Sathya Sai Baba always operated through indirect means – whatever the task may have been which he wanted to get done.
While I was at Ashanti Nilayam, meeting and talking to several people in the ashram and understanding the facts regarding their lives,
and putting everything together slowly, I received a box from a stranger who looked like a help at the ashram.
When I opened it, I saw dry fruits along with a note which said :
“I warn you not to comprehend me.”
I later came to know by discussing with long-timers in the ashram that Sathya Sai Baba had the habit of communicating something to someone by sending written messages along with a packet of dry fruits. Sathya Sai Baba ensured never to sign off on such messages, but it was implicitly to be understood (from the dry fruit package as a symbol) that it was he who sent the message.
From this, two things became clear to me,
That there were several “messengers” operating in plain clothes inside the ashram who kept a tab on each and every activity and who got to know that I was interacting and understanding several dark facts.
Most importantly, the message and its timing, served as a confirmation to me on my understanding of his dark side and how he operated and termed it as inscrutability.