Sri Sai Manju Maharaj
In this life, it is so easy to get distracted by news of fear. From the time we have full use of our senses till the end of our stay here on Earth, we have the opportunity to choose what we look at and read. In this day and age, fear is the medium that sells and society is the buyer. What if society as a whole decided to live in gratitude instead of fear? In lieu of propagating news that causes panic, anxiety and depression, we share acts of kindness, hope and bravery. In my life, I have experienced all of these things that I am writing about on a personal and global level and I can say with all of my being , that there is hope for the world and that we are fully capable of rising to the occasion. HOPE can also mean, Heart organizing peace easily.
During the course of my life, I have had the blessed opportunity to spend time with teachers and masters who embody the principles of hope as they live their lives through right action, kindness and positivity. Master teachers who's sole concern is the upliftment of Humanity and all sentient beings as a whole. One such teacher who is a shining example of Dharma is Sri Sai Manju Maharaj, affectionately known as Sai Manju by his devotees. An extremely gifted devotee of Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba. He lives near Nandi Hills , in the state of Karnataka, in Southern India. Through his daily actions of kindness, respect for others and careful consideration, I have seen him heal people of mental illness, poverty, physical diseases and many other ailments. The powers that he uses are ancient and benevolent.
Once while sitting next to the Sacred fire with him, he reached into the glowing embers and retrieved a lingam ( a sacred stone symbolizing the universe) that had materialized in his fire and when it had cooled down, he gave it to me to place in the sea between Gaza and Israel to help with peace. To know him is to know the divine. I am grateful for his presence in my life and my prayer is that his knowledge and goodness spread and touch many. It is with the blessings of such sweet and powerful teachers that kindness can overcome fear and this planet becomes a place of Love and beauty.