Baba has Divine Powers
Pt. Bhim Sen Joshi
I had Baba's first darshan at the residence of the renowned singer
Smt. Hirabai Barodekar. In His Divine presence I sang a bhajan
also. After that I had several opportunities of visiting
Puttaparthi to have his darshans and to sing bhajans in His
Q. When did you have the experience of Baba's divine powers?
Ans. I have myself seen Baba performing many miracles. I have seen
Swami creating several things and gifting them to the devotees. I
have always been experiencing His Divinity. I have always felt
that Baba is God Himself. I am fortunate to have His blessings.
Whenever I went to Him with certain questions, Baba answered them
even without my asking them since the I have stopped asking
questions. He Himself asks, "What do you want?" I always ask Him
for His love and blessings. There is no doubt that Baba has great
miraculous powers but I can not explain them in words. Yes, I
myself have experienced that Divine Power several times in my
Q. Some people criticize Baba's miracles. What is your opinion?
Ans. Who is the one whom people have not criticized. Even Rama and
Krishna were not spared. They were also criticized. The important
fact to be noted is that Baba has never asked people to come to
Him and worship Him. Those who have faith in Him, may go to Him.
Those who do not have faith may not go to Him. Those who have full
faith in Him, generally have good experiences in their lives. If
you have faith in God, there is no place for doubt. Faith and
doubt can not exist together. If you have doubts, go to Him and
your doubts will be resolved. In my opinion, the good work He is
doing for the welfare of the poor and the needy - free health
services in hospitals, freee education and pure drinking water
projects are his greatest miracles.
Q. How has Baba blessed you in your life?
Ans. When I go to Him and have His darshan I experience
bliss-ananda. This ananda is the result of his blessings.
Therefore I always seek his blessings only. Two years ago, I had
two major operations - one of them being a brain tumour operation.
I received His blessings on both there occasions and my operations
An interview in a Marathi Daily
Pt. Bhim Sen Joshi
Recipient of Padma
Bhushan Award is a renowned classical singer of India; an ardent
devotee of Bhagawan