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Which Sai Baba Books Do You Need?

A Selected and Annotated Bibliographical Guide to Sathya Sai Baba

 Brian Steel

 Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah
©  1998   Brian Steel     e-mail: brianst@zx.net
Note: While copyright remains with the compiler, those interested in this bibliographical guide are invited to download copies for personal study and teaching purposes.

Introduction

By mid-1997, the phenomenal increase in numbers of publications dealing with Sathya Sai Baba has brought the total number of books and articles on Sai Baba (in English alone) to  close to 400 items (most of them books). Given the different countries in which they are published (mainly India, USA, England, Australia and New Zealand, they are not usually available for browsing in bookstores or even in specialised Sai Bookstores. The choice for old and new devotees thirsting for further (especially updated) knowledge and enlightenment on Sai Baba's teachings is becoming bewildering. Many devotees will have had the experience of hearing of a new promising title and ordering it sight unseen only later to discover that it is not quite what they were expecting. To try to avoid this happening and to attempt to diffuse book knowledge about Sai Baba more efficiently, the present Bibliographical guide sets out to classify approximately 260 selected works by or about Sathya Sai Baba. A brief indication of the contents of a few of them is also offered in order to help prospective readers to choose new books or articles which are most likely to respond to their particular interests and needs.

The guide is divided into five parts. The first four parts are categories of selected items and the fifth is a full bibliographical listing of all the items chosen.


Acknowledgement

With love, to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, for leading me along a devious path which has resulted in the honour of serving Him in the preparation of this short reference work. I humbly submit it in His Service.

CONTENTS

Part 1  The Sources of Sathya Sai Baba's Teachings

1. Discourses by Sathya Sai Baba

2. Privately Revealed Messages and Teachings

3. Reference Works on Sathya Sai Baba's Teachings

4. Introductions and Guides

5. Study Circles and Discussion Groups

6. Bhajans

7. The Sathya Sai Organisation and Service/Seva


Part 2  Baba as Seen and Interpreted by His Devotees and Others

Group 1. The Classic Accounts

Group 2. Other Basic Accounts

Group 3. Further Books for General Readers (Indian and non-Indian)

Group 4. Introductions aimed principally at Indian readers

Group 5. Collected Articles

Group 6. Poetry, etc.


Part 3  Applied Teachings

1. Education

2. Comparative Religion

3. Dharma in Everyday Life

4. Healing and Therapy


Part 4  Delving Deeper into Baba

1. Miracles

2. Hindu Interpretations

3. Information on other Activities Associated with Sathya Sai Baba

4. Shirdi Sai Baba

5. Research

6. The Spiritual Path

7. Prophecies


Part 5  Complete Bibliography of Titles Cited

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Part 1  The Sources of Sathya Sai Baba's Teachings

1.  Discourses by Sathya Sai Baba

These are very many in number and form the public basis of His teachings. They are frequently quoted and discussed. (The private teachings are those that He gives to individual and groups of devotees in the privacy of the interview room. In many of the books and articles published by devotees they share these with us.)

(i) Sathya Sai Speaks Series

The first series was compiled from the speeches of Sathya Sai Baba from 1953 to 1982, mainly by N. Kasturi. The recently published Volumes XII, XIII, and XIV complete this series (up to 1982). A New Series of Discourses since 1982 is now being published (Vols XVI-XXIV so far).

There are several different editions in India and U.S.A. See under Gries for Index to Vols. I-XI of the American Editions. See B.Steel, 1997, under SATHYA SAI SPEAKS  (pp. 228-239) for a Concordance by volume and chapter between the Revised Enlarged Indian edition and the American edition of Volumes I to XI.

Below are listed the volumes of the Revised Enlarged Indian Editions. Note that the similarly numbered American editions (U.S.) are often very different in content.

Sathya Sai Speaks, I  [Discourses, 1953-1960]     U.S. 1953-1960

Sathya Sai Speaks, II  [Discourses, 1961-1962]     U.S. 1960-1962

Sathya Sai Speaks, III  [Discourses, 1963]      U.S. 1960-1964

Sathya Sai Speaks, IV  [Discourses, 1964]     U.S. 1964-1965

Sathya Sai Speaks, V  [Discourses, 1965]     U.S. 1965-1967

Sathya Sai Speaks, VI  [Discourses, 1966]      U.S.1967-1968

Sathya Sai Speaks, VII    [Discourses, 1967]     U.S. 1968-1971

Sathya Sai Speaks, VIII   [Discourses, 1968]     U.S. 1972-1973

Sathya Sai Speaks, IX  [Discourses, 1969]      U.S. 1974-1975

Sathya Sai Speaks, X  [Discourses, 1970]      U.S. 1975-1979

Sathya Sai Speaks, XI  [Discourses, 1972]      U.S. 1980-1982

Sathya Sai Speaks, XII    [Discourses, 1973-1974]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XIII   [Discourses, 1975-1977]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XIV    [Discourses, 1978-1980]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XV     [Discourses, 1981-1982]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XVI (New Series) 1983

Sathya Sai Speaks, XVII [Discourses 1984]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XVIII  [Discourses, 1985]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XIX  [Discourses, 1986]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XX  [Discourses, 1987]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXI  [Discourses, 1988]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXII  [Discourses, 1989]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXIII  [Discourses, 1990]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXIV  [Discourses, 1991]

In addition, the Discourses of the Years 1985 - 1992 have been compiled by devotees in the West Indies (Trinidad) in the following four volumes.

Discourses by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Vols 1-4, Compiled by Tajmool Hosein, Trinidad, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organisation of the West Indies, 1988-1993.

Subsequent Discourses may be found in the monthly journal Sanathana Sarathi, issued by the Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust of Prasanthi Nilayam.

A separate volume, containing the Kodaikanal Discourses of April 1996 has been prepared by Canadian devotees:  Discourses in Kodaikanal, April 1996, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers 1997 [Canadian Devotees].

There also exist many video recordings of Baba's Discourses. Most, including those listed below, are produced by James Redmond and marketed by the Video Education Company of Dallas, Texas.

November 19, 1990:  Service

November 20, 1990:  Gaining God's Love

November 22, 1990:  Education

November 23, 1990:  The Motherland

November 24, 1990:  The Biggest Miracle

April, 1991:   Talk to Westerners (Kodaikanal)

November 22, 1991:  Ideal Lives

November 23, 1991:  Winning the Lord's Grace

1992 Discourse:   Importance of a Name

March 3, 1992:    Discourse on Bhajans

November 22, 1992:  Discourse

November 23, 1992:  Discourse

February 19, 1993:   Shivaratri

February 20, 1993:  Shivaratri (English sub-titles)

November 20, 1993:  Discourse

November 23, 1993:  Discourse

December 25, 1993:  Christmas Discourse

November 22, 1994:  Discourse

November 23, 1994:  Discourse

July 8, 1995:   Discourse

July 11, 1995:  Discourse

July 12, 1995:  Discourse

November 18, 1995:  Water Project Discourse

November 19, 1995:  Women's Day

November 20, 1995:  Discourse on E.H.V.

November 21, 1995:  Discourse

November 22, 1995:  Discourse

November 23, 1995:  70th Birthday Discourse

February 17, 1996:  Discourse

February 18, 1996:  Discourse

July 29, 1996:  Discourse

July 30, 1996:  Discourse

November 19, 1996:  Ladies Day Discourse

November 21, 1996:  Discourse

November 22, 1996:  Discourse

November 23, 1996:  Birthday Discourse

December 25, 1996:  Christmas Discourse

March 7, 1997:  Discourse

March 8, 1997:  Discourse

July 16, 1997:  Discourse

July 17, 1997:  Discourse

July 19, 1997:  Discourse

July 20, 1997:  Discourse


(ii) Summer Showers Series

Compiled from discourses given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba during the summer courses on Indian Culture and Spirituality at Brindavan (Whitefield), 1972-1979.

The 1977 volume is titled Summer Roses on the Blue Mountain because it refers to the 1976 course held in the hill station of Ootacamund.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1972, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1973, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Education Foundation.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1974, New Delhi, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi.

Summer Roses on the Blue Mountain, 1976, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1977, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1978, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1979, Brindavan, Kadugodi, Sri Sathya Sai Hostel.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1990, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1993, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust


(iii) Vahini Series

Teachings of Sai Baba on specific topics. Translated from Telugu. Published by Sri Sathya Sai Baba Books and Publications Trust of Prasanthi Nilayam and (by arrangement) by the Sathya Sai Baba Book Center of America:

Bhagavatha Vahini [Sai Baba's version of the Bhagavata - The Story of the Glory of the Lord]

Dharma Vahini, 4th ed., 1975. [The Path of Virtue. Teachings on Righteousness]

Dhyana Vahini, [Teachings on Meditation]

Gita Vahini, 4th ed., 1978. [Teachings on the Bhagavad Gita, The Divine Gospel]

Jnana Vahini, [Teachings on Eternal Wisdom]

Leela Kaivalya Vahini,  [The Cosmic Play of God]

Prasanthi Vahini,   [The Bliss of Supreme Peace]

Prasnothara Vahini,  [Answers to Spiritual Questions]

Prema Vahini, [The Stream of Divine Love]

Ramakatha Rasa Vahini, Parts I and II  [The Sweet Story of Rama's Glory]

Sandeha Nivarini, Dialogues with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, New Delhi, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Seva Samiti.  [Clearance of Spiritual Doubts]

Sathya Sai Vahini, [Spiritual Messages of Sathya Sai Baba]

Sutra Vahini, [Analytical Aphorisms on Supreme Reality. Spiritual Message of Sathya Sai]

Upanishad Vahini, [Essence of Vedic Knowledge. Teachings on Spiritual Discipline]

Vidya Vahini, [Flow of Spiritual Education]

Prema Dhaara, (A Collection of Letters from Sri Sathya Sai Baba to His Students), Queanbeyan, Australia, Sri Sathya Sai Organization of Australia and Papua New Guinea, 1994.

Sadhana, The Inward Path, ed. N Kasturi, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trustks , 1976. [Quotations]

Teachings of Sri Satya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books, [n.d.]

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The following books deal with selected Discourses of Swami:

An Eastern View of Jesus Christ, Divine Discourses of Sathya Sai Baba, translated by Lee Hewlett and K. Nataraj, London, Sai Publications, [n.d.]

Discourses on the Bhagavad-Gita, Compiled and edited by Al Drucker, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1988.

Voice of the Avatar, Parts I and II, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1980. [ed. D. Hejmadi] [Reprinted by arrangement by Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1987]

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Quotations

As well as the more structured reference volumes listed further on, there are several smaller handy selections of inspirational quotations like the following:

Immortal Quotations of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, A Spiritual Ready Reckoner, Ruhela, S.P. (ed.), Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1996.

Tablets of Truth, Sayings of Sai Baba in Calligraphical Script, Shaw, A,  New Delhi, Sterling, 1994.

The Essential Sai, An Introduction to the Sacred Mission of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Vancouver, Sainet Editorial Committee, 1995. Also: London, Sathya Sai Book Centre of UK, 1996.

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For Children

Sathya Sai Baba, Chinna Katha, 2 vols. (Stories and Parables for Children). Quoted from the Divine Discourses, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1988.

Sathya Sai Baba, Stories for Children, 2 vols, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, n.d.

Satvic Stories, Kurzweil, B., Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995.

Children's Baba, 5th ed., Mangalore, Vishwamitra, R.M., Vivek Sahitya Male, 1994. [1977].

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Magazines containing Discourses and Other News

The two below are published in Prasanthi Nilayam, one officially by the Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust and the other by the Sai Towers Company. In addition, most national Sathya Sai Organisations print some of Baba's major Discourses in their magazines.

Sanathana Sarathi, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust [A monthly magazine for devotees. Details from any Sai Baba Center.]

Spiritual Impressions, 1996-, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, Bimonthly Sai Magazine, US $21 p.a.

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2. Privately Revealed Messages and Teachings

Many devotees are blessed with the privilege of receiving communications directly from Sai Baba, especially in the form of revelations during meditation and dreams. A supremely privileged few claim to have received whole Discourses in this way or to have had visionary Dialogues with Baba, which they then write down and share with the rest of us. Below are listed the principal of these collections of other messages from Swami.

Sathya Sai's Amrita Varshini, 2nd ed., Aditya, S., Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, 1996 [1st ed., 1992]. Direct messages from Baba. 10 detailed visionary conversations and discussions with Him.

Sathya Sai's Anugraha Varshini, Aditya, S., Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, 1997. [More of the same.]

Messages from my Dear Friend Sai Baba, Bailey, Elvie, Adelaide, Sathya Sai Baba Organisation of South Australia, 1989. [1997: Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.]

Baba is Here. Conversations with God on His Omnipresence, Busto, Graciela, Faber, VA, Leela, 1998. [Translated from Spanish: Babá está aquí, Buenos Aires Errepar, 1992.]

Little Heart, Unique Graciousness, rev. ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Saindra, 1994 [1st ed. 1993]. [Mystical visions and conversations of an elderly English lady who claims to have been Radha's brother in a previous incarnation.]

My Beloved. The Love and Teaching of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Penn, C., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Books and Publications Trust, [1981].[The lengthy messages include the very well-known one beginning `Your Mission has begun' from 1979.]

1985:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Ralli, Lucas: London, Vrindavanum Books.

1987:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Vol II, Ralli, Lucas:London, Vrindavanum Books.

1990:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Vol III, Ralli, Lucas:London, [n.p.].

1993:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Vol IV, Ralli, Lucas:Madras (Chennai), [n.p.].

[Mr. Ralli assures us that the messages have been confirmed by Swami, who also gave him permission to publish them.]

Sai Sandesh. Messages from the Inner Sai, Usha, S., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1995.

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3. Reference Works on Sathya Sai Baba's Teachings

Where to Find What in the Sai Literature, Friedrich, Richard, Vienna, Sathya Sai Philosophische Vereinigung, 1991.

An Index of Sathya Sai Speaks, Vols. I-XI, Gries, David and Elaine, Tustin, Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1993.

[Indispensable for searching for quotations on specific topics in the American Edition of Sathya Sai Speaks, Vols. I-XI and XV. For those who possess the Revised Indian Editions, there is a Concordance in B. Steel (1997), pp. 228-239. See below.]

Digest. A Collection of Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings, Krishna Murty, Tumuluru, Roveredo, Fondazione Sathya Sai Seva, 1985. There is also a recently published second volume.

A Compendium of the Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, Leslie-Chaden, Charlene, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

[A huge 740-page computerised alphabeticised selection of quotations from Sai Baba and commentators on more than a thousand topics. The end Bibliography is disappointing in such an ambitious project.]

A Basic Dictionary for Sai Baba Devotees and Others, Steel, Brian:1992:  London, Vrindavanum Books, 1992.

The Sathya Sai Baba Compendium. A Guide to the First Seventy Years, Steel, Brian: 1997: (ed.) York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1997.

[An alphabetical reference work on 300 topics relating to the Life and Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba as presented by Baba and His major commentators in English.]

Translations by Baba, Youngs, Homer S., Tustin, California, Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1975.

[A welcome early reference book, still very useful but in need of expansion and updating. The translation definitions are taken from Baba's Discourses or from the written English translations of these.]

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4. Introductions and Guides

Bhajanamaala, 2nd ed., ed. D.Witerajne, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust,  1995.

[In addition to bhajans (grouped according to type, e.g. Ganesha, Rama, Sai Ma, etc. but with no translation into English), the book contains useful explanation of Hindu concepts and on worship.]

Sai Baba and You: Practical Spirituality. A Visitor's Guide. Gardner, Mark and Barbara, Santa Barbara, Wisdom Works Press, 1988. [Sathya Sai Book Center of America]

[A very useful guide to the visitor to Baba's ashrams. It includes advice on how to prepare for this spiritual experience.]

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Mission and the Message. (Some Often Asked Questions), Jagadeesan, J., Kuala Lumpur, n.p., 1980.

The First Pilgrimage to Sathya Sai Baba, rev. ed., Irani, Dara, Tustin, California, Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1994. [1982]

Prasanthi Guide, Padmanaban, R., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1995.

[Contains excellent, comprehensive, and up-to-date practical details for the devotee or visitor to Baba's ashrams and Bangalore.]

i, we and HE, Shah, Indulal,Prasanthi Nilayam, [n.p.]. 1997.

[A useful primer on following Sai Baba's precepts, plus some selected Discourses.]

Sai Baba in Brief, 4th ed., Shaw, C., CO, Om Productions, 1996.

[In question and answer form.]

Travelling to India for the First Time, Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas.

Journey to Sai Baba. A Visitor's Guide, Worthington, V., Faber, VA, Leela, 1995.

Questions and Answers on Practical Spirituality and Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Vidyakar, O.P., Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995.

[A selective guide to the spiritual path with Swami, containing practical information and advice.]

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5. Study Circles and Discussion Groups

Sai Study Circles. Some Suggested Topics, Jagadeesan, J., Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council, [n.d]

Pathways to God. A Study Guide to the Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, Roof, Jonathan, Faber, Virginia, Leela Press, 1991.

[A very painstakingly assembled selection of 27 subject areas, with comments, questions and many references to Baba's Discourses for further study.]

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6. Bhajans

Bhajanamaala, 2nd ed., ed. D.Witerajne, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1995.

Bhajanamavali, Santa Barbara, Sathya Sai Baba Center.

[A collection of bhajans for overseas devotees, with English translations]

Worship of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Ruhela, Sushila Devi, New Delhi, Diamond Pocket Books, 1998.

Sai Bhajana Mala, International Edition, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1993.

Sathya Sai Speaks on Community Devotional Singing (Bhajan), Sangster, Lesley (ed.), Adelaide, South Australia, 1989.

Sathya Sai Songbook, Adelaide, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of South Australia, 1988.

The Technical Side of Having Good Bhajans, Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas.

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7. The Sathya Sai Organisation and Service/Seva

Decisions and Recommendations. 6th World Conference of Sathya Sai Organisations (November 1995), Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

Sai Service and You. A Guidebook for the Performance of Sai Service Activities, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council, 1991.

Service and Spirituality. The Sathya Sai Movement in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia, 1985.

[To commemmorate Baba's 60th Birthday.]

Love in Action, Proceedings of the Meeting of Sai Organisations of Europe, Hamburg, 12-15 May, 1989.

[This includes a summary by Al Drucker of a Workshop on Spirituality, pp. 99-155.]

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Part 2  Baba as seen and interpreted by His Devotees and Others

The books most useful for new devotees or persons with an interest or curiosity about Sai Baba are those which, as well as giving personal experiences, offer historical details, interviews with other devotees (especially concerning miracles) and some analysis and guidance from the authors from the vantage point of their closer contact or understanding of Baba and His Message. The ones most recommended are those in Groups 1 and 2 below. Those in Group 1 are mainly, but not entirely, by devotees of long standing.

Group 1. The Classic Accounts

In this first section are presented those fascinating classic (but still very relevant) accounts of discovering and following Baba by early devotees and a few others, who were privileged to have very close personal contact with (and attention from) Sathya Sai Baba. Most of these accounts cover the period of the 1960s, 1970s and the early 1980s. Since then, for all but a very few privileged devotees, close contact with Baba, apart from the tiny minority who may be granted a personal interview with Him, has now become a physical impossibility.

Balu, Shakuntala, Living Divinity, London, Sawbridge, 1984.

[A devotee from 1976 until her death, the late Mrs. Balu shares her close observations on Baba and interviews with other devotees, particularly concerning miracles. She also offers descriptions and explanations of Hindu ceremonies in Prasanthi Nilayam and Brindavan. The book contains a very useful Sanskrit-English glossary.]

Balu, V. and Balu, Shakuntala, Divine Glory, Bangalore, S.B.Publications, 1985.

[This interesting book consisting of separate parts by Mr Balu and the late Mrs Balu is full of very special detail and observations, particularly concerning miracles and worship. In their many interviews of Indian devotees, they offer extra detail on Baba's early miracles, updating the accounts of Purnaiya and Kasturi. The book is recommended for both Indian and non-Indian readers.]

Baskin, Diana, Divine Memories of Sathya Sai Baba, San Diego, Birth Day, 1990.

[The writer and her mother were especially close to Baba in the 1970s and 1980s and Diana  offers a very special and valuable account of her spiritual path and her relationship with Baba during this time.]

Fanibunda, Eruch B., Vision of the Divine, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1976.

[With experiences going back to 1970, Fanibunda presents a fascinating early account. Although this erudite classic was aimed principally at an educated Indian readership, with the expansion of devotee numbers throughout the world, it has been widely read in other countries also. It is particularly helpful on matters of worship (like Gayatri Mantra and Linghams). The author is now working on a further volume.]

Ganapati, Ra.:

 1985:  Baba: Satya Sai, Part I, 2nd ed., Madras, Sai Raj.

[Adapted from an earlier version in Tamil, this first volume recounts (from many sources) the details of Baba's early leelas and miracles.]

 1984:  Baba: Satya Sai, Part II, Madras, Satya Jyoti.

  [adapted from Tamil original, Svami, 1981, or earlier.]

  [2nd rev. ed., Madras, Divya Vidya Trust, 1990]

[Particularly recommended reading is this Part II by Ganapati, which is crammed with interesting observations, research and opinions, especially about ashram life, miracles and the spiritual processes through which devotees of Baba are made to pass. The 2nd revised edition (of 500 pages) also includes, as Chapter 46 (pages 111-203), the contents of the separately published Avatar, Verily!, in which Ganapati courageously raises the matter of Baba's critics and detractors.]

 1990:  Avatar, Verily!, Madras, Divya Vidya Trust, 1990.

[See under Part II above.]

Gokak, V.K., Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Man and the Avatar. An Interpretation, New Delhi, Abhinav, 1983 [1st ed., 1975].

[An early basic account by a very close devotee (from 1971) and a distinguished Indian educationist.]

Haraldsson, Erlendur:

 (1987) 'Miracles Are My Visiting Cards'. An Investigative Report on the

Psychic Phenomena Associated with Sathya Sai Baba, London, Century Paperbacks.

 [Also marketed for sale in India only by Prasanthi of New Delhi.]

 (1996)  Modern Miracles, [revised edition], Norwalk, Connecticut, Hastings House.

[The result of research and close contact with Baba carried out over a period of ten years by an Icelandic Professor of Psychology, who had intended to make a scientific examination of Baba's miracles. Although Baba steadfastly refused to submit to measurement, Haraldsson kept doggedly returning to Puttaparthi to observe Baba at close quarters and to interview as many devotees as he could, particularly in connection with the alleged miracles. Amongst his interviewees were a few who had been associated with Baba since the mid-1940's. Haraldsson finally produced a dispassionate yet favourable account of Sai Baba's activities which, while not conceding divine powers to Baba, found no evidence of fraud or trickery. The following telling comment on the revised edition by Professor Hans Eysenck is quoted on the Internet: "I got the strong impression the author longs to be a devotee, but has not yet conquered his sense of ego sufficiently to allow that'' (http://people.delphi.com/bongiovanni/tov.htm). Recent editions are enhanced by an unbiased analysis of the controversial 1992 Television videotape. See also S.P.Ruhela, Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Press (1972-1996), 1997.]

Hislop, John:

 1978:  Conversations with Sathya Sai Baba, San Diego, Birth Day.

[Hislop and Murphet were the first westerners to write about Baba's life and work. These 52 unique Question and Answer conversations between Sai Baba and Dr. Hislop were recorded (the first two on a taperecoder, the rest in note form following the conversation) between 1968 and 1978. Since the conversations range over a wide variety ands depth of spiritual topics, they are not recommended as a first book on Baba. For that purpose, many others in this first section would be more suitable, including Hislop's second book, reviewed below. For other readers there is a great deal of food for thought and material for close study in these pages.

Note: There is a revised and enlarged edition published c1996 by the Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust of Prasanthi Nilayam: Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This later edition contains, in addition to the 150 pages of the American edition, the 22 conversations included in Hislop's 1985 book, listed below, as well as 3 additional conversations and a posthumous 8-page insert containing 6 letters by Hislop.]

 1985:  My Baba and I, San Diego, Birth Day.

[For hundreds of thousands of readers, this has been one of the principal introductory books on Sai Baba. It has been translated into many languages. The title was chosen by Baba Himself and the book deals with Hislop's prolonged and intimate experiences of Baba's teachings, some miracles (notably that of the famous Crucifix materialised for Hislop by Baba on Mahasivatratri, 1973), followed by 22 more conversations (January 1978-October 1984), and a treasure trove of letters from Baba to Hislop (and a few from Hislop) written between 1969 and 1983, during the important formative years of the American Sathya Sai Organization, of which Hislop was a prominent figure.]

 1997:   Seeking Divinity, Tustin, CA, Sathya Sai Society of America.

[A posthumous collection of some of Dr. Hislop's non-scripted talks and lectures, mainly at San Diego in 1986 and 1994 and in New Zealand in 1993 and 1994.]

Jagadeesan J.  [also J.Jegathesan]:

  1978:   Journey to God. The Malaysian Experience, Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

  1981:   Sai Baba and the World. (Journey to God, Part 2), Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

  1989:   The Journey Within. (Journey to God, Part 3), Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

[The protean activities of this close Malaysian devotee (since 1976) and prominent member of the Sathya Sai Organisation have resulted in the publication of many books. The principal ones are the three listed above which deal with his experiences and close observation of Baba, healings of Malaysian devotees (with addresses), and Jagadeesan's public talks and lectures. He was an early advocate of vernacular worship of  Baba in the language of the devotee. Volume 2 contains photographs of vibhuti materialised in puja rooms.]

Kanu, Victor:

 1981:  Sai Baba, God Incarnate, London, Sawbridge, [1981].

[The first part of the experiences of Baba's closest African devotee.]

Karanjia, R.K:

 1976:  'Interview given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to R.K.Karanjia', Blitz, Bombay,

  September 1976. [Reprinted in Samuel H. Sandweiss, Spirit and the Mind, pp.235-258.]

 1994: God Lives in India, Puttaparthi, Saindra.

  [The 1976 Blitz article and other shorter ones from the same year]

[The well-known investigative Indian journalist and magazine editor who went to interview Baba to unmask Him and came away charmed and a devotee. Especially useful as Baba has not been in the habit of giving interviews of this length and depth to non-devotees.]

