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Sri Sathya Sai Baba Miracles

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Our Guru, Everyone's Guru

Once Seva workers of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization reached the outskirts of a remote battered village with packets of food, medicine, clothes and blankets. When they arrived at the village, it was past noon and the entire area was submerged. It was still drizzling. The volunteers stood at the gate hoping someone would come forward to show them where the survivors were most in need of their services and goods.

Finally, some villagers saw them and came running. The volunteers thought that help had come and they would be directed to where they could be of the most use, but the villagers began snatching and grabbing the rescue items. The volunteers stood there dumbstruck not knowing whom to pacify and whom to control. They were themselves drenched and exhausted.

Then a Girl appeared and pacified the villagers. She told sweetly the necessity of being patient and disciplined and to allow the helping team to carry out their mission. She enabled the volunteers to reach those with the most urgent needs first, such as first aid, medicine and food, and helped organize the entire rescue mission. When the villagers became impatient, she spoke a few kind words and also lent a helping hand in the distribution of food packets and medicine. Throughout the day, she led the team through the muddy and flooded roads to every nook and corner where people were who required help. She never looked tired and her face was always radiating with gratitude and loving-kindness.

The Seva Dal team finished their work and sat down for some rest. Suddenly one of the Seva Dal team members recollected that while the girl had taken them to all the needy people and helped them distribute food and medicine she had not taken any food for herself.

They asked her why she had not taken any food packet. Hesitatingly, the girl said that her GURU had told her that duty towards others should be the prime concern and when that duty is fulfilled He himself will take care of their needs. Such a small girl, staying in a poor condition and imparting the knowledge of the highest teachings reflecting implicit faith in her Guru held the team in awe and admiration. They inquired about the Guru and also wanted to know how she had met her guru.

The girl said, "I have not met or even seen my guru personally but I have his photo given to me by my teacher who stays in the nearby town."

The team members got more curious and asked her the name of her guru. "Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba," came the prompt reply. "I am a Bal Vikas student," she said further with a voice soaked in reverence and pride.

Everyone of the Seva Dal members were in Tears.

Swami always and every time reminds all of us, "There is no other quality nobler than Love in this world. The highest spiritual practice is to transform this love into service, Serve and help the Needy, Swami will be closest to you when you do Service and help the Needy".

Om Sai Ram.


Narrated by a Dear Sai Brother:

(A Trayee experience, happened when one of our sirs Devsen was a student)

We, students, have great experiences at Prashanthi and Vrindavan. But the most memorable experiences have been at TRAYEE BRINDAVAN, the official residence of SAI BABA, where we spent the closest moments with HIM...

SAI BABA during the sessions in Trayee is most informal, asking students individually about their personal problems, their families and other things. It was during such a session that the following incident, which shocked the students beyond measure, giving them an indication of the kind of phenomenon SAI BABA is, took place.

The students had assembled in TRAYEE and Baba was on HIS way from HIS room to take HIS seat. Before that session Baba had given a discourse on the purpose of life -- the need for an individual to experience his divine SELF, only after such an experience does a person reach the end of the cycle of birth and death. As a part of the discourse Baba also asked the assembly to keep reminding themselves of they (all of them) being a part of the divine from which everything emerged and everything will one day merge into.

As soon as Baba came into the room, He looked around at everyone and stood silently for sometime. Then HE started asking each one those present there, "who are you... who are you". Surprised at such a question, many replied " Swami, raja ... Swami Shyamkumar" etc, many others said remembering the discourse of Swami, telling all to remind themselves of they being a part of the divine, said "Swami, I am Sai Baba".

"Swami, Any drop taken out of the ocean has the same quality as that of the ocean. Since we all have emerged form you Swami, we are all same as you." so saying they justified their answer. Baba then said, "All right if you really are Sai Baba, then leave your body and show me.". Taken aback at such a command from Baba, the students did not reply back. Obviously none present there could ever think of doing what SAI BABA had asked tem to do. "Come on, Come on", He commanded them back. Finding the silence still pervading in the hall, He said " As you experience your divine self, you will have all powers given to you to perform do acts that are above the laws of nature."...So saying He got up all of a sudden and said " SEE I AM GOING TO LEAVE MY BODY", a moment later He collapse into the chair, leaving everyone in the room shell-shocked.

Commotion, pandemonium, confusion... Hell seems to have broken loose. Almost all the people assembled there stood up in their places and tried to rush towards Baba?s fallen body. As this happened, one of the college teachers pushed ahead, trying to control the mayhem requested everyone to stay back and not harm Baba's body by thrusting themselves on the body. It took sometime for the crowd to be bought under control as people were being convinced to go back and sit in their places. As the crowd settled, Baba's personal doctor was called in and what he found sent shivers within everyone.

