1. The Descent Of Divine Sakthi On The Earth
Rishi and Mahayogi of India, Sri Aurobindo Ghosh had nurtured a
dream of evolving the human into a new being. This was an
astonishing idea. His vision of evolving the human form was
indeed unique and unprecedented was that proverbial step ahead,
which could take man to the highest level of consciousness and
being. Sri Aurobindo, who by the power of his integral Yoga,
delved into the Cosmic Mind, and engaged himself for three
years from 1923 to 192B in an intensive, unparallel and heroic
sadhana for achieving the Supermind into this earth.
the Truth consciousness, the true power of knowledge, the
self-luminous and self-realising. It is the Real Idea which is
the vast self-extension of Brahman and that which contains and
upholds multiplicity and maintains unity in utmost diversity and
stability in utmost mutability. According to Sri Aurobindo that
descent of the Supermind when achieved by the efforts of man is
capable of promoting man into a higher phase in evolution. On
15th August 1926, on his fifty-fourth birth in a brief but
important discourse Sri Aurobindo : "The object to our yoga is
to bring down a Consciousness, a Power, a Light, a Reality that
is other than consciousness which satisfies the ordinary being
on the earth a Consciousness, a Power and a Light of Truth, a
Divine Reality which is destined to raise the
earth-consciousness and transform everything here" ………”We have
to call down this greater Consciousness directly into the vital
being and the physical being, so that the Supreme calm and
universality may be there in all its fullness from top to
bottom. If this cannot be done then the first condition of
transformation is not fulfilled."
On the 24th
day of November 1926, Sri Aurobindo in ultimate finality
realised a distinct and definite conviction of descent of the
Divine supramental sakthi on this earth. He declared this day
to be celebrated as the 'Victory Day' in his ashram at
Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo has written about that day on page
208 of the book "Sri Aurobindo on Himself and the Mother" (1953
edition), "24th November l926, was the descent of Krishna into
the physical".. "A power infallible shall lead the thought, in
earthly hearts kindle the Immortal's Fire. Even the Multitude
shall hear the Voice."
from Sri Aurobindo's amazed and thoughtful expression, that he
himself, had not yet attained that stage of preparedness in
which he could experience this unmatched phenomenal occurence.
All present there experienced a state of supreme Divine Bliss.
On that day,
in Pondicherry ashram, a heavenly atmosphere had prevailed and
the Mother announced celebration of festivities in the ashram.
The atmosphere was pervaded with a wave of extreme happiness and
blissful joy. There flow an endless stream of Ananda and
rejoicing, the ocean of effulgence had descended to permeate the
entire surroundings with profound brightness and light. Every
ashramite experienced a peculiar pressure _ higher force on his
head. Towards the evening a novel festive function was organised
in an atmosphere of infinite peace. A rostrum was erected with a
background of a dark curtain on which were embroidered with
gold, three Chinese dragons, symbolising the warding off evils.
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother adorned beautifully decorated
chairs. In this environment of uninterrupted silence, the
ashramites filed past one by one and received individually,
special blessings from both. All 24 ashramites (a number of
Occult Value) without exception experienced, that the Divinity
had descended upon the earth in a human form. They felt that,
that divine and blessed moment was an event of utmost importance
for the entire universe. At that moment, the ashramites
undoubtedly realised that Sri Aurobindo and Mother's faces and
bodies were illumined, with inner divine light and beautiful
heavenly effulgence and bliss. They had a perceptible glow of
divinity and light radiating from them. Kumari Hudson Dutt in
ecstatic delight proclaimed loudly, “Today has the Divine
descended on the earth." That Supreme Divine Sakthi which had
descended is the Almighty Sarva Daivathwa-Swaroopam. (The Form.
in which All Forms of All Gods), Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
who was born on 23rd November 1926.
