Obituary: Indian guru Sai Baba – Sai Baba Died

Swami SmileSri Satya Sai Baba, India had revered spiritual guru, presidents, prime ministers, judges and generals among its millions of followers worldwide, is deceased at the age of 84.

Until the last, he was a man who passionately ambivalent feelings inspired (as I discovered when I was a BBC documentary on research in 2004 saw him was called Secret Swami). 

To his devotees, Sai Baba was an avatar, an incarnation of God in human form, which appeared on earth to preach his message of inspiration in one of the poorest corners of India.

To his critics he was a cheater for years by accusations of sexual abuse of persecution still controversial because of its strong political influence fiercely protected.

Whatever it was, there was no doubt that in time to the forefront of India’s leading Godman rose, pulled the shade of the will of Maharishi, Shri Rajneesh, who was the first Westerner in the East in the sixties and seventies.

A small, softly spoken man, dressed in full length saffron robes and ever-sporting trademark afro hairstyle, was Sai Baba’s appeal is not limited to Western hippies, but the Indian society from its lowest to the highest levels and prevalence in many other countries beyond.

‘Immaculate conception’

Satya Sai Baba was born Sathyanarayana Raju on 23 November 1926 in the remote village of Puttaparthi in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, though, as many born in this time, there is no proof of his birth.

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Are many stories about the early signs of his divinity.

It is said that his mother claimed her son was an immaculate conception of Jesus as Christ was, another Christ, the Sai Baba often identified with born.

On another occasion he was allegedly survived a scorpion bite on his recovery and have been miraculously able to Sanskrit, a language he did not know before talking. In fact, during his childhood, he was said to have been abnormally be gifted in artistic activities such as music, dance, acting and writing.

When he was 13 years old, the boy gave to his family that he is the incarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba, an Indian 19th Century, which had been Holyman equally revered by Hindus and Muslims was. Changing his name was an important spiritual metamorphosis.

The teen-Sai Baba soon to gain followers and built by 1950, had an ashram called Prasanthi Nilayam (Abode of Peace) near his village to accommodate them.

It heralded the beginning of the transformation of Puttaparthi in a Sai Baba wonderland of around 10 square kilometers, the huge complex of hotels, resorts, university buildings, specialty hospitals, airport and huge ashram crowded with trailers, that I, as you seen the documentation.

Non Dogmatic

Part of the vast global Sai Baba’s popularity is explained by its non-dogmatic, non-dogmatic approach to spirituality.

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In contrast to many sects, followers were not told to give up their previous religious beliefs as the guru that he believe in one God, that was behind all religious paths believed.

Surely inspired Sai Baba love and admiration.

During our time spent shooting at the ashram, followers from around the world would be stories about how she had visited Sai Baba in a dream or did it but curious moments serendipidity called volunteers.

In addition, watches his mystical ability to manifest Vibhuti (holy ash), food and jewelry and was plucked from the air is often cited as further proof of his divinity and related to the “miracle ” attributed to earlier prophets.

His opponents, however, refutes this for me.

In Secret Swami, I was shown how these phenomena could be explained by the illusionists’ techniques and sleight of hand tricks.

Part of the vast global Sai Baba’s popularity is explained by its non-dogmatic, non-dogmatic approach to spirituality.

In contrast to many sects, followers were not told to give up their previous religious beliefs as the guru that he believe in one God, that was behind all religious paths believed.

Surely inspired Sai Baba love and admiration.

During our time spent shooting at the ashram, followers from around the world would be stories about how she had visited Sai Baba in a dream or did it but curious moments serendipidity called volunteers.

In addition, watches his mystical ability to manifest Vibhuti (holy ash), food and jewelry and was plucked from the air is often cited as further proof of his divinity and related to the “miracle” attributed to earlier prophets.

His opponents, however, refutes this for me.

In Secret Swami, I was shown how these phenomena could be explained by the illusionists’ techniques and sleight of hand tricks.

For decades, various scientists, rationalists and magicians in turn, tried to be the guru “miracle” run under controlled conditions challenge.

Sai Baba always refused, in these tests, once said: “Science must confine its inquiry only to things of the human senses, while spiritualism transcends the senses, if the nature of the spiritual power to do this can only mean that by. path of spirituality and not science. “

Since 2005, Sai Baba’s health had been deteriorating. Although he once predicted he would die in his mid-90s, he also claimed he could choose the moment of his death.

In death as in life, he remained an enigma to the last, Sai Baba.

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