Yes, God is Great!

 

The writer wishes to stay anonymous

My dear Sri Sathya Sai Baba, please accept my koti pranams at Your Divine Lotus Feet!

Swami, when I had the golden opportunity to touch Your Lotus Feet, it was the most benevolent moment for my soul. The Feet of Swami were the softest and most compassionate ones I have ever touched!

On April 24th, 2011, I was as usual watching the news channel with anxiety and numbness, to get the latest news about Swami. At the same moment, I heard Swami’s voice asking me whether I would stop fighting or not, as a habit. 

I replied (without knowing the next step), "Swami, if the circumstances are so testing as I am undergoing now, I cannot stop fighting."

For this Swami said, “I am leaving" . Then, at the same time the news flash came on TV that Sri Sathya Sai Baba had passed away. This was the darkest hour in my soul’s journey and a harshest blow to my "self".

Sometime later, I was called by one of the relatives to accompany her to Puttaparthi to have the last darshan of our beloved Swami. In Puttaparthi, while standing in the line and just entering the hall where Swami was lying, a bee stung me on the toe. I was thinking to myself, "What a moment is this? I am witnessing the last rites to my beloved God and Sadguru and I can never have such an experience ever after! 'Na bhootho, Na Bhavishyathi' (neither in the past, nor in the future)."

I asked my relative "What if Swami resurrects Himself after three days like Jesus Christ did ?". This would draw the entire world to Him and Swami will be the Emperor of the whole world. And so, April 27th, 2011 was the day I was waiting for. However, Swami did not resurrect Himself. His physical form was laid to rest.

I remembered many details from the few books that I have read about Swami: 

- Swami will give “Sakshaatkara Darshanam” (Divine Vision) to devotees around the world at the same time, after the physical form has been laid to rest. (Incidentally, I was and still am praying to Him to give me “Darshan, Sparshan and Sambhaashan”).

- Swami had said that He would walk across the sky.

- In Shirdi, Swami was cooking spiritual food, in Parthi Swami will serve the food, and as Prema Sai, He will be Love, Love, and Love.

- Swami has said that the “Golden Age” was coming soon

I had visited Shri Halagappa’s Sai Ashram near Srirangapatnam some time back. I was very eager as I am now, to hear of Sai’s return as Prema Sai. One of the inmates said, Swami will come after 5 years, which is after April 24th, 2016. In the meantime, I had the chance to read about Sri Vasantha Sai and there was a mention about Swami’s coming back in Sri Sathya Sai form again.

Since last few days, Swami has been urging to me to do service and use my body for the benefit of others. By His Grace, I went to Puttaparthi last week and one of the senior sevadal members there passed on STKC website information and asked me to go through that. I need to mention here that I have the habit of asking questions to Swami and seek His answers through His books, for some years now. Many answers have come through correctly, provided my ego did not make any convenient interpretations about Swami’s answers. So this time I had asked Swami the following question:

“Swami, I was under the impression that You would give Sakshaatkaara Darshanam to devotees across the world after You left the physical form. But I read in the book written by Sreejith Narayan that You would come back in the Sri Sathya Sai Baba form again. Is this true? Please tell me, Swami! As this seems to be awesome and the most miraculous experience the earth will undergo. Please give me Your answer while I read this book” (I was reading the book “Story and Glory of Sai’s Mahasamadhi”.)

Then the following words leapt out of the book: 

“Prema Mudita Manasey Kaho..” (With the heart and mind full of love and devotion...)

“Yes, God is Great”

I have tried my best not to interpret what Swami has said. But I feel that world needs a huge “Life Saving” dose of Swami’s Love to put an end to the threatening conflicts, violence and disharmony that prevails now. And the most compelling and powerful dose of Love, Faith, and Compassion can come from Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s re-appearance.

To another question, Swami said that the good news would come around the day of Sri Rama Navami (April 15th, 2016), and that things would be fine by Christmas this year. I have been requesting Swami to solve a long time problem that we are facing in our family, to which Swami said that He will wait until He can achieve ten things at the same time. And these questions were revolving around the spiritual transformation of some difficult members of my family.

At this point, I would like to recall an experience of one of the senior sevadals in Chennai which he had shared with me. He was walking in an otherwise less crowded underground railway station in Kolkata a few decades ago. He was questioning Swami in his mind "Swami is leading all the dark forces on earth. How can I have belief in Him ?". For this, he heard Swami’s voice echoing back, saying, "If Swami does not lead the dark forces, who else will?" This moved him to tears and he has remained steadfast to Swami ever since.”

We cannot imagine what the serpents, ghosts, and dark forces would do if they were not with Lord Shiva. Only because of Lord Shiva these evil forces around Him are under control.

