|Format||Hardcover (222 x 145mm)||Edition|
|Publisher||Frederick Muller, Ltd||Printing|
|ISBN||0-584-10458-8||Printed by||Billing & Sons, Ltd|
|Series||No of pages||197|
"One day, the great and simple truth about Sai Baba will be known, and those who now denigrate Him will find themselves covered in shame. The love He radiates is no reflection of ours, but, on the contrary, streams from the heart of God Itself. Without it this world would be immeasurably the poorer." (Benjamin Creme, in Maitreya's Mission, Vol.II, p.77)
Howard Muphet's second book is a chronicle of the intervening years and of the months during the summer of 1974 which he spent in the presence of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Who has now reached the educational stage of His mission. He ends his book with the observation: “Jesus had only three years to strike the chord of a new age. Sai Baba has three lifetimes. He began his work quietly at the village of Shirdi in the latter half of the last [19th] century. In 1918, when his fame was beginning to spread throughout India, he left his body, and returned to Incarnation eight years later at Puttaparti. Now his mission is gaining great momentum, but he does not expect to accomplish all his aims in this lifetime. After eventually leaving the present body, he says, he will return – again through the process of ordinary human birth – and continue his work under the name of Prema Sai. Three successive births of an Avatar in little over a century and a half!” (p.183)
On pages 16-17 Murphet, on rumours that Sai Baba might be coming to the Theosophical headquarters in Adyar, India, describes how Lord Maitreya first spoke through Krishnamurti there on the 28th of December 1925, quoting from Mary Lutyen's first volume of K's biography, Krishnamurti - The Years of Awakening. In the event, Sai Baba did not go to Adyar -- at least not physically.