Kasturi, N[arayan].:

 1961-1980:  Sathyam Sivam Sundaram. The Life of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,

  4 vols., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications,

   [1960-1980]. 2nd American Printing, 1988. The first volume was originally

   published as The Life of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

[The very first important account of Baba's early life and until the 1970s by His closest and most devoted and trusted Indian devotee and assistant for many many years. Apparently, the biography was begun when Kasturi met Baba in 1948 but Swami delayed its publication.]

 1982:  Loving God. Eighty Five Years under the Watchful Eye of THE LORD,

  Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1982.

  Reprinted by arrangement by Sathya Sai Book Center of America.

[The late Professor Kasturi's autobiography.]

 1984:  Easwaramma. The Chosen Mother, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

[The biography of Sai Baba's earthly mother by one who knew her.]

Krystal, Phyllis:

 1985:  Sai Baba - The Ultimate Experience, Los Angeles, Aura Books.

[One person's experiences with Baba in the 1970s and 1980s. The analysis of the path trodden and of the feelings experienced are written so well that the book is an excellent introduction for any new devotee, especially those preparing to go to India to see Baba for the first time.]

Leela, M.L., Lokanatha Sai, Chennai, Sri Sathya Sai Mandali Trust, [1995].

[An important but belated account of the early years of Baba's Mission, in the 1940s and 1950s, by an academic Botanist who was then a young girl and whose family enjoyed close contact with Baba on His visits to Madras. Fresh descriptions of daily life during these visits and of miracles witnessed.]

Levin, H., Good Chances, 2nd ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers  [republished] 1996 1st ed. Tustin, 1985.

[Deals with the Arcadian days of the early 1970s in Baba's ashrams and an enviably close contact with Baba. A very interesting and tantalising account of the author's months of very close daily contact with Swami in the summer of 1970 and in 1971, along with a small group of other Americans and westerners.]

Levin, H., Heart to Heart, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, 1996.

[The author's continuing experiences and observations up to 1986.]

Lowenberg, R.:

 1983:  At the Feet of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

 1983:  The Heart of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

 1985:  The Grace of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

[Three very useful and readable accounts by a South African devotee. Particularly interesting for his interviews with people who had experienced Baba's miracles.]

Mason, Peggy and Ron Laing, Sathya Sai Baba. Embodiment of Love, London, Sawbridge, 1982. [3rd ed., Bath, Gateway Books]

[The experiences of a well-known elderly British couple, with accounts of searching conversations with Baba. They were instrumental in the setting up of the British Sai baba Organisation.]

Murphet, Howard:

 1971:  Sai Baba: Man of Miracles, London.

  [Reprinted by Samuel Weiser, York Beach, 1973 and subsequently]

[Most other devotees' accounts (including those of many Indian writers) of discovering Baba mention coming across or being given a copy of Howard Murphet's seminal 1971 book, Sai Baba. Man of Miracles. The book has been reprinted many times and translated into many other languages. In the 30 years of his devotion to Swami, Murphet, the doyen of non-Indian writers on Sai Baba, has produced 5 important books on Baba. His writing is distinguished by his thoroughness, his deep conviction and love for Baba and his wonderful capacity to write about what he sees, feels and thinks. Murphet's three principal Baba books are listed here as ``classics''; the other two later works appear later in this bibliography.

Man of Miracles was the first important original account of Baba's life and teachings to reach the West. It was the result of four years of visits to the ashram (1966-1970) with his wife Iris. At that time the ashram had a mere 700 Indian residents and the few western visitors and devotees (like the Murphets and the Hislops) were housed in a furnished guest house. From the ensuing very close daily contact with Sai Baba, Murphet crafts a fascinating account of Baba's life, charisma, miracles, and teachings. Murphet's version of the miracles makes sensible use of the work of Kasturi, Purnaiya and others but he also breaks new ground by presenting a great deal of new and more contemporary material gleaned from patient investigating and interviewing by the author.]

 1977:  Sai Baba Avatar. A New Journey into Power and Glory, San Diego,

     Birth Day, 1977.

[Based particularly on an extended stay in Baba's ashrams in 1974, this is a more rounded and deeper analysis of Baba's life, work and significance. There are still many (new) miracles but also a lot of analysis and synthesis.]

 1982:  Sai Baba. Invitation to Glory, Delhi, MacMillan, 1983.

  Republished in USA in 1993 as Walking the Path with Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

[A more extensive and scholarly but eminently readable introduction to Baba and the spiritual path, with less emphasis on the miracles. Murphet attempts to define Baba's place in the history of the world and offers links between His teachings and those of other religions.]

Penn, Charles, Finding God. My Journey to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1985.

Penn, Faith and Charles, Sai Ram. Experiencing the Love and Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1985.

[The experiences of a devotee privileged with private revelations of extensive messages from Baba.]

Purnaiya, Nagamani, The Divine Leelas of Sri Satya Sai Baba, Bangalore, House of Seva, 1976. [4th ed., Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995]

[A very early Indian devotee, with important accounts of life with Baba in the first phase of His Mission, i.e. from the 1940s on. Mainly a list of His early miracles, many of which she witnessed. Unfortunately, no dates are given.]

Reddy, A. Adivi, Uniqueness of Swami and His Teachings, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1995.

[A welcome recent publication by a long-standing close devotee of Baba. The book offers a wealth of important material concerning the Avatar and His Teachings.]

Rodriguez, Birgitte, Glimpses of the Divine. Working with the Teachings of Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1993.

[After a long spiritual search, the writer found Baba in 1981 and became a resident at Prasanthi Nilayam. She gives us the benefit of her deep spiritual experience, her years of residence and her very keen and original observations. Extremely readable and helpful.]

Ruhela, Sathya Pal and Duane Robinson (eds.), Sai Baba and His Message. A Challenge to Behavioural Science, 7th ed., New Delhi, Arnold Heinemann, 1985. [1st ed. Vikas, 1976]

Ruhela, S.P., Sai Baba and His Message, rev. ed., New Delhi, Vikas, 1995.

[Two versions of the early academic research efforts of a devotee (of Shirdi and Sathya) and Professor of Sociology who was to become the most prolific of all writers about Sai Baba. This edited volume contains contributions by several other writers, including the late Dr. Gokak, B.S. Goel and Sandweiss. The revised 1995 edition does not include the original chapters by C.J.S.White, B.S.Goel (one of two articles), Elsie Cowan and M. Balse.]

Sandweiss, Samuel H.:

 1975:  SAI BABA. The Holy Man ... and the Psychiatrist, San Diego, Birth Day.

[An early and close Western devotee (1972-), one of the half-dozen best known writers and lecturers on Sai Baba. Dr. Sandweiss, a psychiatrist, gives us details of his first close experiences with Baba (including many conversations) and of the impact on his personal and professional life (partly in the form of letters to his wife). Eminently readable.]

 1985:  Spirit and the Mind, San Diego, Birth Day.

[Aimed at a much more restricted readership of health professionals, this very serious work is also widely appreciated by educated devotees everywhere. In it, Sandweiss presents his view of spiritual reality, particularly in healing and harnesses this to propounding the need for healing professionals, notably psychiatrists, psychologists and other therapists, to take into account the spiritual dimension of their patients. He also stresses the importance of the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.]

Sarin, V.I.K., Face to Face with God, 3rd rev ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Saindra, 1995. [1st ed 1993]

[In spite of the recent publication of this lengthy account by a distinguished Indian journalist, the author's association with Baba goes back to 1971. The careful investigation of a large number of miracles, both early and recent, takes up the major part of the book (pages 61-278).

Schulman, Arnold, Baba, New York, Viking Press, 1971.

[An interesting and favourable early account of 2 visits in the late 1960s by a successful American screenwriter, who apparently did not feel able to become a devotee. The book does not seem to have been reprinted and is therefore difficult to obtain.]

Shah, Indulal:

 1980:  Sixteen Spiritual Summers, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust

[Essays on the spiritual path in the 1960s and 1970s with Sai Baba by an early and very close devotee (1965-) who has served in the Sathya Sai Organisation for many years and is the Chairman of the World Council.]

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Group 2. Other Basic Accounts

The classic accounts refer to a very close relationship with Baba mainly in the days when devotee numbers were not very high. This is obviously no longer possible for most devotees. However, in the flood of books and booklets of the past ten years or so, some writers offer evidence of a similar close contact or of a profound study of Baba's teachings and, like the classic accounts above, give us the most important contemporary insights and information about Baba and His Work.

Bailey, D., Journey to Love, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1996.

[The thrilling and amusing story of a gifted and corpulent British concert pianist's meteoric rise to close contact and favour with Baba between 1994 and 1995. Within 18 months of discovering Baba and totally surrendering to Him, Bailey is rewarded by Baba's love and favours, in return for organising and directing musical concerts at Puttaparthi and speaking to an audience of 200,000. Baba also found Bailey a devotee wife, Faye.]

Bhatia, Dr. Naresh, The Dreams and Realities Face to Face with God, Prasanthi Nilayam, (Private), 1994.

[An amazing story of close devotion and attachment to Baba by the Doctor now in charge of the Blood Bank at Baba's Super Speciality Hospital. In recounting his experiences, including miracles witnessed and many mystical visions of Baba, Dr Bhatia's purpose is for readers to "get a glimpse of the majesty and glory of the Divine.'']

Bose, S.K.    My Experiences of the Divine Will, Madras, Prasanthi Printers, ?1994.

[This booklet of 64 pages by Baba's chief Engineer for 20 years contains many interesting details of how work on Swami's buildings inside Prasanthi Nilayam and elsewhere usually progresses so efficiently.]

Brooke, T., Sai Baba. Lord of the Air, Delhi, Vikas, c. 1979.

[This intimate account by an early devotee is out of print and difficult to obtain. It describes the privileged ashram life during the early 1970s of a small nucleus of (mainly American) Western devotees. See also the two books by H. Levin, another member of that select band, in Group 1 above.]

Kanu, Victor, Sai Baba, God Incarnate, Vol 2, Testimonies from Africa, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1990.

[A collection of African experiences of Baba gathered by a long-standing and prominent devotee.]

Mason, Peggy et al (eds.), Sai Humour, London, U.K. Sai Organisation, 1995.

[A timely compilation of some of the best examples of Baba's celebrated sense of humour.]

Murphet, H.:

 1993:  Where the Road Ends, [N.S.W. Australia], Butterfly Books.

  [Later editions, Faber, VA, Leela Press.]

 1996:  Sai Inner Views and Insights, Faber, VA, Leela Press.

[More of Murphet's 30 years of Baba experiences, including miracles, and other autobiographical episodes, along with analyses and reflections on many related spiritual topics, like karma and reincarnation.]

Nazuna, Sai Diary of a Travelling Zen Lady, San Diego, Birth Day, 1978.

[A short account which nevertheless contains some useful insights.]

Rao, M.N. 1995 God and His Gospel, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.

[A major broadly-based account of Indian spirituality, saints and Sai Baba, which supersedes the author's 1985 book. It will be found informative by all devotees.]

Ruhela, S.P., The Sai Trinity. Shirdi Sai, Sathya Sai, Prema Sai Incarnations, New Delhi, Vikas, 1994.

[This pocket information book, dealing with information on the three incarnations of Sai Baba, contains a Bibliography on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba (pages 105-110) and a Bibliography of 193 books and articles on Sri Sathya Sai Baba, pages 111-128. I have used both of these to supplement my own information.]

St. John, Gloria, Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down. Becoming a Devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

[Includes descriptions of her visions of Sai Baba.]

Shah, I., Spiritual Blueprints of My Journey, Bombay, Sarla Charity Trust, 1993.

[The continuation of the account of the author's experiences with Baba.]

Thomas, Joy:

 1989: Life is a Game. Play It, (Tustin, Sathya Sai Book Center of America).

 1991: Life is a Challenge. Meet It, (Tustin, Sathya Sai Book Center of America).

 1992: Life is a Dream. Realize It, Beaumont, California, Ontic Press.

 1994: Life is Love. Enjoy It, Beaumont, California, Ontic Press.

 1995: Life is Awareness, Beaumont, California, Ontic Press

[A very engaging and popular writer on Sai experiences and spiritual themes.]

 Other accounts of devotees' experiences and comments (usually more personal and less analytical than the ones listed so far) may be divided into 2 categories according to the relevance they may have for some devotees (Groups 3 and 4).

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Group 3. Further Books for General Readers (Indian and non-Indian)

Aditya Sudha, The Sai Incarnation, Madras, 1990.

Bruce, Rita, Vision of Sai, 2 vols, Prasanthi Nilayam, 1991 and 1994.

Lightstorm, Ten Steps to Keshava Sai Baba (God), Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1994.

[The spiritual experiences of a young musical group with Baba from 1971 on.]

Marwaha, AnneMarie, ... and the Greatest is LOVE. My Experiences with Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, New Delhi, N.p., 1985.

Mata Betty: 1993:  Sathya Sai Baba + Universal Revelations, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, Auckland, 1993.

Ogunkolati, Dare, Africa for Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, [n.d.].

Orefjaerd, Curth, Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba. My Divine Teacher, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Private, 1994. [Translated from the Swedish, 1990, by Sisko Orefjaerd]

[A devotee and meditator who became close to Baba in the 1980's and claims to have been initiated by Baba into healing others.]

Priddy, Robert, Source of the Dream. My Way to Sathya Sai Baba, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, 1998.

Quek, Ramon, Language of the Heart, Singapore, 1994.

Ramnath, V., Waiting for Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1996.

