A SEVEN-FOLD COMPARISON
G. V. SUBBA RAO
1 January, 2000
In the history of Bhaarath, there have been three great Avathaars: These are Raama, Krishna and Sathya Sai now. A seven-fold comparative analysis of their role and characteristics is detailed below:-
Krishna shone by His most attractive loving, personality. That is why He is called Shyaam Sundhar, the enchantingly beautiful form.
Sathya Sai shines by His wondrous, splendorous, miracles of Love with His endless Materialization of Vibhuuthi and other articles. That is why we call Him VIBHUUTHI SUNDHARA the Vibhuuthi-filled Divine form.
Krishna is pictured with a whirling discus in His hand used for the punishment of the wicked. That is why He is called CHAKRAPAANI.
Sathya Sai by mere hand gestures creates articles of spiritual significance day in and day out for the last seventy years. He can therefore be called MAHAA MUDHRA PAANI.
Krishna on the other hand was the SUUTHRADHAARI, the king maker and Puppeteer who pulls all wires on the great stage of MAHAA BHAARATHA.
Sathya Sai can be rightly called PREMA DHAARI. He wears the garment of LOVE and COMPASSION and comes to the rescue of devotees in different lands.
Krishna is rightly called, VIJAYA SAARATHI, the charioteer of the Victory of thePaandavas, the Dhaarmik line of devotees.
Sathya Sai can be justly called SANAATHANA SAARATHI, the charioteer of the ancient but also ever new eternal and universal path of Sanaathana Dharma.
Krishna stands for the HARISHADVARGA the six-fold divine qualities of spiritual Wisdom, Supreme detachment, Great valour, forgiveness, righteousness and incomparable fame.
Sathya Sai stands for SAI SHADVARGA, the six-fold human values of Sathya, Dharma, Shaanthi, Prema, Ahimsa and Thayaaga ie. Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, Non-violence and Selfless Service and Sacrifice.
Krishna was a people's leader all through, although He never aspired to rule. He organised a grand coalition of democratic forces and destroyed any ruler who was anti-Dhaarmik and anti-people. He was a propagator of people's rights as well as duties. He can be called a truly PRAJAA-DHARMA-NIRMAATHA. He was the champion of the poor and the oppressed Sections of Society. Sathya Sai Baba called Him the first ever builder of an egalitarian order of Society, SAMA SAMAAJA NIRMATHA.
Sathya Sai is the protector, active promoter and practitioner of Human Values. That is why He can be called MAANAVATHAA-DHARMA-NIRMAATHA. He is Sarva Dharma Pravarthaka, the Champion of equality of all faiths, the Promoter of all genuine spiritual paths on the basis of Universality and Love.
Krishna was termed, by the great cosmic sage, historian and poet Maharashi Vedha-Vyaasa, as the fullest Divine Personality: KRISHNASTHU BHAGAVAAN SVAYAM.
Sathya Sai was called, by the great doyen of Vedhik learning, Ghandikota Subrahmanya Shasthry (the Seer of Sathya Sai Gaayathree), the embodiment of all Divine principles.
SAAYINASTHU SARVA DHEVATHAA SVARUUPAH
Krishna is called LEELAA MAANUSHA MUURTHI - the playful Miraculous Divinity, in its fullest sense.
Sathya Sai can be rightly called MAHAA MAHIMA MAANUSHA MUURTHI: THE Man of mighty, mega, magnum, majestic miracles of Love, Compassion and Grace on a world scale. That is why He is the quintessential prototype of a VIBUUTHYAVATHAAR.
LOVE ALL AND SERVE ALL is Baba's Message for the Millennium.