Sathya Sai Baba and the Psychics

Discovering Sathya Sai Baba

Craig & Jane are psychic mediums who show psychic readings on television and in person. This article is about their quest to find out the truth about the miracles of Sathya Sai Baba and gain insight into their lives and work as psychics. 

Sathya Sai Baba and the psychicsI first heard the name of Sathya Sai Baba in 1973 when I was saving the money to travel overland to India with my friend Terry. ‘You must visit his ashram while you’re in India, urged a traveler ‘Incredible things are happening there.’ Unfortunately, I couldn’t raise the money and abandoned my plans for the trip.

I never spoke or heard the name again until soon after I met Jane in 1988 when her friend, Jim Chivers, gave us some light grey ash (vibhutti) and suggested that we eat a little. (In chapter 1 you read about how Jim Chivers lost his son.) He told us that the ash was considered holy by the Hindus and had been materialized by the Hindu god-man (Avatar) named Sai Baba.

It was soon after this that the dreams started to happen.

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I had seen a photo of Sathya Sai Baba but knew nothing of his philosophy or the story of his remarkable life and miracles. The photo I saw was of a little man who wears a brilliant orange robe and has a mop of black curly hair like that of Jimi Hendrix. At the time of writing, he’s 72 but in the photo, I saw he would have been about 45. I couldn’t understand why I should start dreaming about him and why the dreams should be so remarkably vivid. These were the most amazing lucid dreams that I’d ever experienced.

My first dream was set in a garage where many cars were being fixed. Clad in his bright saffron orange robes, Sai Baba introduced himself as the chief mechanic and suggested that I come into his workshop and perhaps help a little too. He showed me how to repair car engines.

The dream made no sense.

Baba Dreams

A few weeks later Jane and I were invited to Jim Chiver’s retirement party and there we met some of his Indian friends who were devotees of Sai Baba. I was introduced to Babu, an elderly Indian man whose eyes sparkled and voice trembled when he spoke about his guru. I told him about the dream. ‘It is a tremendous blessing to have a dream about Swami,’ he said. ‘Swami is calling you. He often tells his followers that he is like a mechanic of the soul and will call those that need his guidance into his workshop. When Swami comes to you in a dream, it is not like a dream. It is real.’

Babu told me how a few years ago he was completely paralyzed. The doctors had said that his condition was incurable and that he would stay like this for the rest of his life. He would never walk again. Babu prayed to his guru. Day and night he prayed. ‘Then one night I saw an orange shimmer in my room,’ says Babu. ‘I looked again and was overjoyed to see Sai Baba appear in my room as real as you are now sat before me.’

That night the spiritual form touched Babu’s feet and by the morning he could move his feet and toes. The next evening he saw Sai Baba again and the vision touched his waist. By the morning he could sit up unaided. On the third night Sai Baba touched Babu on the head and he could walk unaided. The doctors were amazed at Babu’s spontaneous remission. Everyone I spoke to confirmed that he had been paralyzed and had recovered. And perhaps the greatest testimony to truth was the great tears that rolled down this man’s face as he told his story. I was certain that Babu was telling the truth.

Although I’d read very little about Sai Baba the dreams kept happening and Jane started having dreams too. ‘I saw Sai Baba dressed in blue’ Jane told me. ‘He asked me to sit beside him and that I was to begin spiritual healing.’ He came to us both in our dreams many times and we were each shown remarkable things and given spiritual instruction that greatly helped us with our mediumistic work. I decided to find out more about Sai Baba.

Who is Sathya Sai Baba?

Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi, a remote village in southern India, on 23rd November 1926. His parents named the baby Sathyanarayana Raju of the Kshatriya caste. The villagers tell of signs occurring shortly before his birth such as musical instruments playing by themselves and soon after his birth a deadly cobra snake was found in his crib. Remarkably it had not harmed the baby. This event and many others were taken as auguries that a very special person had been born. The cobra is the symbol of Shiva of Hinduism’s holy trinity.

One version of the story goes that at the age of 13 the young Sathya was bitten by a scorpion and after a day and night of normality fell into a coma that lasted 24 hours. When he awoke he started quoting long passages of Sanskrit poetry and philosophy that were far beyond the scope of his limited schooling. His frightened parents took him to an exorcist who shaved his head and cut multiple deep crosses into his skull bidding the demons to leave the child. The Exorcist also poured caustic material into the wounds and into the boy’s eyes. Finally, Sathyanarayana’s parents could not stand to see their son suffer anymore and ordered the exorcist to stop.


In May 1940 at the age of 14, the young Sathya was seen by his father materializing candy and fruit out of the air and many of the crowd that had gathered around the boy were falling to the ground and calling him an incarnation of God. His father became angry at this charade. As the father approached, ready to give the boy a beating he heard his son announce, ‘I am Sai Baba and I belong to Apastamba Sūtra, (the school of sage Apastambha) and am of the spiritual lineage of Bharadwaja. I am Sai Baba and I have come to ward off all your troubles. Keep your house clean and pure.’

Another source quotes him as also saying ‘My mission in this earthly sojourn shall be to lead man along the path of Dharma (righteousness) back to my feet. I have come to re-establish the Vedic way of life, to reinstate the supremacy of the spirit over matter, and to lead man back to the life of the spirit.’

He said also that he is the reincarnation of the holy man named Sai Baba of Shirdi who had died eight years before Sathya Sai Baba’s birth. Sathya Sai Baba refers to Shirdi as ‘My previous body’. None of the villagers of Puttaparthi had heard of this person. Sai Baba of Shirdi who was born a Hindu but lived with a Moslem family. On his head, he wore a piece of cloth called a Kani. Like today’s Sai Baba he could do miracles and before his death had predicted where and when he would be reborn in eight years time.


These details corresponded exactly to the time and place of Sai Baba’s birth as recorded by Kaka Dikshit in 1918. Many of Sai Baba’s first devotes were followers of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Sai Baba was even able to prove his spiritual lineage by recounting events and the details of private conversations spoken during his previous incarnation. He tells us that he will need the third incarnation to complete his work as Prema Sai. He claims to be an Avatar which broadly means the descent of the Divine principle into the human state. In other words, Sai Baba is the formless God taking form.

If Sai Baba’s claim is true, the implication is that he is not just tapping into the source of knowledge, but that he is all knowing. “My power is immeasurable, my truth inexplicable, unfathomable. I am beyond the reach of the most intensive inquiry and the most meticulous measurement. There is nothing I do not see, nowhere I do not know the way, no problem I cannot solve. My sufficiency is unconditional. I AM the Totality. All of it.”

God in human form?

My reaction to statements such as this was that it is a preposterous proposal. How can an infinite God take form? For example, it has always irritated me how Christians say that you can’t believe in God unless you also believe in Jesus Christ. ‘Then give me Hell with the company of Socrates, Gandhi and Loa Tzu,’ I love to tell these blinker believers. God is an infinite state that exists both within us and without us, people such as Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and so on are, in the words of a Zen poet, ‘the finger that points at the moon, but not the moon itself.’ Nobody, I believed, should stand in the way of direct experience of God- not even Jesus or Sai Baba.

A few months after Sathya Sai Baba’s declaration a group of villagers pleaded with him that he show them a sign to confirm that he is who he claims to be. To the surprise of all assembled he immediately threw a bunch of jasmine flowers onto the ground. In the local Telugu script, the petals clearly spelled out the words ‘Sai Baba’.

Miracles such as these have happened, and still happen, around Sai Baba ever since he began his mission. He says that they are there to prove to his devotees that he is who he says he is. He calls them his ‘visiting cards’. He manifests material objects, sacred ash (vibhuti), has changed an object from one object to another simply by blowing on it and many many more instances and before thousands of people. ‘They are neither magical tricks nor Siddhic powers,’ says Sai Baba. ‘These can come to everybody with the proper discipline and yoga exercises, but my powers to protect, heal and save people and materialize objects originate in God, and can be used only by an Avatar. They are in no way designed, disciplined or developed, but flow from Cosmic Power itself.’

At the same interview, he was also asked if his powers come from the spirit world which in the past have manifested apports and materialization through mediums and yogis. “There is no need for me to command invisible spirits since my divine will materialize the objects. I am everything, everywhere, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent; and so whatever I will instantly happen. As the qualities of truth, love, and peace, these are things that generate the Atmic or Cosmic forces behind the universe.” As a child, he had announced that till the age of 16 he would be mostly engaged in sportive pursuits and that from then on until the age of 32, he would be drawing people to him with ‘Mahimas’, or miracles. He says that without this display of power, ‘no one can gauge even a fraction of my glory.’

Many well-respected authors have investigated the miracles of Sathya Sai Baba for decades. There is not enough space here to cover their stories and I do not want to repeat information that you can read elsewhere in detail. If you’d like to find out a little more I suggest you read any of the books by the following authors: Howard Murphet, Dr. John Hislop, Dr. Samuel Sandweiss or the Catholic priest Don Mario Mazzoleni.


Some of the reports that you will read about Sai Baba’s miracles are mind-boggling. He has supposedly raised the dead, multiplied food as Christ did with the bread and fishes, materialized valuable objects out of the air and turned water into petrol when the car ran out of fuel. There are stories of him materializing sweets directly into people’s mouths, appearing in two or more places at the same time and projecting a photograph of Christ onto the film in someone’s camera. His devotees have witnessed paranormal and psychic phenomena for which no common-sense explanation is possible. With a wave of his hand, he can materialize sweets, images, idols, flowers, fruits, rosaries and crucifixes. So many, so well attested and so extraordinary are these accounts that even the most die-hard skeptics find these ‘miracles’ hard to explain away.

Jane and I kept having dreams about Sai Baba. Eventually, I felt compelled to write about him in my books and newspaper columns. I mentioned him in The Scottish Daily Record, The Weekly News, The Portsmouth News, and Bristol’s Western Daily Press. In addition, I posted one of the articles on my Internet website ( and started to receive some very interesting telephone calls and letters.

Getting Proof Part 1

I did not consider myself a devotee, but nonetheless had great respect for the wisdom of his teachings and needed more proof. As this article is now a little long I have moved this part to the link here.

More Proof Part 2

I also received a number of interesting emails to my web site. I have moved these to a separate page here.

Jane, our daughter Danielle (aged 8) and myself were to experience this first hand. One of my readers telephoned me and asked if I’d like to visit a house in London where vibhutti ash was materializing all the time. I was told that it regularly appeared on photographs of Sai Baba. He could make an appointment for us to visit and witness this for ourselves.

The little house in Kingsbury, London, was nothing special to look at. It was a typical suburban house set in an ordinary area of the capital. It would have been hard to deliberately choose a more unremarkable setting for a miracle to happen.

We were greeted by Bhasker Joshi and his wife, Hema, who welcomed us into their home and lead us into their living room. The whole house was filled with the subtle jasmine scented perfume of the vibhutti ash which covered the many photographs that hung around the room. For a few moments, we stood in silence looking at the surreal scene. ‘The writing, which is a little hard to read under the ash, says “Love Swami”. It appeared by itself and the cross of vibhutti on this picture appeared on Good Friday.’ said Bhasker. ‘The photos were completely covered, but we removed the area around Swami’s face. If we clear a section of the pictures the vibhutti reforms.’

