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Posted on: 07 Oct 2016
O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

1) Creating lotus scent in the house of Ajay: In the house of Shri Ajay, Swami established a specially prepared big oil paint-photo of Lord Dattatreya with central face of God Brahma. On that day, Swami sang spontaneously composing a long Sanskrit song called Brahma Gayatri. One verse in that song means that lotus scent is coming out from the body of God Brahma Datta, which gives happiness to all the three worlds (Svatanorudyat kamala gandhaih, tribhuvanaani hlaadayantam). The parents of Shri Ajay were reciting that song printed as a booklet. When they came to this verse, they doubted whether it is true that lotus scent comes out of God Brahma! As soon as this doubt flashed in their minds, very strong lotus scent started coming out of the photo, which was travelling up to far situated bedroom in which Swami is taking rest. In the house of Ajay, that bedroom was allotted to Swami only. For three days continuously, this lotus scent was generated from photo travelling always in to the bedroom of Swami giving proof that Swami is God Brahma Datta. This lotus scent was inhaled by all the family members.

Smt. Dittakavi Sharada used to get the scent of jasmine flowers from Swami, which is always experienced by her only sitting in a group of devotees.

Swami’s comment: The scent of lotus flowers indicates God Brahma, the scent of sandal paste indicates God Vishnu, the scent of sacred ash indicates God Shiva and the scent of camphor and jasmine indicates Divine Mother. A vision may be specific and may be attributed to illusion because sometimes illusion also gives vision. But, the scents are generally inhaled by all devotees. However, some times, by God’s will, it may be also inhaled by a specific devotee only in a group of devotees.

2)  Creating lotus scent for Sharma and Prabhakar: On one day, Swami was coming on the bike driven by Ajay sitting at his backside. This bike was closely followed by the bike on which PVNM Sharma was also coming. In the heart of Sharma, suddenly a doubt flashed, which was ‘Is Swami really Datta?’ Immediately, a strong lotus scent rushed from Swami to Sharma to clear his doubt. Swami turned His head back, saw Sharma and smiled. Sharma prayed in his mind ‘O Datta! Excuse me. What a foolish doubt I got?’ Swami asked Sharma after coming to the house “How is the scent?”

On another day, a book written by Swami called ‘Datta Veda’ came in printed form, which was placed on table by Swami after observing it for some time. A group of devotees sitting there got the same above doubt. The same lotus scent immediately rushed from the book towards the devotees. All the devotees prayed Swami for excuse!

On another day, Swami went to the house of Phani to visit Prabhakar staying in a portion of that house. Phani and parents were out of station. Swami sat for some time in the house of Prabhakar singing devotional songs and left the house. Swami told that He will come to his house next days also, but, Swami didn’t come. Prabhakar and his wife thought that even Swami breaks His promise! Immediately, very strong lotus scent appeared all over his house. The scent increased in its intensity gradually. The couple was terribly frightened. They closed all the windows, locked all the doors and vacated the house for that day till Phani and his parents returned in the evening. The couple also came back, opened the house and found normal atmosphere. Next day, Swami also came to their house in the evening and told with a smile “Will I break My promise given to you? I came in the form of lotus scent and you went out insulting Me, your guest!”

Swami’s comment: The scent is imaginable, but its generation is unimaginable. The imaginable and unimaginable components together are called as the total miracle. Without imaginable component (scent), the unimaginable component (its unimaginable generation) can’t be experienced. The knowledge in the book indicates God, its Author. Even in the absence of God, the scent indicates His presence because the unimaginable scent indicates unimaginable God. You must always see the unimaginable component of the miracle that establishes the existence of unimaginable God. You must not be carried away by the imaginable component (scent) to inhale and enjoy personally or even to commercialize it.

3)  Proving the three heads of Datta: Every day, in the room of shrine present on the top floor of house of C B K Murthy, when ever Swami visits, He sleeps in the night on the precious bed just arranged before the shrine. That day, a small head-pillow was kept on the bed by mistake thinking that it is immaterial whether a big pillow or small pillow is arranged since ultimately nobody sleeps on it in that night. On that day, Swami did not come to the house of C B K Murthy and this was also another reason to keep a small pillow only since nobody is going to sleep actually on that bed in that night. Next day morning, Swami came to the house of C B K Murthy and asked Smt. Bhavani “You have kept such a small pillow for Me having three heads! Can’t you keep a big pillow for Me as usual?” Smt. Bhavani replied “I wanted to wash the cover cloth of big pillow and hence, yesterday, a small pillow with its cover cloth washed was kept in the night”. All went up as usual and opened the doors to find with lot of surprise the mark of one full head on the small pillow and two full head-marks on both sides of small pillow! Swami told “See this, how much it was inconvenient for Me to sleep keeping My middle head on the pillow while the two side heads are lowered without pillows. I could not have proper sleep in last night due to you”. From that day onwards, Smt. Bhavani always kept a big pillow only on the bed!

