Sathya Sai Baba Claimed He Will Resurrect After 40 Days
Posted by Barry Pittard on June 4, 2011
Amid the dust and decay of his many unfulfilled prophecies, Sathya Sai Baba died 25 April 2011. Yet he foretold that the most of the world would come kneel at his feet.
But of course, he will remain dead. And, except for small parts of it, the world has never been aware of him. That is to say, despite all his untruthful, propagandistic speeches ( and those of his carefully selected keynote speakers) given from the Puttaparthi stage saying that the whole world is becoming aware of his glory. Most of the world press did not cover his death, and those that did gave it no such column inches as the media in India.
Rather, the world is only too likely to adhere to its own multiplicity of belief systems, some of which profoundly disallow any such evangel as that of Sathya Sai Baba.
Contrary to the beliefs rife among his devotees, both (supposedly) educated and the non-educated, he will resurrect.
Some sections of the Indian press – hitherto loathe to publish inimically on Sathya Sai Baba – now report various claims, each report serving to show how deeply compromised in their blind belief his devotees are, including the current President, Prime Minister, and many central, state and local government officials, across party political lines, not to mention a great many others. The Times of India informs:
Baba said he would return stronger, claims book
TNN, Apr 24, 2011, 03.10am IST
PUTTAPARTHI: Did Sathya Sai Baba have premonition 10 years ago that he would fall seriously ill? Yes, claim his followers. According to them, Sai Baba had predicted in 2000 that he would be indisposed for 40 days but would come back strong to give darshan to his devotees.
This was revealed in a book ‘Tapovanam — Bhagawan Sri Sathya Saibaba Satcharitra Nityaparaya-nam’ in which the author Jandhyala Venkateswara Sastry has written an essay on Baba’s ill-health. Sai Baba had told his students at his Sai Shruti ashram in Kodaikanal in 2000: ”Though most of my disciples fall at my feet, they don’t know my real value. A time would come when I would vanish and take a walk across the skies. During that phase, my body would face serious health problems and devotees would be desperately praying for my recovery.”
A great many Sathya Sai Baba devotees are familiar with his statements that he would forsake aircraft and “move across the sky”. I doubt whether I shall bother to stick my head out the window to see any such event. However, if he does appear, his devotees will crow louder than the fowl yard at dawn, and, eyes agleam, let the rest of us know.
At the moment, there does not even appear the chance of a dazzling darshan in the sky of a flying gilded coffin.
Although some devotees are exciting other devotees with accounts of wondrous visions. Interesting – because Sai Baba has on various occasions told devotees to disregard such visions. Contradictorily, he has also told devotees that so long as dreams of him are clear, then they indeed come from him.
His predicted death date in the following quote clashes with at least two other dates for his death (although neither he nor his devotees have used such a bland term as ‘death’). The very commonly referred to death-date is 96, but the one on the left hand side (1963) below indicates an age of 93 years. The text on the right hand (of 2003) makes clear the date that many Sai devotees commonly referred to.
For the madcap attempts to rationalise these dates, and other palpable absurdities, see:
An alert media only has to do a bit of research among decades of official Sathya Sai literature to see that stories such as the one the Times of India now prints have been around for years. It redounds to the Indian media’s great discredit that it has, almost all of it, decade after decade, failed to make even the most perfunctory attempt to hold Sathya Sai Baba and the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust to any sort of account. That a number of leading foreign print and television media have investigated shames not only the Indian media but India herself, for being so corrupt. See:
Fortunately for media, government and institutional researchers, academics such as Robert Priddy and Brian Steel refrained from doing what many other former devotees have done, who destroyed their Sai Baba publications and other acquisitions. Priddy and Steel have subjected various key texts to rational and compelling comparison and analysis. Their vast amount of work will save scholars and other keen investigators huge amounts of time in getting to the relevant and revealing works and sections of works.
Rather than the much vaunted “Glory of Puttaparthi” and endless other such epithets, what we see in the following is the Folly of Puttaparthi:
Excerpt From Public Petition (and introduction)