Many People Are Dreaming That Sathya Sai Baba Will Be Back Soon
This article will interest people who are followers or devotees of the Indian Avatar Sathya Sai Baba. If you are new to Sathya Sai Baba and want to know who he is then read my other articles here and here.
Will Baba return soon?
Since the death of Sathya Sai Baba there has been a lot of controversy about the predicted date of his death and his claim that he will return in a new birth as Prema Sai Baba. The date of his return is debated too and some pundits have claimed that not only will he return very soon but it will be in his original form. In other words the body of Sathya Sai Baba will be resurrected.
Dreams about His Samadhi (Death)
Many people believe that Sathya Sai Baba can talk to and guide his followers through dreams. This is explained in reply to a question by Eruch Fanibunda “Is it true that Swamiji comes into the mind of a person during the dream state, only if Swamiji desires it? Sai Baba: O yes, No person can dream of Swami unless Swami Himself desires it to be so.” (Eruch Fanibunda, ‘Vision of the Divine’ 1976)
Followers of Sathya Sai Baba take dreams about their guru very seriously indeed as they believe that these are not just dreams in the ordinary sense but real and direct encounters with the guru.
My Dream suggesting a return
I had an interesting dream about Sathya Sai Baba recently and wonder if other followers have had anything similar. It is part of a longer dream that saw me talking with swami about various personal issues but it was the start of the dream that I thought was intriguing.
The dream is simple: In the dream I find myself walking with Sathya Sai Baba. We are walking though a giant cloister of a college/cathedral. We walk around a rectangular open area of grass surrounded by open galleries. I notice that there are Sai Baba devotees squabbling and trying to divide up the lush lawn with fences. I am a little shocked as the grass area is meant for everyone.
Sai Baba look over at it with no concern and nonchalantly says “Oh don’t bother about all of that. I’ll sort it out when I return.”
So maybe there is a hint in my dream that he will return – maybe soon or maybe in my lifetime at least.
Of course devotees of any guru have to be cautious of their own wishful thinking. There are many cases where devotees of other gurus do things like mummify the body, bury them in salt or fanatically await the resurrection of their beloved guru. It’s hard to let go. I am sure that swami would not want us to fall into the same trap. He told on many occasions not to become attached to his physical form. Yet he has also promised that he will return – and I do completely trust the dreams he sends us – but I anticipate that there will be a leela intertwined here somewhere!
For some time I have felt that the Prema-Sai form is already born.
I wonder if others have had dreams about Sathya Sai Baba returning? Please post them below so we can note any similarities and get some clues about swami’s plan.
References and Works Cited
Sai Thy Kingdom Come: A deliberation on the possibility of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s “Return” [Paperback CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; II edition (8 April 2012)] by Sreejith Narayan
- Sai Thy Kingdom Come website
- Blog: Sai, Thy Kingdom Come : A deliberation on the possibility of Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s “Return”
- Alleged Predictions in the Naadi Oracles
- Some lovely interviews about Sathya Sai Baba interviews by Ted Henry & Jody Cleary