I was reminded of Sai Baba’s words: ‘My shakti, my power, my mystery can never be understood, whosoever may try, for however long a period, by whatever means.’ Once we had time to absorb the wonderful atmosphere of this place we sat down with Mr. and Mrs. Joshi and they told us their remarkable story.

‘I am of Brahmin caste, so was brought up in the ways of the Hindu religion,’ began Bhasker. ‘But nothing prepared me for the marvelous experiences I was to have on discovering Sai Baba when I was in Uganda in 1968. This was the only time Swami has left India, but I sat with about 2,000 people to get sight of him. This is called Darshan which means ‘sight of the divine’. Sai Baba points his finger at me. “Go inside” my friend Dr. Patel urged me. “He wants to see you in the interview room!”

‘Once I entered the room I touched Swami’s feet as is Hindu custom. Sai Baba smiled at me he waved his hand and materialized a photograph of himself.’ Mr. Basker passed round the crumpled black and white photograph. ‘I have a knack of losing things but this photograph has been upon my person every day since the interview. He knew everything about my life and told me how to resolve many personal problems which no-one except myself and God knew about. To my wife, Hema, he turned and said, “I am in this house.”

”In 1994 at Sai Baba’s 69th birthday celebrations in Harrow, London we met Stephen Turoff who is a famous trance healer and now a Sai Baba devotee. His entranced eyes looked at Hema “I will see you tonight” he said. But it wasn’t Stephen’s voice, we all distinctly heard the soft tones of Baba.’

Hema excitedly takes up the story: ‘The next night I awoke in the middle of the night and saw Sai Baba stood in our bedroom! He walked towards me and I felt him touch my forehead. “Your problems are over, I am in your house now,” he said then disappeared. In the morning we discovered that vibhutti had materialized in the prayer room, on the pictures of our Hindu deities and on photographs of Sai Baba.’

‘The phenomena have continued ever since,’ says Basker. ‘And we are not the only people to experience these phenomena in our home. ‘Nearby at Queensbury Mr. Vadagama has had vibhuti materialize in the machines at his factory. He tells us that one day he had an 8-ton machine to move over a bank holiday, but was let down at the last minute. If the machine wasn’t moved immediately, he would lose a great deal of money as the tenant was to move in the next day. Like a good Hindu, he prayed in his heart for help.

‘A slim man in oily jeans walked into the warehouse. He had a lorry parked outside. “You want to move the machine?” he said nonchalantly. Mr. Vadagama asked the man if he could help and how much would it cost. He gave the man £75 which he counted slowly with his oily hands. Mr. Vadagama turned his back for a few seconds to discover that the man had gone and to his utter bafflement saw that the eight-ton machine was all neatly dismantled and stacked on the truck.

‘Two years later Mr. Vadagama went to Puttaparthi and was seated among other devotees for Darshan. Sai Baba walked up to him. “Is your machine all right?” asked swami with a broad smile across his face. “You gave me £75 didn’t you? I put it back in the machine. Go and check” Immediately afterward Mr. Vadagama telephoned his daughter who was minding the business back in London. He told him where Sai Baba had said the money was and his daughter went to check. “It’s all there and has oily fingerprints all over it,” came the excited reply ‘.

As far as I can tell Mr. and Mrs. Joshi are sincere people. They went on to tell me how the vibhutti ash will fill various sweet jars in the room upstairs set up as Baba’s own room. Also how amrith will pour from the pictures at auspicious times. Even food that is put before their temple is eaten. My credibility was beginning to strain. It could, of course, all be a well-meant hoax. Inwardly I asked Sai Baba for a tangible sign to prove that this was all true. Moments later a woman who had arrived at the same time as we opened the prayer letter that she had placed on the altar To her astonishment the pages inside were covered in a light sprinkling of vibhutti ash.


Sathya Sai Baba Miracles and UFOs

I also had interesting email correspondence with Bon Giovanni, an American who has a website dedicated to Sai Baba. He spotted my articles on my website and wrote to me to correct a few names that I had misspelled. As Bon Giovanni had clearly had personal experience of Sai Baba’s miracles I asked him to clear up a problem I had. Reading the many books about Swami, I’d noticed that Sai Baba had contradicted himself. For example, to one devotee he said that spiritual healing was good and to another that it was bad. He has also been asked if there is life on other planets and if there are real UFOs. Again he appears to offer us a contradiction.

Here’s a small part of the explanation offered by Don Giovanni:

‘Swami had taken a group of students and two elders out to a forest reserve, wild animals you know, and all had sat down for food, seated in a horseshoe with Baba at the center of the group. A student, keen on such things, then asked Swami why he had told differing accounts to people about UFO’s since he really wanted to know if they were, or were not, real. Swami looked at the young man and started to answer, but at that moment in the field behind him, in broad daylight, a UFO appeared and just hovered there in the sky above the group. Not even looking back behind him, Baba calmly said, `UFO’s are just imagination’, and the craft vanished.

‘Since that is important for you, as you say, then perhaps as you find `contradictions’ in what Swami says, I suggest you check very, very, very carefully why it bothers you, and see what happens. “Could be.” I truly no longer harbor such thoughts, and so cannot answer you. You see, Swami does extraordinary things. Sometimes he does such miracles that the mind simply caves in, and at other times he does such clumsy sleight of hand tricks that you think that he must think you are a fool if he expects you to fall for it. Why does he do that? Why does he contradict himself? Why is he so damnably undefinable?

My hunch is that he does whatever is right to further the insight of the person present before him, no matter if that somehow makes the person think of him as a fraud or a god. He really does not care what one thinks of him, you see. At least that is my experience. Just when I think I have Swami pegged, he does something outside my comprehension. When doubt overwhelms me, I later discover why I have learned just as much from that process as when wisdom overwhelms me.

‘No doubt you are wondering what I mean about palming objects. Swami is seated in private with four or five of us and opens his empty right hand, palm up. He says, `see it is coming’ and in a few seconds, just ABOVE his palm, a golden ring appears in mid-air, then falls into his hand. He passes it around. The metal is warm to the touch. Swami tells a story about how changing the heart of man into gold is not his job, but ours, and it takes effort, heat. At that moment a student enters to deliver a message. Swami then very clumsily palms the very ring he had just materialized and we all see him palming it, but he then waves his hand as if creating an object, and no surprise “produces” the gold ring, which he gives the student. I could almost feel the student’s thoughts “but, but, but you palmed that!” .We all knew the student had not seen it appear in mid-air, and I for one thought surely the boy was now filled with doubts about Swami. `Why he just palms things!

‘Why does he do such things? FIND OUT! Sorry to be so Zen, but that is my experience: one must find out for oneself. After you have seen him and come to know him directly, perhaps your questions about contradictions will be satisfied.’

Bon Giovanni had put his finger on something that I was beginning to understand. The experience of Sai Baba is unique to every person. Many people may witness a miracle, but it will mean something completely different to everyone who witnesses it. The reality of Sai Baba’s miracles was hammered home to me soon after the email during a series of psychic consultations I was doing at someone’s home in Portsmouth.

A somewhat burly gentleman sat down for his reading and, to my surprise, I noticed that he was wearing a platinum bracelet with an Indian Om symbol on it. It seemed completely out of place on such a big man who I found out later was a builder. I asked him if the bracelet was from Sai Baba and he told me his wonderful story. ‘ I burst into tears when Sai Baba materialized the bracelet for me. He was as close to me as you are now,” he said. “There was no way it could have been a fraud. Swami pointed upward with his finger and I could see a circle of sparkling light swirling above it. Then, to my utter astonishment, I saw the circle of light form into this bracelet hovering in the air six inches above his index finger. Sai Baba then opened his hand and the bracelet dropped into it.”

Again, I couldn’t help but notice that this big man had tears in the corner of his eyes as he spoke.

Sai Baba Healing Miracles

My favorite person who sent me his stories was Bhupendra Desai, a retired schoolmaster who now runs a newsagent’s shop in Birmingham and spends all of his spare time painting pictures of Sai Baba. His voice quivers with joy as he tells his story:

‘Recently I was talking to John, a customer at my newspaper shop, about the miracles of Sai Baba and I, felt so sorry for him that I gave the man some vibhuti ash. Some time ago he had damaged his neck and the doctors said that there was nothing more they could do for him. He had over the years visited many specialists and private doctors.

‘I gave him 4 packets of vibhuti and a photograph of Sai Baba. The vibhuti I gave him had been given to me by Dr. D Gadhia who is a very old devotee who has helped teach Baba’s teachings about love, truth, right conduct, non-violence, and peace. This vibhuti was, in fact, extracted from his own body coming out of his hands and from his legs particularly at night. This phenomenon lasted for three months and everyday devotees from all over the UK were going to his home in Leicester to see him and would see vibhuti everywhere- even in his bed sheets.

‘I told him to keep these packets under his pillow and under his bed sheet. I also told him to pray to his own chosen God incarnation. I believe he prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ.

‘John also told me how during the healing process the photo of Sai Baba would move from room to room, yet there were no children or pets in the house that could have done this when his back was turned. This is just one example of healing that Baba can do.

Within a week John could turn his neck 45 degrees. In two weeks he was fully cured and could hold his head straight without any pain. He returned to my shop to thank me “It has nothing to do with me,” I said. “It is Baba who has blessed you.”

Bhupendra Desai sent me many more incredible stories which I’m afraid will have to wait for another book. His ‘Sai Stories’ and the many others that I was told were intriguing me more and more. Devotees seemed to be crawling out of the woodwork to tell me their stories. And the dreams kept happening. My aunt Marion, my father, my sister and even our daughter Danielle dreamed of Sai Baba. I couldn’t put it off any longer.

(UPDATE NOTE: I spoke to Bhupendra Desai by phone when he was on his death-bed. He was in tears joy and spoke with great rapture and joy telling me in an ecstatic and quivering voice that Sai Baba was in the room with him. “We must never fear death,” he said.

Visiting Sai Baba in India

I had to go to India to see for myself.

But it was more than curiosity that was calling me. The Spiritualist side of me could easily accept the phenomenon of materialization which had already been proved many times in the séance rooms. More importantly, Sai Baba had somehow connected with me on a very deep level of my being. I was still aware of the spirit world and of my guiding spirits but now there was another voice within me, a voice that even the angels bowed down too. I was beginning to believe that Sai Baba really was what he claimed. He is omnipresent.

So why go to India? I considered my reasons and motives carefully and once I’d siphoned off all the junk there remained two key issues that I felt I should address. Firstly, the journey would be spiritually good for Jane and me and we’d find out once and for all if Sai Baba is really what he says he is. Furthermore, a pilgrimage to India would help us to progress spiritually and hopefully turn us into better people with a clearer understanding of the purpose of life. Finally, I needed to know what Sai Baba had to say about the work that people like Jane and myself do. Is it right to communicate with the Afterlife? How best should we use our psychic powers? And does reincarnation entail the survival of the individuality?