[A devotee since 1972 who claims to have frequent dream interviews with Baba.]

Verity, Passport to Puttaparthi, Auckland, N.Z., Heralds of the New Age, 1986.

[Experiences of Baba and ashram life between 1972 and 1986.]

Warner, Judy (ed.)  Transformation of the Heart. Stories by Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1990.

[The 12 very varied stories tell how the writers came into contact with Swami and of their subsequent experiences.]

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Group 4. Introductions aimed principally at Indian readers

Balu, V., The Glory of Puttaparthi ...,  Rev ed., Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1990.

[This introduction to Sai Baba is widely read in India. Of more general interest are the interviews with some of Baba's students and a chapter on Baba's humour.]

Bose, S.K., Letters from a Grandfather, 1992.

Chaturvedi, B.K., The Miracle Man. Sri Satya Sai Baba, New Delhi, Diamond, [n.d.].

Kakade, R.T., Shirdi to Puttaparthi, 6th ed., Hyderabad, Ira Publications, 1993 [1st ed. 1985]   [Widely translated into 11 Indian languages.]

Kulkarni, S.D.:

 1990:   Sri Sathya Sai: The Yugavatara (Scientific Analysis of Baba Phenomena), Bombay, BHISHMA, 1990.

 1996:   Do I Know Baba?, Thane, BHISHMA, 1996. [A short booklet.]

Kumari, J., Sai Baba: My Beloved Mother, Hyderabad, Tumuluru, 1996.

[The author claims to have had conversations with Sai Baba through meditation in the period 1974-1978.]

Mira, Sai , Mohana Baba Sai, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers,  1996.

[A pictorial biography of Baba's Childhood]

Murthy, T.S. Anantha, Divine Life and Mission of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Bangalore, [n.p.], 1974..

Narasimha, V.K., Bapu to Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, 1996.

Palanivelu, Sarojini, Sri Sathya Sai's Miracles and Spirituality, 4 Parts, Madras, Saroj SaiMoor, 1990.

Pillay, V.K., Quest for Divinity. Musings of a Surgeon on the Sublime in Man, 3rd ed., Singapore, Sri Sathya Sai Society, 1995.  [A 76-page booklet.]

Rai, R. Mohan, Satya Sai Avatar. Glimpses of Divinity, New Delhi, Sterling, 1987. [2nd rev. ed., 1995]

Rao, M.N. 1985:   Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A Story of God as Man, Prasanthi Nilayam, [n.p.]

 [Superseded by his 1995 book, listed in Group 2 above.]

Ravindran, V., Sathya Sai Baba. Incarnations, Philosophy and Teachings, New Delhi, Vikas, 1996.

Ruhela, S.P. Sri Sathya Sai Baba. His Life and Divine Role, New Delhi, Vikas, 1993.

Shah,I.,  We Devotees, Bombay, World Council of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations, 1983.

 [A primer for devotees, especially in India.]

Sholapurkar, G.R., Footprints at Shirdi and Puttaparthi, 2nd ed., Delhi, Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, 1989.

Singh, T.B., Sathya Sai Baba. The Godman of India Today, Delhi, Hind Pocket Books, 1976.

Sinha, K. N.:

 1996a: Absolute Sole Lord of Life and Death, New Delhi, Sterling.

 1996b: Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Rose Fire from Heaven, New Delhi, Sterling.

 1997: Sai Baba. A Ray from the Supreme, Delhi, Abhinav.

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Group 5. Collected Articles

Several collections of articles by devotees have been issued to commemorate Special Birthdays or other events. They contain many short chapters, usually of 2-3 pages, some with very interesting nuggets of information or insights.

Garland of Golden Roses, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books, 1975.

[To Commemorate Baba's 50th Birthday.]

Golden Age, 1979, Brindavan, Kadugodi, Kingdom of Sathya Sai, 1979.

[54 papers and essays for Sai Baba's 54th Birthday]

Golden Age, 1980, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1980.

[55 papers and essays for Sai Baba's 55th Birthday]

Sai Vandana, ed. K.Hanumanthappa, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 1995.

[A collection of 70 articles in honour of Baba's 70th Birthday. A few of the offerings give interesting information about the working of the Super Speciality Hospital.]

Sanathana Sarathi. Bhagavan's 70th Birthday Commemoration Volume, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.  [1995]

Sathya Sai. The Avatar of Love, Hyderabad, Sri Prashanti Society, 1992.

[A Collection of contributions from devotees for Baba's 67th Birthday.]

Sathya Sai. The Eternal Charioteer, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1990.

[A collection of 89 short contributions from devotees on the occasion of Baba's 65th. Birthday. Many contributors mention miracles they have witnessed.]

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Group 6. Poetry, etc.

Burford, Grace:

 1987a:  The Path, Universal Quest, [Australia].

 1987b:  The Sai Saga. An Offering of Love, Lilydale, Australia, Universal Quest.

Caruth, J., Song of My Life. A Journey to the Feet of Sathya Sai Baba.

 [Poems and songs]

Elliott, J., Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Wonders of His Love, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

Singh, Chundraban, Love and Light of the World. Poems, 2 vols, Bangalore, 1985.

Swami, K.L.N., Divine Sparks. Bhagwan's Poems Rendered into English, Brindavan, Bangalore, Sri Sathya Sai Research Centre, 1993.

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Part 3  Applied Teachings

1. Education

Bal Vikas, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas. [A monthly magazine]

Burrows, Loraine (ed.), Sathya Sai Education in Human Values, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, [n.d.].

Gokak, V.K.:

 1973 (ed): A Value Orientation to Our System of Education, New Delhi, M.Gulab Singh & Sons.

Gokak, V.K. and S.R. Rohidekar (eds), Teachers' Handbook for the Courses in Human Values, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, [n.d.].

Proceedings of Sri Sathya Sai African Conference on Education in Human Values and Community Services Held at Accra, August, 1986, Prasanthi Nilayam, World Council of Sri Sathya Sai Organizations.

Ramdath, L.A., Sri Sathya Sai Baba Young Adults Programme, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.

Ruhela, Satya Pal:

 1985b (ed):  Sai Baba on Human Values and Education, New Delhi, Arnold Heinemann.

 1986 (ed): Human Values and Education, New Delhi, Sterling.

 1991:  Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Future of Mankind, New Delhi, Sai Age Publications.

 [Contains a prophecy of the new Golden Age.]

 1994b (ed.): The Educational Theory of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Faridabad, Sai Age Publications.

 [Half of the chapters are analyses and essays by Ruhela and other educationists; the other half are Discourses by Baba.]

 1996b: (ed.), Sai System of Education and World Crisis, New Delhi, MD Publications.

 [9 essays on Baba's educational theory and 9 chapters of Baba's Discourses dealing with educational topics.]

Sampath, S., Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. An Experiment in Integral Education. Placing Human Values at the Forefront, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 1991.

Saraf, S.N. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Eternal Educator, New Delhi, n.p., 1993.

Sathya Sai Baba, Education in Human Values, Compiled by Loraine Burrows, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, [n.d].

Sathya Sai Baba, Benedictory Addresses, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, [n.d.].

[A compilation of Sai Baba's annual Convocation Addresses as Chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), from the Inauguration in 1981 until 1996.]

Sathya Sai Education in Human Values, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1988.

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2. Comparative Religion

Bashiruddin, Zeba:

 1988: Sai Baba. Mercy to the Worlds. (A Muslim View), Anantapur, Sri SathyaSai Institute of Higher Learning.

 1993:   Sai Baba and the Muslim Mind, Anantapur, [n.p.].

Das, M.N., Zoroaster to Sathya Sai. Miracles of Mankind's Great Saviours, Delhi, Konark, 1994.

[The second half of the book is about Sai Baba and contains a useful (though thirdhand) survey of Baba's youthful miracles.]

Gokak, V.K., In Defence of Jesus Christ and Other Avatars, New Delhi, Abhinav Publications.  [First edition, 1975 or 1979]

[A 64-page booklet in defence of religions in general and Indian mysticism in particular against attacks by foreign missionaries and travellers.]

Jagadeesan, J. Unity of Faiths, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia, 1984.

Kersten, Holger, Jesus Lived in India, Element Books, 1986. [Translated from German]

Mazzoleni, Don Mario,  A Catholic Priest Meets Sai Baba, Faber, Virginia, Leela, 1994.

 [Translated from the Italian: Un sacerdote incontra Sai Baba, Milano, Armeni  Editore, 1991]

[Based on difficult experiences during the 1980s, and something of a late "classic'' account, it was written primarily to educate fellow Catholics and priests about the divinity of Sai Baba and the parallels with Jesus Christ. However, it is also the story of one person's continuing spiritual progress propelled by Sai Baba's influence. It has become something of a bestseller.]

Phipps, Peter:

 1994:  Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus Christ. A Gospel for the Golden Age, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, Auckland.

 1997:  Greater than You Know. Sathya Sai Baba, Jesus Christ and Christianity, Auckland, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, 1997.

[Both of these books present evidence, comparisons and arguments to prove to Christians, particularly Anglicans, the need to begin to accept Sai Baba as the long-awaited Messiah.]

Samarasinghe, Nandini, The Transcendental Truth. A Buddhist Perspective of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1997.

[1st, 1995]  [A useful comparative description of the teachings of Buddha and Sathya Sai Baba.]

Takyi, H.K. and Khubchandani, K.J.,  Words of Jesus and Sathya Sai Baba, 4th ed.,

 Madras, Shri Shriram, 1995. [1st ed. 1989]

Tully, Mark,  Lives of Jesus, London, BBC, 1996. [See pp. 38-45].

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3. Dharma in Everyday Life

Chibber, M.L., Sai Baba's Mahavakya on Leadership, Faber, VA, Leela, 1996.

Dhall, Pal, Dynamic Dharma for Integrated Living. For Youth and the Youthful, Sri Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia and Prasanthi Nilayam, [n.d.]

Drucker, Al: (ed.) Sai Baba Gita. The Way to Self-Realisation and Liberation in this Age, Crestone, Colorado, Atma Press.

[The American Edition of Sathya Sai Baba, Discourses on the Bhagavad-Gita, Compiled and edited by Al Drucker, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1988.]

[There is a later edition: Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995]

Haksar, Ajit, Sai Baba. Manager Divine, N.p, N.p., [n.d.]

[A short introductory book on Business Management in India.]

Hawley, John, Reawakening the Spirit in Work. The Power of Dharmic Management, San Francisco, Berrett-Koehler, 1993. [An important applied study.]

Warner, Judy (ed.), The Dharmic Challenge, Faber, VA, Leela Press, 1995.

[An interesting collection of answers by 14 devotees from different backgrounds to the question ``How can we be dharmic in the workplace and in our personal lives?'']

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4. Healing and Therapy

Dhairyam, D., [Dr.] 'Baba - The Divine Healer', Sanathana Sarathi, November 1994, 292-298.

Krystal, P.

 1993:  Cutting the Ties that Bind, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1993:  Cutting More Ties that Bind, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

[Books of self-therapy which present visualisation exercises for the achievement of our individuality.]

 1994:  Taming Our Monkey Mind. Insight, Detachment, Identity, York Beach,

  Samuel Weiser.

[More techniques for spiritual development]

 1995:  Reconnecting the Love Energy, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

[Self-therapy: how to open up the heart chakra.]

Orefjaerd, Curth, Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba. My Divine Teacher, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass - Private, 1994. [Translated from the Swedish, 1990, by Sisko Orefjaerd]

[A devotee and meditator who became close to Baba in the 1980's.]

Sakunthala, Sai Ma, My Loving Son Sathya Sai, Madras, Ganesh and Co., 1994.

[A 62-page booklet by a popular Madras healer who claims visionary advice from Baba. The book contains colour photos of vibhuti which has materialised on photos and statues in her puja room..]

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Part 4  Delving Deeper into Baba

1. Miracles

Since they are such an important part of the public perception of Sai Baba, and since most books about Baba inevitably deal with some or many miracles, it may be of interest to some devotees and other readers to have a separate list of prime (though not always primary) sources, although they have already been listed above in different sections. The authors of the following books are more conscientious than others in listing and describing miracles performed by Sai Baba. In addition, they also interview those who who benefitted from the miracles, or, particularly in the case of the early miracles, others who witnessed them.

Balu, V., The Glory of Puttaparthi ...,  Rev ed., Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1990.

Balu, V. and Balu, Shakuntala, Divine Glory, Bangalore, S.B.Publications, 1985.

Baskin, Diana, Divine Memories of Sathya Sai Baba, San Diego, Birth Day, 1990.

Bhagavantham, S., 'Lord of Miracles', in Ruhela, S.P., Sai Baba and His Message, 1995, pp. 189-196.

Ganapati, Ra.:

 1985:  Baba: Satya Sai, Part I, 2nd ed., Madras, Sai Raj.

[Adapted from an earlier version in Tamil, this first volume recounts (from many sources) the details of Baba's early leelas and miracles.]

 1984:  Baba: Satya Sai, Part II, Madras, Satya Jyoti.

  [adapted from Tamil original, Svami, 1981, or earlier.]

  [2nd rev. ed., Madras, Divya Vidya Trust, 1990]

Haraldsson, Erlendur: (1987) 'Miracles Are My Visiting Cards'. An Investigative Report on thePsychic Phenomena Associated with Sathya Sai Baba, London, Century Paperbacks.

