Blessed Devotee who Experienced Baba’s Miracle before 1918
I will not bear any consequences
There is one special characteristic of the pilgrimage to Shirdi. If a pilgrim returns home without Baba’s permission he invites only trouble for himself, says Hemadpant (Sai Satcharitra Ch.9) nor could the pilgrim stay on if Baba gave His permission. On the other hand, if a devotee followed the advice of staying for the required time, or having a meal, though it seemed to be late or an unnecessary delay, the events proved to be fruitful; danger was averted, trains were caught and the journey was comfortable. Many such stories are given in Satcharitra. Here are a few others.
He pestered Baba of and on for permission to go home, during his visit to Shirdi. This irritated Baba. So He told Baburao Aurangabadkar, “Do whatever you want. I will not bare any consequences”.Aurangabadkar presumed that Baba had granted him permission to leave. He left in haste. All went well for about a mile, and then a terrible storm erupted. Thus he was stranded in the middle of the road, unprotected and at the mercy of the elements. He could proceed only the next day. After having learnt a lesson of disobeying Baba, Aurangabadkar could not forget how cold, wet, shivering and hungry he was stranded in the middle of nowhere.