Miraculous escape and safe
It was soon afterwards that I had
miraculous escape from being very badly burnt. One day, I was deep frying
pakoras in a saucepan. As I turned around to get some ingredients down
from a shelf, the sleeve of my gown became entangled with the handle of
the saucepan; at least, it must have, for I didn’t notice it then, and so
turned around nonchalantly.
Imagine my great horror and utter consternation as I turned and saw that
the saucepan full of boiling fat and sizzling pakoras was about to land
right on me! I was petrified and stood rooted to the ground, unable to
If I had moved, I would only have
hastened the descent of the saucepan, which was ominously sliding towards
I let out a terrific scream ‘Baba’. And then the miracle happened. The
saucepan slid out of the sleeve of my gown, turned around all by itself,
of it’s own volition, by 180 degrees and went and sat nonchalantly on the
other burner of the stove; I stood for a while, utterly dazed, then came
to and expressed my heart-felt gratitude to my Lord. How kind, how
compassionate is my beloved Master. I bowed to Him in utmost gratitude and
“Be ever in consciousness that you are but a shadow of God, His image.
Then, no harm can come to you. God walks along the royal road to Truth.
The shadow holding to Him by the Feet, falls on hallow and hill, fire and
water and dirt and dust. But, holding to the Feet, as done the shadow, you
will be unaffected by the ups and downs of life”.
“Why worry about not having been able to touch these Feet? My Feet are
within your reach, at all times, where ever you are.”
Sarvatha paani pada- hands and feet everywhere. Baba
SWAMI AND HIS STUDENTS BY PROF.
Is there any
particular reason why Swami appears to single out students for showering
His love in such abundance?
Trayee, one elderly devotee reported that he once asked Bhagavan to
explain this mystery according to this devotee. Swami replied that those
who are today enrolled as student are really “RISHIS” of the past,
receiving their due in this kali Age.
this, Swami in Whose Divine presence this talk was being given, Some
laughed as to if to say, " What are you suggesting that these fellows with
whom, I am struggling all the time are 'RISHIS'? "
have made surprised of the devotee’s remark but there surely must be
deeper meaning underlying Swami’s most compassionate relationship with the
students, particularly when one recalls Krishna’s association with Gopala
on the one hand and with Gopis on the other hand.
possibly it is all a part of the same drama and extension of the glorious
chapter of Srimad Bhagavantam, now being enacted in different format and
under the setting in this Kali Age. It is my personal belief that this
indeed is the case.
the Bhagavatham, not knowing who Krishna really was, Brahma the creator
tried to embers Bala Krishna. But soon he learned his bitter lesson, and
he was about to withdraw to celestial abode, Then he saw Krishna playing
merrily with Gopalas.
amused, “These little boys do not have any idea of how lucky they are to
have the very Lord as their playmate.” Quite possible, Brahma is saying
something similar even now. I hope our students do really appreciate,
values and treasure the priceless gift of Divine intimacy that they are
receiving, which is exclusively reserved only for them. Although Swami
does not expect anything in return.
students owe it to Bhagavan to be best exemplars of those we seriously put
to practice Swami’s teachings. For Swami Aacharanam, or observance of His
teachings in daily life is for more important than being able to discourse
should unvaryingly aim at Trikaranasuddhi and under no circumstance,
should they permit themselves to fall into the category of Aartha or
Arbaarthee; instead they should constantly endeavor to be counted among
those who have realized their Divine nature. having recognized this truth,
they must gear up for the higher duty that beckons them.
appreciate that if twelve Apostles of the Son of God could do much to
spread the Message of the Lord Himself. Humanity looks up them, and they
should not disappoint humanity. To disappoint mankind would in certain
sense amount to disappointing Swami Himself.
conclude, it is appropriate that I call touching prayer once addressed to
Bhagavan by Prof Sampath, and illustrious predecessor of mine. He said “
Swami it is my prayer that when I am reborn, I would be blessed to be a
student of Your School and Your Institute, and one day receive my degree
directly from your divine Hands It is only when I become a student of
Institute that my life would be complete. ”
Those of us
who have missed the opportunity of being a student of the Institute in
this lifetime, might well consider addressing such prayer ourselves.
Kasturi on "Why fear when I am here"
Prof Kasturi says that we
not fear when Baba is here. He says you think that there is His
assurance "Why fear when I am here"?...and you feel absolutely
confident and try to break your neck, because He will save you !
You neglect even the
fundamental precautions ! If some one says, "Don't go there," but you
go there saying "Ah! Swami is there ! why fear/ That kind of
confidence neglecting the very principle of caution.
Swami is in this room, in
that room ,in my pocket, in my ring, in my watch...He is everywhere
and therefore no precaution! Swami's picture is in the car, why bother
? You look at it and go faster and fast until you meet with with some
calamity...That is why Swami has said "Because I have said "Why fear
when I am here. He said don't be over confident and foolish..
