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Baba Story: Margii Saved from Jaws of Death

Date: 22 Nov 2008 23:24:10 -0000 From: "Gurucharan Yadav" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Baba Story: Margii Saved from Jaws of Death Baba "Tumi eso pra'n'e o pradiipe..." (PS no. 2535) Purport: Baba, please come in my heart, in the deep core of my mind. You are my everything-- You are my dhya'na, You are my jinana, You are my Ista. You are most sacred, holy, and sweetness Personified. Baba, You are the controller of my entire existence. Keeping Your love and divine guidance in my heart I am moving on path which You have graciously shown me. By Your grace I go on remembering Your name constantly. That is my strength of forward movement. Baba, please grace me by coming in my heart...
Namaskar, Here is the story of how Baba saved our margii brother, Harihar Pandey, from the jaws of death.
In 1957, Harihar Pandey was holding a clerical post in the Indian military and was stationed in Panagar of Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh. One of the top officers of his battalion was Major NK, who had a young daughter studying for her baccalaureate degree. During Vasant Pachanii festival in the Spring, the daughter was walking across the military compound when a jeep pulled up alongside her. At that time, our margii brother Hariharji had just finished his lunch and was going out for a walk-- it was around 1pm. He noticed that up ahead a jeep had stopped next to a young girl. Initially he did not think much of it. Then he saw that the driver of the jeep was grabbing onto the girl's hand and pulling her, and the young girl was struggling and trying desperately to walk in the opposite direction. Seeing this, Harihar began to run towards the jeep in order to save the girl.
When he arrived at the scene, then he saw that the young girl was scared and in tears, and that the driver of the jeep who was grabbing the girl was none other than Hariharji's boss, N. Bhattacarya, the 2nd company commander. Immediately, Harihar saluted his commander and then pleaded with him to let the girl go. Commander Bhattacarya was irritated by Harihar's arrival and began to scold him and then he dropped the girl's hand as he smacked Harihar. Harihar stood firm and told Commander Bhattacarya to leave the girl alone. Bhattacarya replied, 'No'. Then Harihar said, 'If you do not leave the girl alone, then I will drag you to the ground, sit on your chest, and beat you'. Hearing this and seeing Harihar's strength of mind, then Bhattacarya stood still, and the terrified girl left. After looking into each other's eyes, then Commander Bhattacarya and Harihar parted ways.
Harihar decided to go directly home where he remained for some hours. Then he received word that he was to perform guard duty that night in front of Commmander Bhattacarya's house. Immediately, Harihar knew that this was trouble; it was some type of punishment or trick. Because although he was in the military, Harihar worked in an office and rarely did things like guard duty, let alone night guard duty in front of Bhattacarya's residence. So he knew that he had to be extremely careful.
That night, Hariharji was vigilant as he attended his post. He was keeping alert in all directions. Then sometime after midnight, Harihar heard someone approaching him from behind. Harihar turned around and yelled, 'Stop! Halt!'. Then Harihar saw that the person approaching him was his boss, Commander Bhattacarya. So Harihar saluted him. Then Commander Bhattacarya began his tirade, 'Who do you think you are? Why did you come running when I was with that girl? Do you think you are some kind of moralist?! What is wrong with you!!'. In this way Commander Bhattarcarya was abusing Harihar. Then Commander Bhattacarya sneered and said, 'You know, in the military it is very easy to kill someone and cover it up'. In his fury, Bhattacarya continued, 'I am going to kill you now, bury you, and then proclaim to one and all that you were trying to escape and run from your duty. After that I will arrest your entire family.' Then Bhattacarya took out his revolver and pressed the barrel of the gun against Harihar's chest. Bhattacarya's eyes had the look of murder. The situation was ugly and tense. Harihar was standing there totally still, not knowing what to do. Then from behind him he heard Baba's voice: 'Kill him, shoot him, don't miss, otherwise he is going to kill you!'. Harihar wanted to turn around and look towards where the voice was coming from, but he dare not look back. Again Baba's voice came: 'Take action, kill him, he is going to kill you, do not delay even one more second!'. (Note: Decades and years later when Harihar would tell this story, then when describing Baba's voice, his body would become full of goosebumps and his mind would run towards Parama Purusa.) In that next instant, Harihar reached for his own gun, pulled the trigger, and shot Bhattacarya, and Commander Bhattacarya fell to the ground. Harihar saw his commander lying there and then pointed his gun again and shot him a second time to ensure he was completely dead.
After the sound of the second gunshot, sirens and alarms were sounded in that military compound and people came running from all directions. All the soldiers reached to that place. They all saw that Commander Bhattacarya had been killed. Then Harihar crouched down in a fighting stance, loaded his gun, and forcefully announced, 'If anyone comes even one stop closer I will shoot!'. All the soldiers stayed where they were-- frozen. They understood that when Harihar had already killed his commander then he was capable of doing anything. And from Harihar's side, he was thinking that, 'Already I am going to get capital punishment for killing my superior, then killing more people will not make things any worse'. He had nothing more to lose. The entire situation was totally tense. Then our margii brother Harihar shouted out, 'I want your promise that no one will torture or punish me. I want justice'. Nobody knew what to do or what to say.
