Friday, October 31, 2008

The god named Baba!

Mr. Anandamoorthy was having a letter in hand. He was new to that place, and so was trying to sit in the line, which was ahead of him. But, to his dismay, there was no place in the line. Anyhow, he adjusted and sat in a small space in front of him. After some time, the person whom he wanted to see, came out. He casually strolled past Anandamoorthy and walked away. Anandamoorthy desperately wanted to give him the letter, and as he went past him, didn’t know what to do. Out of sheer desperation, he stood up, thinking of running to the man and handing him the letter, but as soon as he got up, Anandamoorthy heard a voice which clearly ordered, “Coimbatore guy ! Sit down !” (the original words were: 'Coimbatore vaada.. Kurcho ra'). It came from the person whom Anandamoorthy wanted to give the letter. He was walking some 30 feet ahead of him, and without even turning back, ordered Anandamoorthy to sit down ! Amazed by this, Anandamoorthy sat down, and after some time, tore the letter in to pieces, since he was clear that as the person knew that he was from Coimbatore, he would most definitely know the content of the letter too. Anandamoorthy then returned to his place, and lives happily, embraced by the person’s blessings.

The ‘person’ I was referring to, is actually not a person. He is more than that. Infact, he is the only one, being worshipped as god all through the world by his millions of devotees, within his lifetime! This individual has done more than anyone else who’ve ever done anything to humanity! He has built two super specialty hospitals which serve the people absolutely free of cost for all treatments including major heart surgeries! He has built numerous colleges and schools which offer free education to everyone from kinder garden to PhD. He has done water projects including the Medak district Project benefiting 450,000 people in 179 villages and the Mahbubnagar District Project benefiting 350,000 people in 141 villages. He has built a 150 km canal worth 200 crore rupees for the people of Chennai to bring water from river Krishna in Andhra. He has done every possible service to the mankind without any profit, and continues to do so, as he has made his devotees to service, service and service people throughout the past 68 years ever since he declared that he is going to serve his devotees.

He is Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

I am not going to give an account of his life here. It’s been written by numerous devotees all through. The reason I decided to write this post is to recite some experiences of a devotee named Anandamoorthy, a very close relative of mine, and a staunch devotee of Saibaba from 1962. I personally knew Anandamoorthy from the year 1979, and he’s been a man of principles. He is a pious guy, who always sticks with truth in whatever he does. He is highly respected by all the people who know him. A very good person. He has undergone numerous miraculous experiences with Saibaba. Here are a few. Now, this post is absolutely for the devotees of Saibaba only. I know there are a lot of people who don’t believe Saibaba and keep telling he is a fake, without even knowing anything about him. This is not for any arguments or to prove that he is god. This post is for Swami’s devotees, to rejoice in happiness after reading these experiences.

One day, Anandamoorthy heard from his elder brother that Saibaba has come to Ooty. This happened way back in the 1980s. On that day, incidentally, Anandamoorthy didn’t have any sort of money with him to go to Ooty. So he borrowed money from his brother, and went to have a darshan of his beloved Swami. Once reaching Ooty, he didn’t know the place where Baba has camped. Hence, he asked a passerby about the ashram and he was told Baba resides in an ashram called ‘Nandanavanam’ located on top of a small hill. On reaching the bottom of the hill, Anandamoorthy was perplexed as he didn’t find any road to reach the top. Hence, he started to climb on the rocks and after a tough climb for quite some time, reached the top. He saw devotees seated in a semi circle on the top. As he turned his face, he was stunned! He saw Saibaba standing straight opposite to him! As he saluted, Baba gestured him to go and sit in among the devotes, and slowly walked away. Saibaba had actually come and stood there exactly a few minutes before Anandamoorthy came to the top. Until then, he was walking among the devotees and suddenly, as Anandamoorthy was climbing the hill, he came and stood at the exact place where he climbed up! Amazed by the care Baba had towards him, Anandamoorthy saluted the Bhagawan and sat among the devotees. Only then he saw the road which was on the other side of the hill! Since he was walking all through the rough path, out of sheer compassion, Baba stood there, blessed him and walked away!

Another day, Anandamoorthy went to Ooty again. This was during a different year. At that time, Anandamoorthy was performing a puja for his younger brother’s marriage. This puja is nine weeks long, and every week on a particular day, Anandamoorthy would recite manthras on goddess Durga, for the purpose of his younger brother’s marriage, which somehow was taking years to materialize. It so happened that on the final week of this puja, Baba came to Ooty and Anandamoorthy immediately went there to get a darshan of his beloved lord. Sitting outside the ashram, he prayed to Baba that since he has come here during the ninth week, he is dedicating the puja to Baba, and if the marriage is to happen soon, Baba must give him his ‘Paadha darshan’, meaning the darshan of his lotus feet. He also was meditating for the well being of all his family members, starting from the youngest to the oldest.

Anandamoorthy was meditating like this for some time, and Baba came out. He slowly walked among the devotees, blessing them. As usual, he walked past Anandamoorthy without any reaction and was nearing the entrance of his residence. Once he enters, then that means no more darshan after that. Exactly going one step in to the residence, Baba turned. He started walking very fast and came straight to Anandamoorthy! He gave two huge pats(Anandamoorthy tells that they appeared like two huge slaps, the sound being heard all through the place) on his shoulder, and said in tamil “Nalla dhyanam pannindrundhey!” (Meaning, you were meditating very well), and lifted his long kafni (the long dress Baba wears), showing his feet clearly. Anandamoorthy was asking for the darshan of the feet. Hence he was watching the feet with tear filled eyes, as Baba turned and walked inside the residence.

And, the brother’s marriage happened immediately after this incident !

There are many more highly miraculous incidents which have happened between Baba and Anandamoorthy, but due to their sanctity, Anandamoorthy will not like to publish them.

Well, time to wind up the post. This is not intended to advertise about Baba. This is only to recite some experiences of Anandamoorthy, giving joy to the devotees after reading them.

Jai Sai Ram!


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|கீதப்ப்ரியன்|Geethappriyan| said...

wonder post my Nanba.
some how i guessed,Mr.Anandha murthy is your father, in my family we all are baba's devotees,but I never reveal it,to the real world,some people wont understand baba, i don't argue with them.

my mother use to go sai bajan's every Thursday,and blood donation regularly thru mandali.

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