2. Same Time In Three Forms
The Tapovan at Puttaparthi was inaugurated on the 29th of June
1957. On that occasion two close disciples of the Saint Swami
Sivananda Saraswathi of Rishikesh, were also present. One of them
was Swami Satchidananda who was then the working Secretary of the
branches of the Divine Life Society. The other was, his
co-disciple Swami Sadananda who is the author of the beautiful
books 'Satmarga Deepam’ and 'Maha Sakthi' and has also written a
commentary on Patanjali's 'Yoga-Darsana'. A few days before this
function; both the personalities had the extreme good fortune of
having stayed for full six weeks in the Divine Presence and
company of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Kodaikanal. They were
the recipients of His infinite Grace and Compassion and had
enjoyed the Supreme Bliss, that the close proximity of the
physical form of Divinity
In his speech on this occasion Swami Satchidananda said, "From my
personal experience I am convinced without doubt and also from my
extreme good fortune of recent close association with Baba I am
fully satisfied that Baba is Super-Consciousness itself,
Omniscient, Omnipresent and Inner Resident of all beings sarva
bhoothantharathma). It is absolutely essential to explain how I
have eome to this unquestionable faith in my heart and mind."
Then he went on to say, "Once I was sitting with Baba in His room
at a bungalow at Kodaikanal. At that time Baba was reclining on
His bed. All of a sudden Baba stood up with a jerk and shouted in
Telugu “DO NOT SHOOT” and then fell; unconscious on His bed.
To describe correctly, it can be said that Baba had gone on an
'out of the body' or transcorporeal journey. His body then became
stiff. At that very moment of His shouting 'do not shoot' Baba was
continuously thumping at the door of a military officer at
Bhopal. However, at that moment of time and space He was not in
Sri Sathya Sai form. Instead, He appeared in three different
forms. Having created three different human bodies, Baba had
entered into them _ one in the form of an old college friend,
second as his wife and third as a peon, who was carrying their
baggage on his head. In this way Baba presented to the officer a
fully natural picture which was commensurate with and perfect in
all minute details of divinity.
This military officer, had performed well in the Second World War
and had risen to a high rank in the government service. During the
re-organisation of the States, however, he had been unfairly
superseded. This he had taken to heart. The unfortunate chain of
circumstances, had left him completely shattered and a demoralised
fatalist, prompting him to end his life. At that time there was no
one to share his burden of sorrows nor anyone to console him. His
wife, who was a staunch devotee of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
was away with her parents in their native village. Hearing the
loud bang on his door, the officer ran to his bedroom, kept his
revolver on his bed and after covering it with a sheet, readjusted
his dress, regained his composure and opened the door. At that
stage Baba entered the house in three different forms and superbly
performed the three roles. For three-fourths of an hour
thereafter Baba kept on displaying the humourous nature and
boisterous behaviour of his college-mate, thus dispelling from the
officer's mind all thoughts of depression, gloom and also the ugly
intention of suicide. On learning that the officer's wife was not
at home, his friend (Baba) did not consider it proper to stay at
that house. Instead he decided to stay at a well-known hotel at
Bhopal. After the departure of the three, the officer discovered
that the revolver was missing. He searched infructuously in the
whole house and thereafter ran to the hotel where his friend and
his family were to stay. There was no booking in his friend's name
and also there was no trace of his friend and his family. The
officer realised, that it could be Baba, who had come as his old
friend to rescue him from the jaws of death. It was Baba alone,
who had retrieved him from that critical situation and saved his
life and had given him a new lease. Just at that moment, there was
another knock on the door, bringing him a telegram which read "DO
NOT WORRY THE INSTRUMENT IS WITH ME BABA."
Swami Satchidananda reported, that when Baba was lying
unconsciously at Kodaikanal, He showed His infinite 'Leela-Sakthi'
by the flow of a stream of o 'vibhuti' (Holy Ash) from His toes,
thus comforting them. Baba soon resumed His normnl frame and had
the above telegram sent.
