Author: Krishna Nandan SinhaPublisher: SterlingYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 180ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120715640
This work is a sensitive, intimate and transparent appraisal of Sai Baba-The Absolute Lord of Life and Death as only God can be. The sub-title of the book is the first line of a hymn to Saint Teresa, a dedication by Richard Crashaw, the 17th century metaphysical poet. Saint Teresa was fired by the ember of divine love, while she was still a child of six and wanted to go to the Moors to embrace martyrdom for the love of Christ.In this work also, the author expresses the supreme continence of affirmation, as he is touched by the terrors of death and learns, through experience, the lesson of a lifetime’s death in love, ardour, selflessness and self-surrender. Written in the first voice and giving resonance to the true voice of feeling, it reads like a novel and is likely to have a universal appeal for all those who are seized with the passion of divine love.
PREFACEBe Absolute for DeathThe Nessus Shirt: The Shirt of FlameThe All-Knowing Fountain of LoveOft to a Narrow, Homely RoomTemporary Reversion: From Grief to ReliefAll This and Heaven tooThe Impossible Union of Spheres of Existence APPENDICESSai Messages for One and AllThe Figure that an Avatar makes: Some Images of the Divine made Human