Sathya Sai Baba Miracle Pictures February 2009

Sathya Sai Baba Miracle Pictures February 2009
Click On Thumbnail To Enlarge

Sathya Sai Baba Miracle Pictures February 2009

Sathya Sai Baba Miracle Pictures February 2009

From time to time,Swami gives us something called a visiting card. In simple worlds, he manifests a miracle. Swami often says that miracles are for ‘nidarshana’ i.e establishing divinity and not for ‘pradarshana’ i.e exhibition. He points out the role of a miracle in the overall scheme of his plan: first chamatkar, a miracle. Then sanskar, or refinement. Next comes, paropakar, or selfless service and finally saakshaatkaar or the ultimate vision of the Divine. That is, He attracts us through the miracles, refines our hearts and minds with His teachings, and prods us along the path of selfless service which leads us to self realisation.

Swami is like the doctor who gives us the visiting card. There is no use glancing at the card and praising its beauty and expressing awe at the credentials of the doctor. One has to approach him, get diagnosed, take the prescription, follow it and get cured of the disease!

Om Sai Ram


How Sathya Sai Baba Materializes And Brings Forth Lingas From His Mouth

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

How Sathya Sai Baba Materializes And Brings Forth Lingas From His Mouth

During the festival of Maha Shivaratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, Sathya Sai Baba usually performs the sacred miracle of Lingodbhavam, the emergence of the Linga (an ellipsoid object symbolizing divinity) from Him. Howard Murphet, who had the privilege of witnessing the event from close quarters, gives a detailed account of this awe-inspiring miracle in his book “Sai Baba: Man of Miracles” thus:

I had been told that every year, one or more Shivalingams have materialised in Sathya Sai Baba’s body at this sacred period of Shivaratri. He ejects the lingams through His mouth for all to observe. They are always hard, being made of crystal clear or coloured stone and sometimes of metals like gold or silver.

At six o’clock Sai Baba, accompanied by a small group of disciples, came onto the Shanti Vedika and soon after that the speeches began. It was about eight-thirty, powerful electric lights illuminating the group on the platform, when Sai Baba rose to His feet. First He sang a sacred song in His sweet celestial voice that touches the heart. Then He began His discourse speaking, as He always does on such public occasions, in the Telugu tongue.

On the platform Mr. Kasturi was busy making notes of the address which would be published later in both Telugu and English. Sai Baba’s eloquence had been flowing in a steady stream for some half-hour when suddenly His voice broke. He tried again but only a husky squeak came. Bhajan leaders among the devotees, knowing what was happening, immediately gave voice to a well-known bhajan and then the great crowd joined in.

Baba sat down and drank from a flask of water. Several times He tried to sing, but it was impossible. Now He began to show signs of real pain. He twisted and turned, placed His hand on His chest, buried His head in His hands, plucked at His hair. Then He sipped some more water and tried to smile reassuringly at the crowd.

Some men around me were weeping unashamedly and I myself felt a flow of tenderness towards the being suffering there before us. I could not grasp the full significance of the event that caused the agony, nor perhaps could most of the great crowd watching, but to understand a thing with the mind is one matter and to feel its meaning in the bones and blood is another. Inwardly I felt that I was sitting at the very heart of something profoundly significant to mankind.

So, instead of blurring my eyes with the tears of sympathy, I kept them fixed on Baba’s mouth; my whole attention was glued to that point so that I would not miss the exit of the lingam.

After about twenty minutes, I was rewarded. I saw a flash of green light shoot from His mouth and with it an object, which He caught in His hands cupped below. Immediately, He held the object high between His thumb and forefinger so that all could see it.

A breath of profound joy passed through the crowd. It was a beautiful green lingam, and certainly much bigger than any ordinary man could bring up through his throat. Sai Baba placed it on the top of a large torch so that the light shone through its glowing emerald-like translucency. Then, leaving it there, He retired from the scene.

Mr. Kasturi, who had been present on the platform of the Shanti Vedika when it was produced, described it thus later, in print: “An emerald lingam, three inches high and fixed on a pedestal five inches broad that had formed itself in Him (Baba), emerged from his mouth to the unspeakable joy and relief of the huge gathering.”

