Love All, Serve All,
Help Ever, Hurt Never Sathya Sai Baba
You will Witness ...
On the 23rd of October 1961, Sathya Sai Baba told the following:
You will witness this Puttaparthi becoming the birthplace of Krishna
(Mathura Nagara); No one can stop this development or delay it. I will not give
you up, nor can any one of you give Me up. Even if you lose faith, you will
repent and come to this refuge very soon, clamouring for admission. I shall be
in this body for 58 years more; I have assured you of this already. Your lives
are intertwined with My Earthly Career. Act always in accordance with that
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, has written an appreciation of Sathya Sai Baba's contributions to society and education - in a measured manner that shows how Swami is providing the restoration of righteousness (dharma) on a firm footing.
This Evening's Medical Bulletin released by Super Specialty Hospital, Prashanti Gram, reads as follows:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a very critical condition of health on the 27th day of His treatment in this hospital.
He is still breathing with ventilator support. The episodes of low blood pressure are still a cause of great worry to the doctors treating Him.
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be under constant attention of the panel of doctors attending upon Him.
Update on Health of Sathya Sai Baba
Updated Friday, Apr 22, 2011 1705 Hrs. IST
This Evening's Medical Bulletin released by Super Specialty Hospital, Prashanti Gram, reads as follows:
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba continues in the same clinical condition as He was in the morning. There is no sign of change in His health condition. He continues to be in the same critical state of health.
He is still supported by ventilator and is on CRRT system of dialysis.
His blood pressure and heart rate have been stable for the last 12 hours and are supported by necessary drugs.
The panel of doctors treating Him is keeping a close watch on His health.
Notice by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
- Baba's Medical Condition
- Media Reports
- Worldwide Response by Devotees
The series of daily medical bulletins issued by the Director of the Super Specialty Hospital, Puttaparthi, has been giving the health status of Sathya Sai Baba from time to time. In spite of the best treatment given to Him, in consultation with leading doctors in India and abroad and also the teams of doctors deputed by the Governement of Andhra Pradesh, Baba's health condition has deteriorated. The bulletins issued by the Director have been mentioning the names of prominent specialist doctors who had been called in for consultation from time to time and also the response of Baba's vital organs to the treatment. The information in the Director's bulletins is in accordance with medical ethics.
While the response of the vital organs have been varying - good on certain days, sluggish on other days - the improvement has been generally slow. During the last 24 hours, Baba's health condition has deteriorated further, causing concern.
CERTAIN REPORTS IN THE MEDIA:
It is unfortunate that at a time when we are facing a grave crisis, there has been a series of calumnious reports by a couple of newspapers. Some news channels of electronic media are also indulging in sensational and totally false reporting. The reports contain absolutely false, unsubstantiated allegations imputing financial irregularities, defaulting of funds, commission of illegalities, violation of laws, denial of proper food and nutrition to Baba by the Hospital and wrongfully holding Him in confinement, etc. Sensational and mischievous headlines are being employed.
The above allegations are totally false, motivated and are made with sole objective of creating confusion in the minds of public and the devotees in particular, as well as defaming the trustees and the Secretary of the Trust, who are distinguished themselves in public life, and have been handpicked and appointed by Sri Sathya Sai Baba Himself. All these allegations are attempts to defame Sathya Sai Baba and His institutions, which have been rendering yeomen service to humanity in an exemplary manner for several decades.
Suitable legal action will be initiated against the offenders of law at the appropriate time. All of us are preoccupied and deeply concerned that Sathya Sai Baba's health should return to healthy condition. No other concern, no other thought is at present in the minds of the trustees and all the devotees at this point of time.
We strongly appeal to the general public not to be misled by such outrageous efforts but be firm in their resolve and faith in Sathya Sai Baba and pray for His speedy recovery.
RESPONSE OF ADMIRERS AND DEVOTEES OF Baba:
There has been a ground swell of prayers, bhajans, yagnas all over the world praying for Baba's health. Mass processions comprising people of different faiths - Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and all others - are being conducted in various parts of India and abroad. There has been a 48 hour continuous devotional singing in a Sikh Temple in New Delhi with participants from all faiths. Email messages are pouring in from all over the world praying for Baba's speedy recovery.
The trustees and the members of the council of management, including the Secretary of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust deeply appreciate and are gratified by the strong and vigorous support extended to, and the confidence expressed in them, by one and all.
