Love and Service to prevent War and assure Peace for Humanity
Text of Satyam sivam-sundaram
Indian guru, spiritual figure, mystic, philanthropist and
educator.SATYA SAI, Prashanti Nilayam, PuttaparthiSATYAM SIVAM
READ THIS IN HINDI, MY STORY [MERI KAHAANI] Mera nam Satya
Raju, Kaam mera, jaadu, Gharana Sai Ram, Jan jagrati laana Bahati
Chitravati Satya, dharm, shaanti, stream, prem Jahan mera Dhaam. Ka
Paath sunaana Koyi mujhe daante Parvaah nahi karna
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born inSouth India in the tiny village
ofPuttaparthi in 1926. His given namewas Satyanarayana and his
familyname was Raju.At the age of 14 he claimed that hewas the
reincarnation of an Indiansaint who had died in 1918 namedShirdi
Sai Baba. Satyanarayana Raju Shirdi Sai Babathen proclaimed his
mission, andbegan teaching on the basis of hisnewly announced
Puttaparthi, village in Andhra Pradesh
On October 20, 1940morning, Sathya standingon the doorstep, He
flungaside the school bagcontaining books and inringing tones
declared, "Iam no longer your Sathya. Iam Sai. I dont belong toyou.
I have My work. Mydevotees are calling Me. Iam going. I can no
MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGEBaba since he was a and life centers
that,young boy, has built his according to him, arelife around his
beliefs. He used by thousands of hishas worked for decades
dedicated followersto establish his reputation around the world.as
God incarnate, orAvatar. He has raisedorganizational funds andwith
them built asuccessful empire ofhospitals, libraries,religious and
Puttaparthi, where Sathya Sai Baba was born andlived, was
originally a small remote South Indianvillage in Andhra Pradesh.
Now , there is anextensive university complex, a specialty
hospital,Chaitanya Jyoti (a world religions museum thathas won
several international awards for design),a Planetarium, a railway
station, a hill-viewstadium, an administrative building, an
airport, anindoor sports stadium and more.
Mission of Bhagavan Satya Sai BabaI have come to light the lamp
of love in yourhearts, to see that it shines day by day withadded
luster. I have not come on any mission ofpublicity for any sect or
creed or cause; norhave I come to collect followers for
anydoctrine. I have come to tell you of thisuniversal unitary
faith, this path of Love.
Believe that all hearts are motivated by oneand only God, that
all names in alllanguages and all forms man can conceive,denote the
One and Only God. Cultivate theattitude of oneness between people
of allcreeds, all countries and all continents. Thisis the message
of Love I bring.Mission of Bhagavan Satya Sai Baba
The way to love God is to love all and serveall. Students
should imbibe this ideal. Manshould strive to become good and
virtuous.Only when a man is filled with good thoughtsand feelings
and performs good deeds will hislife become meaningful. These good
qualitieswill serve to make a better man of you
Pray for the Welfare of AllGive up selfishness and work for the
unity of yourcountry. Pray for the welfare of all and lead anideal
life. Human life is not gifted to you to hankerafter worldly
objects. You have to set an ideal tothe world. What is the ideal
that you have to set?You must help all to your utmost capacity.
Thebest way to love God is to love all and serve all.
God Illumines the Life of EveryoneThe same Atma is present in
all. When you takethe Atmic principle into consideration, all are
one.So many individuals are present in this Hall. TheAtma in all of
them is one and the same. There isone sun in the sky. It gives
light to the entire world.Similarly, God is like the sun who
illumines the lifeof everyone. We engulf ourselves in darknesswhen
we criticise others. Therefore, love all andserve all.
Imagine a life touched by the grace of God, a bodyat one with
all of existence and all of nature.Contemplate that we are all part
of God and God ispart of all of us. Envision your soul as a vessel
thatcontains the essence of God. Consider a healthyexistence in
which mind, body, and soul are in perfectequilibrium. Know that
this can be attained throughdevotion that transforms the human
spirit andtranscends all political and sociocultural
boundaries.This is the philosophy of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
THUS SPOKE SRI SATYA SAI
The Internet transmits the mission of Sai Babaaround the world.
In this era of globalization, theborders have been penetrated by
advancements intechnology. Today, an information highway
thatfosters a global community interlinks members ofthe
international citizenry that have access to theWorld Wide Web. Baba
has utilized this worldwidetechno-social network to circulate and
Babas philosophy emphasizes the idea thatonce a persons inner
divinity is awakenedhe/she may become one with God and with all
ofexistence, realizing that they were always at onewith God, which
they formerly could not realizedue to karmic bondage and illusions.
