Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Sathya Sai Drinking Water project re-inaugurated yet again

Posted by robertpriddy on December 14, 2014

More propaganda on Sai Baba water projects, though the existing ones don’t seem to be doing much! This is the third time in two decades that the Rayalaseema Village Water Project has had to be re-generated. Meanwhile, Puttaparthi is still virtually without its own clean and drinkable water supply.



The water project failed almost immediately after it first became semi-operative, due to kickbacks, entrepreneur and leadership corruption, sub-standard materials due to theft and flawed workmanship. Above all, an unforeseen and drastic drop in the water table causing bore wells to cost most of their capacity if not all. The self-declared omniscient and omnipotent Sai Baba did not have a clue about such problems, as his top engineer Colonel Joga Rao told friends of mine who were working with him to improve sewerage conditions at Prashanthi Nilayam. No maintenance was provided for, so the AP government had to be asked to take over the entire project. Since then other announcements of a complete radical upgrade have been made, but Puttaparthi (which was intended as the No. 1 beneficiary of the project) has dire water shortages to this day.

Well-informed comment from former follower, Srikanth Uppuluri:

Not only in Puttaparthi, that entire region has problems of both Water as well as Severe Fluorine Content. See report:-

The Avatar said he could transmute earth into sky, but could not solve basic problems of humanity. To this his answers were various – karma, man’s sins, decline of dharma and all his other nonsense. One may wonder why the birth of a Divine being and the associated vibrations has still not helped. Certainly, had he been the Embodiment of Truth and Dharma, there should have been some effect?

For a fuller account see Water projects in Rayalaseema and for Chennai – Sathya Sai Baba
and Water scarcity and its cause according to Sathya Sai Baba


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Indian guru devotees with mass delusions

Posted by robertpriddy on December 16, 2014

another_deluded_mass ‘Godman’ Ashutosh Maharaj of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, Jalandhar.
Thousands of devotees pay homage to clinically dead guru Ashutosh Maharaj as court battle over his remains rages on

Jalandhar: Crowds Gather to Fight for Guru’s Body Kept in a Deep Freezer  Declared clinically dead on January 29th 2014, a high court recently demanded that his body be cremated within 15 days.

‘Maharajji will emerge from samadhi. Thousands of devotees pay homage to clinically dead guru Ashutosh Maharaj as court battle over his remains rages on.  While the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) claimed the number of followers to be around 60,000-75,000, the Jalandhar district administration put the numbers at a comparatively modest 25,000.’ (Read more(Note: Though most guru cults exaggerate the number of followers they have, some on a massive scale such as Sai Baba & his cult did in claiming hundreds of millions of followers, no proper survey was ever able to discover more than a few millions world-wide, the number of religiously indoctrinated Indians who rigidly cling to such false beliefs is still quite massive).

However, since petitions to the High Court claim that Ashutosh is only in deep meditation etc., the court has since extended the process until a decision on February 9 2015. It is intriguing to consider how the followers imagine things will go… will the guru have to be unfrozen when his meditation ends, or should he remain in a deep freezer for ever? Or maybe he will have to be buried at some time in the future, or even cremated? Unlike Elvis and many other Western idols, he does no have the benefit of being cryogenically frozen down, so melting him would be too messy for a future regenerative wonder surgery.  Interesting to compare which of these idol mythologies East and West and the craziest and most hysterical. Surely, it is the fear of death – of oneself being extinguished forever – that must be the biggest factor behind beliefs in spiritual reincarnation or medical reincarnation.

Likewise, many of the dwindling following of Sathya Sai Baba religiously have believed since his death that he would resurrect himself any time soon, or – failing that – he will reincarnate himself as Prema Sai in South India at one of two different places he prophesied at different times!  Wishful and vain hoping was encouraged greatly by the constant outpourings of such speculative and scientifically totally unfounded ‘ancient wisdom’ by Sathya Sai Baba. Most of the symptoms of cultist religious sectarianism were promoted by Sai Baba on a major scale with considerable success, but especially since Sai Baba’s totally unexpected demise a decade before all his varying predictions of his death, the numbers of adherents have declined drastically, not least due to manner of his death, suspicions of foul play and the aftermath in which his hidden hoards of treasure were discovered under his huge bed and packed in all places. (See overview)

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Kailash Satyarthi: a world hero defender of the weak

Posted by robertpriddy on December 10, 2014

A freed slave child in India

A freed slave child in India, saved last month from a factory in Delhi along with 24 other children

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 goes to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzay “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”.  “Showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi’s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.”

 “When they get tips on working children in a dark basement somewhere in India so he takes with him a team and go in and frees the children from this slave labor.” He says that these children are often robbed their families and set to work. After several years of slave labor, there are many who have been severely affected both physically and mentally. Many people have trouble remembering where they come from.”

