I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have come to tell you of this universal, unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of love, this duty of love, this obligation to love. Every religion teaches man to fill his being with the glory of God and to evict the pettiness of conceit. It trains him in the methods of unattachment and discernment, so he may aim high and attain spiritual liberation. Believe that all hearts are motivated by the one and only God; that all faiths glorify the one and only God; … That is the message of love I bring. That is the message I wish you to take to heart.         

Sri  Sathya Sai Baba Sri Satya Baba was born on November 23, 1926 in Padapati, India, in what is now Andhra Pradesh.   He said he was the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi  and the incarnation of the Hindu Lord Shiva.  His teachings fall under the heading of Bhakti Yoga, the path of Love and Self-Devotion, and is one of the four paths to Enlightenment.  

The goal of this practise is to reach the state of rasa (essence), a feeling of pure bliss achieved in the devotional surrender to the Divine.   Sri Baha condemned all distinction based on religious caste.  This is the website devoted to his teachings.  It is slow loading but has many free videos and books written by him for those interested that will explain his teachings better than I could summarize.

A Tree Felled

Sri Baba’s ascendant is at 28 Aquarius a “pioneer cottage is prepared for winter with a tree felled and the fuel saved.” It represents the bountiful supply nature creates in its obtaining or the richness of all native equipment. Positively it is a degree of intelligent preparation. The keyword is REWARD.

He is a fanhandle planetary pattern, as first described by the astrologer Robert Carl Jansky. with his strong handle spanning the first and twelfth house where he used his charisma to spread his message of love and peace — midheaven conjunct Neptune near to the fixed star Regulus.. Neptune at the midheaven is opposite Jupiter near the fourth house cusp showing the power and renumeration, his many writings brought him.

While his Mars in the sixth shows his tirelessness in advocating his beliefs in “peace and tranquility” though this also can be seen as his molestation of young men who were followers.

His yod spans from Mercury in the first to Mars in the sixth that is sextile Pluto (conjunct the Moon highlights the regenerative affect he had on his followers, who were mainly women. It creates the head at 10 Gemini in the seventh house, a degree symbolizing how “mind rules matter.” This was also Jack London’s ascendant and Brigham Young of the Mormon’s Moon.

Sri Sai Baha, a spiritual guru to millions around the globe,  reposed on 24 April 2011 from heart failure in his native India.  He was 85.

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