Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Sri Swami Samarth of Akkalkot
“HAND-CUFFS AND LOCK!”
An employee in the royal court of Baroda, one Yashvanta Rao offered to fulfill his wishes, i.e. inviting Swami to Baroda. He approached Swami. The Swami frowned and said, “What is the matter?” Yashvanta Rao did not have the courage to speak out his intent. After a little while the Swami again said cryptically, “Hand-cuffs and lock!” He repeated the words thrice but none understood their significance. After two or three days Yashvanta Rao received urgent summons from the Rajah of Baroda and was put in prison immediately on his return on charges of complicity in a conspiracy against the throne. The cryptic prophecy of the Master was fulfilled to the letter.