Phyllis Krystal visits a Sai Baba
group in the Netherlands
With a comment from Robert Priddy.
Mrs Phyllis Krystal is a well known Sai devotee, a fact that she keeps separate from her healing method to be found in her books Cutting the Ties that Bind. She recently visited The Netherlands to give a workshop on cutting the binding ties, and was invited by Dutch Sai people to present a lecture in Eindhoven, a city in the southern part of Holland, which she was pleased to follow up on. So on Sunday October 13, 2002, Mrs Krystal entered a room in an elementary school that was nicely decorated with a huge lotus quilt and SB's photograph, a table with a candle and a flower, another SB picture on the wall. Nice bhajans were sung as an opening and pleasantly set the atmosphere. Mrs Krystal is old of age and fragile, yet not one bit senile. She talked for over two hours, (precisely translated sentence after sentence), about some of her first experiences with Baba. One of them dealt on her encounter with Swami when she'd dressed like a student and Baba had wanted her to dress like she would dress in her home country, the States. The message: you, devotees, have to dress (and behave) according to your position in society, for that is the best way to help bring about Sai Babas mission. She also spoke of some more recent happenings, namely that she recently had had two car accidents. It causes her, besides a lot of pain, difficulties in walking. About this she shared that she inwardly at times screams at Baba: Swami why did this happen?! Why?! The other drivers made mistakes, but why did they hurt me? The answer she finds for these questions lies in her reasoning, as she told the audience: But there must be a lesson in it, for Swami,