Swami’s comment: This miracle shows a physical validity of the concept informed that Datta sleeps on bed. The concept needs the physical validity as proof by which only experience results.

4)  Creating very new coin of one rupee: Swami stayed in the house of Nagaprasad, owner of Vishwapriya real estates, Guntur and his wife, Prabhavati. They prayed Swami to grace them with wealth. Swami sang devotional songs as usual sitting before a big photo of divine Mother. Suddenly, very new rupee- coin appeared just before the photo. Swami told “wealth comes to you in future and this rupee coin appeared here is an indication of that. I will come to you in your old age when you require Me badly”.

Swami’s comment: Materialization of matter from space is an important miracle that can attract the attention of even an ordinary person. Shri Satya Sai Baba did several such miracles like creating dollars, chains, rings etc. But, atheists always conclude that the material is hidden in the hand! They do not observe carefully and pass on conclusion carelessly. Here, the coin appeared by itself in presence of all eyes on the floor before the divine photo in which no hand magic existed.

5)  Creating two wheat rotis in Shirdi: Shri Narayana is a great devote of Lord Datta and Swami always used to appreciate his good character and mentality towards justice only. He took Swami to Shirdi (temple of Sai Baba). Swami created two wheat rotis and gave them to him telling “Baba gave these two to Me and asked you to give one to beggar and the other to a dog”. Shri Narayana took both with lot of happiness and started walking towards temple. He came across a couple of beggars on the way. He gave both rotis to the couple thinking that one must eat at least one roti. Both beggars took the two rotis, went to a dog lying there near by and gave one roti to it!

Swami’s comment: Creation of matter visible to all is very suitable miracle to all the ordinary people. Whatever is instructed by God alone happens and a human being can alter in the middle, but, the final settlement is as per God’s will only.

6)  Blessing the son: Shri Narayana and his wife were in need of children. Swami blessed the couple saying a Vedic hymn, which means “Let a son like hero be born to you (Aa viiro jaayataam putrah). The father-in-law of Shri Narayana met Swami and told that the blessing of Swami was not correct since the issue is a female baby as per the ultrasonic test conducted in the early period of pregnancy. Swami told that His Vedic blessing will never go wrong. He mocked at Swami saying a general saying “will fruits from tamarind tree fall for Vedic hymns?” On the day of delivery, she gave birth to beautiful boy, who became the cinema hero latter on!

Swami’s comment: The Veda is dictation of God. When God utters a Vedic statement, it is a reinforced blessing, which will never fail. It is the play of God that He allows temporary success of evil forces for some time, but, the final conclusion ends as per will of the God only.

7)  Converting baby in to boy in the womb: Smt. Kumari is the wife of Swami. Just before marriage, Swami told her that she will give birth to two sons and two daughters. The first two sons were born. As per the prediction of Swami, the third pregnancy was expected to give birth to a baby only and not boy. In very early days of pregnancy, Swami and a scholar living by the side of the house of Swami went in to a friendly debate, which was just for time pass. The scholar told that Swami will get a son only again. Swami told that the third issue is daughter only as per His prediction given just before marriage. The ultrasonic testing in the 5th month revealed a baby only in the womb. Again, during another time pass debate, the scholar was told by the wife of Swami that the baby was confirmed in ultrasonic testing as per the prediction given by Swami just before marriage. The scholar again mocked at Swami with jealousy, saying “do you have so much divine power? If you have really such miraculous power of God with you, come on, change this baby in to boy”. Swami told smiling “Yes. Right now, I am changing the baby into boy. Of course, this son will look like the tender girl in his childhood to prove the change”. The scholar challenged with a bet also! The third delivery took place and son was born! The son was very tender and smart just like a girl in his childhood. The mother used to decorate him with flowers on head and gown because mother is naturally fond of daughter. Swami told “don’t worry. You will deliver certainly a daughter next time”. Swami’s wife replied “who knows Your mood? Somebody else may also enter into bet and You may change the baby into son again! Let me pacify my passion for daughter like this!”. Swami assured her that He will not to enter in to such challenge again and the last delivery gave daughter only. (Doctors of ultrasonic testing told that result of this scanning might have been exchanged with some other patient since lot of rush existed on that day! Swami told “Two boxers were fighting. One boxer fell down and got defeated. The successful boxer was above the defeated one. The defeated boxer raised his hand and kept on the back of successful boxer saying that he only won!”).

