Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a modern day Jesus. He is revered the world over as an incarnation of God. Most important is he is a great soul who lives a life of selfless service and unselfish love for his devotees. Sai Baba has created many miracles as dramatic and awe inspiring as those of Jesus –turning water into wine, or bringing the dead back to life. His teachings are deep and profound. He lectures spontaneously for hours on the deeper significance of the Vedas, the Bible, the Koran and more importantly tells us how we can apply these deep truths into our lifes.
He has been the driving force behind a whole world-class education system in India from Kindergarten to PhD’s, where the students learn not only the great sciences but how to live as human beings and help and care for others. He has created ultra modern hospital staffed by some of the foremost surgeons in the world, all working for free so the services are free for the poorest of the poor in India. He has brought clean drinking water to hundreds of villages in India and the list goes on.
His life is a shining example of all that is right and worthwhile in the world. Most important is his love. One cannot help but be swept away by the love that permeates his presence. This ‘prema’ or love is contagious and begins to be a carrier of that love to others in the world. Such is the Miracle of Sai.
Puttaparthi is a small village in Southern India in the state of Andra Pradesh. It is a 3.5 hour drive from Bangalore and a 6 hour drive from Hyderabad. Puttparthi is the home of a great saint, Sathya Sai Baba. He is revered the world over for his teachings, his guidance, and his selfless service and love. Sai Baba’s main Ashram is in Puttaparthi and he resides there 9 months out of the year.
Based on the growing fame and following of Sathya Sai Baba Puttaparhti has grown to a large city. During some celebrations there are close to a million visitors. Puttparthi has a WORLD renowned and ultra modern Super Specialty hospital focusing on heart and other complex surgeries where all the procedures are done free of charge for the benefit of the poor. Sai Baba coordinates and oversaw the creation of this hospital. Puttparthi also has an international airport, an extraordinary fact for a town of this size.
But most importantly Puttaparthti is a peaceful town. There is no place on earth as serene and contemplative and peaceful. The energy is divine. Enjoy your stay !