Obviously, there is no contradiction in this. Only Sai Baba could decide when he would be born and when he would leave this world. A few years before the end of his life, Sathya Sai Baba repeatedly said: “My mission is complete.” No one wanted to take these words seriously.
He left this world on the night of Easter. It was unique because Easter 2011 was celebrated by all Christian Churches at the same night. According to the complex Christian calendar, different Christian groups usually celebrate Easter on different days. The year when Sathya Sai left this world, Easter was celebrated on one day for all Christians. It is a great message of unity and love.
Sathya Sai Baba said many times that his next incarnation would be as Prema Sai Baba. Sathya Sai Baba said that he would incarnate in eight years. At the same time, in the 60s, 70s and 80s he said to several of his close devotees that he could be born in a year after completing his incarnation. I know that Sathya Sai Baba told Dr. Kasturi and Mr. Subba Rao that he might incarnate in one year.
Sathya Sai Baba openly said that in the next life he would be born near the city of Mandya, in the state of Karnataka, South India. However, Sathya Sai Baba gave more details to Dr. Kasturi and Mr. Subba Rao, in particular that he would be born in the village of Doddamalur, where the famous and ancient temple of Krishna is located.
Sathya Sai Baba showed Dr. Kasturi the street and the house where he would be born as Prema Sai. I was not acquainted with Dr. Kasturi, but I knew Mr. Subba Rao very well, with whom I had been in close contact for several years. I often came to Mr. Subba Rao’s room in the Sathya Sai ashram, we talked about Sathya Sai Baba and his spiritual mission. Many Russian groups also visited Mr. Subba Rao and received spiritual instructions from him.
1) Sathya Sai Baba said that he could be born after eight years or one year.
2) He predicted that he would be born not far from the city of Mandya, but to some he indicated exactly the village of Doddamalur.
This information we have, first of all, from Dr. Kasturi and Mr. Subbo Rao, who are the most reliable sources of information about Sathya Sai Baba. Who can doubt the accuracy of information from Dr. Kasturi and Mr. Subba Rao?
Sathya Sai Baba left this world in the spring of 2011. Prema Sai was born on June 28, 2012, a little more than a year later. He was born exactly in the place where Sathya Sai had disclosed to his closest devotees.