On exactly the fourth day Baba received a letter; from that
officer in which he had described all the | events. In that
letter, it clearly stated that Baba is Omnipresent, Omniscient,
Almighty, The Savour who guards all His devotees from every
difficulty. He is the beloved Lord, who saved Draupadi from
ignominy, Ahalva from petrification, the elephant, Gajendra, from
the jaws of a crocodile and Bhaktha Prahlada from torture by the
wicked King Hrinyakashyapa. It has been described in the Puranas
(the ancient Hindu scriptures) that the Atma when dlsembodied, can
enter into an existing body. This phenomenon is known as
‘Parakaya-pravesam'. However, this incident is even more profound
than that. It has been neither heard of, nor seen nor written
about. The simultaneous appearance in three different forms at the
same place is called 'Kaya-Srishti' Body Creation). This means
appearing at one’s will in three different forms, adopting full
details of their physical appearance and exhibiting identical
behaviour in performing their roles in perfect exactitude.
From the circumstances just narrated it will be seen that
meticulous attention was given to the minutest details, the
correct physical appearance, the identical behaviour and
mannerisms in their every aspect, the exactly similar gait and
gestures while talking and repeating even the same phrases and
idioms, they had used in their college days. A carbon copy of his
friend was actually created before the officer. Quite apart from
this the happenings of those days, conversations held at that
time, even the mimicry of other contemporaries and tales of
decades ago, were enacted in their completeness. This could have
been accomplished, only by an Incarnation of God.
3. The Dattatreya Form !
Every year on Sivaratri day, in the presence of a huge concourse
of devotees and amidst the singing of bhajans, a Siva-lingam forms
within Baba. This precious and marvellous creation is then ejected
from His mouth signifying the origin of the creation from f the
Creator. In 1977, when I was present there on 4 this wonderful
festival in Prasanthi Nilayam, Baba l made a divine declaration,
“henceforth this great I festival of Sivaratri will not be
celebrated at Puttaparthi in the manner that it was being done."
In March 1978, Baba was at Ooty and accompanied by some of His
college students and Seva-dal volunteers went to Madhumalai, a
hill-resort at the foothills of Nilgiri ranges near Bandipur
forest. There, from the sands, He created a 'lingam' in the shape
of the moon with all its details and gave a divine discourse about
the moon. "The moon has a deep influence on the mind as the deity
of mind is the moon. If man continues his spiritual sadhana
(efforts) then with the waning of the moon, the vagaries and
fickleness of the mind also get gradually diminished. On this day
of Siva-ratri (the moonless night) if man keeps awake and
meditates and prays to Lord Siva, singing His glories, surrenders
himself, then all the ill effects of bad influences on his mind
get dispelled and erased completely; thus man can conquer his
At this stage one student, though listening very attentively to
Bhagavan, was still doubting the Divinity of Baba. Turning towards
that student Baba
said, "You are still doubting as to who actually I am. The student
nodded in the affirmative. Then Baba if told him, "You have a
Polaroid camera, you can take my photograph. I shall prove to you
my true reality and my real form." The student clicked. Lo!
Behold! A Divine Miracle. In the photograph, instead of Baba,
there appeared the TRINITY of BRAHMA, VISHNU and MAHESH in the
most beautiful form of Lord Dattatreya.
Accompanying that charming form, four cows (four Vedas) and a dog
symbolising faith and loyalty) had appeared in the picture; just
as they have been depicted always accompanying the Dattatreya
4. The Embodiment of Selfless Love
Dr. Frank G. Baronowski, who is a clinical hypnotist, an interface
psychologist and also a lecturer of international repute, has
delivered over nine thousand lectures in various universities,
colleges and conferences all over the world. In 1978, Dr.
