Miracles Of Sai Baba
SAI BABA PROPHESIES
- Sri Maha Vishnu’s tenth incarnation is that of Kalki. He will be born
towards the end of the Kali age, the age replete with all kind of vice and
godlessness. Dharma will limp only on one foot. Even that will gradually
At this time Sri Maha Vishnu will incarnate in the world as Kalki Deva,
assuming black complexion. The wicked will perish and Dharma will regain
its supremacy ushering in a new age.
(Predicted by Sri Pandrimalai Swamigal : taken from the book Dasavatara,
by Shri S. Ramakrishna, Bharathi Vidya Bhavan).
- Dr. E.V.Sastri, a prominent member of the Indian Astro Occult Research
Association, New Delhi, during the course of his research, found out
‘Nandi Grantham’ available in Tamil Nadu, which had all the indications
about Sathya Sai Baba’s horoscope written by a famous erudite Pundit, some
five hundred years ago. It was written on a piece of palm leaf of the size
36 centimeters long and 2 ½ cms broad. It reads : ‘The person to whom this
horoscope relates and whose name is Sathyanarayana Raju will renounce the
world in his boyhood, will start schools and hospitals, will publish books
for the upliftment of the World, will spend every day of his whole
lifetime for the establishment of Dharma, which is his ideal and
objective’. It is further mentioned that, “He will be an Avatar amongst
the Avatars”. (Taken from the book ‘The Grace of Sai’ by R.Lowenberg).
- The advent of this Avatar Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba was uniquely
prophesied not only in some ancient books of Indian origin but also in
books of other lands and religions. It is found that Baba’s horoscope has
been extolled in the Indian palmyra “Nadi” scrolls of hundreds of years
antiquity, containing prophesies by celebrated sages like Agastha, Brahma,
Bhrigu, Buddha, Shuka and Shukra. Since there is said to be remarkable
accord amongst the different Nadis interpreted by different and
independent readers, we can confidently ascribe genuineness and
credibility to those Nadi predictions. The following are the highlights of
the prophesies contained in the Nadi scrolls as mentioned in Sai
literature by various authors:
· He will be a great incarnation of the Godhead Vishnu, Shirdi Sai and
several other Gods and Goddesses and will have all powers of God.
· He will be born for protecting and propagating Dharma (righteousness)
and he will have a mission to fulfil.
· He will have healing powers and the power to cure himself by sprinkling
water. He will use his healing powers not only for the people of this
world, but also for the beings of the other worlds and on the higher
planes of existence.(Devas, i.e. celestial gods and goddesses). At times
He will take on the illness of the others.
· He will have power to extend the life of deserving persons. When the
Kali yuga influence grows even more intense, people will see His true
might and will acknowledge that He is the Supreme Power. Then mankind will
bow to him as a great Emperor and He will be revered as the greatest
living being, MAHAPURUSHA, in the world.
· Sri Sathya Sai Baba will perform great miracles.
· He will also retain youthful look, age notwithstanding.
· He will be Brahmachari. He will establish Ashrams, educational and
· He will have equal attitude towards all men and women. His glory will
spread and many people will get near him. But all cannot have His grace
due to past sins.
· He will be PREMASWAROOPA, ANANDASWAROOPA, AND JNANASWAROOPA.
(Personification of Love, Bliss and Wisdom)
· He will show Himself in many places simultaneously, though He will
actually be in one place and there will be many divine acts and
· He will have the power to die whenever He wants.
(d) In an ancient Arabic book by name “Mehdi Moud” in which the prophesies
made by Prophet Mohammed were recorded many centuries ago, it was
mentioned that God Himself would descend on earth in human form with the
following signs by which He could be recognised:
“His hair will be profuse. His front teeth will be spaced apart. He will
have a mole on His cheek. He will not have beard but will be clean shaven.
His clothing will be like flame. He will wear two robes. The colour of His
face will sometimes be like copper, sometimes yellow like gold and
sometimes like the moon. His legs will be those of a young girl. All the
teachings of all the religions of the world will be in His heart from
birth. All the science and knowledge of the world from the beginning of
time will be in His head. He will give gifts that are light in weight, His
devotees will crane their necks to see Him. He will live for 95 years on
earth. In the last twenty years of His life time He will be the king of
the whole world but at that time (A.D. 2000) only two-thirds of the world
will believe Him. Muslims will only recognise Him nine years before His
passing away from the world”.
(e) According to the world famous prophecy-maker Nostradamus who recorded
his prophecies in his book “Centuries”, some 400 years ago, a very great
leader would be born in South India (land surrounded by the three seas) He
would have unlimited wisdom and power, and He would be an immortal ruler.
