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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group VII | Mr. A. Balakrishnan

Mr. A. Balakrishnan,
10, Bagavadar Illum,
Thirupur Road, Kanagam,
Erode District, Tamilnadu.

Tel: 04257-223351

      Mr. A. Balakrishnan (60), a retired employee, relates a few of his experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in his own words.

'I came to Prasanthi Nilayam for seva during the 61st Birthday celebrations of Bhagavan. It was my first visit here. I had darshan of Bhagavan for the first time. Bhagavan gave us all padanamaskar and prasadam.

We conduct bhajans regularly on every Wednesday in our house. We put a garland on Swami's photograph which would lengthen to double its size next morning. This happens regularly. Occasionally vibhuti comes from the photograph.

In 1999, two boys of our neighbourhood of eight or nine years of age came to our house. It was a Wednesday. I told them not to make noise or use bad words. 'If they did so Swami would be displeased' I told them. I asked them to attend bhajan. Later, they went to play. During the play, one of them was angry with the other. He scolded him using foul language.

'Look!' the second boy said, 'don't use foul language. Swami will punish you!'

The other fellow did not care. He continued to quarrel.

'I don't want to play' the first boy said, 'I am going to bhajan.' The other fellow was still there. This boy came away to bhajan and sat behind me just before the bhajan was about to start.

After sometime, the other boy also came and sat by his side. There was some altercation going on between the two in very subdued tones. After the bhajan, the first boy came to me. 'Sai Ram' he told me, 'you see that photograph of Swami on the wall with glass frame. As the bhajan was going on, this fellow came and sat by my side. He was trying to say something to me. Then Swami in the photograph tapped the glass on the frame when it parted and opened to either side like a curtain. I saw Swami come out of it. He stood before you. His Atma (the form of aura) walked through you and came to us.' 'Don't make noise in bhajan' Swami warned us showing His pointing finger. He then went back through you as Atma and then into the photograph when the glass closed as before.'

The other boy had another story to tell.

'This fellow and I were playing with sticks. One stick came and hit me. My upper lip was hit by the stick. It has been swollen.'

'Sai Ram' the first boy said, 'how could I hit him? I came here long back and sat behind you.'

'Yes' I told them, 'he came here long before the bhajan started and sat behind me. There is no chance that he hit you. Did you use foul language while playing with this boy?'

'Yes, Sai Ram' the other boy said, 'that is why I told him that I would not play with him any longer and came away to the bhajan.'

'No!' the boy with the swollen lip said, 'he was playing with me for long. Only a couple of minutes before I came to the bhajan, he came here.'

I understood what had happened. I explained to them 'he (the boy who came first) did not like your foul words. So he came away and sat behind me here. He did not go anywhere. You came after a long time. Then who played with you? Swami came and played with you in the form of this boy. He hit you as punishment for using foul language and warned you not to make noise during bhajan. Did I not tell you that Swami will be displeased if you use foul language?'

-- Mr. A. Balakrishnan

    (As narrated to Mr. B. Parvatala Rao at Prasanthi Nilayam on 05.05.2006)