1. DIVINE BIRTH OF SHRI. PAULASEER 'LAWRIE' MUTHUKRISHNA:
Almost all the religious groups existing today expect the coming of THE GREAT PERSON (LAHARI) at the end of Kali Yuga (which is now) to be born as a normal human being! They call that same Person by various names. For example, the present-day christians expect THE SECRET SECOND COMING OF CHRIST! The Hindus expect THE COMING OF NARAYANA AS KALKI AVATAR. The Muslims expect THE COMING OF ALLAH AS IMAM MAHADI, etc. This does not mean that three or four gods will arrive at the same time, since there is only one GOD (LA-HARI). In fulfilment of all the above prophetical predictions, that great Almighty God "LAWRIE" (LAHARI) was born as an ordinary human-being on the 24th of February 1921 in Letchmi Tea Estate of MUNNAR (SOUTH INDIA) as the eldest son of Thiru. DEVARASAIAH and Thirumati. NESAMMAL (who are the descendents of the 'Royal-Blood-Line of King David!). Shri. LAWRIE KRISHNA has his Birth Number "THREE"! which means that finally (at the finish of his mission on the earth) He will take HIS TRUE POSITION as the KING OF THE WHOLE EARTH AND HEAVEN! And all those who meanwhile try to usurp "That Position of His" will be totally annihiliated by Him in the Final End; Because, HE (LAWRIE) IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO WILL BE LIVING ETERNALLY WITHOUT DEATH, AS HE IS VERY LORD HIMSELF.
Shri. Paulaseer "LAWRIE" Muthukrishna (whom we shall hereafter refer as "SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA" or IYYAH) has been proving and revealing to the people HIS TRUE DIVINITY in thousands and countless of the spectacular-incidents that took place in His Personal Life. At the same time He even blinds the eyes of the False-ones by showing HUMAN WEAKNESSES by which they are made to 'stumble' and thereby fail to realise His true identity! So, unless a person gets the "GRACE OF LORD LAHARI", he can never be able to comprehend this "Final Coming" of the Great Lord. So please ask God (L-A-H-A-R-I) to make you understand this present Move of His, in this Final-Age!
2. THE MIRACULOUS WAY IN WHICH THE 'DIVINE CHILD' WAS NAMED AS "LAWRIE -MUTHUKRISHNA"! - THE GREAT WISDOM OF GOD!
The Grand-Father of Shri. Lawrie Muthukrishna, Mr. Suvishesha Muthu Ponnuswamy, was a Tamil Pandit who taught the language to the foreign missionaries. He had bakery in Nagerkoil. One day, one Mr. Lawrie Muthukrishna came to the bakery with his tale of woe that some-one had picked his pocket and that he had lost all the money. He was a famous finger-print expert and chief of the Polytechnic and Government Auditors of Ceylon. He had lost all hope of returning to Ceylon. Mr. Ponnuswamy Nadar helped him out of his predicament by lending him the needed cash. It was in repayment to this act of kindness that his Government official of Ceylon took Shri. Lawrie Krishna's father, Mr. Devarasaiah over to Ceylon and took the responsibility of educating him. Mr. Rasaiah, under the aegis of Mr. Lawrie Muthukrishna became a teacher in the Polytechnic College, and a while after worked in the Golcha Co, as the Secretary to the General Manager. He was recruited into the Salvation Army and rose to the rank of a Sargent Major. On an official visit to the Company's Tea Estate in MUNNAR, SOUTH INDIA, he happened to stay with the Head-Clerk, whose daughter he married later. He took a long leave and stayed with his wife's parents till "PAULASEER" was born. The child was named after LAWRIE MUTHUKRISHNA, their great family friend. Thus the Name of that Divine Child came to be known as PAULASEER "LAWRIE" MUTHUKRISHNA.
3. LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN SAVED THE DIVINE CHILD:
When Shri. Lahari Krishna was born as a human child on this earth, simultaneously all THE HOSTS OF HEAVEN have also come down and act as "protective-forces" wherever the "Child" goes - Not that the Divine Child needed any protection from His own Creation, But, because He had to perfectly "ACT" the part of a normal human being. He blinds the eyes of people by making the "Nature" act (in His stead) in times of danger, and thus protects His own human body and also His true devotees the entire nature (the Sun, Rain, Wind, Lightening, Thunder etc.,) obey inplicitly any simple command from the Great Lord either through Word or thought!! That was why all the countless enemies of the Lord met with severe disaster when they "walked on the 'holy ground' where angels fear to tread"!
One day in Ceylon Mr. Rasaiah was sitting in an open place with his nine-months-old baby 'Lahari' Krishna on his lap. At this time, a Sinhalese (native of Ceylon) who had a long-time grievance against Mr. Rasaiah came to kill him with a knife. He advanced towards them with knife in hand saying: "I will kill both you and your child right with one stroke!". But as he came near them, quite unexpectedly a BRIGHT LIGHTENING (from the cloudless sky) struck him and he rolled on the ground screaming with fright and pain. He ran away as fast as his legs could carry him. The man who came to strike them was himself struck! He later came to Mr. Rasaiah and begged forgiveness for intending to kill them.
Mr. Rasaiah was fairly surprised at this "Divine Intervention" that protected his child. From that incident, he understood that this child was born for some great purpose and so he planned to thereafter bring him up in the fear of God.
