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Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 23 Nov 2019

     

Shri Satya Sai Baba Birthday Message

Miracles Practically Validate Spiritual Kowledge

O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! Nobody opposes science because the fundamental concepts in science are based on practical experiments. Spiritual knowledge must also start at the basic level of the practical experience of miracles, which alone can convince atheists and scientists. Thus, the experience of miracles serves as the foundation of spiritual knowledge. The concept that God is unimaginable is stated in the Veda (Yato vāco, aprāpya manasā, Na medhayā, Naiṣā tarkeṇa etc.) and in the Gita (Māṃ tu veda na kaścana). So, no soul can ever know the true nature of God. That is why miracles play a crucial role in spirituality. Miracles have always been performed by several genuine God-men, but they have also been performed by several devilish black magicians. We are only concerned with the miracle and not the qualities of the performer of the miracle. When a scientific experiment is demonstrated by a demonstrator, we are only concerned with the experiment and not the qualities of the demonstrator. No matter who performs the miracle, it proves to the persons witnessing the miracle that an unimaginable power exists, which is not different from the unimaginable God Himself! It is only in view of this positive angle, that God allowed even devils to perform these unimaginable acts called miracles. The miracles allow all people in this world to recognize the existence of the unimaginable power or the unimaginable God. Ultimately, the source of the unimaginable events must be the unimaginable God Himself. Thus, miracles serve as the direct proof, based on perception for the existence of the unimaginable God. Of course, miracles only prove the existence of God. The nature of God always remains unimaginable. Most recently, Shri Satya Sai Baba performed a variety of miracles and fortunately, there are several recorded videos showing His performance of the miracles.

The scriptures speak about the unimaginable God and unimaginable miracles are often exhibited by God-men. In spite of the clear existence of both the theoretical and the practical basis, the exact link between the concept of unimaginable God and the observed unimaginable miracles had not been clearly established by anybody, so far. The credit for the same goes to God Datta who established this fundamental link through the medium of this Datta Swami. With this link established, we can introduce the concept of unimaginable God on the basis of practically-experienced miracles. Miracles in spiritual knowledge, thus, serve the same function as practical experiments in science. They conclusively prove the theoretical concepts. Linking miracles to the theoretical spiritual concepts as the practical demonstration of spiritual concepts, formally makes them part of spiritual knowledge. When spirituality is equipped with this practical proof in the form of miracles, it becomes a systematic subject with the same reliability as science. Then nobody can speak anything against it, just as no body can speak against science today.

Advantages of the Unimaginable God

The advantages of recognizing that God is unimaginable are: (1) When God is known to be unimaginable, we realize that He cannot have any imaginable boundaries. So, there cannot be more than one unimaginable God and the concept of one God has to be accepted. (2) If instead, we were to take an imaginable item as God, that imaginable God would have specific imaginable boundaries. It brings in the possibility of multiple of Gods of different religions which, in turn, leads to quarrels between various religions. (3) Knowing God to be unimaginable, even when a certain person, who is an imaginable item, is seen to perform miracles, we can understand that He is a Human Incarnation. The unimaginable God has merged into His human medium and is performing the miracles through Him. It means that the different imaginable Gods of various religions are Incarnations of the same unimaginable God. They all performed unimaginable miracles because the single unimaginable God had merged with their media (bodies) to perform the miracles. Through this concept of the single unimaginable God, unity is established between the Gods of various religions. When unity is thus established at the highest level of the Gods of all religions, all the other following concepts of the religions are spontaneously unified. (4) Every religion says that its God created this Earth and humanity on it. But unfortunately, there is only one Earth, with only one humanity. This means that there must be only one unimaginable God, existing in the different forms (Incarnations) of God. Each Incarnation has a different external medium (body) and a different name, but the single unimaginable God is found merged in each.

Sadguru Sai

We know that Swami Vivekananda worked for the unity of religions. The same unity of religions was also the most fundamental goal of the divine program of the very recent Human Incarnation of God Datta, Shri Satya Sai Baba. All Human Incarnations of God Datta are famous for performing miracles. The excellent knowledge preached by Shri Satya Sai Baba differentiates Him from devilish black magicians who also perform miracles. The divine love that Baba had for His devotees is also seen in several incidents when Baba bore the suffering for the sins of His devotees on His own body. The divine knowledge given by an Incarnation like Shri Satya Sai Baba represents God Brahmā. The divine love showed by Him for His devotees represents God Viṣṇu. The miracles performed by Him represent God Śiva. Datta is the single God, who is seen as these three different Gods, when viewed from different angles.

Shri Satya Sai Baba stressed greatly on pravṛtti, which is following justice and resisting sins. All human beings, in their old age, recall the various past incidents in their lives. They correlate their past actions and the fruits of those actions that they received later on. That analysis done by old people has established the strong belief in society that God’s divine administration delivers rewards and punishments to souls, even in this very world. This divine administration existing within the boundaries of human governments is referred to as the Kingdom of God by Jesus. The Kingdom of God is not somewhere else, but it is here itself, pervading all of humanity on Earth. Every Incarnation of God stressed on the pravṛtti of human beings, which is following justice and avoiding sins. Pravṛtti is the minimum and maximum expectation of God from humanity. Hence, pravṛtti is mandatory, whereas devotional life, known as nivṛtti, is optional.

At the top most level, the absolute reality is the unimaginable God, known as Parabrahman. God Datta, the first Energetic Incarnation is the middle level. The base-level is the Human Incarnation like Shri Satya Sai. It is this concept that is conveyed by the following Sanskrit verse composed by Me. It is a verse expressing My reverence for the sacred chain of My Divine Preachers (Sadgurus):

Parabrahma samārambhām,

Śrī Dattātreya madhyamām,

Śrī Satya Sāī paryantām,

Vande Guru paramparām.

| Shri Dattaswami | yato vaacho apraapya manasaa na medhayaa naishaa tarkena Shiva Nivrutti Brahma Vishnu maam tu veda na kashchana pravrutti

 
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