Friday, May 8, 2015

Sathya Sai Baba in Trayee Brindavan in 90s: I never need anybody else to approach you

Yesterday a Sai university alumnus and good friend of mine came to see me in my apartment flat. We had a very long conversation about many matters including a current and very controversial matter in the Sai fraternity. He shared with me and was OK with me sharing it publicly, the following words of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Swami), as he recalled it. These words were spoken by Swami in Trayee Brindavan sometime between 1994 to 97 (as that's the time he was a student in Brindavan). He had rushed in and secured the great privilege of being seated next to the Jhoola. Swami sat in the Jhoola and placed his feet on this student's lap (for around two hours that Swami was there). At this time Swami gave a discourse which was translated by Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju sir. Shri Narasimhamurthy sir was also present then.

The important words Swami spoke in the discourse relevant to current controversial matter in the Sai fraternity, (as the former student recalls it) were:

"The Lord of Puttaparthi will personally hold your hand and take you to the goal. There is nobody between you and me. It is heart-to-heart. I never need anybody else to approach you. And even if I don't approach you, I am the creator of situations which is conducive for you."

The former student also shared a recent (dream) experience where Swami appeared to him and looked at him very lovingly. This experience touched him quite deeply. I mention this as an illustration showing that it is a FALSE BELIEF and a WEAKNESS IN DEVOTION to think that one can communicate with Swami only through a "chosen communicator". The Lord of Puttaparthi, even after Mahasamadhi, can certainly find ways & means to communicate directly to sincere and earnest devotees of His, and does NOT need any "chosen communicator" to do so. If your earnest prayers have not yet given you a communication, vision or dream of Bhagavan, don't give up and go to "chosen communicators". Simply pray harder and He will respond DIRECTLY to you in a way that is unmistakable to you and that will give you great joy as well as deeply strengthen your faith in the Lord of Puttaparthi.


  1. I second this, Sir. I absolutely believe and experience that we don't need another person to communicate our feelings and prayers to Swami and/receive blessings or guidance from Him. He has no choice but to answer when we pray with intensity and sincerity. He may not respond every moment but He does respond most often.

    1. Thanks for sharing your belief and experience regarding this matter, Aarthi.