4. WAVES OF THE SEA MOVED BACK IN FEAR:
A most spectacular thing in the life of Shri. Lahari Krishna (that proved His True Identity to the world) was that, right from His childhood all the "Forces of Nature" were making the surroundings and atmosphere conducive for Him wherever He went. The "Nature" serves the wishes of Shri. Lahari Krishna, thereby acknowledging that He is their Creator-God! No other human being on this earth has had this rare privilege. Here is an incident which will make you start thinking!
Mr. Rasaiah used to often take his son Lahari Krishna to the "Galle-Face-Green" Sea-shore in the mornings and evenings for prayer and meditation. On one such evening, while his dad was in deep meditation, the young five-year-old boy Lahari Krishna slowly got up and began walking into the sea. As He continued walking, the waves of the sea, on beholding THE DIVINE FEET of the young child moved back in fear (without over-flowing Him) thus permitting Him to proceed further.
When Mr. Rasaiah woke up from his meditations he was astounded to see his son walking right into the sea and the waves moving backwards! He immediately ran and carried back his son to the shore.
This incident clearly shows that the sea-waves understood who the 'Young Boy' was and dare not over-flow Him. All the 'Laws of Nature' are subject to Shri. Lahari Krishna.
5. NARROW ESCAPE FROM BEING RUN DOWN BY A SPEEDING CAR:
This incident happened during his school days. Once while Shri. Lahari Krishna was crossing the road in a bicycle, AN UNSEEN FORCE pushed him out and as he fell off the road with his bi-cycle, he saw a car whiz past him at break-neck speed and crashing to a stop. The 'Unseen Force' that pushed him off the road saved him at the nick of time (and there was no one else on the scene at that time!).
6. WOUNDED ON THE HEAD BY DEER'S ANTLERS:
Shri. Lahari Krishna has taken birth on this earth to prove to world as to how He alone can be God, eventhough Man!!! While all the other foolish-heads try to show themselves to be gods by hook or by crook, Shri. Lahari Krishna, just by leading a normal-human life, at the same time proves that He is that Eternal, Almighty God, which no one else can do! This is one of the spectacular characteristics of Shri. Lahari Krishna. Here is an incident which shows a normal accident; but the "Divine Cure" can never be comprehended even by the great physicians of the present day!
As a young boy, Shri. Lahari Krishna had an accident in which the ANTLERS OF A DEER, hanging at the entrance of their house dropped on his head while he was playing under it. The nail-sharp-horn drove so deeply into the skull that people thought it would certainly impair the mental balance of the boy. But what on earth can possibly harm this wonder-child?? To the great surprise of all, there was no ill-effect whatsoever even after the wound healed.
7. HEALED FROM TYPHOID WITHOUT MEDICINE:
Typhoid in those days was a dreaded disease as there was no drug to fight this infection. Strict dieting was the only prescription of doctors for this sickness and many succumbed to it. Shri. Lahari Krishna himself contracted typhoid and since he became critically ill, his dad (Mr. Rasaiah) had to be summoned owner by his wife.
At this time, one uncle of Shri. Lahari Krishna used to come daily and enquire about the boy's health (though not with good intentions, for he was daily expecting the boy's death, because, according to an astrological prediction, it was said that his epileptic-fits would disappear if his nephew Lahari Krishna expired). But to his utter disappointment this did not happen. Shri. Lahari Krishna's dad Mr. Rasaiah asked his son to surrender his life to serve God fully. When Shri. Lahari Krishna promised to do so, that night he saw a vision in which a glorious form in bright colour come down and light the lamp near him and saying, "You will live!". According to this promise, he was healed miraculously.
It may be interesting to note here that the vision of a glorious form lighting a lamp (candle) hear him is the fulfillment of a prophecy in the "Bible" (spoken through the same Spirit of Lord Lahari Krishna). Please refer Ps.18:28: "...FOR THOU WILT LIGHT MY CANDLE: THE LORD MY GOD WILL ENLIGHTEN MY DARKNESS".
8. SAVED FROM COBRA-BITE:
This incident will make the reader understand that God will stir up anybody whom He chooses in order to fulfil His purpose. One day a man and his wife came to Shri. Lahari Krishna's house and asked shelter for the night. Shri. Lahari Krishna offered them his room and slept on the floor in the front room. His father slept in the adjacent room. At dead of night, his father felt as if a rat nibble his hand and felt blood oozing out. He switched on the light, but as the light did not come, on, he switched on the light in Lahari Krishna's room and saw a cobra near Lahari's head. It was about to slip away when his father managed to kill it. But the rat-bite which awoke him at the dead of night could not be explained by anybody. But we hope the reader will understand through the Spirit of the Lord.
9. "INDEPENDENCE OF INDIA" ATTAINED THROUGH THE DIVINE COMMAND OF SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA:
Many people in India do not know a great secret which we are openly giving out now for the benefit of all. The people of India wrongly imagine that India gained Independence because of their mighty efforts. This is not the fact. Gandhiji was a great man who was raised by God Himself to preach AHIMSA (NON-VIOLENCE) SATYAGRAHA in India. He said: "Do no violence; God will give us the victory!!". He preached "Satyagraha" because he knew (vaguely) through God-given wisdom that God was already in the land of India as a "Young Man". The Britishers granted the Indians independence not because they could not bear the trouble; But, they left the country because they knew that God had come!! (Please note here that Shri. Lahari Krishna was born in 1921 and by the time of the 'Quit-India Movement' in 1942, He was a 21-years old youth!!). Shri. Lahari Krishna was the One who drove back the Britishers to their mother-land! Many do not know this great truth; because God was at that time hiding Himself among the people and fighting for His country! God was so concerned about INDIA, because it is the only country in the world which has a high spiritual heritage; and the 'Cream' of all God's children are found only in India. So God has to protect them at all costs.
