- Published on 13 November 2015
Sharing with all of you, an awe-inspiring revelation which appeared in the e-mail newsletter of the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation, Republic of Ireland.
The Irish monthly Sai newsletter is prepared and distributed by brother Shay Moran. To be more precise, Brother Shay sends out a Sai Monthly update email to devotees in which he includes information on Organisational matters and various Sai related activities. In the latest newsletter, he shared a very important and relevant information relating to the current affairs in the world, and a revelation that Swami made back in the late 1990s. Please read on...
Om Sai Ram!
I wouldn't normally share this kind of story so widely, but given the events currently happening in the Middle East and around the world, I think it is the right time to pass this information on and let people make of it what they will.
Some years ago, in the late 1990's in Puttaparthi, I attended a talk given by Dr. Gadhia from the UK. Dr. Gadhia has since passed away but he was a very close, life-long devotee of Swami's. When he wasn't in Puttaparthi with Swami he spent most of his time travelling around the world giving satsangs and promoting spiritual activities in Swami's name.
So in the talk, Dr. Gadhia shared some of the adventures and experiences he had with Swami. At one point he recalled a lunch in Swami's house with some others of Swami's inner circle. Swami was speaking about the five reasons the Avatar incarnates.
If my memory is correct, they were...
1) To answer the prayers of his devotees
2) To fulfill the yearning of the saints and sages who have performed penance in order to see the form of God
3) To revive the ancient scriptures
4) To protect the righteous
5) To save the world from destruction
On the fifth point - to save the world from destruction - Dr. Gadhia described, in a remarkably matter-of-fact way, how this would happen in the Sai Avatar. He quoted Swami saying, "In this Avatar, a great war will come between America, Russia and the Muslim powers. When this happens the world will be brought to the brink of destruction. At that moment I will reveal Myself, and in revealing Myself I will end that war. And no more wars will follow."
It was a powerful revelation that left the audience in a state of amazement.
I had the opportunity a few years later to speak personally with Dr. Gadhia. He had invited myself and friend of mine for breakfast in his apartment in Puttaparthi. I was able to confirm the story once again. I pressed him for more details but he said that was all there was. Swami hadn't said any more about it. I asked him if Swami had said when this would happen but he laughed and said, "No, Swami never says when anything will happen."
So what exactly did Swami mean, and how or when might such dramatic events occur? Who knows?
One important point for me is that when I heard the story in 1998, the world was as far away from such a global conflict as could possibly be imagined. The Middle East was at peace, the global economy was thriving, and there was no major conflict happening anywhere on the planet.
Two of the three political entities Swami mentioned didn't even really exist at that time. The USSR had collapsed, and Russia under Boris Yeltsin was barely a functioning state. As far as I knew there was not, nor had there ever been such a thing in geopolitics as "Muslim powers".
But today, all three of those political entities named by Swami most definitely do exist. And for better or worse, a 'great war' between them seems to be unfolding right before our eyes - America and Saudi Arabia on one side, Russia and Iran on the other, with Syria, four million refugees and so many others desperately caught in the middle.
I don't want to draw any conclusions for anyone else. I have long since given up trying to understand Swami, or trying to anticipate anything He might do, either in my own life or in the world. Yet Swami remains the only thing I could ever consider relying upon. He is the purest, most perfect, unconditionally loving being I have ever encountered. All I know is to put my faith in Him, and to do anything I can to bring my heart and mind closer to Him.
Whatever is in store for this world, I trust that Swami is taking care of it. And moreover, whatever is in store for any of us, I trust that everything is working out for the best in the continuing unfolding of Swami's mission to uplift the consciousness of humanity.
(We express our sincere gratitude to Brother Shay Moran for this article and for his permission to publish it. Our gratitude also goes out to Brother Przemek Czarnowski who sent us this article initially)