(Extract of this blog post also became the part of Washingtopost.com in an article posted on there website on Apr 21 2011 12.38 PM EST.)
For last some day’s news channels and newspapers are filled with news of Satya Sai Baba been critically ill and been on ventilator since March 28th. This is due to multiple organ failure which is a common thing that happens to human body after liver failure.
The point is who cares if Satya Sai dies?
He is not the only dharam guru left on earth especially in India. He is not the only person who claims to be God’s incarnation. He is also not the only dharam guru left in Indiawho has built Hospitals, Schools and has done charity endlessly. For me People like Satya Sai, Asaram Babu, Sudhanshu Ji Jaharaj , Mridual Shastri and many other are just another Human beings.
I don’t believe that God can be human nor do I believe a human can be god.
Satya Sai claimed at age of 14 that he is Incarnation of Sai Baba, and he is continuing with this thing till date. And no doubt people all across the world believe him. I’m not an atheist; I do believe in God and I believe in Sai Baba along with other god’s like Jesus, Allah, Sikh God, and Hindu Gods. But I don’t believe that any human being who turns up one morning and say that “I’m Shirdi Ke Sai Baba.”
I appreciate the efforts of those human beings who do charity, who open
Schools, colleges and hospitals but those people who think they’re god is what turns me off. Satya Sai baba is known to have done many miracles, be it improving somebody’s health and wealth by mere putting ashes on him/her or by producing things in air. I believe these things are just some ‘Clean hand magic tricks’ especially producing things in air.
If Satya Sai baba dies today or tomorrow or any other day, I don’t think that this will have any adverse effect on anybody. The life of people across the world will not stop; His devotees will not sit on life mourning. The life of his devotees and people will keep on moving without any hindrance due to Satya Sai’s death.
Satya Sai once claimed that he will live until 2022 and will take a re-birth in year 2030 and in 2044; He will again announce his incarnation as Sai Baba with name Prema Sai baba. About this I’m quite sure that in year 2044 doesn’t matter, He is reborn or not but for sure there would be some or other person who would claim to be Prema Sai baba. BecauseIndiais a country where biggest business family may fail into a new venture but a newly found Baba with some statement that he is the incarnation of this or that god will never fail.
I also wonder that because Satya Sai baba is admitted to his own hospital Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS).
He may ask doctors to not to take Ventilator off him because under this condition doctors will keep on saying that he is fine and on ventilator and may continue with same till 2022, which is the year declared by Satya Sai baba as his death year. But the fact is that there are hardly any patients in this world who have come back living after been on Ventilator for more then 2 days.
In my view Satya Sai Baba is already dead. May is soul rest in peace. After all he is too a human being.
P.S. My intentions are not to hurt anybody’s religious beliefs or sentiments in anyway possible. I’m just putting my views across.
- Aditya Bhasin…on path of success. (ispeakab.wordpress.com)