Swami’s comment: Nothing is impossible to God since He is omnipotent. All possibilities are possible by omnipotence. Unimaginable means that even all impossibilities are possible for God. You can challenge another human being, but never challenge the human incarnation in which unimaginable God exists.

8)  Comment of Swami became true: Swami was staying at Shrisailam (holy place having temple of Lord Shiva) for some days along with C B K Murthy and his wife. All the three were staying in the asylum called ‘Shivasadanam’. In the early morning, everyday, the first cassette played in the temple was on Lord Shiva only. One day, in the early morning, Swami told them “today Lord Shiva is in the form of rising red Sun since the Veda says that Shiva is the rising red Sun, which is ‘Asau yastaamro arunah’. Immediately, the first cassette kept in the temple heard was about the prayer to Sun called ‘Aadityahrudayam’! The couple went to temple to enquire about that first cassette because always the first cassette was on Lord Shiva only. The couple asked for the reason of the change on that day. The administration told that the regular person playing the cassettes was on leave and some new person played a different cassette due to ignorance of the regular custom.

Swami’s comment: The prediction belongs to unimaginable domain. The way for this unimaginable event to happen is imaginable, which is the error in playing cassettes. Hence, both unimaginable and imaginable constitute the miracle.

9)  Swami Narendra challenging Swami at Shrisailam: Swami Narendra is a great devotee of divine mother Kaali and an expert in black magic also. C B K Murthy and his wife became his devotees and Swami was also along with them bowing to Swami Narendra. One day, C B K Murthy told Swami Narendra about Swami “Lord Dattatreya gave His vision to this Swami, who is staying with us”. (Those were very early days and Swami was telling all the devotees that Lord Dattatreya appears before Him preaching spiritual knowledge and the same is conveyed to them as it is. Now, Swami says that telling like that in the beginning is according to initial level of receivers). On hearing this, Swami Narendra became very angry and roared asking Swami “Did you see Datta or devilish ghost?” Swami also became very furious with red eyes and replied in the same tone “You are thinking that you are very powerful due to your black magic. You tried to use the black magic on your own master in spiritual path. Your master became angry, clapped you and pushed you out from asylum. Go to him again and fall on his feet”. Swami Narendra told Swami “what all You said is a total lie”.

On that day, throughout the night, Swami Narendra worshipped divine Mother Kaali in order to revenge against Swami through black magic. The couple observed a lion moving around their room. Swami told that the lion was sent by Divine Mother to watch the room. In the last hours of the night, Swami Narendra had a vision of Divine Mother, who rapped his head with knuckles strongly shouting at him “He is Datta. Go and fall on His feet”. At 4 am, Swami Narendra ran to Shivasadanam and started strongly striking the doors. The frightened couple opened the doors on the instructions of Swami. Swami Narendra rushed in falling on the feet of Swami praying excuse for him and told what all happened. He also requested Swami to recommend him to his master to accept him in to asylum. Swami assured him that his master will accept him again.

A disciple of Swami Narendra also tested Swami. Next day, Swami and the couple went to the temple of the Divine Mother. In the temple there were two bells, one quite new and the other is very old. All devotees are ringing the new bell only. The old bell was tied up so that none can touch that bell for ringing. The couple and Swami rang the new bell as usual and moved forward towards the statue. The disciple of Swami Narendra was standing quite far and thought like this “If this Swami is really Datta as told by my master, let the Swami come back, jump up and ring the old bell”. Then Swami turned back, looked at him, smiled, came back, jumped up and rang the old bell! The disciple rushed to Swami, bowed and explained everything to the couple.

With this shocking incident at Shrisailam, the couple started strongly believing Swami as the human incarnation of God Dattatreya.

Swami’s comment: Even if you become God by becoming human incarnation, you should be careful about the attack of ego. The more submissive the human being component of the incarnation, the more powerful shall be the human incarnation. Parashurama due to ego, was insulted whereas Hanuman due to surrender to God, was never insulted and was always victorious. A person having little knowledge and having the achievement of certain petty miracles is always egoistic and certainly will be punished by God. When the old couple was bowing to him, I also bowed to him. If he is told that I was blessed with the vision of Datta, why should he become so furious? What was loss to him? His reaction was due to ego and jealousy and he was insulted not by Me but by Datta through Me. Be spiritual field or be even materialistic field, avoid ego and jealousy, which are hurdles to your success.

10) Granting son to Prasad: Shri Prasad is an employee in SBI, Vijayawada. One day Prasad and Ajay were walking on the platform in the Railway station, which was giving very bad odour from side. Prasad asked Ajay as joke “Can Swami generate lotus scent now from this bad odour?” Immediately, the bad odour turned into lotus scent throughout the platform.

