Sathya Sai Baba passed away today, 24th April 2011 at 7.40 AM IST

Asanga's picture

Average: 4.8 (6 votes)

Sathya Sai Baba passed away today at 7.40 AM IST. He was 85.

च्छायामन्यस्य कुर्वन्ति तिष्ठन्ति स्वयमातपे ।
फलान्यापि परार्थाय वृक्षाः सत्पुरुषाः इव ॥

Trees stand in sun and give shade to others. Their fruits are also for others. Similarly good people go through all hardships for welfare of others.

Please write your observations - pro/con...

mika's picture

wow, such a complex figure

Wow, this is an end to an era. So many gurus who were engaged in sidhis perish this year, but he is the prime of them.

It is hard to write about him because he had so many faces, and so many stories, many of them are not that favourable.

I think it is advisable also to post reflections in his guru profile:

I have just updated it with the news of his death.

mika | Sun, 04/24/2011 - 07:06
mbnarayana's picture

Mankind lost a great

Mankind lost a great spiritual leader,who attracted devotees through certain miracles and diverted them to service activities

mbnarayana | Mon, 04/25/2011 - 07:50
Jibanda's picture

I doubt it

To me it seems that mankind lost a great spiritual trickster who led so many people astray.

There is too much smoke around his image...

Jibanda | Mon, 04/25/2011 - 08:14
Asanga's picture


Whatever he led people into believing, one thing is there for everyone to see - the immense social work done under his guidance. I don't think he helped anyone achieve awakening, but maybe that really wasn't his agenda at all...

I am, yet I am not...

Asanga | Mon, 04/25/2011 - 16:48
agapuram's picture

Once I had been to his

Once I had been to his ashram in Whitefield, Bangalore. He produced vibhuti- the holy ash from thin air and handed over to me...

agapuram | Tue, 04/26/2011 - 02:54
kulchnaui's picture

I had the same incident

Strange - I has the very same incident with a popular magicisn who played the same trick but instead of ash, he produced a pigeon :-)

kulchnaui | Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:26
agapuram's picture

You are right, any magician

You are right, any magician can do this.

agapuram | Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:32