Sacred treasures from the Past
How Baba brings a necklace
from Lord Rama’s times
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sri G V Subba Rao, a distinguished
diplomat who retired as the Head of the Energy Division in the
United Nations, shares this fascinating event that he was
privileged to witness when he was with Baba in Kodaikanal a few
Baba often advises devotees not to be fascinated by the
miraculous manifestation of material objects but to concentrate
on the spiritual power behind the creation.
Baba, in Kodaikanal, while relating the glorious story of
Hanuman's devotion, materialised a most dazzling necklace of 108
large shining pearls and stated that this was the necklace that
mother Sita gifted to Hanuman at the Coronation of Sri Rama. But
Hanuman's devotion and concentration on the Lord was so
one-pointed that he bit the pearls in order to see Lord Rama's
image in them but failing to find it, threw away the priceless
chain as useless. Hanuman's attention was not on the necklace
but on his Lord and Master.
Baba held aloft the necklace and showed it around. I could
clearly see the teeth marks on some of the pearls and even the
image of Hanuman's face in the pearls!
Swami's miracles transcend time and space, and his miracles are
like calling cards - like tickets of entry into the realm of the
Divine Caller or Creator…
Once when I remarked to Swami that He is Siddha Sankalpa Purusha,
Swami immediately corrected me and said He is Sankalpa Siddha.
He stated that Siddha Sankalpa refers to the powers of Siddha
Purusha (enlightened being) with acquired - and therefore,
depletable Yogic powers whereas Sankalpa Siddha signifies the
state "mere WILLING IS FULFILLING “!
Swami's miraculous powers are the most natural and spontaneous
manifestations of His love and grace to the devotees”.
Reference: Sri G V Subba Rao’s article “Mind-boggling Miracles
of Sathya Sai” in the book “Sathya Sai -The Avatar of Love”,
Page: 79-80. Published by Sai Prasanthi Society, Hyderabad under
the auspices of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Andhra
Pradesh, on the occasion of Baba’s 67th Birthday.