One day, he prayed Swami for a son. Swami blessed him in general without mentioning anything. His wife became pregnant, but, abortion took place in 4th month. He asked Lord Venkateshwara (statue) in temple for this “why did you do like this?” since he was a great devotee of Lord Venkateswara. That day, Prasad attended Satsang of Swami in the evening. Looking at Prasad, Swami told “One should leave God if He is not granting the boon. All praise God if boon is granted. If it is not granted, they will question God. The fruits of past deeds also are active as per the divine administration only. God has to grant boons without disturbing the administration. People do not understand this and see one side of the coin only. When you question the statue, it will not answer. Human incarnation of God is for this purpose of giving clarifications for doubts”. Swami called Prasad near, gave him a fruit and asked him to give it to his wife saying that he will be blessed with a son shortly. It exactly happened so. During the delivery, operation was very urgent as per the doctors. That day, in the morning, Swami told Ajay to convey Prasad that he should read the song composed by Swami in Sanskrit on Sankatamochana Hanuman (Bhakti Ganga) if any problem arises. Actually, a problem arose since the blood of her group required for operation was not available in spite of hectic efforts. Suddenly, Prasad remembered Swami’s message conveyed to him in the morning and recited that prayer. A boy was delivered without operation!

Swami’s comment: Whenever, your prayer is not answered, you must not be impatient to question and criticize God. You must give sometime so that God can favour you by planning the necessary adjustments to be done to pacify consequential disturbances in the cycle of deeds. It is not a simple issue that you put grains on one side to get the flour from the other side of the machine. Without breaking law, God has to convince the deity of justice doing the administration of cycles of deeds and fruits.

11) Granting lotus scent and son to Lakshman: Shri Lakshman, Mumbai, is great devotee of Swami. One night, Lakshman phoned Swami in Vijayawada appreciating the knowledge of a message asking Swami to celebrate the message by granting lotus scent to him. Swami agreed and the lotus scent was generated with lot of intensity. In Lakshman’s words “Lotus scent was poured on me continuously like buckets of water throughout my journey to home and when I reached home, my mother was also getting the lotus scent from me!”

One day, Lakshman asked Swami “As you know, I have no issues so far and doctor says that operation is essential after which also there is no guarantee. My wife is pressing me to ask You for a boon of granting a son to us”. Swami replied “Yes granted. Don’t go for operation. She will conceive in this month itself. If My word fails, then, go for operation in the next month”. His wife conceived in that month itself and delivered a beautiful boy!

Swami’s comment: Lakshman was very sincere devotee of Lord Datta and also a person of strict discipline and character. He is at very high level in Pravrutti and Nivrutti. His service to Swami without any aspiration of fruit in return was the result of the knowledge-penance being done by that soul from past several births. Swami knows everything of every soul and hence granted the boon so fast accepting as soon as he asked! One need not exhibit his deservingness because God knows the reality of yourself more than yourself! The delay for the issues in the family of Lakshman was due to forgetting a promise done by his mother to the priest of a temple of Lord Shiva in the previous birth.

12) Saving the son of devotee from train accident: Swami was doing Satsang in the house of Shri G Shivarama Murthy, Tirupati. Exactly at 10 am, Swami stopped talking, closing eyes and saying “I have some urgent work and will return in half an hour”. Swami kept silent in the chair becoming almost unconscious. At 10.30 am Swami opened eyes telling that the work was over. None of the devotees there understood anything since Swami didn’t give any further information. In the evening, the son of Shri Shivarama Murthy came to home and told “I am coming to Tirupati in train. Exactly at 10 am our train stopped since some person was showing red cloth on the track before the train standing far. The train stopped and the person told that the railway track lines were cut by some terrorists. The track was repaired and the son reached home in the evening. All the devotees understood everything and the parents conveyed their gratefulness to Swami.

Swami’s comment: Shri Shivarama Murthy is a spiritual aspirant, who always believed in the practical philosophy, which is the practical sacrifice and service to God. The son, who was saved from the accident, was not so much deserving as the father deserves. God saved His son seeing his face only. God could not tolerate the pain of such a devotee.

