I first ‘saw’ Sai Baba through my own inner visions and dreams – I dreamed about this odd-looking man who looked like Jimi Hendrix – but had no idea what these dreams were all about – that is until a friend showed me a picture of Sathya Sai Baba and I realized that this was the guru in my dreams.
In 1999 Jane and I visited his ashram in Puttaparthi and had a transformative experience but did not get a private interview. When in India I realized that what mattered was the INNER VIEW rather than the INTERVIEW. These inner experiences – and in particular the super-real dreams of Sai Baba – are for me testament to the truth. These dreams come unexpectedly and with such brilliance and clarity that they seem to me to be of another order of reality.
How I Discovered Sathya Sai Baba
by Craig Hamilton-Parker
Some of my close friends had personal interviews with Sai Baba. Sai Baba tapped one friend on the forehead and for a number of days she remained in a visionary state until three days later Swami tapped her on the forehead again and said ‘Karma now cleared’. Over the three days she remained in a sort of swoon and during this time had an incredible inner experience – much of the time in inner discourse with Swami. She was told to help clean up the corruption that has taken hold of the psychic world and help mediums and psychics to apply good values to their work.
On these pages, you can read some of my correspondence, letters to my news columns, and articles about Sai Baba. As a medium, my interest has also of course been in the continuation of life after death and I have included here some of the Indian philosophy about the next worlds (The Lokas) and the Indian take on predictions, mediumship, and life after death. Sai Baba Guru of Gurus.
Guru of Gurus.
As I ate my hot fudge sundae at the famous Hard Rock Cafe in London I noticed that amongst the rock memorabilia of the Beatles, Hendrix and Rolling Stones stood a life-size photograph of a rather odd-looking figure.
But this fuzzy-headed character dressed in bright orange/red is no rock star – He is Sri Sathya Sai Baba the guru of the blue-chip multinational restaurant group and responsible for their corporate slogan ‘Love All. Serve All.’ Isaac Tigrett, the restaurant chain’s founder, believes that Sai Baba saved his life when his Porsche careered at 90 mph over a 300 ft drop. “Sai Baba appeared beside me in the car and put his arm around me.
The car was totally destroyed but I got out without a bruise.” When Tigrett sold his share of the company for £16 million he gave all his money to Sai Baba’s cause. The proceeds of the sale helped build a free hospital in India.
On his deathbed, Pope John XXIII is said to have had a vision of a man that would usher in a new Golden Age such as mankind has never known. He described him as a small, barefooted man with brown skin who will wear a distinctive red robe. Similarly, the great 16th-century seer Nostradamus and American prophet Edgar Cayce predicted that a holy man from the east would challenge the major religions of the world as a prelude to a Golden Age.
Ten years ago few people would have heard of the remote tiny village of Puttaparthi set in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Now the attention of millions is focused on this stone and thatched village because of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Life and Teachings
Born on 23rd November 1926 Sri Sathya Sai Baba demonstrated remarkable materialization phenomena from an early age. At the age of thirteen, after a two month period of illness and unconsciousness, he announced to the startled villagers that he was an avatar- a teacher sent directly from God.
This, he said, was his second incarnation, the previous being as Sai Baba of Shirdi a Muslim fakir who had died in 1918, and there would be a third to come as Prema Baba. Over these three lives, he intends to bring the religions of the world together as one brotherhood with universal love as their foundation stone.
Most people actively engaged in psychic work or study have heard of Sai Baba. He’s not what you’d expect a great man to look like. He is a small, baby-faced man with a distinctive mop of black fuzzy hair similar to the style popularized by guitarist Jimmi Hendrix. And just like the deathbed vision of Pope John XX111 he is barefooted and wears an orange/red robe.
Yet many world leaders rank amongst his followers including the one time president and prime minister of India S D Sharma and P V Narasimha Rao as well as the ex-prime ministers of Italy and Norway. The Duchess of York (Fergie) has been to see him and rumor has it that Prince Charles requested an audience but was refused. In India Sai Baba is headline news and his influence is rapidly spreading to the West.
Never before has anyone displayed such remarkable PK powers. The reports coming out of India are mind-boggling. Sai Baba has raised the dead, multiplied food as Christ did at the Last Supper, materializes jewelry out of the air, and turned water into petrol when his car ran out of fuel.
There are tales of him materializing sweets directly into people’s mouths, appearing in two places at once, and making a photograph of the face of Christ appear on film. Most of his manifestations have been demonstrated in front of highly respected professional people and are particularly well documented by Dr. John Hislop and Howard Murphet.
There are of course skeptics who argue that Sai Baba’s miracles are nothing but clever conjuring tricks. The fact that he has levitated in front of hundreds of people or can materialize jewelry from thin air can be explained by simple trickery and sleight of hand.
When you read the thousands of testimonials or meet intelligent people whose lives have been completely transformed after an encounter with Sai Baba you soon realize that to trick people on this scale would be impossible. For example, Sai Baba will often ask people “What do you want” and many people will ask him to materialize very obscure things: fruits out of season, a perpetual motion watch, a map of the world in the future, some wood from the original cross and specific medicines. To keep all this up the sleeves of his robe would be an impossibility.
My Books and MOVIE about Mystic India and Sai Baba
COPYRIGHT: The above is an extract from my copyrighted book ‘Your Psychic Powers – a beginner’s guide’ published by Hodder & Stoughton 1996 ISBN 0-340-67417-2