"Hasta la vista"

By GSK Rajesh

“Hasta la vista, I’ve to go now but I’ll be back soon”, Swami told me the night before He left His mortal form.

It was a painful fortnight that we all had to bear through during the month of April 2011. Swami was hospitalized and everyday all of us expected news with some ray of hope. My wife had crawled back into her shell and completely focused her thoughts on Swami’s recovery.

The night before the fateful event, I saw Swami dressed in His orange robe, gliding away. I wanted to call Him but felt as if I was immobile. Expending all my force I uttered out in a little squeak - “Swami”. He turned around and said ”Hasta la vista, I’ve to go now but I’ll be back soon”.

I remember waking up at 6 AM the next morning crying and telling my wife that Baba said He was leaving. Aghast, my wife made frantic calls at around 7:30 AM to someone she knew who was treating Swami at the hospital. She got confirmation of the sad news that had occurred. By 10 AM the news had broken on all television channels and the fact had become official news. Those last few days in moribund were very trying days when we had to witness all the suffering that Baba had to undergo.

Afterwards, I kept thinking about the small dialogue that I had with Swami in an out-of-the-world realm. The message that Baba gave seemed straight forward. However, I kept wondering why He spoke to me in Spanish. 

Within a week I had switched my job and shifted from Bangalore to Noida. I joined a new organization on May 2nd. The change was welcome as the new job did not spare me enough time to be immersed in sorrow. A month later, our head of department announced that since the department liaises with foreign companies and organizations, we should be trained in at least one foreign language. We were given three options – Arabic, Persian and Spanish. Since our work involved in purchase of crude oil mostly from Middle East Gulf countries, I thought Arabic would be helpful and opted to learn it. Likewise everybody in the department was asked for their choice. It turned out that only two of us including me had opted for Arabic and the rest had chosen Spanish. It was not economically viable to arrange training in Arabic language for just two people. Hence it was decided that everyone be trained in Spanish.

A month later the training began and during the first lesson itself we were taught the meaning of “Hasta la vista”. In Spanish the phrase meant – “Goodbye, see you later”. I was overwhelmed and almost in tears as I remembered Swami’s message that day. More than the simplicity of the message, He had preordained that I would be learning Spanish and conversed with me in His amicable rib-tickling sense at a time when our minds and hearts were filled with pain and sorrow. I am absolutely certain that He meant every single word of it. And as He said, He would definitely be back soon!!!


Jim Martineau
Jim Martineau2014-09-02 21:18#
Thank you, Rajesh for sharing this wonderful story.

Commented in STKC blog on July 7, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Naren2014-09-02 21:18#
Thank you very much for sharing this Mr. Rajesh.

To the world, I would like to add a point here. As we are aware, Swami took the effect of the dreaded nuclear disaster in Japan upon Himself. This not the first time Swami has done this. I am not referring to this Avatar. When the Devas and Asuras were fighting for Amrith, the most valuable resource at that time, Swami consumed the poison to save our Universe. Time has changed but the situation remains the same. Today, different countries are trying to take control of resources important in this age, for selfish reasons, and in the process trigger what could potentially kill all of humanity. Again, Swami has took it upon Himself. Because if not for Him, who else will? Or who else can? Of course, not to say people of one country represent Devas or Asuras. This is Kali Yuga and both are, in some sense, within each person. But the Supreme Consciousness is never-changing, eternal, and elemental.

Let Sathyam reappear! Let Shivam manifest! Let Sundaram resurface!


Commented in STKC blog on July 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Manomohan2014-09-02 21:19#
Two weeks ago after watching a clip of Bhagawan's Darshan, I was feeling a little low.I mentally asked The Lord, " Is it true You are coming back? " With so much of exhaustive research done in STKC by Bro. Sreejith , and I just read about Dr. Rakeesh Kumar's prediction, my mind was reeling with exhaustion. I dozed off to sleep. Next morning I remembered a dream where a number seem to appear very frequently 2907. I brushed it of as not important.A few days later I was reading some SAI literature. A sudden thought flashed 29th July. I asked myself,.... could that be the date of His return ? I am just speculating. There was no BABA dream, just a random dream . I will just continue my sadhana and yearn.

