Tuesday, February 18

A return to The Tale of Sathya Sai Baba and the Two Rascals

"Now here we arrive at the part in my tales about Sai Baba where I ponder whether I should provide you with my analysis of the incident's social, religious and spiritual implications, or just tell the story. [tossing a coin] Ah. I see you were lucky this time."
-- Pundita, from The Tale of Sathya Sai Baba and The Two Rascals, published April 2016

A few days ago a Sai Baba devotee, Himanshu, ignored my poke at myself and wrote that he would be interested in my analysis of the tale.

My interpretation, so many decades after the man I call Ravi told me the story, is that Sai Baba wanted Ravi to understand that even the most powerful must sometimes make concessions to human frailties and by so doing, bind their power in order to accomplish something.



Himanshu said...

nice. ok.

Himanshu said...

i was hoping for a longer analysis. but ok :)