Howard Murphet exaggeration
It is not my wont to speak ill of the dead but I see no harm in noting reasonable explanations for events that he describes in his book(s). For example, in this very book he describes a momentous happening while describing his relation with Prithvi, the step-daughter of the Maharani of Jind:
We had met her the year before at the first Sai Baba World Conference in 1968 at Bombay -- where, to the many thousands present, Sai Baba announced his identity as an Avatar of the divine. As he made the announcement, the lights went off dramatically and came on by themselves a few minutes later. This signal of the lights, untouched by man, seemed to give a powerful significance to the announcement."
- Howard Murphet, Sai Inner Views and Insights, p. 31.
It just so happens to be a well-known fact that India is a country that suffers from power cuts and outages. If a power cut happened just when Sai Baba made his "big announcement", it could just be a sheer coincidence than a dramatic portent.
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