The Unbelievable Sathya Sai Baba Prophecy

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

The Unbelievable Sathya Sai Baba Prophecy

He is Sathya, The Truth…Whatever comes out from Him is bound to be true…is bound to happen….be it a simple forewarning or a classy statement with a grand vision. Read on…an extract from Sanathana Sarathi, Aug/Sept 1972 by Pujari Lakshmaiah, Chennai.

Is it true? Can it be true? A boy calling himself Sai Baba! And consoling the dispirited, curing the ill, exorcising ghosts and teaching the old! I heard of this sixteen year old prodigy and entered Puttaparthi, with a woman, mad since two years, and her husband. That was in 1943.

At Bukkapatnam, people laughed at us; they thought all of us were mad to believe in the miraculous powers of that boy. Yet having come so far, we decided to complete the journey, instead of turning back. We engaged a bullock cart for twelve annas and came to the riverbed. I left them there and moved into the little haggard group of houses, along narrow tracks.

I peeped into a Brahmin house (Karnam Subbamma’s house); the verandah was full of groundnut heaps. Inside I found a charming young boy, with a bright, intelligent face, talking with the labourers. I accosted him and asked, “I heard there is a boy in this village who has become Sai Baba; it seems he cures madness. Which is his house, can you tell me?”

The boy looked at me very lovingly and replied. “Poor fellow! The mad woman you brought with you is giving terrible trouble to her husband in the river! Go and take bath; and bring them also after their bath is over. I shall then show you the boy you are after.” While returning from the river, the woman ran wildly hither and thither and it was a job to bring her to the Brahmin house. Sai Baba (for, it was none other than He) told me, “I’ll call you one by one” and took me in, first. He created Vibhuti and applied it to my forehead. Then, He called in the couple. They had bought some bananas at Bukkapatnam for Sai Baba. He gave the woman to eat one banana out of the number. He also gave them both the materialised Vibhuti.

It was six in the evening, by then. Coming out on the road, the wife told her husband “Well; what about our meal? Get some rice from the shop; and ask for vessels. I shall cook food for us, pretty quick.” The husband was overjoyed; her madness had gone!

But, Baba called us in and we sat with Him, for the night meal. Baba mixed all the items served by Subbamma into tolerably big balls, and He gave one for each of us. It was tasty beyond words!

That night, we slept in the verandah of that house. We were disturbed often, by the howling of packs of jackals, and the braying of donkeys. At about three, some woman shrieked, “I am dying”; she was stung by a scorpion”! A few minutes later, some one cried, “Kill; Kill” and many ran in that direction. It was a cobra, this time.

Early morning, we touched Sathya Sai Baba‘s feet and stood before Him. “No sleep? Too many snakes, in this place. This is a very holy place; but, under a curse! Sai will save it” He said and then added, “The Sai Pravesh (Advent) will make it the Prasanthi Pradesh (Region). Upon that hill, I shall have a grand Bhavan. By that time, hundreds, (why hundreds?) thousands, (why thousands?) lakhs, All India will be here. The whole world will come and wait for Sai Darshan.” I said, on hearing this, “What? I cannot believe this will happen.” He laughed and said, “You will have to believe it when you will be standing at a great distance, trying to catch a glimpse of me!”

Now, in 1972, I stand at a great distance and yearn for Sai Darshan; I now believe in the Prophecy He made in 1943.


A Sai Miracle To Smile About

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

A Sai Miracle To Smile About
by Sudha Ram

It happened around 1988. There were about 1400 students in the hostel of Swami’s College in Brindavan at White Field near Bangalore. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba visited the hostel one night. The delighted students respectfully stood in His presence. Suddenly the electricity went off. In the darkness, Swami moved quietly towards a boy and whispered to him in his ears, “Athul, I will give you something, hold your hand.” The boy extended his open hand and Swami placed a laddoo in it. He further whispered to the boy, “Don’t show it to anybody. Put your hand behind you.”

Suddenly the electricity was restored, Bulbs came back to life. Athul looked around. Surprisingly, all the 1400 boys assembled there were keeping their hands behind them. Everyone was having a laddoo in his hand. That is Swami! We get astonished at the amazing leelas. Our reasoning power abandons us, tongue fails us, mind refuses to function; nothing can be understood. How can we comment upon, much less explain, such displays of Swami’s divine sport?


How The River Rushed To Seek Sathya Sai Baba’s Blessings

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

How The River Rushed To Seek Sathya Sai Baba’s Blessings

Smt. Vijayakumari, who came to Sathya Sai Baba when Baba just a teenager, was privileged to witness amazing miracles of the Lord in the early years of Baba’s Avatarhood. Here is one such thrilling episode, in her words:

The New Year (1948) arrived in colourful glory. As our family awaited the New Year greetings, the postman came and gave us the auspicious letter from our Swami.