Excerpt from New York Times (Click image  to see source)

Excerpt from New York Times (Click image to see source)

It is to be hoped that the many unscrupulous factory owners and employers who use slave labour provided by slave-drivers will begin to realise that this horrendous treatment of children will not be tolerated to such a degree that it has been until now by the Indian authorities. Knowing the mentality of these slavers, however, the strictest purges of all such employers must be carried out by the government. The positive reaction of the press throughout the world (not without unpleasant exceptions by Hindu.nationalists in India) makes known the depths of iniquity to which far too many Indian Indian human traffickers and their employers sink. Parents who sell their children to these criminal people in the belief and hope of providing them with a better existence are less to blame since they are duped and pressured by gangs.

Looking at this in the context of the long series Prime Ministers and Presidents of India who worshipped Sathya Sai Baba, including Narendra Modi today, it is pertinent to remind that none of them have done anything of real note to protect the countless Indian young children in slavery – as miners, carpet weaver, factory and above all in forced prostitution and all manner of dangerous work. Sai Baba never once so much as mentioned the problem… it as if he was completely out of touch with the sufferings of the millions of victims of the most heinous criminality. Surrounded by yea-sayers and worshippers in the luxury of his apartments and virtual palaces, he was a willing prisoner of his own fawning and sycophantic court, claiming to know absolutely everything about everybody into the bargain! Despite his repeated and enormous boasts about how he would solve India’s problems (then, when completed, those of the entire world) he left India in just about as parlous, corrupt and calamitous a state as ever with mounting unsolved life-threatening problems it faces today.

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Minor Sai center trumpets minor concession to attract volunteers

Posted by robertpriddy on December 8, 2014

Every small allowance won by any Sai Baba related institutions is brandished now like a proof of his omnipotent interference in worldly affairs.One might well be taken in by this Sai Baba propaganda attempt to encourage the diminishing number of volunteer devotees to go to Prashanthi ashram to serve. The mailer is C.E.O. at the minor clinic Srinivasa Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Nalgonda

katta_jayapradesh_reddyFrom: katta jayaprakash Reddy
Date: 5 December 2014 at 08:54
Subject: Railway concession to Sri Sathya Sai seva dal.

 With the blessings of our beloved Lord Bhagwan Sri Sathya Baba, Railways have announced 50% concession on tickets for the seva dal participating in service in Prashanthi Nilam. It is for the volunteers whose income is not more than Rs.5000/- per month.
I humbly appeal to all the seva dal not to claim concession tickets if their income is more than five thousand per month.If any body claims against the rules through backdoors or any other illegal means by  bogus income certificates, it is  against the blessings of Swami.If any one violates this,  other seva dal must be vigilant and bring to the notice of Samithi president or other leaders.

This speaks volumes about the existing Seva Dal – corruption was always there, as it always is in India. Rs 5,000 is basically NOTHING nowadays, so the concession would only help the elderly and unemployed housewives. Even field laborers make more than that a month. Runaway inflation has changed and continues to change the entire level of prices in India. The small concession is to be seen on the background of the fact that everything costs 3 or 4 times the amount it did 10 years ago. Once one could buy tomatoes for Rs 2 a kilo when they were in season, now they are between Rs 50-60 a kilo year round. There were rooms in the Parthi village for Rs 1,500 a month but nowadays, even with the lack of demand, it is reportedly hard to find anything under Rs 6,000 rent a month for a one bedroom room.
Eileen Weed, who has relatives and friends in the area wrote:

“In 2005 when I left India, my salary as the Administrator of Karuna Society was Rs 5,500 a month, and I was making as much as the veterinary surgeon at the clinic (an uneducated villager who was trained by Clementien to do treatments on the animals). Both of us had the highest paid wages, most other workers were getting Rs 2,000 – Rs 3,000 a month.”



That is what people get with his blessings. A life full of crap.
My sister’s salary when she worked at the hospital was Rs 13000/-. This is the amount that security guards at hospitals draw today.
If not for my support to her and her son financially and physically, this was not even enough to make ends meet.
His staff had to pray to even get basic accomodation to have a roof on their heads!
The school claimed to be free, but there was at least 20-40K of expenditure each year, which is true in any other schools in India.
However one must NEVER consider these amounts given by beloved Swami as paltry. What about the love of Swami that comes with it? It is like the love of a thousand mothers. Is it not enough. Also the sexual abuses are a bonus. And there is Sai Baba’s philosophy to apply – such as his message to the poor – don’t feel sad that you do not have a Caru (Car), feel happy that you have a Kaalu (leg)
Who else but the great proponent of Atma Vidya can teach such stuff. BTW, let us not be mistaken.
These rules and philosophy do not apply to him. He is the King of Kings beyond laws. All rules are for the followers.
That is the reason he took great care of himself from time to time, getting served, using imported cars, driven by a (although frustrated) chauffeur, meals served, clothes supplied….the poor thought he really built the institutions for them – little did they know his ambitions of making it big in the international arena….Sai Baba of India… his glory is sung everywhere….his birthdays celebrated even after his death !! And whereas his philosophy for those people whose family members he killed in accidents, was that the “dying weep for the dead” – a quotation from the Narada Bhakti Sutras…Happy Birthday Dude…may you live forever…!! But may others leave you forever …


