ఏప్రిల్ 30, 2011

The Death of an Immortal- Sri Satya Sai

Posted in Religion at 3:15 సా. by వసుంధర

Not less than 30 million people from all over the world consider Sri Satya Sai as the incarnation of God. He did many miracles conforming just to the status of an ordinary magician.  He could inspire his followers for service to humanity conforming to the status of a great leader.  He could accumulate wealth valued over a lakh of crores of rupees conforming to the standards of a great entrepreneur.  His followers call him Bhagavan and consider themselves his devotees.

God is immortal.  Yet he may have to die if is in mortal form.  It happened for the earlier incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Among the latest of such incarnations, Lord Buddha attained nirvana. One may say that Sri Satya Sai’s death is not as graceful. He was ailing and considered helpless.  He was being treated in a hospital set up through his efforts.  The functioning of his system deteriorated gradually. He was declared dead on April 24.  A fight is likely to emerge for heir ship of his trust. No need to doubt his credentials as Godman.  Lord Krishna’s life ended through the arrow of an ordinary archer. His followers were the victims of internal fight just before his death. 

Faith is a great healer. It builds confidence in a weak person and may add glory to an ordinary person. Faith is strength for great people and weakness for selfish people. In the name of faith, many corrupt politicians, businessmen and officials were also among Sri Satya Sai’s devotees. Sri Satya Sai may be an abode of love, but some of  his devotees were not inspired enough by his preaching to leave their untenable path. Those devotees serving the needy in the name of Sri Satya Sai need to be commended and those who approach him for favours with selfish motto need be condemned.

A true believer does not approach God as he knows that God takes care of the needy on his own.

When a great soul exists, people rush to the soul. When it departs, people spread to rush its message. Sri Satya Sai, undoubtedly a great soul, is no more. Now, it is the responsibility of his true devotees to spread his message to cleanse the society of its evils.

Click here for the view point of a rationalist on Sri Satya sai.

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