'I have been waiting long' says Sri P. S. Menon, "to write this letter; an opportunity has now presented itself! Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba took me under His care, in very mysterious circumstances. On Thursday, 27th Feb., I went to a friend of mine and I found he was engaged in Bhajan. I sat through the bhajan, and when later, he explained to me that the photograph on the wall was of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and related to me some examples illustrating His Glory, I expressed a desire to have a darsan of Baba. On Friday, 7th March, scarce nine days later, just as I entered " my office, at 9 A.M. the telephone bell rang. It appeared as if someone had been awaiting to get an inkling of my stepping into the room to speak to me. My entry and the call synchronised to that extent!
An unfamiliar Voice asked me whether I was P. S. Menon. I said. "Yes" and asked for the name of the caller. The Voice said, "Puttaparthi" and directed me to come to Osborne House, Thousand Lights before 5 P. M., or if it is later than 7 P. M., to an address, which It dictated, at Pithapurnagar! I was so puzzled and nervous, at the word, Puttaparthi, and at the commanding but gracious style of the message that I forgot to ask the date on which I was to go to those places! I had, however, sufficient courage to ask the Voice again, "Please tell me your name. You say "Puttaparthi, only." But, for this, the reply I got was this : "Are you not P. S. Menon? Did you not express a desire to see me?"........ Then the fact dawned on me that the Voice was of Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba Himself! ! Imagine my joy and exhilaration! Imagine, also, my sorrow, when the telephone was put down at the other end and I was left alone, in my room, with that Voice resounding in my heart.
He Called me! He commanded me to come. But on what day?.... ..... I ran up to Thousand Lights, to Osborne House; but, I found that Bhagawan was actually at Bangalore. He was not in Madras! I had no doubt He had spoken to me. We had talked to each other in Tamil and His speech sounded slightly non-Tamilian.
Inquiries at the Telephone Exchange revealed which were still more puzzling! The operator at the Exchange was adamant that she had not connected my phone to anyone, since dawn that day, not at all for a Trunk Call from Bangalore or anywhere! At 5 P. M., the same day, a telephone call was made from Osborne House, at my instance to the Kumara Raja who was attending some function which Baba was inaugurating at Bangalore. The reply was that Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba had not used a telephone at all that day, much less a trunk call! Besides, no one at Bangalore, with the exception of the All-knowing Bhagawan had any idea of my existence, not to speak of my telephone and its number! To every one in the Sai Bhakta Circle, I was unknown.
Baba had, evidently, used my telephone as a vehicle for His Asareeri Message! Mysterious indeed are His ways."
Indeed, we whose categories of thought are limited by Maya and the consequent confusion and conceit cannot grasp the miracle of His Grace, and the many-sidedness of His Glory.