When Shirdi Baba is studying with his master, Venkusa... Shirdi Baba of course is a great avatar, pure Dattatreya. To make him to recognize that, who he is, what is the greatness in him, it took his master almost twelve to fourteen years. What Shirdi Baba does to his master, washes his clothes, massages his feet, take cares certain yagya, fire puja items, taking care of the food to feed his master. Simply he’s doing the seva. Every night, Venkusa calls Shirdi Baba to come to his peaceful room to give massage. All his friends, Shirdi Baba’s friends got super jealousy, “We’re learning Vedas, we’re doing whatever the master is saying. But why only the master calls him in the room? Hours and hours, what they’re talking?” Actually there’s nothing to talk there, just the master is relaxing and Baba’s giving massage.
One day the student’s made a plan to kill Baba. They went into the forest to bring the firewood. One guy, it took the brick and beat it on Baba’s head. Everybody just they attacked him. Simply he screamed, “Help, help my dear master!” The brick didn’t fall down and that brick made all the students to run away from Baba - it’s in the sky protecting him, Baba’s bleeding. He came to the mandir, then Venkusa, he tore his cloth and he made him tie it on his head. That brick is still in the air. All students are really nervous, “All students are going to get punishment with the brick? What’s he going to do?” Then, simply his master said, “Just everybody fall down on the Baba’s feet, if he forgives, I forgive.” Then everybody said to Baba, “Please forgive us.” Then Venkusa took that brick and gave it to Baba as a connection between the master and the student, as a power object. Venkusa said to Baba, “Baba you have to lead your life until last breath, you have to sleep with this brick as a pillow, then everyday I will be with you. Everyday we’ll have a conversation.”
What he needs more than that? “Everyday I will be with you, every night we’ll have a conversation. Take this brick and go stay in Shirdi.” That’s his order. “Ok.” He started his journey, then he started to face lot of sufferings. Everyday he’s sleeping on the brick as a pillow. The villagers never allowed him inside, they beat him very horribly, they never gave him the food. He stayed under the tree in the rain, under the sun, under the big storms. Everyday he’s asking, “What is my karma? Why you sent me to Shirdi? They’re not even letting me in that village. I’m extremely angry. You want them to kill me? What is your plan?”
His master answered simply laughing, “Wait, wait, patience, patience.” I’m serious just he said, “Wait, wait,” and simply laughing. Some years later the villagers started to recognize. Then he hooked the villagers through healing lot of diseases and demonstrating amazing miracles. Then he connected that Shirdi, then hundreds of thousands of devotees started around him.
~ Brahma Kundalini Nadi 1997 ~