Baronowski had come to Bangalore, to attend the Peace Conference
under the auspices of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. There he saw
an aura around Baba (which can also be expressed as an emanation
of a band of electro-magnetic vibrations from around the body). He
was wonder-struck on seeing this. In his speeches, delivered at
Brindavan and subsequently published articles on this experience,
he has expressed, "This aura extends from three to five feet
around all ordinary human being. As the individual's emotional,
physical and mental states change, the colour pattern of these
auras also change. Ordinarily white aura denotes energy. When the
aura is composed of blue colour it signifies deep spiritualism,
green colour depicts healing power, yellow shows the development
of thought-power and intellect. Anger and disappointment are seen
as red aura. With a camera for Kirlian Photography (biomagnetic
field radiation photography) the aura of man could be photographed
an~ one could know whether or when a person feels love extends
love and showers love. Pink colour which is rarely seen, denotes a
person capable of selfless love.2 This very pink colour was
visible all around Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The aura of Baba
was seen spreading beyond the walls of the building where He
stood. This energy field reached thirty or forty feet in all
directions. I am very pleased to say that I have not only had the
occasion to examine the auras of prominent personalities like
ex-President Gerald Ford of U.S.A., Queen Juliana of Netherlands,
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Pope John Paul II, but also
witnessed the auras of tens of thousands of others. I say this not
as a certificate or testimonial but with, an intention of proving
the fact. I feel it imperative to state that not one person I have
ever seen who has an aura of that intensity and magnitude and also
pink colour which can be seen around Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba."
5. A Personal Experience
On 13th May I979, I was sitting on the sacred land of
Dharamakshetra, for Babats darshans, eagerly awaiting His arrival.
At that time by the Divine Leela of all powerful Bhagavan Sri
Sathya Sai Baba, a Sai devotee from Ghatkopar came straight to me
and told me about an important phenomenon, which I narrate as
follows: He said that during the darshans at Nagar-Sankirtan that
morning, many Sai devotees had seen different forms of light and
effulgence emanating from Baba.
As if to impress upon me the importance of such a vision many
came and told me the same fact. The next morning as the
Nagar-Sankirtan approached Sathya-Deep, I found myself quite in
the rear. Suddenly a latent force from behind seemed to propel me
forward and ultimately it brought me, just next to the person
performing the Arti in the first row. At that time the kind
compassionate Sadguru showed me all the Divine Leelas of the auras
described earlier. Sometimes the light formed a tall crown over
His hair, at others a peculiar halo of light seemed to form around
His face and yet again an urn of light seemed to form above Baba
and still more, fast revolving circles of light seemed to form
above Him ascending to great heights. With Baba's merciful Grace I
could even see the pink colour surrounding Him.
6. The Homage By The Sea Lord
Baba was staying at Raj Bhavan on 22nd December 1958 with Shri
Ramakrishna Rao, the then Governor of Kerala. One evening with
hundred or more devotees Baba went for a stroll towards Kanya
Kumari, where one can see a confluence of three oceans. Standing
about forty feet away from the sea water, Baba addressed the Sea
Lord Varuna, "Well you_ have called Me up to this place. But what
do you_ want actually?" Up to this time the ocean was absolutely
calm and quite. No sooner than Baba spoke these words, a wonderful
Divine miracle took place in which only that small portion of the
seashore became stormy with waves rising high and the sea rushed
to touch Baba's Lotus Feet to pay homage and respects to the Lord.
A few moments later as the water receded after washing Bhagavan's
Feet, a beautiful and priceless necklace of pearls was left behind
by Varuna at the Lotus Feet. It appeared as if the Sea Lord had
come jumping and leaping to kiss t Lord's Feet and offer this
gift. The price of the necklace was estimated to be in millions.
That is why the sea is also known as the RATNAKAR (the one that
gives gems or ratans). Many Sindhis worship Varuna-Devta as their
deity and sing the glories of JHULELAL.
7. Baba in the Moon
Robert De Silva, who is an Attorney-at-Law in U.S.A., has written
an article about seeing Baba's reflection in the moon. He has
written in Sanathan Sarathi, "In 1975, I and my wife were taking a
walk along the sea-shore one evening, I perchance happened to look
towards the moon and I was wonderstruck with what I saw. It
appeared that Baba was looking at me from the moon. At first I
couldn't believe that this is a fact in reality. So I rubbed my
eyes. This wonderful astonishing vision made me almost fain
Immediately controlling myself, I signalled to my wife to look at
the moon. She looked up and exclaimed reassuringly 'Oh my God!’
We are very fortunate that from that day of exquisite vision of
the full moon night, we were able, to see the beautiful form of
Baba, on all the days o~ the waxing and waning of the moon. On the
full moon night the beloved Lord can be seen in His full majestic
divine glory and exquisite effulgence.