With His efforts, world war would be over, and India’s spiritual message
to humanity would spread far and wide. He would observe Thursday as the
(f) Sri Aurobindo, the great seer of modern India, who was in total
penance for the descent of the Supernatural Power upon this Earth for the
uplift of humanity, terminated his outside activities and went into
complete solitude on 24th November, 1926. His reason for the withdrawal
was that the embodiment of the Overmental Delight Consciousness, Lord
Krishna, had once again come down to the terrestrial sphere. Suffice it to
note that the advent of the Lord of our narrative had occurred just on the
(Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is born on 23rd November, 1926)
(g) Bhagavan Baba has also overwhelmed the Christian world by declaring
that it was He who sent Christ to the world, and that His incarnation had,
indeed been prophesied by Christ and recorded in the Bible over 1,900
years ago. The extract of that startling revelation made by Sri Sathya Sai
Baba before a group of Christians on the Christmas Day in 1975 is given
“There is one point that I cannot but bring to your special notice today.
At the time when Jesus was merging in the supreme principle of divinity,
he communicated some news to his followers which has been interpreted in a
variety of ways by commentators and those who relish the writings on
writings and meaning upon meaning, until it is all swelled up into a huge
mess. The statement itself has been manipulated and tangled in a
conundrum. The statement is simple : “He who sent me among you, will come
again”, and he pointed to a lamb. The lamb is, merely a symbol, a sign. It
stands for the voice ‘Ba-Ba’; the announcement was of the advent of Baba.
‘His name will be truth’. Christ declared. ‘Sathya means Truth’. ‘He wears
a robe of red, a blood red robe’. (Here Baba pointed to the robe He was
wearing). ‘He will be short, with crown (of hair)’. The lamb is the sign
and symbol of love. Christ did not declare that He would come again, He
said ‘He who sent me will come again’. That Ba-Ba is this Baba’. (
pointing to Himself)”.
(The matter contained in paras from (c ) to (g) is taken from the book
‘Uniqueness of Swami And His Teachings’ by Dr. A.Adivi Reddy.)
(h) In the Bible Revelation 19 speaks of the God incarnate having come on
a white horse which coincidentally is also the description of the Kalki
Avatara predicted by the Hindu scriptures several thousands years ago. “
Its rider is called Faithful and True.” Sathya, the first name of Baba
means Truth. “His eyes were like a flame of fire”. Baba’s eyes have such
an intensity, are so full of life and seem to indicate with dazzling glow.
“He wore many crowns on his head”. Baba’s Afro style hair gives it the
appearance of a crown. “The robe he wore was covered with blood”, alludes
to ochre robe that Baba wears. “His name is the word of God” is
incidentally the meaning of Bhagavan.
(i) An article published in the November, 1985 issue of “Expans” magazine
reported thus: Among the various prophesies made in ancient scriptures of
world, and those by sages and seers as contained in palm leaf volumes
carefully preserved by Sanskrit Scholars, none appears to be so amazing as
the detailed account of the advent of Sai Baba, as an incarnation of God
in 20th century as reported to have been given by Prophet Mohammed.
According to the article published in “Two Worlds” magazine of London, an
Iranian writer, browsing, in a book stall in Teheran, was irresistibly
drawn to a huge volume. It was the 14th edition of the discourses of
Mohammed, in 25 volumes “The Ocean Of Light” . It is claimed that these
discourses were collected together some seven hundred years after the
prophet’s death. Volume 13 of these discourses is called “ Mehdi Moud” in
Arabic, which means “The Great Teacher that was promised”. The teacher is
also referred to as “Master of the World”, “Master of Time” ..etc.,
Mohammed is quoted by Peggy Mason as having indicated a large number of
signs by which the great teacher could be recognised. Prominent amongst
these hallmarks, which remarkably tally with Sai Baba, are as follows: All
things you will ask from God, He will give you. All the treasures of the
world are under His feet. He will give gifts that are light in weight. His
devotees will collect under a great tree ( the huge Banyan tree, that has
been since removed in Brindavan campus). Many of them will have a spot on
their forehead (the Hindu Kumkum dot). He will go around amongst the
devotees and touch their heads with His hand. Every eye that sees Him will
be happy, not only humans but disembodied souls. His devotees will crane
their necks to see Him. He will live for 95 years. He will live at hill
(Prasanthi Nilayam is on a hill). His house will be square. He will make
the world light and full of peace. So as not to be deceived, you should
know that the Master of the World will bring things out of His body and
through His mouth.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba has assured us that there is no reason for mankind to
be extremely worried about the future, for the golden age of humanity is
soon dawning. He has assured that Satya Yuga shall start from 1999 and
during the days of His next Avatar as Prema Sai which will be from 2030
onwards, the world will see the best period of human civilisation.