As a Spiritualist I have always believed that the human personality including its memories and character survives bodily death. Perhaps Sai Baba could help to unify the many aspects of my work which you have read about here. I made a few phone calls and booked to join a small group of four female devotees who would be traveling to the ashram in early November.


I will never forget the look of horror on Jane’s face as we walked through the airport in Bangalore. Even the swarms of mosquitoes that feasted on our pink flesh appeared to have to fight their way through passport control and then only to have countless forms signed and stamped in triplicate by illiterate clerks. Fortunately, I found a trolley that wasn’t being slept on and we forced our way to the booked taxi as God knows how many ‘porters’ grabbed our luggage. A crowd of ‘volunteers’ also helped bump-start the rusting Morris Oxford with one hand twisted awkwardly through the broken window. ‘Tip Auntie! Auntie, Auntie tip!’ we could hear the voices outside call to Jane. The cab coughed black smoke and leaped into life as if relieved to escape from the clamoring crowd and once again bounce its way down the pot-holed streets like an uncontrolled Kango hammer. Brakes, steering, suspension, and windscreen wipers are considered optional accessories in the Bangalore taxi services.

We spent the night in a hotel that was as exquisite as my garage and owned by a doppelgänger of Mr. Bean. (He even picked his nose in the same way) After an extensive shopping trip around the rundown shoe shops of Bangalore with my five women companions, now satiated by shopping we boarded the taxi again and headed off into the wilds of the countryside. As we passed a sneering statue of Queen Victoria still overseeing her ‘garden city’ I felt a little guilty at pressurizing Jane to make this journey. But she entered the spirit of things and her day to day worries about new carpets, decorating and DIY now seemed so far away. More immediate was the need to know whether we would survive the taxi journey as our scrap car belted at full throttle down the rugged roads to the village of Puttaparthi, or if our luggage would stay on the roof rack. As the car swerved to avoid children, squeezed between juggernauts and sped at oncoming traffic, I learned the spiritual lesson of how to pray with all my heart.

‘We’re all likely to go through a cleansing process on arrival,’ said Carole Alderman, our experienced group leader. ‘It tends to happen to most people at first. Don’t ask me why, but you may experience some negative feelings.’

I certainly didn’t expect any problems between anyone in our little group. Jane and I were in good spirits, Carole was a bit bossy, but also a good organizer. Priya was a trainee doctor and radiated compassion. Linda was very easy-going and Annie a textile designer was helpful and cheery. We were a smashing crowd. And, of course, I was so spiritually advanced that I wouldn’t meet any problems. So what could Carole possibly mean by saying this?

Even though we were all nearly dropping dead with jet lag and tiredness, Carole urged us to quickly clean and tidy our rooms so that we could catch the afternoon Darshan. This is held in the mandir which is a magnificent open-sided temple with wonderful pink, blue and yellow carvings intertwined in its pillars, domes, and structure. Darshan is a Sanskrit word that means ‘The sight of a holy being’. According to the Hindus, just to have sight of a personage with the spiritual size of Sai Baba brings tremendous blessing and triggers a spiritual transformation within the beholder. I was soon to find out what this meant.

As I sat in the lines waiting to be lead into the Mandir to view Sai Baba I listened to the crows squawking overhead and thought about the dream that I had just before leaving England. I’d dreamed of arriving at the Prasanthi Nilayam ashram by coach and of being immediately called in to see Sai Baba for a private consultation. Was this wishful fulfillment or was I going to be called here and now?

In addition, Carole was so convinced that we would have an interview that she drummed into me that I must ask for an interview if I get the opportunity. It was particularly important that I remembered this as Sai Baba usually called groups from the men’s side. It was likely that Sai Baba would ask ‘How many?’ and I must always make sure that everyone in our group was present. ‘Six, six, six, don’t forget we are six Craig’, said Carole. ‘On one occasion Swami asked me the number in my group and I forgot one was ill. I told him the incorrect number and he immediately reprimanded me for my inaccuracy.’

The Darsha lines are called by drawing lots. I was sat close to the front of one row and my row was called first. I was led by Sai Baba’s volunteers (Sevadals) to the very front of the area where Sai Baba would walk. We sat for about an hour as everyone else was crammed into the huge building. Then a great hush fell over the crowd and even the birds and monkeys stopped chattering as a small orange form appeared at the far side of the Mandir where the rest of my group and the other women sat. I could see Sai Baba floating like an orange flower on a sea of silence. Things were happening inside my head that I couldn’t begin to explain. All my life I had spoken out against gurus yet here I was sat basking in awe at this person. There were even tears in my eyes. So this is what they meant by Darshan.

Throughout my life, I have been able to clearly see the human aura. As I looked at the little figure in the distance I could see great waves of light pouring from him in every color imaginable. He seemed to be showering us with light and everyone present could feel it. I saw him speak to a few women on the other side who got up and walked to behind the pillars near the entrance to the inner sanctuary. Other people got up when told to, but I couldn’t see if Jane or our group had been called.

Eventually, he walked to the area where I was sitting on the floor. He was stood right in front of me and materialized vibhutti ash from his fingers and into the hands of devotees nearby. I was so close that could see exactly what was happening just in front of me. The ash was appearing a few inches away from his fingers. ‘My God this is really happening!’ Then something happened inside me that is impossible to explain. It was as if something cracked. I could even hear it snap like a silent explosion within. I felt overwhelmed.

Sai Baba walked on stopping now and again to talk to others then finally completing his circuit and joining the people who had gathered behind the pillar. The instant he was out of sight most of the crowd rose to their feet and thronged towards the exits. As I turned to leave one of the Sevadals came up to me and touched my scarf that Carol had given to me to mark out our group. All around there were people wearing scarves from every country of the world. Apparently, if one member of a group is called in to see Sai Baba then all the rest can follow.

‘UK? The UK?’ said the sevadal urgently. ‘Yes UK,’ I replied puzzled why he should single me out. ‘Your group has been called. Quickly, quickly follow me. Swami will see you, but you must hurry.’ I don’t think my heart has ever pounded so hard. Now, at last, I could ask all my questions. And goodness knows what else will happen. Another sevadal joined him and I was rushed towards the front. ‘No, No. Too late. Sorry, you miss Swami. Very sorry.’

I walked slowly away from the Mandir and into the strange unfamiliar world of the ashram.


A Cosmic Test

This was the story of my life. My biggest grudge is that so often I’ve come inches away from success, then had the prize whisked away from me at the last minute. There are points in my life when I was nearly a famous artist, nearly a rich man, nearly had my TV show with Jane, nearly met Sai Baba in person. In addition, I thought about how so many times people had greatly profited by plagiarising my ideas or have stolen my opportunities by jumping on contacts that had worked hard to set up.

On the ashram, time appears to stand still yet also seems so limited. It felt like an eternity that I wandered the ashram grounds contemplating the significance of what had happened. Yet in that short period, I resolved a major inner barrier to my personal happiness. In my Spiritualist work as a medium, I had always talked about service and Sai Baba is quoted as saying that we should ‘give up the fruits of our actions’. So what if I didn’t get the rewards that I believed I deserved. These things are in God’s hands. The important thing is that I do my spiritual work and all work in the spirit of service and without thought of reward. Any benefits are just the footprints left in the changing sands of time.

Carole was right about the cleansing process we’d go through. Once I’d resolved my inner test, I started to feel relief and a growing pleasure with the thought that Jane and the girls had had an interview and I felt eager to know what wonderful things had happened. ‘How did it go?’ I asked once I’d found them. ‘Oh fine,’ said Priya, as if it was something that happened every day! ‘The interview, what happened in the interview?’ I continued. They all looked at me puzzled. ‘What interview?’ they said, almost in unison.

It transpired that there were two UK groups at the ashram and we had identical scarves.


Most people who go to see Sai Baba say that it’s the inner transformation that is more remarkable than any physical miracles that Sai Baba performs. Sai Baba gives each visitor an ‘inner view’ and just like the spirit guides that can communicate to us through our mind, so too does the powers of Sai Baba extend into this other dimension of existence. These ‘inner views’ can take place anywhere, without having to keep visiting the ashram. I so realized also that a personal interview was perhaps unnecessary. What happens in the ashram is a uniquely personal experience and completely subjective, yet relevant to the person. Everybody who goes discovers something completely different.

Our group leader, Carole Alderman, had other ideas. From the moment we left she was desperate for a personal interview. This was quite understandable because the last time she had come she was instructed by Sai Baba to write a course for the Sathya Sai Education in Human Values Organisation. EVH, as it is called, is now an intricate part of the Indian Education system and has been introduced into schools throughout the world. The program has a multi-cultural and multi-faith approach. The system teaches that at the core of all religions lie the same fundamental values by which we should govern our lives. These are the right conduct, peace, truth, love, and non-violence which are fundamental in the make-up of the human personality.

Before we’d left Carole to let me have a look at part of the vast amount of work she had done. On an earlier visit to the ashram, two years before in 1996 Sai Baba had called her to an interview to approve the first stage. ‘When he had finished looking through the books he said, “Very happy. Very happy. Good girl,”‘ says Carole, ‘ During the interview, he also turned to me and said, “Where did you get that necklace?”

“You gave it to me, swami,” I replied.

“Yes,” he smiled. “I gave it to you last time.”

‘The gold necklace he was teasing me about was one he had materialized in an interview in November 1995. I had shown him the first book I had written from which the current books have been born. He had asked if I would promote the Programme in the UK and I had thought, “But it will be difficult. I will need your help, Swami”. Before the thought had even finished, he had waved his hand and produced a necklace of 101 golden beads with little symbols on them. He then put it over my head and told me never to take it off. And I never have. It is a constant reminder of his presence day and night, reminding me, among other things, that he is the doer and I am merely the instrument. I have had so much evidence of this over the last two years that I know I have nothing to worry about or plan. It all happens as he wills.’

Many famous people have visited Sai Baba and come away from the experience feeling that they were not in the presence of an ordinary human being. For example, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, visited the ashram and met Sai Baba on 30th January 1997. Although sneered at by the press as a ‘Madam Vasso experience in a spiritual Disneyland’ I discovered that Fergie had a deeply moving spiritual experience. She was granted a private interview and asked Sai Baba to materialize her a cross and chain. Without hesitation, Sai Baba waved his hand and materialized exactly what she asked for. Apparently, Fergie was deeply shaken and spiritually inspired by the meeting.

A number of devotees have told me that celebrity visitors include  Michael Jackson and Hillary Clinton but I have not been able to fully substantiate this. In addition, it was widely rumored that Princess Diana had visited Sai Baba while she was at Bangalore. She sent out a report to the press saying that she wouldn’t be attending her functions due to a throat infection. During this time I am told that she sneaked into the ashram.

