An homage from the Ocean
In December 1958, Sathya Sai Baba visited Kanyakumari, the
Southern most tip of India, with a few devotees. The privileged
few were a witness to a charming occurrence there, which
demonstrated the divine power and majesty of Bhagawan in no
small measure. Here is one of them recorded by Prof. Kasturi:
When a devotee told Baba, "I heard that your Kerala tour was most
pleasant and wonderful. I am sad that I was not destined to join,"
Baba replied, "Have the confidence and hope that when next such an
opportunity arises, you may be able to join. Meanwhile, listen to
the account given by those who joined, and be happy."
A word about that adjective, 'wonderful': The devotee was
referring to a very dramatic, indeed astounding miracle that
happened at Kanyakumari. In the evening when the sky had turned
into a carnival of pink and purple, and the clouds had decorated
themselves with golden fringes, Baba proceeded to the seashore and
with His Bhakthas around Him, played with the waves of the seas
that mingle there. Each succeeding wave seemed to be more eager
than the previous one to touch His lotus Feet, and to offer Him
its own special homage. Suddenly, as if aware of the yearning of
the seas, Baba stood facing the waters and said to those beside
Him, 'See! The Ocean is welcoming Me, with a Garland.'
At the very moment one could discern a stately wave a few yards
away, advancing majestically towards the shore and, soon it swept
Baba's Feet and receded. Imagine the wonder and amazement of every
one when they found, round Baba's Feet a bewitching pearl garland,
swaying and swinging with every surge of the waters around Them!
One hundred and eight translucent pearls each a priceless gem,
strung on a thread of gold! O, how charming Baba looked!
The Avathar of the Lord receiving the homage of Varuna again!
Prof. N. Kasturi, Sathyam Sivam Sundaram, The Life Story of Sathya