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Vivekananda Naicker Posts

Alien Teachers

My Indian years gave me the opportunity, among other things, to observe the fact that many outstanding young men and women who were making a mark in their professions in both India and as expatriates in the west had had their early education in either traditional or ordinary government or private schools. They were every bit as successful as, if not better than, their mission-educated counterparts. Yet brain-washed middle-class Indians fondly believed that their children in mission schools were receiving a “prestige” education.

The White Kangaroo

7179928-3x2-940x627My friend Chris Parnell of Shepparton, Australia, has sent me a photograph taken in Australian bush country of a young, pure white adult kangaroo. I forwarded this the same morning to Chief Looking Horse of the Wolakota people of the Sioux nation and his wife Paula in Dakota, USA.

Puttaparthi’s White Buffalo Legend

wobbly-legsFor years since coming to live in Whitefield in 2003 and later Puttaparthi, I have been telling a small group of people close to me – of which you are one – that I have been experiencing a miracle almost every day, particularly in Puttaparthi. Once again, I have miracles to share with you – about the White Buffalo Calf of Puttaparthi, and the unique graciousness of the Lord Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Mists of Maya: Refined Cooking Oils

For months since returning to India a year ago, I have been advising friends and family to stop cooking their food in the refined vegetable oils that first started to appear on the market nearly half a century ago. There is a lot to be said for using natural oils, cold pressed. Anything else is maya, and illusion. We might test what any other so called health “guru” tells we should do against the voice of our conscience. It is important, in this day and age to keep good health if we are going to serve the Almighty – and everyone else on this planet – in this, the Golden Age.

A Secret India for the Seeker

traffic in bangalore

Indian drivers are the worst in the world and discipline in traffic is an unknown quality. A South African friend now living in London wrote to me saying how safe she feels driving around her part of that city. I drove for years in London and other parts of Britain, as I did on the Continent and in other parts of the world as far removed as Africa to the north of the Limpopo and the Zambezi and just about every corner south of that, and Australia and New Zealand. I consider myself a reasonably good, considerate and safe driver but I shall never drive in India. The constant pandemonium here would drive me to utter despair and desperation, or to road rage – and perhaps action not becoming of an avowed pacifist.

Book Launch: Shadows on the Maidan


Vivek Naicker is an accomplished journalist, and as some would say, a great spinner of yarns! Media Liaison for the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, Vivek Naicker over-sighted the media during the momentous election that brought Nelson Mandela to the Presidency of South Africa. Join Vivek on a journey through mystery, Brahmins, strange callings to go to India to meet his “guru” who was calling him. This was to open an entirely new chapter in the life of this South African diplomat turned scribe on India, its history and great narratives surrounding Sai Baba of Puttaparthi. Vivek presents his book, Shadows on the Maidan (Part I)

The Sioux Legend of The White Buffalo Woman

The Wolakota People of the great Sioux nation of the United States have an ancient legend that calls for the commemoration of a day of peace among all people. This is to remind one another that all peoples of the world, despite their wanderings and struggles for survival, should constantly be aware of their Oneness in the Great Spirit. Here, Vivek tells of his meeting with Chief Arvol of the Sioux Nations in South Africa.

World Peace and Prayer Day 2015

Below this you will find an image of Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. I first met the Chief and his wife Paula when they came to Durban, South Africa, to commemorate World Peace and Prayer Day in 2002. We have been in touch since then. With peace, I seek to draw your attention to the Chief’s message:


Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations),

On this June 21st, 2015 we as the Spiritual People, from the guidance of Great Spirit, will light our sacred fire of 20 years