Sathya Sai Baba’s literal stories from scripture
Posted by robertpriddy on January 22, 2009
COUNTLESS INDIAN ‘GOD-MEN’ AND GURUS HAVE PRONOUNCED THAT THEY ARE INCARNATIONS OF DEITIES LIKE KRISHNA, RAMA AND MANY OTHERS… BUT SATHYA SAI BABA HAS EXCEEDED THEM ALL IN INCREDIBLE CLAIMS!
Sathya Sai Baba always speaks as if most of the events described in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata incl. Bhagavad Gita, and the Srimad Bhagavatha actually happened. He sometimes actually insists that they did:-
1) he was himself Krishna and was 84 years old at time of Mahabharata war (Summer Showers at Brindavan 1978, page 58)
2)he knows this since he was himself Krishna – aged 84 years when the war took place that the Mahabharata war occurred in 3138 BC. (Summer Roses on the Blue Mountains 1976. p. 85f)
that as Krishna he once did the miracles described in scripture, including multi-location of his body in a simultaneous dance with six thousand cowgirls (gopis)! (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 26, pps. 27-29)
4) that the Ramayana described historical facts, for he once was also Lord Rama and defeated demons, flew in mantra-powered ‘airplanes’ (Pushpak), banished his own wife, killed the demon Ravana, etc.
Proof that Sathya Sai Baba unambiguously asserts the literal truth of these scriptural ‘stories’ is seen in the following published conversation:
Sometimes Swami speaks of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata as if they were historical, and sometimes as if they were to be taken as representative of every individual’s inner conflicts, virtues, bad qualities etc. Are these events and people historical fact?”
>Sai “Yes they are a record of historical people and incidents… Rama was a real person and an Avathar. And Dasaratha was His father. Krishna was real and the events of His Avathara were real. Rama’s life, over the ages, has been altered and distorted somewhat, and Swami’s story of Rama will be a classic through several Yugas.” (Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba by Dr. John Hislop – new ed. p. 129 old ed. p. 155)
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