Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 12 Aug 2023


My Experiences with my Sadguru His Holiness Shri Datta Swami

[By Surya]

Guru Datta    Shri Datta    Prabhu Datta

[29-07-2023] With the salutations at the lotus feet of Swami, I would like to share my experiences with my contemporary human incarnation of Lord Datta i.e., His Holiness Shri Datta Swami. In continuation of our earlier experiences, I present some more miraculous incidents happened during our Amarnath yatra.

1. Messages in Shri Phani’s mobile from Shri Baba

We boarded Vande bharat train in Delhi to Amb Andaura. But, because of heavy floods in Himachal Pradesh and water coming on track, the train got terminated in Chandigarh i.e., one stop before our actual destination. When we all sat in Chandigarh station, Shri Phani got lot of messages from Shri Satya Sai Baba, who is none other than our Shri Datta Swami. Those messages were very relevant to our situation. The essence of the messages are

“I will take care of you from your present hurdles”,

“God will make a way for you. He did it before and He will do it again”,

“I’m the Boat Man in this world for you. You simply think about me… I will safely handle you and I will take care of your life’s journey. I will sail to My Prashanti. The Vaikunth.”,

“Leave all your plans. Leave everything to the Master. The Master has a Master Plan for you. Lord knows everything. Surrender to God completely. Your heart is God’s permanent address. – Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai”, and many more.

We were all stunned seeing them. We felt Swami is continuously following us and monitoring us.

2. Arrangement of freshly cooked nice food

We were not able to go out of Chandigarh railway station for taking food because the luggage of 15 people is there with us. By grace of Swami, some contact is established and a very nice hot food is cooked and arranged for all of us in Railway guest house. Some people from the guest house came to railway station and assisted us in the transfer of our luggage to guest house from railway station. In the guest house, we all got relaxed as there is no need to monitor luggage and sit in a constrained seat on railway station.

3. Landslides and heavy rain

Before we reach Pahalgam, landslide occurred on Amarnath Yatra road route and many got struck on the top of the hill i.e., Panjtarani as well as in Pahalgam. This took nearly a week to come back to normalcy. After our darshan of Amarnath shrine, there were heavy rains in the Amarnath yatra route and Amarnath darshan was stopped on 16/07. It is by the sheer grace of Swami, we could complete our Amarnath darshan in between these two incidents.

4. Control of Motions & Vomittings:

On 13th of July, we were supposed to take rest and prepare for the next day travel to Amarnath Shrine. From the early morning of 13th, some people started getting loose motions, some got vomittings and some got both due to food poisoning as we were taking food outside. I had loose motions and my wife, Bhagya had both. All have taken a very nominal diet like curd rice. In the evening, it is planned to go to river rafting, which is just opposite to our hotel. Then Shri Phani told that lot of heat is accumulated in us and so when we go to river either to sit on the banks with feet in water or get in to rafting as per individual’s capacity, that heat can be dissipated due to very cold water in the river. So, many went there. By the grace of Swami, after I come back from it, my motions are controlled. By night I am nearly fit. Many more also felt the same. By grace of Swami, by early morning, everybody became fit.

5. Accommodation in Bhandara

After darshan of Amarnath shrine on 14/07, we came back from holy cave to Panjtarani for boarding the helicopter. There is one bhandara adjacent to helipad. By Swami’s grace, we got accommodated in it that night. Except that one room, all other rooms in that bhandara are filled. In that bhandara, both stay and food were provided for us. Next day i.e., 15/07, it helped us to board the helicopter easily.

6. Boarding Passes near helipad

On 15/07 we got up early morning at 4.00 am and stood in the queue for boarding passes of helicopter to return to Pahalgam from Panjtarini. My wife Smt. Bhagya was standing in the ladies’ queue. Around 6.00 am they started the security check. There are different queues after security check, one for helicopters operating in Pahalgam route, one for Baltal route, and even in Pahalgam route, different helicopter operators are there. So, there is lot of confusion to know where to stand. Everybody was running to stand in their corresponding queues. By Swami’s grace, after security check-up of Bhagya, one CRPF Jawan standing there asked her the details of our helicopter and asked her to go in the last line. This saved lot of time and she could stand in the front in the queue. So, it helped our early return to Pahalgam.

As per my understanding, the bottom line of all these experiences is:

Based on karma chakra hurdles/incidents are happening but at the same time, by grace of Swami, they were all overcome and this never disturbed the entire plan of visiting different places. All the temples as planned have been covered. Thank You Swami for all of Your help. Swami, please excuse me if there are any mistakes. Namaskaram Swami. - Surya