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Isa is Sai

"When the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, Who proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me, bear witness to me...

"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 16:13-15).

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 prophecy whatsoever!

From the book: "The Scriptures Are Fulfilled!" by K.-G. Kumar

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