[pp. 65-198 for the detailed results of the author's conscientious interviews and questionnaires. See the end Bibliography for important later editions.]

Kasturi, N[arayan].:

 1961-1980:  Sathyam Sivam Sundaram. The Life of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 4 vols., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications,

[1960-1980]. 2nd American Printing, 1988

 1984:  Easwaramma. The Chosen Mother, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

[Together with Purnaiya, the main written source in English of the youthful and early miracles.]

Leela, M.L., Lokanatha Sai, Chennai, Sri Sathya Sai Mandali Trust, [1995].

[An important but belated account of the early years of Baba's Mission, in the 1940s and 1950s, by an academic Botanist who was then a young girl and whose family enjoyed close contact with Baba on His visits to Madras. Fresh descriptions of daily life during these visits and of miracles witnessed.]

Lowenberg, R.:

 1983:  At the Feet of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

 1983:  The Heart of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

 1985:  The Grace of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

Mason, Peggy and Ron Laing, Sathya Sai Baba. Embodiment of Love, London, Sawbridge,

  1982. [3rd ed., Bath, Gateway Books]

Murphet, Howard:

 1971:  Sai Baba: Man of Miracles, London.

  [Reprinted by Samuel Weiser, York Beach, 1973 and subsequently]

 1977:  Sai Baba Avatar. A New Journey into Power and Glory, San Diego, Birth Day, 1977.

 1982:  Sai Baba. Invitation to Glory, Delhi, MacMillan, 1983.

  Republished in USA in 1993 as Walking the Path with Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1993b: Walking the Path with Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

  [See under 1982 above]

Purnaiya, Nagamani,  The Divine Leelas of Sri Satya Sai Baba, Bangalore, House of Seva, 1976. [4th ed., Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995]

[For miracles from the 1940s on.]

Shah, Indulal,  Sixteen Spiritual Summers, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1980.

Sarin, V.I.K., Face to Face with God, 3rd rev ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Saindra, 1995. [1st ed 1993]    [See especially pp. 61-278.]

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2. Hindu Interpretations

Balasingham, C., Sai Baba and the Hindu Theory of Evolution, Delhi, MacMillan India, 1974.

Fanibunda, Eruch B., Vision of the Divine, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1976.

[With experiences going back to 1970, Fanibunda presents a fascinating early account.]

Ganapati, Ra.:

 1984   Baba: Satya Sai, Part II, Madras, Satya Jyoti.

 [Adapted from the Tamil original, Svami, 1981, or earlier.] [2nd rev. ed., Madras, Divya Vidya Trust, 1990]

[The 2nd revised edition (of 500 pages) also includes, as Chapter 46 (pages 111-203), the contents of the separately published Avatar, Verily!, in which Ganapati courageously raises the matter of Baba's critics and detractors.]

 1990  Avatar, Verily!, Madras, Divya Vidya Trust, 1990.

Ghooi, Charanjit:

 1996a: Spirituality and Health, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

 1996b: Bhakthi and Health under the Divine Inspiration of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, New Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corp., 1996.

Goel, B.S., Third Eye and Kundalini, Kurukshetra, Third Eye Foundation of India, 1985.

Jagadeesan, Aum, Aum, Aum. The Search for the Real You, Kuala Lumpur, Sathya Sai Central Council of Malysia, [n.d.] [1993] [A 10-page Pamphlet]

Kulkarni, S.D.,  Shri Sathya Sai. The Fount of Vedic Culture, Bombay, Sri Bhagawana Vedavyasa Itihasa Samsodhana Mandir, 1992.

Menon, Jaishree D.:

 1990a:  Our Sai Beyond Miracles, Prasanthi Nilayam [private].

 1990b:  Self Realization, Mangalore, N.p. [= Part2]

 1991:   Sai Consciousness (Freedom), Prasanthi Nilayam [private]. [=Part 3]

[An ex-student of Baba's College, Mrs. Menon presents complex essays about Baba from a Hindu viewpoint.]

Murthy, M.V.N., The Greatest Adventure. Essays on the Sai Avathaar and His Message, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1983.

Raghavan, Kaushalya Rani, Guide to Indian Culture & Spirituality. (Based on the Divine Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba), 5th ed. Prasanthi Nilayam, n.p., 1989.

Ruhela, S.P., Sri Sathya Sai as Kalki Avatar, Delhi, BR Pubg Corp., 1996

Shemesh, Jack, When God Walks the Earth, Bangalore, N.p., 1992.

Subbulakshmi, S., Pearls of Devotion, Madras, Sri Sathya Sai Trust (Tamil Nadu), 1994.

[She selects a little story about Baba, plus a page drawing, with simple appeal, to accompany or illustrate each of the 108 Names of the Ashthotara.]

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3. Information on other Activities Associated with Sathya Sai Baba

Karnavar, G.K., Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Patal Bhuvaneswar, 2nd ed., 1995.

[A unique complex of caves in North India where visitors undergo mystical experiences.]

Secret Cave of India - Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas.

Swami Maheshwaranand, Sai Baba and Nara Narayana Gufa Ashram, 3 Parts, translated by B.P. Mishra, Madras, Prasanthi Printers, 1990-1992.

[The very special mission of sadhana undertaken by 11 yogis at Baba's request and with His protection. The trilogy describes their odyssey in reaching the remote area and their communal devotional experiences.]

Sanathana Sai Sanjeevini. Healing Fragrances Book, Sai Sanjeevini Foundation.

[A new method of healing approved by Sai Baba according to Lightstorm, Ten Steps to Keshava, pp. 189-192.]

Warren, Jenifer, A Story of India and Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

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4. Shirdi Sai Baba

Bharadwaja, A.E., Sai Baba, the Master, Ongole, Sri Guru Paduka Publications, 1996.

Bharvani, A.D. and Malhotra, V., Shirdi Sai and Satya Sai are One and the Same, Bombay, Sai Sahitya Samiti, 1983.

Devi, Sharada, 'My Reminiscences of Shirdi Sai', Sathya Sai. The Avatar of Love,

Hyderabad, Sri Prashanti Society, 1992, pp. 13-17.

Gunaji, Nagesh Vasudev, Sri Sai Satcharita. The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi, Shri Sai Sansthan, 1982. [15th ed. 1991] [Adapted from the Marathi original by Hemadpant]

Hemadpant [= Anna Saheb Dabholkar], Shri Sai Sacharita  Shirdi, Shirdi Sai Sansthan, [n.d.].

Kakade, R.T., Shirdi to Puttaparthi, 6th ed., Hyderabad, Ira Publications, 1993 [1st ed. 1985]   [Widely translated into 11 Indian languages.]

Kamath, M.V., and V.B.Kher, Sai Baba of Shirdi. A Unique Saint, 2nd. ed., Bombay, Jaico, 1991.

Murthy, T.S.A.,  Life and Teachings of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi, Bangalore, [n.p.]. 1974.

Osborne, Arthur, The Incredible Sai Baba. The Life and Miracles of a Modern-day Saint, Bombay, Orient Longman, 1957.

Parthasarathy, Rangaswami, God Who Walked on Earth. The Life and Times of Shirdi Sai Baba, New Delhi, Sterling, 1996.

Ravindran, V., Sathya Sai Baba. Incarnations, Philosophy and Teachings, New Delhi, Vikas, 1996.

Rigopoulos, S.A., The Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi, 1993.

Ruhela, S.P.:

 1994a: The Sai Trinity. Shirdi Sai, Sathya Sai, Prema Sai Incarnations, New Delhi, Vikas.

 1994b: What Researchers Say on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, Faridabad, Sai Age Publications.

 1994c: Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. The Universal Master, New Delhi, Stirling.

 1998a: Divine Grace of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, New Delhi, Diamond Pocket Books.

 1998b: Shirdi Sai Baba Speaks to Yogi Spencer in His Vision, New Delhi, Vikas.

Sahukar, Mani, Sai Baba. The Saint of Shirdi, 3rd ed., Bombay, Somaiya Publications, 1983. [1971]

Sholapurkar, G.R., Footprints at Shirdi and Puttaparthi, 2nd ed., Delhi, Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, 1989.

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5.  Research

Arora, Kamla, A Philosophical Study of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the Context of Religico-Philosophical Milieu, Ph. D Thesis, University of Delhi, 1990.

Babb, Lawrence A.:

 1983:  'Sathya Sai Baba's Magic', Anthropological Quarterly, 56, 116-124.

 1986a:  Redemptive Encounters. Three Modern Styles in the Hindu Tradition, Berkeley, University of California.

  [See especially pp.157-201, 'Sathya Sai Baba and the Lesson of Trust', and the Conclusion.]

 1986b:  'The Puzzle of Religious Modernity', in India: 2000. The Next Fifteen Years,  ed. James R.Roach, Riverdale, Maryland, [n.p.] and New Delhi, Allied Publishers, pp. 55-79.

 1987:   'Sathya Sai Baba's Saintly Play', in Hawley, John S. (ed.) Saints and Virtues, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1987, 168-186.

 1994:  'Sathya Sai Baba's Miracles', in Religion In India, (ed.) T.N. Madan, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, pp. 277-292.

Chari, C.T.K., Correspondence: 'On the Phenomena of Sai Baba, Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 72 (1978), 66-70.

Haraldsson, Erlendur:

 1987: 'Miracles Are My Visiting Cards'. An Investigative Report on the Psychic Phenomena Associated with Sathya Sai Baba, London, Century Paperbacks.  1995:  Modern Miracles, Norwalk, Connecticut, Hastings House.

Haraldsson, E., and Osis, K., 'The Appearance and Disappearance of Objects in the Presence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba', Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 71 (1977), 33-43.

Haraldsson, E., and Wiseman, R., 'Reactions to and an Assessment of a Videotape on Sathya Sai Baba', Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60, April 1995, pp. 203 - 213.

[A meticulous second-by-second academic examination of the brief controversial Doordarshan videotape shows that recent Indian media accusations of fraud are NOT substantiated by the evidence.]

Harper, Marvin Henry, "The Divine Magician. The Miraculous Life of Sathya Sai Baba'', in Gurus, Swamis, and Avataras. Spiritual Masters and Their American Disciples Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1972.

Lee, Raymond L.M., "Sai Baba, Salvation and Syncretism. Religious Change in a Hindu Movement in Urban Malaysia'', Contributions to Indian Sociology, 16, No. 1 (Jan-June 1982), pp. 125-140.

Menon, A., The New Mystics and the True Indian Tradition, London, Thames and Hudson, 1974, pp. 192-194.

Osis, K. and  Haraldsson, E., Parapsychological Phenomena Associated with Sathya Sai Baba, The Christian Parapsychologist, 3 (1979), 159-163.

Osis. K., and Haraldsson, E., 'OBE's in Indian Swamis: Sathya Sai Baba and Dadaji', in J.D.Morris et al (eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1975, Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press, 1976.

Ruhela, S.P. In Search of Sai Divine. A Comprehensive Research Review of Writings and Researches on Sri Sathya Sai Baba Avatar, New Delhi, MD Publications, 1996.

[The first serious attempt to review all the Sai literature which might be considered as research, or of special interest to researchers. Ruhela examines the writings of groups of professional writers, like sociologists, philosophers, psychologists, educationists, etc. His conclusions are that while academic interest in Baba so far has been rather sparse, the weight of serious writing and evidence is sufficient to establish Baba's divinity to any intellectual with an open mind.]

Ruhela, S.P.,  Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Press (1972-1996), New Delhi, MD Publications, 1997.

[Nearly three quarters of this interesting and necessary book deals with media attention during the 1990s, thus reflecting the enormous increase in interest in Sai Baba in the last ten years or so. Several of the articles from the Indian Press reproduced and critically commented on are of a negative or denigratory nature, particularly those emanating from an influential group called The Indian Rationalists. The 40 pages devoted to the extensive Press coverage of the so-called murder attempt in 1993 contain such a bewildering variety of theories and 'facts', that the reader will probably conclude that what happened was not a botched murder attempt but the escalation of petty jealousies between local devotees, tragically magnified by the panic-stricken reaction of the local police. The book serves to remind non-Indians in particular that in His own country, Baba, although immensely popular, is not held in universal esteem, especially by the media.]

Steel, Brian:

 1997 (ed.): The Sathya Sai Baba Compendium. A Guide to the First Seventy Years, York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1997.

[An alphabetical reference work about 300 topics relating to the Life and Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba as presented by Baba and His major commentators in English.]

 1998a:  The Powers of Sathya Sai Baba, Mornington.

[A recent attempt to describe the full extent of Sathya Sai Baba's special powers, people's reactions to them and their cumulative effect during the decades of His Mission.]

Swallow, D.A., 'Ashes and Powers: Myth, Rite, and Miracle in an Indian Godman's Cult', Modern Asian Studies, 16 (1982), 123-158.

Taylor, Donald, "Charismatic Authority in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement'', in Richard Burghart (ed.), Hinduism in Great Britain. The Perpetuation of Religion in an Alien Cultural Milieu, London, Tavistock, 1987, pp. 119-133.

White, Charles S.J.,  "The Sai Baba Movement: Approaches to the Study of Indian Saints'', The Journal of Asian Studies, XXXI, No. 4 (August 1972), 863-878.

 Reprinted in Ruhela, Sai Baba and His Message, 1976, pp. 40-66.

