- Published on 19 April 2013
Sri Rama Navami is the day that marks the Advent of Lord Sri Rama who is revered as being the very embodiment of Dharma (righteousness) and whose life serves as an ideal for all mankind. Lord Rama is said to have ruled the Kingdom of Kosala from Ayodhya for an eleven-thousand year Golden Age known as the Rama-rajya or Rama's Kingdom, before eventually returning to His Mahavishnu form.
The Avatar of this age, Sri Sathya Sai Rama has also come to bring about such a Rama-Rajya or Golden Age in this Kali Yuga, as He has revealed in astonishing detail during some discourses and interviews. Here I contemplate on two such Divine Statements on the ensuing Golden Age that are separate and apparently unrelated. Yet as you read them in conjunction with each other, provide an astounding indication of things to come.
"Many hesitate to believe that things will improve, that life will be happy for all and full of joy, and that the Golden Age will recur. Let me assure you that this Dharmaswarupa, that this Divine body, has not come in vain. It will succeed in averting the crisis that has come upon humanity". (Baba in 1968 - Sai Baba, The Holy Man and the Psychiatrist, Page 91)
"The arrival of the Golden Age shall be heralded by a "new coming" as well as some upheavals, sufficient to uproot the evil that is so prevalent today". (Sai Messages for You and Me Vol.II, Ralli, Lucas, 1988, Page 70)
In the first one, Swami clearly indicates that the Divine body of Sathya Sai Avatar has come to establish the Golden Age. In the second statement He mentions that the Golden Age will be brought about by a "new coming".
What could this "new coming" be? Swami could not have been indicating the coming of Prema Sai Baba because it is obvious from "Statement 1" that the Golden Age would come during the Sathya Sai Avatar itself. Was Swami giving a hint about His “new coming” in the very same form as Sathya Sai Baba?
In this age of rampant evil and disharmony, in my opinion, only a miracle of such magnanimous proportion can uproot the evil and turn the attention of people towards God. Perhaps, further clues to the impending miracle lie in two other statements:
"Do not consider Sai Baba as a mere figure five feet three inches tall. His Presence will be felt all over the world. Wait and see. In a few days the entire world will come here". (Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 28 Chapter 19)
"Swami answers to the question what sign will He give that the Golden Age is beginning that the Glory of Sai will spread to every part of the world. It will increase a thousand fold". (Sanathana Sarathi, December 1993)
I hope and pray we all witness in the near future, that thunderous miracle which will turn the attention of the whole world to that "five-feet-three-inches tall" orange-robe-clad figure!
Jai Sai Ram!