SAI BABA – THE HOLY MAN AND THE PSYCHIATRIST by Samuel Sandweiss M.D.
This book, perhaps more than any other, has brought countless devotees to Sathya Sai Baba. It is a stirring introduction to Swami and His teachings, and a confirmation of His profound influence on so many people’s lives. “The Holy Man” tells the story of an American psychiatrist in the 1970’s who suddenly realizes that he doesn’t have all the answers for his patients, or himself. This leads him on a journey of discovery at the feet of Sathya Sai Baba. Dr. Sandweiss writes in an easy-to-read personal style about his initial resistance to the idea of divinity in human form, and his transformation after meeting Swami. The author’s moving and compelling description of his spiritual awakening as he comes closer to Swami, as well as his ability to relate it with devotion and humor, account for the book’s worldwide success. The loving accounts of the author’s encounters with Swami, as His teachings naturally unfold, reveal wonderful facets of Swami’s personality. The book also contains inspiring photos.