Swami Materializes a Precious
Before I explain more about our New Year, I have requests from the
audience to speak about Swamiís materializations, which took place
recently in the Hall. Itís quite natural that you should want to
know. First of all, we are extremely happy that we have the
benefit of Bhagavanís Darshan for a long period on almost a daily
basis. And secondly, two of the materializations have just
You must have heard of the great epic, the Mahabharata. It speaks
of the battle between the good and the bad. The good is symbolized
by the Pandavas and the bad by the Kauravas. The good is backed by
God Himself, in the form of Krishna. It means that good is
supported by God.
We have, on the other side, the bad and wicked Kauravas. The
battle is about to commence. Draupadi, the consort or wife of the
Pandava brothers, comes to Krishna, praying for His blessings.
Lord Krishna blesses her, "You will be very fine. You will be
comfortable. You will live long with your husbands. There will be
no death, and you will live long with your family."
So blessing her, Krishna materialized a big, precious stone. It
was greenish-yellow, and it had many cuttings (facets). Krishna
gave it to her to use as a hairpin. Draupadi must have been quite
a hefty lady to bear the weight of it! (Laughter) We can imagine
and calculate her personality based on this gift.
While materializing it, Bhagavan made one statement: "In
Kodaikanal, I often materialize and show these things to the boys
and some guests there. I am showing it to you here in public for
the first time." Therefore, we are privileged to have a little of
the experience of Kodaikanal, though it is quite a different
climate here. This place is quite hot and there it is cool. Thatís
Source: Anil Kumar's Sunday Talk
on March 25, 2001
Philosophy and Truth