Sai Messages For You & Me

In the first half of the eighties, Lucas Ralli from the UK had authored a series of message-oriented books, inner messages received in deep meditation, titled ‘SAI MESSAGES FOR YOU & ME’, published by the Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam. Presenting a preface for the first book of the series, Lucas Ralli wrote the following, narrating as to how Bhagawan confirmed the authenticity of the messages received in meditation, followed by His Divine Nod Of Approval to publish the same.

In 1979, I picked up a magazine and opened it at random. My eyes fell on an article about Sai Baba and this was my first introduction to our beloved Baba.

For many years I had been searching for the truth and an acceptable philosophy of life and here I found the answer overnight in the teachings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. I was even more fortunate as I also found that I could link up in meditation with my new master and receive messages from him.

I was so fascinated that I wanted to go to India immediately to see this wonderful holy man. But, one of the earliest messages said quite clearly, “Not now, later.” However, in the summer of 1980, I received another message which said, “I will speak to you in Bombay.” That seemed more encouraging. The following January I set off for India with three friends and spent three weeks in Bangalore, visiting Brindavan twice a day to see Baba. Our return home via Bombay coincided with a short visit to Baba to that city and, on the very last day, we were granted a private interview at Dharmakshetra in Bombay. Swami duly spoke to us in Bombay, as He had said in the message, and our interview lasted more than half-an-hour, an unbelievable experience.

In October 1981, we were back again in India and, by this time, I was receiving much longer messages. At a private interview I decided to ask Swami for confirmation that the messages were definitely from Him. His answer was, “Yes, where do you think they come from, the sky?” I also asked if I could share some of these beautiful messages with others and His reply was “You must, you must.”

On our latest visit, I asked Swami if I could publish some of the messages in a book so that everyone could share them, and He gave His blessings.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II