Baba alsoteaches to serve the society in which we live.In this
pursuit, Baba lays out Ten GuidingPrinciples his followers should
Ten Guiding Principles1) show love for your native country /
dont talk badabout other countries; 2) be tolerant of all
worldreligions and spiritual practices; 3) treat all ofmankind as
you would your own family; 4) Cleanyour house regularly; 5) engage
in selfless serviceto humanity; 6) live honestly; 7) dont be a
jealous,hateful, or envious person; 8) become more self-sufficient
and reliable; 9) be a good and activecitizen; 10) love God and dont
If you wish to lead a sacred life and havesacred experiences,
you must engageyourself in sacred actions. The good andevil in the
world can be changed only bythe change in mens
actions.Transformation of society must start withtransformation of
Baba teaches the idea that one mustrenounce actions based on
desires. In theGita, Krishna says: Breaking free fromaddiction to
the senses achieve salvation.By renunciation, one ends addiction to
thesenses; performs inborn dharma, break freefrom the bonds of
karma and finally realizeoneness with God.
The Hindu doctrine of karma teaches thatwhat one does in this
life affects subsequentlives in the cycle of rebirth.This cycle of
rebirth, or samsara, ends onlywhen a persons soul reaches
perfection andbecomes one with God.Baba teaches the idea that one
mustrenounce actions based on desires.
Children of Immortality! Remember that You arecreated in My
Image and Likeness.Perfect. Live up to this Image in all planes.
Live likeMasters!Walk this Earth with Your Heads held high,
YourSpirits soaring, Your Hearts open to Love, and believein
Yourself and GOD with You. Then all will go well.See Me everywhere,
talk to Me and Love Me who is inEach.Then from Each I will respond
and bring You intoGlory.
ALWAYS WISH GOOD OF OTHERSYou have to understand the power of
goodthoughts. Thoughts travel from one person toanother. If you are
thinking ill of others that canharm the other person, but ten times
more harmwill come to you.Some of you will be indulging in the
thought ofharming others and wishing that those peopleshould come
to ruin.Such thoughts will harm us tenfold. Never allowthem to come
ALWAYS WISH GOOD OF OTHERS Always wish good of others. Love
all. For this set an example. You love even the wicked people. Love
all the more people who criticize you. I love such people who are
making fun of Me. Therefore, I am always happy. That is why I say,
My Life is My Message. Always be full of sacrifice, renunciation,
and giving for others. Never have selfishness.
CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS OF SAINTS
It is only by practising these ideals that one cantruly
celebrate His birthday. The Divinity withinshould be reflected in
every action. The seat ofTruth is in your heart. Worship means
loving otherswith your full heart.You must live in love and lead a
life of selflessservice based on love. This is the right way
ofcelebrating the birth of Christ
LEAD PURE AND SACRED LIVESOne should regard love for God as the
greatest treasure onecan have. When you love God, you will have
love towards allbecause the Divine is in everyone. Therefore bear
in mind:Love all; serve all. The best way to serve God is to love
all andserve all. Your devotion will get diluted if you
entertaindifferences between people. Devotion to Rama or
Krishnabecomes meaningless if you do not practise their
teachings.The worship of the Lord should be accompanied by leading
aGodly life. Only then the bliss can be experienced.
Krishna said, Mamaivamso jeevaloke jeevabhuthasanathana (human
beings are the sparks of My Divinity).The best way to love God is
to love all and serve all. Ifyou lead such a life, all your actions
will be pleasing untoGod. You need food, clothing, shelter, and
some moneyto purchase medicines if you were to fall sick. That is
whyI said in the beginning, O man! Never be over-ambitious,lead
instead a noble life by making proper use of theintellect.
Happiness lies in contentment. Dissatisfactionwill lead to misery.
In order to experience peace, keepyour desires under control
Where There Is Purity, There Is DivinityThere must be harmony
between ones thoughts,words, and deeds; then there is purity and
Divinity.Whatever others do to you, consider it as good foryou. See
that you do not lose your humanness underany circumstances. In
fact, humanness is your mostvaluable property. Love all and serve
all. Then onlyyou can lead a healthy and happy life. You have
topartake good, sathwic (pure) food that is offered firstto
You dont offer all sorts of food to God, do you?Sathwic food
that is prepared in a clean vessel withpure feelings is offered to
God. The food so offeredto God has to be partaken as prasadam
(sanctifiedfood). Good food brings good health, and fromgood health
arises good thoughts. Unfortunately,today there is dichotomy
between our thoughts,words, and deeds. We say something and
Have a Pure Heart Filled with LoveAll your penances are of no
avail unless youhave a pure heart filled with love. It is
likepreparing food in an untinned vessel. It isbound to get spoilt.
