Monday, February 21, 2011

Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba, You need to live on, please!

Today Sunday night (almost mid-night), almost going to Monday (it will be Monday by the time I finished writing this), I am writing this with sadness that my beloved Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba is sick, very sick. I went to his centre today and was informed that a group that went to India recently for his birthday (or was it Chinese New Year?), they could not perform the mantra recitation because Baba was very sick and did not come out. I was told that the worldwide Sai organisations are all praying for Baba to live on. And I am going to do the same. This is the third time I will be pleading him to live on. The first time I sent a letter to him in India, mainly to request him to live on. Second, I wrote a message to the FPMT organisation, especially Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche requesting him if he could write a longlife prayer for him.I am not sure what I will do this time. But as students of teachers, we need to request the teachers to stay on and teach. I think I have written before in a previous post. When the Buddha hinted to Ven. Ananda that he was going to pass away soon, on two occasions, he did not request the Buddha to stay on and live more at least even a few more years. Then Mara came and accepted the Buddha's passing on. Hence the Buddha did proceed with his plan to pass away. You see, that's why we disciples must always be alert whenever our masters hinted on passing on, especially when he is unwell. We should tell him in no uncertainties that he need to stay on. Otherwise Buddhas will just go on. And we, the unenlightened ones, will be at the losing end. We need to play our part and whether he actually live on or not, we leave that to him ...and our karma! But we cannot know our karma, so we have to do our best. And as the saying goes... we have to cross the bridge when it comes....!!      

4 comments:

alicia said...

I have been told that he has come out for Mahashivaratri celebrations and looked happy. So prayers are working.
In my heart I feel he is Avalokiteswara, most compassionate.

Mahabodhiyana said...

Thanks for all your comments. You know what? I have a big poster of Sai Baba in my house but when I frame it up, I put a equal sized picture of Kuan Yin at the back, i.e. back-to-back. So it looks like Sai Baba is the flip-side of Kuan Yin. I'm sorry, I've been busy these days but just be patient, ya? Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

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Thank you.

With Love,
BuddhaSai

Mahabodhiyana said...

Thanks.