Taking one’s own advice – Sathya Sai Baba
Posted by robertpriddy on March 16, 2009
“Actually, one should never seek pardon for the mistake committed. One should be prepared to undergo the punishment. Only then can one be free from defects. When a person commits a serious offence, he is put in jail. He is released only after he undergoes punishment for the required period. Likewise, if you want redemption, you should atone for your sins and be prepared to face punishment for your mistakes. You should exercise control over the senses and see that you do not repeat your mistakes.” (Sathya Sai Baba, discourse on 5/7/2001 – see Sanathana Sarathi, August 2001, p. 230)
Comment: Will Sathya Sai Baba follow his own advice? Does he think that being a passive accomplice to the cold-blooded execution of young men is a mistake, as in his own case? Since he claimed to know in advance all the murders that would happen, why did he not act, at least to be away from the scene of the crimes when his servitors were killed? Would he think not exercising control of the senses and repeating lifelong sexual molestation to be ‘a mistake’?