Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sathya Sai PIGEON Miracle


The article is related to Rebecca Marsh the Jewish Sai Devotee on this blog -- month August 2008

1985 was a memorable moment, my fortune to encounter Rebecca Marsh but also my most challenging mentally.

The miraculous photograph of Bhagwan Baba's eye protruding through the pigeon, my first view at Rebecca's home Thursday service.

I recollect holding the picture for about ten minutes in my palm amazed at what I just seen. The following Thursday I attended service again. Service concluded and Rebecca asked the congregation to be seated. She looked at me with her piercing eyes and mentions the photograph she displayed the previous week disappeared. She moved her head around and then stared at me mentioning Max do you have the photograph.

Every body stared at me because I was the only Indian among the white devotees in the congregations must admit the earth moved under my feet. I tasted being accused for something I did not thieve. I answered softly embarrassed I do not have the photograph. She asked again loudly do you have the photograph Max; I stared at the congregation not knowing what to answer.

I had my prasad and left greeting Rebecca Sai Ram.

The following Thursday was most challenging knowing I would be viewed with suspicion everybody kept their eyes on me most of all Rebecca.

Three weeks later a white female devotee returned the photograph.I stared at Rebecca when she made the announcement expressing my satisfaction but also my dismay.

I pondered staring at Bhagwans photograph. In my humiliation I learn to demonstrate my humility not to loose my composure and compassion, when a wonderful Soul was not modest in demonstrating her ignorance to me.

My fairest memory of Rebecca would be the day on her deathbed at the Hospice South AFRICA, when she pointed at the water and I placed three drops in Her mouth.

I express gratitude to Bhagwan and Rebecca affording me the marvelous opportunity to do SEVA -life’s brightest lesson for my personal transformation.

Aum Sai Ram

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sathya Sai MOON Miracle


A copy an Paste Presentation.

Narrated during the summer course 2000 by Devsen -- a personal experience when he was a student.

Swami has many times said, whether during discourses or during private sessions with devotees, that HIS will is infinite. Baba takes many of His students to Kodaikanal with HIM. Likewise He has taken some students to Mysore sanctuary once in their summer vacations. Devsen was lucky to be one of them.

The students had already reached the sanctuary and it was nighttime. Swami was discussing the secrets of nature with students assembled at HIS feet. He was talking about the start of creation from the primordial sound OMKAR, the emergence of the MILKY WAY, PLANETS etc. He was describing in detail as to how the clouds got formed and the emergence of the SUN, the MOON etc.

As Swami was explaining so, He suddenly looked around and said, "Isn't the night beautiful today.". "Yes, Swami" replied the students " It is blissful here in your immediate presence. Even the moon seems to want to make his presence felt here in your physical proximity".

As soon as this was mentioned Swami looked upwards at the moon. He kept looking for sometime and then started explaining the different features of the moon -- that there were so many craters on it, He even mentioned that there were rivers flowing on the moon.

As He said this, students started asking "Swami.... Rivers on the moon..." "Yes, Why not, don't you know rivers existed on moon" asked Swami. "But Swami" students questioned "Something of this sort has never been mentioned in any of the documentaries recorded by astronauts who have visited the moon.". "Oh that...." replied SWAMI "How can they see ... They saw with physical eyes ... Can their eyes see all that divinity has created?

They did not see ... but it is there." So saying Swami stopped.

As Swami stopped speaking, there was silence for while but the friction in the minds of students persisted. Fully aware of this, Swami asked, "Would you all like to see all that I mentioned were present on the moon?" "YES SWAMI" replied the students in one voice. Swami immediately got up from HIS seat and pointed towards the moon and waved His hand. In a moment the moon disappeared from the sky.

Shocked at what they saw, the students wanted to ask Swami as to what had happened to the moon but before they could they saw a circular object appear in HIS hands. "This" Swami said, "is the moon ... (Silence for a while) ... now clear all your doubts about the feature of the moon". So saying He started showing the craters and the rivers on the moons surface. As long as the 'moon' was there in Swami's hand there was no 'moon' in the sky. When asked what would happen when anyone looked up and did not find the moon present as usual or questioned the disappearance of the moon all of a sudden.

Swami said, "Nothing happens without my will. As long as the moon, which I have reduced to a size enough to fit into my palms, is in my hand, no one in the world will dare look up in the sky. I have willed that".
There was silence for a while as the students tried to grasp the phenomenon they had just witnessed. Swami then asked" Has everyone seen it. Ok, come closer and see. Ask for doubts if any". All those present came closer and looked ... they were all there. The craters, the rivers, the mountains.... All in the miniature form of the moon in swami's hand.