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Sai Baba gave the OK to kill intruders

Posted by robertpriddy on December 7, 2014

Testimony of a reliable American eye-witness with long-term insider connections

An eyewitness, Eileen Weed (aka ‘Divya’) who was living in the apartment Sai Baba’s sister Venkamma, both with an overview of the events of that night, the truth-challenged mentality of residents which allowed the murders to be covered up:-

On 2. sep. 2012, at 15.10, Divya wrote:

“We all heard the next morning that SB gave the OK to kill the intruders after being strongly advised to do so, and that Janikiram was with SB then also and agreed (and someone else too, was it Joga Rao? I forgot who). We did not have much shock about it – after all, we were brainwashed with stories of Rama and Krisha, it was natural for us to accept Avatars wanted to murder the bad guys; plus, we thought, much better to avoid controversy and possible unpleasant truths (or what we thought might be lies) getting out.

I had heard the name Vishnubat a lot, because he was the kitchen help and Amma was cooking for SB. I believe it was Vishnubat who was often the one handing the carriers back to the family members after SB ate and went upstairs after his meal. Also, two people were injured in the encounter and survived, SB even went to visit them in the hospital next morning – I will have to read the account online to see what it says about that.

Also, I remember that we asked what the assailants were saying about SB as they were bound up, and Amma’s grandsons assured us that none of the four said anything against SB. I still remember clearly to this day, the darting eyes of the grandson as he said that to us, and wondering if it was the darting eyes of a lie to his elderly grandmother, and wondering if they could really not be saying anything against SB, when they had broken in (what we believed at that time) to kill him? Of course, dead men tell no tales!”

see a fuller account: Sai Baba and brother ordered planned murder of four trapped devotees, 1993

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Blind persons sought cure from Sathya Sai Baba – “no luck”

Posted by robertpriddy on December 5, 2014

Ulf told us the other night that the blind middle-aged Danish devotee Henning was told by Baba in an interview that he could cure his blindness, but then Henning would have to be blind in the next life! AS DEFERRED KARMA” (from my Indian visit diary notebook, Sunday 1st November, 1998)

Ulf was Ulf Sviberg, then a very active office-bearer in the Swedish Organization who wore a large white stone set in a gold ring – called a diamond by Sai Baba and everyone else there. But there can be no doubt that it is another of the typical cheap synthetic ‘gemstonea’ Sathya Sai Baba gave away which nearly all close devotees insist are diamonds!

I sometimes sat near to a male Danish follower called Henning on the chairs at darshan. He was desperate to be cured of his very long-term blindness and who visited many healers and diverse other avatar claimants in the hope of success. He remained blind, however. So the presumptuous Full Avatar could not actually cure his blindness (though devotees will say he ‘would not for karmic reasons’ so as to protect their blind faith in this frequent maker of false promises of healing and protection).

Uncured blindness at Puttaparthi

V.K. Narasimhan with one eye blind

V.K. Narasimhan with one eye blind

There are many cases of blindness Sathya Sai Baba never cured, and V.K. Narasimhan told me he had never come across a single genuine case of cure in 20 years following every event at the ashram. I also knew a blind Frenchman who I often assisted who was also sorely disappointed after long stays at the ashrams. When I sat beside him he wanted a running commentary on whether Sai Baba looked at him or not. I did not clearly see Sai Baba do so.

Further, I knew a totally blind Indian man in his 40s or so who lived permanently in Puttaparthi who sat on the chairs for invalids every day. I had conversations with him and visited him where he had rooms in Puttaparthi village. He told me that he believed his own brother was planning to murder him, because Sathya Sai Baba had told him that and said it was best for him to leave home and everything behind him permanently, which he had done – poor soul. He had been there for years and had to ask anyone he could manage to get into conversation with for help of one kind or another (a shirt, a pair of pants), while his blindness was still the same despite endless prayers to Sathya Sai Baba.

no-disease-whateverSathya Sai Baba could not even cure the blindness in one eye of his own indispensable editor of his journal Sanathana Sarathi, V.K. Narasimhan, despite personally applying vibuti to it when it became infected (See here) and/or See my notes at the time here

Finally, Sai Baba lost weight tremendously and was on stimulants and sleeping pills before hospitalisation in 2011 where he also suffered a whole series of organ failures: heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain… none of which he could cure. So much for his lifetime of boasting of his perfect health and omnipotence.



“V.K. Narasimhan told me he had never come across a single genuine case of cure in 20 years following every event at the ashram.” This is a VERY telling account, and one that most if not all of us long-time residents of the ashram can attest to. The ‘cures’ giddily discussed by us devotees more often than not involved fanciful thinking or coincidences. For instance, if we got a fever, it was swami’s will and helping us to overcome karma. If the fever went away after a week (as fevers usually do), then swami cured us, glory be!


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Vir Sanghvi on truth about Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on December 4, 2014


Shortly after Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday celebrations in November 2006, the courageous Indian journalist, Mr. Vir Sanghvi, published an article in the Hindustan Times which vindicated the work the many accusers of the guru for extended sexual molestations and abuses of boys and young men in his ashram behind closed doors.
See the article from the Hindustan Times preserved here

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Indian guru Sant Rampal’s followers on rampage

Posted by robertpriddy on December 3, 2014

Tainted ‘godman’ Sant Rampal’s is like that of many a self-proclaimed ‘saint’ in India. He owns a cult worth Rs 100 crores, he known as Satguru Rampal Ji Mahara (aged 63). Rampal supporters fought pitched battles with security forces throwing stones and bricks, also opening fire when police tried to raid his ashram in the northern state of Haryana. After causing mayhem, the charlatan guru is in prison at last. He was but a junior engineer with the Haryana irrigation department in 2000, but got fired. Ia about 14 years, he accumulated a huge fan following, 12 acre ashram a fleet of top-priced cars. With money-making charlatans a law unto themselves, this is what India’s ‘spirituality in action’ and pseudo-Hinduism has descended to. Rampal considers himself an incarnation of the 15th-century mystic poet Kabir (to whose identity Sathya Sai Baba also added to his list of previous births!).

His sprawling 12 acre ashram in Barwala, Haryana has air-conditioned rooms for important followers and even lecture halls equipped with LED screens. He is said to have his own property in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and also in Delhi, apart from ashrams in Rohtak and another under-construction ashram in Barwala.

After the deadly ashram clashes, he has risen to international notoriety in that both Indian and world news outlets have castigated him.



Human sacrifice case against Sant Rampal (Times of India)
Rampal under arrest
(or instead see
See also  The Unholy world of spiritual guru Rampal

This Is How Sant Rampal Made A Private Army Of Commandos Out Of Ex-Army Men And Cops

Rampal is also featured by OneIndia under the heading:  ‘7 Indian godmen with superpowers who god couldn’t save from prison

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Media Outlets further expose Indian Godmen

Posted by robertpriddy on December 1, 2014

India Times – 7 Indian Godmen With Superpowers Who God Couldn’t Save From Prison



By Kunal Anand | Posted on November 19, 2014

“There is nothing like the baba business – low start-up cost, minimal investment, and you don’t even have to have to shave in the morning! These babas thought they were invincible until the law caught up with them.” 1. Sant Rampal 2. Asaram Bapu 3. Swami Nithyananda 4. Chandraswami 5. Swami Sadachari 6. Swami Premananda 7. Shreemurath Dwivedi 

OneIndia – Asaram, Nithyananda and now Rampal… Indian Godmen who gave sleepless nights to police



Posted by: Anisha Nair  Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DNA Indian “Godmen not new to controversy”

Saturday, 22 November 2014 – 5:30am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA by Gargi Gupta



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Satya Sai Baba film trailer review

Posted by robertpriddy on November 28, 2014

Baba Sathya Sai - stills

Baba Sathya Sai – stills

The trailer of the film ‘Satya Sai Baba’ by Atman Films (long-awaited by some hopefuls) was released in May 2014, the other contending film ‘Baba, Satya Sai’ having been knocked out of the running. Anup Jalota acts Sathya Sai Baba. It is of poor technical quality with major dropouts of colouring and missing sound track problems. As a former follower, I am almost sorry for the remaining devotees that their god should be so thoroughly destroyed filmatically. While Hollywood could distort reality and over-romanticise everything, this film has managed to pervert the “godman’s” extraordinary life and times into a gaping emptiness of false sentiment, ham acting, cloying schmaltz and superficial portrayal. The main actor Jalota looks like a pakora-fed version of Sai Baba with nothing much else but similar gestures, a somewhat dead presence with a voice (speaking Hindi rather than Telugu) hardly reminiscent of Sai Baba’s high-pitched tones. Some short clips of dancing with rows of houri like ‘devotees’ lined up before the Avatar – artificial and pseudo-sexy – in my time there could well have got them rounded up in the proper and correct ashram and hounded out unmercifully… at least during my times there up to 1998.

Former privileged long-term Prashanthi resident but now totally disaffected US devotee, Eileen Weed, comments on the film::-

“Wow – what hilarity! It is a wonder that this film was made with such a low budget that the ‘special effect’ miracles are laughably pathetic! The acting is stiff, the dancing weird, the dialogue necessarily full of cliches. Furthermore, the sound of the trailer seems to go out at 2:22 until the end. Where was the Trust with their massive finances to make it a testament to Divinity?” The actions of the ‘sb’ cannot help but show closely what sb did in real life: wave his hands to pretend to create objects, bless people, speak spiritual clichés, and not much else.”

That such commercial interests, totally unconvincing as regards spirituality should release this, is akin to tramping on the grave of Sai Baba. No doubt, Bollywood false acting has its many adherents among Indians nonetheless,  but those who may like this live in a bubble of unreality far removed from the message Sathya Sai Baba said he wanted to convey. Judging by the trailer, to say that this film is a wooden turkey would be to show disrespect to the entire species of wooden turkey films. Sathya as a child is unconvincing and his mother is far too glam. The travesty continues with overacted parts as devotees. With all respects, had Sathya Sai Baba been so dull as shown, he could never have attracted anyone, at least certainly not from abroad. The only bits that ring true are the short clips taken from films and videos of the actual Sai Baba and devotees, mixed in to help out. Interestingly, only three Western devotees appear on the trailer – shown in the front row at darsan;  all three Norwegian ladies who as leader in Norway I knew well for years, and all of whom left Sathya Sai Baba around year 2000 in sheer disgust due to his sex abuses!

The immediate mid-air materialisation miracles during the Vedic yagna ritual as contrived on film were never witnessed as such in the real events – sheer invention! Some outward shows of emotional ‘spirituality’ – beloved of so many Indians – could not even be compared to a Disney fantasy on a truly awful day. Fake wigs are in evidence – but then Sai Baba sometimes wore then too.

Not unexpectedly the film avoids the many hidden truths about the real Sathya Sai Baba and the gruesome and humiliating aspects of end of his life, drugged, starved down to ca. 30 kgs, kept alive on life support until satisfactory for propaganda and security.  The trailer is now to be seen on YouTube (

The film is not for foreign release, the paucity of non-ethnic foreigners ensures that. And where is the confabulating ex-millionaire Isaac Tigrett? Where is the Prashanthi Christmas procession and choir, or the classical David Bailey. What became of the armed security guards and their metal detector entrance gates? Guess why there is no mention of the great devotees Idi Amin, Bettino Craxi, Rolf Harris and other famous criminals? And are even the all-dancing-all-singing Professors Anil Kumar and G. Venkataraman missing? We shall see whether the film eventually becomes a roaring hit in India… in which case it would forever warn any normal person off the self-proclaimed Creator of the Universe and Deity of All Deities to reconsider his claimed omnipotence yet again.

A genuine and live film which shows Prashanthi Nilayam and Sathya Sai properly was the BBC’s documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ (see overview here and watch on-line here)

‘Baba Satya Sai’ film demotes the swami to a ‘Demigod’
Baba Satya Sai film portrays Sai Baba’s mother
Sathya Sai Baba film (shooting in Parthi)

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Narayana with four arms come to save the world?

Posted by robertpriddy on November 24, 2014

A child born with four arms and four legs: The Daily Express writes:

Daily Express headline/photo

Daily Express headline – click photo to see source


The child has attracted hordes of visitors and been dubbed ‘God‘ by his parents due to his resemblance to a many-limbed deity. A relative, who has not been named, said: “When he first came out we couldn’t believe it.

“The nurses said he was badly deformed but I could see that this was a sign from God. In fact, this is a miracle, it’s God‘s baby. lndian God’s have extra limbs just like this.”

Thousands of people are flocking to the hospital in Baruipur, a city in India’s eastern West Bengal State, to catch a glimpse of the baby.

Chukka Rao, 67, from a neighbouring village, said: “When we first heard about God Boy we were slightly sceptical. But we came to see because we were intrigued by all the news we were hearing from friends and others. This is truly the son of the Hindu God Brahma, who also has four arms and four legs.”

However, a police spokesman said that the visitors were causing problems. “Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here. Some are even panicking and believe this is a sign of the end of the world. I have never seen anything like this in my whole career.”

Medics say that the infant‘s condition is a result of the arms and legs of a twin joining on to the foetus in the womb.

A most tragic birth in India, where so many babies in recent years have been born with abnormalities that remind of the idols og gods Hindus worship. Where else but in India can one consider this a ‘divine blessing’? The degree of religious superstition hinders a large section of the Hindu populace from realising that the cause is absolutely not supernatural but due to biological processes of the kind that have always produced so-called Siamese twins. Both in the human and the animal world.there are continual such abnormalities, double or triple heads, multiple limbs and so on. Fortunately there are some excellent and mon-superstitious surgeons in India who have successfully saved some of the misfosters from being worshipped in a golden cage or the like.
See The little girl who had eight limbs and was worshipped as a deity starts school.

