Below are two
powerful extracts - the first one where Swami clarifies what Jesus had
said about his second coming. And the second extract where Swami
demonstrates in a loving manner how He and Jesus Christ are one and the
"At the moment when Jesus was emerging in the Supreme Principle of
Divinity, He communicated some news to his followers, which has been
interpreted in a variety of ways by commentators and those who relish the
piling of writings on writings and meanings upon meanings, until it all
swells up into a huge mess.
"The statement itself has been manipulated and tangled into a conundrum.
The statement of Christ is simple. 'He who sent me among you will come
again!' and he pointed to a Lamb. The Lamb is merely a symbol, a sign. It
stands for the voice--Ba-Ba; the announcement was the Advent of Baba. 'His
Name will be Truth,' Christ declared. Sathya mean Truth. 'He will wear a
robe of red, a blood red robe.' (Here Baba pointed to the Robe He was
wearing!). He will be short, with a crown (of hair). The Lamb is the sign
and symbol of Love. Christ did not declare that he will come again, he
said, 'He who made me will come again.' That Ba-ba is this Baba, and Sai,
the short, curly-hair-crowned red-robed Baba, is come. He is not only in
this Form, but he is in every one of you, as the Dweller in the Heart. He
is there, short, with a robe of the color of the blood that fills it."
- Extract from Swami's divine discourse on 24 December 1972 A Roman
Catholic couple of America happened to hear about Bhagavan and came
down to Puttaparthi. During public audience in Prasanthi Nilayam they saw
the glorious form of Sri Sathya Sai. They felt powerful spiritual waves
being radiated to them. They were surprised and delighted as they
experienced intense glow of happiness. The man was overwhelmed by Baba's
eyes, full of kindness, and heart, replete with love. He was convinced
that Jesus Himself had come down to earth in Sai's form and told his wife
as much. The woman did not, however; react favorably. "What nonsesnse!"
she said, "We are Roman Catholics. It is not proper for you to say that
this Hindu is Jesus himself. I do not agree with you at all on this.". She
remained somewhat aloof from Sri Sathya Sai.
One day Swami invited the couple into the interview room. The man was
undoubtedly in great exhilaration. His wife was somewhat cold and sat a
little aside. As the interview drew to a close, the man asked Swami
politely, "Swami, May I take a photograph?" Swami agreed and the gentleman
took a few snaps with his camera. The film was developed and printed on
their return home. What they saw was not Sathya Sai but the loving and
compassionate figure of Jesus Christ! They were astonished. The woman felt
extremely sorry that she could not recognize Jesus Christ when physically
present in front of her in the form on Sri Sathya Sai. Needless to say,
she became Swami's devotee from that moment.
Extract from "Tapovanam - Sri Sathya Sai Satcharitra", pages - 156-157
Posted by ssssc_srikrishna on 26-12-2004