Shortly after our journey to the ashram Sarah Miles, the daughter of actor Sir John Miles, visited the ashram for Christmas. She said of her experience: ‘Although I never got near him all the time I was in Puttaparthi, I received many real Christmas presents from Sai Baba, none of them costing a penny and all of them changing my life.

‘Sai Baba is not well served by talking – experiencing him is all. And while I may never go to Puttaparthi again, nor ever understand where the love comes from out there, I do know that that love is truly blinding. How blessed those temple birds are, to be forever surrounded by it.’

We too never received a personal interview, but I realized that this was not important. It’s what happens inside you that counts. Nonetheless, we met many people whose lives had been changed, people who’d been healed and others who had been graced with materialized objects and jewelry. Carole Alderman stayed on for a couple of months after we left. I dare not think how desperate she was by this time for an interview. She’d been urging us to take on all sorts of austerities to win Sai Baba’s favor. It didn’t work. ‘Perhaps we should all wear stones in our shoes?’ I joked. For a moment her face betrayed that she was taking me seriously. After we left Carole’s husband joined her.

Then at the very last Darshan before Carole had to leave for her flight Sai Baba came and took her letter. He moved on, then stopped and glanced at her. ‘Interview Swami’ stuttered Carole

‘How many?’ replied Sai Baba, pretending not to know.

‘Two Swami’.

‘TWO!’ he teased.

‘Yes, husband Swami.’

‘Go’ Sai Baba replied gently. Almost before he had moved on, Carole had picked up her cushion and was running up the aisle to the veranda, tears streaming down her face.

In the interview, Sai Baba kept ‘accidentally, treading on Carole’s toes and spent most of the interview giving all his attention to her husband Bob. (Sai Baba showed his approval of the books by stroking them fondly for 10 to 15 minutes after he looked through them in an earlier interview with Joan Brake who had taken them for her.)

Right up to the last minute Sai Baba was playing his game. Of course, he knew how desperate Carole was for an interview. He’d known this all along. As Carole went to go he said ‘Yesterday you were thinking Swami doesn’t take my letters. He doesn’t look at me or give me an interview. What can I do? But I am with you always, beside you, above you, around you. I bless. I bless!’

Carol had intended to tell Sai Baba that they were introducing the ‘Education in Human Values’ program into many UK schools and would not need a school. But as soon as she thought the words and began to speak Sai Baba interrupted her saying ‘Sathya Sai School. Yes, yes, yes. I bless. I bless.’ The huge task that Sai Baba nonchalantly requested is gradually taking shape but that’s another amazing story…

They say that nobody goes away from the presence of Sai Baba disappointed. I certainly felt inspired and uplifted by the experience and many, many questions had been answered. But as our time to leave approached, I felt a little sad that I hadn’t been able to ask Sai Baba directly about the afterlife and the survival of the human personality after death. Just before we left a man who I’d not seen before made a casual remark. ‘The answer to your questions about the afterlife is to be found in the books by Peggy Mason,’ said the stranger. ‘She has the answer’. I, of course, wondered how he had known my question and we were separated by the crowd before I could ask him.

When we returned to home we were greeted by our usual mountain of letters. Among them was a package from Peggy Mason

I’d read one of her books in the past and posted a letter to her some time ago, but nonetheless, it seemed very odd that I should arrive so perfectly on cue. She enclosed all the information she had about Sai Baba and the afterlife. “Of course reincarnation entails the survival of the individuality,’ writes Peggy. ”One of my favorite quotes of Baba’s: “The good fortune that has brought you face to face with me is something for which you must thank your merit won through previous lives.”

‘Baba knew, of course, that for many years my late husband (Ron Lang) and I had the most gifted medium living in our staff cottage when we had a big place near Crowborough. For 14 years I wrote monthly articles for the Spiritualist magazine ‘Two Worlds’ when Maurice Barbanell was the editor. As many people are so ignorant about mediumship and the continuation of the person after leaving the physical body, we made a point of asking Baba, in private interview, for the sake of other people, “Is mediumship, to communicate with those in the next sphere of life, provided the medium is honest and a pure channel wrong?’

‘Baba replied at once: “No, not at all.”‘

Peggy Mason included a wealth of material, none of which conflicts with what I’ve tried to communicate through this book. The full details will have to wait for another book. Peggy went on to explain that she was still in touch with her husband via an excellent trance medium (Paul Bura). She concludes by saying: ‘My husband Ron is, of course, longing for me to join him! He has it all ready, and has a lovely little house by a lake, and our beloved sheepdog, Tippy, with him and my cat, Peter (And adds: “And you don’t have to feed them!) He works with a group of spirits helping those who go over, “without a clue, wondering what on earth has happened to them'” as he puts it.

‘When I asked him what it was like to be received by Baba when he passed over, he said, “Like being embraced by the Universe”. He also says he and Baba will come for me. My health is running down, plus angina, etc. so I don’t expect to be here beyond next Summer….’

A few weeks later I read in Psychic News that Peggy Mason had died.

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62 comments… add one
  • Rama Dasa Jul 30, 2017, 9:38 pm

    Hare Krishna,
    Sai Baba claims to be an Avatar, but this is not authorized by the Vedas. Just having some siddhis, does not make you an Incarnation of God/Avatar. Anybody who has done tapas and sadhana can get siddhis/mystic powers. Actually what makes more sense, is that when he was bitten by the scorpion a demon possesed the body of the boy and this Demon called himself Sai Baba and claims to be God. Many yogis can possess bodies of other people.

    The Devote Atma Tattva Dasa met Sai Baba and explains how he was just using some cheap siddhi and was actually possessed by a demoniac spirit after getting the scorpion sting:

    Please do not defame the Vedas, by worshiping these false Avatars. All the real Avatar are mentioned in the Srimad-Bhagavatam.

  • ravi shankar Oct 31, 2016, 3:34 am

    Dear Sir,
    My parents were devotees along with my relatives of Huzur Radhasoami. This is a religion that gives priority to a Guru but still does not give the pride of place to the central deities Rama and Krishna or Shiva. In 1990 I became a devotee of Rama or Krishna. But my troubles persisted. I had bad dreams and where in my sleep I was short of breath as well as I felt somebody was holding my neck. I was having problems once in a while though I had no health problems except for primary complex. But in 2000 I learnt Transcendental Meditation, then Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living course as well as chant the mantra of Sree Veerabrahmendra Swamy. Then my health problems subsideda little bit as it is essential for one to have a Guru even though one may be a devotee of Vishnu or Shiva. My regret remains not visiting Puttaparthi or meeting Sri Sathya Sai Baba in person since he is from the same state of Andhra Pradesh. I was busy in research in 2008 and finally was free from the late of 2016.

  • V.Ramnath Sep 15, 2015, 3:10 pm

    About a year before Mother Teresa died she was terribly ill with rheumatic heart fever and in the ICU in a Calcutta hospital. I sent her my book on my experiences of Sai Baba called , Waiting for Baba, and a packet of vibhuti , to the hospital through our Liaison Officer in Manipur Bhawan in Calcutta. I was then in Imphal, Manipur. I was told that the book was delivered to her personally by the senior most nun at that time.Soon she made a recovery and got another years extension of life in typical Baba fashion. This is the first time I am hearing that Mother Teresa believed in Baba. I knew she was a staunch Catholic but I felt that she deserved Babas grace, blessings and love for having slaved for the poor all her life, so I am really happy to know she developed faith in Baba a year before her demise.

  • Rev. Wayne Farquhar Jun 7, 2015, 1:58 am

    Vision of Lord Rama
    Here is an experience which was very strange at the time but later I did come to the proper understanding of it. This experience occurred when I was in Prashanti Nilayam in 1996 while sitting under the “Meditation Tree.”

    While meditating I was disturbed by a loud commotion of young excited voices … I opened my eyes to see a long line of school children walking past with their teachers. As I resumed my meditation a vision then opened in revealing another long line of young school children who were again walking past, only this time they were all in spirit bodies. Walking beside them was Mother Teresa who looked over at me smiling.

    At that time I knew she was still living in the physical, but later I came to realise that Mother Teresa was doing work on other levels and not just on earth … in her work she was helping young spirit children by taking them to have the darshan of the Lord.

    At the time of having this experience I was feeling for some strange reason somewhat tired, and I was wandering whether I should get up and go to Baba’s discourse when all of a sudden Mother Teresa appeared and said … your spirit is very strong let it work the body, don’t give up, get up and go. So I got up from my meditation and went to Baba’s Discourse.

    While there sitting in the hot sun listening to Swami, and wearing sun glasses at the time because of the bright glare the sun was giving off, I looked up at Swami and noticed something strange happening. I had to lift my sunglasses off to see clearer that of what I was witnessing. Swami was changing in colour, on and off. The colour would come then go, come then go … until the colour finally settled. This colour was of a royal purple blue, a very beautiful colour indeed.

    I could also see Swami in two forms … as I was visually witnessing all this Swami then began talking on Rama.
    I then got glimpses of quick explosions of something that even today I’m still not sure what it was … if I had to guess I would say it was bursts of pure energy shooting out in all directions. I am so glad I listened to Mother Teresa by going to Swami’s discourse, otherwise all this I would have missed.

    And for the record I discovered in 2005, Mother Teresa was a Baba devotee. In 1997 she permanently gave up the physical body.

  • Rev. Wayne Farquhar Jun 4, 2015, 5:16 am

    Here’s an experience I had back in 1996 when in Prashanti Nilayam, one which I still remember VERY well.
    My brother and I arrived at Prashanti Nilayam on the 18th of June 1996 where we were given the room N1 – D19.

    At 9:50 one morning, a man from the administration office escorted a man up to share our room with us. He was a Macedonian man by name of [B]?[/B] … I was going to give his name but thought best not to, just in case this is read by some who know him. You see, this man wouldn’t know of the events that occurred when he was with us for the (2) days. I might be giving his identity away by saying that he was totally blind.

    His English accent was just barely understandable which made communication a little difficult between us, and I know that he must have felt uncomfortable even though my brother and I tried hard in making him welcomed. The first morning we escorted him to darshan, then to the western canteen where he would eat his breakfast with us. Now here is where it gets very interesting; here is where we finally realise that it was Swami who brought him to us for a special purpose.

    On the second day in the afternoon as I laid on my bed, I was violently grabbed from behind by an unseen visitor. I felt a man’s arm grab me around my neck and drag me out of my body. I was a little surprised at first but not shocked, as things like this has happened on many occasions before. As I grappled with this attacker, I felt the man’s arm and body tightly take hold of me. It was incredible to say the least, I could not loosen his grip no matter what. So after a short time of struggle I screamed out SWAMI in my mind.

    Instantly this evil spirit man was gone. I leaned over and told my brother what had just occurred, and he told me that not long ago he saw a terrible colour hanging onto this Macedonian man, a colour which was not a part of his own but some other which had attached itself to him. Whoever or whatever it was is now gone – for good.

    Within the hour we were again escorting the blind man to the canteen for supper. As soon as we got in through the doorway of the canteen we were greeted by 5 or 6 Macedonian men who invited our blind friend to stay with them. We watched them with fascination as they all communicated very freely and with great joy in their own language.

