Sathya Sai Baba's Illnesses, Afflictions,


and Injuries - a Significant Pattern?






Date: 08-18-03

Brian Steel


"From the beginning of his Mission, SSB has often stated that he has a human body, which is subject to human suffering. He has also made contradictory statements of superhuman capabilities and, as alleged Omnipotent Avatar, he has tended to attribute his illnesses and most of his accidents and injuries to a divine need to take on the suffering of his followers, In such circumstances, it is understandable that many devotees quickly become quite agitated if their "Avatar" displays any actual evidence of mortal suffering or weakness - particularly in recent years as SSB navigates his eighth decade, with nearly twenty years still to go before his predicted passing over."

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