.If you don't follow my
instructions you will be in trouble, and when you come back I won't
talk to you then, I bypass you. I take diversion until the bridge is
repaired... When you realize your mistakes and correct yourself, I
will call you, I will talk to you again.
Again Swami remind us, to
be careful. He said, don't be glad for having been close to me and
near me, you may be pushed out!... Prof Kasturi say of course, I have
been target a number of times! It is difficult thing to decide how
near or how far one should be from Swami...It is something like fire.
If you go too near, you get burnt! and if you keep too far you get
.Taking advantage of
closeness to Him, feeling it is my due, because I am a big scholar,
because I am indispensable to his glory. Such swelling of head will
result in being sent out. Number of times this has happened and we
have seen this. Swami Says:- Carry on your highest duty to yourself.
Following the four F's: Follow the Master, Face the Devil, Fight to
the end, and finish the game. Then you win My love, My Love in full
measure. Love is my highest Miracle. Love can make you gather the
affection of all mankind. Love will not tolerate any selfish aim .
Love is God. Live in Love.
Then all is right ,all can
be well. Expand your heart so that it can encompass all. BABA
Prof Kasturi account And Brindavan Boys experiences
The examinations were approaching, Swami
said that if He was with us at Brindavan, we do not study. Finally He
decided to leave for Puttaparthi, just to make us study for exams.
The boys fell at His
feet, pleaded with Him, but Swami insisted on going. He said that He
felt that He was the cause of the boys neglecting their studies and that
feeling gave Him much pain.
It was Monday. Swami
was preparing to leave by 8.30 A.M. The boys crowded round Him with
sadness pain on their faces. Pleadings and prayers had proved fruitless.
Swami was down on the ground floor. He got into the car, and the white
vehicle glided away.
With heave hearts,
boys walked slowly back into the Hostel. We tried in vain to concentrate
on what the books had to tell us, so full was our hearts with the
thought of our Lord. Barely 15 minutes had passed, when some one shouted
"Swami has come!" and started running behind the car. I thought that the
poor fellow was still dreaming and that his fantasy probably had given
shape to that car.
But many more boys
followed and I came out to ascertain for myself. What I saw, I could not
believe. I saw the white car driving right up to portico. I rubbed my
eyes once or twice to make sure for myself, and then I also ran . Swami
walked up the stairs. Many of us could not believe what was happening.
Swami said, "You boys were creating so much noise that I forgot to take
the keys," ... Swami forgetting to take the keys!
Our hearts were
full,... no one spoke. The tears that rolled down were probably more
eloquent in expressing what was in our hearts. Somebody had probably
still some doubts that Swami may leave again with the keys. So he asked
very wisely. "Swami! shall we start unloading the things back from the
car? "... No I am leaving again in the evening." Swami said, in
.Then He broke into
a beautiful smile, At this, a chorus of pleading voices followed,
"Swami! Swami! And Swami decided to stay on. He told us latter, "You
pulled me back here, just by your pure yearning. Now you must study
well, if you want me to stay here. Trivial, insignificant instances
these, do you say? And What have they got to do with spirituality, do
you ask? But what else is spirituality than yearning for Him, pining for
Him, suffering anguish for Him?
What is spirituality
but deserving to live in Him. This is made possible only by the form
full God, the God without whom one cannot live. His benign smile, the
loveliness of His Graceful Form His tender affection that flow when He
enquires about your welfare, and above all, the nectarine sweetness of
His childlike sport--these help us to fuse our heart with the Lord's and
thus raise ourselves to the heights of Blessedness.
Boys have made an
unsuccessful attempt to put these in words, for, it is impossible to
contain them in human language. They belong totally to the realm of
experience which the heart alone can experience "Raso vai Saha" He is
Sweetness itself. His sweetness is infinitely enhanced when He comes,
Humanness enveloping His Divinity.
Prof Kasturi and his story (Control of
Prof. Kasturi throws light on the fact
that Swami has revealed His Reality of being the Neumann that sustains
and control of all Cosmic Phenomena. Here is the anecdote in brief.
Baba as usual began one of His discourses
(While in Madras) with the recital of an extempore Telugu poem. The
opening line that poem was “ Automatic Lights Adhipudevadu”. This line
happens to be a strange mixture of Telugu and English.
Our Lord Swami whom the scriptures
describe as the Supreme Poet has the privilege of Divine license, beside
the usual poetic license of an ordinary poet. So He sometimes mixes up
Telugu and English or some other language, thereby confusing His
translator and enjoying the fun.
This trait of confusing and confounding
people is inherent in Divinity, especially when it manifest as an
Avatar. We shall have a glimpse of this trait that seems to be more
pronounced in this playful Avatar .