Reference: “Sai Baba: Man of Miracles” by Mr. Howard Murphet. Page: 43-49 (Paperback Edition). Published by Macmillan India Ltd, 1972.

How Sathya Sai Baba ‘Re-Charged’ The Badrinath Shrine

Sathya Sai Blessings

Sathya Sai Blessings

How Sathya Sai Baba ‘Re-Charged’ The Badrinath Shrine

In June-July 1961, Sathya Sai Baba toured North India and visited many holy shrines in Haridwar, Srinagar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Nainital. The purpose of the visit, in Baba’s own words, was to “charge the exhausted spiritual batteries of the temples”. Prof. N. Kasturi who was among the fortunate few who accompanied Baba on this trip recounts the astounding events that took place when they visited the shrine at Badrinath:

The visit to Badrinath was first mooted by Sathya Sai Baba in 1958, at a Bhajan session held on the sands of the Chithravathi. He said then that He would take the Bhakthas (devotees) to the place where He was doing Tapas (penance) and everyone present there was wonder struck, for that was the first time they had ever heard of Tapas, associated with His earthly career.

Every one until then was convinced that Baba indulged in no Tapas, here or anywhere, corporeally or extra-corporeally! But by the time the tour ended they had understood the actual import of Swami’s statement and the great significance veiled in it.

Once the visit became a certainty, plans were ready and the party fixed, before the end of May. Since the pilgrimage to Badrinath involved a week long journey by train and bus and an exhausting climb of about 20 miles, Baba chose only a minute fraction of the hundreds of devotees who prayed to be given the chance to join Him.

Baba greeted the fortunate few with His Darshan at the Ethiraja Kalyana Mantapam, Alwarpet, Madras (now Chennai) on the 7th day of June, 1957 and sent them by train to Delhi, where He promised to bless them personally, since He proposed to fly to the Capital, the very next day.

The train reached Delhi about six hours late and when the hungry, tired and distracted devotees arrived at last, they found Baba shedding cool comfort and consolation and strength by His Smile and His Motherly attention.

The next day, at Hardwar, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Dr. B. Ramakrishna Rao, joined Baba, for he too had planned a visit to Badrinath. On 11th June, Baba and His Excellency attended the evening Arati to Gangamatha at the Brahmakund; the vast assemblage of pilgrims got the Darshan of Baba at that holy spot; Baba blessed the priests and Archaks with the Vibhuti that He materialised and He sprinkled the sacred waters of the Ganges on those around Him.

That night, Baba called together the devotees who were to accompany Him to Badri and reminded them of the rare privilege that they had won. “You have the good fortune of proceeding with the Manifested Form to the Unmanifested Form whereas usually, people pray to the Unmanifested Form, immanent in the idol, to manifest itself before their eye, so that they might win the fruit of their Sadhana.” He declared.

The chosen few were thrilled with joy at the revelation. He then described in great detail the sacred shrine to which He was leading them, as if He knew every nook and corner of the holy area. When He disclosed that Narayana was there depicted as in Tapomudra, as doing penance, and explained that it was called Badarikasram on account of this, the devotees began to see light, and the doubt that assailed them on the Chitravati sands three years ago about Sathya Sai Baba and Tapas melted away in a blaze of joy.

Baba spoke also of the subsidiary shrines in and around Badrinath and also of certain unknown aspects of its sacredness. For example, no guidebook has published the information that Sankaracharya brought from Kailash five Lingams and that he installed one each at Badri, Puri, Sringeri, Dwaraka and Chidambaram, but Baba revealed this fact that night. Baba planted in every heart the pilgrim mood of prayer of brotherhood and loving service.

Prof. Kasturi in “Sathyam Shivam Sundaram” explains day-wise details of their journey from the 7th of June. But now, let’s go to the heart of the story, the 17th of June:

The 17th was in fact the day of days, the day selected by Baba for re-infusing spiritual efficacy, for charging the run-down battery.

During the morning Abhishekam at the shrine, Baba who was sitting facing the idol materialised a beautiful four-armed Narayana Idol, with Sankha Chakra Gada and Padma (conch, wheel, mace and lotus), and idol of supreme craftsmanship.

Then, in a trice, He created a Golden Lotus, a thousand petalled one, beautiful beyond all imagination. We all wondered why the Lotus appeared; but, before our wonder could find expression in a gasp, Baba waved His hand again.