It was a beautiful greeting card. In it, He had written the names of each of us and, after sending us all blessings and good wishes in plenty, He asked us all to visit Him soon. We landed near His feet on the 10th.

One day, after the bhajan was over, we were all sitting round Him stringing flowers into garlands. Along with us, He too was stringing the flowers. At this work, none of the ladies could equal Him! Is there any art that He is not proficient in? He was making the garlands charmingly thick. He got up suddenly and said, “Come on! Come on! Mother Ganga is coming to visit us.”

He stood near the huge main gate. After opening the gates, He stood at the centre with outstretched hands, and said, “All of you stand back. None of you should go even one inch beyond these outstretched hands of mine. See there. Ganga is rushing here.”

With great ferocity, its waves rising high in the sky, the river was approaching us, fuming and frothing with a roaring noise. It came quite near. “Oh, God! It may swallow us!” We children felt scared. The river came very near to Swami. It was touching the hem of His robe.

Except the roaring water, we could not see any trees or shrubs that were there till then. Sai Maa (Mother) extended His hands forward and touched the river. The stretch of water under His hands immediately became serene. The river water beyond His outstretched hands was still frighteningly turbulent. Swami glanced at us and said, “Go inside, and bring flowers, coconuts, turmeric powder and kumkum (vermillion).”

After we brought them, we offered the flowers, turmeric powder and kumkum to the River Goddess. We were still nervous. Swami broke the coconuts, offered them to Mother Ganga and, keeping His palms on the surface of the river, said, “We are very happy that you came to visit us. Now, please go back, Ganga!”

While saying this, He affectionately patted the waves with both His hands. As if placated by His gentle touch, its fury subsided, and it receded completely. We rubbed our eyes and gazed in disbelief in all four directions. The river had gone back as suddenly as it had come Not even a drop of water was to be seen anywhere around. There was no trace of water on the ground. Swami’s robe too was dry. A great wonder!

We were baffled. Because Swami was still standing, we felt worried that the river might come back! The Director of these marvellous miracles laughed out loud and pointed His feet to us.

A garland of big jasmine flowers was woven around His Feet! He took it into His hands, smelled it, and distributed the flowers from it to everyone. Each jasmine flower was almost the size of a rose, and was softer to touch than cotton. Its sweet fragrance soon spread in all directions. We reverentially placed those flowers on our closed eyes and then wore them in our hair. We could not understand this miracle, however hard we tried!

Reference: “Anyatha Sharanam Nasthi – Other Than You Refuge There is None” by Smt. Vijaya Kumari. Page: 121-122. Published by the Author, 1999.

Sathya Sai Baba Talks To A Geologist

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba Talks To A Geologist

Dr. Y.J. Rao had this fascinating experience, which he narrated to Howard Murphet. The incident also illustrates the very profound truth that God is immanent in every object in the universe, animate or inanimate:

Dr. Y.J. Rao, Head of the Geology Department, Osmania University, Hyderabad, was the appropriate person to witness the transmutation of solid rock to another substance – with a valuable spiritual lesson thrown in for good measure.

One day at Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba picked up a rough piece of broken granite and, handing it to Dr. Rao, asked him what it contained. The geologist mentioned a few of the minerals in the rock.

Baba: “I don’t mean those – something deeper.”

Dr. Rao: “Well, molecules, atoms, electrons, protons.”

Baba: “No, no – deeper still!”

Dr. Rao: “I don’t know, Swami.”

Baba took the lump of granite from the geologist, and holding it up with his fingers, blew on it. It was never out of Dr. Rao’s sight, yet when Baba gave it back to him its shape had completely changed!

Instead of being an irregular chunk it was a statue of Lord Krishna playing His flute! The geologist noted also a difference in colour and a slight change in the structure of the substance.

Baba: “You see? Beyond your molecules and atoms, God is in the rock. And God is sweetness and joy. Break off the foot and taste it.”

Dr. Rao, found no difficulty in breaking off the “granite” foot of the little statue. Putting it in his mouth as directed, he found that it was sugar candy. The whole of the idol, created instantly out of the piece of granite, was now made of candy.

From this Dr. Rao learned, he said, something beyond words and far beyond modern science, in fact, beyond the limits of the rational mind of men today. He is a great enough scientist and man to realise that science gives but the first word: the last word is known only to the Spiritual Scientist.

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