However, Baba says from now till 1999 there will be many natural
calamities, but He will exercise His powers and influence as Avatar to
prevent Nuclear War. He has told His devotees not to get out of the
umbrella of His Divine Protective Grace lest they be subjected to harm at
the hands of nature’s fury which will indeed be raging till 1999. (The
matter contained in paras (h) and (I) above, has been taken from the book
“Pralaya 1999”, by M. R. Narendra).
The author has mentioned in the beginning of this chapter about the
characteristics (Signs) of an Avatar. Let us delve more on this: The story
of Sri Krishna, universally accepted as Poorna Avatar - the Total Advent -
is the clearest proof of the immaculate conception of the Divine Child. As
the Bhagavatha narrates, the agony of Mother Earth compels the compassions
of the Omniwill into the resolve to incarnate as Sustainer, Solace and
Saviour of mankind. Brahma hears the voice of the all pervasive God Vishnu
that conveys the blessing and the boon to the suffering supplicants who
have come before Him. He announces: “The Bhagavan Himself, the Almighty
Resident in All, moved by His own Will , takes birth in the house of
Vasudeva” (Vasudeva “Griha”).
After Devaki, the consort of Vasudeva, had given birth to seven children
and had offered each one of them to her brother as she had promised, the
Will decided that it was time for the Advent to take place. The Bhagavatha
says : “The Lord who is the Sovereign of the Universe desired to enter the
mind of Vasudeva as a facet of Himself in order to confer fearlessness on
good and Godly”. ‘Amsa’ , the Sanskrit word used in the text rendered here
as ‘facet’, is usually interpreted as meaning ‘part’. But the Universal
Absolute cannot be partitioned; the ancient commentator Anandagiri
elucidates the word as ‘Svechha nirmithena maayaamayena Swaroopena’ (with
a body moulded by His own Will and capable of deluding the World into the
belief that it is human). “Then, that indestructible Divine principle
which was destined to establish peace and prosperity in the World, was
accepted into her mind, as the Eastern sky accepts the moon or as the
pupil receives the illuminating mantra from the guru” .
The emphasis on the ‘Mana (mind) of both the father and the mother
announces to us that the Avatar’s advent occurs in ultra-physical ways.
The mother serves as the inaugural Vessel to contain the Cosmic Essence
and allows it to unfold as its Will dictates.
The incarnation of the Buddha too was equally marvellous. The following
lines are from the epic poem ‘Light of Asia’ by Edwin Arnold: ‘The Devas
knew the signs and said, “Buddha will go again to help the World”. “ Yes”
spoke He. “Now I go to help the World. I will go down among the Sakyas
under the Southward snows of Himalaya where pious people live and a just
king”. That night the wife of king Sudhodana, Maya, the Queen, asleep
beside her Lord dreamt a strange dream, “that a star from Heaven,
splendid, six-rayed, in colour rosy-pearl, whereof the token was an
Elephant, six tusked and white as milk of Kamadhenu, shot through the void
and, shining into her entered her womb upon the right”. The Buddha formed
the body for Himself within that maternal niche, conferring the status of
father on Sudhodana, and Maya meditated on the Sidhartha moon, in the sky
of her womb until the time when all could witness the glory of the child
in the cradle.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was similarly blessed. “The Angel Gabriel was
sent from God to Virgin spoused to a man whose name was Joseph of the
House of David, and the Virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel said unto
her, “Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold,
thou shalt conceive in the womb and bring forth a son and shall call his
name Jesus”…. Then said Mary unto the angel, “How shall this be, seeing I
know not of a man?” And Angel answered unto her, “The Holy Ghost shall
come upon thee and the power of the highest shall overshadow thee;
therefore also the holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God. And so it did come to pass as the World knows.”
Swami has often declared that this Sai Avatar descended because the Saints
and Sadhus of all the lands prayed for His arrival. “I chose the mother
who was to experience My closeness during gestation. The Avatar alone has
this freedom of choice. In other cases Karma determines the time and
space, the group and the grade.
