Lord of Time and Space
from the Past
How Baba brings a necklace from
Lord Rama’s times.
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 years
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 1O8 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
Swami's miraculous powers are the most natural
and spontaneous manifestations of His love and grace to the
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.