Then the top commander, CF Warden arrived. He was very understanding and intelligent. He said, 'I will give you justice. If you are right, if you are innocent in all of this, I will give you justice, just drop your gun'. So Harihar put his gun down and was arrested. He was taken to the military jail and then quickly brought to the judge, just a few days later.
The judge simply asked him, 'Did you shoot your commander?'. Harihar replied, 'Yes'. And the hearing with the judge was over. This went on for weeks. Harihar would get called to the military court, the judge would ask the same question, and Harihar would give the same reply. The whole thing appeared to be hopeless and Harihar began to get frustrated and wondered why the judge was not asking him for any more details. In that desperate mood, Harihar sent one of the new margiis that he had created, and told him to go to Baba. Harihar instructed Umashankar to tell Baba that I am in jail and that the situation is not at all good.
Umashankar set out on his journey and reached to where Baba was. As Umashankar was a new margii, he had never been to see Baba before. This was his first time and he did not know what to do. Many people were around and he did not know how he would be able to see Baba. Before Umashankar could even put forth his request, Baba had asked PS Dada Satyananda if anyone had come from Panagar. In that way Umashankar was brought before Baba. Umshankar was thinking that he would tell Baba all the details and go over the entire story, but before he could say anything, Baba told, 'Tell Harihar to do sadhana and everything will be alright'. Umashankar kept trying to tell Baba more of the details, but each time Baba would interrupt him and say, 'Tell Harihar to do sadhana and everything will be alright'. Umashankar then returned to Panagar in an unhappy mood. He felt he did not get to tell Baba anything. Umashankar conveyed to Harihar all that had transpired during his visit with Baba and Harihar smiled and said, 'Baba understands everything'.
By this time, Harihar had been in jail for a while-- a few months had gone by. He had dreamed of Baba on numerous occasions. Plus every week he was being called before the judge. Harihar's supervisors were telling him to change his statement, but Harihar refused and insisted that he wanted justice.
Finally, one day the judge called Harihar and again asked him, 'Did you shoot your commander?'. Then Harihar replied, 'Your Honor, I want to say something, I but wish to tell you in a confidential way, not in front of this entire courtroom crowd'. The judge cleared the courthouse, and then in a calm, deliberate manner, Harihar explained the entire course of events to the judge. He told how he saw the girl, how someone was grabbing her, how that turned out to be Commander Bhattacarya, how Bhattacarya then threatened him and gave him night guard duty, and finally about the epic scene in the middle of the night. All these things he carefully told to the judge. The judge listened and took notes. Afterwards, Harihar returned to his cell and the judge began to investigate the case. Step by step, line by line, he was astonished to discover that all that Harihar told was true. The judge talked to many people who confirmed what had happened.
On one special day known as judgment day, all the offenders get dressed in their normal clothes and are allowed to participate in a military parade and then are brought forth before the judge for the final decision. When Harihar stood before the judge, many thought that he would be sentenced to death and hung for killing his supervising officer. The judge asked all to rise as he spoke: 'The decision of the court is that Harihar Pandey is not guilty and he is to be set free under certain conditions. He is not to have home leave for 5 years, he cannot stay in any posting for more than 1 month, and he is not to be promoted for ten years. Under these conditions he is set free'. Hearing this, everyone cheered and celebrated on Harihar's behalf.
Even though he was set free, it was generally thought that Harihar would have to live under a difficult set of rules. But Harihar thought, 'Although I may not get home leave for 5 years, each and every month I will be transferred and in so doing I will be granted ten days to reach my new post'. And sure enough, after one month, Harihar received his transfer orders and had ten days to reach his designation. In that ten day period, Harihar went straight to Baba, and Baba showered Harihar with immense love and grace. During that sweet visit, Baba said, 'It is duty of a margii to fight for dharma and that is what you did.' And so it was that during so many of his monthly transfers, Harihar was blessed to be able to go see Baba.
If we follow dharma and fight against injustice then Baba will always protect us. That is His divine decree. In his life, Harihar stood up for dharma and protected a defenseless young lady, and by His grace Baba saved Harihar from the jaws of death. Baba says, "Men and women are human beings having equal dignity. As the physical strength of women is less than that of men, the latter should always endeavour to save the prestige of women. As the mothers of men, women can claim this much as a right. Special attention should be paid to the comforts of women during festivals, at spiritual conferences, and on other occasions." (CC-1, 'Social Relationship Between Men and Women') Namaskar, Gurucharan
In his book, 'My Elder Brother', Manas Ranjan Sarkar, Baba's younger brother, tells how one day in his childhood he got into a fight at school to protect someone, but in turn he himself was beaten up. When he returned home everyone told him not to engage in fighting and that he did wrong, but when Baba saw him, Baba praised his younger brother and said, 'You did a great job'. Manas Ranjan became so happy hearing this. So always Baba supports those who uphold dharma-- He always supports those who protect the weak and the helpless.

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