Sathya Sai Baba’s Death Falsifies His Vivekananda ‘Reincarnation’ Claim (Part 1)


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Sathya Sai Baba’s Death Falsifies His Vivekananda ‘Reincarnation’ Claim (Part 1)

Posted by Barry Pittard on May 17, 2011

Reportedly, Sathya Sai Baba told a young Sri Lankan man that he was the reincarnation of the great Hindu monk, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902).  The latter had traveled, briefly, to the West and made a large impression on both scholars and liberal laity alike.




Will Swami Vivekananda's Soul Fix Puttaparthi Succession Woes?

Given that the accounts of the writers Kasturi and Murphet are accepted throughout the Sathya Sai community as carefully sourced and true, this story at once explodes the absurd attempts, both official and not, now being made to rationalize the date on which Sathya Sai Baba died with, on the other hand, the 96 years date which he foretold, and which is too well-known in the Sai canon to be weeded out or denied. But more of this in Part 2. 

In the next days, I shall relate my search for this man, and my meeting him.

If he is to be in charge of Puttaparthi, in Sai Baba’s aftermath, he had better do a nifty hop, skip and a jump from Sri Lanka to Puttaparthi, and thus end forever the intense infighting over succession that has been going on.

Sathya Sai Baba’s longtime associate and his official biographer, the late Professor P.N. Kasturi, wrote that Sai Baba said: 

“Vivekananda has come again; he is growing up in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He will come to Me and join in My task.” Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram, Part II, p. 130. 1960-61.