"When He, the Spirit of Truth (Sathya) comes, He will
guide you into all Truth... and He will declare to you and show you the
things that are to come. He will glorify Me for He will receive of Mine and
declare it, show it to you. All that the Father has is Mine; therefore, I
said that He will take of what is Mine and declare it, show it to you." (John
In a discourse given on Christmas Day, 1978, Sathya Sai
Baba pointed out a link between Himself and Jesus Christ:
"Jesus' original Name was Isa which, when
repeated, is Sai. Isa and Sai, both mean Isvara, God, the Eternal Absolute,
the Sath-Chith-Ananda (Being-Consciousness-Bliss). In the Tibetan manuscript
at the monastery where Isa spent some years, His Name is written as 'Issa',
which means: 'the Lord of all living beings.'"
We should note that "Isa" is the Muslim name
for Jesus, also. Sathya Sai Baba has explained the meaning of His Name thus:
"Sathya" means "Truth" or "True", "Sa" means "Divine" and "All". "Ai" or "Ayi"
means "Mother". Hence "Sai " means "the Divine or Supreme Mother of all. "
"Sa" also means "Self-realization and visulization of the Lord - the highest
stage of 'samadhi' and sadhana or spirtual practice." "Aayi" means "Master"
and "Baba" means "Father." Thus "Sathya Sai Baba" mens: "the True Divine
Mother/Father of all, the Goal of all yogic or spiritual endeavor, the
ever-merciful Mother, the all-wise Father and the Goal of sadhna." And, as
per the Buddhist prophecy, spiritual people have indeed been drawn to this
"Word of Truth."
In the Book of Revelations in The Bible, the
Lord appears in His bloodred robe, His Name again being "True" - "Sathya".
On His Robe, on the thigh area, "He has a Name inscribed which no one knows
but Himself." (Rev. 19:12) We should remember that when Sathyanarayana
announced Himself as "Sai Baba", no one in his village of Puttaparthi even
knew who "Sai Baba" was!
In addition, the name "Sai" is not a common
Indian name; in fact, its origin is obscure, Professor N. Kasturi saying
that it may be a derivative of the Persian word "Shah", meaning "King or
Monarch". Hence Sathya Sai Baba has had to explain the meaning of this Name
"which no one knows but Himself."
Further, Sathya Sai Baba does indeed have a
blood-red robe with His Name inscribed - embroidered or woven - in large
gold letters on the side, the thigh area, of the robe, the robe itself
having been a gift from a Hindu devotee who know nothing about the Christian
From the book: "The Scriptures Are Fulfilled!"
by K.-G. Kumar