In August, 1942, when the National leaders launched the "Quit-India" Movement against the Britishers, Shri. Lahari Krishna organised a big students-strike in his college and took the leadership himself. He could not tolerate the sight of a foreigner in those days. The police got orders to shoot the leaders of the strike. But the police-officer in charge to carry out the order was a foot-ball friend of Lahari Krishna. He intervened in that crucial moment and saved him. An arrest warrant was issued instead. He was about to be clamped in Jail when he escaped to Ceylon. He was identified because he had three names and using which he was able to slip away! He later came back to India in 1946.
We are giving these deep truths openly because the time has now come for the whole world to understand who Shri. Lahari Krishna is!!
10. THE MIRACULOUS MARRIAGE OF SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA:
The 'Miraculous Marriage' of KALKI-AVATAR, Shri. Lahari Krishna had already been prophecised by Sage Veda Vyasa about 10,000 years ago in "KALKI PURANA". It would therefore be very interesting to go through the details of this marriage. In those days, Shri. Lahari Krishna had firmly resolved in his mind that He would not marry (though he had not taken a vow) and so He became a "Yogi" for five years. But his parents were much concerned about the marriage problem of their son. Shri. Lahari Krishna himself had a "Vision" in which He saw "The girl" who was to be his wife, and he was on the look-out for that girl (Ebenezer Natchathiram). Veda Vyasa prophesied thus in Kalki Purana about the wife of "Kalki" (Please refer Chs.4 & 5 and 6): "The girl who is to become the wife of 'Kalki' is under the curse by which any man who sees her will become woman (that is, she will dominate men and humble them). But 'Kalki' says that he would marry that girl and see if He could be turned into a woman by her. The prophet indicates the dominating spirit of the wife of Kalki (Mrs. Ebenezer Natchathiram) and only Kalki will subdue her, because she is to be born in the Zodiac of dominant character under NUMBER ONE. But Kalki will dominate over her because He is the very LORD HIMSELF coming as the MAN KALKI. Exactly in fulfilment of this prophecy, the marriage of Shri. Lahari Krishna took place. In 1946, while going with his mother to a friend's house, he saw the girl (whom he had seen earlier in his vision) and enquired about that girl. His friend told him that she was his sister, but that she has made a vow that the first man who looks upon her should marry her at all costs--and therefore He (Lahari Krishna) should first agree to marry her before seeing her. Though this was a hard condition to agree Shri. Lahari Krishna consented to the marriage and a happy marriage took place in the 26th of May, 1946. From that time, Shri. Lahari Krishna says, his wife had been trying her best not to submit her will to Him but she could never suceed; and so finally submitted herself to her husband when God Himself intervened in her life!
11. SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA'S ELDEST SON DEVA-EVU HEALED FROM DIPHTHERIA:
Shri. Lahari Krishna's first son Deva-Evu was born in the Tamil month of Chittirai (May) and according to astrological calculations, it was predicted that the father would die before the child walk. So his people were greatly worried (not knowing who He really was!). Nothing however happened as anticipated by them and He (Lahari Krishna) falsified all the astrological predictions by His Super Power! At the age of Nine months, their first child DEVA-EVU LAWRIE was suddenly taken ill of diphtheria. He was so seriously ill that both the husband and wife made a vow to God saying that they would serve Him fully for the rest of their lives. The very next day to the amazement of the doctors, the child was healed perfectly!!
12. THE DIRECT CALL OF GOD:
For five years, Shri. Lahari Krishna was working in the Vellore Medical College Hospital in a most lucrative post as the Secretary to the General Superintendent and his wife was working as the Dietician in the same hospital. During these days, they had completely forgotten or overlooked the "Great Vow" they had made to God to serve Him fully when all of a sudden, Shri. Lahari Krishna was taken seriously ill of Diphtheria and the doctors told his wife that there was no possible chance of her husband recovering and that he would die that very night! Shri. Lahari Krishna's wife (Smt. Ebenezer Nakshatram Lawrie) was heart broken at hearing these words. She immediately went to her room and flung all her jewels and ornaments on the floor and cried to the Lord fervently saying: "Oh, Lord, please do not make me a widow at this young age! I promise to join with my husband and serve you as we had promised you. Please give back the life of my husband!". The Lord heart her prayers and assured her saying: "Serve and obey your husband!". She was so overjoyed that she thanked God and rushed to the hospital to see her husband. Meanwhile, that very night Shri. Lahari Krishna had one of the most unique experiences in His Life. Relating this incident in Shri. Lahari Krishna's own words: .... "That night I had a vision of a great train with a countless number of carriages full of dead bodies, maimed and sick people. Carriage after carriage with dead bodies were added. My soul came out of my body and I saw (THE LORD) and He spoke to my soul, "Do you remember the promise you made four years ago, when your son was suffering from the same disease?" (I said, "Yes Lord, I promised to serve you all my life with my wife in India. Then He asked me, "Have you done so?") I said "No". Then He commanded, "I require your entire life and your wife's too. Then I asked, "Lord, what about feeding my wife and three children?" The Lord replied, "Leave that to me. I will look after you all if you will believe me." In an awe-inspiring Voice (THE LORD) said: "Decide between these two - your life today or your promise that you will serve me fully with your house-hold." Then I wept and said, "Heal me Lord, we will serve thee forever!" The Lord healed me instantly. Then I saw a vision of a train with many cars and all compartments filled with living people of all colours and races; and the train was driven by a gruesome person (Satan). Compartment after compartment were being dropped off into a pit of fire. Then (THE LORD) put His arm on me and commissioned me and said: "SON, I am sending you to them. Do not bother if they listen or not. I WILL JUDGE THEM BY YOUR WORDS! I have blessed your right hand like the rod of Moses and will take you all over the world". Shri. Lahari Krishna was completely healed that night and was waiting for His wife: "My wife came the next day full of happiness and filled with the Holy Spirit, ready to follow (THE LORD). We both promised again that we would leave the job as soon as I was out of the hospital ward". Faithful to the promise Shri. Lahari Krishna resigned His most lucrative job, braving all the oppositions from his parents, friends and relatives. This happened on the 15th October, 1953. At this juncture a most important event took place in Shri. Lahari Krishna's life which is related below.
13. "TODAY YOU HAVE BECOME MY SON, I HAVE BECOME YOUR FATHER"!!
When Shri. Lahari Krishna decided to resign his job from the Vellore Medical Hospital, he had to face a lot of opposition from his parents, friends and relatives. But his wife stood firm with Him at this time and urged him to leave the job and not hesitate. Shri. Lahari Krishna then went to his boss and told him that He wanted to resign from his job. The boss was fairly shocked at hearing this and advised him repeatedly not to do so. But Shri. Lahari Krishna was firm; And after resigning his job, as he was shaking hands with his boss, suddenly from within himself proceeded a great rumbling noice (from his stomach) like an engine and a Voice spoke from within him: "TODAY YOU HAVE BECOME MY SON, I HAVE BECOME YOUR FATHER". This is one of the greatest experiences in the life of Shri. Lahari Krishna from whence He slowly began to reveal Himself (His true identity) to the world!!
14. ALL THE EVENTS OF A DAY FORETOLD BY THE LORD FULFILLED BY THE VERY LETTER:
Ever since resigning his job, Shri. Lahari Krishna was spending most of his time in meditations and reading the scriptures. Suddenly one day God spoke to Shri. Lahari Krishna in an audible voice and told him to take down on a piece of paper all the incidents that would take place during the next day. He told him how many visitors would come to his house and in what order. He even described the persons who would call on him and the exact moment they would turn up. Then God told him, "Finally, a lame pastor will come. He will invite you to give a message in his church. You go with him and I will bless you". The next day all the people came to their house as predicted by the Lord and finally the lame pastor turned up and invited Shri. Lahari Krishna to speak in his church. He gladly accepted the invitation and went there. There were about 25 people gathered to hear him and most of them dozed off during the sermon. His message to them brought great rivival in their lives. Shri. Lahari Krishna relates this incident to us so that we may understand clearly that nothing can happen in our lives without the plan of God; and only what He has planned will take place in our lives. So we have to have blind-faith on the Lord and not be looking for outward signs!
15. WITCHCRAFT ATTEMPTED ON SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA BY A MAGICIAN:
This incident will prove to the readers that no evil force can stand against the "Power of Lahari". One man by name Chella Asan, a native of Semponvillail, was a magician who after severe fastings got the contrl of goddess 'Pathra Kaali' and was able to produce currency, flowers, etc., miraculously. He challenged the true servants of God if they could do so. He also did witchcraft in many Hindu and Christian homes and thereby wrecked many families. Shri. Lahari Krishna one day came to his village to conduct meetings there. This magician (thinking that 'This Person' was an ordinary human being like others) wanted to try his 'powers' on Him. He approached Shri. Lahari krishna and began to ask Him a lot of questions from the Scriptures. That night, Shri. Lahari Krishna, along with his brother and a local pastor, went to pray for a sinking child. When it was a round twelve O' Clock in the night, as they were standing at a cross-road (a place where three roads meet) this magician began to send his evil force, 'Pathra Kaali' to attack Shri. Lahari Krishna. When the power came with a tremendous force to hit Him, suddenly Shri. Lahari Krishna went up six feet in the air and the two persons (who came along with him) were hanging on to Him on both sides. Simultaneously A GREAT FORCE from within Him attacked the evil power and defeated it; and a bright light from the Lord struck the magician. The evil force having failed in its attempt began strangulating his neck of Chella Asan and he began crying to Shri. Lahari Krishna for help. Shri. Lahari Krishna then descended, touched him and cast out the evil spirits from within him. Chella Asan, the magician was very thankful to Shri. Lahari Krishna for showing mercy on him and saving his life. Then he surrendered himself to the Lord and invited Him to his home.
