India has announced that it plans to explore the Moon and will send an unmanned probe there by 2008. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) calls the Moon flight project Chandrayan Pratham, [http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/Aug16_2003.htm} which has been translated as First Journey to the Moon or Moonshot One.” [from http://www.spacetoday.org/India/IndiaMoonFlights.html]
Now, the website’s review of Indian Space History says not a word about the ancient history of Indian moon travel. Yet to some it will see peculiar that the coming hoped-for moon visit is heralded as being the first journey. Those will be all believers in the self-proclaimed infallible and omniscient Avatar, Sathya Sai Baba. It is true that Sathya Sai Baba was unable to make his appearance on the face of the moon October 4th last as his close servitor Anil Kumar had beforehand announced he had just said he would. Later, when nothing happened except a crowd problem, it was said to be “postponed”. So will Sai Baba get to bestride the moon before the Indian government project arrives? Well, moon visits by Indians is nothing new at all, as all assiduous students of Sai Baba and his intimate knowledge of all events that have ever taken place must surely realise? The Prime Minister and ex-President Kalam must surely have read their Sathya Sai Baba on several former Indian moon visitors like the legendary Hiranyakasipu and others. Sai Baba’s scientific advisor, Dr. G. Venkataraman, has never commented on these matters, and one must wonder why. Does he NOT believe his Lord and master’s assurances, perhaps?
Sai Baba has often said that mantras enabled Rama to fly in his sky vehicle and that Ravanna had mastery of all the worldly sciences and possessed all these mantric powers too (but was lustful, hence his demise!) and that Vishvamitra taught the mantras originally to the incarnations of God and himself created a double universe (!!). Having the Supreme Godhead, Sathya Sai, available for interview, why should the Indian Government spend billions of rupees when a word or two in the ear of, say, ex-President Kalam – Sai’s favourite nuclear delivery vehicle designer – would surely soon solve the whole problem of visiting the moon? Unless, that is, Sai Baba has perhaps forgotten the mantras, due to his degenerate condition?
Let us refresh our minds with what Sathya Sai Baba has often said on this fascinating subject – and has personally allowed to be published occasionally too… see More non-credible ’stories’ presented as fact by Sathya Sai Baba