8. The Divine Rainbow
Joel Reardon, Hollywood film producer, writer and director, has
narrated yet another novel episode, providing a panoramic glimpse
of Divinity that is Baba. Joel's wife Diana, herself a Sai
devotee, carried a good number of Baba's pictures with her on
returning home from her second trip to Puttaparthi. She displayed
these pictures in their house with full-love and devotion for
Bhagavan Baba. This brought about a vociferous protest from her
husband, who even went to the extent of referring to Baba as "THIS
Joel, decided to come to India and expose what_ he called "THIS
CHARACTER". He had planned and accordingly told his friends Gould
and S. J., before leaving U.S.A., "I will ask him for a rainbow
over India, something which only God can give. _ am not a great
believer in God and I certainly do not believe in the Voodoo type
of Indian Characters.
On reaching Puttaparthi and after settling in a room there, they
went atop the hillock for a cigarette, smoking is an absolute
taboo in the Prasanthi Nilayam. As soon as they reached the top,
Joel witnessed a magnificent spectacle in utter bewilderment. He
saw a bright rainbow starting from just behind Diana and ascending
vertically with amazing rapidity. In split seconds the rainbow
reached a great height. Joel could not believe what he saw and
shouted, "Diana, look over your right shoulder." She turned and on
And on seeing the rainbow exclaimed ‘My God’.
At this stage Diana informed Pamela, a girl from Bangalore, who
was also sitting there, "Joel was going to ask Baba, if He is God,
give him a rainbow. And look, Baba gave Joel what he wanted even
before he could express it."
Joel's eyes were filled with tears when he said, "Look the sun is
shining, the sky is cloudless and very clear. How can that be ?"
He was wondering
whether "THIS CHARACTER" (as he called Baba) had heard his words
right across from U. S. A. Concurrently the rainbow disappeared
from below upwards.
That evening as Joel sat for Baba's darshan. Baba came straight to
him and putting His Hand on Joel's shoulder said in a gentle
voice, "How are you ? Character!" Joel was stunned. "Character!"
the very word he had often used to ridicule Baba.
Next morning the family had an interview in which Baba asked Joel,
~'Well, Character! how did you like the rainbow ?" Then addressing
the group Baba told them that Joel wanted only a rainbow. This
clearly signifies that the creation of a rainbow was after all
insignificant manifestation of the Divine Powers.
Joel was impressed by the rainbow which only God could create.
Despite that, he was planning in his mind to test Baba further by
asking him to produce an out of the season fruit there in the
interview room. Knowing these thoughts concomitantly Baba waved
His Hand before Joel and produced a FIG.
In their group was another American couple who were planning to go
back as the wife had not got cured of her ailment despite having
stayed at Puttaparthi for a reasonably long time. Baba turned
towards the husband and spoke, "Why go home ? Am I not your
Mother, Father and a Doctor ?” Then Baba gave half of the fig to
her and asked her to eat it. She did so and was cured of a
long-standing ailment. The other half of the fig was given by
Baba to Joel's little daughter Christiana who in turn got cured of
Later on ,Joel learnt that the fig was totally unseasonal and not
even grown in that part of the country. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba often says,
I shall give you what you want so that you may want what I have
come to give you."
Mentioning about this episode in Sanathana Sarathi. Joel has
concluded, "Thank you for the seed. It is up to me, to prove
worthy. The seed requires the water of faith. I must cherish the
seed (God) with love and nurture it with faith."
9. The Resurrection - Why and when !
The raisings from the dead by Christ are very_ well known, The
'Cosmic Christ' (Baba), has shown to the world spectacular
resurrections which are fully documented. The Cowans from Santa
Ana, U.S.A., received a telegram from Baba which read. "COME
IMMEDIATELY TO MADRAS BABA."
They were taken by complete surprise and left soon thereafter for
India., reaching Madras on 23rd December 1971. On the day of their
arrivaI they had the coveted darshans in the evening. Baba had
come to them and had rubbed Walter Cowan's back and chest, and
told them that He would see them later.