    My brother and I spoke at length when we returned to our room about the event which did occur. Then as if a thunderbolt hit us with the realisation that it was Swami who guided this man to us, where we were used as instruments in ridding this entity.

    Some might say why not Swami remove this entity. Swami gives us all opportunities to be His instrument where are are able to serve, but of course there are other reasons as well, reasons where we are not able to see the fullness of it – as yet.

    Like the love of a mother who takes care of each and every child, this is Swami. How can we ever go wrong when we attach ourselves tightly to the lotus feet of our loving Divine Mother. OMSAIRAM

  • Pat Singh Mar 22, 2015, 8:08 pm

    Hi Craig my name is Pat from South Africa. I have many memorable experiences with Swami. Interview in 1987. He gave me permission to marry my husband who was not being accepted by my mother for religious reasons. Anyway all was fine we are happily married with two beautiful children. They are 25 and 19 years old. We have been fortunate to travel to the ashram many times as a family. I would like you to please explain why we like you are now experiencing such financial difficulties. My husband has an IT business and like I stated we too seem to be just on the brink of getting contracts and by some unforeseen reason things don’t work out. Even to the extent of companies stealing ideas and getting very rich. We have been praying so hard but it seems that Swami is not listening. Can u please reply as to what you think. Baba has and always will be my everything. Jai Sai Ram.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Mar 31, 2015, 3:35 pm

      I think we need to remember that Sai Baba is not Father Christmas. He walked this earth to quicken our spiritual knowledge and not necessarily to take away our karma. I believe the bad karma we have can be negated by doing charitable work and Seva irrespective of any reward. Just do good and think good and all will work out. So just keep going with optimism in your heart and it will get better I’m sure. It has improved for me when I have taken this attitude of acceptance mixed with effort.

  • max Jan 1, 2014, 7:35 pm

    May you never cease the noble virtues of Seva Dharma and PREMA that defines your majestic personality on-line !
    Wishing you a splendid Nu-YEAR !


  • Jneyam Maria Dec 6, 2013, 7:38 pm

    Sai Ram. I forgot to write down that the 6 words on my License Plate are: SATHYA, that is why I think it took the whole bang upon itself, to save my day. Namaste. J. Maria

  • Jneyam M. Nov 24, 2013, 3:42 am

    This happened few days ago: I was driving thinking intensely about the day work and other duties. I saw the truck before me slowing down and I also slowed down letting the car before it making a right. As soon as the truck moved I also moved forward. Suddenly I heard this incredible impact and saw my truck smashed against the one before me.

    We both parked to the left and came out of the truck. I was saying “Sai Ram.. Sai Ram”, when I saw these two people coming toward me with a hard voice and requested to see my driving License and registration, just like police would. I said ‘I am sorry I did not know you were going to slow down again’, but they were now very upset while looking at the back of their truck. I went inside my vehicle and looked at Swami picture which I always keep inside and I talk to when alone. I said with fear ‘Sai Baba you really have to help me now, I don’t know who are these people. It just happened so fast!’

    I came out with my papers and as I was to show them to the driver, he said that I was driving too closely, but as long as no one got hurt he was going to let go, this time. I looked at both faces, asking if they were fine and again I gave them my apologies. I actually hugged them both, saying ‘God bless you, God bless you! The driver said ‘God bless you too!’ don’t drive so closely to cars. I felt like a child, but I promised.

    Went inside my truck and wondered what has changed their mind, a minute before they were like wolves against me and know left as two sweet puppies. I was not sure if the whole thing happened or I just dreamed it. Then I remembered my prayer to Baba and knew He blessed their mind and heart, there was nothing also I could think of. Waited until they left and I went home wondering, still, if I dreamed the whole thing.

    Now I came out of the truck and before entering the house I looked at the front License Plate. It was all smashed! Oh, I did not dream it, it really happened! But the Lord was there for me and let me go with a warning. Thank God my husband is a devotee and believed me, saying the worse was over and God bless those people whose truck, in my eyes, did not seem to get one single scratch. How could that happen, my truck was smashed against theirs?

  • Jneyam Nov 24, 2013, 3:03 am

    Sai Ram. I remember reading in one of the Sathya Sai Speak Books that Swami at the age of 34 told his young devotees, who begged Him not to ever leave them, ever…. , not to worry that He had 50 more years to live on. I wished I had the book with me but it belonged to a Sai Center, which moved to the South.

    I heard this statement, also, from devotees who know all His Sathya Sai Speaks Teachings.

    Also, in one of the latest videos of Mr. Hard Rock Café Isaac Tigrett, I hear Isaac speaking about Swami saying (more or less these are the words) that Swami has told him, and few others, that
    His mission here was already over, that He wanted to go and, therefore, come back much earlier.

    Well, what ever the truth is, I don’t think Swami has left us. He is very close to me, in time of need. More miracles happened since He has left his body and dreaming about Him feels just as real.

    The other morning I dreamed about Swami, who in few words, told me it was time to work. I listened to what He had to say, He spoke for a while, but I don’t remember much, beside that was time to work. A second after that, I found myself talking about Swami to a group of unknown people, mostly ladies. They were listening and enjoying hearing about His world miracles, leelas, all He had done in India and, especially in Prashanti Nilayam, seva, spiritual teaching and His Omnipresence,

    One person stood up and started to give me hard time telling me she would never believe in such a think as the Avatar being on earth doing miracles and all she was hearing. Her voice was very loud, she was screaming her negativity all over the room. All this time, Swami was seating next to the window, alone, looking outside. I did not want Him to hear the lady’s harsh words so I got up and, in lauder voice, I continued telling about more miracles, now my personal miracles. Her voice thundered and now she was moving her hands and arms all over.

    Frustrated I started to lose my voice! She was spoiling the moment for me and everyone who wanted to hear more about Baba.

    Right here Sai Baba got up and left, went to next room and the lady followed Him. Now, in peace, I continued talking about Swamis and his Life Story.

    Not for too long, though, the lady came back and said loud: Your Baba is dead!’

    I went to the next room, got close to Him who was seemingly sleeping. I felt his breathing on my face and happily went back to the next room, saying He was sleeping, that He always pretended to sleep when He wanted people to calm down, relax and go to sleep. While saying that I saw the lady seating on the chair that Swami was before, next to the window. She closed her eyes and started to quiet down. The woman next to me, who was listening the most, looked towards her way and said loud that now she was going to get Swami’s vibrations from the chair. We all looked at her and
    started to play with her, telling her she was going to be soon a Sai devotee.

    At the beginning of our playing around she did not like it, but soon she started to smile, she got her face all read, and we knew. Finally she admitted that the whole story sounded real and that maybe Sai Baba was and Avatar of God, and while still seating, she leaned toward us to hear some more stories about Swami………………now…I woke up.

    Happy Birthday dear Sri Sathya Sai Baba! I love you for ever! Sai Ram and Sai blessings to all Maria J. E Jai Sai Ram

  • yugeshni rajpal Nov 19, 2013, 10:39 am

    I would just like to say that I’ve been a devotee of swami since the age of six. I also have been to Prashanthi to see him in his physical presence a few times and have had a few experiences. However after reading Srijith Narayan’s book “Sai Thy Kingdom Come” I am almost convinced that swami will be back in the same form and has not completed his mission as yet in this Sathya Sai form and he will appear in the age form of 58. That’s my opinion though even though I am also am trying to practice his teachings to the fullest and know that he resides in my heart and is the cosmic Avatar who has gone nowhere.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Nov 19, 2013, 1:11 pm

      It’s interesting what the blurb for the book says: “Swami’s words in various discourses provide clear indication that it was not time for His final disappearance yet. Which would mean only one thing; that He will certainly be back in the same physical form as Sri Sathya Sai Baba!!!” I’m not sure I’m convinced by that idea, as He did die at the exact time he said he would. (Hindu Moon Years) But I have ordered the book too and I think it will be an intriguing read. Thank you for the info.

      • Craig Hamilton-Parker Nov 23, 2013, 10:20 pm

        Just finished reading it. Brilliant book – could not put it down. Fascinating for any Sai Baba devotee or enthusiast.

  • Maria Oct 11, 2013, 7:49 am

    Sai Ram – One day I was reading about a Romania Sphinx and its hidden Powers. The author wrote to ask questions to the Sphinx when face to face with it and it would give the right answers. I am highly sceptical about mostly everything, but I felt like “why not?”

    So I put my third eye, my forehead, on top of the picture head and asked “What legacy do I have with Sri Sathya Sai Baba?’

    At 8 o’clock, in the morning, I dream about this huge Being next to my bed where I and my daughter, (25 now ) was sleeping with me all curled up as a baby of three or two years old. This huge being was telling me ‘he did like what I did’ and the more I looked at him the bigger he was getting. Mostly I could see his profile face that now was next to me, on the bed looking up.

    Suddenly I noticed the huge face was the Sphinx face but the voice was Sathya Sai’ voice.

    I asked “what You do not like?’ Next, my father was standing on the bed next to me and my daughter, who was still sleeping peacefully. My father face was a little big, but not of the Sphinx,
    serious and I did not remember what I have done to upset them.

    Finally the Being, my father head with the body of Sai Baba orange robe, said: ‘I don’t like this, I am your Father and you should know that by now.’

    I woke up, I was almost late for an appointment, I thought about this weird dream, and I guess my answer was : He is my Holy Father and I don’t need to play games asking anyone, if I already know that Baba is my Father, my Holy Father.

    Jai Sai Ram

    • Kartik Nov 11, 2013, 1:39 pm

      Sairam – Bhagwan is still living in each and every heart. Bhagwan is living in all human being. Swamy always said I am God you are also God. Differnce is I know I am God and you dont know. Second Swamy alway live and work for needy poor people. He always said Manav Seva is Madhav Seva. Service to Man is Service to God.

  • Maria Oct 11, 2013, 7:07 am

    We are so fortunate to be born in a cycle when a wonderful Avatar such as Sri Sathya Sai Baba is also alive!

    The leelas and miracles are not over and neither the dream darshans. Baba comes to me still and my family. He is funny most of the time, and comforting like a mother or best friend. I had a dream, just last week, where He showed me He was my Father.I had hard time stopping my neighbour spraying mosquitoes spray on the bush, which is in front of my air conditioner, the smell comes inside
    and my daughter and I suffer from asthma. Our stomach is too sensitive for that kind of poisons so I had the bush cut to the bottom, still this guy keeps on spraying what ever is left over of it and we cannot breathe in the living room.

    Finally I gave up and wrote a letter to my dear dead father who knew what to do with things like this and nasty people. I put the note on the alter where Swami resides and also Sai Baba of Shirdi and Gabesha. I said “Lord please make me dream of my father with an answer, I surrender it all to you.”

    Sometimes God listens, sometimes He is too busy. The next morning I woke up from the dream that Sathya Sai was talking to my father and while ignoring me they were working on stubs of the bush by putting a huge dark thick back around it and rocks all around it so the bag would not fly with the wind, just the way my father used to do to protect his tree from the winder cold. They finished the work and together left from the back of the yard, with no exist, they disappeared right before I woke up.

