Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
” GOD HAS COME INTO MY HOUSE IN YOUR FORM…”
While SantEknath was busy one night conducting a kirtana in his house, three thieves slipped in and hid on the premises. After the kirtana was over and the inmates of the house fell asleep, they quietly crept into the inside room and collected whatever in pots and articles they could lay their hands on. They piled them near the door and went in for more. Then calamity struck.
One after the other thieves became blind. Groping around for the way out, they stumbled upon the heap of pots and the noise woke up Eknath who came to see what the fracas was about.
Hearing his foot steps the thieves who had realised that they had committed a crime by robbing the house of a saint, for which they had become afflicted with blindness, cowed and huddled together to hide their trembling.
Eknath called them and asked the reason of their fear and all three fell at his feet and told him of their woe. He immediately passed his hands over their eyes and they regained their sight.
He called Girijabai (wife) and asked her and Uddhava to feed them and then he sent them away with all the pots they had stolen. The thieves overwhelmed by his goodness and generosity fell again at his feet and swore that they would never steal again.
Seeing their change of heart, Eknath blessed them and explained: “God has come into my house in your form, so go now, take these pots and start life anew, adhering to the honest path.”