On the Christmas eve Mr. Cowan who had been ailing for quite some
time, took a sudden turn for the worst and expired in the hotel
room around midnight. The doctors declared him dead. In the early
hours of the morning, the body was taken to the hospital where
after examination, another doctor certified him as 'Brought in
Dead.' At about 10 A.M. Mrs. Cowan accompanied by a lady devotee,
arrived at the hospital. They learnt that Baba had just been there
and had left barely a few minutes earlier. At the hospitaI they
found Walter Cowan alive, sitting and talking.
Subsequently during an interview at Prasanthi Nilayam, Baba told
two American scientists from~ New York, "At Madras Cowan had three
instances of heart failure, full and fatal. But I gave him life
all the three times, for I wished to save Mrs. Cowan, the pain and
bother of taking her husband back home dead. Besides, it would
make America sit up and think of the message of the East, which is
My Message with greater reverence."
Shri Radhakrishna died of gastric ulcers while at Puttaparthi. His
wife persistently pleaded with Baba to revive him but at that
stage Baba did not seem to oblige. However, He assured her, "Why
fear when I am here." On the third day Baba raised Radhakrishna
from the dead even though rigor-mortis
had set in. Later Baba said, 'I brought him back to life so that
he might write his will and complete other legal formalities about
succession to his properties."
Even more astounding than the above two instances, is the story
of Shri Bhagwandas Daswani. He had a severe heart attack in May
1977 and lay dying in a hospital in Hong Kong. At about 4.10 A.M.
on the 25th May that year, he saw Bhagavan walking through the
wall into his room. Baba came and sat down on his bed and showered
vibhuti all over him. Shri Daswani felt strength grow in his body.
At first he thought, he was having a hallucination and inquired of
Baba whether He was actually there."
Baba assured him that it was a fact and inquired of Daswani what
he would like Baba to do for him. Shri Daswani requested Baba to
put him on the couch in the room. Baba lifted him up, like a
feather, even though he weighed 170 lbs., and with all the
infusions and drips remaining as they were, laid him gently on the
couch. After that Baba left just as He had come. Soon a number of
nurses entered the room. They were aghast to see him on the couch.
They asked him, how he had got there and what was all that
dust' over his bed and body. They also wanted to know as to who
had been there. Knowing fully well that they will not comprehend
and believe what had just happened, Daswani simply told them, "I
walked to the couch." He then requested to collect the dust
(vibhuti) for him in some paper. It is stated that the vibhuti
weighed about one and half kilograms. He, however, divulged the
entire story to an Indian doctor who happened to see him a few
A day before this happening in Hong Kong, Baba had advised
Daswani's son Deepak, a student at Whitefield, to proceed to Hong
Kong as his father was about to have a heart-attack. This episode
is but an infinitesimal fraction of His Glory. The story of Shri
Daswani has been narrated to me by his close friends and relatives
who stay at Bangalore and Hong Kong.
10. The Lord of Time and Space
The embodiment of Divinity as the Lord of Time and Space gets
quite established, with verifiable validity from the following two
Dr. John S. Hislop is a distinguished academician, businessman,
administrator and philosopher who is presently the Chairman of the
Central Council of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation in America
and a member of World Council of Sri Sathya Sai Seva
Organisations. He and four others left Brindavan for Puttaparthi
by a taxi at about 8 P.M. in the month of February 19173. Some
distance away, the driver negotiated the taxi to overtake a bus.
During the process they were caught in a precarious situation.
They confronted a speeding car coming towards them from the
opposite direction. The other side of the road was under repairs,
leaving not an inch of space on their right. A head-on collision
between the oncoming car and their taxi was therefore imminent
within a few seconds of time and space. The bright head-lights of
the on-rushing car had reduced the visibility to almost nil for
the driver and the occupants of the taxi. They were terrified and
began tensely awaiting the inevitable. In a split second they saw
the car behind them. Both the vehicles had escaped a devastating
crash and were now speeding in their original directions.
Next morning during the darshans, Hislop thanked Baba for saving
their lives the previous night. Bhagavan Baba, smiled and said,
"Yes, that was a close one. You were so shocked that not one of
you called for Me. But Baba saved you anyway.