    Of course once up I dressed up and did what they showed me. The neighbour has not sprayed the bed any more for months, God bless my father and praise the Lord of my heart who came to me, in time of distress. I also love me so much!

    Sai love, Maria

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Oct 12, 2013, 5:33 pm

      I’ve been having some of the most amazing dreams about Sathya Sai Baba too recently. My wife, daughter and me all had a very similar dream about Sai Baba on the same night and we all dreamed of the same place and had similar messages.

      There is definitely Dharshan in dreams – and like you he is always so funny in the dreams – always joking. I wonder if others have the same?

  • Maria Aug 18, 2013, 8:35 pm

    Sri Sathya Sai Baba gave me and my family enough leelas and miracles to know He is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient. With this in my mind, body and soul, I know He is all over the creation, especially around us, on earth, where He will soon be born as Prema Sai. Can’t wait for that day! I crave the dream darshans, lately they come in wall pictures. Last time I dreamed of Sathya Sai, (I was sick for weeks). He checked by body as a doctor and then picked me up from under my arms, like I were a child, He put me on the floor and said: Now go home and heal.

    I have been great since then. Don’t know what He did, but what ever it worked. I am grateful He is always in my life. Love Him so much!

  • Sridhara Murthy T S Aug 5, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Once Swami said”Only my chosen pearls can visit Mukthi nilayam” Mukthi nilayam is heaven on earth where Smt Vasantha Sai Amma lives. In this world nobody has understood Swami except Vasatha Sai Amma.

    • Renato J M Tavares Aug 15, 2013, 5:36 am

      Dear Sridhara, I have been a few times to see Radha reincarnated in Mukthi Nilayam and She, Amma has all the answer to Prema Sai’s new coming. What magnificent God is Swami in leaving the scene and staying in the scene in the vests of a Goddess. Of course, for those who cannot yet see HIM everywhere and in everyone, is just more love and more grace. Om Sri Vasantha Sai

  • Tommy Norin Sweden Jul 1, 2013, 6:14 pm

    I visited your website today and when I read the about peoples experience with Sathya Sai Baba it was a good feeling inside. Remember the years under the 1980s when Sathya Sai Baba stood in my room when I lived I Sweden after I had meditated regular over a period. After that experience and what he told me that time has change my Life. It was like the popular song ” Always in my mind ” because I had too experience that he was is in all people I met under the weekday. Sometime they said things to me and I was just wondering how could they now and read my minds and feelings. It was the beginning of a special period and I often was engaged to do good for people. Under this period I also had a lot of tribulation after a family separation and it take over 7 year of painful conflicts. All this time it was like I had too experience both sorrow and happy times. My first visit too Sathya Sai Baba was on his 60-birthday and I come the same day like the voice had told me before when I sat on the trap stairs in front of the house.

    I was alone with all my sad feelings expecting to live the house I loved and my family divided. It was full moon that evening and when I looking at the beautiful round intensive brilliant moon I could hear a clear voice saying from nowhere , -You are coming on my birthday … bee happy my son”. The unplanned trip to India was like somebody took over all my burden and after that evening in the middle of November all goes in that direction like this was planned for a long time. I come to the birthday and was very confused but very happy to see the little man who already was a dear friend under meditation and dreams. Also friend to my father who was near the dead under operation of a big tumour and my atheistic father told me some months after the operation when I under a visit to the parents has the feeling to give him a photo on Sathya Sai Baba . He said that he now him and wondered how so he told me that under the critical operation he had left the body and this Indian man had come to him under the out of body and told personal things about his life. My father who not was my biological had diagnosed cancer but after the operation he never took chemotherapy. Instead he eat special cooked food and together whit my mother visited under the following year the Greek Islands more then one time instead of chemotherapy.

    The cancer disappeared from the body and the doctors was surprised. He was very seek on the early morning the Christmas day he was operated and the same time many miles in another town was I sitting under long time in meditation on the couch when I often in meditation had the same vision there I could see my father sitting beside Sathya Sai Baba on a big couch together like near old friends. When I see that my body begin to vibrating long periods and when it stopped I stood up on the couch. My “silent sitting” was many hours this Christmas day morning and later under the day when I telephone my parents was nobody at home. They told me what has happen some days later. My father was together whit us four wonderful years when his hart give up one morning after he said goodbye to my mother Before she goes working. Everything was safely disposed and that is also one thing that I have to learn under my own life of happiness and sorrows.

    When I come home from my only trip to India I had with me a 27 kg bag full of books about spiritual teaching and sage I feel close to long before my journey to this land. Today and many miracles later it is so little I understand about the three Sai Baba’s incarnations I believe in full and after 33 years almost feel like I am preparing for something coming to change the Earth to a peaceful planet. Its a very unique time we all lives in on Earth . We have to tune in and everybody must do their duty and fulfil their obligations and let Good inside us be the support to show the right way.

    Sai Baba have told that it takes for him three incarnations to full fill what he has coming for and all we other must work on convert to real Christ souls who know and practice these secrets of the heart.

  • Ariana May 18, 2013, 3:25 pm

    Thank you, thank you for this article! You are blessed, wow.

  • Adi Apr 20, 2013, 11:08 am

    Hi, please note Sai Baba and Satya Sai Baba are two different individuals of two different era’s. So in your note when you repeatedly say Sai Baba is a different person altogether from Satya Sai Baba. Please do not spread half knowledge in your forum. Sai Baba lived as a fakir or hermit all his life with genuine powers and miracles and lived amongst the poor.

    • Maria May 10, 2013, 11:06 pm

      Sai Ram Everyone. Sri Sathya Sai Baba miracle!!!

      My aunt, who was a hot and cold Sai devotee, was recently at the hospital. The doctors found her case kind of lost due to her late age. In the hospital, while sleeping, she had the first time His Darshan. In the dream Sri Sathya Sai Baba was participating some kind of a race she could not figure out, but in her mind she knew He was going to win. Few seconds later she saw Him coming out victorious and coming close to her with a big smile.

      She woke up and understood everything is going to be OK. She called everyone in the family and told about that powerful dream, which did not look like a dream, she said, like Sathya Sai, was actually there
      when He smiled at her. The same day she was dismissed as doing well, her blood pressure was great, nothing wrong. They doctors checked and re-checked their paper work, etc. Well the fact is that they send her home and still have no idea of what could have happened. A miracle they said. Yes! A miracle.

      My dear aunt is now a devotee and already started a little altar and saying prayers to Sathya Sai and Sai Baba of Shirdi pictures that stand on her tiny altar. She also asked us to teach her some bhajans and the Sri Sathya Sai Baba 108 names.

      She finally experienced His Omnipresence and Omnipotence. She cannot believe it happened to her, we cant either, but this is how it went. We also had miracles and leelas happened to us and to our pets, but she would not make anything of them, thought she always kept His picture in her purse and sometimes kissed Him just in case. Sri Sathya Sai Baba is Embodiment of Love, God incarnated. I also believe that He is the reincarnation of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi. All in my family keep on dreaming of both Sais.

      Once my husband dreamed of Both talking to each other, at the end of the dream They both merged in One: Sri Sathya Sai Baba. I had almost the same dreams but with Sathya Sai and Jesus. They are One. Love to all. Maria. Jai Sai Ram

  • Jneyam Mar 19, 2013, 3:21 am

    Hi Craig & family. Hope everyone is well.

    I see many people from all over the world are interested to know where Sri Sathya Sai Baba comes from. I always thought the esoteric world would know more, but by calling Sathya Sai Cosmic Avatar now and later describing him as regent King, like Sanat Kumara from the Shamballa world, is putting the Avatar back into the Earth kingdom, the Agarthi world inside the earth, the hollow part, the Shamballa where the Watchers Gods see everything that is going on the crust of this planet.

    Not that I mind Sai Baba being the King of the Earth or the Solar System, the closer to us the better and faster communication. I was wondering if Maitreya is real, by the way, would you know anything about him? Thank you, sai love. Jn.

  • Jneyam Feb 27, 2013, 1:31 am

    Bramaloka must be beautiful not being of the material universe. There is no possible way to imagine anything that is not made by material fabric. Even in dreams we can smell all kind of odors, feel pain, hear noises, feel emotions and touch dense stuff, material stuff God uses to create the universe. Sai love

  • Jneyam Feb 22, 2013, 10:52 pm

    Sai Ram Everyone. I always wonder from which Star Sri Sathya Sai Baba came from, what is His Abode? I know He lives everywhere, that He is Omnipresent as all other Avatars declared, but there must be a place in the Universe where The Higher Self goes back and takes a break from all the world traveling and work He does. The Skanda Puranas mentioned a place way beyond the North Star where Brahman resides, Brahman Loka. I checked it, looks like around the Pleiades, or way back them. I also heard that the Andromeda Galaxy has the most advanced spiritual Souls in the universe. Many Avatars come from there, unless each star sun like our solar system has their own Gods and demigods that rule that particular solar system. What do you all think? Sai love, Jneyam

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Feb 25, 2013, 7:11 pm

      From what I understand of Brahma Loka it is not a ‘place’ in this material universe. It is a state of being that exists after death and is attained by those who have drawn close to godhead.

  • Atma J. Feb 21, 2013, 3:52 am

    A month ago I had this dream in which there were many dogs barking at me, ugly big and small mad dogs. There was nowhere to escape them. Wherever I went the dogs were after me.
    While standing against the wall and waiting for the worse, one of them came and said: “I am Jehovah! I answered him that if he was Jehovah he would not be so mean, so i kicked his head twice, but as I saw it falling I picked him up and made sure he was not hurt.

    While i was putting his little body on a box all the other dogs came around barking. Now i was surrounded and felt trapped. The Jehovah dog was a hoax to trap me in, I thought.
    At this point Sai Baba appeared and started to throw a strong long rope against the dogs, by spinning it quickly. He went on and on, spinning the rope until all dogs went back and almost disappeared. I ran to the street feeling safe, while running away i realized my hero was Sri Sathya Sai Baba who was now facing the dogs making sure they did not come back.
    I woke up and felt great with the darshan, but did not know what it meant to be saved from the mad dogs: problems, people, obstacles, etc. But whatever it was, was about to attack me was pushed away by swami. Safe!

    Later during the day I saw this little piece of paper on the floor, standing next to swami picture, in the puja section. I wrote something in it the night before. Something in the family happened and while feeling lonely and insecure I asked swami if he was going to be my hero about it or if he was going to let the family gang up against me.

    Oh, now i remembered! Swami came to my dream and showed me that he was indeed my hero. And Wow, no one in the family was hurt but the day after they all acted sorry about the way they made me feel the day before.
    Swami came to me and made me feel special, a million dollar human with the best friend hero anyone can ever ask.