Prof.Kasturi was bewildered and looked
helplessly at Swami’s face, as he could not translate the line. Swami
cast a mischievous look at Kasturi and repeated the same line again.
Poor Kasturi was dumbfound. Neither Telugu was his mother tongue nor he
had studied Telugu during his educational career.
He learned Telugu only after coming to
swami. Because he was mum SWAMI ASKED HIM TO SIT DOWN AND called upon
Dr. Bhagawantham to translate. Late Dr. Bhagawantham was an eminent
scientist and educationists. He had good knowledge of the Telugu
language, he had studied during his formal education. He served as a
translator to Baba during the decade of seventies.
But this particular occasion, he too
shared the same fate as Kasturi. As he also was non-pulsed and could not
translate that line, Swami proceeded with the rest of His discourse.
After the discourse was over Prof.
Kasturi and Dr. Bhagawantham met Swami in His room. They
prayerfully requested Him to enlighten them on the meaning of the said
line that neither of them could translate.
With mischievous smile Swami asked them.
“Have you not seen the automatic traffic Lights in Madras and other
metropolitan cities. “ Yes Swami, we have seen.” They replied. “ Is
there not someone who controls the operation of these traffic lights and
regulate the traffic on the roads, in order to prevent collisions and
accidents? Queried Swami. “ Yes Swami, there is … answered both the
Then Swami explained to them, “just as
there is traffic of various kinds of vehicles in the city, there is a
macro-level traffic of planets in this universe, each of them whirling
at a tremendous speed. There are innumerable planets, so that each of
them confines itself to the path ordained for it, thereby preventing
clashes or collisions and the consequent cataclysmic disasters.
And there is ( ONE ) who controls those
unseen automatic traffic lights, and that One in this ( ONE )! Saying
this Swami pointed at (HIMSELF )
Then both Prof Kasturi and Dr.
Bhagawantham could understand that the line in Swami’s poem, which they
could not translate, meant that Swami is the Almighty God who controls
the unseen traffic lights that regulate the movement of the planets in
the entire Universe, as to avoid accidents in the macrocosm.
Swami further told them that the codes of
moral behaviors and social conduct, i.e. Dharma, in short were also
traffic signals fixed by the Master to save humans from conflict and
clash, from violence and war. Swami teaches us profound truths, through
His inimitable fun and frolic dramatics and antics!!
Swami’s words -
In My present Avatar , I have come armed
with fullness of the powers of formless God to correct mankind, raise
human consciousness and put people on the path of truth, righteousness,
peace and love, leading to divinity.
Jai Sai Ram
EXCERPTS FROM STUDENTS TALK - SRI
Divine Concern (Study of
Sathya Sai )
Each one of us is in the very same
situation. Any little accomplishment, any little deed is always
supported by the unseen hand of our Beloved Lord. When I look back into
the face of time, I find a rainbow of memories flashing before me. There
is one thing I never failed throughout. It is the presence of Bhagavan,
saturated by His Love. Every moment is filled with His omnipresence,
omnipotence and omniscience. However it is for us to recognize this
A couple of years ago, my parents along
with my brother and I were taking a walk down the shopping lanes of
London where we intended to make our purchases. On our way out one of
the supermarkets, my father accidentally happened to put his hand into
his hand baggage and to our dismay he found all our passports missing!
We were initially panic stricken, but our
faith in Bhagavan removed all our fears. We searched all around the
place, retracting our steps but there was no sign of any of our
My father went down the lane making
inquiries, but none of them brought us anywhere close to our passports.
My father finally decided to register the problem with the police and
started looking out for police officer.
As he proceeded, a young Englishman whom
he saw for the first time came straight to him and said. “You must be
looking for the lost and found department. Sir it is right over there,”
and gave him some landmark.
My father walked into the office of the
British cops, as he had been directed to. As he opened the door of the
lost –and found department, he saw the officer in-charge just placing
all our passports in a bag”Thanks God” His exclamation was enough to
inform the officer that those passports belong to us.
Nevertheless he looked at my father with
a smile and asked, “Are these your passports? The answer of my father in
the affirmative seemed to delight the officer and on being asked how the
passports landed there, he said. “Didn't you meet anyone on the way up?
My father said that there wasn’t any one he met.
But the officer was not satisfied. He went
on and said that the man who gave the passports just left a few seconds
before my father came in and he said that he was the owner of the shop.
My father just posed one last question on his way out with passports.
“How did he look like?
The reply to the question was enough to
throw us back in our seats and start thinking. Every single description
matched the splendor of our Beloved Bhagavan and we were deeply thankful
for all that he had done for our family.
It was about nine months after that
Bhagavan appear in the dream of my father and confirmed His presence at
London in a very unique way.The amount of concern Bhagavan has for each
of us in much more than what the word concern literally means. The
unfathomable ocean of His love goes far beyond our mind’s
comprehension's. There is lot we students to learn from His actions,
from His words and lot to learn from His love.
