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Having met and talked with a medium named Reg Baldwin at St. Celia’s Spiritualist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Barry started to read books about Sathya Sai Baba. The books said that Sai was Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient, i.e. (Present everywhere at the same time; Almighty or infinite in power; Having infinite awareness, understanding and insight.)
In those days, the books were few and far between, but he loved the philosophy. Sai Baba had a way of putting words into modern language, so people of all faiths could understand.
During this time, Barry met many devotees who shared with him their experiences of seeing the sacred ash known as Vibhuti.
Barry started to visit houses in London, who owners purported to have this sacred ash materialising in various places in their homes. To my surprise I actually witnessed this happening. On one occasion Barry saw a photograph of Sai Baba on a wall in someone’s home. Vibuti was actually physically present, on the outside of the photograph and could be wiped away with one’s finger. Barry had this urge to go and see for himself the “Man of Miracles” that he had read and heard so much about.
During the late 1980’s Barry started to have dreams of Sai Baba and in one dream Sai showed him a room, the details of this room were so specific that during Barry’s first visit to India, in 1990 he recognised this room. When he was taken there after his first sighting of Sai, at what is called Darshan. Sai Baba has said that you cannot have a dream of him, unless he wills it. It has also been well documented that Sai Baba brought back to life a man who had been decomposing for three days.
His name was Walter Cowan.
In 1991 Barry was sitting on the sands in Whitefelds an Ashram in Bangalor, when Sai Baba came over to him and said GO! Instinctively Barry knew that Sai had sanctioned an interview for Barry with him. This is what everyone waits for, an interview. Shocked and surprised Barry had to quickly call the entire group he was with together, to tell them what had happened.
To be in the interview room with Sai Baba is an experience that one can never forget. Sai proves his omnipresence, as he tells you all about where you live, what is happening in your life and what is happening in the UK. On this particular occasion Sai produced a ring, from his hand for a devotee, but first passed it around so everyone could see it. When it was passed back to Sai Baba he spoke to a man and said “who do you want, Sathya Sai Baba”, i.e. Sai in this incarnation or “Shirdi Sai Baba” Sai in his last incarnation the man said Sathya.
At which point Sai Baba blew on the ring and produced on it the face of Sathya Sai Baba. As he placed it on the Man’s finger Sai said it was a perfect fit!
It was in 1992 that Barry was invited by Sai Baba to give a talk to all Westerners in the Ashram. From that moment on, every time he went back to India Barry was invited to talk in the ashram. Barry has also given talks in the UK and Australian Sai Centres.
As Barry was now able to see Aura’s, he could also see that of Sai Baba. Barry many times witnessed Sai throwing colours, to groups of people, with a gesture of his hands. Some groups would receive the colour mauve, some would receive red and various other colours. By doing this Sai was infact giving healing in whatever way was needed by that person at that time.
When Barry first went to India to see Sai Baba, there were in those days only a few hundred people in the Ashram. Unlike today, where it is reported there are two million or more people still visiting, even though Sai passed to the higher life in 2011.
In those days, Sai Baba used to say to us that we should cherish those days, as in years to come we would not be able to be near him in his physical form.
Barry say’s that whenever he arrived at the ashram there was a feeling of going home. Sai Baba would come out of his residence and come over to Barry to take from him letters that Barry had brought from devotees in the UK. From people who had written to Sai, telling him about their problems, their illness or whatever worries they had. Sai took them and he would read them and know who they were from and what the person needed.
In 1991 Barry was sitting on the sands in Whitefelds an Ashram in Bangalor, when Sai Baba came over to him and said GO! Instinctively Barry knew that Sai had sanctioned an interview with him.This is what everyone waits for, an interview. Shocked and surprised Barry had to quickly call the entire group he was with together, to tell them what had happened.