I should advise you not to get involved in this issue, as Sai Baba's cult has been convicted by almost all formal religions and national parliaments. As a lawyer I have handled a very peculiar case related to his cult and me and my assistants came across all the evidence about him being a fraud and a mind control expert. His followers give up their personal, family and social life, even their properties just to get his "blessing", becoming by the time mentally disturbed and socially aggressive.
Families have been destroyed, court procedures are established, some people realize that they have been misleaded and taken advantage of, while the Italian Ministry of national affairs has declared his cult as very dangerous, and the French national assembly has issued a formal verdict against his activities.
In case more imformation or evidence is needed, letting us know will provide you with links to a variety of relevant reliable sites.
Swami's address in Prasanthi Nilayam
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Anantapur Dt., AP 515 134,
Swami's address in Brindavan
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Kadugodi, Bangalore 560 067
By the end of March, Swami usually goes to Brindavan.
May-June: Swami is usually in Brindavan. He sometimes leaves for Prasanthi Nilayam about mid June.
What could be the reason that Shirdi Sai Baba,the previous Incarnation of Sathya Sai Baba used to utter ALLAH?
Sai Baba was very fond of remembering and singing God’s name and in His presence made others sing God’s name continuously, day and night, for 7 days. This is called Namasaptaha. He also used to address God as Malik and hence he always uttered Allah Malik(God is Lord)-
Do you think Sathya Sai Baba is the Shirdi Sai Baba re-born?
Sathya Sai Baba is indeed the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. Many Sathya Sai devotees have had experiences and visions relating to the above.
Some of the arguments posed are:
Argument 1. Shirdi Sai Baba lived a simple life but Sathya Sai Baba lives like a king.
My counter opinion: God need not live the same type of life in every Avatara. God loves variety as we see diversity throughout His Creation. So too are His Avatars different. While Vishnu lives as a King decorated with gold in His grand abode of Vaikunta, Shiva lives as a recluse having snakes for His ornaments and in burial grounds. So Is Shiva greater than Vishnu or are they different from each other? No, it is the Self same Lord in His different aspects. Similarly Rama Avatar is completely different from Krishna Avatar but we know that the self same entity who incarnated as Rama appeared as Krishna later on. The Lord shows us that one could live a detached life without infatuation even amongst riches like a lotus in a pond and need not renounce wealth, as is the case with Vishnu and Sathya Sai Baba. It is here we find Sathya Sai Baba walking barefoot to greet His devotees and Lord Krishna the king of Dwaraka running barefoot to greet His poor friend Sudhama. At the same time the Lord also shows us that we can still lead a successful, purposeful and a happy life without being rich. Shirdi Sai Baba and Lord Shiva show us the same. It would be so boring if every Avatar lived the same type of life.
Argument 2. Shirdi Sai Baba was a perfected soul. He need not be born again.
My counter opinion: Shirdi Sai Baba was an Avatar not just a perfected soul. The Supreme Lord had Himself incarnated as Shirdi Sai Baba. It is well documented in our scriptures that the Avatars of the Lord happen again and again. Thus the same Lord incarnates again and again according to His will. A Jnani or a self-realized soul may choose not to be born on earth. But the Supreme Lord, the first Jnani, appears again and again for the sake of His devotees and performs various leelas. The, the Self same Lord who incarnated as Shirdi Sai Baba has incarnated again as Sathya Sai Baba according to . As far as Avatars descending with same name is concerned, there is precedent of even this in our scriptures. Parasu Rama, Sita Rama and Bal Rama are regarded as the Avatars of the same Entity, Vishnu. The Sai Avatara is believed to be a triple incarnation of Shirdi Sai, Sathya Sai and Prema Sai.
Argument 3: Shirdi Sai Baba performed many miracles and helped His devotees, but Sathya Sai Baba seems to be obsessed with His materializations or seemingly magical tricks.
My counter opinion: I would say that people are rather obsessed with His materializations and fail to do research on His countless other miracles of Omnipresence, Omnipotence and Omniscience. Hundreds of books have be written by devotees on the Sathya Sai phenomenon. While doing research on Sathya Sai phenomenon, one should not just stop with materailizations and should give fair attention to other miracles happening around Him. Half baked knowledge will not help in understanding such a multi dimensional personality.
Coming to His materializations Sathya Sai Baba Himself says:
"I don't do these materializations. They flow through me.I do not cheat people by transferring objects, but create them. Again, I do not do so because of any need or desire of exhibition of my powers. For me this is a kind of calling card to convince of my love for them and secure their devotion in return. Since love is formless, I do matarialization as evidence of my love. It is merely a symbol."
Regarding these miracles, it has attracted long term controversy:
Argument of sceptics is that Shirdi Sai Baba never performed such tricks.
My counter opinion: Sathya Sai Baba materialization has never been convincingly proved to be tricks or as false, just as they have never been proved to be true as well. They are just His expressions of love. Giving a present to the one whom you love is an age old tradition in all cultures. Millions of devotees who include scientists from abroad have done investigation on these materializations and have found no trace of trickery. The sceptics and rationalists however base their arguments on distorted videos However there is still a lot of confusion regarding them. In the net you may find many videos which may seem suspicious. They don't prove anything as Videos are mostly edited to show that He is doing tricks.
Is it true that sathya sai baba call himself the god and ask people to worship him?
I personally believe in Sathya Sai Baba.The only way to find out is to go to his ashram for his darshan..
Q: Swami, I find these mysteries hard to understand.
Sai: The Divine mystery is incredibly marvelous. It is not easy for ordinary mortals to comprehend these mysteries.
Q: I believe You, Lord. But I fear that many will not.
Sai: Many hesitate to believe that things will improve, that life will be happy for all and full of joy, and that the golden age will recur. [But] let me assure you that this dharmaswarupa, this divine body, has not come in vain. It will succeed in averting the crisis that has come upon humanity.
Is or was the late Sathya Sai Baba of India a miracle worker and a Hindu avatar or god?
i have seen him create many a times....
this can be analysed in two ways
1. one he has truely created.
2. a magic act
in my case, i have been a witness to a cure of disease of my uncle (a recurrent multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis with a poor prognosis.) this happened about 7-8yrs back. he is still healthy. the sacred ash was applied to him (as he was a non devotee) by my mother.the sacred ash was created by sai baba.
so can a magician cure ? we cant even call it as a faith healing as he was not even a devotee.
i have seen him create with empty hands. hope this answers your question.
regarding the miracles shown on the net, i cant tell which one is the real one. as there are many fake ones where the name of sai is tried to be blemished.
read this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba. this gives a opinion based on proven facts and not hear says
Is it true that Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a living God?
Yes, it's true. Every "God man" has had to face criticism--Rama, Krishna, Christ, you name it. This is not unusual. Unless you verify the facts personally, you may be missing a chance of a lifetime.
As for the "tricks", most people who say that His miracles are simply tricks will fail to explain to you about the phenomenon of Holy Ash appearing on His pictures all around the world in devotees' homes.