Signed by the trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.
Evening Medical Bulletin released by Director, SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram at 1700 hrs. reads:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a very critical state of health.
There is very poor response from the vital organs of the body to the treatment. The intermittent episodes of low blood pressure are persisting indicating that the heart is quite weak.
The parameters of the functioning of the various organs of the body are also erratic. Every attempt is being made to keep them in the normal limits by the administration of appropriate drugs.
The breathing is still assisted by the ventilator. One successful cycle of low haemodialysis was conducted during the past 12 hours to assist the kidney functioning.
Doctors are continuing vigorous efforts to make the vital organs recommence their function.
Discourse 3 July 1993:
"In regard to every matter, my thoughts are always sublime and exemplary. You must note that Swami's life is in His own hands and not in those of anyone else. If I will it, I can live for as long as I please. I can also terminate it at will. It is my will that decides and not any other person. The reason is My purity, selflessness, and divinity. What other testimony is called for? The life of the pure hearted is in their own hands and not in those of others." Discourse, 3 July 1993
Evening Medical Bulletin released at 1700 hrs. states as follows:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a critical state of health. His vital parameters and indices are maintained at a nearly normal level by giving adequate treatment, with medicines.
The condition of liver and intermittent episodes of low blood pressure are still causing anxiety to the treating doctors.
The panel of treating doctors has been reinforced with the joining of Government of Andhra Pradesh team under the guidance of the Director of Medical Education, Dr. Ravi Raj, who is an eminent nephrologist.
Dr. Yegyaraman from the United States who is an eminent electrophysiology specialist has also joined the team of doctors.
Bhagawan Baba continues to be on assisted ventilation. He may be dialysed again early in the morning tomorrow.
The panel of doctors are woking hard on His treatment, which is going round the clock.
Radio Interview - Transcript on Health of Sathya Sai Baba
Radio Sai Global Harmony recently conducted an interview with one of the physicians attending the hospitalisation of Sathya Sai Baba. Professor Venkataraman had a detailed conversation with a member of the distinguished panel of doctors that is attending - Dr. Narendranath Reddy. An eminent Internist-Endocrinologist, Dr. Reddy has been practising in USA for over thirty years.
The evening Medical Bulletin on Bhagawan's health issued at 1700 hrs. states He continues to be in a critical state of health. Read the full report:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a critical state of health. His vital parameters of health are quite stable and satisfactory although the vital organs are showing slow response to the treatment, yet the doctors are hopeful of the eventful success of the treatment given to Him.
He continues to be on assisted ventilation. His kidneys are supported by CRRT system.
The panel of doctors treating are watching the status of His health continuously.
Updated Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 1750 Hrs. IST
This evening's Medical Bulletin released at 1700 hrs. states as follows:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to show stability in the vital parameters of His health. He is still on assisted ventilation, and on CRRT to help His kidneys.
The condition of the liver is causing a slight worry to the doctors, but they are quite hopeful to rectify it in the coming few days.
He still continues to be critical and the panel of doctors and foreign specialists are watching and treating Him round the clock.
In Eastern Sydney, the Prayers, Devotional Singing and Sacred Chants will take place at Sathya Sai Centre of Strathfield, 1 Hunter Road, Strathfield, on Saturday, 16 April, at the times advertised above. On Sunday 17 April and Monday 18 April, the Prayers, Devotional Singing and Sacred Chants will be conducted at the Homebush Boys High School, Bridge Road, Homebush, at the advertised times. Usual Centre Meetings will not be conducted on Sunday as devotees will be attending these special prayers and devotions. See attached flyer for information.
In Western Sydney, the Prayers, Devotional Singing and Sacred Chants will take place at Prariewood High School, Prarievale Road, Prariewood (in the smaller hall) at the times advertised above. Usual Centre Meetings will not be conducted on Sunday as devotees will be attending these special prayers and devotions at Prariewood. See attached flyer for information about exact location and parking arrangements.
