What is a Light Body?
Every human being has a Light Body. Other terms you may have heard that refer to the Light Body are: “etheric body” "energy body" or “subtle body”.
The etheric body is an energy matrix projected by the soul. It's the template on which our physical body is built . The physical body being, of course, the body we see in the mirror everyday. In metaphysical texts, the etheric body is often described as a “Glowing Golden Web” or a body made of light. Thus the origin of the term "Light Body".
Sathya Sai Baba often refers to the body He is using right now as His ”Subtle Body”. If you look up the definition of “subtle” on the internet, you will find the following: "...not obvious, hard to notice, difficult to perceive or understand.... so delicate as to be difficult to analyze or describe”... Yet, we still do try to describe it! That is our human nature.
Not everyone can see Sathya Sai Baba’s Subtle Body or Light Body as He walks through a crowd or sits on the stage giving a discourse. Some people see a shimmer of light, some people see nothing, some people see a subtle image that looks like Baba in His former physical form. Seeing and knowing Him in your heart, is by far more important than any thing your senses may experience. Every individual's relationship with Sai is completely unique.
Sathya Sai Baba Quote on Subtle Bodies
So What Happens at His Programs?
When Sathya Sai Baba in Subtle Form, invites a city like Denver or Encinitas, or Sunnyvale CA to host a Public Program, it is an honor. He brings great blessings to the cities, states and countries He has chosen. On the physical plane, Sai brings His Cosmic Knowledge and Spiritual Teachings to our physical ears. He is able to bring us His Divine words through the use of two interpreters. First, a young man, who is able to see and hear Sai all the time, listens to the subtle form and repeats what He says out loud in Telegu, an Indian dialect. Then, a second gentleman translates each paragraph into English, as it is spoken, so the audience can hear every word. At the end of His discourse, Sai generally asks the audience if they have any questions and often gives the answers in English to His first interpreter, Madhu.
What happens at the program, that we see and hear physically, is only a very small portion of what is going on energetically. During His Programs , Sathya Sai Baba connects energetically with everyone in the room. He bestows His Blessings of Light and Love, on the entire group. You may feel this energy, while you are at the program, you may feel it later or you may not feel anything specific but begin to see changes in your life in the weeks and months that follow. Sai knows exactly what each individual needs.
On a larger scale, Sai knows exactly what each city, state and country needs. He anchors an energy vortex of Love and Light in each and every place He visits. The magnitude of this vortex and its effects are so enormous that we can't even imagine them!