The Divine Alchemy-A Miracle Of Sathya Saibaba

The Divine Alchemy-A Miracle Of Sathya Saibaba

Is there an end to Sathya SaiBaba’s miracles, that take place in glorious, mysterious ways?

Buzz up! A fascinating episode has been recorded in “Sai Baba: Invitation to Glory” by Howard Murphet.

There is no dearth for miracles in a Master’s prescence. Divine alchemy as we may call it, when Jesus Christ turned water to wine at Cana in Galiliee and Mosses turned the river Nile to a stream of blood in Egypt, is still a continuing story as Sathya Sai Baba turns water into petrol.

An old Sai devotee was once driving with Baba and others, just after the second World War, through the country side, heading to a religious festival. It so happened that the car car stopped mid way in want of fuel. One of the passengers knew a fuel station down the road but was not sure about the availability of petrol. The driver opted to buy petrol from somewhere nearby but since the availability was the seeming question, Swami asked him to fetch a pail of water from the house that stood less than a hundred meters from them.

When the driver returned with the bucket of water, Swami Sathya Baba played his finger on the surface of the water as those who accompanied Him stood watching silently. He then instructed the driver to pour the ‘Water-fuel’ into the petrol tank warning him not spill even a drop. Soon the Swami and the othres began to drive as the car responded to Swami’s miraculous petrol!

If this achemy could happen in Sathya Sai Baba’s physical presence, there are instances where it could happen in the absence of His bodily presence. The petrol tank of Mr. Gordon Chetty’s car, a nine seater Station Wagon, was always full miraculously! The vehicle was employed in spreading Baba’s teachings irespective of the distance. It happened eleven times in two years.

Once Mr. Gordon was in a wedding party when suddenly he was called by someone urgently to attend to the petrol spilling out of the tank. It was always a usual happening that his parked car would have its petrol tank full miraculously, and a little of the fuel overflowing. It was customary of a huge crowd, of over hundreds, watching each such miracle. At this particular happening there were about 800 spectators and twelve people who collected the overflowing petrol for their own use!

Is there anything that Grace cannot manifest?

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Sathya Sai Baba Transmutes Water Into Petrol

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba Transmutes Water Into Petrol

Howard Murphet records this fascinating episode in his book “Sai Baba: Invitation to Glory”:

Divine alchemy is used only on rare occasions under particular circumstances -as when Jesus turned water to wine at Cana in Galilee, and Moses turned the waters of the Nile to blood in Egypt.

An old Sai devotee told me that, just after World War II, he was in a car with Sathya Sai Baba and others driving through the countryside. They were on their way to an important religious festival, and did not want to be late. Suddenly, in the middle of nowhere, their car ran out of petrol.

One of the passengers, who knew the district, thought that there was a service station about three miles up the road, but, as petrol was not plentiful at that time there may not be any available there.

The driver said he would walk to the service station, or somewhere, and try to get a can of petrol. But even if he managed to secure any, this would mean a considerable delay. Also it was a long, hard walk for the man on a hot day, and, even though he was at fault for not having ensured that there was enough petrol in the tank at the start of the journey, Swami was merciful.

He said to the driver: ‘Bring a bucket from that house. There’s a well there.’ He pointed to a humble dwelling, less than a hundred metres away. The driver obeyed silently. Everyone remained silent in a kind of hushed expectancy as they stood waiting with Swami beside the car.

Soon the driver returned with a large pail full of water. ‘Here’, Swami indicated, and the driver placed the pail on the ground at the Lord’s feet. All watched intently as the red-robed figure leaned over and with one finger stirred the surface of the water.

‘Put it in the petrol tank and be careful not to spill any’, He told the driver.

Soon they were driving along again as the engine drank the miracle petrol happily; they reached the religious festival in good time. There is evidence, moreover, that the divine finger will stretch many thousands of miles to stir petrol into being.

A pleasant-mannered, turbaned Punjabi, named Surjit Singh Chahal gave me a letter he had received from a friend, a Mr Gordon Chetty of Durban, South Africa. In this Mr Chetty writes:

‘I have a 1970 model, nine-seater station wagon which used to travel to any destination to spread Bhagavan Baba’s teachings. Bhagavan started providing petrol miraculously for the vehicle.

This has happened eleven times in two years. Each time the miracle has been witnessed by hundreds of people.

It happens like this: while the vehicle is standing stationary, the tank fills to overflowing, and a small quantity of petrol often pours out from the tank. Many people have, in fact, placed containers in position to collect the overflow.

One Sunday morning, for instance, I was at a wedding party. I had left my vehicle parked on the roadside among other cars. It was about 11.30 in the morning when I was called urgently, and told to go to my station wagon as petrol was spilling from it.

I found that the petrol tank had filled-up completely and was overflowing! Many people from the wedding party rushed out to see this miracle. There were, in fact, about 800 witnesses that time. Twelve people collected petrol from the overflow to use in their own vehicles.’

Although Sathya Sai Baba, in other cases, transmuted water into petrol, in Durban He seems to have multiplied the petrol that was already in the tank. The help and grace of the Lord comes at the place and manner that He Himself prescribes.

Reference: “Sai Baba: Invitation to Glory” by Mr. Howard Murphet. Page: 53-55. Published by Macmillan India Ltd, 1982.