Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sai Baba experiences

Here I would like to narrate an extraordinary incident which happened last December. There was a gentleman who came from Indonesia. He is a devout Muslim. His guru Radeen Saheed was a Sufi saint who lived in the 15th century. He used to practice the teachings of his guru and the name that resounded in his heart and mind was ‘Allah ho Akbar’.

  sharva dhrma sathya sai baba
When he came to Prasanthi Nilayam as part of a team which was here to study the wonderful education system which Bhagawan has designed, he had an extraordinary experience. He was seated in the moral class which happens every Thursday in the University. And after this presentation during which a distinguished elderly devotee had spoken on the nature of the Avatar, our beloved Bhagawan, he comes to me and says, “So does Sai Baba often come to you and give messages like this?”

I said, “What are you saying?”

He said, “Does Sai Baba often come to you and give such beautiful benedictions?”

I said, “Did you see Sai Baba?”

Brothers and sisters, this gentleman has never come to Prasanthi Nilayam earlier and before he reached here he did not know anything about Swami. And then he continued, “Yes, when the talk was going on, in the huge chair which you have kept on the stage, I saw Him come and sit there. And after the talk was over He got up, came in front and stood with His hand raised in blessing like granting abhayahasta. He stood like this and spoke to us. He then said 'move from every body to every soul. Move from every soul to one soul, and move from one soul to God.'”

An extraordinary experience this gentleman from Indonesia had, but what a profound message Bhagawan was giving us, ‘Call Me by any name I will be there for you’.

Last year some of us had gone to Badrinath and we happened to meet a yogi who spoke to us at length about Bhagawan and he said, “You will be mistaken if you think that Bhagawan is far away from you.” “No,” he said. “It is very, very easy to bring Bhagawan close to you.”

So we were all eager to know how. “Very simple,” he said. This is an assurance which Bhagawan Himself has given and if you practice, it will happen. “First purify your thoughts, then forget everything about everything else, dive your mind deep into your heart, fill your heart with love and call out once ‘Sai Ram’ and Bhagawan will come rushing to you.”