By Brian Steel

Date: 08-17-04 

Apparently this is some beleaguered SSO bureaucrat's latest bright idea for damage control: an official continuation of Kasturi's uncritical hagiography and a safe replacement for the now defunct 6-volume 'Love is My Form' by Sai Towers - the semi-independent biography project whose first (and last?) volume revealed so much useful material, including the 1943 Mission commencement date.

I wonder what will happen in 2 or 3 years when they get to the volumes for 1995-2000 and 2000-2005? Perhaps we should all contribute to that one. I imagine they may need a few hundred extra pages for those volumes.

Just seen on the SS Trust website: http://www.srisathyasai.org.in:


Publication of Subsequent Volumes

With the Divine Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust has undertaken the sacred work of publishing the subsequent volumes of ‘Sathyam Sivam Sundaram’. Prof. Kasturi had authored the first four volumes depicting the life and mission of Bhagawan Baba from 1926 to 1979. We propose to bring out the fifth volume (covering the saga from 1980 to 1985) on Bhagawan’s Birthday in 2004. It will be our endeavour to publish one subsequent volume on every subsequent Birthday of Bhagawan.

We request the devotees from all over the world who are in possession of any related authentic chronicles, pictures and documents to send them to:

The Convener,
The ‘Sathyam Sivam Sundaram’ Committee
Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh Pin 515134

The devotees may please send the above in whatever medium they are available and in whichever form it is convenient for them (documents, diaries, audio/video tapes, CD’s, etc). A quick and prompt response will be deeply appreciated. Our E- Mail id is sssbpt_psn@rediffmail.com

Convener, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam