Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
It happened around 1988. There
were about 1400 students in the hostel of Swami's College in
Brindavan at White Field near Bangalore. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai
visited the hostel one night. The delighted students
respectfully stood in His presence. Suddenly, the eletricity
went off. In the darkness, Swami moved quietly towards a boy and
whispered to him in his ears, "Athul, I will give you
something. Hold your hand." The boy extended his open hand
and Swami placed a laddoo in it. He further whispered to the
boy, "Don't show it to anybody. Put your hand behind you."
Suddenly, the electricity was restored. Bulbs came back to life.
Athul looked around. Surprisingly, all the 1400 boys assembled
there were keeping their hands behind them. Everyone was having
a laddoo in his hand. That is Swami! We get astonished at the
amazing leelas. Our reasoning power abandons us, tongue fails
us, mind refuses to function; nothing can be understood. How can
we comment upon, much less explain, such displays of Swami's
divine sport? That is why it is said,
"Yatho Vacho Nivarthanthe Aprapya Manasa Saha,"
meaning, that the Universal Absolute cannot be reached or
comprehended by the bodily senses or by mind.
From: 'Thapovanam' Sri Sathya
Sai Sathcharithra, Chapter 10,
by "Santisri" Jandhyala
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