Leaving Madras on March 3rd, (1930) they proceeded to Bangalore. On the way, Sadashiv told Baba, “There is a person in Mysore who remembers his past lives. I’ve read that he recognizes his previous parents, their home and every detail.”
Baba commented briefly:
There are such people who abruptly remember events of their past lives. They generally are those who die in a sudden accident, the shock of which has such a force on them that it leaves impressions of their last birth which they remember in their present birth. But this has nothing to do with realizing the Truth or advancement on the planes.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1275.