24 May 2006

White Light Blue Light: Sai Light Not Bright

You know, there's one thing about our favourite Sai Baba that doesn't get talked about so much even among devotees: the fact that he claims to be the result of an immaculate conception. After all, if the Son gets all the glory then why shouldn't the alleged Father?

And so the story goes that when Sai Baba was in the midst of a discussion with Pandit Rama Sharma and other devotees, he directly asked if he was the result of sexual intercourse or of divine impregnation, he indicated that his mother Easwaramma (who was present) should answer that question. What follows next is well known amongst the Sai community:

"Mother said, 'She [Easwaramma's mother-in-law] had dreamt of Satyanarayana Deva and she had cautioned me that I should not be frightened if something happens to me through the Will of God. That morning when I was at the well drawing water, a big ball of blue light came rolling towards me and I fainted and fell. I felt it glided into me.' Swami turned to Rama Sharma with a smile. 'There you have the answer! I was not begotten. It was Pravesha [divine conception], not Prasava [human intercourse]." - Source.

Yeah, whatever you say.

However, Sai Baba himself doesn't seem to have remembered the finer details when he retold this incident to a large gathering of devotees at his 73rd birthday party:

"Prior to the birth of the child, a very significant incident took place. Puttaparthi, was then a tiny hamlet. In the centre there was a well from which people would draw water. One day Easwaramma was fetching water from the well. All of a sudden she saw a white luminous light, emerging like lightning from the sky, entering her womb. There was a sudden gust of wind. Subbamma who came out of her house at that time saw the light entering the womb of Easwaramma. Till this day, I have not revealed this to anyone. I am disclosing this today so that you may understand the significance associated with the advent of the Avatar." - 73rd Birthday discourse

As if speaking about yourself in the third person is not enough indication of a mental health disorder, we find that his recall of his own gliding into his mummy's tummy is a tad on the hazy side. Was he a blue ball or a white ball? Was he a football? How about a plain old ball?

And then what's the reason for bringing up the topic of a gust of wind? That sounds about right; eating too much sometimes brings on a bout of wind to herald the advent of the avatar. I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry when I consider this flatulent genesis. You could surmise that it was an indication of greater things to come.

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