Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba (Sai ​​Baba) was one of the best known Indian gurus of the twentieth century. His message is simple and is spread today by many of his disciples. The organization that bears its name carries on philanthropic works.


Sathya Sai Baba

During the seventies, eighties and nineties, the figure of Sai Baba was very well known in the West, in reference to an Indian guru,  a cult figure rather than linked to yoga , a native of Puttaparthi, in today’s Andhra Pradesh with the name of baptism of Sathyanarayana Raju .

While in the Western world the name Sai Baba is primarily linked to this guru who lived in the twentieth century,  identifiable by his thick curly hair , in India the name Sai Baba mainly refers to Shridi Sai Baba, fakir, spiritual teacher and, according to many, divine incarnation, who died in 1918, eight years before Sathyanarayana was born.

It is rather the figure of this most ancient Hindu-Muslim guru to be ignored abroad , and that is why in our part of our country the name Sai Baba recalls only the mystic of Puttaparthi.

In India, although Shridi Sai Baba is universally revered as a divine incarnation, we cannot say that Sathya Sai Baba is ignored:  the Indian government has officially celebrated it several times.

Spiritualization and development of powers

The great organization called Sathya Sai Organization , present in many countries with the aim of promoting spiritual advancement and work towards the support of the weak and the poor, finds its deepest roots in the young Sathyanarayana, when still fourteen, after a serious crisis due to the sting of a scorpion, he returned to awareness radically changed in character, claiming to be the reincarnation of the avatar Shridi Sai baba.

Over the years, Sathya Sai Baba’s character developed into a highly devotional form, thanks to which he developed various powers, some declared by himself while others by devotees and witnesses.

These “ siddhis”, Which made him famous all over the world, are based above all on the prophetic power and on that of the“ vibhuti ”.

The term vibuthi refers to the sacred ash for Hindus, which in the case of Sai Baba appeared from nothing in his hands as according to what we call “contributions” in Western esotericism.

But not only ashes, according to testimonies and videos Sai Baba was also able to manifest jewels and stones called “lingam” , represented the male fertilizer power of the deities.

The Sathya Sai Organization

Sathya Sai Baba did not struggle to become popular thanks to these extraordinary events.

With the growing attention around his figure as a spiritual teacher, so did the huge donations from all over the world, with which the Sathya Sai Organization created numerous temples, hospitals, educational institutes, ashrams and water projects .

This organization operates in India and abroad and has over the years attracted the acclaim of philanthropists.

For his part Di him Sathya Sai Baba , who left India only once for a short trip to Africa, never dealt directly with practical things , devoting all his time to spiritual practices, ceremonies, to receive devotees and spread the message of him:

“ Love everyone, serve everyone, always help, never cause harm ”.

The third incarnation

The fame of Sathya Sai Baba has not remained undermined over time, due to numerous attacks and investigations against him, some proved unfounded, others remained pending until his departure and beyond.

Some allegations refer to sexual abuse , as is often the case when gurus and highly charismatic figures surround themselves with devotees.

After this scandal the bad rumors around Sathya Sai Baba have never completely subsided. On his part, he never felt touched by these matters and indeed predicted that one day, after the current incarnation, he would return with a third incarnation called Prema Sai Baba.

After the first Sai Baba, that of Shridi, followed by Sathya Sai Baba in the devotional form of Truth, would comethe last incarnation to close the circle, centered on the aspect of Love.

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