Prophecies of Baba
Aurobindo on Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Twenty-fourth November, 1926, was the descent of Krishna into the physical.
A power infallible shall lead the thought in earthly hearts, kindle the
Immortal's Fire, even the multitude shall hear the voice! (Sri Aurobindo
in DMSSB, 1. For full references, see bibliography at end of paper.)
Mohammed on Sai
[Sanjay Kant:] According to an article published in "Two Worlds"
magazine of London, an Iranian writer was irresistibly drawn to a huge volume
in Tehran. This Book, called "The Ocean of Light", is in 25 volumes.
It is claimed to be the collection of the discourses of Prophet Mohammed.
Volume 13 of these discourses is called "Mehedi Moud" in Arabic,
meaning "The Great teacher that was promised." The teacher is
also referred to as "Master of the World", "Master of Time",
"God"s President" and "God Speaking and Advising".
Prophet Mohammed is quoted by Peggy Mason to have indicated a large number
of signs or marks by which the great teacher would be recognised. Prominent
among these hallmarks, which remarkably identify ... Sathya Sai Baba are:
"His hair will be profuse. His forehead will be large and concave.
His nose will be small, with a slight bump at the bridge. His front teeth
will be spaced apart. He will have a mole on his cheek. He will not have
a beard but will be clean shaven. His clothing will be like a flame. He
will wear two robes (one an under robe). The colour of his face will be
some times yellow like gold, some times very dark and some times shining
like the moon. His body will be small. His legs will be like those of a
young girl. All the teachings of all the religions of the world will be
in his heart from birth. All the science and knowledge of the world from
the beginning of time will be in his heart.
All things which you will ask from God, he (the Master of the World)
will give you. All the treasures are under his feet. He will give gifts
that are light in weight. He will go around among his devotees and touch
their heads with his hand. Every eye that sees him will be happy, not only
humans but disembodied souls. He will live 95 years. (Sai Baba has said
that will be in the present body for 95 years -- this means he would leave
his present body around 2020 A.D.)
In the last twenty years of His life, He will be the 'King of the whole
world', but at that time only two thirds of the world will believe Him..
(This period would then be 2000 A.D. -- corroborating [the] Cayce Prophecies
[see below]. Muslims will recognise him only nine years before his passing
from the world. He will make the world light and full of peace. So as not
to be deceived, you should know that the Master of the World will bring
things out of His body, through His mouth. (GDOE, 29-31.)
According to all prophecies and predictions Sathya Sai Baba is going
to emerge as the universal Messiah and savior by the end of this decade.
All prophecies and predictions also point to great upheavals on the economic,
geographic and political fronts by 2 000 A.D. Recent changes in Russia and
eastern Europe are evident examples. (GDOE, 1991, 89.
[Swami Maheshwaranand:] Irani Ma, one of the old devotees of Bhagavan,
wanted to publish what prophet Mohammed had prophesied ... "Ocean of
Light". In this book 27 attributes pertaining to the Avatar have been
mentioned in full detail. Baba, however, did not give permission for its
publication. (SSBNNGA, 1990, 39.)
Cayce on Sai
[Sanjay Kant:] When those that have gradually forgotten God entirely
have been eliminated ... there will come at the close of this next year,
the period when there will be no part of the Globe where man [will not]
hear, 'THE LORD HE IS GOD," and when the period has been accomplished,
the new era, the new age, is to begin. (Edgar Cayce cited in GDOE, 21. The
year of Cayce's prediction is around 1998.)
Nostradamus on Sai
[Sanjay Kant:] According to ... Nostradamus who recorded his prophecies
in his book 'Centuries' about 400 years back, a very great leader would
be born in South India.... He would have unlimited wisdom and power, and
He would be the greatest conqueror in history. He would be [an] immortal
ruler. With His efforts, world war would be over, and India's spiritual
message to humanity would be spread far and wide. He would observe Thursday
as the holy day. (GDOE, 36-7.)
Sai Baba is the Apocalyptic Conqueror and the Kalki Avatar
And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow;
and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
(St. John, Revelation 6:2.)
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon
him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns, and
he had a name, written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called
The Word of God.
... .And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING
OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (St. John, Revelation 19:11-13 + 16.)
[Howard Murphet:] There are Sai devotees in the West who think that the
Satya Sai Avatar is the promised Conqueror of Saint John's Apocalyptic vision
as given in the Book of Revelations in the New Testament. Like all visions
lying beyond the space-time dimensions, the Apocalypse is couched in symbolic
language. It has, therefore, been given many different interpretations by
different people. But in general its theme is the return of the Godman,
the Avatar, who will come as a Conqueror of evil forces and establish the
Kingdom of God.
In one place St. John writes, 'And I saw heaven open, and behold a white
horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness
he doth judge and make war.'
In her book The Hidden Manna [Patrizia Norelli-Backlet, The
Hidden Manna. Aeon Books: 1976], Patrizia Norelli-Backlet endeavours
to interpret the Apocalypse according to cosmic astrology and the language
of the zodiac which, she says, was understood by the initiates of old. She
states that the Conqueror is, in fact, the Kalki Avatar who is pictured
riding a white horse in Hindu Puranas.
