No one has claimed that Sathya Sai Baba laughed on his deathbed, on the contrary… he was unconscious most of the time while on life support and the last reliable (independent) report was about his “ tearful cry for help to his devotees to save him” on March 28th (according to ex-Minister Nagi Reddy) as his minders were taking him away to “his own” hospital. (See here). It was they who disconnected him from his life support system, though they have been able to keep secret all that happened and who did what when (no doubt large sums paid in bribes by Sai Trust VIPs so as to avert investigations)! So Sathya Sai Baba’s life can now be judged – according to his own dictum – as having lacked “worth” to a high degree. All independent investigators know the many reasons for that.
It is, however, known that he suffered from huge weight loss (was under 30 kgs) and – while in intensive care – developed multiple organ failures, kidney failure, liver failure, heart failure and lung failure. These were obviously caused by disease, that is – it is not anything like ‘death from natural causes’, and absolutely not at all like ‘maha-samadhi’ in leaving the body consciously and voluntarily, as all enlightened souls are believed and supposed to do! More like the symptoms of AIDS, there being good reasons to suspect that. However, Sathya Sai Baba gave his alleged Divine Knowledge on disease frequently, as seen in the scanned quotation shown here. So did Sai Baba’s disease grow due to “mental factors”? How did he die so badly diseased when he claimed always to be “hale and hearty”? This is something for devotees to ponder… though most are so entangled in the indoctrination and their cherished belief about their being blessed etc. that they will rationalize it away by saying things like ‘God is beyond human understanding’ and ‘the avatar was only testing our faith’. Poor souls, or rather – deluded minds!
See Collusion between Sai officials over his death