In the far West of New South Wales, the Prayers and Devotional Singing will take place at Griffith Sai Centre, 3 Mardon Place, Griffith, from Sat, 16 April, 4 pm to Sun, 17 April, 4 am
On the NSW North Coast, prayers will be held in Murwillumbah at the Sathya Sai Primary School Hall on Sat. 16th April 4 pm to 5 pm; On Sunday 17th April, following the normal bhajan at 4 pmm, prayers will continue from 5 pm to 6 pm; and on Monday 18th April prayers will be conducted at the School Hall at 7 pm to 8 pm
In Adelaide, the Prayers, Devotional Singing and Sacred Chants will take place at the times given above at 18 Tenth Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
In Canberra, the Prayers and Devotional Singing will take place at the Vedanta Hall, Vishnu Shiva Mandir, 82 Mawson Drive
MAWSON, ACT, on Saturday 16 April, from 4 pm until Midnight; on Sunday, 17 April, from 4pm until midnight. On Monday and Tuesday,the Prayers and Devotional Singing will take place in various homes. For more information, contact Venkataraman, 0414 825 729
In Brisbane, the Prayers and Devotional Singing will take place on Saturday at the Brisbane Centre, 22 Qualtrough St, Woolloongabba from 4 pm until 10 pm (Location); after 10 pm, Coopers Plains Sai Centre will organise the location. Contact Aunty Hansa 0433 046 343 for details. On Sunday, Carina Sai Centre will conduct the Joint Prayers and Devotional Singing at 30 Sylvateere Crescent, Wakerley. On Monday, the Joint Prayers and Devotional singing will be conducted from 7pm - 10pm at 44 Wallum Drive, Parkinson. Further details to follow.
As per the evening medical bulletin released at 1700 hrs. Sathya Sai Baba is continuing to maintain stable parameters of health. Read on:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be having stable parameters of health. He continues to be on assisted ventilation to help the lungs. CRRT, the process of slow hemodialysis, is being given to Him from morning to assist His kidneys.
His biochemical and hemotological indices are nearly normal. The progress is however slow. The overall condition of Bhagawan continues to be critical.
The team of doctors attending upon Him is joined by two experts from the US. Dr. Kalapathi K. Gutupalli, professor-in-chief, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and Dr. Sridhar, Cardiac Specialist from University of Colorado, Health Sciences Centre.
Evening Medical Bulletin released at 1700 hrs. by Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences reports:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be stable clinically with nearly normal parameters of vital indicators of health like heart rate, blood pressure etc. However, His health is still in a critical state.
All His systems are showing improvement, although slow.
The doctors are satisfied with the response shown by Sathya Baba to the treatment.
Updated Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 1755 Hrs. IST
This evening's Medical Bulletin is released at 1700 hrs. Reports:
Sathya Sai Baba was admitted in this hospital on 28th March and is responding to the treatment, although the response is slow, which is expected in view that Baba's body is 86 years old.
He still continues to be on ventilator supported respiration. The response of His kidneys is also encouraging, yet the need of dialysis is felt and therefore, He is being given a slow intermittent hemodialysis.
The doctors attending upon Him are now quite hopeful about the success of the treatment being given to Him. He continues to be critical.
Updated Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 1750 Hrs. IST
This evening's Medical Bulletin released at 1700 hrs. reads:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be stable as far as His vital parameters of health are concerned.
He still continues to be on intermittent hemodialysis and is on assisted respiration.
Although He is responding to the treatment, yet the response is slow.
His condition still continues to be critical.
Special Message Concerning the Health of Sathya Sai Baba
by Dr Michael Goldstein, MD
Dr. Michael Goldstein is the Chair, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation, and Chair of the Prasanthi Council - the international body that oversees the activities of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations worldwide. Dr Goldstein has given an address on the health of Sathya Sai Baba. Read the the transcript of the message recorded by Dr. Goldstein
Evening's Medical Bulletin released at 1700 hrs. reads:
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be stable and there is slight improvement in the overall condition of His health.
He continues to be on the ventilator and periodic slow hemodialysis. The functions of the kidneys and lungs are also showing improvement.
He is responding satisfactorily to the treatment being given to Him by the panel of doctors.
Sathya Sai Baba speaks on the Intense Prayers of his devotees
Video courtesy Radio Sai
Here is the transcript of the above video:
Nobody needs to be worried or anxious about Swami's wellbeing. No danger can ever befall Swami. Swami will always come out of all difficulties and troubles unscathed; none need to fear or feel sorry or sad. Swami will achieve all success. However, there may be some changes at the physical level because of the food, environment, etc. These however are only temporary and not permanent. Hence, Swami expects you to be always courageous.
