the bull, but he did not go to Pinjrapole, but sold the bull to a butcher for Rs.14/-. Upon returning, he informed the villagers that the bull was left at the Panjrapoli. That night Baba appeared in the dream of Bayaji Bayaji Kote Kote and said, “You are enjoying sound sleep having left Me in the butcher’s hand?”
The next day Bayaji informed the villagers of his dream and it was decided that he go to Yeola and rescue the bull. He went straight to the Pinjrapoli but the bull was not found there. So he headed right away to the butchers lane and made a diligent search there. He found the bull with the butcher. He requested the butcher to return the bull and told him the whole story. The butcher however, was unwilling to return the bull as he had bought it for Rs. 14/- from Bikku. Bayaji then gave him the money and took the bull to safe haven. He returned to Shirdi and told the villagers of his actions. They were quite upset over Bikku’s breach of trust, so they prosecuted Bikku who had to spend two months in jail.