16. FORTY DAYS OF FASTING DRINKING ONLY WATER:
During the days in Nagercoil, Shri. Lahari Krishna undertook a forty days fast. The fast was undertaken to drive a devil out of one hindu woman, Balammal. By the twenty-eighth day the devil left her. But Shri. Lahari Krishna continued the fast for the rest of the period. Soon after the fast, (when he was physically weak) while praying one night on the beach off Cape Comorin with a group, one person suddenly pounced on the then emaciate Shri. Lahari Krishna and strangled Him; but the person's attempt to kill Shri. Lahari Krishna failed when the other members of the group rushed in time and dragged him away.
17. THE WORDS THAT PROCEED FROM HIS MOUTH NEVER RETURNED BACK VOID: "I WILL BE IN SCOTLAND ONE WEEK BEFORE YOU"
This is a spectacular incident which describes the miraculous way in which Shri. Lahari Krishna made His first trip abroad. His wife had already seen two dreams of Shri. Lahari Krishna going abroad. Some days later quite unexpectedly Shri. Lahari Krishna received an invitation to attend an "International Conference on Divine Healing" scheduled to be held at Scotland. But Shri. Lahari Krishna had no money on his hands to go abroad neither did he have a passport. A Christian Organisation in India first decided to send Shri. Lahari Krishna as their representative to the Conference, but since he refused to abide by certain hard rules and stipulations laid down by the orgnisation, he was denied the chance to go and another man by name Devaraj was arranged to be sent by ship to the conference. But Shri. Lahari Krishna (on seeing their treachery) told the man who was to go in his stead: "One week before you arrive at Scotland, I shall be there". He just uttered these words at random having no money in his pockets. The people laughed him to scorn. But true to his words, certain events took place immediately which paved for His miraculous trip to the conference. It so happened that the son of the General Superintendent at the Christian Medical Hospital, Vellore (Shri. Lahari Krishna's one time boss) was seriously ill, suffering from a disease that caused profuse bleeding from different parts of the body. When Shri. Lahari Krishna prayed for the child, he was healed immediately. The Superintendent became very happy and said: "I will get you the pass-port; and also help book the ticket for you". Thus Shri. Lahari Krishna got an air-ticket and reached one week before the other man arrived there, exactly as He had spoken!! The ways of Shri. Lahari Krishna were always astounding and every second in His life is completely a "Life of Faith of God", depending on no human means whatsoever!!
18. SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA'S CAR TRAVELLED 50 KILOMETRES WITHOUT FUEL:
Thus Shri. Lahari Krishna travelled about to many places abroad by sheer "Faith" and He found that all His needs were being met miraculously by the power of God at the appropriate time. While in Holland, someone invited Him to preach at a place called De Hezenberg. Just as they reached the place, the engine of the car they were driving stalled. The owner of the car leaned back aghast and repeated: "This can't be! This can't be!". When Shri. Lahari Krishna asked him, "What can't be?", he explained that the car had no fuel to come that distance. He had forgotten to fill the tank on the way and the gas they started with could not have taken them more than 10 Kms, but they had covered nearly 50 Kms. By this incident Shri. Lahari Krishna reveals to the world the HE HIMSELF is the "Fuel" (Life-element) in all and there is no impossibility with Him!
19. WASHING THE DISHES OF ONE MRS. PLUG:
An unforgettable episode was Shri. Lahari Krishna's encounter with Mrs. Plug. She was the wife of a Dutch Reformed Church Minister. When Shri. Lahari Krishna called on her and said, "Sister, I come from India", she became very rude with Him and said: "Yes; lot of people come from India and they cheat us and leave. If you want to stay, you should wash all the dishes". Unquestionibly, He humbled Himself to a great extent and agreed to undertake the job. He used to clean hundreds of dishes every day, When His duty was over, He used to retire to His apartment and knelt down and prayed and was in meditation, at times all night long! One day, Mrs. Plug hapened to spy on this peculiar activities of this person. She was firmly convinced that Shri. Lahari Krishna was indeed a "Great Man of God"; and not like the other ordinary preachers who came for money. This opened him a vast field of work. He was thereafter invited to preach at a number of Dutch Reformed Churches and many other places! This incident should always be serve as a "Reminder" to the loyal devotees of Shri. Lahari Krishna; and they should learn to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, to be lifted by Him in due time! The very Lord Himself acted so humbly in order to teach us this great lesson on humility! All praise be to Lord Lahari Krishna!
20. "WHEN I WAS IN THIS WORLD I WAS NOT A WHITE MAN"!
Many people today are under the false notion that "Jesus" is a white man's God and that "Christianity" originated from the West. But this is not a fact. "Jesus" is like the sun. There is no white man's sun and black man's sun. He is common for all. By this unforgettable episode in America, Shri. Lahari Krishna reveals to the world "His True Identity" as a "BLACK MAN" and proves beyond doubt that God is not present in any of the present day man-made denominations and organisations! Once, while roaming about in the streets of New York, Shri. Lahari Krishna head some beautiful singing going on in a church, The Glad Tidings Tabernacle. Shri. Lahari Krishna walked right in and sat down to hear the music and singing. But to his surprise, no sooner had he entered in, heavy blows began falling on him and he was necked out by the white people. They said: "You black fellow! Get out! This is white man's church". Shri. Lahari Krishna was greatly offended at the rude behaviour of the so-called God's people. He was greatly dejected in heart and planned within Himself that when He returned back to India He would sling stones at every white man he spotted. So in the depressed and angry mood. He came to a park and sat on a stone bench there. Then suddenly he saw an unknown person coming up to Him and sitting beside him. The man asked him politely: "Sir, you seem to be very angry". Shri. Lahari Krishna replied: "Yes, I am very angry". Then that Unknown Person replied: "Why are you angry"? WHEN I WAS IN THIS WORLD, I WAS NOT A WHITE MAN!!. Thus saying THE MAN began to walk away very rapidly. Shri. Lahari Krishna (suddently getting a revelation) tried to catch hold of Him but that person soon disappeared into thin air! From that day onwards, Shri. Lahari Krishna began boldly preaching: "I am proud to be a black man, because my God is also a black man"! A few of the readers may not quite understand the meaning of this episode. We therefore advice you to prayerfully meditate on these things and God will surely open your understanding!!