We have to travel far beyond to be able to
know actually how fortunate each of us is to be with Bhagavan. What we
see of Him today is a very minute spectacle of what He actually is. Each
one of us is on a long journey, “from us to ourselves” and we are
immensely fortunate to have our goal. Bhagavan as our guide. And on this
journey, it is my constant prayer to Bhagavan that He be with us and
guide us throughout so that I may be an instrument in His hands.
Jai Sai Ram
( Ram.Chugani Kobe Japan )
Student Sriram Parasuram Sri
Sathya Sai Senior Boys Hostel & Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School
Hostel Prashanti Nilayam.
Bandipur forest , 1974 They had driven
down from Ooty. They camped in a clearing in the forest, for the night.
A student asked His permission to Photograph Him with a new Polaroid
camera. Swami said, “ I will show you MY True form. Proceed.” They all
waited with bated breath for photograph to come out. THEY SAW THE
SWAMI SPOKE that night on the significance
of the festival and its relation to the moon. He also said, “The
scientists who have been up there, think that there is no water on the
As always, they don’t know the Truth. “ He
waved His palm casually and materialized a lucent disk, which just about
happened to be the disk to the starry eyed audience of the Master said,
“ This is the water on the moon, which tragically has been eluding the
”The list of such happening goes on and
on….( But we are short of time and space ) The effects of the miracles,
His visiting cards, as He calls them, are felt not only in the physical
presence of the Lord, but all over the Cosmos.
Every act He performs has a Universal
significance. In material science it is said, you can not move your
fingers without moving the stars”. If this were for man,…. What then for
Dig right here. Young Sai told of His more
able-minded devotees. The task was carried out and from that spot was
unearthed a number of Peethams (based of the lingams). The devotees
asked, “The pedestals are here where are the lingams? “
In my stomach” said Sai. They laughed.
Some scratched their heads perplexed. Time passed…and then came
The Bhajans were on. The young Sai was
seated on the chair, tinkling the cymbals. Suddenly He stopped…clutched
His stomach. Uneasiness. There was a frown on His serene face. He was in
It appears as though spasms of pain had
gripped Him. Subbamma immediately got some water. He sipped it. But, the
pain was still there. It appear to increase with every passing moment,
moving upward…The chest …the gullet . The muscles of His throat tensed
and then heaved…His mouth opened…and suddenly—from within came a
“Brilliant ball of light.” Nay, a kind of smooth crystal…
He smiled. The relief was obvious as the
tense contour of sweet countenance relaxed into Very Familiar Smile…He
rose and held it up for all to see…IT WAS A LINGAM! The first ever!
For years, the holy night has witnessed
the Lingobhavam and plethora of Lingams emerging from the Lord's
stomach. Sometimes only one Lingam is formed, the material being
apparently Sphatika, or silver, or Jade, or even Gold (last year).
Often, numerous- three, five, seven, or nine! Once the number of Lingams
was surprising high number of eleven.
They come in different sizes, but the same
shape-ellipsoid. At times the Benevolent Lord has created them even
with the Peetams and with Vibuthi smeared on the Lingam. The Night has
witnessed even more…
Jai Sai Ram
“All the festivals of
Bharatiyas have been designed to promote Divine love among the people.
It is to confer such love on the people that the Lord incarnates on
earth. He Himself demonstrates how love should be expressed. He showers
His love and teaches everyone how to love. Hence experience this love
and joy in your life and live in peace. ***BABA***
“JEWELS FROM AFAR”
Experience of Diana
Diana Baskin and her story. One evening in
Brindavan, we were all gathered at Swami’s feet, listening with rapt
attention as He told us a fascinating story of artisan’s love for Lord
He described a magnificent gold statue that
the artisan had made of his beloved Lord . He said the statue had been
designed by divine inspiration. Lord Krishna, Himself had guided every
movement of artist hand during its creation.
Suddenly, Swami asked us: “Would you like
to see it? “Oh, yes!” we eagerly answered in unison. Swami waved His hand
and in it appear a resplendent gold statue. Many brilliant precious gems
adorned Krishna’s head and body.
The graceful figure sparkled and glowed as
though alive. The precious statue was then passed around and each person
was able to hold and admire it. When it returned to Swami, He held in it
in His hand a moment. Then it disappeared.
Swami then told us a story about treaty
which India had made with another country. He explained that the entire
treaty had been carved on a huge emerald that was presently being kept in
the same museum as the Krishna statue. “ I will get it for you, “He said.
When he stopped waving His hand, there
appear in His palm a very large emerald. We were all breathless! What an
extraordinary, magical evening this was.!. We passed the emerald among
ourselves slowly, not wanting these rare moments to end.
“Pass it quickly, “Swami gently prodded us,
“ I have to return to it the museum before the guard realize it is gone.
Jai Sai Ram