How Sathya Sai Baba blessed His Devotee In Her Last Moments

Sathya Sai Blessing

Sathya Sai Blessing

How Sathya Sai Baba blessed His Devotee In Her Last Moments

Throughout the 1940s, and for much of the 1950s, Sathya Sai Baba would frequently go into a trance signifying a journey out of His body to save a devotee in danger or, in some rare cases, to bless a fortunate soul with Divine Darshan during its final moments on the earthly plane. Prof. Kasturi says, “On such occasions, symbolic of death, destruction and the end of the temporary and the evanescent, sacred vibhuti issues from the mouth of the body that Baba leaves behind in order to proceed to the death-bed.” Prof. Kasturi cites the following example:

At about 5.20 p.m. on November 15th 1958, Sathya Sai Baba was reading a letter aloud to some people around Him, when suddenly He exclaimed, “Ha!” and fell to the floor. The body was still for ten minutes, then it appeared to cough. Puffs of vibhuti were coming from the mouth, shooting out to a distance of more than a foot and a half. At 5.35 pm., having been unconscious for fifteen minutes, He resumed the reading where He had left off, quite naturally and showing no signs of exhaustion.

When requested, He told the devotees where He had been – the town of Dehra Dun in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the foothills of the Himalayas. There, He said, the mother of a doctor, quite well known in the ashram, had just passed away. Baba had gone to help her through the time of transition, which was about 5.30 p.m.

He also remarked that the doctor, her son, was present at the woman’s death in Dehra Dun, and that people were singing bhajans in the room there. He further described how the old lady had at the end announced to everybody: “This is my last breath”, and then expired.

Two days later, on November 17th, a letter came to Sai Baba from the doctor whose mother had died. He wrote, “My mother drew her last breath on Saturday, at 5.30 p.m. We were doing bhajan during her last hours as per her wish. She was remembering You constantly.”

Reference: “Sai Baba: Man of Miracles” by Mr. Howard Murphet. Page: 139. (paperback edition, 1972). Published by Macmillan India Ltd.</blockquote