This time there was a Lingam in His palm, evidently the same that Sankaracharya had planted in the stone cavity over which the Narayana idol was placed inside the Badri Shrine. This last He placed in the centre of the Lotus and both the Lotus and Idol placed on a silver plate appeared to have been made for each other.

There were large groups of pilgrims pressing to enter the tiny hall before the shrine. In order that they might have access, Baba proposed to ‘charge the battery’ (revitalise the Lingam with spiritual energy) at the Gujarat Dharmasala where the party stayed.

There Baba directed bhajans to be done and while the praise of Narayana was being sung, He rose from the floor, saying, “Now we shall consecrate this Lingam again”.

‘The process of recharging’, Sri Kasturiji writes in Loving God, ‘which over two hundred witnessed, was most exhilarating’. He showed the Lingam to every one, bringing It Himself near each person, and pointing out to all the translucence of the material and the form of an Eye, that was mysteriously incorporated inside it! He called it the Nethralingam from Kailash.

He drew the devotees’ attention to the Eye that could be clearly seen inside it, the black shining retina on the white background and the tapering end with the lids both upper and lower. When Baba turned the Lingam to right or left, the eye seemed to roll in the same direction. “Has everyone seen it?” He asked. “If you haven’t, come here”, He invited. “For, it has to go back to where Shankaracharya placed it,” He announced.

Then, while Badrinath echoed with Bhajans sung by devotees, Baba rose with a silver pot in His Hand a pot that had come into His palm when He willed. He came near the table where the Silver plate with the Lingam on the Lotus was visible to all. He said, The pot contained holy water from the Gangotri, the spring in which the Ganga is born. He released His finger from under the pot and, lo! a hole was formed there to allow a stream to fall on the Lingam as ‘Abhishekha’ (ceremonial bath of the idol). The pundits and priests recited Vedic hymns prescribed for the rite.

After Abhishekha, next was Puja (ritual worship). Baba materialised for the Puja 108 Bilva Leaves (considered sacred for worship of Lord Shiva) made of gold; they fell in a scintillating shower from His Divine Hand on to the silver plate beneath! Again, the Hand was waved!

This time, the shower consisted of a heap of “Thumme” (Leucas Linifolia) flowers, with the dew still fresh upon them, tiny bits of fragrant fluff, plucked with care from a hundred little tropical plants!

These dew-dipped thumme flowers with which devotees at Puttaparthi worship Baba are generally found only on the balding hills and dry plains of South India. The Puja was performed, on behalf of all present, by Dr. B. Ramakrishna Rao, while appropriate Manthrams like Rudram, Narayana Suktham and Purusha Suktham were being recited all the while by the devotees.

Baba then declared, “Now, the Lingam will return,” and the Netralingam was sent back into the secret niche where it was installed by Sankaracharya 1200 years ago. When it suddenly disappeared, Baba explained to the devotees that the purpose for which it was drawn out had been fulfilled with the completion of the ritual aforesaid.

It had been charged with immense potency and the Temple consecrated anew by the Manifested form Himself.

1) “Sathyam Shivam Sundaram”, Vol-I by Prof. N Kasturi. Page: 221-226. Published By Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam.
2) “Living God” by Prof. N Kasturi. Published By Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam.

Dr. Michael Goldstein’s Golden Shiva Lingam 2008

Dr. Michael Goldstein’s Golden Shiva Lingam 2008
Towards the end of the 21 July 2008 – Sri Sathya Sai World Education Conference, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba materialised a Linga in golden colour to the delight of one and all. It was at the end of the world Conference that Bhagawan announced that the same would be presented to Dr. Michael Goldstein, Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation and member of the Prashanti Council. Bhagavan asked to announce that the Linga would grow in size and the water from its abhisheka could be served to sick people. The day after the lingam was created, Sathya Sai Baba materialized vibuthi and poured it on the lingam.