Swami then said, " OK, now I shall send it back". So saying Swami let go the 'moon' from His hand by thrusting it upwards. In a moment it was there ... again resplendent as before.

As students retired for the day, they reminded themselves of an important lesson they learnt that day. Everything in this universe is functioning in full awareness of Swami as per His will.

All we see is HIS will... What doesn't seem to be is so simply because HE hasn't willed it that way...

Gagangiri MAHARAJ


The Great Tapasvi.

If you live making God the cardinal authority of your life there will be infinite joy. We are concerned about our comforts our family our riches and pleasures.

God is concerned about the universe. In a concerted effort -- God is endeavoring to convey all towards unbounded illumination a journey of joy that will dissipate all sorrow.

My experience is that the sky will fall. My faith is there is another sky beyond. Dedicate your life by reflecting on the Art Of Dying and the purpose of life becomes crystal-clear.

Yoga -- Atma-Bodha

This article is dedicated to Roshni REDDY the sizzling SAI devotee, my chance encounter on June 16, 2007, with this vibrant and unstained soul,has a colossal appetite for spirituality. In my humble opinion her thoughts are constantly focused on the well being of her fellow man, is spectacular.

Himachal Pradesh is home to Badrika Ashram on the outskirts of the early part of the previous century it was mountainous terrain. In this impeccable ambiance in a small cave launched the illustrious tapasya of Maharaja

The mountainous terrain of Gagangad the final resting abode of Yogiraj Digambar Gagangiri Maharaj one of Bharatvarsha’s great Nath Mahatma.

Yogiraj Gagangiri progressed on to Avataric Purusha shared His immersed contemplation in DHYAN with Ashish Pyaremohan Wazir, a Kashimiri Brahmin and flawless spirit.

My conversation with Ashish and darshan of Bhagwan Gagangiri fuses and indelible impression in my memory.

Hinduism emphasizes man is God that ideal was displayed with opulence by Maharaja who demonstrated His omnipresence. His capacity to control the elements of the environment overwhelmed my brother and I on the occasions we lived at His ashram.

His Prema saturated our being aspired us to rejuvenate our thoughts and emulate the ideals of this humble and great Atma Gyani.

Maharaja’s tapasya led Him to explore Tantric Vidya was able to access phenomenal knowledge on the Spirit world (Ghost’s) secrets of birth and death during His penance.

Notwithstanding Maharaja’s preoccupation with the welfare of society His tapasya has been unscathed for the past 90 years. His penance continued to His old age meditated submerged in water. His body radiated a divine glow and remained youthful.

He could best be described as " Aesha Ekantwasi Yogiraj : Sadhali Jeevankala" !!!

He pilgrimages Bharat- Mata, mastered unique and advance methods in breathing.
Gagangiri Maharaj, Barfani Dada and Tat Wale Baba of Rishikesh are known authorities to me on the Science of Breath.

When you attain this status of mind body and soul (it is referred as the 17 state) all the secretion that spring from the mouth flow backwards-emitting nectar, AMRIT. Hence the yogi does not need to have any food. His life is to spend extended periods in solitude befriended by nature. The yogi attains "Siddah Sate."

The next for the Siddah Purusha is when Parmatma and Bhrama merge. This is referred to as "Anandvan."The yogi becomes Embodiment of pure Love. People who may have accumulated misdeeds benefit from these sages.They have the Shakti of deleting poor karma one may present to them when receiving  their grace.

The 1990 Kumba-Mela eyewitness Shri Gangangiri Maharaj, Bhram Rishi Barfani Dada and AVATAR Sathya SAI Baba sharing a podium. My chance encounter with the great Sages of PUNYA BHOOMI a leela of Puttarpati Bhagwan.

I have to acknowledge my sinful heart and mind often constrains my own introspection to experience undiluted consciousness. Though I had a fervent desire from my childhood days to be in the company of the Divine. I continue to fail myself dismally in emulating His ideals.

I often stare in the mirror and ponder would I accomplish anything in this gift of life !

Gagangiri Maharaj separated His soul from the body in February 2008.
Om Shri Chaitanya Digambar Gagangiri Maharaj Ki Jay !                                            


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Bhagwan Gagangiri