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Posted on: 30 Sep 2016
O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

13) Giving vision as Lord Datta to Baroda Maharaj: Swami stayed in Srisailam for some days along with C B K Murthy and his wife. There was a great sage by name Baroda Maharaj in a temple of Shiva, opposite to the residing asylum. The sage takes only a cup of milk on each day. The couple informed Swami about the sage. Swami told “that sage is incarnation of the devotee called Maarkandeya, very strong devotee of Lord Shiva. The sage is sitting at the holy feet of Lord Datta having Shiva’s face in the middle and is given the divine vision of Lord just now. The couple requested Swami to come with them to the sage. Swami agreed and came to the sage along with them. On seeing Swami, the sage was very much excited, stood, clapping and singing a song with very loud voice in Hindi “aaj me Datt ko dekh lee”, which means “today, I have seen Lord Datta” and embraced Swami. This gave confirmation to the couple that Swami is Lord Shiva.

Swami explained: “The sage is an exceptional devotee of Lord Shiva in the past birth, for whose sake, Lord Shiva killed even the deity of death called Yama. Such devotees need not be given vision. They themselves see their Lord by the power of their unimaginable devotion! In this case, no miracle was shown by Datta. The sage himself got the vision of reality by the power of his devotion of previous birth.

14) Giving vision of foot prints of Datta: That was the day of the holy Datta Jayanti, which was 30th December, 2001. Swami sang a devotional song on Shri Narasimha Saraswati in the house of Sitamma, who invited Swami for meals on that day. Sitamma prepared food for Swami alone with pure cloths worn, separately in three small vessels (rice, vegetable curry and daal with pulses) and in the fourth small vessel exists a cup of curd. The items are exactly sufficient for one person only. Sixteen devotees surrounded Swami participating in devotional songs. Swami was speaking about the miracle of Narasimha Saraswati by which the food prepared by a devotee for Him alone was multiplied to be served to 2000 devotees! Then, Swami told “The food prepared by Sitamma be taken by all of us in small quantities as remains of offering to God since I do not have such miraculous power of Shri Narasimha Saraswati to multiply My food!” Devotees refused this proposal and requested Swami to take His full meal and that they will go to their homes to finish their meals to come back soon. Swami did not agree to this and insisted on His proposal saying “let us fast on this holy day by taking little offering of God”. Devotees agreed to this. Sitamma placed 17 big plates (borrowed from neighbour houses) before Swami and devotees and started serving the food to all expecting that each eater will get a tea spoon full of food. The food including the curd got multiplied as was served and all took full meals! Swami told “My food is multiplied by 16 times since you are sixteen only. The multiplication is unlimited depending on the requirement of context of number of eaters present here.” In the late night, Swami went to the nearby house of C B K Murthy for sleep as usual. The shrine was already locked and the family members arranged bed for Swami in the lower floor of the house itself. Swami told “you will see by tomorrow a proof of the energetic form of Lord Datta sleeping on that bed arranged in the room of shrine”. Next morning, the doors of shrine were opened to see the bed. Two foot prints of Lord Datta were marked on the bed, which were very big in size and were photographed for the sake of view of all devotees forever. Swami told that the height of Lord Datta is about 20 feet as per the corresponding size of the foot prints. Swami told that the energetic form of Lord Datta appeared in the beginning of Tretaayuga to sage Atri, when the normal height of the human beings was about 20 feet!

Swami explained: “The above two miracles show real physical existence of the proof unlike visions. Such undisputable proofs were also disputed by atheists giving a million interpretations of lies. There is no end to the chain of doubts and even the absolute God can never save such endless doubting Thomas!

15) Giving proof of miraculous rain in summer: In one summer at Vijayawada, the heat of Sun went to climax and devotees prayed Swami to interfere with the grave situation. Swami told “I should not interfere with the nature in any case. Still, I interfere to give a proof for the omnipotence of Lord Datta. Swami sang songs on Lord Datta and told “this Sun is rising due to fear from God’s power only” as said in the Veda ‘Bheeshodeti Suryah’. The heat of Sun got reduced immediately and suddenly the sky was full of dense black clouds. An intensive pour down of rain took place and from next day onwards the atmosphere became very cool and pleasant. Same miracle was performed in the subsequent year also due to the prayer of devotees. The devotees again prayed for the same in the subsequent summer of third year also! Swami refused their prayer telling “miracle should be only for a proof of God’s omnipotence. You should not commercialize it for your personal pleasure”.

