Reincarnation, Hindu Caste system Sai Sathya Baba case in point

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Sai Baba of Shirdi (Unknown – October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru and yogi who is regarded by both his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint. Some of his Hindu devotees believe that he was an incarnation of Shiva or Dattatreya.There are many stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles he performed. He is a well-known figure in many parts of the world, but especially in India, where he is much revered.

The name ‘Sai Baba’ is a combination of Persian and Indian origin; Sāī (Sa’ih) is the Persian term for “holy one” or “saint”, usually attributed to Islamic ascetics, whereas Bābā is a word meaning “father” used in Indo-Aryan languages. The appellative thus refers to Sai Baba as being a “holy father” or “saintly father”.[1] His parentage, birth details, and life before the age of sixteen are obscure, which has led to a variety of speculations and theories attempting to explain Sai Baba’s origins. In his life and teachings he tried to reconcile Hinduism and Islam: Sai Baba lived in a mosque, was buried in a Hindu temple, practised Hindu and Muslim rituals, and taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions. One of his well known epigrams says of God: “Sabka Malik Ek” (“One God governs all”) which traces its root to Islam in general and sufism in particular.

Sai Baba taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, devotion to God and guru. His teachings combined elements of Hinduism and Islam and tried to achieve communal harmony between these religions.

Sai Baba remains a very popular saint[2] and is worshiped by people around the world. Debate over his Hindu or Muslim origins continues to take place.[3] He is also revered by several notable Hindu and Sufi religious leaders. Some of his disciples received fame as spiritual figures and saints such as Upasni Maharaj and Meher Baba. Wikipedia

Sai sayatha Baba claims that he is the reincarnation of Sai Baba Shirdi. It seems that Sai baba was bitten on the leg by a scorpion at the age of 12 and it is this event that made him remember his previous incarnation as a muslm/hindu saint, and he continued his work of love and devotion.

The Hindu Caste system is the most obnoxious class system on earth. Whatever caste you were born into, that is what you deserved and where you would stay your whole life. The brahmin priests were the highest caste because they had the secret knowledge of reincarnation and felt they should be in power because of it. Therefore
the lower caste systems were completely enslaved to the priestly caste. This tyranny has persisted into modern times. Sai Baba was not born in a high caste system,
however he has been designated to the priestly caste system because he claims he was a priest in a previous

So he reached enlightenment and has gained wealth and power in India. But we would be remiss if we did not mention that he has sexually molested many young boys over the years and many of his young pupils have come forward to say that he was very sexually active with them. In fact many of the young men brought law suits against
Sai Sayatha Baba for molesting them.

Philosophy 312: Oriental Philosophy
Hinduism: The Caste System, Reincarnation, and Karma

I. The Caste System–(groups assigned by birth not personality). The Hindu conception of the social order is that people are different, and different people will fit well into different aspects of society. Social order or social class according to varna forms the framework of moral duties according to personal characteristics of individuals (not necessarily birth).

A. Historically the caste system dates back to the Aryan invasion of India around 2,000 BC.

B. Society is divided into four main groups (with a fifth, “the untouchables,” outside of the caste system).

Passage from the Rig Veda:
(The world was formed from Purusa whose body is described as follows.)
“The brahmin was his mouth, his two arms became the rajanya (kshatriyas), his thighs are what the vaisya are, and from his feet the shudra was made.”

1. Brahmin: the seers, the reflective ones, the priests.

a. The intellectual and spiritual leaders.

b. In our society, they would correspond to the philosophers, religious leaders, and teachers.

2. Kshatriyas–(pronounced something like “kshot ree yahs”) the born administrators (formerly nobles, rajahs, and warriors).

a. The protectors of society.

b. In our society, the politicians, police, and the military.

3. Vaisyas: (pronounced something like “vy sy us”) the producers, the craftsmen, artisans, farmers.

a. The skillful producers of material things.

b. In our society, the merchants.

4. Shudras–(pronounced something like “shoo drrahs”) the unskilled laborers or laboring class.

a. The followers or the maintenance people.

b. The so-called menial workers or hard laborers.

C. Advantages to the Caste system. The heritability of intelligence and factors of personality raise some interesting philosophical questions.

1. What we would like people to be is not usually what they are. Many persons would be more comfortable in their own social class.

2. Unless unequals are separated into different classes, many persons would be “born losers.”

3. Egalitarianism is the belief that privileges are proportional to the responsibilities and a denial of the tyranny of the majority.

II. Reincarnation: the philosophical basis of this belief is the consideration that if individual souls (jivas) are eternal, where did they come from?

A. The spriit is independent of the body and the situation the spirit is in.
Passage from the Gita:
“Worn out garments are shed by the body; worn out bodies are shed by the dweller.”

1. At the subhuman level the passage is almost automatic up the chain of being.

2. At the human level comes consciousness which implies freedom, responsibility, and effort.

3. The consequences of your past decisions have determined your present state.

B. Law of Karma–the moral law of action and reaction.

1. The present condition of your soul (confusion or serenity) is a product of your past decisions. You have made yourself what you are.

2. Your present thoughts, decisions, and actions determine your future states. (“Unsettled state” = “bad karma.”) Karma can be altered through natural and moral decision and action.

3. Every person gets what that person deserves–even though decisions are freely arrived at, there is no chance in the universe. Karma is the middle way between determinism and indeterminism.

4. The assumption is that we will not change the world in any significant way–the world is the training ground for Atman-Brahman.

5. There is no randomness or accident in the universe. “There are no lost traces.” Karma is not fate or strict causality.

So being born into a lower caste system is inescapable you are there for life and not privy to any knowledge above your station. You are a serf a slave
of the system and must adhere to the laws based on this inequality.

Reincarnation is then inherent in this philosphy so that the Brahmins would always be the highest caste system, and only the Brahmins would be privy to the secret
of the blood. You might be born into a higher caste system if you were good, but
the Brahmin caste was always left for only the Brahmins. Just like the Pharaoh’s
of Egypt, the Brahmins ruled for thousands of years and created a hell on earth
for the sheeple.

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  1. Kizzy Fencl

    Image via WikipediaSai Baba of Shirdi (Unknown – October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru and yogi who is regarded by both his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint. Some of his Hindu devotees believe that he was an incarnat…

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