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Once my wife Malini, myself, Dr (Mrs) J Das and her husband (Mr Mohanty) from Bhubaneswar were at Moradabad with Baba. Suddenly I asked Baba whether the materialization of physical objects out of nowhere is illusion or can it really take place? Baba replied that it can be both. Baba told something more about it, the crux of which was that:- By a truly spiritual person it will be a realty but by hypnotism etc the illusion can also be created. I with my limited intelligence understood only a part of what Baba told us.

After some time, about 20 to 30 minutes, Mrs Das brought a plastic box containing the local sweets from Bhubaneswar and offered to Baba. The sweet was a dry, hard preparation( named Khiragaja in Oriya) something like Thekua. Baba took a single piece from the box. All of us also took one each and the box was kept at the table. After taking a bite from that piece suddenly Baba closed his hand and when opened it there were two pieces of that sweet in his hand. One half eaten and one full. The one which was full was given by Baba to all of us as Prasad of Jagannath temple. It tasted different than other pieces. I was very alertly watching everything taking place there.

With naughty smiles in the corner of his eyes speaking volumes, BABA asked me innocently "so you were asking some question?". Humbly I replied " Baba I have got my answer".

What a teacher.....................
Rajeev Chandra Joshi
Revered Shri C B Satpathy Ji is known to one and all as "Guruji" or to some, simply the ever forgiving and protecting father. He is an ardent devotee of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, and for him, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is the ultimate reality.

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