Years later as Swami sat one day surrounded by his devotees, there was an
abrupt interruption. A Pundit well versed in the holy Puranas felt a
sudden urge to ask a question. “Swami; was your Incarnation a Pravesa (an
entrance) or a Prasava (Enciente) ?” Shri N.Kasturi could not quite
understand the relevance of the interruption that jolted everybody away
from the jocular mood of the talk, but Swami knew the reason. Turning to
Easwaramma seated in front, He said, “Tell Rama Sarma what happened that
day near the well after your mother-in-law had warned you”. Mother said,
“She had dreamed of Satyanarayan Deva and she cautioned me that I should
not be frightened if something happens to me through the Will of God. That
morning when I was at the well drawing water, a big ball of the blue light
came rolling towards me and I fainted and fell. I felt, it glided into
me”. Swami turned to Rama Sarma with a smile. “There you have the answer;
I was not begotten. It was Pravesa, not Prasava”. (Thus a divine
incarnation takes place by a process of impregnation which occurs by the
Divine Will itself and not by the natural and normal human process)
To get back to the period when Easwaramma was pregnant. Kondama Raju had
dreams of Venka Avadhootha in which he was instructing him to be prepared
- but for what he was not told. And Pedda Venkapa Raju, the father, was
awakened at night by sweet musical notes emanating from the string and
percussion instruments kept in the ‘rehearsal room’. Angels, Gandharvas,
Kinnaras? Musical Ancestors? He knocked at the doors of astrologers.
Telling them about his attempts to know what these meant, he described his
tension at the time and the comforting explanation of an astrologer at
Bukkapatnam was, “Is the music sweet and soothing?” he asked. “The notes
and beats were thrilling,” Pedda Venkapa Raju answered. “Is there a
pregnant woman in the house?” When told “Yes”, he predicted that the Gods
were playing music to charm the baby in the womb. He recited a verse in
Sanskrit from a book on horoscopes to please the bewildered father.
It had come at last, that moment chosen by the Lord to appear on Earth in
His incarnated form. It was the month of Karthika. Monday. The day of
worship for Siva, was about to glide into Tuesday, the day dedicated to
Ganesh. It was 5.06 A.M. I.S.T. on 23rd November,1926, and the reigning
star was Ardra. From 4 O’clock that morning Lakshamma, the mother-in-law
was at the Satyanarayana Pooja at the home of the priest. She was called
back home more than once as the delivery neared but she was determined not
to return until she could bring back the deity’s Prasad for Easwaramma
which she could procure only at the conclusion of the ceremony. At last
she came, she gave. It was accepted and relished. And the son was born.
A mat covered with a thick bedspread had been readied in the corner of the
room, when the labour had begun and now the baby was placed on it, by the
grandmother. All of a sudden, they found the bedspread rising up and
falling down, on either side of the baby. She grasped the child and held
it close. A serpent was coiled beneath : of course snakes there were in
plenty at Puttaparthi, creeping through crevices, crawling along the walls
and hiding in the holes. But the serpent in the living room pretending to
be in bed! - it was the role of Adisesha for Vishnu who rested on its
coil; this was the Incarnation’s first miracle. When Easwaramma was asked
about this epic event, she confessed that she had been so filled with joy
at the birth of a son that she had never even noticed the agitation all
The child was named Satyanarayana. The association and affiliation of the
human and divine were made plain by the Name. It announces that the child
being Narayana was Sathya (Truth). God as Satyanarayana had entered the
minds of the mother and grandmother and filled the house of the Ratnakara
Raju with Divine Melody and Fragrance. Narayana coming as Sathya was the
consummation for which the world had long yearned.
(The entire matter is taken from the book ‘Easwaramma, the chosen Mother’,
by N.Kasturi, Ex- Editor, “Sanathana Sarathi”).
As regards the birth-marks on the body of the Avatar, a few persons,
including some students, who live very close to Swami, have noticed the
eagle-shaped birthmark on the chest of Swami.
Another strong evidence of the Divinity of Sai Baba comes from an
altogether different source, Frank Baranowski, a Professor at the
University of Arizona in the United States. He has the distinction of
being an undisputed expert in the study of the halo that surrounds each
person. According to him the aura surrounding the face of a person speaks
volumes about his personality and character. The aura around the faces of
ordinary mortals is nondescript and often null and void. But in the case
of a person who is superhuman and embodiment of love, the aura is
expansive and its luster extends to the sky which is limitless. Frank
Baranowski was bewildered and enthralled to see the aura surrounding the
face of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. According to him, it was a white and pink
aura, the colour of love. The aura became golden like the Sun and turned
into the blue colour of love when the Bhajans were sung. This aura
signified the boundless energy of love. The eyes shone with diamond like
brilliance. Professor Baranowski had no hesitation in affirming that the
aura-wise Sri Sathya Sai Baba is God. During his long career, he had the
occasion to see the aura of many famous and illustrious persons. But never
before had he witnessed the white, pink and blue aura stretching upon the
azure sky above, spreading the golden hues of Sun and the diamond-like
brilliance transmitting the tremendous energy of love.
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