Sathya Sai Baba Lilas On River Beds In India – Part 1

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Sathya Sai Baba Lilas On River Beds In India

Name the fruit – It’s there!
The Raja of Venkatagiri was from the royal family that once ruled over Venkatagiri near the temple town of Tirupati. He was one of the privileged few who came to Sathya Sai Baba when He was in His twenties. The Raja was a prince of the old school. A well built man of stately physique, he was educated in England, mixed in international social circles, hunted big game and played polo. He had a princely demeanour, and the manners and speech of an English gentleman. Yet in religious matters he was a very orthodox Hindu. The Raja and members of his family have over the years experienced wonderful miracles of Baba. Here are two of them recorded by Howard Murphet:

The Raja’s second son was one of a party of men driving along with Baba by car from Madras to Puttaparti on one occasion. Not far from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh they stopped to have a picnic by the roadside.

After they had eaten the main course, Baba asked what fruit they would like for a dessert. They proved to be a very difficult party; one asked for a mango, another for an apple, a third for an orange, and the fourth for a juicy pear.

“You’ll find them all on that tree over there,” Baba said, pointing to a wild tree growing nearby.

They rushed to the tree full of excitement, for they had learned that anything was possible with Baba. Sure enough on one branch of that wild tree hung the fruits they had named – a mango, an apple, an orange and a pear. They plucked them and declared that the flavours were of rare excellence.

Reference: “Sai Baba: Man of Miracles” by Mr. Howard Murphet. Page: 156-158 (paperback edition, 1972). Published by Macmillan India Ltd.

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