(Click On Thumbnails To Enlarge)

Michael Goldstein’s Lingam From Sathya Sai Baba

Michael Goldstein’s Lingam From Sathya Sai Baba

Goldstein Golden Lingam 1

Goldstein Golden Lingam 1

Goldstein Golden Lingam 2

Goldstein Golden Lingam 2

Goldstein Golden Lingam 3

Goldstein Golden Lingam 3 Vibuthi Abhishekam

Goldstein Golden Lingam 4

Goldstein Golden Lingam 4

Goldstein Golden Lingam 5 Vibuthi

Goldstein Golden Lingam 5 Vibuthi Abhishekam

Gold Lingam For Dr Michael Goldstein

Gold Lingam For Dr Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein Shiva Lingam

Michael Goldstein Shiva Lingam

July 21st 2008

Sai Students: All of a sudden, waving His hand, Swami materialised a huge golden Lingam. The lingam was awesome by its sheer size alone! He handed it over to Dr. Goldstein with some instructions. He asked for a cover and wrapped the lingam in the cover. He told him to perform the Abhishekam or the holy bath for the diety. Promising further instructions later, Swami displayed the lingam for all the eager devotees to have a look at. There were gasps and shrieks. It is true that in highest happiness, man does not know how to react. The mixture of spontaneous reactions was something that must have been seen and heard to be truly experienced! Blessing all the devotees, Swami accepted Aarati and returned to His residence at 7.30 pm while prasadam was distributed.

July 22nd 2008

Sai Students: At the end of His Discourse, He went to the interview room briefly, and returned with Dr. Goldstein in tow. Swami took the lingam that He had given to Dr. Goldstein last evening and displayed it to everyone. He then created vibhuti and sprinkled it on the lingam, and it was the perfect Abhishekam. He again created some more of the holy Vibhuti and asked Dr. Goldstein to immediately put all of it into his mouth. He announced that He’s giving the lingam to Dr. Goldstein for him to distribute the water from washing the lingam to those who are unwell. There was thunderous claps and joyous shouts of Jaijaikars as Swami said that. He then asked for the evening’s cultural programme to begin.

Also see:
Sai Baba Of India – Pictures Of Golden Lingam Given To Michael Goldstein
Sri Sathya Sai World Conference on Education Coverage

Sri Sathya Sai World Education Conference 2008

Composite Shiva Linga

Composite Shiva Linga

Monday, July 21, 2008
This morning, the morning plenary session of the Education conference was to be held in the Sai Kulwant Hall, so the Bhajans did not commence at 9 o’clock. Bhagawan arrived at 10.30 in His chair, and when He reached the stage, Prof. David Gries, the Zone I chairman of the Sathya Sai Organisation, introduced the speakers. Dr. Tom Scoville, Dr. B. G. Pitre, Dr. Dalton de Souza Amorim and Sri Srinivasan Srirangarajan were the speakers for the morning, representing the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation and the Sri Sathya Sai University. They spoke on the techniques and impact of Sathya Sai Education, with illustrative anecdotes. Bhagawan accepted Arati after the speeches and returned to His residence at noon.

The delegates for the conference gathered at various venues in the Ashram for their respective post-lunch sessions and returned to the Sai Kulwant Hall for the afternoon plenary session. Bhagawan arrived in His chair and moved to the interview room after four o’clock. At 4.30 pm, the speeches for the afternoon commenced. Mr. Victor Krishna Kanu, Mr. Jeremy Hoffer, Mr. M. K. Kaw and Sri Sanjay Mahalingam spoke on the inspiration and activities of the Sathya Sai Education programme. Bhagawan then graciously consented to speak to the delegates.

Bhagawan took the sheet of questions posed by the delegates and clarifications desired by them, and reading out the questions one by one, answered them for an hour till 6.30 pm. Swami stressed on the need for parents to take proper care of their children, and for the children to love, obey and respect their parents. The students sang Bhajans for 10 minutes after Bhagawan’s Discourse while the delegates moved out from the centre of Sai Kulwant Hall to make way for the devotees from the CIS (former USSR) who were to make a musical presentation. Bhagawan returned to the stage after a brief visit to the interview room and the music program began with a brief introduction. Songs from Russia, Georgia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and so on kept the packed hall enthralled with their catchy tunes and lively beat. After their half-hour programme, Swami asked them to sing one more song, so they sang the popular “Kalinka” and had the audience clapping all through. Bhagawan interacted with the organisers, and then, waved His hands to materialise a large golden lingam. Wrapping it in a small bag, He handed it over to Dr. Goldstein with some instructions. Blessing all the devotees, Bhagawan accepted Arati and returned to His residence at 7.30 pm while prasadam was distributed.

