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Apr
27
2011

Wherever you stand on the issue of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, he was indeed an inspirational and iconic figure.  In my home state of Andhra Pradesh, where he was born – in the village of Puttaparthi – he was worshipped as a God-equivalent.

He directed many towards a path of goodness.  And if even just for this, he will undeniably be missed.

One of my favourite Sai Baba quotes is a simple one – but one that I believe is an irrefutable truth of parenthood:

A sapling can be helped to grow straight, but once it becomes a tree it cannot be guided in its growth.

Sri Sathya Baba will be buried today (yes, buried – as is the custom for those esteemed by Hindus as holy men) with full state honours, his body wrapped in orange clothes.

Image via sathya-sai-baba.org

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