- Published on 12 June 2014
Over the past few days I have been closely following the news coming in regarding Swami's Kodaikanal "Appearance". I have verified the news through reliable sources including the father of one of the boys who was part of the Kodaikanal gathering. From what I know, only one boy was able to see Swami and hear His Discourse. So this boy was repeating what Swami was saying. Nevertheless, it is exciting news!
Many devotees have opined on this as the "Reappearance" of Swami. However in my humble opinion, "Not yet"! It may very well be a beginning of events to unfold since the Discourses were given to a large group of about 150 people, unlike some other incidents that happened around the world where Swami appeared to individual devotees.
One particular passage from Swami's Discourse (translated transcription) on May 13, 2014 stood out for me (as a firm believer in the Reappearance).
Swami says: "This is a very, very sacred, very unique time in the history of mankind, where One Spirit is moving on into the other. Soon, Bhagawan’s Mission will grow, expand and reach all the corners of the world, and the New Avatar, Bhagawan will come back physically, for those who crave for it, as the new Avatar, as another Sai Avatar, very shortly. And as long as you have this faith that Bhagawan is with you, you shall all participate in the Mission which will continue from this Avatar to the next".
At the first glance it may appear that Swami is speaking of Prema Sai since He mentions "another Sai Avatar". However I have reasons to believe that Swami is speaking of the Part II of the Sathya Sai form in a new (manifested) body. I shall elaborate on this in another article if Swami permits.
Hopefully things will start happening in a higher magnitude pretty soon!