It is to develop a lovingheart that you have to embark on the
spiritualpath. This pure love is the direct path to God. Itis love
which is unbounded and divine.
Love God whether your prayers are fulfilled or not.Remember
what ordeals the sages and saintspassed through in their devotion
to God. Theybraved all difficulties as great devotees.Life is a
challenge - Meet it!Life is a game - Play it!Life is love - Enjoy
it!Life is Awareness!The best way to love God is to love all, serve
Service Will Lead You to DevotionYour life is a long journey,
and your desires are theluggage. Less luggage, more comfort makes
travel apleasure. So, reduce your desires. Human birth is gifted
toserve others, not just to eat, drink, sleep, and make merry.The
best way to love God is to love all and serve all. Mansforemost
duty is to serve his fellowmen and make themhappy. Your life will
be redeemed only when you involveyourself in the service of
society. The highest sadhana(spiritual practise) is to transform
love into service. Servicewill lead you to devotion.
Use Your Knowledge for the Good of OthersEvery man should
recognise that the body hasbeen given to him to render service to
others. Youmust use the body for promoting the welfare ofsociety.
Of what use is the endless study of booksif you do not use your
knowledge for the good ofothers? A mind that is not utilized for
imparting joyto others or a body that is not used for the serviceof
others is totally useless.
If someone abuses us, let him do so. Abuses willmerge in thin
air. Therefore, always think thatnobody can criticize you. Have
faith that God willalways protect you. Develop unflinching faith
inGod. Many people deny the existence of God. Ifthere is no God,
where have you come from?What is the place of your origin? If you
dont havefaith in God, all your life becomes a waste.
Duty Is God; Work Is WorshipEducation should fill ones heart
with love andcompassion. Two parts of hydrogen and one partof
oxygen add up to make water. Greatness lies insharing water
equally, not in making it. Everyonehas an equal right to
water.Today, everyone is fighting for rights, but whatabout
You need not fight for rights. Discharge yourresponsibilities,
and rights will follow. Do your duty.Duty is God; work is worship.
What is your right? Tomake everybody happy is your right.
Serveeverybody and make everyone happy withoutexpecting anything in
return. Service is God. Thebest way to love God is to love all and
serve all.Speak softly and sweetly. You cannot always oblige,but
you can speak always obligingly.
Serve Your MotherlandStop hankering after foreign lands after
you complete yourstudies. Serve your Motherland. Lord Rama said,
Jananijanma-bhoomischa swargadapi gareeyasi (mother andmotherland
are greater than heaven). So, work for yourMotherland and serve the
poor. The best way to love God isto love all and serve all. Serve
others when it is necessary.You are born to experience love. Your
life is full of love. But,you are not able to understand this
Principle of Love. Thereis nothing greater than love in this world.
Love is God, Godis Love. So live in love.
You are not thrust in an Iron Cage of DestinyTo say that God is
the prime cause of everything istrue to a certain extent; but you
are not thrust byHim into an iron cage of destiny from which there
isno escape.He has endowed you with viveka and
vairagya(discrimination and detachment) and, with a senseof awe and
wonder, you have to use these forattaining Him. Though bound, you
are not entirelyincapacitated.
A cow that is tethered to a post by means of arope can walk
around it and graze on all the areawhich the rope can traverse;
when all the grasstherein has been eaten, perhaps the master
mightloosen the knot and tether it to another post a littlefarther
off. Graze freely as far as the rope allows,but do not stray far
from the post and pull at therope and inflict pain on your
Man should think of putting into practice the fivehuman values
of1. Sathya (Truth),2. Dharma (Right Conduct),3. Shanti (Peace),4.
Prem (Love) and5. Ahimsa (Non-violence) in day-to-day affairs.
Thisstage calls for the integration of Thought, Word andDeed.
Atmasakshatkaar (Self- Realisation).It makes me reveal that I
am independent ofBody, Mind, Intellect, Ego, etc., which areNashwar
(perishable, temporary) and not Ishwar(Permanent, Eternal). This
revelation illuminesthat I exist perennially (Sat), I am
conscious(Chit) and because of these two, I am alwaysin Bliss
(Anand). So, I am Ishwar i.e. God.
