As one can see from the above quotation, Sathya Sai Baba continually repeats the fantastical mythicial events from Indian scripture as being historical fact. This is but one of many statements he has made where he presents what are ‘stories’, myths and legends in a way which leads his uneducated and unsuspecting countrymen to believe in them as literally true. He has spoken of Krishna’s lifting a mountain to protect his devotees from a flood of rain as historical fact! Worse than that, he made the famous statement in a discourse – published and checked by himself -that he too would lift – not one but a whole range of mountains:-
|When dharma declines or rather, when those who have a duty to regulate their lives according to dharma lose faith in it, then, its restoration cannot be taken up by all and sundry… The Lord has come again on this Mission. He has collected the engineers and contractors and the labour for this purpose. He is not set on the task.”Let me tell you one more thing: Nothing can impede or halt the work of this Avathaara… Formerly when the Govardhanagiri (mountain) was raised aloft by a little boy, the gopis and gopalas realised that Krishna was the Lord. Now, it is not one Govardhanagiri , a whole range will be lifted, you will see!” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 3, p. 92 – new edition)|
Indeed, we shall see if this happens!