SAINT AND MIRACLES
Saint and Miracles
The people of this world think miracle to be a great thing. Commonly every body raises this question that if any saint has any power, why he does not show his miracles to the whole world.
If the people showing the miracles and keeping the superstitious powers are named as saints, then all the jugglers and those doing the mesmerism are roaming in the streets to earn money by showing feats could be called saints.
We should not think it wise that who does not have any miracle power, is not a true saint. The true Ram Nam is a very great thing.
Saint Guru Nanak sahib says if anyone attains such a power that he becomes invisible in the eyes of the world, and takes information from other planets. Who can live without meals even then it is quite impossible for him to reach up to that True Naam.
True Nam has a great power. Kabir sahib used to say these miracles are a deception. There is nothing in it. The user of these can never free himself from the vicious circle of 84.
A Muslim saint writes, if you have learnt how to fly in the air, then so what? Even a fly is doing the same. If you have learnt how to walk on water, then so what? Even a straw can do it. If you want to do something, then control your mind. Which rarely any body has done so far.
It is the greatest miracle to control this mind. These miracles are the game of mind, when the power of the mind awakes, these kind of power generates, which can do every thing.
e.g. To stop the running train, To make the rain start, to provide a son, To kill some body to cure the sick. To fly in sky. These all miracles are mischief of the mind.
Usually, the lower level sage either store money or make use of it to increase their prestige. A very famous sage of Bombay Sh. Mehar Baba writes that these Yogis use their power in order to please the rulers or people. So in their rebirth they become stone or metal.
True saints or sages if started showing miracles to people to make them their disciples, then the whole world will start pursuing them. It is not a difficult task for them to show the miracles. But this is not the right path of the true saints. Neither they want to possess wealth nor do they want to gain prestige. They feel ecstatic just at the name of Lord and don’t think it wise to make use of that power entrusted to them by ‘GOD’ Himself.
They feel satisfied and contented by surrendering themselves to the Almighty. They just have the True Nam of ‘Ram’. They themselves recite that Nam and advise others to do the same. They adopt only those souls who are really interested in ‘God- realization’. Those people, who are attracted towards worldly or materialistic things, They don’t like their- company. Bhai Guru Dass writes about the Sidh purush when they inquired what kind of power you possess, Saint Guru Nanak Dev ji informed, that we don’t have any miracle power other than the True Nam.
On any particular occasion and with the permission of God (Sat- Guru), any mesmerizer may make use of this privilege, this is a secondary issue. E.g. like Saint Kabir Sahib once shown gold and a lot of Gold around the sage. Though he was forcing St. Kabir Sahib to remove His poverty by making use of Paras to make Gold. As in the same manner Guru Nanak Sahib made the fruits of the Rithe so sweet and delicious while the remaining fruits of other side were bitter. And even the Guru Nanak Sahib stopped the mountain just with the help of his hand, thrown at Him by Wali Kandhari or while he was sent to jail with the other sages to rotate the hand grinding. Their hand grinding started working automatically.
Though the Saint does not show some miracles, even then the people come to know that they possess some extra-ordinary power. Like the fragrance of spirituality spread in the atmosphere, like wise the same way, the environment becomes and provides fragrance in the surrounding of the shop, who sells perfumes.