Monday, July 10, 2017

Daivam manusha rupena, Sathya Sai Mahadev! Divine in human form, Great Divine figure Sathya Sai!

These words, "Daivam manusha rupena, Sathya Sai Mahadev!" capture in a short phrase, the essence of my view of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba based on my experience of him (at physical form level).

My translation of these words in English: "Divine in human form, Great Divine figure Sathya Sai!" The word 'dev' means god in the sense of a being that is endowed with supernatural divine power, but which is different from Absolute Brahman which is God at a higher formless and attributeless (nirgun niraakaar) level.

Interestingly today's (10th July 2017) Sai Inspires from Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi has Swami's words on "Daivam manusha rupena". From

Little minds with no faith may argue that God cannot come as a human being. Man can never describe or delineate the formless and the attributeless, the one beyond qualities. It is only by means of form and attributes that one can pray, adore, worship or even feel the Divine presence. In fact God can be recognised only as human by man, and this is explained in scriptures, "Daivam manusha rupena, God revealed through human form". Hence since time immemorial, God is adored, worshipped and even imagined or pictured by man only in human form, so long as the consciousness as man persists. People easily visualise God as a human, with superhuman or supra-human power, wisdom, love, and compassion. God’s Grace can make the blind see, lame walk and dumb speak. By a mere touch, God can demolish the sins of the past and erect the basis for peace and joy.

- Divine Discourse, Jul 27, 1980.

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