- Published on 28 December 2014
There are many prophecies and dreams/visions of devotees from around the world that foretell impending destruction to the earth. Edgar Cayce, a renowned psychic had predicted many such dreadful calamities.
One of Cayce's major prophecies is about the disappearance of Japan. I believe that Swami averted that disaster by taking it upon His body during March/April 2011. Cayce also believed that the future disasters could be averted if humanity changes its behavior. And according to him, this was the main purpose of giving prophecies - to warn people to change so that the prophecies would not come to pass. So in my humble opinion, none of the prophecies are carved in stone and can be changed with Swami’s Grace by the virtue of prayers and the good deeds of man.
Swami indicated such a change when He said:
"Were it not for the mind change of Sai devotees the world would already have fallen into complete chaos. The deterioration of mind and man has been very rapid and abrupt, even precipitous during the last fifteen years. That the world is not in total destruction is due to the change of mind of Sai devotees and to Sai's Grace" - Conversations with Sathya Sai Baba by Dr. J. Hislop, p. 190
I believe that the Sai Avatar has come for this purpose, to avert such crisis that has come upon the humanity and to mark the commencement of a beautiful golden age as mentioned in many of His discourses.
Edgar Cayce also foresaw a new era of enlightenment and peace for humanity in the future: "A new order of conditions is to arise; there must be a purging in high places as well as low; and that there must be the greater consideration of the individual, so that each soul being his brother's keeper. Then certain circumstances will arise in the political, the economic, and whole relationships to which a leveling will occur or a greater comprehension of the need for it. This America of ours, hardly a new Atlantis, will have another thousand years of peace, another Millennium. All this done in the same manner that the prayers of ten just men once saved a city. And then the deeds, the prayers of the faithful will glorify the Father as peace and love will reign for those who love the Lord."
The above prophecy emphasizes the need for prayers to save this world. Like how the prayers of ten noble men once saved a city, let us Sai devotees join together with all our hearts and pray fervently to our beloved Lord to save this world from all impending calamities. Let us pray for the benefit of all the beings in all the worlds. Let us indulge in intense chanting of Gayathri Mantra and “Samastha Lokah Sukhinobhavantu”.
[Footnote: This is what Edgar Cayce had to say about the day of the Lord: “What is meant by “the day of the Lord is near at hand”? That as has been promised through the prophets and the sages of old, the time – and half time – has been and is being fulfilled in this day and generation, and that soon there will again appear in the earth that One through whom many will be called to meet those that are preparing the way for His day in the earth. The Lord, then, will come, even as ye have seen Him go. - Edgar Cayce reading (262-49) July 9, 1933]