What's in a Name? Why Nine Divine Coins?

Perhaps you are asking yourself how we came to the name of Nine Divine Coins?

It unfolded something like this… 

The four of us (Lisa, Suzie, Ellen and Mata) each had separate ideas about starting an online website. Some of us wanted to focus on healers and their skills, while others wanted to have products for sale. It was nearly a year ago when we were sitting around causally talking, that we realized it would be great to combine all of our ideas and skills to create this dream. Even though our ideas were all a little different, we were all open to seeing how it morphed into something solid. Once we set the general idea for our website, we met to work out our name.

We’re all spiritual characters and wanted a name with a beautiful vibration and a meaningful purpose. So we began throwing out words and phrases and checked how they resonated with each of us. It took about 4 hours of coffee, snacks, and brainstorming when we collectively came up with Nine Divine Coins.  We all agreed that it was a fit! But why Nine Divine Coins?

Nine Divine Coins is an actual set of coins, and part of the spiritual tradition of Shirdi Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai Baba ( b.1838 - d.1918 ) was a great master disguised as a beggar and lived under a tree outside the small village of Shirdi, India. It took a while for the villagers to accept him as a great Saint. But one woman in particular, Laxmibai Shinde, secretly cared for Baba from the very beginning. She knew he was a Divine soul and would sneak him food and water. She took care of him even as his popularity grew, she was a super special devotee (student). As Shirdi Sai Baba was dying he presented the 9 coins to Laxmibai, explaining that each one of the coins represents a quality that a devotee should have. Here is the list of the qualities:

  1. Absence of Egoism 
  2. Absence of Jealousy
  3. Untiring Service
  4. Absence of Worldly Desires
  5. Complete Faith in Guru
  6. Peaceful Nature
  7. Desire to Know the Truth
  8. Absence of Envy
  9. Refraining from Boasting and Finding Fault in Others

These coins are currently cared for by Laxmibai’s granddaughter in Shirdi, and before the pandemic they were on tour for Baba’s devotees to see.

Nine Coins Alter, 2016 Nine Coins Laxmibai's Granddaughter

 

For the four of us, the link to Shirdi Sai Baba came through our Guru, Sri Swami Kaleshwar ( b.1973 d. 2012). Sri Kaleshwar’s guru was Shirdi Sai Baba, so naturally he is part of our spiritual lineage and is very dear to us. 

The actual images you see in the logo are not the coins, but 2 yantras from the ancient palm leaf books. These yantras have a deep mystical meaning which would take a while to explain. Our training as healers also comes from the ancient palm leaf books, and are also deeply mystical. But now is not the time to elaborate on it.

So this is a little picture of how we came to the name. There really is much more to say, but I want to keep it simple for now.  Please write any questions or comments below.

Thank you for visiting Nine Divine Coins

 Shirdi sai Baba with a few of his devotees