One is reminded of a well-known statement of Sathya Sai Baba, who of course claimed to be an avatar (god descended into human form):- “If I had come as Narayana with four arms, they would have put me in a circus, charging money for people to see Me. If I had come only as a man, like any other man, who would listen to me? So I had to come in this human form but with more than the human power and wisdom.”
(US ed. of Kasturi’s Sathyam Sivam Sundaram -Vol 3 page 309)

In the event, Sai Baba did attract very many worshippers in India (as do almost all who simply don a saffron or orange robe, whether or not they proclaim wisdom)  and his name spread to most countries. However the ‘divine mission’ he claimed he came to fulfil – and which he insisted could not possibly fail – has long since most demonstrably failed in almost every way. Infamously, he even died in 2011, around a decade long before the various times he said he would.

His remaining believers struggle on in the vain hope that another of his prophesies will come about: namely, that he would be reborn as Prema Sai (within a period of 1 to 8 or so years) in South India.

two-faced Indian babyNumerous deluded followers, those who apparently could not wait so long, forcibly declared that he would reappear in his Sathya form in anything from a few days to a few years after his decease and burial (one poor woman with a sick Sai-dependency, Yaani Drucker, eagerly believed he would come back himself by July 2014!!). Other Sai Baba worshippers, including the deranged Isaac Tigrett, hold that he is still among us in a subtle spirit (ghost?) and was ‘visible’ in Kodaikanal this year, but only to those who see through their hearts (not eyes?).  Others have taken a variety of strange alternative claims about when, where, in what form he will return to earth… such a pity that people have to believe in such things.

There are some horrific deformed babies born and there have been a number with extra legs, arms and even two faces (!) in India.

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Sai Baba 89th birthday 23/11/2014

Posted by robertpriddy on November 21, 2014

sbbirthdayThe ever-diminishing crowd of devotes of Sathya Sai Baba continue to celebrate the dead man’s birthday – just as if he were still alive. In their indoctrinated delusion, they believe he IS alive, but in the realm of the passed over, wherever they believe that may be. Or that he appeared this year to some devotees in Kodaikanal in an invisible appearance! His birthday is still celebrated but the dead guru’s influence and following is dying off and no longer any prominent visitors from home or abroad as in the past.. for there is nothing for them to gain any more.

To celebrate the birthday of such a deceitful, dishonest and widely exposed sexual predator and accomplice to murders in his own temple complex is a travesty of Hinduism and religion, despite his traditional preachings and sayings… his actions are to be judged, not his words. The testimonies and massed evidence is overwhelming, despite the Indian government’s complicity and cover-up after having compromised themselves by worshipping him before they heard (and ignored) most disturbing facts. His supposed services were all financed and performed by mostly well-meaning people who he deceived, taking money under diverse false pretences, including feigning to materialise trinkets, watches, rings, alleged diamonds’.

Keeping the main issues about Sathya Sai Baba to the forefront for the benefit of latecomers and newly disillusioned followers:-

no-disease-whateverCHRONICLE summarizing Sai Baba’s illness, death and aftermath with the funeral, the Sai Trust under suspicion, the huge hidden hoards of valuables etc.

SEX ABUSES Links posted for reference– Sai Baba sexual abuse allegations and

MANY YOUNG MEN claiming sexual contact with Sathya Sai Baba

UNSOLVED MURDERS IN 1993 IN SAI BABA’S ROOMS – overview  plus privileged eye-witness evidence of his involvement and bribery

‘THE SECRET SWAMI’ – BBC documentary film’s main contents can be studied in brief

Anti-scientific ‘SAIENCE’ – overview of under-educated Sai Baba’s false views on natural and other sciences

FALSE RUMOURS spread for decades by – and about – Sathya Sai Baba – overview of relevant pages

CULTISM The nature of cults examined –  and METHODS OF CULT ENTRAPMENT

EDUCATION AND HUMAN VALUES  his five vague values and  puritan and moralising views on life & education (EHV & Educare)

SAI BABA on JESUS  his major laughable blunders about Jesus and Christianity

ASHRAMS  All aspects of visits to Sathya Sai Baba ashrams then and now & helpful warnings

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Sai Baba’s Ladies Day, 2014

Posted by robertpriddy on November 19, 2014

Here are some of Sai Baba’s views about what is essential to women

“How To Celebrate Ladies’ Day? The Ladies’ Day should not be observed only by making speeches or holding Bhajans. They should endeavour to help the poor and the destitute. Helpless women who have no means of livelihood should be taught some occupations like tailoring to enable them to earn an income. Slum dwellers should be helped to keep their huts clean. The environment also should be cleaned to help the children grow in a pure atmosphere. Proper housekeeping should also be taught to those people.” ( Baba, SS. 6/96, p. 160)

But Sai Baba himself help speeches and conducted bhajans (or accepted worship during darsans)  and did no other real work in serving others, which he constantly pressed others to do in his name. All the hard service was done for his personal existence or to extol his name! Once he got his own ashram, he never went near anything like slum dwellers or gave them a helping hand, even symbolically.

