Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Mata Amritanandamayi and the ring!
My cousin’s maternal cousin was studying with the Puttaparthi University, when Swami was in His body. As usual, the students are assembled for a darshan on special days, especially His birthday. He narrated this incident which took place and it was very interestingly a mystical experience not many (who don’t believe) will understand. When it was his, and his classmate’s turn to receive blessings from Baba, Swami just looked at his friend, pulled a ring out and placed it in his palm and said, ‘I want you to give this ring to my sister, when you meet her.’ He said okay, that shouldn’t be a problem and took off. He thought, probably Sathya Sai Baba’s sister who lives near Puttaparthi will be visiting the premises, and he has to hand it over to her. The same thing happened, and Baba’s sister visited the ashram the following days and he met her and just did as he was told.
Baba summoned him again, and gave him the same ring back and said, ‘I want you to give this ring to my sister, when you meet her.’ This time he was puzzled and wondered who else could be the sister? Soon, it was vacation time and he had to leave for Mumbai. Mata Amritanandamayi was scheduled to visit Mumbai coincidentally, and he chose to pay a visit for a hug. As usual, one has to wait for hours in line till they get their turn to meet Amma. When it was his turn, Amma gave him a hug and asked, ‘Where is my ring?’ He was totally shocked at this and wondered, ‘How did She know?’ Then he pulled it out of his pocket and gave it to Her.