Posted by robertpriddy on June 18, 2007
More non-credible ‘stories’ presented as fact by Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba claims to know that legendary figures of Indian mythology were real: “Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakasipu also were ones of very great capabilities. They were great scientists. Hiranyakasipu not only went to the moon; he also went to the sun. Not only the sun, he also reached the stars. When he went to star Dhruva and touched it, the earth spun. With that he suffered. Though he was such a great scientist, things should be done only as much as is needed; but if it is in excess, a very big danger will happen.” (Sathya Sai Baba – Guru Purnima Discourse, July 2002).
Sai Baba also said:- “Modern scientists could only reach the moon, but Hiranyakasipu could even go beyond the sun and the stars. Such a great scientist did not adhere to Dharma (i.e righteousness) and ultimately met his doom.” (Sanathana Sarathi October 1999, page 262).“Hiranyakasipu had by rigorous austerity and practice established his mastery, as modern scientists have done, over the elements. He could transport himself through the hydrospheres as a fish, through the atmosphere as a bird, but he denied God…” (Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 20, page 33)
“People today regard the ancient sages as ignoramuses, who knew nothing about science. But they knew more than the scientists of today. One of the greatest scientists in ancient times was Hiranyakasipu. He was the master of all the five elements (ether, air, water, fire and earth) and explored the depths of the ocean, all the regions of the earth and the farthest reaches of the sky. He probed the secrets of the atom.” (Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 24, page 83).This man is worshipped by six Indian Prime Ministers and several Indian Presidents, by Indian judges, ‘scientists’ and a supposed 60 to 100 million followers (some claim 600 million!) So what can be so wrong with their judgement?
Sai Baba was once Rama and Krishna, so he claims!
He told people around him (according to the long-term US ashram resident Mr. Alvin Drucker in 1987 in a talk before a thousand or so foreign visitors) that all who visited him on his 60th Birthday were once also with him when he was Krishna or when he was Rama. These secrets came only from His close servitors on the Sai Central Trust, including Mr.Prasad, who tell that Swami said this was also so on the 70th Birthday. Of course, the rumour spread most freely (see here)!
Now, very many dinosaur fossils – including those of a few new species – are still being discovered today. They all lived many millions of years ago. Yet any evidence the relative giants of Indian scripture like Rama and Co. which Sai Baba claims existed only some few thousands of years ago has never been discovered or identified. Sathya Sai Baba also presents it as historical fact that God has in ages past actually incarnated as a vast tortoise (Kurma), a giant boar (Varuna) and a lion-man (Narasimha), each time to save the world from one or another threat.Yes, it gets better, stranger all the time…
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Posted by robertpriddy on June 18, 2007
In the two-part film ‘The Aura of Divinity’ by Richard Bock (ca. 1976) about Sai Baba, he is there reported as having said: “Today evil is so widespread that humanity would be destroyed in a nuclear holocaust in the event of a world war.It is to prevent such a catastrophe that this avatar has come to raise human consciousness and save the world from disaster.” Aura of Divinity, Part One.
When Sai Baba was asked how the universe was created, he spoke of the eternal divine principle: “There was no one to know who I am till I created this world at my pleasure with one word. Immediately, mountains rose up. Immediately, rivers started running, earth below and sky overhead. Oceans, seas, land and watershed. Sun moon and desert sand came up from nowhere to prove My existence. Then came all forms of mankind, animals, birds… hearing, speaking and flying. The first place went to man and My knowledge was put into his mind.” from ‘The Aura of Divinity’ Part Two.
See also scan from Kasturi’s ‘Loving God’ where Sai Baba corrected his translator Kasturi claiming he was not just the creator of the world but was the Creator of the Universe
It so happens that the above words were voiced by Prof. N. Kasturi, Sathya Sai’s official biographer. They are actually a selectively edited (bastardised) version of an important part of the Veda, which are scriptures of great antiquity claimed by most Indian spiritual leaders to be at least 10,000 years old. If so they predate not only the Bible, but also the biblical (and the Kentucky Creationist Museum) account of the Creation (supposedly only 6,000 years ago).
That Sathya Sai Baba was a creationist, and held that he was the Creator Himself is beyond any question as it is published in the book of his official biographer, Professor N. Kasturi. The scan above on the right is from the biography of his close devotee. Kasturi, who summed up the extent of SB’s claims of Godhead.
…in a discourse, Baba said: “It is beyond you to know how or why I create things. The objects that I create, I create them by my will, the same way I created the universe.” Quoted in ‘The Week’ 27th November, 20065. (NOTE: ‘Beyond you’ here referreds to Mr. H. Narasimhaiah, the former Vice Chancellor of the Bangalore University, who has requested for an interview so as to check the facts about how Sai Baba created things.)
Bt comparison, the world’s first creationist museum in Kentucky is small beer, but worth noting. It claims:
“Remember, before the sin of Adam, the world was perfect. All creatures were vegetarian.” Yes, Tyrannosaurus rex was vegetarian and lived beside humans. Grand Canyon park guides state that the canyon took more than a million years to form and cuts through rocks that span more than a billion years. “Young Earth” creationists say no to that, saying the rocks were all left behind by flood waters at the time of Noah. Admitting the Bible does not mention dinosaurs as such, Ken Ham supposes that dinosaurs were still around at the time of the flood. He figures that two of each may have been taken onto the Ark (newly hatched ones which are fairly small). But he thinks Noah did not carry kangaroos to Australia because the flood waters caused the continents to drift apart very fast. Mr Marsh considers the fossilised remains of man’s ancestors to be falsifications: “There are no such things. Humans are basically as you see them today. Those skeletons they’ve found, what’s the word? They could have been deformed, diseased or something. I’ve seen people like that running round the streets of New York.”
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