on His miracles
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"You elaborate in your lectures the
unique powers of Sai, the incidents that are described as
'miracles' in books written about Me by some persons. But I
request you not to attach importance to these. Do not exaggerate
their significance, the most significant and important power is,
let Me tell you, my Prema (Love) and My Sahana, (fortitude). I may turn
the sky into earth or earth into sky but that is not the sign of
Divine Might. It is the Prema, effective, universal, ever-present,
that is the unique sign. When you attempt to cultivate and
propagate this Love and this Fortitude, trouble and travail will
clog your steps. You must welcome them, for without them, the best
in you cannot be drawn out."
"I use My Shakti
(power) to attract people and to draw them towards the Godward
path. These miracles are merely baits with which I lure them
towards Me. Once their faith is firmly established, they begin to
look beyond the miracles and slowly start stretching their hands
out for what I have really come to give- Knowledge and Bliss."
"There can be no
limit for Sai Power, no hindrance, no opposition or obstacle.
You may believe it or you may not, but, Sai Power can transform
earth into sky, the sky into earth. only there is no call for that
transformation. This Divine behaviour is far distinct from the
mean exhibitionistic tricks of the inferior powers. This is
spontaneous manifestation, not those that are calculated to
collect customers and exploit the ignorant."
"Those who profess
to have understood me, the scholars, the yogis, the pundits, the
jnanis, all of them are aware only of the least important, the
casual external manifestations of an infinitesimal part of that
power, namely, the miracles! They have not desired to contact the
source of all power and all wisdom that is available here. They
are satisfied when they secure a chance to exhibit their
book-learning and parade their scholarship in Vedic lore, not realising that the person from whom the Vedas emanated is in their
midst, for their sake. They even ask, in their pride, for a few
more chances. This has been the case in all ages. People may be
very near (Physically) to the Avatar, but they live out their
lives unaware of their fortune; they exaggerate the role of
miracles, which are as trivial, when compared to my glory and
majesty, as a mosquito is in size and strength to the elephant
upon which it squats. Therefore, when you speak about these miracles , I laugh within myself out of pity that you allow
yourself so easily to lose the precious awareness of my reality."
"I am determined to
correct you only after informing you of my credentials. That is
why I am now and then announcing my nature by means of miracles,
that is, acts which are beyond human capacity and human
understanding. Not that I am anxious to show off my powers. The
object is to draw you closer to me, to cement your hearts to me".
"You may infer from
what you call my miracles that I am causing them to attract and
attach you to me and me alone. They are not intended to
demonstrate or publicize; they are merely spontaneous and
concomitant proofs of divine majestys."
"This Sathya Sai
Incarnation is one where you see the full manifestation and
exercise of all the sixteen attributes of a Poorna Avatar. This
happened only once before, at the time of Krishna Avatar. I am the
Embodiment of Shiva and Shakti, that is Universal Consciousness
and Universal Energy. And I show evidences of both to the fullest
and maximum extent".
"Do not crave from
me trivial material objects: but crave for Me, and you would be
rewarded. Not that you should not receive whatever objects I give
as signs of grace out of the fullness of love. I shall tell you
why I give these rings, talismans, rosaries, etc. It is to mark
the bond between me and those to whom they are given. When
calamity befalls them, the article comes to me in a flash and
returns in a flash, taking from me the remedial grace of
protection. That grace is available to all who call on me in any
Name or Form, not merely to those who wear these gifts. Love is
the bond that wins grace.
My miracles are part
of the unlimited power of God and are in no sense the product of
yogic powers which are acquired. They are natural, uncontrived.
There are no invisible beings helping me. My divine will bring the
object in a moment. I am everywhere."