Baba's heart had stopped beating; there was absolutely no pulse beat in his arm and the breathing (after noting the air movement under His nostrils) was found to have stopped completely. Hearing this, each and everyone present there started praying to Swami to come back into His body for it was too much to expect for them to live in the world without HIS guidance and presence.

Some suggested that Bhajans be sung and slowly the chants arose which later became full throated. Five minutes later, the bhajans had become louder and the crowd was already into their 2nd song with everyone concentrating on Baba's body looking for signs of movement. If there were any, they hadn't noticed.

The third song got over and as the 4th song was being sung, those in front noticed a small movement in Baba's fingers. As word spread, the bhajan singing went into feverish pitch. Prayers became even stronger asking Baba to come back into His body soon. As the chants grew louder, the movements became even more significant and by the time the 6th song was over Baba had opened His eyes to the great joy of all those present.

Thrilled at the spectacle that they saw, the people assembled started reaching out to Baba again, only to be asked by Baba to go back and settle down in their seats. Baba asked for the bhajans to be halted as soon as the next song ended. Silence pervaded throughout the hall as none spoke, all eyes rested on Baba.

A few seconds later Baba spoke "Those in divine bliss will not be restricted by ordinary laws of nature. What you saw here was a small example of what is possible for those in the highest state; a state in which I always was, is and will always be. Remember God is not to be found outside for He is within you. Understand that, experience and enjoy for happiness really lies not in comfort, but in contentment, in UNION WITH GOD."

This experience was long talked about, both in Prashanti and Vrindavan. It showed Baba's control over nature and more importantly leave and come back into it at His will, proving beyond doubt that He really is, as He says "MRITUNJAYA", one who has won over death, who lives forever.

The Divine Voucher

Swami once materialized a beautiful watch with Diamonds for a devotee from Sweden , The Next day Swami noticed that the person was not wearing the watch. When Swami asked him the person smiled and kept quite, Swami again asked him the next day and the person said that " He could not take the Watch to Sweden as He will asked for the Purchase Voucher by the Authorities and if he did not produce it, it will be classified as stolen property and that they would take it away from him, So saying He gave the watch back to Swami.

Swami smiled and said "You only want the Voucher, that's all? "

By a Wave of His Divine Hand, Bhagawan materialised a Voucher and said that He could produce it at the airport and there would be no worry at all.

This person still had his doubts like we all do at some point or the other, He rang up the watch company and asked them questions like ?Is this your company's Watch? Is this the watch that you had sold?  To whom? and all the other details?.

He got the most amazing answer, the Shopkeeper told him that "The Watch was purchased by a Man wearing a red robe with thick hair", The Shopkeeper said that " He remembered him quite Vividly because everyone who purchases a Watch take the Voucher with them when they go, But this Particular Man had come again and asked for a "Duplicate Voucher ". Nobody so far had come back for a Duplicate Voucher.

Swami being in Prasanthi Nilayam and giving Divine Darshan to all had purchased the watch and brought back the voucher while at the same time being in Prasanthi Nilayam because Bhagavan is everywhere.?

Om Sai Ram.

"I brought you the Ring along with the sand" - Swami

Swami once materialised a ring for a young man from Chitagand (Nagaland). As the young man was involved in road construction work he lost the Ring. After a Few months he went to Prasanthi Nilayam, and pleaded with Bhagawan that He had "Lost the Ring?

Swami smiled and said " What I give is never ever lost, Bhagawan then materialised the ring along with his Divine Hand full of "Sand "

Bhagawan then said " This Ring was lost on the Road, I brought it along with the Sand from there ". So saying Bhagawan gave the ring back to him.

Where do you come From?

One of the most wonderful questions that Swami puts to the boys of the Primary School is "Where do you come from??

The Inevitable answer is ?Swami, I come from You, Swami!?

Then Swami will turn to the big boys and say, ?See? He says, ?From You, Swami,? whereas you fellows say, ?From Bombay or from Chennai.? Chi! See those boys!?
And then He?ll ask another little boy, ?How old are you??

?Swami, eight years.?

?How do you know??

?My mother told me, Swami.?

?Correct answer. Hey, where are you fellows? How old are you??

?Twenty years.?

?How do you know??

?Date on birth certificate.?

?Chi!? (Laughter)

See, what nice answers given by the little boys!

As a result, the big boys wanted to copy them so that Swami would appreciate them too.

Then He asked one big boy (I mean a postgraduate student), ?Hey, where do you come from?? Swami asked this question in Telugu.

That boy said, ?I come from You, Swami,? imitating the primary school boy.

Swami immediately said, ?Oh, from Me? Then you must know Telugu! If you are from Me, why don?t you know Telugu??

Because that fellow could not give an answer, Swami said again, ?Where do you come from??

He could not answer.

