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09 April 2006

Shirdi Sansthan Nullifies Reincarnation Claims

According to a recent article in the Mumbai Mirror, the Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) are cracking down on 'imposter' temples who try to con gullible devotees and trade off Shirdi Sai Baba's name in various creative ways. At the end of the article comes a message from the (Shirdi) Sai Baba Trust which, among other things, states the following:

• Please do not believe anybody pretending to be a reincarnation of Shri Sai Baba.

• Shri Sai Baba has no disciple, nor an heir and nobody is seated on his aasan.

Interesting. Despite reports that the Shirdi Sansthan are "warming" to Sathya Sai Baba and/or his devotees on account of the large number of Sathya devotees who visit Shirdi (as reported by Marianne Warren in her book, 'Shirdi Sai Baba in the Light of Sufism'), I think it's safe to say that the official position of the Shirdi Sansthan is that the Old Baba never reincarnated himself and thus Sathya Sai's claims of being his reincarnation are patently false.

Of course, this is not to say that reincarnation for the Shirdi saint is impossible. However, considering that he made several statements about being active from his tomb even after his death, the case for reincarnation appears to be thrown into doubt.




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7 Comments:

  • That is sort of what the call double standards, is not it?
    Chadie
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    By Blogger CV, at 09 April, 2006 21:09  

  • I think that the calim by Satya Sai followers and satya Sai himself that he is a reincarnation does not hold water.Firstly Shirdi Sai operated from His tomb even today, giving help to all His devotees, as thousands will attest to this.Satya Sai claimed suddenly as reincarnation to benefit from the name and fame of Shirdi Sai..... an easy ploy for any budding Guru...There is no comparison between the two ..Shirdi Sai lived ina dilapidated mosque for 60 years wearing tattered clothes and going around for alms...Why not Satya lead such a life for at least a few days in this 'incarnation'...he used to wear makeup and have silk robes, with manager following him with a clip board in 1970's ...

    By Anonymous N K Srinivasan, at 29 July, 2007 17:35  

  • shirdi sai reincarnating in satyasai form doesn't mean he will stop manifesting from his previous body,which mr srinivasan has failed to notice even when lord Rama reincarnating as krishna has never failed to manifest from his previous body to his ardent devotees.As far as satyasai deriving mileage from shirdisai's name is hardly a note worthy point firstly because the divine manifestation of satyasai is far greater than that of shirdisai(shirdisai devotees will not accept) and secondly when satyasai claimed himself to be shirdisai in 1940,shirdi sai was not widely acclaimed as he is today(nobody in anantapur area of andhrapradesh knew).Even if satyasai had not taken shirdisai's name his divinity wouldn't have been lessened by any measure.I don't think mr srinivasan has any knowledge of divinity when he says the life style of satyasai baba is luxurious whereas shirdisai lived in dilapidated mosque for the reason he is merely equating satyasai to a sadhaka(person aspiring for spiritual attainment) and renunciation meaning mental not necessarily physical,for a sadhaka physical renunciation promotes mental renunciation whereas satyasai is a fully blown spiritual being who do not need any kind of renunciaton.The ideal of shirdisai is to hightlight the state of avadhuta or fakir to the world whereas satyasai's ideal is different(living in the world and yet away from it).Ideal of lord Rama is satya&dharma whereas the ideal of krishna is santhi&prema(same self different bodies and differnt ideals).sai is atman and more precisely paramatman not body,and one when closely observes satyasai and shirdisai one can understand that the tattva of sai is same but not bodies.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 01 March, 2008 17:58  

  • Instead of fighting over the baseless issue of reincarnation of sai baba of shirdi as sathya sai, we should engage ourselves in prayer of either sai baba of shirdi or satya sai baba, that is strictly our choice.

    we all have right to believe in whoever is our choice and other persons have no right to interfere in our personal matter.

    whatever will be said or may it be proved, who knows what is the truth in the base?? it may be true or it may not be. leave it to god and pray for better. only sai baba of shirdi can say that this is right or not right.

    after all - sab ka malik ek!! this is the only truth, which nobody can deny!!

    vikram.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 November, 2008 12:22  

  • The word sai means saathi or companion it's good that satya sai is trying to capture position of shirdi sai which is just his endeavour which satya sai can never achieve shirdi sai has taken pains of others on his body what do u call this he didn't lived his life in any kind of media attention but on the other contrary if we see satya sai is living his life in constant media attention and a lot of allegations on him nobody inthis world can even think of becoming like the allmighty my lord shirdi sai
    this is all about me i m not here to prove my point infact i m seven sea's away from shirdi and when ever i remember him he is there 2 help belief ur own instict just think analise realise n move faward i hope in future nobody try's to pinpoint the exsistence n power n the kindness of my lord shirdi sai(om sai ram).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 September, 2009 07:06  

  • THE RE-INCARNATION THEORY SUPPORTED BY MOST OF THE SATYA SAI DEVOTEES IS NOT REAL.SHIRDI SAI BABA IS MATCHLESS AND IF HE WOULD LIKE TO RE-INCARNATE , HE WILL COME SOON IN HIS USUAL FORM,NOT AS A RICH SWAMI.SHIRDI SAI BABA HAS DISCOURAGED FOREIGN AND BRITISH PEOPLE TO BECOME HIS DEVOTEES AS HE KNOWS THE REASONS BEST.IN CONTRAST SATYA SAI BABA HAS ATTRACTED FOREIGN DEVOTEES AND PROPOGATED HIS RE-INCARNATION THERY. A REAL SAINT WOULD NEVER PROPOGATE SUCH THEORIES.ONE MORE CONTRAST.SHIRDI SAI BABA HAS SAID THAT DEVOTEES CAN HAVE HIS DARSHAN AT PANDHARPUR AND AKKALKOT ,BUT HAS NOT CLAIMED ANY RE-INCARNATION OF EARLIER SAINTS.DEVOTEES SHOULD NOT FALL INTO SUCH TRAPS AND SHOULD NOT BE MISGUIDED BY THE DEVOTEES OF SATYA SAI BABA WHO UNFORTUNATELY COULD NOT REALISE SHIRDI SAI BABA BEFORE, INSTEAD HAVE FALLEN FOR THE RICH SWAMI.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 April, 2011 11:22  

  • THERE IS NO REINCARNATION OF SHIRDI SAI BABA. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO IS WITH HIS DEVOTEES EVEN TODAY. I HAVE MYSELF EXPERIENCED IN MY DAYS OF AGONY. I AM ONLY PAINED TO BRING TO THE NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC THERE IS ONE SELF STYLED SWAMIJI WHO CALLS HIMSELF "SHIRDI SAI BABA" RESIDING IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD. SAI BABA LIVED SUCH SIMPLE LIFE. THIS MAN HAS CELL PHONE, AC, TRAVELS ONLY IN CARS, WATCHES TV, READS NEWS PAPERS, LIVES "ONLY' IN COMFORT, DISTRIBUTES FLOWERS AND SARIS TO WOMEN (MOSTLY WOMEN COME). THIS REALLY UPSETS ME. HE CAN SAY HE IS SHIRDI SAI'S DEVOTEE. THERE IS NO DISPUTE. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT PEOPLE ARE WALKING INTO SUCH TRAPS. IS THERE ANYWAY TO STOP THESE "FAKE BABAS"?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 25 May, 2013 11:34  

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