Dr. Bapi Raju of Vishakhapatnam writes about another instance,
demonstrating Baba's complete control over time and space. One day
he was going in his car. His son was driving and he was sitting by
his side. As they were passing an unmanned railway crossing the
car was hit by a railway engine coming from their right. Dr. Raju
was thrown out of the car. To their utter amazement, they saw,
that both the car and the rail engine had instantaneously stopped
dead. The engine driver seemed quite astonished when he said that
he did not know how his engine had halted although he had not made
any attempt to stop it. The impact though of a crushing magnitude
had created only a small dent on the right side of the car. Dr.
Raju and his son escaped unscathed. A few days later during
darshans at Puttaparthi, Baba spoke to DT. Raju and said, "In a
sudden calamity or happiness always think of God first. At the
time of the accident to you, I had to stop the rail engine and the
car and I had to throw you on your left, otherwise you would have
fallen on the railway lines in front and received fatal injuries.”
11. The Jyothiswarupa Sai
Dr. S. Bhagwantham, M.Sc., Ph D., D.Sc., former scientific adviser
to the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, and also the
Director of the All India Institute of Science, Congress
Association is a Physicist of international repute. He used to be
a sceptic and a severe critic of Baba. During his first meeting
with Baba in 1969, Baba took him and few others for a walk on the
sandy banks of the river Chithravathi. Baba then made him select a
spot on which they all sat. During the course of their
conversation, Dr. Bhagwantham stated that a very eminent
scientist, Opphen Heimer, had quoted a sloka from the 'Bhagavad
Gita' in describing the brilliance of the first ever atomic
explosion. He had said that the infinite flash of light could only
be described in the words of Arjuna, when he had the 'Vishwa Virat
Swaroop' darshan before him. Arjuna had described the effulgence
as comparable with the splendour of a thousand suns shining
simultaneously in the sky, which is called the JYOTHISWARUPA.
On this Baba asked him, "So you believe in the 'Bhagavad Gita'.
Would you read it if I give you one straight away ?" Dr.
Bhagwantham happily consented. Baba then asked him to stretch out
his hand and picking up some sand poured it on the outstretched
palm. The sand particles changed into a copy of the 'Bhagavad
Gita'. The scientist was not an adept in Sanskrit and though he
had not mentioned this fact before Baba, yet the all-knowing Baba
had known about it and therefore He had materialised a Telugu copy
of the epic. The scientific mind of Dr. Bhagwantham gave vent to
an expression of doubt on his face about the publishers. Baba
cleared the doubt and said, "This Gita has been printed in the Sai
The scientist has also seen myriads of miracles from the Divine
Hands. Dr. Bhagwantham stood in mute amazement seeing Baba
successfully perform an elaborate surgical operation on his
mentally retarded son, using on spot created instruments and
dressings Once he saw Baba materialise a 'shankha' from which
subsequently emanated an incessant flow of 'amrita'. Baba poured a
spoonful of nectar on the tongue of everyone present.
On another occasion Baba took a handful of set water and in the
presence of the scientist and many others converted it into a
beautiful diamond necklace. This and many other instances left
not an iota of doubt in Dr. Bhagwantham's mind about the Absolute
Divinity of Baba. It, however, took him three years of closely
watching, examining and weighing the Sai's words and deeds before
he could fully accept Him as an Avatar, who is beyond any human
understanding, comprehension and scientific explanation.
12. A Tryst with Destiny
'Bhrigu Samhita' is a well-known authentic hook of predictions.
which is said to have been written 7000 years ago. Smt. Indira
Devi (Mataji) of the Sai Yoga Centre of Tecate (Mexico) was born
in Russia, learnt yoga in India, U.S.A. acclaimed her as "the
First Lady of Yoga," is the author of many books on yoga and also
"Sai Baba and Sai Yoga." She had her life reading done from this
famous book by Chayasastri, Shri Kantilal Pandya, in March
1972,while she was passing through Bombay.
