Sathya Sai Baba - 16 attributes of Avatar
1. KAMA AAKARSHANA-
fulfilling power: Swami - Himself free from all desires - is like the KAMA
DHENU or the proverbial Celestial Wish-fulfilling Cow, ever ready to fulfill the
Wishes of God-loving, Sin-fearing devotees. Artha and Kaama wealth and desire
fulfillment should be used in the development of the yearning for liberation from
worldly attachments, i.e. attainment of MOKSHA. Moksha is MOHA KSHAYA - the
destruction of all worldly infatuations, says Baba.
2. BUDDHYAAKARSHANA - the power to activate, stimulate and
intellectual capacities. He is the bestower of the power of reasoning, power of
discrimination and power of renunciation of worldly attachments. He sets us on
the path of inquiry KOHAM "Who am I?" Naham Dheham; Naaham Manah, I am not the
mind or senses - I am not a mere body. SOHAM - I am the very Divinity.
transformation of our Ego sense. Swami Himself
free from the coils of the ego (Aham-Kaara Varjitha., He sometimes inflates our
big ego before deflating it and destroying our false ego, which is the greatest
obstacle to Spirituality
4. SHABDHA AAKARSHANA -the power of sound/words. Baba - primal power of pure sound
consciousness - Shabdha-Brahma-Mayee. Shabda also connotes the Vedas containing
the most ancient but ever new or fresh eternal wisdom. Baba is therefore called
Veda Purusha, the embodiment of Vedhik Wisdom
5. SPARSHA AAKARSHANA - the power of divine touch; it is healing touch. His is a
sin-erasing touch; It is a purifying sacred and holy touch. By our touching His
lotus feet or His touching us with his open palm on the top of our head, there
is a descent of divine energy or Shakthi Paatha. This is called Hastha Masthaka
Samyogam by which the thousand petaled lotus blooms; His touch of the space
between our eye brows awakens the Aajnaa Chakra; His touch of the heart centre (Anaahatha
Chakra. provinces spiritual vibrations!
6. RUUPAAKARSHANA- Swami's forms are splendorous and wondrous. His spiritual
form has an aura of radiance! The formless Divine takes on a beautiful form on
the earth, DHAIVAM MAANUSHARUUPENA –to liberate humanity from the shackles of
ignorance and worldly illusion. The Divine assumes human form to:-
A.to protect the pious, the holy and the noble.
B.to rescue the suppressed, the oppressed, the depressed, the repressed
and the compressed!
C.to reform and transform the wicked, the unjust and the sinful persons
D.above all, to restore and manifest the power of Virtue and Right
Conduct, Dharma which in this Kali-Yuga walks only on one of its "four legs".
Baba's form radiates an aura of beautiful light bluish colour, as was revealed
in the Kirilian photographs taken by Dr Frank Baranowski. These spiritual
vibrations purify the environment around Baba and spread truth, righteousness,
LOVE and Peace all around.
7. RASAAKARSHANA - sweetness personified. His words are sweet; His bearing is
sweet and grace filled; His gestures and movements exude LOVE and compassion.
Baba is RASESHVARA - the Lord of Mellowed Ambrosia of supreme delight and
inexpressible sweetness of inner Bliss.
Chittha is the store-house of our past & present memories;
unfulfilled residual desires & impressions from our previous lives, called Vaasanas which haunt us in the present & will continue to affect our future.
Baba, like Krishna can be called Chittha Chora - the stealer of all our
dominating desires, thereby making us desire-free!
Baba relieves us from the burdens of our past lives; He wipes our dirty "state"
clean and fills with Love of God, Dhaiva Preethi, fear of Sin, Paapa Bheethi and
morality in Society, Sangha Neethi. These three constitute the corner stone of
Baba's teachings which are quite appropriate to this age marked by disbelief in
God, heinous crimes against persons and public property and an age characterized
by immorality and corruption in all strata of society and walks of life.
9. GANDHAAKARSHANA - the power of His divine fragrance. He exudes a fragrance of
Purity, Holiness and Loving Grace and Compassion. As the Upanishadsds states
DUURAATH GANDHO VAATHI; Swami's spiritual "fragrance" spreads far and wide
purifying our polluted thoughts and our environment polluted with pride and
prejudice, hatred and violence. The divine fragrance from His created Vibhoothi
removes our bad thoughts, evil propensities and harmful habits.
10. DHAIRYA-AKARSHANA - the power of overwhelming courage and self-confidence.
Smrithi = powerful memory power. Swami has phenomenal
memory reaching far into our past and present and deep into our future too. Baba
on occasions bestows good memory power to devotees & scholars.
12. NAAMA KARSHANA - the power of His Sacred name. Chanting of His holy name
with faith, works miracles of healing, ensures success in our undertakings,
helps in overcoming accidents and above all in the removal of our elemental
fears of death - all these effects have been testified and recorded by numerous
devotees from all parts of the wide world.
13. BEEJAAKARSHANA SHAKTHI - Divinity exercises elemental or seed force and
incorporates it in all beings. The Geetha says, "Beejam Maam Sarva Bhutanam.":
Know Me to be the eternal seed power, the cause of germination of all Beings.
All beings are born from the seed of Brahman, the Supreme Divinity. He is indeed
the seed force of all Manthras or holy, thought-articulations in terms of seed
syllables and words. These represent the basic energies of various deities
presiding over the forces of Nature and Cosmos as a whole. These basic sound
forces and seed Manthras or primal utterances of Divinity calling forth various
manifestations of power. These are the seeds of supreme knowledge of reality
(Brahma Vidhyaa., seeds of conscious speech (Vaak Beeja., seeds of illusory
energy (Shakthi Beeja., seed of existence (Lakshmi Beeja., seed of desire (Kama
Beeja. and the seed of time & destruction (Kaalee Beeja.. Baba activates these
seed forces; Baba validates all Manthras & scriptures and scriptures validate
the Sathya Sai Avatar.
14. AATHMASAKARSHANA- Divinity attracts our inner Being, Antharaathma. It is
called soul-power attraction; drawing the sense oriented Self towards the
experience of the bliss of divinity.
15. AMRITHAAKARSHANA - Amritha is the elixir of life in divinity. Unbounded Love
and immortality are the signs of Divine life. The individual self prays to the
Supreme Divinity to bestow on a Life of LOVE, LIGHT and IMMORTALITY, in the
following Upanishadhic words:-
Asatho Maa Sath-gamaya,
Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya,
Baba graces us with the nectar of DHARMA and BRAHMA: the attainment of Supreme
Bliss consciousness in eternity through Righteousness, Selfless Service and
Sacrifice. Baba frequently quotes the Upanishad; Thyaage Naike Amrithathvam
Aanasuh: Immortality cannot be attained either through actions, progeny or
wealth. Only by Sacrifice - sacrificing totally the possessive and the ego
senses, is immortality possible.
16. SARVAAKARSHANA SHAKTHI - Baba's Integral, Holistic, Divine, Universal
Personality exercises in totality all the fifteen powers mentioned above. He is
the embodiment of all Divine Principles; He is omniscient, omnipotent,
omnipresent, omni-named and omni-formed, the very Omni Self.