Commented in STKC blog on July 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Chamari2014-09-02 21:20#
Thank you so much for sharing your experience..and also in this time. Swami has given a garantee through you too to the whole world..! May that moment of SEEING HIM be just in few days!! Jaisairam!

Commented in STKC blog on July 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM

ramesh2014-09-02 21:20#
Sai ram. a really "adorable" leela. thanks a million, sreejith.

Commented in STKC blog on July 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Susan Fay
Susan Fay2014-09-02 21:21#
Jai Sai Supreme Absolute, Jai Sai Playful Joker! I think Swami may also have been playing around with the modern culture of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator movies, where he says the well-known heavily accented "I'll be baack" and "Hasta la vista, baby!" Probably not at all coincidentally, the "hasta la vista baby" line comes from Terminator 2, the subtitle of which is: Judgment Day. Swami can bring humor to the most serious of situations!...

Enjoying His playfulness and also receiving the message of ultimate seriousness, let us all pray that Love and Dharma prevail in the hearts of all. Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu.

Commented in STKC blog on July 8, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Sai Dav
Sai Dav2014-09-02 21:21#
In FEB 20111 SWAMI came to me and said "I'LL B BACK"
and I always thought it was like the Film TERMIATOR
Now this dream link in for me
and brings much much pain and tears of that event - now BABA given Me 4 DREAMS OF HIS RETURN and in 1 HE said " I AM COMING THIS FRIDAY" - dreams was April 2014


Sai Dav

Commented in STKC blog on July 8, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Anonymous2014-09-02 21:22#
I also experienced some dreams about SWAMI'S RETURN. In 2011, I got a dream. In that dream, I saw SWAMI among many people, reporters with cameras and mics. SWAMI wove HIS HAND to me, and HE said, "SEE U AGAIN NEXT SATURDAY!"
Hopefully SWAMI comes back soon ....

Commented in STKC blog on July 9, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Anonymous2014-09-02 21:23#
Under list of festivals ,Telugu calendar 2014 mentions August 1st,Friday,

-Naga Panchami,
-Garuda Panchami,
-Kalki Jayanthi

Commented in STKC blog on July 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Naren2014-09-02 21:23#
Please read this... Things are falling in line.



Commented in STKC blog on July 10, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Naren2014-09-02 21:24#
Dear friends,

We often hear the saying, 'Count your blessings!'. I don't know how it was started. But what does it mean to us? Does it mean we should be happy that we have food, clothes, and shelter that another man is deprived of? If that is a blessing, then the other person is not blessed. Not only that. The roles themselves can reverse and we may lack these essentials of life someday. Are we not blessed that day? This is the wrong interpretation of the saying, in my opinion. 'Optimism' can be a more appropriate term, if the example given is what is meant when people say it (and of course, we do need to be optimistic too!).

The real blessing is the ability to witness a scene that has kept even the greatest saints and spirits in waiting for thousands of years! Truth will manifest itself in its full glory... at the Hour of God... for the world to see, all at the same time.

He who does not learn from another - He is the true Guru.
He who lives up to His teachings - He is the exemplary Guru.
He whose teachings are not restricted to time, space, or race - He is the eternal Guru.
He who confers liberation - He is the Sadh-Guru.

He is made of Sat-Chit-Ananda!


Commented in STKC blog on July 12, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Naren2014-09-02 21:24#
Sairam friends,

I wish to share a personal experience and to me it is pretty crucial with regards to Swami's return. I initially didn't want to but perhaps the time has come. The number of dreams in which Swami appears increased tremendously after His 'Mahasamadhi'. While the details of each dream may not matter to anyone, I could connect the dots between them and found that if these dreams were put in a specific order, they become chronologically correct and will happen in practical life, the only required element being Swami's physical presence. A few of the dreams also pointed to His reappearance. I firmly believed, ever since reading Sai Thy Kingdom Come book which opened my eyes, that He will return for sure.

