Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
From: Exbaba Admin
Have an interesting read from our
Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:23 AM
From somebody from England: 220.127.116.11
claimed that when he was a devotee of the Indian Guru Sri Sathya
Sai Baba, he shared a telepathic and psychic connection to him.
So convinced was Robert Priddy of Sai Baba's inexplicable
psychic abilities, he documented several of his alleged
experiences in his Pro-Sai Book, Source Of The Dream:
Source Of The Dream
Page 68: I formulated my prayer in words, including just what
sadhana or spiritual practices I would promise to carry out in
the future if my condition should allow it. On this I
concentrated as deeply as I could, in silence and with eyes
closed, for perhaps 30 minutes.
When I felt it time to open them and look, there was Baba,
twenty-five yards off, instantly turning on his heel and
hurrying over toward me. Coming close, he fixed me with one
sympathetic brown eye as if to say, Agreed then? and the stopped
to stand firmly and wave his right hand. A dozen hands shot out
eagerly from all around me. He beckoned me to put mine out and
then his own easily found a space through the jumble of
outstretched hands as if they were simply not there. The very
fine-grained vibuthi fell down exactly into my palm. Sai Baba
flicked his thumb, and I saw it send a large speck onto the hand
of a tall Swedish boy beside me, with whom I had become
acquainted during our stay there. I could not see that so much
as a grain was spilled!
Comment from Exbaba
We asked Robert Priddy
if he would like to comment on this. He replied as follows:
It is interesting to
read what I wrote over 25 years ago when I was in the first flush of
enthusiasm for Sathya Sai Baba. The incident was the first in which he
had taken direct notice of me. My way of describing it was obviously
influenced by the mass of mistaken beliefs I then had absorbed from
dozens of books, films and personal stories as well as my on dreams and
interpretations of all events possibly related to him. That is the
standard "honeymoon blindness" that very many new devotees experience.
That it seems auspicious that he was coming towards me when I opened my
eyes now seems rather ordinary, and even the fact that he looked at me
was not unnatural, but he said nothing. It was no doubt entirely my
expectation - 'my wishful thinking' - that he thereby expressed agreement
to my silent suggestion of a 'deal'. Many who wait at darsan were
meditating, directing their wishes at Sai Baba, hundreds also always
tried to give him letters with their problems, wishes and questions etc.
However, I have never denied that Sai Baba had very strong intuition and
possibly direct telepathic abilities. That his hand delivered the ash to
mine is nothing unusual, despite other hands... there are very often
many nearby who stretch out their hands hoping for some ash - Sai Baba
often gave to more than one at a time. (I now know he crushes a tablet -
made on a vibuti tablet-pressing machine he keeps private but which has
been seen by students). The tablet was concealed on his person (sometimes
even in his mouth, making the ash wet!) or was received from the man who
regularly took the letters he was collecting, as can be seen on film).
Obviously he could select who he wished to receive it and avoid others.
As to the Swedish boy sitting beside me, his surname was Glad, and later
he became one of the most interviewed boys... loaded down with trinkets
Sai Baba claimed to have materialized. That boy became more and more
disturbed - I was at an interview where he was in the private room alone
with Sai Baba and the doors firmly closed for over 5 minutes. When they
came out, Willie Glad look anything other than his surname suggested!
Later, when he left Sai Baba permanently, I was informed by a person who
knew him well that he had been sexually abused many times by Sai Baba.