Sai Baba is often called the “Man of Miracles.” He materializes objects, as if from thin air, and is famous for producing vibhuti, as ash like substance that his devotees eat as a blessing, not unlike Christians who partake of the body and blood of Christ in the communion wafer and wine. Sai Baba once created a rainbow at high noon in a hot desert climate for a group of Harvard scientists, demonstrating that he has control over the natural elements. He has also been known to raise a dead man to life.
I first heard of Sai Baba during a lecture by Benjamin Creme in 1982. Mr. Creme, a London based artist, had completed a public lecture about the Masters of Wisdom and Lord Maitreya when he announced that he would channel energy from Sai Baba. I thought this was completely far-fetched and rather loony New Age over statement by Mr. Creme. However, immediately I felt a powerful force against my body. It continued like a strong wind and soon my chair and I slid a few feet. Stunned, I had to admit something unusual was happening. I mentally asked Sai Baba that if He would end this force colliding with me instantly I would believe He was an Avatar. Immediately it stopped. I was an instant believer.
In the following years, I experienced Sai Baba in many ways that were quite miraculous. Some of these stories are in my book, Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Beings. Baba’s energy stunned one of my houseguests when he noticed that whenever I spoke of Sai Baba a powerful perfume scent was emitted from my chest, or the heart center.
There is a close relationship between Maitreya, Sai Baba, and all the Masters of Wisdom. Most of the world is generally not aware of this relationship in any manner. In the coming years as the public becomes familiar with the Spiritual Hierarchy, they will also come to know better this great Avatar, Sathya Sai Baba. Many attempts have been made to discredit Sai Baba, but He will prevail and demonstrate to all that He is indeed our great friend from a high spiritual place.