Swami explained: “Miracle is only a proof to establish the existence of unimaginable God through unimaginable events called miracles. Miracles are primarily meant for atheist only for the sake of proving the concept. Theists don’t require miracles since they are already convinced with the existence of God, who should concentrate on the further spiritual effort to please the existing God. Several theists deviate from this and crave for miracles not for the sake of concept, but, for the sake of their pleasure by solving their personal problems exploiting the power of miracle. Such theists are worse than the atheists. When some sacred ash is created by Sai Baba by moving His hand, one should realize the concept through that miracle that God created this world from nothing by His miraculous power. You should not think that let Baba produce the ash continuously and the ash be marketed to a cement-factory so that one will become rich shortly! Almost all the theists belong to this category, who search God in human form not to serve Him without any aspiration, but, to get solutions from Him for their personal problems. These people want to get practical benefits from God through their sweet theoretical prayers (prostitute-devotion) or through some practical service rendered to God (business deal-devotion). These devotees are like the geological scientists searching for petrol in the earth for the practical utility! ”.

16) Giving vision of movement of lips of Datta in photo: Ajay thought in the mind that he should see a miracle of Swami on that day. Swami looked at Ajay with smile and nodded His head. On that day, Ajay offered ‘paayasam’ (a sweet prepared by milk, sugar and rice). He saw the photo in which the lips of Lord Datta were moving indicating tasting the sweet. The vision continued for a long time and Ajay started emitting sweat all over his body with shock. Swami came to the house of Ajay in that night and told “you are an expert in preparing paayasam and I always liked it to eat in your past birth at Tirupati”. Lakshmi, wife of Ajay told Swami “You showed a miracle to my husband. Don’t you show a small miracle to me also?” Swami nodded His head accepting her request. Next day, she was cooking food in the kitchen. She suddenly saw a lump of light energy and she stared at it stopping the cooking for five minutes. The light travelled and merged in the photo of Lord Datta.

Swami explained: “You should always recognize God by His knowledge and love, which are inseparable from Him like beauty and colour of body. Miracles are only separable jewels and can be transferred to anybody, even demon, as gifts. In this Kali age, the standard of divine knowledge has fallen to such low level that people recognize anybody as God just by miracle only! Shankara entered the bolted doors of the house of Mandanamishra by miraculous power. Neither Mandanamishra nor Vyasa nor Jaimini sitting in the house appreciated Shankara even a little since they are well versed with such petty miracles. They recognized Shankara as God Shiva only through the unimaginable spiritual knowledge exhibited by Shankara in His debate. If we were in their place, as soon as Shankara entered the house through bolted doors, all of us will at once fall on the feet of Shankara praising Him as God Shiva based on that miracle! Of course, miracles are also exhibited by God in the case of real devotees like Ajay and his wife since such miracles are useful only to strengthen their faith in God and not for any personal benefit. All human beings exhibiting miracles are not God, but, all human beings possessed by God also exhibit miracles as we say in science “all ores are minerals, but all minerals are not ores”.

17) Giving vision in the photo of Datta: Suguna, the mother of Prabhakar, fire officer in Vijayawada came to the house of Shri C B K Murthy and visited the shrine of Datta. In the shrine, she found Swami smiling. When she visited Swami after that, she identified Swami as the same human form appeared in the shrine in the morning of that day. Suguna confirmed that the person appeared in the shrine was none other than Swami Himself!

Swami explained: “Suguna saw Me first in the shrine and then only saw Me directly. In an eye-illusion this should be reverse. Sharp analysis is required to find out a subtle point in the concept. Even people with ego can be convinced, but, not the people with half knowledge blended with jealousy.”

18) Giving vision of Datta in the form of Ghost: Smt. Manga in Ramachandrapuram became very close devotee of Swami. She tells her experiences “Once I phoned to Swami requesting Him to be with me like shadow while travelling alone to Mumbai. Swami appeared as shadow following me continuously during my journey. In my return journey, I again phoned to Swami to appear in real form before me and Swami appeared physically before me throughout my return journey. Afterwards, I phoned to Swami to appear as Digambara Datta before me. Swami replied that I will not withstand such terrible vision. But, I insisted on it. Swami agreed. Then, I went in to my bathroom to take bath. As soon as I entered the bathroom, a terrible naked white ghost appeared before me with red hot eyes. I was so much shocked and feared that I ran back in to my home. I could not enter my personal bathroom for about a week due to fear. After getting firm assurance from Swami only, I entered again my bath room”.

Swami explained: “Datta is prayed as Digambara or naked. He is also prayed as a ghost (Pishaacharupam) preaching spiritual knowledge to the pitiable ghosts wandering on the earth. A ghost is always naked without any cloth. She asked for that vision without knowing the sense like a child. Actually, ‘naked’ means the unimaginable God beyond space without any medium and can never be seen since even imagining Him is impossible. The next possible sense is only about the medium, the ghost, which is always naked. Hence, God fulfilled her desire in the possible second sense only. God is also in the form of ghost to guide the ghosts like human incarnation guiding human beings.”

