By Nityaananda (Clint Thompson MD)
The only proper use of wealth is to further the dharma. ~Shirdi Baba
Each experience and circumstance, abundance or scarcity in your life is a karma created from past action in this life or any previous life. One purpose of our human incarnation is to experience and pass through these karmic debts through the experiences of our lives. When suffering, disease or poverty of any kind is relieved and transformed into new circumstances it means that karmic debt has been satisfied.
Today in this most material of ages in which we live, material “things” - money, resources, and anything of material value - act as “karmic currency”. This is through the blessings of the divine father, the lineage, or parampara, embodied most recently in the form of Shirdi Baba. Datta Kriya means literally ‘the mechanisms of the actions of the divine father’. Sri Kaleshwar taught deeply the power of implementing Datta Kriya in our relationship with the divine father, Shirdi Sai Baba and God.
Shirdi Baba’s life style is a living teaching in this regard. Going door to door each day, Baba would receive the offerings of select devotees in the village of Shirdi. in his words “It’s not food or money that I am receiving. It’s your suffering karmas and sins that I am taking and digesting for you.” This is at the hearts of the concept of dakshina, and integral to transforming your life through “making deals with Baba”. One thing to remember is that anything that we give to Baba he returns to us 100 times! That’s the nature of Baba’s generous heart.
In this material age dedicating, donating, or contributing in any material way in the name of God with the intention (sankalpam) is a powerful and effective way to get what you want and need in your life now, to rapidly relieve any suffering in your life.
Sri Kaleshwar used this mechanism extensively with his students. He personally made different deals with Baba to ensure the success of a student, and told students to offer something to Baba in exchange for his help. Some examples of situations Sri Kaleshwar would advice making a deal with Baba to solve are coming out of financial or legal problems, success in business, finding a good Vaastu home, healing broken heart, getting help with negative tendencies, fertility and child birth. Literally any problem in your life will be helped and alleviated through a “fair deal” with Baba. For students of the ancient knowledge, implementing Datta Kriya mechanisms in this way are key steps in achieving your spiritual process - experiencing Mother Divine darshan, Baba darshan, Jesus darshan, connecting to the angels etc. We can make a deal with Baba about anything.
Nityaananda (Clint Thompson, MD)
is a physician who trained directly for 15 years with Sri Kaleshwar until his mahasamadhi in 2012. He resides at the Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville, California and gives teachings, healings and healing energy transmissions around the world.
Nityaananda is the author of The Awareness of Healing.