    Note: The night before I had said out loud to swami: “”Are you going to be my hero or are you going to destroy me too acting like Jehovah the god? Are you a punisher and not my friend or the god of compassion?
    Do you all see how he listened? I have to apologize for the Jehovah word, I know all names are his – in fact as I made sure the Jehovah doggy was ok. That is when i saw swami appearing and defending me from the madness. Jai Sai Ram

    P.S. This is not my face – I wish I was that young, but the little girl is cute!

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Feb 21, 2013, 1:54 pm

      I have a plug in on the site that selects a picture from ones it finds on the net associated with your email address. You will get an automatic email offering to “Change your Avatar”!!!

      Now I doubt you would want to do that lol.

  • Kartik Mehta Feb 6, 2013, 8:00 am

    Sairam – I was read your full story. It is nice, I want to talk with you I am from India. Thank you – Sairam Kartik Mehta

  • jay Jan 3, 2013, 6:38 pm

    All I can say Sathya Sai Baba is thank you for being with me in my lifetime and for the experience. – Sai Ram

  • richard Dec 15, 2012, 11:59 pm

    How can I purchase some materialised products of Sai Baba? Please get back to me. Richard.

  • Jneyam Dec 10, 2012, 6:58 pm

    Sai Ram – Last Summer one of my children was found to have a form of cancer. It was so scary! I prayed to Swami with all my heart and soul.

    The same night Swami came to me and sweetly said “Baba will cancel cancer”.

    When my child’s check up came, the doctors could not find anything. My child already knew – through her faith in Baba she was cured and mentally said “Thank you God” – she loves him so much. Jai Sai

  • Hulda-Rose Gordon Dec 8, 2012, 8:01 pm

    I want to meet Sai Baba. I want to touch him spiritually or physically. How can I? I live in Florida USA now. I think I am ready. I have questions that have to be answered. I feel my journey is connected to his energy – a long story! Please respond.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Dec 10, 2012, 3:56 pm

      Sathya Sai Baba died on April 24, 2011 but he will still talk to earnest seekers through dreams or you can visit his tomb (Mahasamadhi) at Prasanthi Nilayam in India. I have not visited his Mahasamadhi but I am told that there remains an incredible spiritual energy there and devotees feel physically connected to the omnipresent spirit of Sathya Sai Baba.

  • NB Nov 16, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Sai Baba — greatest being alive. Guaranteed.
    When I lived in India there was a small newspaper clip with an interview with the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama stated that there would not be another being as great as Sai Baba born for another 16 million years.

    • Jneyam Dec 10, 2012, 6:53 pm

      Sai Baba of Shirdi and Sri Sathya Sai Baba did the hardest work, but the world is still corrupted. I hope Prema Sai will spiritualize it as much as the other two Sai’s could not.

      The USA is out of control with pollution, noises, smells, godless people, materialism, meat eating, drunk drivers, ect. And those thick white and black ‘military spread chemtrails’ that cover our sky days and night, hiding the sun and the stars, are polluting our lungs big time. People are sick with germs, man-made virus, HAARP waves, man-made tsunami, man-made earthquakes, man-made seeding clouds, man-made wars, etc. Don’t know what His Holiness The Dalai Lama knows about Sri Sathya Sai Baba, but Sathya Sai said while Prema Sai is here, there will no Lamas and Popes. Enough! Prema Sai Baba will be the One and Only religious leader, the world leader.

      One thousands years of peace for many, after that the Kali Yuga will continue and end on its out account, four thousand more years of it. Oh, boy, dear reincarnated humans (chemtrails sprayers and politicians?) good luck with that! JAI SAI RAM

      • Rev. Wayne Farquhar Jun 4, 2015, 7:09 am

        I quote Swami’s words; (When Prema Sai Comes there will be nothing for him to do, everything will already have been done. The only thing for Prema Sai to do is to teach everyone that they to are GOD. ) This tells us that something BIG and very close is at hand, but what and when is the question. Swami also says; (I have warned you time and time again you can not play ignorance. I will scorch the wrong doer and soothe the righteous. You have been warned.) So whatever we do let us make sure its our best, hold fast to His lotus feet and dont let go. This is an opportunity for all that will never ever come again.

  • Renato J M Tavares Nov 5, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Dear Craig and Jane, Sai Ram
    What a delight reading your blog even though I did it with only “one eye” open. I was half asleep ready to close my laptop, when I “accidentally” found it and I just couldn’t let it down…

    Well, our story about how Swami got in our lifes has an amazing similarity, especially regarding the dream etc. What is really amazing though is that even though my journey with Swami started in 1995, (first known about Him, first dream etc) some of the answers (significance) to my dreams came as a lightning just last night 5/Nov/2012. Would you believe it?? Well, I’m sure you would, lol.

    I also help Swami to “fix cars” in His almighty workshop and He’s been showing me how to repair them for quite a long time now.

    I work as a Medium and guide in Brazil, at Casa de Dom Ignacio, in a little town called Abadiania, Goias State, where the phenomenal Medium known as John of God serves for nearly 40 years.

    Sai Baba brought me to India several times to His Ashram and taught me patiently for years the “car fixing” job. However hard learner I am, it wasn’t until a year ago that I finally understood that He was preparing me to work in one of the most fantastic workshops there is in Earth.

    We also have so many acquaintance in common. On my first Baba week, soon after my first dream, Hema Joshi, from the miracle house in London, who used to be a long time customer in my restaurant, came to invite me to her house, after she noticed a little calendar with Baba’s picture in it by the cash machine, in the restaurant.

    Joan and Richard Brake, Mr Vardgama, Peggy, Ron and so many others that were graced with Swami’s abundant love and amazing miracles and did not got attached to them as the only proof of God’s human presence, then. They went way beyond the miracles almost to the point that the miracles themselves were “nothing”, comparing to the purpose of the them. How the miracles act in aid to the transformation of the people that was touch by them and understood the meaning of such for their lives. Many others, after having had a hard time in believe in the Living God, have completely abandoned Baba and His form when they started to “easily” believe and get caught in the unbelievable dramas that surrounded Baba’s life. But of course as we know, Baba himself pleaded time after time to people do not to get attached to His human form. Also he said many times that every other form is He. Therefore, wherever you go, whatever god you choose to get attached to, whatever being you direct your faith to, IS ONLY ONE.

    So, Craig and Jane, thank you so much for writing your blog.

    Love all, Serve all. That’s the way to God.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Nov 5, 2012, 4:33 pm

      At the time I thought it was me in the car workshop being fixed. However, I think you are right – as mediums and psychics we are also people who help make spiritual repairs to others. This is our ‘Seva’ (Service to God) Anyone wanting to get a good overview about Sathya Sai Baba may also be interested in this new link I found today by the psychiatrist Sam Sandweiss – it is a very inspiring introduction.

  • derek gosine Sep 14, 2012, 5:12 am

    I never knew who was Sathya Sai Baba. One day I visited my aunt in Trinidad. (I was living there at the time this happened.) My aunt was a Sai devotee and she invited us i.e. my mom, sister and me to go to a yagna. During the yagna, as the books were read and prayers were made, a woman from the sinarsing (stage) lifted her hand up and to all you can see the name ran forming as though it was writing with a black marker.

    While this was happening I said “I wish that was me”. Just then I felt a electric like feeling from my toes and moving upwards. When the feeling reached my neck I could only stand with the help of my mom.

    Only wanting to shout “Om Nama Shavia!” I now felt that I was floating. My aunt told me do what I felt I needed to do.

    That was the last thing I remembered. After about half hour I came to my mom said that I walked to where the holy books were waved my hand and made a lingum like Shiva stone appear offer it to the book and returned to where I was sitting.

    That same night I went home, and as I lay down to sleep to my knowledge I was still awake because I could hear my mom talking in the other room. I guess I was sleeping very lightly and was dreaming. I got up from my bed and look through the window and saw Sai Baba walking on the road so I yelled out “Baba where are you going! There is so much people suffering in India you should be helping them!”

    He answered, “I am going to visit my devotees.”

    I replied OK and laid back to sleep. Still sleeping, I dreamed I awoke up with a knock on the door. I said “Come in.”

    The door opened and there is Sai Baba. “You said you were going up the road?”

    “Today is your lucky day,” he replied. “Today is my birthday and on my birthday I visit all my devotees. Tell me whatever you want and I will give it to you.”

    I replied: “Baba, all I want is to touch your feet” and I bent to do so. When I reached to his knee height he said “Stop you reach far enough; you are to great to touch my feet.” He then put his hand on my head to bless me. Just then I wake up with the print of his hand in my head which was so real!

  • Jneyam Sep 5, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Jai Sai Ram Kubesh. Love your Dream Darshan. I too had a dream darshan last week: In this morning dream I was bending my knees down to write the three words Jai Sai Ram but they would not fit on one side of this box, or short wall. Baba was standing on my far right, looking at me all the time. At once He came close and bending over next to me He said: “Cant you fit all three words on this side?” and in saying so His hands were in my hands and wrote Jai Sai ram on the same side making them fit together.

    I woke up with my palms very hot for about 10 minutes, I touched my aching body parts to see if they healed, but nothing happened. My whole body was a happily shaking about the dream. I guess the whole dream was about the fact the night before I asked Sathya Sai Baba to show me if I and Him are truly ONE. And that was how He showed me our Oneness, his hands and my hands being one and writing JAI SAI RAM. Be well, blessing to all. Atma

    • Atma J. Sep 11, 2012, 12:28 am

      There is a dream that I had about a white UFOs and Sri Sathya Sai Baba arms and hands pulling me up on it. Its a long dream, but the way it ended is what still makes me wonder about how much Swami was/is involved with spaceships and the highly evolved intelligences of near or far worlds. At the end of the dream I was taken on the ship. I woke up and my neck had a big hollow hole in it. The question would be if that was truly Sai Baba orange arms sleeves and hands that pulled me on the spaceship or the aliens taking shape of his body to make me believe, tricked me into going on etc.

      I will never forget this dream, which all together was great from the beginning to the end, expect for the hole in the neck. Jn. Sai Ram

  • kubesh Sep 3, 2012, 11:27 pm

    Om Sai Ram
    I would like to share a dream I once had about Sathya Sai Baba. I remember being very worried about something and I remember walking around an empty house. Then I saw swami next to the end of 3rd story window. He called me over and told me to jump and I didn’t want to because I was scared, so swami pushed me out of the window. There was a net that caught me at the bottom and I was safe. And so it has been throughout my life since then. I have always been caught in swami’s ‘safety net’ no matter how bad the situation. His grace and love and protection is always with us.
    Jai Sai Ram

  • Jneyam Jul 27, 2012, 10:14 pm

    I think India has all the Avatars because it is the land that accepts all religions as equal and where most people think, eat, sleep, sing, breathe God; therefore the energy is high enough to attract them. Most Hindus call upon God to reincarnate in their land, especially around a yuga that is too materialistic and dangerous for the soul. I wished U.S., who needs an Avatar so badly, could attract One too. If Prema Sai will walk out of India, the way it has been taught, all countries will benefit through the love for the same God that will finally reunite all people as One. So many things that were prophecied by Sathya Sai Baba happened, like the hospitals, the world seva towards the needy, schools, universities, water, a huge change of consiousness, healings, dreams, miracles of all kind and on and on.

