Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
The Sri Sathya Sai Overseas Organization, Sri Lanka, present this page as one of a series of articles. The first article will explain the background, according to ancient scriptures, the advent of Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Know the Universe We Live in
Everything in our universe happens in a cyclic manner. A short cycle: we inhale, exhale, and inhale again. Average human breaths about 21600 times a day. We are born, live and die, and re-born, which is a longer cycle. The longest cycle is the birth, existence, and dissolution of our universe. Ancient scriptures tell us that the length of this cycle is a colossal 4.2 billion years. The long-living universe exists by passing through four Yugas. The first is Dharmic or Sath Yuga. Second the Kretha Yuga, then Thretha Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, and finally the Kali Yuga. After the Kali Yuga the Kretha Yuga will occur again. We live in the kali Yuga where humans are Adharmic and sinful. However, the good people, sadhus, and the rishis constantly prayed for Divine Incarnates to advent on earth to remove the darkness of the Kali Yuga. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba thus appeared in human form to raise the consciousness of the millions who earnestly pursue the path of Dharma, thus removing the darkness of this Kali Yuga.
Yuga Avathars are very rare. The first Yuga Avathar in human form known to the mankind is Sri Rama who descended on earth in the Thretha Yuga. Sri Krishna is the next Yuga Avathar or Poorna Avathar who appeared in the Dwapara Yuga, some 5500 years ago. The Kali Yuga Avathar is Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This is useful knowledge, but more useful is to deeply understand the path prescribed by them and to get benefited by a Yuga Avathars. We shall discuss these in more lessons to come.
Short life story of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is the greatest spiritual leader in the contemporary world. Born on the 23rd, of November in 1926, and named Sathya Narayana Raju, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba declared His Poorna or Yuga Avatarhood, a Divine Advent with fullest powers in 1940, when He was only 14 years old.
The old and new Puttaparthy and Prasanthi Nilayam today
Sathya Sai Baba, Is He a Universal Guru?
There are hundreds of thousands of gurus who claim to be great. It is very easy for you to know whether they are Universal Gurus or fake and weak gurus. Of all names of gurus, people all over the world remember and worship only five spiritual leaders. Sri Rama who lived some 15000 years ago, Sri Krishna who lived some 5500 years ago, Lord Buddha who lived 2600 years ago, Jesus Christ, over 2000 years, and Prophet Mohammed, some 1540 years ago. Sathya Sai Baba is revered as a Universal Spiritual Leader in over 160 countries and with 1400 “samithis” in the world. Sathya Sai Baba is the only contemporary Spiritual leader who attracted so many devotees, and continue to attract devotees who belong to all other religions.
Sri Rama used a divine weapon called “Brahmastra” to defeat Ravana. Arjuna was led by Sri Krishna and used a weapon called Gandiva to defeat the sinful kaurava clan. Our beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba gives us a much more powerful weapon, SELFLESS LOVE, to defeat our inner enemies of defilements.
Composed by : Professor Sunanda Degamboda
We will see another lesson soon. Sai Ram!