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6. The Spiritual Path

Devi, Indra, Sai Baba and Sai Yoga, Wellingborough, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre.

 [Also New Delhi, MacMillan India, 1975 and 1983]

Guillemin, M., In His Image, Auckland, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, 1997.

[An examination of contemporary spirituality, with links to Baba's teachings.]

Ilon [Lawson],  The Supremacy of God, San Diego, Birth Day, 1980.

Jagadeesan, J. 1995: The Fourth Dimension. (Journey to God, Part 4), Kuala Lumpur, Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Bangsar.

Lightstorm [Wintergate, John], Ten Steps to Kesava Sai Baba (God), Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1994.

St John, Gloria, Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down. Becoming a Devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

[The enlightening personal story of a difficult 7-year spiritual odyssey leading to personal transformation.]

Satvik, Gerard T., Know Thyself. The Gateway to Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health,

 2nd ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1996.  [1st ed. 1995]

[Two excellent books in one: 366 pages. The first, using Sai Baba's own words, presents and explains diverse aspects of the spiritual path; the second book, in the form of an Appendix of 130 pages, is a very thorough and invaluable practical guide to a Satvic diet.]

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7. Prophecies

Gale-Kumar, Kristina, The Scriptures are Fulfilled, Cardinal Enterprises, 1991.

[The second half of this book on prophecies relates those concerning the advent of Sathya Sai Baba.]

Kant, Sanjay, God Descends on Earth, 2nd ed. Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1995.

  [1st ed. Panjim, Goa, New Flash, 1990.]   [A book of prophecies.]

Shaw, C., Mary's Miracles and Prophecies. Intimate Revelations of a Visionary, Colorado, Om Productions, 1995.

[Personal revelations to a prominent Sai Baba devotee by Mother Mary.]

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Part 5  Complete Bibliography of Titles Cited

NOTES

 1.  Items marked with an asterisk are listed in S.P.Ruhela, 1994, The Sai Trinity.

 2.  Multiple entries for a single author are listed by date of publication. Collections of the words and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba and Shirdi Sai Baba are listed as entries under the names of each, not under the names of their editors or translators.

 3.  In view of their related interest and importance, the titles of a number of relevant Videocassettes have been added at the end of the Bibliography.

Aditya Sudha:

 1990: The Sai Incarnation, Madras.

 1996: Sathya Sai's Amrita Varshini, 2nd ed., Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers.

  [1st ed. 1992]

 1997: Sathya Sai's Anugraha Varshini, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers.

*Arora, Kamla, A Philosophical Study of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the Context of Religico-Philosophical Milieu, Ph. D Thesis, University of Delhi, 1990.

Babb, Lawrence A.:

 1983:  'Sathya Sai Baba's Magic', Anthropological Quarterly, 56, 116-124.

 1986a:  Redemptive Encounters. Three Modern Styles in the Hindu Tradition, Berkeley, University of California, pp. 157-201.

 *1986b:  'The Puzzle of Religious Modernity', in India: 2000. The Next FifteenYears,  ed. James R.Roach, New Delhi, Allied Publishers, pp. 71-76.

 *1994:  'Sathya Sai Baba's Miracles', in Religion In India, (ed.) T.N. Madan, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, pp. 277-292.

Bailey, D., Journey to Love, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai T 1996.

Bailey, Elvie, Messages from my Dear Friend Sai Baba, Adelaide, Sathya Sai Sai Baba Organisation of South Australia, 1989. [1997: Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers]

Bal Vikas, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas. [A monthly magazine]

Balasingham, C., Sai Baba and the Hindu Theory of Evolution, Delhi, MacMillan India, 1974.

Balu, Shakuntala, Living Divinity, London, Sawbridge, 1984.

  [The original was published by SB Publications, Bangalore in 1983]

Balu, V., The Glory of Puttaparthi ...,  Rev ed., Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1990. [1980]

Balu, V. and Balu, Shakuntala, Divine Glory, Bangalore, S.B.Publications, 1985.

Bashiruddin, Zeba:

 1988:  Sai Baba. Mercy to the Worlds. (A Muslim View), Anantapur, Sri Sathya

  Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 1988.

 *1993:  'Sai Baba and the Muslim Mind, Anantapur, [N.p.].

Baskin, Diana, Divine Memories of Sathya Sai Baba, San Diego, Birth Day, 1990.

Bhajanamaala, 2nd ed., ed. D.Witerajne, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1995.

Bhajanamavali, Santa Barbara, Sathya Sai Baba Center.

Bharadwaja, A.E., Sai Baba, the Master, Ongole, Sri Guru Paduka Publications, 1996.

*Bharvani, A.D. and Malhotra, V., Shirdi Sai and Satya Sai are One and the Same, Bombay, Sai Sahitya Samiti, 1983.

Bhatia, Dr. Naresh, The Dreams and Realities Face to Face with God, Prasanthi Nilayam, (Private), 1994.

Bose, S.K.:

 1992:   Letters from a Grandfather.

 1994:   My Experiences of the Divine Will, Madras, Prasanthi Printers, ?1994.

Brooke, T., Sai Baba, Lord of the Air, Delhi, Vikas, c1979.

Bruce, Rita, Vision of Sai, 2 vols, Prasanthi Nilayam, 1991 and 1994.

Burford, Grace:

 1987a:  The Path, Universal Quest, [Australia].

 1987b:  The Sai Saga. An Offering of Love, Lilydale, Australia, Universal Quest.

Burghart, R. (ed.), Hinduism in Great Britain. The Perpetuation of Religion in an Alien Cultural Milieu, London, Tavistock, 1987. [especially pp.119-133]

Burrows, Loraine (ed.), Sathya Sai Education in Human Values, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, [n.d.].

Busto, Graciela, Baba is Here. Conversations with God on His Omnipresence, Faber, VA, Leela, 1998. [Translated from Spanish: Babá está aquí, Buenos Aires, Errepar, 1992.]

Caruth, J., Song of My Life. A Journey to the Feet of Sathya Sai Baba.

Chari, C.T.K., Correspondence: 'On the Phenomena of Sai Baba', Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 72 (1978), 66-70.

Chaturvedi, B.K., The Miracle Man. Sri Satya Sai Baba, New Delhi, Diamond, [n.d].

Chibber, M.L., Sai Baba's Mahavakya on Leadership, Faber, VA, Leela, 1996

Das, M.N., Zoroaster to Sathya Sai. Miracles of Mankind's Great Saviours, Delhi, Konark, 1994.

Decisions and Recommendations. 6th World Conference of Sathya Sai Organisations (November 1995), Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

Devi, Indra, Sai Baba and Sai Yoga, Wellingborough, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre.

 [Also New Delhi, MacMillan India, 1975 and 1983]

Devi, Sharada, 'My Reminiscences of Shirdi Sai', Sathya Sai. The Avatar of Love, Hyderabad, Sri Prashanti Society, 1992, pp. 13-17.

Dhairyam, D., 'Baba - The Divine Healer', Sanathana Sarathi, November 1994, 292-298

Dhall, Pal, Dynamic Dharma for Integrated Living. For Youth and the Youthful, SriSathya Sai  Organisation of Australia and PNG, [n.d.].

Discourses by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Vols 1-4. See Sathya Sai Baba, Discourses by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Drucker, Al, Discourses on the Bhagavad-Gita, Compiled and edited by Al Drucker, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1988.] [Later edition, Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995]

Elliott, J., SSSB and Wonders of His Love, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, 1997

Essential Sai [The]. An Introduction to the Sacred Mission of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Vancouver, Sainet Editorial Committee, 1995. Also: London, Sathya Sai Book Centre of UK, 1996.

Fanibunda, Eruch B., Vision of the Divine, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1976.

Friedrich, Richard, Where to Find What in the Sai Literature, Vienna, Sathya Sai Philosophische Vereinigung, 1991.

Gale-Kumar, Kristina, The Scriptures are Fulfilled, Cardinal Enterprises, 1991.

Ganapati, Ra.:

 1985:  Baba: Satya Sai, Part I, 2nd ed., Madras, Sai Raj.

 1984:  Baba: Satya Sai, Part II, Madras, Satya Jyoti.

  [adapted from Tamil original, Svami, 1981] [2nd rev. ed., 1990]

 1990: Avatar, Verily!, Madras, Divya Vidya Trust.

Gardner, Mark and Barbara, Sai Baba and You: Practical Spirituality. A Visitor's Guide, Santa Barbara, Wisdom Works Press, 1988. [Sathya Sai Book Center of America]

Garland of Golden Roses, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books, 1975.

Ghooi, Mrs. Charanjit:

 1996a: Spirituality and Health, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

 1996b: Bhakthi and Health under the Divine Inspiration of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai

  Baba, New Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corp.

Goel, B.S., Third Eye and Kundalini, Kurukshetra, Third Eye Foundation of India, 1985.

Gokak, V.K.:

 1973 (ed): *A Value Orientation to Our System of Education, New Delhi, M.Gulab Singh & Sons.

 1975 or 1979:  In Defence of Jesus Christ and Other Avatars, New Delhi, Abhinav Publications

 1983: Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Man and the Avatar. An Interpretation, New Delhi, Abhinav, 1983. [1st ed., 1975]

Gokak, V.K. and S.R. Rohidekar (eds), Teachers' Handbook for the Courses in Human Values, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, [n.d.].

Golden Age, 1979, Brindavan, Kadugodi, Kingdom of Sathya Sai, 1979.

Golden Age, 1980, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1980.

Gries, David and Elaine, An Index of Sathya Sai Speaks, Vols. I-XI, Tustin, Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1993.

Guillemin, M., In His Image, Auckland, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, 1997.

Gunaji, Nagesh Vasudev, Sri Sai Satcharita. The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi, Shri Sai Sansthan, 1982. [15th ed. 1991]

  [Adapted from the Marathi original by Hemadpant]

Haksar, Ajit, Sai Baba. Manager Divine, N.p, N.p., [n.d.].

Haraldsson, Erlendur:

 (1987) 'Miracles Are My Visiting Cards'. An Investigative Report on the Psychic Phenomena Associated with Sathya Sai Baba, London, Century Paperbacks.

 [Also marketed for sale in India only by Prasanthi of New Delhi.]

 (1996)  Modern Miracles, Norwalk, Connecticut, Hastings House.

Haraldsson, E., and Osis, K., 'The Appearance and Disappearance of Objects in the Presence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba', Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 71 (1977), 33-43.

Haraldsson, E. and Wiseman, R., 'Reactions to and Assessment of a Videotape on Sathya Sai Baba', Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, April 1995, 60, pp. 203-213.

Hawley, John, Reawakening the Spirit in Work. The Power of Dharmic Management, San Francisco, Berrett-Koehler, 1993.

Hemadpant [= Anna Saheb Dabholkar], Shri Sai Sacharita  Shirdi, Shirdi Sai Sansthan, [n.d.].

Hislop, John:

 1978:  Conversations with Sathya Sai Baba, San Diego, Birth Day. Later enlarged edition: Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications

 1985:  My Baba and I, San Diego, Birth Day.

 1997:  Seeking Divinity, Tustin, CA, Sathya Sai Society of America.

Ilon [Lawson],  The Supremacy of God, San Diego, Birth Day, 1980.

Irani, Dara, The First Pilgrimage to Sathya Sai Baba, rev. ed., Tustin, California, 1994. [1982]

Jagadeesan J.  [also known as J.Jegathesan]:

  1978:   Journey to God. The Malaysian Experience, Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

  1980:  Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Mission and the Message. (Some Often Asked Questions), Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

  1981:   Sai Baba and the World. (Journey to God, Part 2), Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

  1984:   Unity of Faiths, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia.

  1989:   The Journey Within. (Journey to God, Part 3), Kuala Lumpur, n.p.

  1993:   Aum, Aum, Aum. The Search for the Real You, Kuala Lumpur, Sathya Sai Central Council of Malysia.

  1995: The Fourth Dimension. (Journey to God, Part 4), Kuala Lumpur, Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Bangsar.

  [n.d.]:   Sai Study Circles. Some Suggested Topics, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council.

Kakade, R.T., Shirdi to Puttaparthi, 6th ed., Hyderabad, Ira Publications, 1993 [1st ed. 1985]

Kamath, M.V., and V.B.Kher, Sai Baba of Shirdi. A Unique Saint, 2nd. ed., Bombay, Jaico, 1991.

Kant, Sanjay, God Descends on Earth, 2nd ed. Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1995. [1st ed. Panjim, Goa, New Flash, 1990.]

Kanu, Victor:

 1981:  Sai Baba, God Incarnate, London, Sawbridge, [1981].

 1990: Sai Baba, God Incarnate, Vol 2, Testimonies from Africa, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

Karanjia, R.K:

 1976:  Interview given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to R.K.Karanjia, Blitz, Bombay, September 1976. [Reprinted in Samuel H. Sandweiss, Spirit and the Mind,  pp. 235-258.

 1994: God Lives in India, Puttaparthi, Saindra. [The 1976 Blitz article and other shorter ones from the same year]

Karnavar, G.K., Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Patal Bhuvaneswar, 2nd ed., 1995.

Kasturi, N[arayan].:

 1961-1980:  Sathyam Sivam Sundaram. The Life of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 4 vols., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, [1960-1980]. 2nd American Printing, 1988

 [n.d.]:  Prasanthi: Pathway to Peace, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Books and

  Publications.

