In Your Search for Truth
By: Brian Steel
Website: http://bdsteel.tripod.com/More/In your search for the truth about SSB, why not take advantage of the newly assembled SSS Books and Publications Trust (sssbpt) Search Engine for SSB's Discourses? It is now proudly (and very expensively) on offer since 12 November 2004 at:
Search, for example, for the technologically cool subject 'Internet'. This official SSO search engine will offer you all the references it can find in the first 35 volumes of SSB's Discourses (well over 2 and a half millions words (in translation from the original Telugu) by my estimate):
For example, the new search engine will help you to remember SSB's words of 1999, immortal though totally (and sensationally) unheeded by the SSO and the SSSBPT. You will thus discover officially (rather than from those figments of the SSO imagination, the malicious pawns in the greater Christian conspiracy to discredit SSB) that:
"Swami has nothing to do with internet. Not only now, even in the future, also you should not indulge in such wrong activities. This 'disease' has its roots in cities and is spreading like wild fire into villages, polluting the village environment."
Obviously a useful reference source, even for those of us who are not villagers. Why not check it out? Regular and substantial references to 'Jesus' do not begin to appear until Volume 11 of ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ (1971), when SSB was already 28 years into his Mission and was falling silent on the initial theme of Shirdi Sai Baba, whose reputation had contributed so significantly to SSB's rise to fame in India.
And there is probably much more waiting to be discovered.
So why not start some close reading of what SSB has been saying for the last 60 years, at least according to his hard-working editors? And you could cross-check most of those volumes with Robert Priddy's very helpful (and single-handedly compiled) 'Back to the Source' Index at: