Sometime back, I met an interesting person outside the same. I had gone "over" the temple to have a darshan from outside, when I ran into this person (Ravikrishna Yerramsetti) waiting outside. I got chatting with him and mentioned that the temple has an awesome power. The person agreed and said that one of his friends also felt the same. After some time, his friend came out of the temple and Ravikrishna mentioned that Mr. Bharathi was an astrologer and that they were staying in a room right opposite Sri Satya Sai's Brindavan ashram. It turned out that Mr. Bharathi had been personally blessed by Swami and told to do astrology predictions!
Anyway, I met Mr. Yerramsetti again last (25.MAR) morning and he told me an amazing xp, which convinced him of the divinity of Swami:
In the early 1980s, late one night, Ravi was traveling in a bus in Chennai, which was making a wide turn in a "bucket" road in T Nagar. Absent-mindedly, he got down from the bus, in spite of the conductor's warnings. As he stepped out, Ravi couldn't balance himself and was sucked into the path of the wheels, which narrowly missed crushing him. The whole of his right hand, from the shoulder to the elbow, was a bloody mess. However, he could get up and, seeing this, the driver of the bus carried on.I was totally overwhelmed by this.
On the desolate road, Ravi found a person behind him. The person was in a khakee uniform and had the halo hair of Swami. The person passed his hand over the upper part of Ravi's right hand and everything became all right! There wasn't any more blood on him. The person asked Ravi to go home and sleep and wished him "Good night" and, even though the road was straight as an arrow in both directions, the person disappeared soon after.
Later on, Ravi made an interesting point. He said that only the study of astronomy had the ability to make a person humble. We discussed about the billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy* and I was reminded of Arthur C Clarke in that wonderful movie on Stanley Kubrick:
Behind everyone alive today stand 30 ghosts for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, about a hundred billion human beings have walked on this planet. Now, a hundred billion is about the number of stars in our Milky Way galaxy. So this means that for everyone who has ever lived there could be a star. And of course, stars are suns, with planets circling around them. So isn't it an interesting thought that there's enough land in the sky for everyone to have a whole world?* Some say that the term Aditya refers not to our Sun but the star at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. What a monster that should be!