Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
“O, BROTHER TAJUDDIN, HERE IS OUR BOY.
PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HIM”
Dr.Pownasker was practising in Panty met a Brahmachari Baba (Pir Saheb of Patna) and pleaded for his blessings and promised him that if he got a good job, he would take him on a pilgrimage. Not long after, he got his posting as Medical Officer at Nagpur.
He immediately fulfilled his promise with the Brahmachari Baba, and promptly took him on a pilgrimage. The Baba was pleased to hear from Dr.Pownasker that he was posted in Nagpur and, after finishing with the pilgrimage, he also proceeded to Nagpur along with the doctor.
When they reached Nagpur, the Brahmachari Baba led Dr.Pownasker straight to the gate of the lunatic asylum and standing there, called out loudly: “O brother Tajuddin, here is our boy. I hand him over to you. Please take care of him.” Then the Brahmachari Baba suddenly disappeared.
Tajuddin Baba, who was at that moment sitting under a tree inside the asylum, was heard responding to the call of the Brahmachari Baba: “Yes, yes. He is of our family. Where else can he go?”
After some time, Tajuddin Baba told Dr. Pownasker that he must go to Sakori and meet Sri Upasani Maharaj there. (Sri Upasani Maharaj, a disciple Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi. Upasani Maharaj settled in Sakori, which is 5 kms from Shirdi)
So three great saints worked together in making Dr. Pownasker advance spiritually. Their religious labels made no difference whatever in their spiritual careers.