    In one of my dreams Sri Sathya Sai Baba pulled me on this beautiful spaceship and all I felt on it was love, happiness, releasing, with no fear whatsoever, not wanting to get off, go with Him, stay out there for ever. But here I am on planet earth behind a computer screen.. sharing, love you all. – Sai Ram

    • Bill Aug 27, 2013, 12:05 am

      That is constricted and narrow minded conclusions. Avatars have been born all over the world through the ages. It has nothing to do with India per say but has happened everywhere in the world. India tends to remain in the past which is why remnants remain, but it does not make it evolved. Sai Baba once said in a speech that the Vedas are expressed in life more in the West today than in India. Western nations are more spiritually evolved and rewarded with enormous progress. The Indian audience did not like to hear this at all but he did indeed say it. He said that the West accept diversity in all its nuances, which is a reflection of evolvement and a fundamental principle in spirituality. This is unique in the world and why it has accepted such a vast multi-cultural society, which a nation like India would war and quarrel against. Spirituality is not about bending to idols and build temples he said but to accept others for who they are.

      If India was truly spiritual, they would not commit so many atrocities but have a greater sense of justice and morals. India is one of the cruellest countries in the world. And it has not learned to accept differences and the freedom to be, but police over each other in endless conflicts.

      • Dr. O. P. Sudrania Oct 9, 2013, 5:58 pm

        I am amazed that even on this site, there are people wandering to malign when the truth is otherwise. This shows, “Why there is so much hate and intolerance in the world”? This also explains the very need for such Avatars to descend.

  • Realist Jul 26, 2012, 12:55 pm

    Who is Prema Sai? I am always hearing stories about “saviours” being born, and they always seem to be Indian or else from some other part of Asia; calling themselves Teacher, Master or similar. A lot of them turn out to be fakes, or else linked with some dubious socialist-political groups such as Share International, who tried to hoodwink people into believing in the existence of some magical man who was already walking the Asian continent and who would appear on mainstream TV “soon”.

    Well, I’m still waiting.
    Before you condemn the post, I do actually believe that many people on this Earth have mind/mental capabilities above those of the average human. What I have become tired of is the endless strings of stories about someone who will suddenly rise to prominence and “lead the world” out of its troubles. The only person due to carry that out is what the Christians would view as an anti-Christ…..and he will be leading us into more trouble, not less!

    I do not consider UFOs to be “of the imagination” either….I’ve seen too many of them and had too many odd experiences to go for that line. What I can go for, though, is the notion of two suns in the sky….cue 2010—Space Odyssey, did Stanley Kubrick know something that most still do not? I think we may not have long to go before we find out.
    Sadly the MysticInn of the 7th Ray website is still under construction….its a pity these sites don’t wait until they’re ready to roll instead of putting these irritating pages up.

    Your friend talks of giving up the fruits of our actions. Presumably he means doing everything for nothing and expecting no reward of any kind. In an ideal world that would be fine; but unfortunately many actions have to be performed by acquiring materials……for example, I am a crafts-person, so I have to buy tools and materials to create my work with. If I give my creations away for nothing, I will soon cease to be a crafts-person because I will no longer be able to buy materials. I doubt very much whether the supplier of those tools and raw materials will give them to me for nothing.
    It is an altruistic approach, certainly, but in the world we have now it just cannot work., and I doubt it would work to any great extent in a new type of world either.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 27, 2012, 5:34 pm

      Prema Sai is the third incarnation of Sai Baba. In the third incarnation he is to focus on reforming Christianity I believe. Your comment about service for free – this is the Hindu idea of SEVA that Sathya Sai Baba talked about. It does not necessarily mean renouncing all things and becoming a beggar but renouncing the attachment to achievements, fame, wealth and so on. In other words you act with love in all you do without expectation of reward – work becomes worship.

  • Jneyam Jul 25, 2012, 3:03 pm

    Thank you for your insightful responses. I have seen the previous youtube videos by Tiggrett, very interesting. We need something like that in U.S.

    Imagine that! About Prema Sai, you also had that feeling, I guess we have to wait and see since no one “who knows” will be talking or maybe they really dont know. I had dreams in which I and Sathya Sai were on a white Vimana. I also dreamed of Him coming down through a diamond shaped ufo. Very beautiful stuff to share but devotees I know are afraid of what I am saying so I have to keep the ufos and the fact that Swami is a Cosmic Avatar to myself. Thank you for making me share few sai things and my questions through your web.

  • Jneyam Jul 25, 2012, 1:55 am

    So, you don’t know? Sai Baba told some of his students that when He died he would have walked the Chivarathri river down until his body was not going to be seen any longer and then he would disappear. He also told some others that when He died the world was going to see two suns in the sky. Rumors are in some countries, like China, that some people see two suns in the sky, they also show them through youtube videos, but the mass would not care as usual.

    Is it possible that Sai Baba came from the Sun? He taught that most elevated Beings lived behind the heat, inside the sun, (like Venus is inhabited by Ascended Master and Venus habitable location is hidden behind a massive hot energy no one can penetrate) under a much lighter different form of body. The Sun people are the most illuminated ones, says Sathya Sai Baba. One devotee wrote that Swami came from Sirius, the star that illuminates our sun. One Hindu writer called Swami Atlantean, and on, but no one really knows much about Him, I figured the very close devotees would know and share some light but no one, including Isaac Tigrett, truly knows anything about the Avatar.

    One more thing. Swami told the students that Prema Sai was already born. The students asked where He was born. Sai Baba would not tell them the place of Prema, so the devotees would not run to Prema Sai and leave Prasanthi alone. Then He laughed.

    What if Prema is already born and Sathya Sai’s Soul would enter him at the age of 8 or 12, the same way Sai Baba of Shirdi entered his body at early age? These are things I would like to talk about with devotees but the few I know don’t read Sai Baba books or saibabalinks whole stories. And Isaac Tigrett and his secret to be told to the world, what ever became of him?
    Sai Ram

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 25, 2012, 11:24 am

      As usual, we have to separate rumor and beliefs from facts. I do however find your comments fascinating. There are some news reports that speculate astronomers claim that we could get a two suns effect and there are a few news reports about this from May 2011. I also remember the guru of Yogananda (Sri Yukteswar) claiming that our Sun had a twin – we were a double star in orbit with Alpha Centauri (I assume). I believe that some of the Ascended Master’s teachings talk of a similar idea. There are also claims that the Mayans and the Bible say that there will be two suns in the sky at the time of the apocalypse.

      As for Issac Tiggret he has started an incredible website that he says will be revealing the living will of Sathya Sai Baba. This will be to build a huge spiritual city in the Himalayas that will propagate the teachings in preparations I assume for the advent of Prema Sai. I am also intrigued by your comments that Prema Sai is already born as this was something that I felt independently and through my own meditations at the time of Swami’s death. (I felt that the light that appeared above the Dome of the Rock (Al-Aqsa Mosque Dome) may have something to do with this as Prema Sai’s role will be to transform the Middle Eastern Faiths)

      My own recent dreams about Sai Baba suggest that we are at a turning point right now. A number of times he has shown to both Jane and myself in dreams an incredible Golden City. Non-devotees will find all this a little odd but those who have had personal experience of Sai Baba dreams will know that there is something very special and inexplicable about dreams of Sathya Sai Baba that is mind-boggling. They turn all our beliefs and preconceptions on their head.

      Issac Tiggret has a new website about his plans here:

      • JTN Aug 27, 2013, 12:13 am

        I suggests people focus on Sai Baba’s own writings and teachings and make conclusions from them, and ignore the many interpretations people give. That’s what he suggested. People often misinterpret or remember only half of the story. Why seek to have the blind lead the blind?

    • Rajesh Aug 1, 2012, 3:49 am

      The two suns have to do with the refraction of light at the time when sun is setting and rising at a same place creating an illusion of two suns. Note it is a particular day and location of the planet and planets inclination and the factors which cause the appearance of two suns from a single sun is just the illusion. Baba certainly hasn’t come from the sun his consciousness permeates the universe. In other words he is all pervasive, omnipresent.

      Intelligent beings live on the sun whose consciousness has risen to a higher degree whose intellectual abilities are high. It is not the physical sun or physical moon it is not the physical body. In astral world there are corresponding sun, moons and stars. After death every beings achieve planets as per their capability of their consciousness, their soul resides on those planets. There are beings that live on sun and moon and other planets or stars but they are in the astral world. In this universe whatever you see is the gross reflection of the subtle universe. The gate to that subtle universe is through your inside. Mind boggling and irrational it may seem. This is a different dimension hence still a mystery. The ascended masters live on higher planets.

      Prem Sai Baba will be born after Satya Sai Baba has forsaken his body. He cannot take birth while Baba is in the body. His consciousness has to leave in order to enter into a different body. It is a wrong concept to say that at age 12 Sai Baba’s soul will enter into Prema Sai. Anything born in this world already has a soul if Prem Sai is born he is born with the soul then how can another soul enter it at age 8 or 12. In fact soul is all over the universe. The soul permeates the embryo the man the insects the bacteria’s the inanimate objects like stones, soil, trees plants all growing and whatever your eyes see and watch. When a person falls dead his soul is still there it cannot go anywhere it is all pervading it is like a water and in the water there are bubbles and waves. Just for the mankind it has become a figurative speech we say the soul has left the body. What leaves the body is individual consciousness (I Consciousness). So far Baba’s leaving the body is concerned it is still a mystery and his plans which nobody can predict. He has left the body when he was 86 years and as per lunar he iwa 96 years and he has been speaking in roman calendar all these years.
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  • Jneyam Jul 24, 2012, 8:54 pm

    I have studied the Puranas and according to them all the Avatars come from inside the Earth, the Agartha World. Sanat Kumara, Skanda being the King of the World, some people call him also Vishnu. I was thinking that maybe this world truly exists and that all Avatars come from inside the central space where many beings live in peace and know all that is happening on the crust of the Earth. They send an saint or avatar from time to time to set things aright. So my question is IS SRI SATHY SAI BABA ALSO FROM THE CENTER OF THE EARTH?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 25, 2012, 12:32 am

      Many of the legends in this and the most important work the Mahabharata are symbols for the human condition. Although the Avatars are beyond human comprehension – and who knows what’s possible – I feel this is probably a symbolic story.

  • Ramita Jul 20, 2012, 9:59 pm

    Om Sai Ram. I’m so glad to find this website. Is there a Sai Baba temple anywhere in W-s-M or Bristol? Please let me know. I am a practising Hindu formally from South Africa and would love to go and visit a Shree Satya SaiBaba temple locally. I can’t explain the excitement as I’m writing this message.

    Jai Sai Ram.


    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jul 20, 2012, 10:18 pm

      I don’t know. You would be best to ask at the Official Sathya Sai Baba website:

    • Kartik Nov 11, 2013, 1:27 pm

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