(1) daily meditation and prayer, (2) group devotionalsinging or
prayer with family members once a week, (3)participation in Sai
Spiritual Education by children ofthe family, (4) participation in
community service work,(5) regular attendance at the devotional
meetings in SaiCenters (does not apply if there is no local Sai
Center indevotees community), (6) regular study of Sathya SaiBaba
literature, (7) the use of soft loving speech witheveryone, (8) not
speaking ill of others, especially intheir absence, and (9)
practice placing a ceiling ondesires -and utilizing savings for
service to mankind.
Love - for all.Service - to others.Put a ceiling on ones
desires.The world is maya (illusion), only God is real.Every person
is God in form, though most do not experiencethis as their
reality.Meditation - two techniques, soham (Upanishad mantra
forrepetition and focus) and jyoti (Light meditation).Accept all
religions as paths to realizing the One (God).Ahimsa
(non-violence), shanthi (peace), dharma (rightconduct, living in
accord with natural law), and sathya (truth).
. Sai Babas motto of Love all, serve all is evident in
hishumanitarian work, which at this time has
far-reachingimportance. In the early 1970s, Sai Baba founded the
SriSatya Sai Central Trust as an umbrella organization for
thesupervision and management of the resources of hischaritable
work. The head quarters of this trust are located inPrasanthi
Nilayam, his main residence in Puttaparthi. SaiBabas humanitarian
work can be divided into four categoriesthat address educational
development, health issues, relief tothe rural impoverished, and
public utility projects, especially inthe field of water resources
EDUCARE MEANS EDUCATION WITH HUMAN VALUES (EHV).Bring out and
develop In brief, further, it enables anlatent human values an
individual to apply his Head (Intelligence), Heartindividual is
born with. (Conscience) and HandsThese human values are (Action) to
take appropriateSathya (Truth), Dharma decisions and
implement(Right Conduct), Shanti them for the(Peace), Prem (Love)
and bettermentAhimsa (Non-violence). of all.
While dedicating his entire life to this selflessservice, his
newest accomplishment has centeredon expanding his movement through
use of theWorld Wide Web. Through the Internet, he
hasconceptualized cyberspace as both sacred spaceand marketing
space. You elaborate in yourlectures this unique power of Sai, the
incidents thatare described as miracles in the books about Meby
some persons. But I request you not to attachimportance to
I use My Shakti (power) to attract people and todraw them
towards the Godward path. Thesemiracles are merely baits with which
I lure themtowards me. Once their faith is firmly established,they
begin to look beyond the miracles and slowlystart stretching their
hands out for what I have reallycome to give Knowledge and Bliss.
The role ofmiracles, which are trivial when compared to myglory and
majesty, as a mosquito is in the size andstrength to the elephant
upon which it squats.
W e meditate on that Supreme Effulgence of the Radiant Being .
. . the indwelling Controller and Director of all things. May He
stimulate our intellect entirely (to realize the Truth) - Gayathri
Let us bring the unknown side of Sai Baba also to light.LEAD US
FROM UNTRUTH TO TRUTHLEAD US FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHTLEAD US FROM
DEATH TO IMMORTALITYOM PEACE PEACE PEACE
Sai Baba Accused:unkept promisesunproven paranormal
claimssleight of handMurdersbeing a homosexualbeing a
paedophilebeing the devil ! GOOD & BAD?THE WORLD IS MAYA
(ILLUSION), ONLYGOD IS REAL.
Paranormal claims and Claims made about Sai Babas psychic
powers Stories told by devoteesoften irritate rational and
scientificallytempered people. It will be helpful to havethese
writings detached from the theology
If the theology is sound, it will stand on its own.But the
psychic claims also stand on their own,in the sense that we can
raise the questionwhether these miracles ever occurredindependently
of discussing what they illustrateabout Sai Babas theology.Sri
Sathya Sai Baba, "Whoever he is, he iscertainly more than the mere
parlour magicianmany of his critics claim that he is.
Sai: These paranormal and psychic claims (miracle)are merely
baits with which I lure men towards me.Once their faith is firmly
established, they begin tolook beyond the miracles and slowly start
stretchingtheir hands out for what I have really come to give
Knowledge and Bliss. The idea that Sai isallknowing is taken to
mean that he must know everything trivial about everything and
every onebeforehand; he should be able to act. Baba is notlearned
or highly educated. He is a nonmatriculate.
