Sri Sathya Sai Baba our miraculous God
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Dr. Gunasingam and his wife, Gnanasodhy, are from Malaysia, but they now live in Jamshedpur, the iron and steel manufacturing city in Eastern India. Sri Sathya Sai Baba often appears in Gnanaasodhy's dreams to clear away her doubts as they arise.
Gnanasodhy first went to Whitefield with friends who were Sai devotees. "One look at Baba changed everything for me. I felt I'd seen a bright streak, a ray of light emanating from his head and I knew instantly that he was divine," she said.
Once, she had had no news of a certain intended wedding in the family and she had been terribly worried. She wrote to Sri Sathya Sai Baba about her worries and enclosed a stamped and self-addressed envelope. In four days, the self-addressed letter had come back with her own letter in it. In the same post, she also received a letter from her mother from which she learnt all the details about the wedding that she had been fretting over. "Of course it is Baba's doing to make my mother write and take away my worries. Nothing is too trivial for him. How else can one explain my letter to him being inside the self-addressed envelope and reaching me in the same post as my mother's letter?" declaimed Gnanasodhy.
She says that Sri Sathya Sai Baba has appeared in her dreams many times to warn her of things to come. Thus, she was forewarned of her uncle's death as she had been of her aunts' deaths - each time, she had been prepared. And it helped her to prepare other members of the family for the oncoming sorrow. She is certain that she was also able to prepare her uncle for his end and to turn his thoughts towards God. She was happy that he took up the chant 'Sai Ram' and was relaxed when death came even though, before that, he had been afraid of the idea of death. "It was Swami alone who gave him the right frame of mind to accept the inevitability of his death and to be unafraid of it."
Gnanasodhy once read a description of the Garuda mark on Sri Sathya Sai Baba's chest - a symbol of divinity - and wondered about it. She thought, "What is the use of learning about this symbol? I am a woman and so I will never get to see it." That night, Sri Sathya Sai Baba appeared in her dreams clad only in a dhoti. An astonished Gnanasodhy stared and stared and he smiled and pointed to the Garuda mark just below his breast. She looked in amazement: yes, there it was, the great eagle clearly outlined. Then Sri Sathya Sai Baba asked her, "Now are you happy that you have seen the symbol?" Then he left her dream.
"Consider all your acts as worship. Duty is God. Work is worship."
- Sathya Sai Baba
|compiled from Living Divinity|
Garuda A mythical bird half-man-half-bird -on which Lord Visnu moves. It is the vehicle of Lord Visnu. Shri Garuda is one of the powers of Lord Visnu himself. Huge in size, and brighter than pure gold, its Teja (lusture) crosses the Sun. Extremely heroic and brave in nature and a staunch enemy of evils and snakes (representing evil). Also, he is destroyer of poison. Garuda Sadhana gives the power to cure venom and poisonous effect.
According to Puranic stories, he was born of Sage Kashyapa and Vinata, one of the daughters of Daksha Prajapati and is of Kaashyap gotra. He has a white face, a beak-like long nose, red wings, and a huge body with a golden hue. His lustre was so brilliant that soon after his birth, the demi-gods mistook him for Agni (fire) and began worshipping him.
Garuda had a son named Sampati, and his wife was Unnati. Another wife of Kashyapa, Kadru, who was the mother of the serpent race, was Vinata's great rival. Once the two wives had a dispute over the color of the horse of Indra- the, Uchchaishrava, that was obtained during the churning of the ocean (samudra-manthana). Vinata lost the bet and as per the conditions, she was made a slave of Kadru. She could regain her freedom only if Garuda could obtain the nectar (Amrit). Garuda succeeded in stealing it from heaven but not without a fight with Indra, its preserver. In one side were all the Gods with Indra and Garuda was on one side. It was said that he almost won over all the Gods before being severly harmed and in the process Indra's Vajra (thunder-bolt weapon) was destroyed. Indra recovered the nectar afterwards, after Garuda freed his mother.
Garuda's son Jatayu once tried to fly up to the Sun in the sky. This burnt his wings and he fell down. Also, he tried to resist Raavana during the abduction of Sitaa and got fatal injuries. In this condition, he awaited his death till giving Raama the details of Sita's abduction by Ravana and her whereabouts. His last rites were performed by Rama. Jatayu had been a friend of Rama's father, Dasharatha.
Garuda, after getting permission and acceptance from Shri Visnu, after the war, wrote one of the first Puraanas, teh Garuda puraana. This is in the form of instructions to Garuda by Vishnu and deals with a variety of science and principles, including the secret of creation of the Universe.
Garuda Mantra: Om PA Kshim Svaaha
Garuda Mantra for destroying poison: Om hreem hrauum hreem hreem bhirundayai svaahaa
Garuda Gaayatri: Om TatPurushaaya Vidmahe, SuvarnaPakshaaya Dheemahi, Tannoh Garudah Prachodayaat