13) Riding bike possessing me: One day I phoned Swami that He should bless me, next day, in the examination to be attended by me. Swami told me “I never expected that you also ask Me for a boon! I will not grant any boon to you since you have to serve Me without aspiring for any favour from Me. The fruits of deeds will attack you tomorrow as usual as per your cycle”. Next day, I went to the examination-hall and as soon as I sat, I was suddenly attacked with terrible fever. I was even unable to walk out with lot of shivering, high burning sensation and my eyes were rolling! I dropped from the examination and somehow walked out to reach my home on my bike. It was impossible for me even to sit on the bike. I prayed Swami and I saw Swami entering me. I was totally possessed by Swami. I was able to ride my bike properly on the road and I stopped the bike just before the gate of my house. I found Swami leaving me. Immediately, the bike fell to one side and I fell to the other side. I was taken into my home by my people. Same time, Swami told in Satsang about my incident concluding “a fellow, who falls from bike in standing position drove the bike properly on the road!”

Swami’s comment: When Phani was possessed by Swami, it indicates the concept of incarnation by temporary possession (Aavesha avataara) as in the case of Parashurama. Phani recognised that Swami drove the bike whereas Parashurama thought that he himself drove the bike! (thought that he killed all the kings where as God Vishnu killed all through him).The entire essence of the spiritual knowledge is that you should always be careful about your ego and jealousy).

14) Repeating promise of Sai Baba: Smt. Purna, Rajahmundry is a totally dedicated devotee of Swami and used to visit satsang of Swami for a long time on every day whenever He comes to Rajahmundry. This was not liked by her family members, since she was neglecting the house before Swami.

Once Swami went to Rajahmundry to the house of some other devotee called Murthy. Purna started from her house to go there and see Swami. On the way, she went to a devotee, who is possessed by Sai Baba on Thursday. Since that was Thursday, the devotee was possessed by Sai Baba. Sai Baba on that devotee told Purna “you need not leave your house and go to Datta Swami every time. Datta Swami exists in your house. Promise Me that you will not leave your house for the sake of Datta Swami”. She promised him and went to satsang of Swami thinking that it is her last visit to Swami. On seeing her, Swami told “There are no two Gods. There is only one God. Datta Swami and Sai Baba are one and the same. The promise given to Sai Baba is also the same given to Me. From tomorrow onwards, you need not visit Me. Stay in your house. I will be with you always protecting you”.

Swami’s comment: This is a test conducted by Datta in the case of Purna. Opposition from the family members was also by the will of Datta only. She passed that test. The next test by Datta is Datta Himself to stand as the hurdle. If her devotion is really uncontrollable even to Datta, she will reach the plane of Nivrutti. Datta will wait and see and the soul may pass this higher test in this life or some other life in future. Earlier the better since human birth is a rare opportunity. Let us wait and see.

15) Saving job of elder brother of Ajay: Shri Chalapati Rao, elder brother of Ajay is working in the office of a cement factory at Vijayawada. One day, he told Ajay that his boss asked him to resign and go. Ajay was worried and conveyed this to Swami praying Swami to protect his elder brother. Swami told that He will tell this to His elder brother, Lord Hanuman, to save the job of the elder brother of Ajay! Swami closed His eyes for some time and on opening eyes told Ajay “My elder brother, God Hanuman, says that the fault lies with your elder brother only and not with his boss”. Ajay insisted his elder brother to tell what exactly happened since Swami is telling in this way. Then, he told “Swami is correct. I told my boss that if he does not give promotion to me, I will resign and go. Then, the boss became furious and told me that I should resign immediately and go. Now, I am fearing to go to office doubting the reaction of my boss.” This was informed to Swami. Swami told “Let him not fear. The boss will receive him cordially”. Next day, when he went to office, boss received him very cordially as if nothing happened!

Swami’s comment: He must always remember that God is omniscient and you can’t fool Him by partial presentation of facts. You can mislead the human being but never God. Seeing the face of Ajay, the highest devotee only, Swami adjusted the whole case and solved the issue.

16) Showing proof for eating: One day, Swami was fasting from morning to evening immersed in singing devotional songs. In the noon, Smt. Shrilakshmi insisted Swami to take some rice with sambaar (a food item prepared with pulses and tamarind in liquid form). Swami told that He ate the same offered by a devotee in Chennai where Sambaar is a famous preparation. Swami asked her to smell His palm. When she smelt, she got intensive odour of sambaar from the hand of Swami. In the evening, Ajay insisted Swami to take some rice with sambaar and then with curd. Again Swami replied the same and odour of sambaar followed by odour of curd were smelt by Ajay from Swami’s hand.

Swami’s comment: Fasting means to forget meals when you are immersed in God. It is normal to observe that we are not interested in our regular meals also, when we watch very interesting cinema in T.V. If the goal is God in the place of T.V., such fasting is called as Upavaasa. Upa = Situated very near to God, vaasa = immersion in the devotion of God. There is no use of fasting if this point is absent.

 

(To be continued...)

 
   

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