Sai Leela - Vibhuti Miracles
When I read that this month's theme is Sai Miracles, I could not
resist writing my own experiences of Swamy's Leela, especially,
It was December 1997 Second Saturday, the day of our Sri Satya Sai
Bhajan Mandali's Annual day. We started our function with Omkaram
at 4.30 am and followed by Laksharchana, Shodachopachara Puja,
Bhajan, Sathsang and Narayana Seva. We were through with all the
programs and as the preparations for Narayana Seva was not
complete we were sitting out side the premises of the clubhouse
where the function was going on.
Meanwhile, one of the devotees of our campus, Dr. D. Chaudhary
came exited and told my husband that Swamy just visited his
residence. We all inquired how it happened. He explained " I went
to my residence with Raja Bhai, (another staunch devotee of our
place) to quench his thirst. Suddenly we experienced smell of
Swami's Vibhuti. Raja Bhai started yelling Swami has come! Swami
has come! He started singing Bhajan and searched the house.
As he was doing so we traced the smell of Vibhuti to a Swami's
Photograph in our pooja alter. The whole photograph was covered
with Vibhuti. We lighted the incense stick and came to inform you
all". We all went running to see the first experience of Swami's
Vibhuti miracle. From the formation of the Vibhuti, Raja bhai
explained that Sai had visited us as Radhakrishna. There were
imprints of Bhagawan's feet also in that room. The sight was so
fantastic. I read many a time about this and was thrilled to see
personally the Vibhuti miracle. We are blessed.
In 1999, again we are fortunate to witness another two miracles of
the same at Keonjhar, a town of Orissa, which is situated about
150 km from Cuttack. One morning, One Scientist from Bhubaneswar,
who was at CRRI, Cuttack came and told us that Vibhuti miracle has
happened at Keonjhar a day before and it was more fantastic than
the one which occurred earlier at Cuttack.
We started at Cuttack immediately and reached Keonjhar traveling
on a road which lost its originality. It can be said that it was a
path of gravel only. We did not feel any exhaustion since Bhagawan
Baba blessed us. As we reached the place, it was not very
difficult to trace the blessed house.
In the first house, Vibhuti in huge quantities was showered the
whole house. Even their pet dog, was found with a quoting of
Vibhuti. Large number of devotees from far and wide places visited
the house. Here also, Baba's footprints were seen. We were told
that many devotees placed photographs of they're chosen deities in
the pooja room and honey from some photographs, ghee from some
photographs were oozing out. Luckily, I always carry Bhagawan's
photograph in my vanity bag. I placed that in the altar, prayed
and returned to witness the second miracle.
The second miracle was more fascinating and interesting. Every
Thursday, the inmates of the house perform Bhajan and Arati. Since
a month prior to this miracle, Baba's photograph in the altar,
which was placed on the Simhasan, used to move around the house
especially during the Bhajan time. That photograph was being
spotted in the neighboring hall during the Bhajan along with other
photographs which were placed for the purpose, move out and go to
kitchen some times, go and occupy it's own position in the altar.
Some times the water which was placed in a glass near the Simhasan
used to be half full.
The Vibhuti Leela in this house was more convincing that Bhagawan
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is Siva- Shakti Avatar. It was because, along
with huge quantity of Vibhuti, Vermilion (Kum Kum) also was
splashed on the Photographs of Sri Shiridi Baba, Sri Sathya Sai
Baba and other photographs.
After witnessing the Miracles, we were returning home and while
coming back and two back tires got punctured. Because Swami is
with us always, even though the traffic on that route is thin, and
it was late, there was shop just nearby to attend to us. We got
the work done and reached home at about 1-00 am. In the next
morning, when my husband went to see how the car is, he was
astonished to see that all the four tiers were flat. I don't know
how we could reach home?
Next day, we received a phone call from the devotee where we
placed Swami's photograph, that ghee oozed out from the photograph
and they have sent it to us through our common friend. In another
two days we received the photograph and we could see the oily
markings on the photograph and sweet smell was still persisting.
This is not a fiction or imagination it is a real happening.
Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai's miracles cannot be comprehended. As he
says, no one can know his real nature.
OM SAI, SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI
M. L. Abhayamba