Personally, I wish and pray that Swami re-appears on this earth and pours His Love into our parched hearts.

Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu!

Jai Sai Ram!

Posted by Aanchal Sai Sharma & Sneha Sharma

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Latha Sairam
Latha Sairam2016-04-12 02:32#
Thank you for sharing.
...Swami said that the good news would come around the day of Sri Rama Navami (April 15th, 2016)...
Keeping my fingers crossed. Sairam
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KARTHIKEYAN
KARTHIKEYAN2016-04-12 10:31#
Do not stand at my samadhi and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint in the snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the autumn's gentle rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my samadhi and cry;
I am not there,I did not die.
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Meera
Meera2016-04-14 07:35#
So beautiful, so true, you spoke from my heart, love and light
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KARTHIKEYAN
KARTHIKEYAN2016-04-12 10:37#
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and yellow sunrise,
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
And Make my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught to the people,
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
But to fight my greatest enemy ---Myself ---
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
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Evaristo forcen fernandez
Evaristo forcen fernandez2016-04-12 17:45#
Wonderful. Thank you for sharing.SAI RAM .SWAMI'S blessings
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steman
steman2016-04-13 17:47#
...so many unfulfilled dreams and predictions. I lost my faith in this fairy tales. They are too pretty to be true. World is gettings darker & darker. Human beings are unable to change the situation. Only a loving hand of Sai can save us.

Please Sai....help.
Jai Sai Ram
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Latha Sairam
Latha Sairam2016-04-15 03:56#
I may sometimes wait until I can achieve ten things at one stroke; just as an engine is not used to haul one coach, but awaits until sufficient haulage in proportion to its capacity is ready. But My Word will never fail; it must happen as I will. -Baba
(Chapter 31 of Sathya Sai Speaks volume 1)
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Sreejith Narayan - STKC
Sreejith Narayan - STKC2016-04-15 14:21#
Sairam dear Steman, I agree with the second half of your message. "World is getting darker & darker. Human beings are unable to change the situation. Only a loving hand of Sai can save us." This website is a prayer to Him to save this world. And a Sadhana for His Reappearance. No one can predict what Swami will do. But He does give clues every now and then, and devotees who receive those clues are happy to share them on this website. That's all. Even those clues are subject to various interpretations. Everything said and done, whatever Swami said in His own Words when He was in the physical, are the only certainties. And those Words form the backbone of the belief in His Reappearance. It has to happen, no doubt. But patience is the key. Let's not lose hope.
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steman
steman2016-04-16 19:26#
You have a kind heart Sreejith. If dear Swami should reappear it would be something this world has never witnessed before. It would be an unprecedented event, unique in the history I know of. I personally am not sure it will happen. It would be the greatest gift for whole humanity. Did we deserve it? I am so much sunk into daily maya... Think of it: again being able to watch His smile, His floating above the ground while walking, His tenderness, His sweetness, His Godness... Would it be the same as before: having His darshan, hearing Him singing or supervising giving prasadham? Or would it be so much different we can't immagine? Should He come again: I will celebrate it with my family - the beginning of a new era.
So, yes, I hope your hopes will come true.
Jai Sai Ram
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Sreejith Narayan - STKC
Sreejith Narayan - STKC2016-04-18 17:00#
Sairam dear Steman, I don't think it will be the same as before (having His darshan, hearing Him singing or supervising giving prasadam). It is difficult to imagine how it's all going to be. i feel it would be more like an understanding that will prevail in the entire world that He has reappeared (as i mentioned in the interview - www.saikingdom.com/multimedia/interviews/621-souljourns-interview)
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Shammi
Shammi2016-04-19 17:00#
Sairam Sreejith, Wonderful. That makes a lot of sense ...'that an understanding will prevail in the entire world that He has reappeared'. That too would be enough...
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Sreejith Narayan - STKC
Sreejith Narayan - STKC2016-04-20 17:45#
Sairam Sister Shammi, Thank you!