19) Giving vision of power of Datta: Swami went to the house of Shri Sheshadri, a famous auditor in Vijayawada and also is the auditor of two spiritual trusts (Sri Datta Jnana Prachara Parishad and Sri Datta Seva Samiti) of Swami doing free service to Lord Datta. Swami did Satsang in their house. Smt. Lalita (his wife) and Ramya (his daughter) touched feet of Swami in the end. Smt. Lalita experienced an intensive electric shock. Ramya saw various colours and rings of light energy emitted by Swami. All the devotees shared their experience and became very happy.

Swami explained: “The energetic form of God along with unimaginable God merges with the human body of human incarnation. All these rays, colours and electric shocks are only the properties of energetic medium of God that merged with the human body of human incarnation. Such expressions are miracles or unimaginable events of the root source, the unimaginable God. The energy is imaginable, but, the expression of the energy is unimaginable. Thus, both energetic form and unimaginable God express their native effects respectively.

20) Giving vision as Lord Krishna: My mother thought all the visions as only some illusions of eyes. On one Krishnaastami festival, Swami was made to sit in a chair and was worshipped by devotees. Suddenly, my mother saw Swami as Lord Krishna with flute in hands crossing His both legs. My mother was shocked and was almost in the stage of getting heart attack. Swami placed His hand on the head of my mother and my mother immediately attained normalcy. Swami asked my mother “Is this vision also an eye-illusion?” My mother repented for her misunderstanding the visions.

Smt. Padmavati saw Swami as Krishna as small child in her house. She became very emotional and gave food to Swami with her own hands. Swami visited her house for 5 days doing satsang in her house. On the last day, Swami appeared as Lord Krishna holding flute in hand, with golden crown and peacock feather on it and with three shining vertical lines as mark on forehead. She shed tears continuously.

Swami was named as Venugopala Krishna Murthy in His 7th year by the villagers in His native village. The reasons were: Naming ritual of Swami in the childhood was avoided since seven boys before Swami died in the joint paternal family, who were killed by black magic of two devilish experts in black magic along with several villagers. Swami was the 8th child and both bad people were killed on the birthday of Swami.

Swami explained: “I gave the vision to mother of Phani to remove her doubt about visions. An eye illusion can’t give such serious effect and intensive experience. Smt. Padmavati was the mother of My elder brother, Balarama, in the past birth and her name was Rohini. In view of that bond, she got the vision due to her unassuming maternal love shown on Me in the previous birth.”

21) Giving vision of frightening Bhadrakaali: On one night, Swami slept in the house of Sitamma at Mangalagiri. Sitamma and her family members sleept in the hall whereas Swami sleept in a room in that night. In the midnight, Sitamma awoke suddenly and heard loud voice of Swami from room. She went outside the house and looked into the room by pushing the door of window. She was very much shocked to see Swami talking with very frightening divine form called as Bhadrakaali, who was with several golden jewels and black sari. The conversation between Swami and her was in Sanskrit language. Sitamma could not understand it and went silently in to the hall to sleep. Next day, she revealed this vision to other devotees and all devotees approached Swami to know that conversation in Sanskrit. Swami told that she asked Him to give permission to kill all the human beings in very fast way through the disease called Mahaamari, which is nothing but AIDS. Swami told her that the time has not yet come and that she has to wait for some more time to see whether people get realisation through spiritual knowledge or not.

Swami explained: “Illegal sex is one of the three main gates to hell as said in the Gita. Realisation will come either through knowledge or at least temporary realisation through fear. The second way chosen by God was this disease. Sin has to be controlled permanently by soft way (saama) or at least temporarily by harsh way (danda) in Pravrutti.

22) Giving vision to baby called Susmita: Susmita is the baby of Smt. Padma, who is very sincere devotee of Swami. She started going to Badarinath on pilgrimage along with her husband and baby Susmita. She touched the feet of Swami requesting Him to be with them in the journey for protection. Swami nodded His head positively. They completed pilgrimage and returned safely. They came to Swami to thank for His protection given to them. Swami asked the baby “did you not see Me, moving by the side of bus, through the window of bus climbing the hill? You smiled and in return I also smiled”. She recollected the incident and told “Yes. I saw you and I also told my mother”. Smt. Padma accepted that and told that she neglected the words of baby since she didn’t see anybody through the window.

Swami explained: “I was seen by that child only since she was a great devotee in the previous birth singing the songs of Meerabai. I always used to call her as ‘Shyaam rasiyaa’ because she was insisting Me to sing that song whenever she sees Me. The devotion in a child comes from the past birth as strong feeling called as samskara or vaasana.

 

(Brahma Lahari is completed.)

 

(To be continued...)

 
   

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