The Book Trust website has a report with images.

Sunday, July 20, 2008
Bhagawan opened the Sai Vidya Jyothi Educare exhibition this morning at 11 o’clock – the Book Trust website has a report with images.

The Sri Sathya Sai World Education Conference 2008 was inaugurated this afternoon. Bhagawan arrived in Sai Kulwant Hall in His chair after four o’clock, and when He came onstage, He lit a lamp to begin the proceedings. Dr. Michael Goldstein spoke first, followed by Sri. V. Srinivasan. Their introductory remarks for forty minutes was followed by Bhagawan’s Discourse at 5.20 pm. Swami spoke for fifty minutes, mentioning at the end that within twenty to thirty years, the whole world will be one, united in love.

The Saisymphony orchestra was to perform next. The centre of Sai Kulwant Hall was cleared and the musicians arranged their places there, with more than seventy-five instruments. Bhagawan returned to the stage after visiting the interview room, and the musical session began just before 6.30. After forty minutes of the symphony, Bhagawan accepted Arati and returned to His residence as prasadam was distributed.

Curtesty RadioSai Prashanti Bulletin

Composite Sai Baba Linga

Composite Sai Baba Linga

Sathya Sai Lingodbhava – Mystery Of The Shiva Lingam

Sathya Sai Shiva LingumsSathya Sai Shiva LingasSathya Sai Shiva Lingams

Sathya Sai Lingodbhava – Mystery Of The Shiva Lingam
Historical Background Of Lingodbhava by Professor N. Kasturi:

“Until 1956, the Shivaratri all-night vigil and Bhajan could be held in the Prayer Hall itself. Sai Baba sat on the silver chair placed on over a tiger skin on a low platform. When the slower hand of the clock hovered near eight, the Linga or Lingas indicated the desire to emerge and Baba showed signs of physical struggle to smoothen their way out. Year after year, 1 have stood on His left, holding silver jug of water. Seshagiri Rao stood on the right with a silver plate to receive the Linga as it fell out. At predetermined moments, proceeding through the gullet, the Linga presented itself for public view and personal use. One year eleven Lingas emerged in a row, one behind the other. Another year, there were nine. He has given Me one of the nine. It is worshipped with Mantras prescribed in the scriptures. The Linga miracle does happen annually on every Shivaratri day wherever Baba happens to be.” (Prof Kasturi, SS, 3/99, p.81)

Sathya Sai Baba: Meaning Of The Lingam (Lingham – Lingum):

“Just as OM is the ‘sound symbol’ of God, the Linga is ‘form symbol’ or visible symbol of God – the most meaningful, the simplest and the least endowed with appendages of attributes. The Linga means, that in which this Jagat (world of change) attains Laya or mergence or dissolution (Leeyate). All forms merge in the Formless at last. Shiva is the Principle of Destruction of all names and forms, of all entities and individuals. So, the Linga is the simplest sign of emergence and mergence.” (Sai Baba, SS, 3/99, last cover page)

Different Types Of Shiva Lingas – Siva Stones:

  • Hiranyagarbha / Hiranya-Garbha Linga
  • Sada-Shiva Lingam
  • Netra-Lingham
  • Narmada or Narmadeshwar Lingum
  • Jyotir-Linga
  • Jnana-Lingam
  • Atma Lingham
  • Angushta-Maatram Lingum
  • Anda-Pinda Linga
  • Aahtaloha Lingam
  • Vaidurya Lingham
  • Spatika Lingum
  • Padara Linga
  • Trapu Lingam
  • Ayasa Lingham
  • Seesa Lingum
  • Ashtadhtu Linga
  • Navanita Lingam
  • Durvakadaja Or Garika Lingham
  • Karpura Lingum
  • Ayaskanta Linga
  • Mouktika Lingam
  • Suvarana Lingham
  • Rajita Lingum
  • Pittala Or Kamsya Linga
  • Bhamsa Lingam
  • Guda Lingam Or Sita Lingham
  • Vamsankura Lingum
  • Pishta Linga
  • Dhadhidhugdha Lingam
  • Dhanya Lingham
  • Phala Lingum
  • Dhatri Linga
  • Gandha Lingam
  • Pushpa Lingham
  • Gosakru Lingum
  • Valuka Linga
  • Yavagodhumasalij Lingam
  • Sitakhanda Lingham
  • Lavana Lingum
  • Tilapista Linga
  • Netra-Lingam
  • Bana Lingham
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga
  • Bhoomi Lingum
  • Jala Linga
  • Agni or Thejo Lingam
  • Vayu Lingham
  • Akasha Lingum
  • Yajamana Linga
  • Chandra Lingam
  • Surya Lingham
  • Sthira Lingum
  • Ardhanarishwara Linga
  • Chaturmukhalingam
  • Amarnath Lingham

