This is the real life story of a devotee. He was gifted with a book on Sri Swami Samarth. This person was not very keen on reading the book for whatever reasons. He could not progress reading the book. He was a devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba and he always thought Shirdi Sai Baba was more calm, kind and concerned than Swamiji whom he thought was too tough a person. This was also one of the main reasons why he stopped reading the book on Swamiji. It was the comparison he made with Swamiji and Shirdi Sai Baba which made him to stop reading the book.
After a year this devotee was drawn to the book again and he prayed to Shirdi Sai Baba that the resistance in him to read the book should go away. Once this person started reading the book on Swamiji his critical approach towards Swamiji disappeared and he was also surprised and stunned to learn about the miracles performed by Swamiji. This person was totally absorbed in reading the book on Swamiji and he realised that Swamiji is the real Mahavtar (The Great Incarnation). The devotee also felt that Swamiji was highly advanced Yogi and had achieved the highest possible realisation of God. He started believing that Swamiji and God are the same and there is no difference between the two.
This devotee started feeling the living presence of Swamiji and Swamiji became a part of his life. He started asking Swamiji guidance in everything he was doing in life and Swamiji guided him through his own mind. This devotee later had a few problems in life and had to go through many difficult situations and his lost all peace in his mind. This was the time he was moved to read the book again and he started getting peace of mind after each page was read. This was happening each time he was reading the book. Swamiji also connected him with another devotee who had Swamiji’s padukas in her house.
This devotee started going to the house of the other devotee and each time he touched the padukas his life situation started improving in a dramatic way. The padukas had some power and he was blessed by Swamiji. He started praying to Swamiji regularly and continued reading the book which led him to deep meditation and peace. Swamiji one day appeared in his dream and he was so thrilled that Swamiji has blessed him.