- Published on 07 May 2013
I receive emails frequently from Sai devotees asking where they could purchase a copy of STKC. Among those was Ben, a devotee who lives in London. When he wrote to me for the first time, the book was not in print yet; only the e-book was available. Later when the printed book was finally published, I wrote to Ben informing of the same. We exchanged pleasantries over the email and moved on. Little did I know until months later when he again wrote to me, about the dramatic circumstances that had transpired behind the scenes, leading to his enquiry about the book.
On 16th June 2012, Ben was invited to attend a bhajan at a home in London. There, Ben explains how he came to know about "Sai, Thy Kingdom Come" and another's miraculous encounter with the book.
In Ben's own words:
There was a lady speaker (who has held a high position in the Sai Organization) on that occasion and talk was about the length of time she had known Baba, the numerous interviews with Baba and visions and dreams of Baba as well as her love for Baba. However, when Baba left us before His 95th birthday, her sorrow was intense and she cried and cried. Her faith in Baba was also badly shaken as Baba left before completing all that He said He would do. Baba had always said that whatever He had said He would do, would be done. She could not reconcile the contradiction caused by His premature departure. She began praying to Baba for an answer. Baba came to her in a dream and revealed to her accounts which Baba forbade her to disclose except that the Golden Age was yet to be started. She was very surprised at this as she thought the Golden Age has already started. Further, Baba in her dream also told her to HAVE FAITH. A few days later, she received through the post the book, Sai Thy Kingdom Come. There was no sender's name or address nor was there a postmark on the envelope. When she read it she was overjoyed as it confirmed what Baba had told her in the dream!!!!
After the program, as soon as I reached home, I went straight to the website (saikingdom.com) to read the book . I wanted to buy a copy and on the 18th June, 2012, I sent an e-mail to Sreejith for information where I could get one. On 19th June, Sreejith advised that the book will be available in print soon. Finally on 21st July, 2012, Sreejith e-mailed me saying that the book was now available for sale. So the big question is who sent the book to the lady speaker before it was even printed???
[Edited for clarity and to maintain anonymity]
Ben further confirmed in another email that the lady speaker held the book up in her hand and showed it to the audience. What thrilled me is the fact that Swami reaffirmed her faith via the dream and by using the book as an instrument.