At the same time, the following Divine Discourse provides a glimpse of the future:

www.saikingdom.com/.../629-divine-revelations-reappearance-a-desideratum

In this Discourse, Swami speaks of His Jyotir power using which He will be visible in multiple places at the same time. He has given such hints in other instances as well (www.saikingdom.com/.../635-the-future-of-puttaparthi). One of the definitions of Jyotir Power is the power to project one's form to multiple places. So I feel this won't be an actual Darshan but only a projection of His Form. So His real Form, while being stationed at one place and accessible only to a chosen few, the projection of His Form might be the future mode of Darshan. As far as the spiritual benefits of Divine Darshan is concerned, the Darshan of His projected Form will not be the same as seeing His actual Form (something like the difference between His Darshan in Parthi Vs. seeing Him on TV). Again, all these are only my assumptions but backed by my research on various Discourses and Interviews where Swami has given subtle hints on the future. Another example below:

[...]You were surprised to see Me in two different places simultaneously. In future, why two, I will take thousands of forms and appear simultaneously in different places.(Sri Sathya Sai, Anandadayi, P66)
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Shammi
Shammi2016-04-21 16:46#
Sairam Sreejith,

Thanks! That's really very interesting. It's lovely (and important),to keep refreshing our minds with the awareness of the amazing limitless awesomeness of the Sai Avatar...
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Sreejith Narayan - STKC
Sreejith Narayan - STKC2016-04-29 16:33#
Sairam all, I understand that my above comment may have created some confusion. So I would like to clarify that I was only addressing one of the many aspects of Reappearance. Swami's powers are limitless and it's how much He chooses to use at any particular point of time. Let's recall Swami's statement that, once His actual powers are allowed to manifest, the whole world will be transformed into Prasanthi Nilayam. That time is not far away!
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Joy
Joy2016-04-30 09:43#
"Manifestation of these powers can bring about a divine transformation in the hearts of men. Swami wants that such changes should take place from now onward. It is impossible to say when, where, and how this power will manifest itself. Merely listening to the glory of this power may not evoke interest in you. You will understand only when you experience it. This is the super-human divine power. Very soon you are going to witness it."

15 October 1999 www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume32/sss32p2-08.pdf
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Meera
Meera2016-04-14 07:33#
Sai Ram,

night is darkest before dawn. Swamis help comes when everything seems to be lost. Please do not lose hope, He always responds. Love and light
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steman
steman2016-04-14 18:14#
...thank you for your kind words Meera. Tomorrow is the 15th.
Jai Sai Ram
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Joy
Joy2016-04-16 10:09#
"Note this also. In this Avathaar (Divine Incarnation), the wicked will not be destroyed; they will be corrected and reformed and educated and led back to the path from which they have strayed. The white-ant infested tree will not be cut; it will be saved."

Mahashivarathri 1955 www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume01/sss01-02.pdf
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P C NAYAK, India
P C NAYAK, India2016-04-18 13:45#
SAIRAM to all,
It is very difficult to predict Swami. But, yesterday, there was a article in ZEE NEWS, wherein, it is predicted that next 68 days from April 20th 2016, the planets are in very bad position and earth will face lot of disasters like, earthquake, tsunami and war. Even though this is a bad news for the human civilisation, I feel this is also a good sign, as there is chance of Swami's early RE-APPEARANCE.
While, I was in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (India), I used to go everyday for nagarsankirtan. Swami used to be very happy about conducting nagarsankirtan.One day Swami during darshan asked one devotee from Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh (India) about nagar sankirtan in his place. He told that people are coming. But, one day he was alone doing bhajan. Then, Swami told, you are not alone, as I was behind you. So never bothered being alone, as I am always with you. So, after the recent earthquake in India and Myanmar, Swami helped me to start nagar sankirtan in our area in Himachal vihar, Siliguri, India from 14/4/2016, thursday alone. Swami and me start Omkar Whatever bhajans I know and move around. so I request that all of us should go for nagar sankirtana and help Swami in His mission.
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Sathyanarayana Murthy
Sathyanarayana Murthy2016-04-24 02:10#
Sai Ram,

Thank you Sri Nayak garu for sharing. When an officer - His chosen instrument- transferred from Dindigul, Hyderabad to northeastern part of India Swami told the family that He caused the transfer for His work.

A devotee from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh told me that when they first started Nagar Sankeerthan in their village Swami 'led' all the bhajans as there were no lead singers among devotees at that time! Further a villager who was in coma for several months got up when the Nagar Sankeerthan passed through their house!

When a devotee from Sandepudi village near Alamuru (near Rajahmundry)lamented that the strength in Nagar Sankeerthan has dwindled from more than one hundred and finally came down to one, Swami in her heart commented loud and clear, "How many are accompanying a haridas?" During the month of Sankraanthi (middle of December to Middle of January) the haridas goes round the villages singing Divine glory and seeking alms. The haridas goes alone like the celestial sage Narada.

May Baba be with you always!
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KARTHIKEYAN
KARTHIKEYAN2016-05-03 18:42#
As Wind carries our prayers for Earth and All Life, may respect and love light our way.
May our hearts be filled with compassion for others and for ourselves.
May peace increase on Earth. May it begin with me.
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