While I was eagerly waiting for His return, the impossible occurred.

Just few days back, I was walking on the sidewalk of a pretty busy road. While I was careful, a car driver was not. He was trying to enter the road from his apartment community and was watching only to the left for a traffic clearance. I was walking facing the traffic. As soon as he found a small gap he started turning right and yes I was right there, barely a few inches in front of him and only a foot away from the breadth of oncoming traffic. The moment he saw me, he quickly pressed the gas pedal instead of brake. I was already extremely close to the car which was moving towards me, and now that he sped up there was nothing more to say. I 'must' have been killed. The only involuntary thing my body could do was to jog backwards. There was this busy road and the sidewalk pavement's concrete projection that I could've tripped on. Do you think jogging at that moment, that too backwards could have helped?

What seemed mathematically impossible happened! The car didn't even make a marginal contact. I felt a near tangential whirr and the car just went past me. The car drivers behind this one looked at me like, 'How is this possible that this guy is still alive?!' Yes. I wouldn't have been hit. I would have been run over! I am not exaggerating a bit of it.

As all of this happened, I realized I was listening to the bhajan, 'Sathya Swaroopini Maa' on my phone via earphones. The true 'Vigna Vinashini' saved my life and the best part? I didn't even call out His name!

Most of the dreams I had in which Swami came, disclosed the future and seemed to happen after His reappearance. If I was ran over that day, these would have never manifested as I was also a part of them. Why was I saved? Who wanted me to live for few more years? What's going on?!

Many years back, when I was in my 5th grade I guess, our family made a trip to Parthi where Swami accepted my letter during darshan (that was another miracle).

While there is nothing much a 5th grade kid could have written to God (and at that time I thought He casually accepted my letter :P), I believe my entire life's twists and turns are based on them.

My intention of sharing this incident is this:

Believe in His will. It is beyond everything. A lot of people say they believe in Swami's return because, for example, He has said He will have to forgo the car and aero plane as the crowds around Him will be so much and since this has not happened yet He will return. That's true.

But friends, it is not because He has SAID something... What is in that 'saying'? What was that one word we are truly relying on? 'I WILL have to forgo', 'This Avatar WILL bring the Golden Age', 'The whole world WILL become one big family'

It is the WILL in those statements! It is the WILL that made this entire universe with its multitude of life including you and me.

Never doubt it - The Supreme Will is beyond everything!


Commented in STKC blog on July 13, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Sai Dav
Sai Dav2014-09-02 21:25#
OM SAI RAM Sri Naren

Very nicely put but there are many important facts that support the physical appearance of SWAMI


1] If the WILL OF GOD IS ALWAYS SUPREME there is no need FOR GOD to take Human Form for HE CAN WILL CHANGES ALL without manifestation - as HE IS NOT IN FORM AT PRESENT NOW HE WILL STILL PREVAILS - but HE did come into PHYSICAL WORLD for a Purpose

2] HE SAID HE WILL WALK ACORSS THE SKY FOR ALL TO SEE - in order to SEE THIS HE HAS TO BE PHYSICAL not all devotee are full enlightened so they cannot see through THIRD EYE SHAKTI


4] it is also stated by SWAMI Rishis will come to parth and receive SWAMI's blessings there - some Rishis had disclosed THAT THEY WILL BE SITTING WITH SWAMI IN SAI KULWANT HALL and main stream devotee will NOT be allowed in there,





Sai Dav

Commented in STKC blog on August 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Naren2014-10-23 06:32#
Oops. That's precisely what I am saying. I believe, 100 percent in His return. What I am insisting is that while His Word is like the body, His Will is like its life-force. His Will is expressed through His words as Mr. Sreejith puts in one of His videos.

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