21. VISION IN A BUS - DO NOT JOIN ANY MAN-MADE DENOMINATION:
While Shri. Lahari Krishna was in America, his wife and children were in India and they were undergoing a really hard period of poverty and training from God. At such a time Shri. Lahari Krishna was selected as the Indian Rperesentative to the world-wide Assemblies of God organisation. The Americans promised him huge amounts of money and great wealth, if He would join them. But they also made a strong stipulation that He should be under them (that is) under their control. (But as we know Shri. Lahari Krishna is the 'Supreme Controller of all!) He was contemplating as to what decision to make, while travelling in a bus. Suddenly a 'Vision' appeared before Him. This is a "Great Incident" which Shri. Lahari Krishna has repeated over hundreds of times in his sermons all over India! In that vision, He saw Himself naked without any cloths, trying in vain to cover His nakedness with his hands. All the people around were pointing at Him and laughing and making fun of Him. He became so desparate, not knowing what to do when suddenly He heard a Voice from Heaven which said: "My Son, BE CAREFUL THAT NO MAN TAKES AWAY YOUR GARMENT FROM YOU". The vision then disappeared. Shri. Lahari Krishna perfectly understood this vision and firmly decided not to join the "Assemblies of God" or any other man-made organisation as that would mean losing His "Garment of Righteousness"!!
22. MIRACULOUS MEETING WITH PROPHET BRANHAM IN AMERICA "THE WORD MEETS THE PROPHET IN THE WATERS"
While Shri. Lahari Krishna was at Homassa Springs, Florida, the Voice of God spoke to Him in an audible voice saying: "GO AND MEET MY PROPHET WILLIAM BRANHAM"!!! He was asked to meet a member of a family that was getting ready to visit the prophet and to join them. When Shri. Lahari Krishna reached the spot told by God, He found three cars getting ready to leave for Jeffersonville, Prophet Branham's place. Shri. Lahari Krishna therefore approached one of the men there (One Mr. Henry Avacola) and asked him: "Are you going to visit Prophet Branham? ". He replied: "Yes". Shri. Lahari then told him: "I am coming with you. God asked me to meet Prophet Branham and told me to go along with you". Mr. Henry Avacola was surprised to hear this. He said: "What? God spoke to you to go with us? It is impossible! We can't take you! Get away". Thus saying he shook his head so vehemently that he immediately got a cramp in his shoulder and began crying with pain. They carried him inside the house and called for the doctor. Shri. Lahari Krishna asked: "Can I pray for him? ". They replied: "Get away! We have cancelled the trip". But Shri. Lahari Krishna was adamant. He seated Himself on a stone in front of their house and was waiting for them to take him to Prophet Branham. Meanwhile the man (with the sprain in the neck) was screaming pitiably because the pain was increasing and the doctors could not heal him. Finally unable to bear the pain any longer they called for Shri. Lahari Krishna to pray for him. When Shri. Lahari Krishna stepped in and touched the man's neck he was healed immediately. They all became very happy and immediately consented to take Him along with them to meet the prophet. When they reached the prophet's place, there were thousands of people waiting (for months together) to meet the Prophet. Since Shri. Lahari Krishna was the only black man there, people said that He had no possible chance of meeting the prophet. **Some even said: that "the prophet may not be coming today, since he is conducting a meeting elsewhere". But Shri. Lahari Krishna firmly replied: "I will definitely see him today". Unexpectedly, to the great surprise, of all, Prophet Branham turned up that day, cancelling the meeting he was to attend. All the people were crowding to see the prophet. Shri. Lahari Krishna was sitting in a corner of the tabernacle when Prophet Branham came up on the dias and called out loudly , "LA-HA-RI"! This was a great shock to everyone since they both have never met each other before; and here the prophet was calling Shri. Lahari Krishna by Name! Later, they were separately closetted for more than an hour when the prophet revealed to Shri. Lahari Krishna, His coming ministry. He said: "You know, I have been waiting for you all these years. You will have a mighty ministry in India. The whole of India will come to your feet! Don't join any denomination but go back immediately to India".Then at the end of the service, the "GNANA DEEKSHA" Ceremony took place. And as Shri. Lahari KRishna was hesitating to take it from a white man, God told him that He has brought Him to the prophet to fulfil His Righteousness. As Shri. Lahari Krishna entered the waters to take the "Jnana-Diksha", the Prophet made the Great Statement saying, "THE WORD MEETS THE PROPHET IN THE WATERS ... IN THE WATERS" We feel the reader may now be able to clearly understand the real identity of Shri. Lahari Krishna as THE WORD - THE AKSHARAM - THE SUPREME PURUSHA Himself!!
