THE STORY BEHIND THIS MEDALLION ( image )
By Dr.D.J.Gadhia - UK
'After the interview,Swami called me near,waved His right hand and
materialised a beautiful medallion.He handed it over to me and asked ,''
What do you see in it ? '' I replied, ' Lord Sathyanarayana.' '' Who is
in the heart of Narayana ? '' I replied, Lord Shirdi Sai Baba.'
Bhagavan said, '' Correct,who is in the heart of Swami ? '' I replied,'
Yourself.' He further questioned,''Who is in the heart of Swami ?'' I said,' Baba,I cannot see anything'.
Swami said , '' Pass it on to all the devotees and then to Swami
Shradhanand ( one of the disciples of Swami Nityananda ( not Swami
Paramahamsa Nithyananda of this age,but the one who was physically
present in mid 20th century ) .Swami Shradhanand concentrated upon the
object handed to him and scrutinized it,but could not say who he
was.Swami then said,''It is Prema Sai as a boy sitting behind a black
flower.Gadhia,have you seen black flowers in Africa ? '' ' Yes Baba.'
Baba continued,'' Prema Sai's right leg is on His left leg,just like
Shirdi Baba.His hairstyle is like Swami,and do you know why He is
sitting behind a black flower ? ''
Everybody said , 'NO', and
Swami inverted the medallion upside down and said,'' Black flower
becomes the hair of Swami,and the body of Prema Sai becomes his face;if
you concentrate carefully,you will be able to see it.When the medallion
is in the right position,Swami's left eye ( in the heart of Lord Shirdi
Sai Baba ) is covered with the hair of Swami and hence we cannot see the
left eye.When you invert it upside own and look at the figure of Prema
Sai as Swami- even there the left eye is covered with a tuft of hair''.
Swami further explained,'' In this Viswa Swarupa,Narayana is standing
over seawater and you see the sky at the top and trees on both
sides.Therefore,Sathyanarayana is seen amongst all the elements of the
earth.This is therefore Viswa Swarupa ! '' He then handed it over to me.
Swami is our Divine Mother,Father and Guru and Daivam ( God ). We are
really fortunate to come to Prashanthi Nilayam and also very grateful to
Him for giving us Darshans ( visions),Sparshan ( touch ) and Sambhasan (
talking to us ).May our beloved Swmi shower His blessings on all'.
- Dr.D.J.Gadhia - UK
( Prem Luthra,- ' Baba is God in Human Form ' pp.227-231)