Dr. Abdelfattah M. Badawi, Egypt
By absolute coincidence I bought Dr. Mohamed Sadek EI-Adawy's
book about 'SPIRITUAL THERAPY BETWEEN SCIENCE AND APPLICATION'
in which he mentioned on one of its pages that there are some
contemporary cases nowadays which prove man's coming back
from the world of spirits to re-exist on earth, (reincarnation).
And one of the renowned cases today on the world level is
an Indian spiritual master known by the name 'Sai Baba'.
Since I was
busy at the time, I actually forgot his book's subject, and
after one year I received from one of the western publishers
book lists about spiritualism. I halted at a page including
some twenty books about Sai Baba. I remembered where I had
previously come upon this name and I selected from that list
two books, one of which is titled: 'Sai Baba., The Ultimate
Experience', by Phyllis Krystal and the other book titled:
'Walking the Path with Sai Baba' authored by the Australian
journalist Howard Murphet. I then sent in a request for these
two books and upon their receipt I read them in-depth with
much interest. Upon completion of reading about this legendary
personality, I felt a strong desire to meet this person, 'Sai
Baba' the great spiritual master.
Next I visited the Indian Cultural Centre in Cairo and met
with Dr. Ihsan Rahman, the Indian Cultural Adviser and asked
him about Sai Baba and whether He was still alive to which
he informed me that He had died a while ago, and he then let
me know about a Yoga course held at the Indian Cultural Centre,
in which I promptly subscribed. In the first Yoga course day,
I met Dr. Praphakar, a Yoga instructor, who had just come
from India and asked him about Sai Baba and he informed me
that there are two personalities in Sai Baba, the first personality
which died a long time ago whereas the second personality
which is still alive. I felt glad about this news and looked
forward to meeting that miraculous man. I wished fervently
from the depths of my soul that Sai Baba would disclose to
me a prophecy.
a few weeks following this wish, during my attendance in a
scientific conference, I happened to coincidentally sit beside
an Indian scholar named Dr. Niela Kanta. This was the first
time he travelled out of India. Upon chatting with him I learned
that he was an old solicitor of Sai Baba's, the preacher of
the great generosities and that he would be able to help me
locate him in Brindavan.. He then invited me to attend a world
conference to be held in India, where he could facilitate
my meeting Sai Baba. I accepted his invitation. I travelled
to India in March 1996 arrived in Bombay and reached Madras
to attend the scientific conference, meeting with Dr. Niela
Kanta who then guided me to Sai Baba's domicile in Brindavan
near the famous city of Bangalore.
Then suddenly a dream became a reality. I sat within the
rows of thousands of squatting people awaiting the presence
of the great spiritual instructor. While I was still suffering
pain in my lower back... and after two hours of waiting, and
and repetitions of religions psalms, Sai Baba made His appearance,
walking among the attendant's rows. As He approached me, the
fatigue and exhaustion in my body disappeared, feeling an
unusual energy penetrating my whole body, and even my back
pain had suddenly disappeared.
On the closing day, I attended once more, carrying a letter
in which I described some wishes wherein I requested the blessing
of Sai Baba. I learned that if He takes the letter, this becomes
a grand "prophecy". Sai Baba made His appearance,
crossed the attendant's rows, where I was luckily sitting
and He picked up my letter. I then saw Him before me lifting
His empty hand near me and materializing from it ashes in
the form of a cone upon one of the attendants head. It was
as though I was watching a science fiction movie. Then Sai
Baba proceeded forward where He took a seat before the attendants
who totaled about one hundred thousand... and I noticed an
illuminating halo about His head, ever 'expanding and enlarging.
I was unable to believe my eyes. I properly discerned my vision
and become sure of the fact of the existence of a shining
halo surrounding the great spiritual scholar's head.
After one week from my return from India to Cairo, one of
my two written wishes in the letter to Sai Baba was fulfilled.
This wish was related to a personal problem which persisted
over three years without resolution. Whereas the second wish,
its symptoms began to appear.
Most important, however, is the great prophesy of Sai Baba
creating a deep-rooted transformation in my heart. My feelings
towards God have become a focal point in my thoughts most
of the time. This transformation is notable in spite of its
being slow. In addition my heart has become filled with love
for all people and has become to overflow with joy and happiness.
Divine love has developed in the depths of my being and what
a joyful feeling it is.
(article from MATHRUBHUMI SRI SATHYA SAI SUPPLEMENT