PS: As Shri. Lahari Krishna was the Black Man, the Hotel Owners in Jeffersonville (and also in many parts of America), refused to give any room for him. He was forced to spend the day in a garage of an acquaintance.
23. TWO GIRLS HELP SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA WITH FOOD AND MONEY!
As instructed by prophet Branham, Shri. Lahari Krishna was planning to return back to India. But he did not have the necessary money and above all he was very hungry and tired. So he was just sitting in a hotel lobby waiting on the Lord. At this time two girls walked in smoking and sat opposite to him. Their painted faces and dress revealed their immoral life. They blew the smoke on Shri. Lahari Krishna's face. They asked him who he was, when he objected to their smoking. He told them, "I am a miss onary from India ". They softened on hearing that reply. They then ordered him some food and in parting they gave him an envelope containing 200 dollars. That money was exactly sufficient for him to pay for his plane ticket!
24. THE HUNDRED DOLLARS INCIDENT:
On one occassion in a Californian city while Shri. Lahari Krishna was preaching out on the streets, a Muslim challenged Shri. Lahari Krishna's statement that all His needs were miraculously met by God always. The man said: "I will hold out my hand. If your God now drops 100 dollars in my hand immediately, I will accept you as my Guru (Master) "! Shri. Lahari Krishna made a prayer. Just then a man came running from the opposite side of the street and dropped 100 dollars into the man's outstretched hand. The Muslim fell on his knees and accepted Shri. Lahari Krishna as his Guru. It appears that the man who gave the 100 dollars had a dream the night before in which he saw Shri. Lahari Krishna and the LORD told him to take 100 dollars and give it to him at that spot. Hence he had been waiting at that place, but on the other side of the road!
25. AIR-TRICKS PERFORMED FAILS BEFORE SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA:
While in America with another white man, Shri. Lahari Krishna happened to witness a man performing air-tricks with a small plane. All the people who were watching him from below were applauding and cheering him. The white man who was with Shri. Lahari Krishna told him, "See Sir, what wonderful tricks that man is doing up there! A black man can't do like that". Shri. Lahari Krishna just shook his head and said, "See, within half an hour's time that plane will crash and break to pieces"! Exactly in fulfilment of his word, the plane had an engine trouble and right before them crashed and was burnt! The man who came with Shri. Lahari Krishna began trembling and was very careful thereafter in moving with him. This incident clearly shows that no human being can boast in the presence of the Lord!
26. THE COBRA KNOWS ITS CREATOR
At one time in Shencottah, Shri. Lahari Krishna was a guest of a missionary there. As they were talking, someone came and reported that the water-pipe was blocked by something and there was no flow of water. They went out to see what could be done. Shri. Lahari Krishna took a long stick and prodded inside the pipe and felt something soft clogging the passage. As he could not pry this out, he put his hand inside to pull it out. It was something like a rubber to feel and Shri. Lahari Krishna tried repeatedly for quite some time in order to get hold of this object to pull it out but failed. The gardener who was watching this, put his hand in and dragged the object out, which turned out to be a cobra - a six footer - and it bit the gardener immediately. They killed the cobra, but the man (the gardener) died within a few hours. The question as to why the cobra did not bite Shri. Lahari Krishna (while he was prodding the reptile with his hand trying to catch it) can be answered now by the reader himself. The cobra knows its Creator!!
27. NO ONE CAN HARM THE BODY OF SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA - ANGEL AT THE RIGHT-HAND BEATING THE MAN:
Although the Lord Himself has now come down as an ordinary man (in human flesh) He is careful to see that no harm whatsoever comes to His human body. Many people who tried to harm "This Body", had learned great lessons in their lives (in the hard way). That is why the Lord has already warned people through the Scriptures saying thus: (Please refer Psalm. 105:14 - 15). "He suffered no man to do them wrong: Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; saying TOUCH NOT MINE ANOINTED, and do my prophets no harm"! Here is an incident of a person who on trying to hurt Shri. Lahari Krishna was himself hurt and that too very badly! On one occasion, when Shri. Lahari Krishna was preaching in a meeting a very strong and belligerent devil-possessed man came to the dais intending to beat Shri. Lahari Krishna. But only when he came closer did he realise his folly. He saw some bright form standing at the right hand of Shri. Lahari Krishna which immediately began to strike him with heavy blows. So all of a sudden the man started screaming in pain and cried: "Please, please stop beating me. I will not harm this person. Please forgive me". Thus saying he ran away as fast as his legs could carry him! (Such incidents have occurred many times in Shri. Lahari Krishna's ministry, exhibiting His Transcendental Glories!)