The Twelve jyotirlingas are:

  1. Somnatha
  2. Mallikarjuna
  3. Mahakala
  4. Omkara
  5. Kedara
  6. Bhimshankara
  7. Vishvanatha
  8. Tryambaka
  9. Vaidynatha
  10. Nagesha
  11. Rameswara
  12. Ghushnesha

According to the Agamas the lingas can be of two kinds, the cala i.e. moveable and the acala, i.e, immoveable. The cala lingas are again of different types: mrnmaya (earthen); lohaja (metallic); ratnaja (of precious stones); daruja (wooden); sailaja (of stone); and Ksanika (those made for temporary worship). The lohaja i.e. metallic lingas are made of 8 metals (gold, silver, copper, bell-metal, iron, lead, brass and tin) and the ratnaja ones are made of pearls, coral, vaidurya, topaz, emerald and bluestone. The acala or sthavara lingas are of 10 kinds (Svayambhuva, Purva, Daivata, Ganapatya, Asura, Sura, Arsa Raksasa, Manusa and Bana). The Makutagama calls them Sthira lingas and divide them into four classes: 1) Daivika; 2) Arsaka; 3) Ganapa and 4 ) Manusa.

Also see: Sathya Sai Baba Golden Healing Shiva Lingam

Sathya Sai Baba Golden Healing Shiva Lingam?

The following images are pictures of a healing Shiva Lingam that Sathya Sai Baba manifested in 1993.

Healing Shiva Lingam 2 Healing Shiva Lingam

Even Robert Priddy (a former-follower and current critic of the Indian Guru) published a picture of the healing lingam in his Pro-Sai book, “Source Of The Dream” and said:

Lingam of solid gold materialized during a discourse at Prashanti Nilayam in 1993. Sathya Sai Baba said that every household should have this picture since it has healing properties.

Connie Shaw also wrote about the healing lingam picture in her book “Mary’s Miracles and Prophecies” (pg 270):

On May 5, 1991, Sathya Sai Baba materialized a golden egg that has several names and is rich with symbolism. Baba said that the Hiranyagarbha Lingam (Golden Heart Lingam) “contains the entire universe in microscopic form. It is a manifestation of the Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva (God as the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer). It is also the Atmic consciousness (Holy Spirit) – like a thread running through a pearl necklace. It is at the Spiritual Heart.” In the Spiritual Heritage Museum in Puttaparthi there is a quote by Baba referring to the lingam (lingams in general) as the “Cosmic Seed of Creation.”After Sai Baba had manifested it, He said that it is a great blessing for anyone to receive this photo and that it should be kept in every home. His energy will work miracles through it. This is the first time anyone has every heard Baba say this about any photo.Dr M Doraisingham, whom I have never met, who sent the photo to me from England, sent the following story in a four and a half page letter. Baba had just materialized the Golden Lingam while standing on the auditorium stage at the Trayee Brindavan Summer Course assembly.Baba asked Professor Sampath to hold the lingam awhile so that Baba could watch the student cultural program. Professor Sampath is Vice Chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, South India; he was thrilled beyond words. During the hour that Professor Sampath kept the lingam he became warm and said that he was in a “state of divine ecstasy”.After the conclusion of the cultural program, Swami played a little joke on Professor Sampath. He touched the professor’s pocket as if to brush off some dust. Later, as they were riding in the car together, Baba asked Professor Sampath for the Golden Lingham. In his excitement to return the lingam to Baba, Professor Sampath searched everywhere – his shirt pocket, trouser pocket, the car seat. Be he couldn’t find it. Finally Baba gave a joyful laugh and said that He had sent the Golden Lingam back where it had come from.Dr Doraisingham also said that on June 7, 1991, while walking to darshan to see Baba, he came upon a dead child beside the roadside, held by his mother. The doctor had just been given the Golden Lingam photo and held it against the child, who had just fallen out of an overcrowded van onto the road and been killed. He chanted “Om Sai Ram” many times while praying to Baba and massaged the boy’s chest and abdomen. The dead child was restored to life with the energy of Sai moving through the photo and the next day, in an interview with a friend of Dr Doraisingham, Baba confirmed the entire incident.Baba impressed upon the doctor to stop, to heal the child using the photo, and later said to Professor Anil Kumar, “The child was dead at that point in time.”

