Aura of Divinity
The Aura of Selfless Love
It is often said that Divine
personalities have an aura about them. Some scientists believe
that all living beings, including plants, have an aura. This is
not visible to the eye but can be photographed by a technique
known as Kirlian photography.
Dr. Frank Baronowski, a Professor in Arizona State University in
America, is an expert in this field. He not only photographs aura
but is blessed with the rare gift of being able to see the aura
directly with his eyes.
1979, he came to India to make a study of aura of holy men in the
country. Inevitably, his travels brought him to Baba, who was then
in Bangalore. At the time Baronowski reached Whitefield, a course
arranged by Baba for school teachers was in progress. Baronowski
heard about this and was naturally keen to speak in the conference,
sharing his numerous experiences. Baba knew about this and in His
own way made it possible. But first, Baronowski had to see
something he had never seen before!
The Professor's first glimpse of Swami was during the early
morning Darshan. In those days, Swami used to give Darshan at the
conclusion of the Nagarsankeertan, the early morning prayer/Bhajan
procession that one can see to this day in Prasanti Nilayam.
Baronowski was stunned by what he saw - Baba's aura was simply out
of this world. He saw it again and again - during the morning
Darshan and the afternoon Darshan. He saw how this extra-ordinary
aura enveloped one and all, believers and non-believers alike,
those who were directly looking at Him and those whose attention
was wandering. Later, Baronowski was given the opportunity to
speak during the conference proceedings, in the immediate presence
of Bhagavan Baba. Here is an extract of what he said:
I have met over a hundred holy men in India. Too many of these
holy men are involved in their own personal egos. Their auras show
mostly concern for themselves and their institutions. So, the
auras are only about 25 cm. broad or perhaps 50 cm. I am not a
devotee of Sai Baba. I have come here as a scientist, to see this
man Sai Baba.
I saw Him on Sunday, on the balcony giving Darshan to devotees
below. The aura that Baba projected was not that of a man. The
white was more than twice the size of any man's, the blue was
practically limitless, and there were gold and silver bands beyond
even those, far beyond this building, right up to the horizon.
There is no scientific explanation for this phenomenon.
His aura is so strong that it is affecting me standing by the
chair on which He is sitting. I can feel the effect and I have to
wipe my arm, off and on, as you must have noticed. It is very
difficult for me to admit. I am a scientist. I have given over six
thousand lectures in all parts of the world, but this is the first
time, believe me, my knees are shaking. The aura that emanates
from Baba shows His Love for you. I have met any number of holy
men, but none of them have made themselves as available to you as
Baba does. That is a sign of greatness.
Baba has given you the key to success - the simple four-lettered
word: LOVE! If ever I can use the phrase that I have seen Love
walking on two feet, it is here.
have been watching Baba, while He was addressing you. The pink
aura that was manifesting was so vast and strong that it went even
to the hall behind this chair. It filled the big hall, embracing
all of you here. There can be no scientific explanation for this
phenomenon. I have watched Him for a week now as He walked among
you, morning and evening. I have seen this aura, pink in colour,
go into the person He is talking to or touching. This is because
we draw on His energy. His energy seems to be limitless. It
spreads everywhere and can be drawn upon by everyone around. An
ordinary man will soon get exhausted going round as He does, among
so many. I have watched Him come to a little girl, in a wheel
chair and tickle her. I was astounded at the aura of Love that was
all around Him then.
I am not brought up in any belief, though I am a Christian born
and a Roman Catholic. The scientific community in my country finds
it difficult to accept a God. It is not scientific, they assert. I
am risking my reputation when I make this statement. Two days ago,
right outside this hall, I looked into His eyes. They have a glow
inside them. It is clear to me that I looked into the face of
Divinity. There is no scientific explanation for this; there
should not be! In my estimation, He is exactly what He appears to
be - LOVE! That is what He is!
I have spoken on platforms where President Ford of the United
States, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Queen Wilhelmina
of Netherlands have been present, but I will never forget this
experience! It is really overwhelming in its impact.
Dr.Baronowski had the rare blessing to 'see' the aura of Love. The
rest of us may not be able to 'see' it, but none can deny that we
all 'feel' the infinite Love of Bhagavan, when in His presence or
even when we just think Him!
Radio Sai E-Magazine November 15, 2003