..... Do not believe in mesmerism. Do not
try to learn it or practice it. What you see then are evil spirits.
God is not that easily attainable. God,
who is a form of satvaguna, will never enter into these lowly things and
talk. Man is seven steps below God. Evil spirits are six steps below God.
God's aura falls on all these steps. Evil spirits have slightly greater
strength than man. With this extra strength, they
have the power to masquerade themselves as Gods.
(Do not get cheated by these spirits. Beware!)
... Talking of faith, I must issue a warning. Many people are collecting
money in various places using My Name for various purposes like arranging
receptions, building mandirams, doing puja etc. That is unauthorized and
against My Wish and Command. Do not yield to such requests and encourage
this practice which I condemn. Then there is another set of people who
trade on your faith. They advertise that I have
'possessed' them; that I am 'talking' through a medium or a
stove (!) or some other thing. Treat all such people and their agents or
brokers as you treat cheats; if you do not treat them so, then you are
also accomplices in the cheating process.
There are others who gather groups of followers and admirers and collect
money exhibiting some idol or image that has been 'given' by Me or
advertising some other sign of My Grace. Some of them even declare, "Sai Baba sent me to you to take from
you some money" or "Sai Baba has given me this" or
"Sai Baba blessed me
specially thus and thus" and then ask for your help or your praise or your
purse! I ask you to chastise all these types of men and turn them away -
whoever they are.
There are again some others who are swept off their
feet by hysterical demonstrations by certain weak-minded Individuals,
which are described as My speaking through them
or acting through them! Take it from
Me, I am not given to such absurdities!
I do not use others as My media; I
have no need to. I do not swing from side to side and prattle!
.... Their gestures, words and actions are hollow and vain; those who burn
incense before them and revere them are turning away from Me and running
..... For, how can the Full ever dally with the paltry and wear the
habiliment of the
trifling? When God has come assuming Form, take
it from Me, it will not fill inferior vessels or embellish tawdry stuff or
enter impure bodies .
..... I know there are some who proclaim, "Devotees have grown out of all
proportion in these parts and so, Baba has allotted this region to me and
directed me to take up the work of teaching and guiding you; so, admire my
acts and adore me". I never allot in this manner,
nor do I hand over powers to anyone, nor can such low
minds deserve my Grace. No, never, For me who has the burden of the
Universe, can a region or a few more devotees be too much? I am surprised
at the stupidity which swallows such absurdities and flocks round these
- Sai Baba
Source: - Sprouts of
Faith SSS Vol II, Spend your days with Shiva SSS Vol II, Sri Sathya
Sai Anandadayi Journey with Sai.