28. THE MIRACULOUS INCIDENT OF MEETING MARK BUNTAIN:
Once Shri. Lahari Krishna was called to attend an All-India Pentecost Convention and conference at Lucknow in North India. Many of the pastors who attended the conference got jealous of Shri. Lahari Krishna for the great impression He was creating among the delegates. Some of them (especially from South India) started to assassinate Shri. Lahari Krishna's character as a drunkard and a thief. One fellow even went to the extent of informing the police to keep a watch on Shri. Lahari Krishna's activities. From then onwards He was not given much opportunity to preach or to take part in other activities. So He walked out of the conference along with another preacher from Ceylon. Both had no money on them, and that being a far-off place, they had no hope of getting any financial help. After a while, that friend too left Shri. Lahari Krishna telling him that he was going to join some other group to get assistance. But Shri. Lahari Krishna (as His usual manner was) waited for the move of the Lord. A North-Indian woman came across his way and Shri. Lahari Krishna asked her for some direction in 'Hindi' language. Since he did not know Hindi properly, he has used a wrong word which actually turned out to be a bad word. That lady got very furious and came chasing after him to beat him. Shri. Lahari Krishna kept on running and finally came and stood at a cross-road (main Highway). Exactly at this very moment, a car came and stopped near in front of him. A foreigner at the wheel greeted him. Shri. Lahari Krishna was surprised to see a long-time acquaintance of his, at this place. He was Mr. Mark Buntain. He said that he had been looking for a chance to meet Shri. Lahari Krishna for a long time in order to give him some money and that he had not expected in the least to see Shri. Lahari Krishna here. So saying the man thrust some money into his pockets and went his way. This great incident is related here for the devotees of Lord Lahari Krishna to clearly understand that God can provide their needs in whatever place they may be or in whatever condition! All praise be to Lord Lahari Krishna, our Eternal Sustainer!!
29. PLANE CRASH AVERTED MIRACULOUSLY:
Once Shri. Lahari Krishna against HIS PERFECT WILL accepted to speak in a C.S.I. Church at Bangalore on a Christmas Day. He was flying in a plane from Madras. Soon after taking off, the plane developed engine trouble. The pilot warned the passengers of a crash landing in case he could not take them back to Madras. A few seats away from Shri. Lahari Krishna was a German Missionary lady Mrs. Goebels, from Switzerland. She enquired of Shri. Lahari Krishna where he was going and on what business. Shri. Lahari Krishna told her of his engagement as the main speaker in a C.S.I.Church. On hearing this, the lady immediately got angry and shouted: "How can you do that? You are not supposed to do that according to the word (Scriptures). The plane is in trouble because of you!". Pricked in the heart by these words, Shri. Lahari Krishna immediately changed his mind not to go for the present programme and hereafter never to attend any such denominational meetings. Just as He did this, within a few moments, the intercom conveyed the message of the pilot that the trouble was under control but they were heading back to Madras for checking and refuelling. On reaching Madras there was a radio message from Bangalore awaiting Shri. Lahari Krishna, enquiring whether He would be available for speaking or not. He declined abruptly and went His way. This incident is one of the 'Lilas' of the Lord acted out so perfectly in order to raise the faith of His devotees to a very high standard! Already you would have come across many 'Lilas' of this type; and there are yet many others to follow!!
30. THE FIFTY GOSPELS INCIDENT:
One day, God told Shri. Lahari Krishna to take 50 Gospels and catch the train bound for a certain destination. So he boarded the train carrying the gospels and did not even know where He was being sent. When the train halted at a station, a wedding party of about 50 people got into the compartment. A middle-aged woman came and sat near Shri. Lahari Krishna. As the train moved, this woman started to shiver with frenzy and screamed that she was possessed of a goddess which would be leaving her that day. When Shri. Lahari Krishna questioned her what the matter was, she again said: "I have a goddess in me and that goddess is telling me that she will be leaving me today". When she was kicking up a tantrum, Shri. Lahari Krishna commanded the demon to get out of the body! Immediately she fell down unconscious. Everyone crowded around the woman in amazement. After a few moments, she got up completely sane. Fear fell on all the passengers, who took the gospels from him and thanked him and promised to follow God in their everyday lives!
31. MOCKERS PUT TO SHAME - INCIDENT OF THE FIRST CLASS TICKET:
Once, when Shri. Lahari Krishna was in Vellore, he wanted to go to Madras, but he had no money to buy the ticket. It was very important that he should go that day. With full faith that His needs would be met by God, he went to the Railway Station. There He met a paster and certain others who were also going to Madras. The pastor knowing Shri. Lahari Krishna's predicament started cracking jokes at him saying: "You say you trust God, but you have no money for train fare". They then bought third class tickets (for themselves) and got into the train. Shri. Lahari Krishna was just standing there. The train was about to push off within five minutes. A first class ticket passenger was about to board the train. Suddenly some of his relatives rushed to him and asked him to return home on some urgent business. So this passenger came near Shri .Lahari Krishna and asked, "Anyone going to Madras"? Shri. Lahari Krishna answered, "I am going". The man hastily handed over the ticket to him and told him not to pay for it. Shri. Lahari Krishna then looked at those who mocked at him and shouted: "Hey! I am coming by First Class"!
32. RAT WHICH CAUSED DISTURBANCE REMOVED FROM THE SCENE:
Shri. Lahari Krishna and His group were once conducting a meeting at a place called Chingamputur of Kanyakumari District, South India. Temporarily they were put up in a house where they could retire late in the night after the meetings. They could not get proper sleep at this place because of a rat which frisked about here and there and disturbed the night. They tried to get his pest away but every time it returned five minutes after they went to the bed. The only thing that was left to them was to tell God, "Lord, remove this nuisance from here, as we can't sleep". Before they could finish the sentence, they saw a cat pouncing on the rat and carrying it away. From where the cat materialised is again a mystery. It just came off from the corner!
33. BONE STRETCHED WHEN TOUCHED BY SHRI. LAHARI KRISHNA:
One Miss. Alexander of Madras came