“Bhagavan then delivered His discourse, in the course of which. He extolled the role of mother as the moulder of the family and the first teacher for children. In the evening, there was a cultural programme entitled ‘Naari Shakti’ (The power of women), which highlighted the glory of Indian womanhood as revealed in the story of Savitri, who brought back her husband from the Lord of death. ” (Editor Sanathana Sarathi 12/96. pp. 328 & 329).
The above shows how Sai Baba uses absurdly impossible myths to instil outworn and discredited Hindu ideas about women. His heroic holy women are, in the society he encouraged, are still to be mainly tied to the cooker and the kitchen sink, as reflected in his praise of what Russian women do (with the reward: a bit of ‘free time’ one day in the year):-

“Women should realise that, irrespective of their education or position, their foremost obligation is to protect the home. For lakhs of students and children who go to school, the mother is the first teacher. From the moment of birth, for every one the mother is the preceptor. If such a teacher leaves her home to teach other children, who will teach her children? For Indian (Bharatiya) women, the first duty is to reform the home and run it along ideal lines! The home and the family is the basic social institution everywhere in the world. When the home improves, the whole world will be better.” Sai Baba at Prashanthi Nilayam on Ladies day – 19/10/1996. (Sanathana Sarathi, Dec. 1996, p. 334)

It is absurd that each woman should teach only her own children and not become school teachers too. Fortunately, there are also  women who are unmarried or whose children have grown up who become school teachers. The faulty assumption Sathya Sai Baba implies he has made in the above, however, is that it is due to the negligence of the home by women that the whole world has become as it is… and we know how Sai Baba sees the world through extremely jaundiced eyes as a place where unrighteousness rules and almost everything is wrong. He puts the burden of the home and the family on women, and the burden of the world on them, just as men have done throughout most of history! His belief is wholly untenable, of course, a prejudice of bygone ages. However, he bemoaned the fact that women are empowered to work outside the home and earn.

Again, he harped back to the past he wanted to revive:-
“Rama told Bharata that he should not permit women to take part in affairs of state. Women have their estimable role in household affairs, but they should be kept out of state politics. “Don`t employ women as ministers. The reason is: a nation’s honour is based upon its women. It is only when women maintain their respect and honour that the nation will be respected. It is not proper for women to cheapen themselves by roaming in public places.” and…“How does the situation in the country today compare with Rama’s conception of an ideal government? The state of things today is 100% contrary to the ideas and ideals of Rama. How, then, can Rama Rajya be established here? If we desire to establish Rama Rajya there should be harmony in thought, word and deed… “ etc. . (Sanathana Sarathi, May 1995, p. 118).

Sai Baba seemed to dither back and forth between the tradition he knows from Indian village life and the more modern approach many of his middle-class Indian ladies and most foreign devotees now hold. Women must in effect do two jobs if need be:- “A lady must look after the home first and then work outside, if necessary… she can study to get degrees, enter politics or do any other work but she should not neglect the home, which is the very foundation of her life.” (Sanathana Sarathi, Dec. 1997, p. 327-8).

No need to stick to the same opinion at all, so Sai Baba changes tack to:-
“…in the modern world, it is necessary for the women to share the burden of maintaining the family with their husbands and so the women should also pursue studies as much as possible and take up suitable jobs to share the burden of the family. It will smack of selfishness if the males prevent them from going to work for which they have acquired the requisite qualifications. Women can control the whole world for themselves by virtue of their inherent qualities of love and spirit of sacrifice.(Sai Baba in a discourse, 19/4/1999 at Kodaikanal. Sanathana Sarathi, July 1998, p. 172)

So now we see that Rama – whose view on women is praised inordinately by Sai Baba – must have been seriously wrong, after all:-
It will not be out of place to mention here that women who have wielded power in Bharat or other countries have proved themselves to be exceptionally able and successful. There have been many kings of Britain but no one ruled the country so well as Queen Victoria. Her rule was marked by righteousness, prosperity and efficiency. There was no discontent during her reign. In more recent times, Indira Gandhi ran the Government with courage and consummate skill. She was prepared for any sacrifice in the interests of her country.(see Sanathana Sarathi, Nov.-Dec.1995, p. 293).

Indeed, his historical knowledge was so superficial and faulty. Queen Victoria withdrew for decades from all normal duties as a sovereign for decades and was not seen by the public, mourning her dead Prince Albert and causing huge constitutional problems due to her disinterest, wallowing in grief and comfortable seclusion. So there was no discontent during her reign? Not under the horrendous conditions in the British lower classes during the Industrial Revolution?  Her reign was not untroubled at all… it was a time of imperial expansion, exploitation of the poor and foreign lands, and gunboat diplomacy. Queen Elizabeth I was a far better ruler, and Elizabeth II is unparalleled as a woman head of state anywhere in the world or its history.

