SATHYA SAI BABA DEAD THIS MORNING ....
Sathya Sai Baba died today, Sunday morning. A Puttaparthi hospital official says:
“Sai Baba is no more with us physically. He breathed his last at 7:40am and died due to cardio-respiratory failure.”
The self-described fullest incarnation of God ever to visit the earth has been clearly documented as saying that he would live until circa 2022, aged 96. But 85 years of age cannot, by any miracle, be said to be 96. And well-documented promises that he would rule the world before leaving it, and avert the worst calamity mankind has ever faced, and would usher in a long ‘Golden Age of Sai’, have clearly not even begun to look at all likely. Sai Baba was perhaps the most wealthy and politically powerful in India’s long history. As of today, the world shall have just have to battle things out without him.
I was a faith-smitten devotee of 25 years, and a lecturer in his Whitefield (via Bangalore, South India) – 1978-9), teaching the 3 years of the degree course, a source of greatly happy memories. I have him to thank for that, and for his protection of my innovations. and some other kindness which I shall always treasure as I do my own breath.
But October 1999 marked the beginning of my intense and far-reaching investigation of profoundly disturbing accounts from around the world. Until then, I thought he would usher in a spiritual and social revolution, the like of which the world had never seen ...
.... Let anyone in countries round the world stop any passer-by and ask whether they have heard of Sathya Sai Baba, and they will, frequently, get blank looks for answers. On the other hand, ask people if they know of Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela or Prince William and his wife-to-be Kate Middleton, and one will fare a great deal better.