Sobering anytime anyone dies.
It’s even sobering to think that this occurred on Easter Sunday.
On the news from this link:
Indian spiritual guru Sai Baba dies
(Reuters) – Indian spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba, revered by millions of followers as a living god, died Sunday in a hospital in southern India. He was 86.
Sai Baba, who was admitted to hospital in his hometown of Puttaparti a month ago, died of multiple organ failure, media said.
His followers, estimated to number six million, included top Indian politicians, business tycoons and Bollywoods stars.
Sai Baba, with distinctive frizzy hair and always clad in his trademark saffron robes, ran schools and hospitals through trusts in numerous countries. Questions are likely to arise over the management of his substantial assets.
He was credited with mystical powers including conjuring objects out of thin air.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sai Baba’s death was “an irreparable loss” to all.
Legions of followers, including top judges and bureaucrats, were expected to take part in his last rites, media said.
(Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)
I hope I don’t become to insensitive, but because there’s an eternity at stake, I have to say the difference between Sai Bada and Jesus Christ, is that one rose from the dead three days later in a Resurrection that prove what He said about Himself was true.
One was popular among the elites of their society, the other was scorned by the elites of his contemporary.
One receive the accolade from his country’s highest political leader, the other was crucified by his own religious and outside political leaders.
One died in a hospital for his own heart failure, while the other died to save sinners for their sinful heart failure.