In January of 1994, when this author (Connie Shaw) gave a talk in Houston, Texas, USA, on the lingam photo, several people were healed on the spot simply by touching it to the afflicted area. For example, a few people who had experienced headaches that very moment were relieved of pain. One man was in pain from kidney stones; he placed the photo against his lower back in the kidney area and the sharp stabbing pains vanished.


A Wax Lingam Miracle Or Gullibility?

Keeping in tune with my previous article about Robert Priddy’s gullibility when he was a Sai Devotee, I found the following “wax lingam” story in Priddy’s Pro-Sai book entitled “Source Of The Dream”:

“While compiling an extensive index of Baba’s words, Reidun and I were reading the texts and making notes daily. One evening, tired after a strenuous day, we felt like dropping it, but recalling Baba’s call to duty and self-discipline, we carried on with the work. The candle on our shrine must have burnt so low that we over-looked it when we retired for the night. The next morning, to our great perplexity, we saw that a small, green and perfectly-formed Shiva lingam, about one and a half centimeters in height, had formed from the candlewax. It must have dripped from the candle as the flame fradually sank and gutted out. The lingam was of tapering shape and even had ring-like markings, as seen in some Shiva temples. This was evidently a leela, because wax never ordinarily drips that way.My son Kai was intrigued and tried to work out the physics of it, coming up with the explanation that it could have formed by gradually smaller drips as the flame sank. Two weeks later a candle in his own flat also produced a lingam of the same size and color. However, the wax would have had to drip four times the distance in that case, which makes the physics of it incomprehensible. Perhaps the lingams were not formed by the drips at all? How the two lingams were of the same shade of green is also inexplicable. Incidentally, Kai had previously worked tirelessly on preparing a data program for making the index.” (Source Of The Dream, ‘The Universal World Teacher’, pg. 211-12)

Click On Thumbnails To Enlarge

Indeed, the green wax lingam that formed on Robert Priddy’s candle-holder is unique and I have never seen dripping wax produce that type of shape before. The objective facts of the matter are that the lingam was made out of candle-wax and formed at the base of a candle holder that held a burning candle the night before it formed. Being unable to explain away the wax lingam, Robert Priddy intelligently, logically and rationally speculated (sarcasm implied) that perhaps the wax lingam was some sort of divine manifestation independent of the candle and its drippings.

Since it is Robert Priddy’s current belief that Sathya Sai Baba is a fraud, his Sai-Devotee speculations were indicative of his gulliblity, ‘true-believer’ state-of-mind, naivete and “backward intellectually” beliefs. However, the strange thing about it all is that Robert Priddy currently believes that Sathya Sai Baba does possess genuine paranormal powers, is psychically sensitive and can materialize apports.

Some of the reasons why Robert Priddy believes these things is because Sathya Sai Baba cured him of a debilitating and chronic neck and spinal problem that no one else could cure and whose symptoms no doctor could alleviate. Robert Priddy also claimed that Sathya Sai Baba’s freed his mother from chronic pain and that a small speck of Sathya Sai Baba’s vibuthi instantaneously cured his paralyzed cat when it suffered from what appeared to be a stroke.

Robert Priddy tries to make the case that Sathya Sai Baba is both a fraud and genuine, can materialize objects and fakes materializations and can cure diseases but really can’t. Trying to pass himself off as an intellectual who currently holds rationalistic beliefs, Robert Priddy miserably fails to explain away the enigma of Sathya Sai Baba, appears very confused and non-intelligent and ends up sticking his foot further into his mouth with his never-ending and very amusing equivocations.