Swami has not, himself, stated that he is the Kalki Avatar, but people
have experienced, in his presence, visions of that evolutionary Avatar,
mounted on a white horse. (SBIG, 1982, 192-3.)
[Kasturi:] The ten incarnations [of Vishnu] were revealed to [a] gentleman,
now deceased.... Baba took him to the river and asked him to watch His reflection
in the water. The man announced later that he saw at first Sathya Sai Baba
Himself, then only the halo of hair that surrounds His Head, and then all
the ten incarnations in the order in which they are mentioned in the legendary
histories of India; the tenth and last incarnation on a white horse, had
the form of Baba Himself! (LSSSB, 62.)
[Hilda Charlton:] As I sat in the bhajan hall at Prasanthi Nilayam, listening
to the joyous songs sung by the devotees, and looking at Sai Baba sitting
in his chair on the dais, suddenly over Baba's head there appeared a figure
of great beauty, riding a white horse. At this time I did not know the significance
of this symbolic figure. I asked someone if there was in Hindu scriptures
a person who rode a white horse. I was told that the Kalki Avatar rides
a white horse, and Kalki is the Avatar for whom people are looking forward.
[Cited in SBA, 70.)
[Murphet:] Norelli-Backlet believes that the Hindu Puranas are cosmic
revelations, containing the cycles of Times, and the manifestations of divine
truth, in their structure, and that the Puranic stories corroborate the
Apocalypse of Saint John.
... Some western students of the Sai Movement ... equate him with the
Apocalyptic Conqueror, and the Kalki Avatar. If they are right, we can,
according to the Apocalypse and the Puranas, [expect] some violent clashes
of opposing forces, some cataclysmic world struggles ahead. Avatar Rama
led the armies of righteousness in a great war against the demonic forces.
Avatar Krishna was involved in the holocaust of the Kurukshetra war. The
prophecies foretell even more terrible wars in the time of the Kalki Avatar
and St. John's Conqueror. (SBIG, 194.)
[Murphet:] Many rumours fly around as to what Swami has said about frightening
large-scale events and conditions of the near future. But when I, and others
in my presence, have asked him about these matters, he has never said that
cataclysmic wars, with wholesale destruction, are imminent. (SBIG, 195.)
[Murphet:] In [a] talk [with Sage Markandeya] a few years before the
Kali Age began [and recorded in the Mahabharata], Lord Vishnu told how Light
would come to earth when the evils of the [Kali] Age had reached a level
that required the direct action of God. Lord Vishnu said to the sage Markendaya:
"When evil is rampant upon this earth, I will take birth in the family
of a virtuous man, and assume a human body to restore tranquility by the
extermination of all evils; for the preservation of rectitude and morality,
I will assume an inconceivable human form when the season for action comes.
In the Kali Age of sin I will assume an Avatar form that is dark in color.
I will be born in a family in South India. This Avatar will possess great
energy, great intelligence and great powers. Material objects needed for
this Avatar's mission will be at his disposal as soon as He will think of
them. He will be victorious with the strength of virtue. He will restore
order and peace in the world. This Avatar will inaugurate a new Era of Truth,
and will be surrounded by spiritual people. He will roam over the earth
adored by the spiritual people."
"The people of the earth will imitate this Avatar's conduct, and
there will be prosperity and peace. Men will once more betake themselves
to the practice of religious rites. Educational centers for the cultivation
of Brahmic lore, and temples, will reappear again everywhere. Ashrams will
be filled with men of Truth. Rulers of the earth will govern their kingdoms
virtuously. The Avatar will have an illustrious reputation. "
This prophecy concerning the Kalki Avatar, from the Mahabharata, is collaborated
in the ancient classic, the Vishnu Purana, which also mentions that this
Avatar will display great superhuman powers in establishing the new age
of Truth. It adds that, "His parents will be devotees of Vishnu, and
will reside in a village worshipping the cowherd form of Sri Krishna."
Baba Mentioned in Ancient Hindu Scriptures and Naadis
[Swami Maheshwaranand:] What is special about [the epic called the Jaimini
Mahabharata] is that it contains a detailed and complete account of Bhagavan
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It mentions the name
of the Avatar, a full account of his dynasty, and contains descriptions
[of] several wonderful miracles. performed by the Lord indicating the beginning
of a new era by establishing true religion on the lines of Satya Yuga.
The Siddhas who visited the Gufa Ashram had the good fortune of going
through this holy book. They were amazed to see, read and hear the contents.
They realised then that over five thousand years ago the great Muni Jaimini
who was [farther] advanced in spirituality than them predicted .... the
incarnation of Lord Sainath. (SBNNGA, 1990, 35.)
[Swami Maheshwaranand:] When the sadhakas staying at Gufa Ashram sought
permission for the publication of the reference about Bhagavan Baba in Jaimini
Mahabharata, Baba refused. (SSBNNGA, 1990, 39.)
[Swami Maheshwaranand:] Acharya Ganjur Narayana of Bangalore is in possession
of a rare script of 'Sai Charitamrutum'. This was written by Shuka Muni
five thousand years ago. There is a detailed description about the incarnation
of Lord Sai in Kaliyuga. Some of the Sai lovers approached Bhagavan and
sought permission to publish this important document. But their request
was not granted. (SSBNNGA, 1990, 39.)