See also the main article on Sai Baba’s ‘Ladies Day’ and his male chauvinistic views on women

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Kevin R.D. Shepherd Not Exposed

Posted by robertpriddy on November 18, 2014

Sathya Sai Baba and his Organisation were defended to the utmost of spin, distortion, and unscrupulous harassment of all who wrote anything exposing him, as well as their relatives, friends and associates in most case, by the under-educated but wily internet troll (also occasional hacker of our website, Gerald ‘Joe Moreno of Las Cruces, New Mexico). A writer of many deeply informed and perceptive books on spirituality who pointed out inconsistencies in Sathya Sai Baba and his movement in an article about Sai Baba of Shirdi, Kevin R.D. Shepherd, also became a victim of Moreno’s web trolling and systematic defamatory articles. It is of interest to note the methods of this Moreno and the responses he elicited from some serious writers and other reputable sources.  who was never criticised by any of Sai Baba’s organisation members, not his official journal or website… as they all doubtless were told from ‘high ups’  not to interfere. This even though Moreno completely broke trust with Sai Baba’s teachings and  all his unrealistic Pollyanna-type spiritual directives as to how to love, serve, communicate respectfully and not criticise others (but only oneself). He spent his entire time attacking hundreds of Sai Baba dissidents and also a large number of critics of other gurus who he worshipped (the hugging self-proclaimed  ‘universal mother’, Amritananda Ma,  and also the life-imprisoned rapist and murderer, Swami Premananda and several other bogus gurus). He died in 2010 at the age of 39.

One may read a concise summary of Shepherd’s experiences of Moreno’s work and its bitter fruits at  Kevin Shepherd Not Exposed
and also  Not Exposed: Analysis of a Cultist Defamation

See further

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The remarkable case of the “Weeping saris”

Posted by robertpriddy on November 15, 2014

From John Hislop's book "Conversations with …"

From John Hislop’s book “Conversations with …Sai Baba”

Rama and Krishna

Rama and Krishna

The claim by Sai Baba that he was both Rama and Krishna come again was ‘supported’ with the following quite preposterous story reported by Dr. John Hislop 

In January 1968, Dr. John Hislop taped interviews he had with Sathya Sai Baba, including the following quite preposterous story. This ever-uncritical and naively trusting ‘seeker of truth’, who had gone from guru to guru his whole life, asked Sai Baba:

Hislop: “Swami, something has happened here. Water is around this box. These saris will get wet. (Swami removed the cover of the box and those of us who were standing there could see that the edges of the saris were wet. The cardboard box with four saris in it was lying on a table at the Dharmakshetra in Bombay. Swami had selected 96 saris for distribution to some lady volunteers, and of the 100 brought for His inspection, four were replaced in the box to be returned later to the merchant. The table was not close to any source of water, and Hislop, several other men, and Swami had been standing there from the time the saris were examined one by one, by Swami.)

Sai: The saris are weeping because Swami has rejected them. Now, I will take them.”

Hislop: Swami! “How could that be? Does Swami say that inanimate objects have injured feelings and can weep?

Sai: “Inanimate objects are also capable of feeling joy and grief. When the bridge towards Lanka was built by the monkeys so that Rama could march to Ravana’s kingdom where Sita was held captive, one last mountain peak was carried to the bridge site. But it was too late. There was no need for it. At this circumstance the mountain shed tears of anguish, and news of this was quickly taken to Rama. His compassion was great, and he sent word that the mountain should no longer sorrow, that he would surely use it on a future occasion. In the Avathara of Krishna, it was this very mountain peak, the Govadhana Peak, which the youth, Krishna, lifted on his finger to shelter the cowherds of Gokul from Indra’s deluge of rain.”

Hislop: “Swami! This great drama of Rama and Krishna and the mountain peak has been recapitulated here in Bombay on this day before our very eyes… (etc..)”

Sai: “Yes. And it is also the self-same Rama and the self-same Krishna who is here this day.”

COMMENT: Does this ‘animated saris’ tale need any comment? If only because many devotees believe it, especially those misguided Hindu Sai-devotees, it  seems it does! Not only does this conflict with other ‘teachings’ of SSB about the differences between the various realms of beings, but it makes one think that SSB is seeing just how far he can push the credulity of a man who held a Western Ph.D, as did Dr. Hislop. He retold the story with relish and naive faith! One would think that such a person must at least have passed the test of ‘blind belief’ that SSB has set up for a true devotee etc. and qualified for ‘liberation’?
But no, we are told by Hislop in his last book that Sai Baba told him he must be reborn again, even though he had seen the so-called ‘lingodbhava many times and had worked ceaselessly for SSB for decades! A dis-grace!

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