Critical comments and accusations concerning Sai BabaSatya Sai
Baba isAccused of: Sathya Sai Baba unkept promises often instructs
his unproven paranormal claims devotees: "Do not sleight of hand
see bad, see only Murders good; do not hear being a homosexual
being a paedophile bad, hear only being the devil ! good" and so
MESSAGE FROM INTERNET SOURCE # 55 United States citizens should
be aware that there have been unconfirmed reports of inappropriate
sexual behavior by prominent local religious leaders at an ashram
or religious retreat located in Andhra Pradesh. Most of the reports
indicate that the subjects of these approaches have been young male
devotees, including a number of United States citizens.
Sathya Sai Baba publicly responded to theallegations on 25
December 2000: Some peopleout of their mean-mindedness are trying
to tarnishthe image of Sai Baba. I am not after name andfame. So, I
do not lose anything by their falseallegations. My glory will go on
increasing day byday. It will never diminish even a bit if they
were topublicize their false allegations in the whole world inbold
HIS PERSONAL LIFESTYLE, FLEET OF DESIGNER CARS, ANDGENERAL
LIVING QUARTERS ARE VISIBLY EXTRAVAGANT. RUMORSOF MONEY LAUNDERING,
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL COVER-UP INVOLVEMENT AND BACKING IN
INDIA (FIGURE ) HAVE ALSOSURFACED IN RECENT YEARS.
India (Prime Minister Singh) and many supreme and high court
judges were devotees of Sri Satya Sai Baba.Sai Baba had
institutionalised all theactivities with help from
trustedprofessionals, including eminent juristslike ex-chief
justice of India P.N.Bhagwati and, in earlier years, SupremeCourt
judges V.R. Krishna Iyer and V.Balakrishna Eradi, retired
AndhraPradesh High Court judge Y.V.Anjaneyulu, besides politicians
of allhues and bureaucrats
In an official letter made public in December 2001,A.B.
Vajpayee (then Prime Minister of India), P.N.Bhagawati (Former
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ofIndia), Ranganath Misra (Chair
Person, National HumanRights Commissioner of India and Former Chief
Justiceof the Supreme Court of India), Najma Heptulla(President of
the Inter-Parliamentary Union; UNDPDistinguished Human Development
Ambassador) andShivraj Patil (Member of Parliament, India; Formerly
ofthe Lok Sabha & Union Minister) all signeda letter which
stated as follows:
We are deeply pained and anguished by the wild, recklessand
concocted allegations made by certain vested interestsand people
against Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Wewould normally expect that
responsible media wouldascertain the true facts before printing
such calumny especially when the person is revered globally as
anembodiment of love and selfless service to humanity. Sincethis
professional ethic has not been observed bya section of the media,
we have elected to go public withthis signed statement.
When reviewing all data, keeping in mind theattempt to balance
Sai Babas successes in serviceto humanity, with the escalating
reports of hisalleged abuses, one must remember always tostrive for
an objective perspective. While Sai Babadid contribute large
amounts of money forcharitable, educational, medical, and
religiousenrichment and establishments, a huge amount ofhis funds
are invested in personal endeavors.
While his dedicated followers continue to stick byhim and
worship at his lotus feet, others continueto come forward in hopes
of exposing him as apedophile and fraud.One thing is certain, his
message of love,tolerance and peace, although perhapshypocritical,
remains a message more people inthis world need to live by.
Sai Baba has predicted that Prema Sai will be born in Karnataka
about 8 years after He leaves this body. The third Sai will be born
in Gunaparthi, a village in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Thus,
Sri Sathya Sai Baba refers not only to his past, but also to the
future form he will assume as Prema Sai.
In cities in North America and Western Europe thereare
organized Sathya Sai Baba groups with membersoften numbering in the
hundreds. There are scores ofpublications associated with the Sai
Baba movementthat contain records of the public and private talks
anddiscourses given by Sai Baba. But in a good many ofthe
publications paranormal claims are made. Whatmakes Sai Baba
particularly interesting is the widerange of claims made about him
by devotees, claimswhich he is, apparently, happy to endorse.
Claims made about Sai Baba are as follows:He is omnipotent and
omniscient: "I am everything,everywhere, omniscient, omnipotent,
and omnipresent,and so whatever I will instantly happens." (Sai
Babaswords, quoted in Sandweiss, Spirit and Mind, p. 243).He has
resurrected two different people including onewho was pronounced
dead by two doctors, and whosecorpse was placed in a storage room,
his ears andnose plugged with cotton to await funeral rites.