[Shakuntala Balu:] A well known astrology professor ... of Bangalore,
Sri Ganjur Narayana Shastry, recently traced a Shuka Naadi Grantha
(a volume of palm leaf manuscripts by Sage Shuka) on Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
entitled Saicharitamrita Grantham. It consists of hundreds of palm
leaf manuscripts written in Sanskrit and is thought to have been set down
over 5000 years ago. It describes, accurately and at great length, Sri Sathya
Sai Baba's family tree and many facts about him. ...
His glory will spread, and many people will get near him. ... Total equanimity
will be his. ... He will not be concerned with public opinion and will only
do what is right. ... His life will be for the good of mankind. .... The
naadi astrologer says that adharma (unrighteousness) has grown to three
fourths proportion. When it increases by one fourth more, that is when all
becomes unrighteousness, Sri Sathya Sai Baba's full powers will come into
play and be known in the world. In other words, evil has to rise to its
uttermost before his divine quality can be fully realised.
As things stand at present, Sri Sathya Sai Baba displays only one tenth
of his real self. After a while, his efforts to save the world will increase
tenfold.... He will show that he alone can control the fury of nature. ...
In a short time, his greatness will spread further and there will be universal
worship of Sathya Sai. ....
If people recognise the truth of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, salvation will
not be long to follow. ... The Shuka Naadi emphasises that Sainatha
(Lord Sai) is Mahavishnu Swarupa, a form of Great Vishnu Himself. Seeing
Him is the same as looking upon Lord Vishnu. . ..
Very soon, more and more people will come to accept his divinity, for
they will have seen his divine powers. After the spring of 1979, the tide
will turn and dharma will slowly reassert itself, atheism will begin to
decrease. India will come into better days, too, and once again the influence
of the present Mahapurusha [great being] or Mahashakti [great power] will
be decisive. Sri Sathya Sai Baba will perform even greater miracles, more
wondrous than any he has performed up to now. One of the examples of his
miracles mentioned in the Shuka Naadi is ... he will keep an aeroplane
airborne for a long time after it runs out of fuel, through his will alone.
... Very soon now, the days of his great glory will be upon us. (LD, 51-6.)
One article, which was taken from Sanathana Sarathi of February
1961 is entitled "Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba's 500-year old Horoscope."
It reads: "There is an institution in New Delhi known as Indian Astro-Occult
Research Association. Dr. E.V. Sastry [ evidently not the same as Sri Ganjur
Narayana Shastry of the previous instance], a famous and prominent member
of the association happened to read the book Sathyam Sivam Sundaram.
He then began a search to find out from Nadi Grandham available
in Tamil Nadu, about the indications in Baba's horoscope. ... In these collections
of grandhas which are more than five hundred years old and are considered
as one of the wonders of the world, were found some parts describing Baba,
all of which were not in a single instance different from what is published
about Baba's life in the book Sathyam Sivam Sundaram. This truth
made him wonderstruck. ... Dr. Sastry ... [whose] pen name is Leo ... happened
to come to Puttaparthi in November 1960 on the birthday of Baba. On that
occasion Dr. Sastry had with him an old palm leaf taken out from the Nadi
Grandham, which contained details about Baba written by ... an old,
famous and well learned pandit.
... In one Nadhi Grandha the following is said: "The person
to whom this horoscope relates in his previous birth was Sai Baba, who was
a famous Maharishi. He was also a world famous Sad Guru!" Another
Nadi says, "I am an avatar of Sai". ... In all three Nadis
[Agastheya, Budha and Sukra Nadis], the names of his father
and mother are mentioned, clearly, truly and accurately. In addition, another
fact clearly mentioned in these is, "the person to whom this horoscope
relates, whose name is Sathyanarayana Raju, will renounce the world in his
boyhood, will start schools and hospitals, will publish books for the upliftment
of the world, will spend every day of his whole lifetime for the establishment
of dharma, which is his ideal and objective." Another fact written
in Budha Nadi is, "the person to whom this horoscope relates
will spend the whole of his lifetime always enjoying the bliss from uniting
jivatma with paramatma." In Agastheya Nadi it is mentioned that
Baba will be an all merciful avatar of God. Not only that, but it is also
mentioned that He will be Akkilathara pitha, i.e., authority of
manava vamsam, preceptor, protector, and father of the world.
In Sukra Nadi it is written, "Baba will have all the siddhis,
possessed by Sai Baba; by love, kindness and knowledge he will establish
eternal bliss in this world. He will establish a mandir which will be conducive
for practising tapas, etc." On top of all this is another important
passage in Sukra Nadi, i.e., "the person to whom this horoscope
relates will be an avatar amongst the avatars." Another sentence is,
"He will derive immense pleasure in the service of mankind."
... The fact about [Baba's] coming into being, written separately, several
centuries before His incarnation by three special expert astrologers, ...
describing His character which is in no way different from what we see now
in Him, is an agreeable surprise. (GOS, 122.)