?Why don?t you give an answer??

?Uh, I don?t know.?

?You said, ?From Me?, so then you must know Telugu!?

So, it was a big joke. But at the same time, it was a hint that we should never imitate; we should never copy.

Long ago Bhagavan said, ?Imitation is human. Creation is Divine.?

We are basically Divine. We don?t have to imitate. When we imitate, we lose our originality; we lose our nature; we lose our identity. So let us be creative by being original. This is a lesson for everybody

Source: www.saiwisdom.com

The Power of Bhagawan's Love

This is was related to me by One of my Dear Sai Brothers who had studied in the Institute in Prasanthi Nilayam.

When he was in the High School and before Sai Kulwanth Hall was built, This boy Naresh was wanting to give a letter to Swami very badly and was trying very much for a week to no avail, On One Sunday Swami suddenly called him and told him " to call his Mother and ask her as to how she was", Naresh had written exactly about His Mother in the letter and had asked Swami to help his Mother regain her health a she was suffering very badly from severe sinus problems.

Swami the smiled and told Naresh that "I know everything what you and everyone writes to me, Everyone thinks about oneself, Their family and their Friends, Swami thinks about everyone at everytime that is why Swami knows about everything", Swami then scolded him as to why did he not tell Swami directly about His Mother's Health and write a letter Instead, Swami gave him Vibuthi Prasadam and his Mother was all right in a Few weeks time.

That is the Power of Bhagawan's Love.

I remember Swami telling the Students once in the Old Prasanthi Mandir Portico when all the Students were thrusting letters in His Hands that "Swami knew everything that was written in each and every letter" and he took a few letters and told each boy the same thing that was written in that letter.

Swami is in our Heart always that is why Whatever we write to Swami is already known to Bhagawan, it is only to make us happy, Please us that Swami takes letters from us, Swami knows how happy anyone feels if Bhagawan takes our letters.

Om Sai Ram - A Divine Miracle

Whenever A Flower falls from Swami's Photo in our House, We feel Bhagawan's Presence,I have many times experienced Swami's Presence in those times and many of you must have also done the same.

This is a Wonderful incident which Shows Swami's Grace and Love towards everyone of us.

There was a Person by named Shri.Hariharan in Kurnool who was in need of an operation for quite a Long time, It was a Major operation on his Kidney's which Doctors said could not guarantee his health back, Swami told him three times to "Wait" whenever He asked Swami about the Operation, In December'1998 he went ahead with the Operation, At the time of the operation, His Mother was praying in the Pooja Room when A Rose on Bhagawan's Photo Feel down, His Mother put it back, After around another 15 minutes it feel down again, Then again. It happened three times. When his Mother met the Doctor the Next day, The Perplexed Doctor who performed the Operation told her that He was not sure about some Procedures during the operation and had to take some Quick Decisions, He felt that Someone was telling him what To do from deep inside him, whispering in his Ears and he felt that Someone was guiding him throughout.

A Few months after the Surgery when Shri.Hariharan went to Parthi for Darshan, Swami told him "Swami maata vinaru, kaane Swami matuku help cheyali" meaning "You do not listen to my Words and then you want Swami to help you ", Swami told him that He was guiding the Doctor all the way and was with his Mother consoling her all the time. Needless to say Shri.Hariharan is happy and healthy today.

A Wonderful Divine Miracle.

Om Sai Ram.

Wonderful Incidents

When the Giant Hanuman Statue In the Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium was being made, Swami used to go everyday to see the Chiselling by many architects.

During one such Visit Bhagawan was standing right on top of the Hill overlooking the Stadium, when Swami saw two boys standing in front of the Institute gate and talking, they were like tiny dots on the Horizon, Swami smiled and moved away, In the evening During Bhajan Swami called both the Boys aside in the mandir Portico and told them that Swami saw them from the Top of the Hill and that they were talking, Swami then said that as to how anyone can see and notice people from so far away, Swami said that Swami can see anyone from anywhere and Swami's "Mind is everywhere (Na Buddhi, Manasu sarvam unnadhi), How? because My Mind is Pure always".

Another wonderful Incident happened during that time when Swami was going out in the Wonderful Red Mercedes a few minutes after Morning Bhajan, Most of the Students had gone back, Swami saw two of the boys talking on the road leading to the Stadium, In the evening during Darshan Bhagawan called them up and told them that "Swami wants His Boys to be the most disciplined wherever they go and in whatever they do, they should be the leading lights of the world",

Swami said that Not only "My Boys" but all the people who come to me should be disciplined in every way, only then can everyone spread my message, Practise more than preaching is important, everyone who comes to me should practise what I say and then tell others what to do, Swami practises whatever he says, that Is why everybody Follows Swami".

Wonderful Words from Bhagawan.

Courtesy: emailed by KM
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