We are very grateful to God and the Guru Principle for having been witness to these Divine changes in His Holiness Dr. Athavale and for having participated in spiritual research with regard to this unique spiritual event.
1. Divine changes due to Incarnate mission of His Holiness Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale
Incarnation of God or Avatār: When God descends to the earth to accomplish His mission He is said to have incarnated. Here The Supreme God Principle can assume the physical form of an animal or a man and may spend some period or the entire lifetime in that from. There are various types of Incarnations of God; the highest of which is an Absolute Incarnation (e.g. Lord Krushna). Parātpar Gurus are fractional incarnations of God.
In an earlier article, we explained how due to the high spiritual level of H.H. Dr. Athavale Divine changes are taking place on His gross body (sthūladēha). The Divine changes include aspects such as fragrance emanating from His body, fingernails, skin and hair changing colour and the Om symbol appearing on His body. In this article, we look at some special reasons why these Divine changes are manifesting on the body of H.H. Dr. Athavale.
When we received Divine knowledge about these changes in H.H. Dr. Athavale’s body, there was repeated reference to the Divine changes occurring as a result of God fractionally incarnating in the form of H.H. Dr. Athavale for His mission. In this article we will be referring to this as the Incarnate mission of H.H. Dr. Athavale. We have discussed this in more detail in the next section.
Since Divine changes are subtle in nature, modern science can give us an understanding of only a small fraction of the changes. Very few aspects of the Divine changes in the body are understood with the help of a photo-camera, a tool that has been invented by science. The important point for us to understand is that modern science can only provide a grain of information when it comes to spiritual phenomena.
2. Some specific reasons for the Divine changes in His Holiness Dr. Athavale
2.1 Mission of His Holiness Dr. Jayant Athavale
The Divine changes taking place in H.H. Dr. Athavale’s body are as per the need of the times, and are a result of His acceptance of His Incarnate mission. Accordingly His Divine bodily changes have become physical evidence of Him being an Incarnation in the current era.
The Incarnate mission of H.H. Dr. Athavale started in the 1990s when the first Holy text compiled by Him was published. He started publishing Holy texts after His Guru H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj had told Him to publish easily understandable books on Spirituality for the sake of humanity. The Incarnate mission of H.H. Dr. Athavale is associated with writing Holy texts, that is, Divine Knowledge. The characteristics of H.H. Dr. Athavale are intense curiosity and a desire to impart the Divine Knowledge He has acquired to the entire world for the welfare of humanity.
Yellow is the colour of the highest source of Knowledge in the Universe and H.H. Dr. Athavale’s mission has become one with It. This means that His mission is receiving the Knowledge, understanding It and disseminating It to the entire world. As a result the colour yellow has been most commonly found on His skin, hair and nails.
2.2 Divine changes related to the protection of seekers
Unknown to most of us, the world is in the midst of a gigantic subtle-battle between the forces of good and evil. This battle, which until now was mostly at a subtle-level is about to precipitate into the physical dimension, that is the world that we live in. Humanity will witness natural disasters and war with unprecedented levels of destruction and loss of life.
Saints and Parātpar Gurus at the highest spiritual level such as H.H. Dr. Athavale act as beacons of spiritual positivity that protect the balance of good versus evil on Earth and in other subtle-planes of existence where one goes after death. The positive spiritual energy flowing through Them protects seekers in adverse times both now and in the future. As H.H. Dr. Athavale is one with the Universe, His body too is highly sensitive to changes in the Universe and this in part is reflected in the gross changes in His body. The battle of good versus evil which is currently taking place in the universe gets reflected in His body. In fact His body has become a battle ground showing signs of both negative attacks and Divine intervention. Whenever there are changes in His body such as fragrance emanating from His body, it is due to an automatic response to changes in the universe.
Here is an example of how the body of H.H. Dr. Athavale responds with fragrance to changes in the Universe.
In the battle of good versus evil, if the universe is encroached upon by negative energies, the Incarnate principle in H.H. Dr. Athavale reacts by emitting destroyer (mārak) Divine fragrance from His fingers. At such times we have experienced destroyer fragrance being emitted from His fingers in large quantities, which reduces the increasing strength of negative energies in the Universe.
The saviour (tārak) fragrance from His fingers keeps blessing and protecting seekers. Due to the emission of waves of sweet fragrance from the fingers of H.H. Dr. Athavale, seekers are able to remain alive and perform their spiritual practice even if they are attacked by powerful negative energies.
Until now the Divine mission was being carried out more at the non-materialised (nirguṇ) level. However as adverse times are imminent, the time has come for the Incarnate mission of H.H. Dr. Athavale to manifest more in the physical plane. As a result His physical body too has begun to show some changes due to this manifestation. When a body (such as H.H. Dr. Athavale’s) is under the benevolent control of God, it discards its normal physical colour-based constitution and assumes a Divine colour-based constitution. The Divine changes are completely dependent on God and take place in an evolved person according to the need of the Divine task on the Earth related to time and place. In this case the ‘time’ is pertinent to the adverse times which are soon to start and then later in 2023, the establishment of the era of rekindling Spirituality in the world. This spiritual era will last for almost 1000 years. The spiritual knowledge published by H.H. Dr. Athavale will become the basis of spiritual learning in the future.
3. In Summary
Depending on whether He is carrying out His mission at a materialised (saguṇ) or non-materialised level, the physical changes on H.H. Dr. Athavale’s body will differ. The materialised mission of H.H. Dr. Athavale is teaching the science of Spirituality to society and guiding them in their spiritual practice. His non-materialised mission is to fight at the subtle-level with powerful negative energies from the Hell region (Pātāl) to remove the obstacles they pose in the spiritual practice of seekers, spreading Divine consciousness (Chaitanya) in the environment and making a resolve for the spiritual welfare of mankind.
When H.H. Dr. Athavale’s physical existence aids the spiritual practice of seekers at a subtle-level, it is His mission at the materialized-and-non-materialised levels also known as sagun–nirgun. When H.H. Dr. Athavale remains at the non-materialised level and gets spiritual practice done by seekers merely on the basis of His resolve, His mission is at the non-materialised-and-materialised level which is known as nirgun–sagun. Depending on which state He is in the colours seen on His body can change.
We have shared this knowledge to provide society with a deeper understanding of the lives of highly evolved Saints. However the most important point is that the current times are highly conducive for spiritual practice. Even though the times are soon going to be extremely adverse, seekers can make rapid spiritual growth as God’s blessings are also more abundant. We urge all people who are curious about the spiritual dimension and Spirituality to take advantage of the current times and the resolve of H.H. Dr. Athavale and do regular spiritual practice.