Shirdi Sai Baba died in 1918. Sathya Sai Baba (1926-2011) is a well-known spiritual leader in India. As he was played up by the mass media in Japan, Sathya Sai Baba is a well-known saint in Japan, too.
As described in Wikipedia, Sathya Sai Baba proclaimed himself: “I am the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba and an Avatar.” Sai Baba means a holy person and Avatar stands for the incarnation of god.
It is common knowledge to devotees of Sai Baba that Sathya Sai Baba is the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. However, this is not true.
Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba are completely different souls. You can confirm this by yourself.
Prepare two pieces of paper both sides of which is white; write the names of Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba on each paper. Hold each card lightly with your hands and synchronize yourself with the card’s vibrations. At that time, focus your attention on your physical body (in a narrow definition). Then, you feel Shirdi Sai Baba has a presence of physical body, but Sathia Sai Baba has no presence at all.
This means that Shirdi Sai Baba has been reborn and has the physical body, while Sathya Sai Baba has no physical body. Therefore, we find these two persons are different people.
Like this, religious belief is perceived notion and different from the fact to a great extent. I don’t mention here whether Sathya Sai Baba mistook himself to be the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba or he intentionally told a lie.
If applying the simple method I told you also to his Linga Sarira and causal body, you will learn more about him.
I tell you the method not to create a special religious belief anew but to liberate you from a wrong world view you have had by examining it by yourself.
The truth help liberate truth seekers but bring into disaster those who cling to an illusion and retreat into their own world view. Specifically speaking, those whose religious belief increases egoism give an angry response when the truth is told. When such anger is directed to true god, karma immediately gets back to them and leads to self-destruction. There will be no problem if simply ego is destroyed. However, it is likely that even soul (jiva) will be destroyed. It may safe to say that the absolute edge is the Last Judgment.
December 9, 2016
Quotation from Wikipedia (Japanese version) – October 9, 2016
Shirdi Sai Baba
Shirdi Sai Baba (aka Sai Baba of Shirdi) (<snip> Date of birth unknown – 15 October 1918) was an Indian spiritual master.
Sai Baba was a Hindu yogi, Islamic ascetic monk or fakir. He is revered as a saint by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees even after his death.
Some Hindu devotees believe that Shirdi Sai Baba is a reincarnation of Shiva, Dattatreya or Kabir and he is widely worshipped as a true spiritual teacher (satguru).
A man who committed theft was arrested. He mentioned the name of Sai Baba from spite: “He told me to do so.” His name had already been known. The police, of course, never believed what the thief said. But they visited Sai Baba and asked in joke: “It is of course a lie, isn’t it?” Sai Baba answered: “Yes, he did so as I told him.”
This one word made him worshipped as the reincarnation of God.
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Quotation from Wikipedia（Japanese version） – November 27, 2016 –
Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba (<snip> .. November 23, 1926 – April 24, 2011) is an Indian spiritual leader. In India, he is a spiritual leader who is recognized as a saint by many leading figures in India.
He gained millions of devotees at home and abroad and established 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 126 countries of the world.
Sai Baba was born in a small village of Puttaparthi, Anantapur District, Andra Pradesh State in South India, to a Raju family and named Sathya Narayana Raju.
On May 23, 1940, at the age of 14, he proclaimed himself to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi and an Avatar (incarnation) of Shiva and Shakti, and descended to remove suffering from people, and he called himself Sathya Sai Baba.
At the end of the 1960s, he was wildly known overseas and had more than millions of devotees, mainly Indians and ethnic Indians, everywhere in the world.
In the 1990s, former Indian President Shankar Dayal Sharman or former Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao paid a courtesy call on Sai Baba.
In the 2000s, former Indian President Abdul Kalam, former Prime Minister Monmahan Singh and leading figures in each State paid a courtesy call on Sai Baba every year.
Sai Baba’s education system with a focus on human value is highly evaluated. In Canada, City of Saskatoon, City of Edmonton and City of Regina established Human Value Day on May 28, 2006 and recommend Sai Baba’s education system.
As Sai Baba became more and more famous, Sai Baba-related commercial goods were increasingly produced. Many of such goods were sold mainly in Puttaparthi, Sathya Sai Baba’s birthplace and in Mumbai, Shirdi Sai Baba’s birthplace.
However, Sai Baba did not admit utilizing his name as a means of business. He said: “Some people do business utilizing the name of Sai. They pretend to be devotees and deceive others. I don’t approve such act. They are not devotees. They go to everywhere and collect money under the name of Sai. It is a serious crime. I never ask anybody for a single paisa. I never approve such business.” (July 22, 2002)
In late March 2011 he was admitted to a hospital, following respiratory-related problems. <snip> He died in the hospital where he had been admitted on April 24, aged 85.
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