Sai Baba had limitless powers, which He was most reluctant to show but
was compelled to exercise to sow the seed of Faith in his devotees. Sai
Baba’s miracles are a sure sign of His divine descent.
Baba’s miracles should not
become more important than Himself then surely they defeat their own purpose
as their prime objective is to sow the seed of Faith and pull the devotee
towards the spiritual path. Temporal
benefits were given by means of miracle and the man who got a temporal
benefit is pushed in the spiritual direction with faith. They act as an
incentive to a further understanding of His divine nature and purpose.
God, the Almighty, has four
attributes, they are unlimited existence, unlimited power, unlimited knowledge
and unlimited love. Perfect Masters, working on behalf of God and carrying
on the Divine game, possess these powers but always use them for the good
of the devotees and scarcely for their own good.
Baba’s miracles are never
ending and run into volumes, a few have been narrated in “Life of Sai
Baba” written by Shri Narasimha Swami (3 volumes) and “Shri Sai
Satcharitra” by Anna Saheb Dabholkar.
In fact, Baba never performed
miracles. They occur spontaneously. The Perfect
Masters generally do not create miracles, God creates miracles for them
- (Guruji Shri C.B.Satpathy). The very fact off his perfect
realisation, in its interaction with the nature, caused the 'miracle' to
take place. These were conceived by the devotees as His thrilling 'Leela'
(Divine play). He demonstrated through His utterances and miracles, the
purpose for which He had come. He would often say, "My Leela is inscrutable".
Baba's ‘Leelas' (Divine plays) were abundant , we recount just a