Banging Of The Clock

A rightful desire from the core of a devoted heart, and there is Bhagawan with His Visiting Card, fulfilling the cherished desire of the devotee. The Cowans from the United States had the great good fortune of experiencing this unique Touch-Of-Grace, at their home in the United States, way back in the late sixties…extracted from Sanathana Sarathi, March 1969.

We live in California and by the grace of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we have visited Him, twice, in India. The first time was at Puttaparthi, a little over a year ago. The next time was in Bombay, when we attended the “World Conference of Sathya Sai Organisations”. It was at this Conference that we were shown (by another delegate from California, a photographer himself) an outstanding picture of Baba, where on the gown of Baba, the picture of a clock, a clock marking spiritual progress, had miraculously appeared, when the camera was clicked. HE was then standing facing such a clock but, who could have imagined that it would appear on the gown HE was wearing?

We very much wanted one like it, but, could not get one in India. We thought Lee Halpersm had taken the photograph and we decided to ask Lee if he could make a print for us. We saw him several times; each time we went to ask him we were interrupted and so, we gave up the idea of asking him.

Next to my bedroom, we have the library and on the wall we have an electric clock. About 2 months ago, one night, the clock started banging against the wall.

I got out of bed and stood looking at it. It kept up the noise. I thought the best thing to do was to disconnect it, but, it would require moving a heavy chinese chest. So, I went back to bed; that moment the noise ceased! I thought we could get the clock cared for in the morning. My husband had not heard the noise.

The next night, too, when I went to bed, the clock started banging against the wall! I went in and pulled the chest away from the connection. As I looked down between the chest and the connection, I saw a small object, like a luminous watch, with hands on it. It was the picture we wanted so much, Sri Sathya Sai Baba wearing the spiritual watch!

What a thrill it was for us to know that God came into our house to give us our heart’s desire! And where else would He put it but under clock?

And, how wonderful, He drew our attention to His gift, by the banging of the metal clock on the wall!!!