(Kanu,p. 12 and Hislop, My Baba and I, pp.2831; etc.)
Claims made about Sai BabaHe has complete telepathic knowledge
of all his devoteesdoings, and can advise even scientists,
physicians,engineers, etc. on their professional matters. (Hislop,
MyBaba & I, p. 74). He has materialized countless smallobjects
jewellery, rings, pendants, etc., and holy ashfrom his palms, and
holy ash in amazingly large quantitiesfrom an empty urn.As well he
has `given birth through his oesophagus toseveral inches in
diameter egglike objects, called`lingams.
Claims made about Sai Baba(These reports are detailed in scores
of devoteeaccounts. See, e g., Murphet, Man of Miraclesthroughout,
and Sandweiss, Spirit and Mind, p. 170,for a typical description of
a lingam `birth.) He hasperformed countless miracles of all and
sundry sorts:he has turned water into gas when a car was emptyof
fuel. He once dropped petals onto the ground andthey spelled out a
message in meticulous calligraphylanding on the ground;
Claims made about Sai BabaHe has made carved glass bowls appear
out of thin air;he has pulled statues out of sands; he has appeared
inbodily form in two places at once; and on and on in averitable
cornucopia of anecdotes of the miraculous.(Murphet, Man Of
Miracles, etc.) He has performedcountless paranormal healings and
`rescues at adistance when devotees of his have been in
danger.(Many devotee accounts refer to such healings andrescues, e.
g., Kanu and Hislop, works cited.)
Q: I am sorry to be so persistent, Swamiji, but isntthe gift of
an Omega or HMT watch an act ofcheating the company or breach of
its patent?BABA: I assure you there is no such thing. It wouldbe
cheating the company or breaching the patent ifit were a case of
transfer of the watch from oneplace or the other. But I do not
transfer; I totallycreate. Whatever I will, instantly materializes.
I knowof no company that has complained about anybreach of
In order to produce an effect such as theproduction of the
lingam, all that is required is theswallowing of the lingam ahead
of time, and itsregurgitation at the appropriate point in
theceremony.Note that the description of Sai Babas swallowingof
water prior to the regurgitation, and the churningof the stomach
muscles both correspond to thestandard hatha yoga technique
To be omniscient is to be all knowing. Such a claim
isimpossible to confirm with certainty, for it would involve
testingthe persons knowledge about absolutely everything! But it
isvery easy to refute if it is a false claim. All that is required
is toshow that the person making the claim lacks some knowledgethat
it is possible for a person to have. For example, one whois
omniscient will know all the human languages of the world.But Sai
Baba, by his own admission and that of his followers,only knows two
or three Indian languages fluently. And in acountry where vast
numbers of people speak fluent English,Sai Babas English is too
broken and unsteady for use inpublic discourses!
SAI: There is much nonsense about Swami beingomnipresent and
omnipotent! People start tothink they need do nothing, that Swami
will doeverything! Then they do not bother to do even theirdaily
duty. In spiritual life, the relationship betweenyou and Swami is
heart to heart. But in worldlylife, Swami has given you work to do.
This requireswork in the world, activity in the world. Youare
required to do your duty to the very limit of thetask.
Healing(Excerpt from Faye Baileys article)I have not seen him
do a genuine healing onanybody in all my time of being close to
him, andhaving had innumerable interviews. I have seen himtell
people to stand up, and get out of wheel chairs,but the effect is
not lasting.He generally ignores the sick and frail ones, givingout
as reason, their karma. [Sai establishedhospitals.]
Sathya Sai Baba who was in critical condition for 28days and
passed away on April 24, 2011 at 7.40 am. Hewas admitted in a
super-specialty hospital atPuttaparthi which he himself had created
for thecommon people. After being on ventilator support formany
days with all his vital parameters failing, SaiBaba died of
The Sathya Sai Baba Organization is the principal forcebehind a
growing religious movement that is steeped in theHindu tradition.
Today, the organization claims to oversee avast global network of
Sai Centers based in over 170countries, with 160 located here in
the United States. SaiBaba was at the helm of a financial empire
that is worthbetween six and fifteen billion dollars. The
movementoriginated in 1940 at Puttaparthi, a small village in
southernIndia, when a fourteen-year-old boy, by the name
ofSathyanarayana, proclaimed himself to be Sai Baba.