 1968:  *Sathya Sai Baba: The Light of Love in Africa, London, Sai Publications, ...

 1976:  Sadhana. The Inward Path, ed. N Kasturi, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1976.

 1982:  Loving God. Eighty Five Years under the Watchful Eye of THE LORD, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1982.  Reprinted by arrangement by Sathya Sai Book Center of America.

 1984:  Easwaramma. The Chosen Mother, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications.

Kersten, Holger, Jesus Lived in India, Element Books, 1986. [Translated from German]

Krishna Murty, Tumuluru, Digest. A Collection of Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings, Roveredo, Fondazione Sathya Sai Seva, 1985.

Krystal, Phyllis:

 1985:  Sai Baba - The Ultimate Experience, Los Angeles, Aura Books.

 1993:  Cutting the Ties that Bind, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1993:  Cutting More Ties that Bind, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1994:  Taming Our Monkey Mind. Insight, Detachment, Identity, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1995:  Reconnecting the Love Energy, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

Kulkarni, S.D.:

 1990:   Sri Sathya Sai: The Yugavatara (Scientific Analysis of Baba Phenomena), Bombay, BHISHMA, 1990.

 1992:   Shri Sathya Sai. The Fount of Vedic Culture, Bombay, Sri Bhagawana Vedavyasa Itihasa Samsodhana Mandir, 1992.

 1996:   Do I Know Baba?, Thane, BHISHMA, 1996.

Kumari, J., Sai Baba: My Beloved Mother, Hyderabad, Tumuluru, 1996.

Kurzweil, B., Satvic Stories, Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995.

*Lee, Raymond L.M., "Sai Baba, Salvation and Syncretism. Religious Change in a Hindu Movement in Urban Malaysia'', Contributions to Indian Sociology, 16, No. 1 (Jan-June 1982), pp. 125-140.

Leslie-Chaden, Charlene, A Compendium of the Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

Levin, H.:

 1996a:  Good Chances, 2nd ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers  [republished] 1996. [1st ed. Tustin, 1985.]

 1996b:  Heart to Heart, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.

Lightstorm [Wintergate, John], Ten Steps to Kesava Sai Baba (God), Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1994.

Little Heart, Unique Graciousness, rev. ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Saindra, 1994 [1st ed. 1993]

Love in Action, Proceedings of the Meeting of Sai Organisations of Europe, Hamburg, 12-15 May, 1989. [Includes a summary by Al Drucker of a Workshop on Spirituality, pp. 99-155.

Lowenberg, R.:

 1983:  At the Feet of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

 1983:  The Heart of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

 1985:  The Grace of Sai, Bombay, India Book House.

Marwaha, AnneMarie, ... and the Greatest is LOVE. My Experiences with Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, New Delhi, N.p., 1985.

Mason, Peggy and Ron Laing, Sathya Sai Baba. Embodiment of Love, London, Sawbridge, 1982. [3rd ed., Bath, Gateway Books]

Mason, Peggy et al (eds.), Sai Humour, London, U.K. Sai Organisation, 1995.

Mata Betty:

1993:  Sathya Sai Baba + Universal Revelations, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, Auckland, 1993.

Mazzoleni, Don Mario,  A Catholic Priest Meets Sai Baba, Faber, Virginia, Leela, 1994. [Translated from the Italian: Un sacerdote incontra Sai Baba, Milano, Armenia Editore, 1991]

*Menon, Aubrey, The New Mystics and the True Indian Tradition, London, Thames and Hudson, 1974, pp. 192-194.

Menon, Jaishree D.:

 1990a:  Our Sai Beyond Miracles, Prasanthi Nilayam [private].

 1990b:  Self Realization, Mangalore, [n.p.] [=Part2]

 1991:   Sai Consciousness (Freedom), Prasanthi Nilayam [private]. [=Part 3]

Mira, Sai, Mohana Baba Sai, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.

Murphet, Howard:

 1971:  Sai Baba: Man of Miracles, London. [Reprinted by Samuel Weiser, York Beach, 1973 and subsequently]

 1977:  Sai Baba Avatar. A New Journey into Power and Glory, San Diego, Birth Day, 1977.

 1982:  Sai Baba. Invitation to Glory, Delhi, MacMillan, 1983. Republished in USA in 1993 as Walking the Path with Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1993a: Where the Road Ends, [N.S.W. Australia], Butterfly Books. [Later editions: Faber, VA, Leela Press.]

 1993b: Walking the Path with Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser. [See under 1982 above]

 1996:   Sai Inner Views and Insights, Faber, VA, Leela Press.

Murthy, M.V.N., The Greatest Adventure. Essays on the Sai Avathaar and His Message, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1983.

Murthy, T.S. Anantha:

 1974a:  Divine Life and Mission of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Bangalore.

 1974B:   Life and Teachings of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi, Bangalore, [N.p.].

Narasimha, V.K., Bapu to Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, 1996.

Nazuna, Sai Diary of a Travelling Zen Lady, San Diego, Birth Day, 1978.

*Ogunkolati, Dare, Africa for Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, [n.d.].

Orefjaerd, Curth, Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba. My Divine Teacher, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass - Private, 1994. [Translated from the Swedish, 1990, by Sisko Orefjaerd]

Osborne, Arthur, The Incredible Sai Baba. The Life and Miracles of a Modern-day Saint, Bombay, Orient Longman, 1957.

Osis, K. and  Haraldsson, E., Parapsychological Phenomena Associated with Sathya Sai Baba, The Christian Parapsychologist, 3 (1979), 159-163.

Osis. K., and Haraldsson, E., 'OBE's in Indian Swamis: Sathya Sai Baba and Dadaji', in J.D.Morris et al (eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1975, Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press, 1976.

Padmanaban, R., Prasanthi Guide, PUttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995.

Palanivelu, Sarojini, Sri Sathya Sai's Miracles and Spirituality, 4 Parts, Madras, SarojSaiMoor, 1990.

Parthasarathy, Rangaswami, God Who Walked on Earth. The Life and Times of Shirdi Sai Baba, New Delhi, Sterling, 1996.

Penn, Charles:

 1981:   My Beloved. The Love and Teaching of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Books and Publications Trust.

 1985:  *Finding God. My Journey to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

Penn, Faith and Charles, Sai Ram. Experiencing the Love and Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1985.

Phipps, Peter:

 1994:  Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus Christ. A Gospel for the Golden Age, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand, Auckland.

 1997:  Greater then You Know. Sathya Sai Baba, Jesus Christ and Christianity, Auckland, Sathya Sai Publications of New Zealand.

Pillay, V.K., Quest for Divinity. Musings of a Surgeon on the Sublime in Man, 3rd ed., Singapore, Sri Sathya Sai Society, 1995.

Priddy, Robert, Source of the Dream. My Way to Sathya Sai Baba, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, 1998.

*Proceedings of Sri Sathya Sai African Conference on Education in Human Values and Community Services Held at Accra, August, 1986, Prasanthi Nilayam, World Council of Sri Sathya Sai Organizations.

Purnaiya, Nagamani,  The Divine Leelas of Sri Satya Sai Baba, Bangalore, House of Seva, 1976. [4th ed., Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995]

Quek, Ramon, Language of the Heart, Singapore, 1994.

*Raghavan, Kaushalya Rani, Guide to Indian Culture & Spirituality. (Based on the Divine Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba), 5th ed. Prasanthi Nilayam, n.p., 1989.

Rai, R. Mohan, Satya Sai Avatar. Glimpses of Divinity, New Delhi, Sterling, 1987. [2nd rev. ed., 1995]

Ralli, Lucas:

 1985:  Sai Messages for You and Me, London, Vrindavanum Books.

 1987:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Vol II, London, Vrindavanum Books.

 1990:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Vol III, London, [n.p.].

 1993:  Sai Messages for You and Me, Vol IV, Madras (Chennai), [n.p.].

Ramdath, L.A., Sri Sathya Sai Baba Young Adults Programme, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.

Ramnath, V., Waiting for Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam , Sai Towers, 1996.

Rao, M.N.:

 1985:   Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A Story of God as Man, Prasanthi Nilayam, N.p.

 1995 God and His Gospel, Puttaparthi, Sai Towers.

Ravindran, V., Sathya Sai Baba. Incarnations, Philosophy and Teachings, New Delhi, Vikas, 1996.

Rigopoulos, S.A., The Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi, State University of New York, 1993.

Rodriguez, Birgitte, Glimpses of the Divine. Working with the Teachings of Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1993.

Roof, Jonathan, Pathways to God. A Study Guide to the Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, Faber, Virginia, Leela Press, 1991.

Ruhela, Satya Pal:

 1985b (ed):  Sai Baba on Human Values and Education, New Delhi, Arnold Heinemann.

 1986 (ed):   Human Values and Education, New Delhi, Sterling.

 1991:  Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Future of Mankind, New Delhi, Sai Age Publications.

 1993:  Sri Sathya Sai Baba. His Life and Divine Role, New Delhi, Vikas.

 1994a: The Sai Trinity. Shirdi Sai, Sathya Sai, Prema Sai Incarnations, New Delhi, Vikas.

 1994b: The Educational Theory of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Faridabad, Sai Age Publications.

 1995:  Sai Baba and His Message, rev. ed., New Delhi, Vikas, 1995.

 1996a: In Search of Sai Divine. A Comprehensive Research Review of Writings and Researches on Sri Sathya Sai Baba Avatar, New Delhi, MD Publications, 1996.

 1996b: (ed.) Sai System of Education and World Crisis, New Delhi, MD Publications, 1996.

 1996c:  Sri Sathya Sai as Kalki Avatar, Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corp.

 1996d:  (ed.) Immortal Quotations of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A Spiritual Ready Reckoner, Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corporation.

 1997:  Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Press (1972-1996), New Delhi, MD Publications,

 ON Shirdi Sai Baba:

 1994a: What Researchers Say on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, Faridabad, Sai Age Publications.

 1994b: Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. The Universal Master, New Delhi, Stirling.

 1998a: Divine Grace of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, New Delhi, Diamond Pocket Books.

 1998b: Shirdi Sai Baba Speaks to Yogi Spencer in His Vision, New Delhi, Vikas. See also under Ruhela, S.P.(1994a).

Ruhela, Sathya Pal and Duane Robinson (eds.), Sai Baba and His Message. A Challenge to Behavioural Science, 7th ed., New Delhi, Arnold Heinemann, 1985 [1st Ed. Vikas, 1976]

Ruhela, Sushila Devi, Worship of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, New Delhi, Diamond Pocket Books, 1998.

Sahukar, Mani, Sai Baba. The Saint of Shirdi, 3rd ed., Bombay, Somaiya Publications, 1983. [1971]

Sai Bhajana Mala, International Edition, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1993.

*Sai Service and You. A Guidebook for the Performance of Sai Service Activities, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council, 1991.

St. John, Gloria, Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down. Becoming a Devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

Sakunthala, Sai Ma, My Loving Son Sathya Sai, Madras, Ganesh and Co., 1994.

*Sampath, S., Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. An Experiment in Integral Education. Placing Human Values at the Forefront, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 1991.

Sanathana Sarathi, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Books and Publications Trust. [A monthly magazine for devotees]

Sanathana Sarathi. Bhagavan's 70th Birthday Commemoration Volume, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust Bks and Publications, [1995]

Sandweiss, Samuel H.:

 1975:  SAI BABA. The Holy Man ... and the Psychiatrist, San Diego, Birth Day.

 1985:  Spirit and the Mind, San Diego, Birth Day.

Sangster, Lesley (ed.), Sathya Sai Speaks on Community Devotional Singing (Bhajan), Adelaide, South Australia, 1989.

*Saraf, S.N. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Eternal Educator, New Delhi, n.p., 1993.

Sarin, V.I.K., Face to Face with God, 3rd rev ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Saindra, 1995. [1st ed 1993]

Sathya Sai. The Avatar of Love, Hyderabad, Sri Prashanti Society, 1992.

Sathya Sai. The Eternal Charioteer, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1990.

SATHYA SAI BABA:

  Chinna Katha (Stories and Parables for Children). Quoted from the Divine

  Discourses, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1988.

  Discourses by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Vols 1-4, Compiled by Tajmool Hosein, Trinidad, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organisation of the West Indies, 1988-1993.

  Discourses in Kodaikanal, April 1996, ed. Pooja Kapahi, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers 1997.

  Discourses on the Bhagavad-Gita, Compiled and edited by Al Drucker, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1988.

  An Eastern View of Jesus Christ. Divine Discourses of Sathya Sai Baba, translated by Lee Hewlett and K. Nataraj, London, Sai Publications, [n.d.].

  Garland of Golden Roses, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, 1975.

  Prema Dhaara. (A Collection of Letters from Sri Sathya Sai Baba to His Students, Queanbeyan, Australia, Sri Sathya Sai Organization of Australia and Papua New Guinea, 1994.

  Sadhana. The Inward Path, ed. N Kasturi, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1976.

  Sathya Sai Baba, Stories for Children, 2 vols, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, [n.d.]

  Voice of the Avatar, Parts I and II, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications, 1980. [ed. D. Hejmadi] [Reprinted by arrangement by Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1987]

  Sathya Sai Speaks Series.

Below are listed the volumes of the Revised Enlarged Indian Editions. Note that the similarly numbered American editions are often very different in content.

