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Stories of miraculous visions, by Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on January 24, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba recycled the following story from the Maha bharatha twice, different and conflicting versions! First time, it was presented as a factual account: here is a short resumé of most of this tale:-

Vimana

Vimana

“The cowherd Maaladhaasa who was determined to see the Lord and prayed to the “black Lord riding on a white bird”. Due to his fasting and prayer, the Lord did at last appear to him, but as an old Brahmin, but he was not black and there was no bird. So the cowherd asked the Brahmin to come next day again so he could get the village pandit to say whether he was the Lord himself. The pandit laughed and the whole village turned out next day to see this Brahmin, but only the cowherd Maaladhaasa could see him. He was ridiculed…

Sai Baba then continues with his tedious story here: “At last, he got so enraged they he walked up to the old Brahmin and gave him a whacking blow on the cheek, saying “Why don’t you show yourself to all?” That blow changed the entire scene. Krishna appeared in resplendent robes, smiling face, captivating form and the white bird. As the astounded villagers were recovering from the amazement, the heavenly chariot (Vimaana), floated down from the sky and Krishna asked Maaladhaasa to sit inside it. Then, with the Lord by his side, Maadlahaasa rose up and soon was out of sight.” (Faith that made the lord manifest (cowherd story) (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 7, pps 7f)

So the reader is supposed to take this to heart as a lesson… The point intended by it is, that Sathya Sai Baba is that same Lord, and is very hard to recognise, so we should all recognise this and be astonished and gob-smacked like those villagers… the implication is that those who do not recognise Sai Baba as God Incarnate are even less smart than those villagers were!

The second version, delivered by Sathya Sai Baba later told it to his students in 1984, this time as a story, It is found in the US servile follower Al Drucker’s book  “Discourses on the Bhagavad Gita” (p. 32 first ed.) in the sixth discourse. Later, Al Drucker did not follow Sai Baba’s demand to remain unmarried and he was banned from the ashrams and the Organization! A poor boy who was a cowherd boy was informed ( by some pundit called Harikathadas) that Lord Vishnu was traditionally represented thus: “dark/complexioned, wore a traditional white mark on his forehead, and rode on a white eagle“. In typical Indian fashion, the boy puts himself through self-punishing prayer and ‘penances’ in order to obtain the vision of Lord Vishnu. In the end, of course, he gets his wish.

This discrepancy between ‘stories’ is not at all uncommon in Sai Baba’s rambling and boring repeated tales of fictitious events in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam. These writings are poetic fiction based on legend, penned centuries after the e. The famous elderly editor of his journal, the retired journalist V.K. Narasimhan, told me how Sathya Sai Baba changes stories he retells and makes many errors and mixes  up things in his ‘discourses’ – all of which Narasimhan edited out, or even changed to save Baba from ridicule! However, nothing will save Sai Baba’s bogus imaginative claims from the ridicule of any serious, recognised historian.

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