It mentioned correctly all the details about her life. One of the
lines read as: "During 1966-67 you came into contact with a Maha
Purusha due to merits of past lives. You are still under His
influence." The astrologer explained to her that 'Maha Purusha'
meant God. Smt. Indira Devi has written in an article in "The News
Chronicle" of Ludhiana, that the reading of the past happenings
were accurate. She had first met Bhagavan in 1966 when she was 66
years of age, and had returned to Puttaparthi next year when she
was 67. From this she concludes that "if the book of Bhrigu
written in several milleniums ago was right in giving her age at
the time when she had met Bhagavan then it also should be right in
referring to Him as Maha Purusha."
The Bhrigu Samhita had also predicted that Indira Devi's husband,
Dr. Sigfrid Knauer, M.D., a famous consulting physician, would
come under the influence of the same Maha Purusha. She could not
believe this because she knew that her husband was a staunch
Christian and an Anthroposophist. Later Dr. Sigfrid Knauer
travelled against medical advice to India to meet Bhagavan Baba
and seek cure of an intractable illness. Baba welcomed him with
His compassionate love and cured him. Speaking about this
experience to a San Diego audience, the doctor narrated how Baba
treated him by materialising thirty three pills (symbolising 313
vertebrae) and also by massaging his back with a sweet and
fragrant oil that exuded from Baba's palm. He went on to say, "In
gratitude I wanted to touch His feet, but, He did_ not let me do
so." Indira Devi, who was present during this entire episode was
utterly bewildered to see the transformation that had come about
in her husband who at that moment was so desperately trying to
touch 'The Lotus Feet.'
The Summing Up
The constraint of the premium of space has limited the narrative
to only twelve concomitant proofs of Divine Majesty from the
Infinite numbers that establish The Reality. The estimation of
Divinity is beyond human ken. What could be more apt and complete
description of such a Divine phenomenon than the blessed words of
Bhagavan Baba Himself "The Cowherd Boy, the son of Nanda, has come
again among you as embodied 'ANANDA' so that He may collect His
playmates; the same Rama has come again, with a great deal of
'Aaram' (without any haste), since now there is no burden of
imperium, no dynastic responsibilitv. He has come to give again
the chance of service to His erstwhile followers; the same Sai has
come to you from Shirdi as embodied Lord, to again be in the midst
of His erstwhile companions and comrades. Once again, the same
All-comprehensive, Omnipresent Principle known as “Maha-Vishnu”
has come in this comprehensible, cognisable human form as the
“Maha-Vishnu” earth limited Lord so that you may benefit
therefrom. He has come without His instruments and weapons, for He
has willed to forge them here itself."
Whosoever has the good fortune
and the SaiKripa of receiving this small though invaluable and
beautiful gift (booklet), is humbly requested not to fold it, to
keep it always in good shape and perfect order and read it with
love and devotion When loaned to others it may please be recovered
and kept reverentially, as recently Divine Miracles have been
associated with Sai books. Who knows in what form, when, where and
with whom Sai-Kripa may manifest itself.
Let us all sing His Glory and merge the LIGHT that He is. Glory be
AUM SAI RAM !
Pearls From Bhagavan Baba
"There was no one to know who I am, until
I created the Universe at my pleasure with one Word. Immediately,
mountains rose up and rivers started running. The sun, moon and
stars sprang from nowhere to prove my existence. Came beasts and
birds, flying, speaking, hearing, and mankind too. The first place
was granted to mankind, and my knowledge was placed in his mind."
"What you need to cross the sea of life is the bark of Bhakti, of
assurance of Grace, of surrender to His will. Throw off all
burdens, become light and you can trip across with one step on one
crest and another on the next. God will take you through.
I ask only that you turn to me when your mind drags you into grief
or pride or envy. Bring me the depths of your mind, no matter how
grotesque, how cruelly ravaged by doubts or disappointments. I
know how to treat them. I will not reject you. I am your mother."
"There is no mesmerism, miracle, or magic, in what I do ! Mine is
genuine Divine Power. I am Sarvadaivatwa-swarupam. I am Indweller
of every heart."
Anandam is My Aharam, your joy is My Food.
AUM SAI RAM !