Sathya Sai Speaks, I  [Discourses, 1953-1960]     U.S. 1953-1960

Sathya Sai Speaks, II  [Discourses, 1961-1962]     U.S. 1960-1962

Sathya Sai Speaks, III  [Discourses, 1963]          U.S. 1960-1964

Sathya Sai Speaks, IV  [Discourses, 1964]     U.S. 1964-1965

Sathya Sai Speaks, V  [Discourses, 1965]     U.S. 1965-1967

Sathya Sai Speaks, VI  [Discourses, 1966]      U.S.1967-1968

Sathya Sai Speaks, VII    [Discourses, 1967]     U.S. 1968-1971

Sathya Sai Speaks, VIII   [Discourses, 1968]     U.S. 1972-1973

Sathya Sai Speaks, IX  [Discourses, 1969]     U.S. 1974-1975

Sathya Sai Speaks, X  [Discourses, 1970]      U.S. 1975-1979

Sathya Sai Speaks, XI  [Discourses, 1972]      U.S. 1980-1982

Sathya Sai Speaks, XII    [Discourses, 1973-1974]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XIII   [Discourses, 1975-1977]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XIV    [Discourses, 1978-1980]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XV     [Discourses, 1981-1982]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XVI (New Series) 1983

Sathya Sai Speaks, XVII [Discourses 1984]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XVIII  [Discourses, 1985]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XIX  [Discourses, 1986]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XX  [Discourses, 1987]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXI  [Discourses, 1988]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXII  [Discourses, 1989]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXIII  [Discourses, 1990]

Sathya Sai Speaks, XXIV  [Discourses, 1991]

 

Summer Showers Series

Compiled from discourses given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba during the summer courses on Indian Culture and Spirituality at Brindavan (Whitefield), 1972-1979. The 1977 volume is titled Summer Roses on the Blue Mountain because it refers to the 1976 course held in the hill station of Ootacamund.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1972, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1973, Bombay, Sri Sathya Sai Education Foundation.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1974, New Delhi, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi.

 Summer Roses on the Blue Mountain, 1976, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1977, Prasanthi Nilayam. Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1978, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1979, Brindavan, Kadugodi, Sri Sathya Sai Hostel.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1990, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

 Summer Showers in Brindavan, 1993, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust

 

Vahini Series, or Teachings of Sai Baba on specific topics. Translated from Telugu. Published by Sri Sathya Sai Baba Books and Publications Trust of Prasanthi Nilayam and (by arrangement) by the Sathya Sai Baba Book Center of America:

 Bhagavatha Vahini. [Sai Baba's version of the Bhagavata] [The Story of the Glory of the Lord]

 Dharma Vahini, 4th ed., 1975. [The Path of Virtue. Teachings on Righteousness]

 Dhyana Vahini. [Teachings on Meditation]

 Gita Vahini, 4th ed., 1978. [Teachings on the Bhagavad Gita, The Divine Gospel]

 Jnana Vahini [Teachings on Eternal Wisdom]

 Leela Kaivalya Vahini  [The Cosmic Play of God]

 Prasanthi Vahini   [The Bliss of Supreme Peace]

 Prasnothara Vahini  [Answers to Spiritual Questions]

 Prema Vahini. [The Stream of Divine Love]

 Ramakatha Rasa Vahini, Parts I and II  [The Sweet Story of Rama's Glory]

 Sandeha Nivarini. Dialogues with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, New Delhi, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Seva Samiti.  [Clearance of Spiritual Doubts]

 Sathya Sai Vahini [Spiritual Messages of Sathya Sai Baba]

 Sutra Vahini   [Analytical Aphorisms on Supreme Reality. Spiritual Message of Sathya Sai]

 Upanishad Vahini. [Essence of Vedic Knowledge. Teachings on Spiritual Discipline]

 Vidya Vahini.  [Flow of Spiritual Education]

 

Sathya Sai Songbook, Adelaide, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of South Australia, 1988.

Satvik, G. E., Know Thyself. The Gateway to Physical , Mental and Spiritual Health, 2nd ed., Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1996  [1st ed. 1995]

Schulman, Arnold, Baba, New York, Viking Press, 1971.

Service and Spirituality. The Sathya Sai Movement in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia, 1985.

Shah, Indulal:

 1980:  Sixteen Spiritual Summers, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust.

 1983:  We Devotees, Bombay, World Council of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations.

 1993:  Spiritual Blueprints of My Journey, Bombay, Sarla Charity Trust.

 1997:  i, we and HE, Prasanthi Nilayam, [n.p.].

Shaw, A., Tablets of Truth. Sayings of Sai Baba in Calligraphical Script, New Delhi, Sterling, 1994.

Shaw, C.:

 1995: Mary's Miracles and Prophecies. Intimate Revelations of a Visionary, Colorado, Om Productions,.

 1996: Sai Baba in Brief, 4th ed., Colorado, Om Productions.

Shemesh, Jack, When God Walks the Earth, Bangalore, n.p., 1992.

Sholapurkar, G.R., Footprints at Shirdi and Puttaparthi, 2nd ed., Delhi, Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, 1989.

Singh, Chundraban, Love and Light of the World. Poems, 2 vols, Bangalore, 1985.

Singh, T.B., Sathya Sai Baba. The Godman of India Today, Delhi, Hind Pocket Books, 1976.

Sinha, K. N.:

 1996a: Absolute Sole Lord of Life and Death, New Delhi, Sterling.

 1996b: Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Rose Fire from Heaven, New Delhi, Sterling.

 1997: Sai Baba. A Ray from the Supreme, Delhi, Abhinav.

Spiritual Impressions, 1996-, Prasanthi Nilayam Sai Towers, Bimonthly Sai Magazine, US $21 p.a.

Steel, Brian:

 1992:  A Basic Dictionary for Sai Baba Devotees and Others, London, Vrindavanum Books.

 1997 (ed.): The Sathya Sai Baba Compendium, York Beach, Samuel Weiser.

 1998a:  The Powers of Sathya Sai Baba, Mornington.

 1998b:  Which Sai Baba Books Do You Need?, Internet.

Subbulakshmi, S., Pearls of Devotion, Madras, Sri Sathya Sai Trust (Tamil Nadu), 1994.

Swallow, D.A., 'Ashes and Powers: Myth, Rite, and Miracle in an Indian Godman's Cult', Modern Asian Studies, 16 (1982), pp. 123-158.

Swami, K.L.N., Divine Sparks. Bhagwan's Poems Rendered into English, Brindavan, Bangalore, Sri Sathya Sai Research Centre, 1993.

Swami Maheshwaranand, Sai Baba and Nara Narayan Gufa Ashram, 3 Parts, translated by B.P. Mishra, Madras, Prasanthi Printers, 1990-1992.

Takyi, H.K. and Khubchandani, K.J.,  Words of Jesus and Sathya Sai Baba, 4th ed., Madras, Shri Shriram, 1995. [1st ed. 1989]

Taylor, Donald, "Charismatic Authority in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement'', in Richard Burghart (ed.), Hinduism in Great Britain. The Perpetuation of Religion in an Alien Cultural Milieu, London, Tavistock, 1987, pp. 119-133.

Thomas, Joy:

 1989:  Life is a Game. Play It, (Tustin, Sathya Sai Book Center of America).

 1991: Life is a Challenge. Meet It, (Tustin, Sathya Sai Book Center of America).

 1992:   Life is a Dream. Realize It, Beaumont, California, Ontic Press.

 1994: Life is Love. Enjoy It, Beaumont, California, Ontic Press.

 1995:  Life is Awareness, Beaumont, California, Ontic Press.

Tully, Mark,  Lives of Jesus, London, BBC, 1996. [See pp. 38-45].

Usha, Sai:

 1995a: Sai My Divine Beloved, Puttaparthi, Sai Towers.

 1995b: Sai Sandesh. Messages from the Inner Sai, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers.

Verity, Passport to Puttaparthi, Auckland, N.Z., Heralds of the New Age, 1986.

Vidyakar, O.P., Questions and Answers on Practical Spirituality and Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi, Sai Towers, 1995.

Warner, Judy;

 1990 (ed.); Transformation of the Heart. Stories by Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba, York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1990.

 1995 (ed)  The Dharmic Challenge, Faber, VA, Leela Press.

Warren, Jennifer, A Story of India and Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Towers, 1997.

White, Charles S.J.,  "The Sai Baba Movement: Approaches to the Study of Indian Saints'', The Journal of Asian Studies, XXXI, No. 4 (August 1972), 863-878. Reprinted in Ruhela, Sai Baba and His Message, 1976, pp. 40-66.

Wintergate, John See Lightstorm.

Worthington, V., Journey to Sathya Sai Baba (A Visitor's Guide), Faber, VA, Leela, 1995.

Youngs, Homer S., Translations by Baba, Tustin, California, Sathya Sai Book Center of America, 1975.


Videocassettes

1. General

Anil Kumar: Follow the Master, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Aura of Divinity, Hollywood, Aura Productions, 1990.

David Bailey, Toronto, December 1996, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Christmas Days at Prasanthi Nilayam, Peter Rae, 1992.

Dr. Fanibunda: Blueprint, Practical Spirituality, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

God Lives in India, Holland.

Golden Chariot and Paduka Festival, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Dr Jack Hislop at the 17th North and South Central Region Sai Conference, Missouri, May 1994, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

The Hospital Video. The Beginning of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences. Produced by James Redmond. Dallas, The Video Education Co., 1993.

Interview with Dr. B.S.Goel, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Phyllis Krystal, at the San Diego Retreat, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

The Miracle of Puttaparthi (On the building of the Super Speciality Hospital in Puttaparthi. Includes an interview with the architect, Professor Keith Critchlow.)

My Sweet Lord (A music and darshan video), Dallas, The Video Education Co., 1997.

On Personal Experiences with Swami, Dallas, The Video Education Co., 1994. Charles and Faith Penn, at the N. California Retreat, 1991.

Personal Interviews, Vol I (Experiences of Baba by Isaac Tigrett, Connie Shaw and Seral Rahm) Produced by James Redmond, Dallas, The Video Education Co., 1993.

Personal Experiences. Vol. 2. Ralli, Mason, Critchlow, Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas.

Prasanthi Nilayam, Christmas 1992, Torrensville,  South Australia, P.G.Video, 1993.

Pure Love  (Peter Rae, 1994)

Rahm, Seral, at the Texas Retreat, 1994.

Rahm, Seral, at the N.Carolina Retreat, November 1996.

Jonathan Roof, at the Texas Retreat.

The Rowdies, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Sai Baba and His Children, U.K.

Sai Gayatri

Samuel and Sharon Sandweiss at the Western Canada Sai Conference, Calgary, July 1994, Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Sathya Sai Baba - The Inner Voice, Denmark.

Secret Cave of India - Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas.

Sixtieth Birthday

G.V.Subba Rao, Avatar and Sri Gayatri. Dallas, The Video Education Co.

Swami's Mission, Prof. N. Kasturi, Christmas 1984.

The Technical Side of Having Good Bhajans, Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas.

Tigrett, Isaac, at the 1993 USA Sai Conference..

Travelling to India for the First Time, James Redmond, The Video Education Company, Dallas, Texas, 1994.

Two in One: Aura of Divinity and The Lost Years of Jesus

Two in One: Glimpses of Divine Mission and Shirdi Darshan (Hindi Commentary)

The Way to Baba  Hartley Film Institute, U.S.A.

Who's Sai Baba? (Victor Tognola, Switzerland)


2. Discourses by Sri Sathya Sai Baba

  (The Video Education Company, PO Box 870334, Dallas, Texas. Fax: (1) 214 233 9405. Producer: James Redmond)

November 19, 1990:  Service

November 20, 1990:  Gaining God's Love

November 22, 1990:  Education

November 23, 1990:  The Motherland

November 24, 1990:  The Biggest Miracle

April, 1991:   Talk to Westerners (Kodaikanal)

November 22, 1991:  Ideal Lives

November 23, 1991:  Winning the Lord's Grace

1992 Discourse:   Importance of a Name

March 3, 1992:    Discourse on Bhajans

November 22, 1992:  Discourse

November 23, 1992:  Discourse

February 19, 1993:   Shivaratri

February 20, 1993:  Shivaratri (with English sub-titles)

November 20, 1993:  Discourse

November 23, 1993:  Discourse

December 25, 1993:  Christmas Discourse

November 22, 1994:  Discourse

November 23, 1994:  Discourse

July 8, 1995:   Discourse

July 11, 1995:  Discourse

July 12, 1995:  Discourse

November 18, 1995:  Water Project Discourse

November 19, 1995:  Women's Day

November 20, 1995:  Discourse on E.H.V.

November 21, 1995:  Discourse

November 22, 1995:  Discourse

November 23, 1995:  70th Birthday Discourse

February 17, 1996:  Discourse

February 18, 1996:  Discourse

July 29, 1996:  Discourse

July 30, 1996:  Discourse

November 19, 1996:  Ladies Day Discourse

November 21, 1996:  Discourse

November 22, 1996:  Discourse

November 23, 1996:  Birthday Discourse

December 25, 1996:  Christmas Discourse

March 7, 1997:  Discourse

March 8, 1997:  Discourse

July 16, 1997:  Discourse

July 17, 1997:  Discourse

July 19, 1997:  Discourse

July 20, 1997:  Discourse

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TAKEN FROM:- 'An Ocean of Love'