Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Himself

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By Santhanam Nagarajan

Post No. 719 dated 22 November 2013

Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, India is an incarnation of God.

Millions of people world wide worship him and seek His guidance.

We are going to read about the very purpose of His incarnation, His mission etc by His own words in this series.

He was born on 23rd of November in 1926 at Puttaparthi a small village in Andhra Pradesh, India.
We will now move to know all about HIM – in His own words!

1) No one can understand my Mystery. The best you can do it to get immersed in it. There is no use of arguing about pros and cons; dive and know the depth; eat and know the taste. Then, you can discuss Me to your heart’s content. Develop Sathyam (Truth) and premam (love), and then you need not even pray to Me to grant you this and that. Everything will be added to you unasked. – Discourse at Nellore on 25-7-1958

2) The miracle is but the natural behavior of the miraculous. That is why I favor with you with the experiences now and then, so that you may get a glimpse of the Glory. I will be in the mortal human form for 59 years more and I shall certainly achieve the purpose of this Avatar (incarnation), don’t doubt it. I will take My Own time to carry out My Plan so far you are concerned. – Discourse at Prasanthi Nilayam on 29-6-1960


3) Note this also. In this Avatar (incarnation), the wicked will not be destroyed, they will be converted and reformed and educated and led back to the path from which they have strayed. The white-ant infested tree will not be cut; it will be saved. – Discourse at Prasanthi Nilayam on Mahasivarathri day in 1955

4) You might have heard some people say that I became Sai Baba when a scorpion stung me! Well, I challenge any one of you to get stung by scorpions and transform yourself into Sai Babas. No, the scorpion had nothing to do with it! In fact, there was no scorpion at all! I came in response to the prayers of sages and saints and Sadhakas, for the restoration of Dharma (Righteousness)
– Discourse on the Chitravathi River Bed, Puttaparthi on 23-2-1958

5) You have not realized yet the secret of this advent. You are indeed lucky, more fortunate than many others. It is only when Yasoda found every every length of rope a little too short to go round his belly that she discovered He (Lord Krishna) was the Lord. So too, you will realize every description of My Mahima (Divine Miracle) a little too short of the actuality; and then you will get convinced. Meanwhile if you study the Sastras (sacred scriptures) and know the characteristics of the Avathara (divine incarnation) of the Lord, you might get the glimpse of the Truth regarding me.
Discourse on the Chitravathi River Bed, Puttaparthi on 23-2-1958

6) If I had come amongst you as Narayana with four arms holding the conch, the discus, the mace and the lotus, you would have encased me in museum and collected charges from people for my darshan (seeing the Divine Incarnation)! If I had come as a mere man, you would not have respected my teachings and practiced them. So, I came in this human form with superhuman wisdom and powers.

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“Paramam Pavitram Baba Vibhutim”.

7) Since I recline on Truth, I am called Sathya Sai; Saayi (as in Seshashaayi) means reclining. The name is very appropriate, let me assure you. It is only those who fail to follow my instructions and who deviate from the path I have laid down, that fail to get what I hold out before them. Follow my instructions and become soldiers in MY army; I will lead you on to victory. When someone asks you, in great earnestness, where the Lord is to be found, do not try to dodge the question. Give them the answer that rises up to your tongue from you heart. Direct them. He is here in the Prasanthi Nilayam.

Discourse at Prasanthi Nilayam, 21-11-1962
Written in 2007 (November 23rd is Baba’s Birth Day)