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Sai Baba died at 85, but predicted he will live up to 96 years!
Posted by Horrified_Harihar on 27 April, 2011
Sathya Sai Baba who died recently at the age of 85 belied the last hopes of his devotees who believed the godman will live for 96 years as he had predicted.
Several of his devotees believed that he would live up to 96 years. Now that he is gone, there are those who now believe he would come back to life. Although Sai Baba further predicted that he will take birth in 2030 in Mysore as Prema Sai but the long gap between the demise of Stahya Sai and rebirth as Prema Sai is worrying the devotees many of whom are from the creme de la creme of the society.
But some street smart devotees are trying to convince that he lived full 96 years as per the lunar calendar. Baba, as he was known to his devotees, also claimed once that he would appear over the moon. Four years ago, word spread among Baba's followers at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh that he will make a "moon appearance" and there was a mad rush to the Puttapurthi air strip to take a look of Baba on the lunar surface but may be it was fortunate for Baba and unfortunate for the devotees that the sky became overcast and cloud cover hid the moon. The devotees had to come back home with a heavy heart.
Sai Baba died 28 days after he was hospitalized at Sathya Sai Super-Speciality Hospital at Puttaparthi in Anantapur district. Although the best medical experts in India and from abroad were flown in to the town during the last three weeks, they could not save his life.
What gave credence to the belief that Sai Baba will live for 96 years among his devotees which included former judges, powerful politicians, bureaucrats and even doctors was that he had "predicted" on several occasions to that effect. Now that he is no more, there are those who claim that he has not actually died but is in a state of meditative sleep (yoga nidra). This is according to the popular Hindu belief that there is no death for incarnations of god.
As a teenager, Sai Baba had claimed to be a reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba, who had reportedly stated before his death in 1918 that he would reappear in the then Madras Presidency eight years later and Sathya Sai Baba proclaimed himself at his age of 14 years that he was indeed the reincarnation of Sirdhi Sai.
Although Sai Baba has several controversies around him including murder and genital oiling of young boys, he did raise a lot of funds from devotees around the world by showing magic (as his critics say) and put the fund to some good causes like charitable healthcare for the poor and free education.
Now, let us wait for Prema Sai and hope the Sathya Sai trust will continue to do the good work as started by Sathya Sai.
Comments (4) Login to post your comment
cosmicbomber wrote on 27 April, 2011
HH, it is a small calculation mistake, it happens :)
Jam_Ali wrote on 28 April, 2011
This is nothing new for Hindu godmans, all bullshit and free sex inside ashrams are the main attraction for devotee gatherings. Rajnesh was evicted from America but he was given land near Pune to organize sex parties. These godmans should be tried and their wealth confiscated as they have amassed huge gold by duping people and baiting them with free sex.
Blackrose wrote on 28 April, 2011
Jam Ali@ What's your problem? Most of the mosques are breeding ground of terrorism and drug peddling, storage place for bombs, guns, arms and ammunition.All are sources of anti social and anti national activities.
Khair wrote on 15 December, 2011
JAM ALI, if you see wrong-doing you should oppose it, but you must not take it as an opportunity to malign another faith. People who use faith to further their misdeeds are criminals and that is how they should be seen and judged - not as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, or Buddhists.
Doing so only makes you look the same as some of the other bigots polluting this space.
"Lakum deenukum walia deen"
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