Sathya Sai Baba

5 Poems: Clutter, Clean, Charles Penn's Ring, Baby Boys, Castrated Plants

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5 POEMS
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-saiom shriver-
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CLUTTER
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Clutter is sometimes
crystallized sadness,
sometimes fear,
sometimes an ethical
decision to recycle,
sometimes a warehouse
for those in need.
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CLEAN
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Those with libra, cancer,
or taurus planets are the
most likely to want
a clean home.
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CASTRATED PLANTS
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Seedless are
some watermelons
and limes,
grapes and clementines
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Footnote: Baba put
the word grapes into my head
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BABY BOYS
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Baby boy chicks
in San Diego sent
alive through
a chipper
and in Iowa
they are
sent through a crusher
as do the rich
and religious haters
send the poor
into profit sired wars.
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CHARLES PENN AND BABA'S RING
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A famous songwriter who is a follower of Baba
recounted that Charles Penn, the pilot
who has written several books about Swami, had his
left hand outside the window while flying. His ring
fell off and slipped into the sea. When he went to the
ashram he was given an interview and mentioned the ring.
Baba closed the curtains and disappeared. He came
back 5 minutes later, dripping wet with seaweed streaming
from His hair and handed Charles the lost ring, joking
that He would have come back more quickly had the currents
not been so strong.

Several days after hearing this leela, it occurred to
the writer that the ring fell to the bottom of
the sea rather than Charles Penn, that Baba
might have prevented drowning karma.


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Vibuthi Ring

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Miracles


Vibuthi Ring 

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HP's father, an employee of the FDA, had been a follower of Shirdi Sai Baba, (believed by Baba's followers to be a previous incarnation of Sathya Sai Baba) who came to him in a dream telling him to go to the ashram of Sathya Sai Baba.

His mother was a surgeon who asked Baba for liberation. After that she suffered intensely for 2 years, and then left her body. After her death, ashes poured from Swami’s pictures in her home. Her son HP,  had not abstained from meat and alcohol in the West, but vowed to accompany her ashes to the ashram and to abstain from flesh and alcohol on the journey. When he arrived at the ashram, Baba said to him that he was released from his vow and he could do what he liked in the village. Baba then told him how much change was in his pocket and materialized a 100 rupee note for him. He went into the village where he ordered chicken and had 9 drinks. Nevertheless he was mindful that he wanted to be back in time for Baba’s lecture. Because of the quantity he had imbibed, he had to make frequent trips to the men’s room. Baba saw him coming back after one of these trips and said to him “Would not one drink have been better than nine?” The Bhagavad Gita says ‘what good does repression accomplish?’ God
knows that nearly all of us have areas of resistance or outright rebellion and that only our hearts and not force will change us. HP has grown more spiritual every year. His detachment, humor, acute intelligence combine to make  a very powerful presence. He has been blessed to have had more contact with Baba than most other devotees.


Thousands have witnessed the vibuthi come out of many things including paper pictures in HP's family home.

HP became an environmental attorney in the Washington DC area. His silver ring has been producing vibuthi (grey ash materialized by Sai Baba which contains miracle healing power) for 38 or more years.

Originally the ash came right out of the ring. Now when he wants
vibuthi, he puts the ring in a glass of water and the powder materializes there.

His friend Linden asked him his first experience of Baba. When he was a baby, HP replied, Baba covered him with vibuthi.

 

-saiom shriver-
 

 

 

Footnote:

http://sathyasai.org

 

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Portrait In Glass

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Interfaith

 

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PORTRAIT IN GLASS
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A master artist and spiritual teacher

had a stroke a few months ago, followed

by a dream this writer had that he was etching

a portrait of his guru in glass.

The etching was too deep and the glass

broke.

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He had a stroke.

The brain glass broke.

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The energy he was transmitting

was too high for a human brain.

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-saiom shriver-

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Footnote: Above are 2 portraits by T Shroyer, one

of Ananda Mayee Ma and one of Sathya Sai Baba.