Did Sathya Saibaba have premonition 10 years ago that he would fall seriously ill? Yes, claim his followers. According to them, Saibaba had predicted in 2000 that he would be indisposed for 40 days but would come back strong to give darshan to his devotees.
This was revealed in a book `Tapovanam – Bhagawan Sri Sathya Saibaba Satcharitra Nityaparayanam’ in which the author Jandhyala Venkateswara Sastry has written an essay on Baba’s ill-health. Saibaba had told his students and followers at his Sai Shruti ashram in Kodaikanal in 2000: “Though most of my disciples fall at my feet, they don’t know my real value. A time would come when I would vanish and take a walk across the skies. During that phase, my body would face serious health problems and devotees would be desperately praying for my recovery.”
The Baba also goes on to say, according to the writer, that several gun-toting cops would be guarding the premises where he would be hospitalised.
As Saturday marked the 27th day of his stay in the SSSIHMS, many devotees said Baba would soon give darshan. “Time and place cannot hold me captive. I decide when to come back. If I want I can go anywhere and come back any time,” he is said to have told students during the discourse.
“He had said that he would live for 96 years in his present avatar. After 40 days, he would come back. Just watch out,” a devotee said even as he prayed for the Baba. TOI