What is My medicine? The intense prayers of the devotees are My medicine. During this period, be it in Madras (now Chennai), Hyderabad, Bangalore, or Mumbai, devotees have intensified their prayers and spiritual activities. There are bhajans and namasmarana conducted in each and every home. Some devotees undertook penance and performed yajnas. In this manner, a number of spiritual activities were undertaken praying for the wellbeing of Swami. It is as a result of such fervent prayers that I am able to stand before you and address you today.
Neither did I want this suffering nor did I desire its cure. You wanted this body to be cured of the pain, and you achieved it through your prayers. This body is not Mine. It is yours. Hence, it is your responsibility to look after this body. I am not the deha (body); I am the Dehi (Indweller).
The body is made up of five elements
And is bound to perish sooner or later,
But the Indweller has neither birth nor death.
The Indweller has no attachment whatsoever
And is the Eternal Witness.
Truly speaking, the Indweller,
Who is in the form of the Atma,
Is verily God Himself.
Doctors made every possible effort to protect this body; they did their duty. I however did not think of this body at all. I demonstrate the ideal that one should not have body attachment. Not only now, for the last two years, I have been repeatedly exhorting you to give up body attachment. Gradually reduce your dehabhimana (body consciousness) and develop Atmabhimana (Atmic consciousness). You are not the body; you are the embodiments of the Atma. The physical body comes and goes. Only the body has suffering, not the Atma.
I have never used My divine power to cure Myself. If I were to use it, I would have been cured of the suffering in a trice. I don't have the selfish feeling that I should get cured. There is not even a trace of selfishness in Me. Everyone should be happy. This is My only desire. - Extracts from Divine Discourse delivered on July 13, 2003.
Updated Friday, Apr 8, 2011 1730 Hrs. IST
The latest medical bulletin released by SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram this evening at 1700 hrs. indicates definite improvement in Sathya Sai Baba's health status.
The report reads:
The health condition of Sathya Sai Baba continues to be stable. All His vital parameters are nearly normal.
His kidneys are continuing to show signs of recovery.
The infection in the lungs is also much less, although it is still a matter of concern. He continues to be on ventilator for His respiratory support and He is on slow dialysis.
All other vital systems are functioning satisfactorily. The panel of doctors treating Him are satisfied with the progress Baba has made so far.
With the good news spreading across, there is a sense of relief in the spiritual township, with many believe that their unified prayers are being answered by Sathya Sai Baba.
Updated Thursday, 7 April, 2011 1730 Hrs. IST
Latest Medical Bulletin received at 1700 hrs. this evening
Sathya Sai Baba continues to be on ventilator support for respiration. His kidney function is being supported by CRRT.
There is some positive sign of recovery in the functions of the kidneys.
His vital parameters are nearly normal and are satisfactory.
He continues to be on treatment in the Intensive Care Facility of the hospital where visitors are not allowed.
The panel of doctors treating Baba are satisfied with the response He is continuing to show to the medical management given to Him.
Sathya Sai Baba speaks on the Media
Video courtesy Radio Sai
Here is the transcript of the above Video:
Many people including those who are sitting here have entertained many thoughts and wild imaginations. Actually, there is no truth in it. Irrespective of what anybody might say, it is the newspapers which are mainly responsible for so much restlessness. They are interested in publicizing that which is bad and not sharing that which is good. What is the purpose of a newspaper? It has to collect NEWS from four sides - North, East, West, and South - and disseminate the same. Instead of gathering authentic information, newspapers today present facts according to their feelings and imaginations.
In my opinion, any newspaper or journalist should report the event as it has occurred. What is the need to spread that news which is untruth and unauthentic? They distort the truth to present it in a sensational manner only to make money. What a shame it is to earn money in this spurious fashion!
You should report the event as it has happened, be it good or bad. Do not imagine and spread false news. Next, comes TV. Television channels too seem to be always engaged in spreading false news.
In fact, one can definitely develop friendship with those who report the truth. What is the use of talking to those who publicize untruth? Spreading untruth is a sin. If you speak untruth once, you will have to face its consequences for many births. Such being the case, you can very well imagine the fate of those who indulge in untruth hundreds of times every day. How erroneous it is to report something as being absent when it is actually present? It is not right to make a mountain of a mole and hurt the sentiments of so many from all over the globe. It is a sin to spread false news. - Extracts from Divine Discourse delivered on January 19, 2002