Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Sai Baba failed mega-claims – a selection

Posted by robertpriddy on October 8, 2014

Self-proclaimed Avatar and ‘Saviour of mankind’ claims defeated by events

The quotes of Sathya Sai Baba’s words below demonstrate his immoderately exorbitant claims about himself, his ‘divine glory’ and power, his prophesies of what he would certainly achieve and the utter transformation of the world he would bring about, often even ‘in a few days’. These claims are only a part of his all-encompassing self-praise and unprecedented assertions about his avataric qualities and mission. The obvious fact that they were never fulfilled as claimed or predicted speaks volumes about the abuse of faith and fraudulence upon which he and his collusive cronies lived.

(Click here to see the collected scans from original publications of the material presented below)

 

In the days ahead, the whole world will be obliged to come to Prashanthi Nilayam” (Sanathana Sarathi December 1991)

“The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi, January 1999 – page 16)

You are going to witness the divine glory of Swami unfolding in the days to come. He will attract the whole world. There won’t be place for people to stand even. You can see it for yourself, what a great change has occurred during the last one month! All are getting attracted to Swami.” Discourse 16 March 2003 in Sanathana Sarathi, April 2003, p. 125.”

“In a few days the entire world will come here” His presence will be felt all over the world” – Sanathana Sarathi (Aug. 95) p. 203 & Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 28 p. 213

“My Name and Form will soon be found getting established everywhere. They will occupy every inch of the world.” - Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 112 (p. 152 in USA edition)

“Sanathan Dharma… let Me assure you, will be re-established in all its glory throughout the world, so that the world might have peace and prosperity. That is the mission upon which I have come.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 80 (U.S. edition)

“This is a human form in which every Divine entity every Divine Principle…. are manifest” – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 8 p.99

“I am the embodiment of all Shaktis (powers) ” – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2 p.114

Sai embodies all 4 values of Rama/Krishna etc. - Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2 p.113

“God can do anything. He has all power in the palm of His hand. My body, like all other bodies, is a temporary habitation but My power is eternal, all-pervasive, ever-dominant.” – Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 136 (US edition)

“I had to come in this human form but with more than the human power and wisdom” - Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 309 (U.S. edition)

“I have resolved to enfold the people of the world in the fostering care of Universal Love as laid down in the Vedas. For the world is My mansion and the Continents are the halls therein. I have come to inscribe a golden chapter in the history of humanity, wherein falsehood will fail, truth will triumph, and virtue will reign. Character will confer power then, not knowledge or inventive skill or wealth. Wisdom will be enthroned in the Councils of Nations.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p.22 (US edition)

“Trust in My wisdom: I do not make mistakes. Love my uncertainty! For it is not a mistake. It is My Intent and Will. Remember, nothing happens without My Will. Be still. Do not want to understand; do not ask to understand. Relinquish understanding. Relinquish the imperative that demands understanding.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 47 (US edition)

“Tune in to My mighty Power which, compared to the power of the sun which I have placed in the heavens, is what a baby’s breathing is to a typhoon.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 122 (US edition)

“I am the inner spring in all that moves and exists. I am the energy, the power that propels and impels. I am the knower, the known and the knowledge. But, I do not display capriciously or confound you. I am an example, and inspiration, an instruction. My Life is a commentary on this message-” Day after Vijayadasami. 1970 Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 122 (U.S. edition)

“Very soon, the entire world will be united. In fact, after 28 years, the world itself will become “Bharat”. Everyone will call themself a Bharatiya (one imbued with godliness — Bhagavat rathas). No one will refer to themself as belonging to this state or that state, this region or that region.” (Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1978)

VHP’s leader Singhal Reported The VHP leader, while disclosing his discussion with Satya Sai Baba, said that Sai Baba had informed him that between 2020 and 2030 the whole India would be of Hindus and after 2030 the whole world would be of Hindus” (if unavailable see scan here or here)

“Today is Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. I am making a promise today that the people of all the countries, viz. Pakistan, China, Germany, Russia will be united. That should be our goal. The goodness of Bharat will lead to this unity.” Sanathana Sarathi journal, 11 August 2001

“In fact, there is no trace of hatred or enmity in Me at any time. I love all. That is why everyone loves Me.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 36, p- 86 & 06/05/2003 http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume36/sss36-10.pdf) “… nobody is against me. Everyone loves and none hates me.” (p. 262)

“There is no trace of anger or hatred in Me and hence everyone loves Me” (Sathya Sai Baba Sanathana Sarathi 11th August 2001 in Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam). (Also translated alternatively as “No one hates Me. I love everyone. All love Me.” )

“…all people love Me.” Sathya Sai Discourse, Convocation 22 November, 2008
“My construction will cover the entire Universe.” Sathya Sai Baba Discourse, October 1961 p. 120, ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ Vol 2.

“In a matter of days, you will see that the Divine glory will increase, imparting joy and bliss to all. All the unrest will soon be eradicated from the face of the earth.Sanathana Sarathi April 3003, p. 125

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Sathya Sai (i.e. ‘master of truth’) buried facts and his secret acts

Posted by robertpriddy on October 15, 2014

Sathya Sai Baba held that facts have no significance beside the higher, divine truth, and so can safely be ignored, which he and his minions did when the facts were even slightly damning. The old doctrine of most religions, that ‘The Truth’ is ineffable and beyond all human knowledge – is itself a parody of all reasonable philosophical and radical ideas of truth. They all believe, in one way or another, that their imagined Truth (i.e. only indirectly available while alive) can only be realised by unification with God , at best after death, until when one must rely on what little God has (they suppose) revealed in the ancient scriptures of religions, or through saints, angels or other intermediaries. This is also where priests, swamis, bishops, evangelists and all those who live by – or profit from – religion get their feet in the figurative door.

Sai Baba cut out all those middlemen and proclaimed himself to be God the Creator (documented here) and everything that entails! He could thereby hide behind the mystery of Divinity and at the same time enforce the cover up of all facts negative to him and his activities in his ashrams.  His Sathya Sai Organization banned absolutely all non-positive thoughts and ideas concerning Sai Baba or anything connected to his fiefdom and institutions. Time and again, it appeared that, where Sai Baba was involved, no major incident at his ashrams or colleges and hospitals – or anything about his clandestine Central Trust – could be accessed except by determined investigation, careful digging and correlating information critically from as many reliable sources as possible. All those still connected in any way with Sai Baba developed a kind of brainwashing of a physically non-violent and hence very effective sort, particularly since the great majority of followers were in later years were at such a distance from Sai Baba and were kept suitably uninformed on purpose. The very effective cult of tight wraps on information about Sai Baba, about what he did when not visible at darshan, about his many failed minor and major plans, and the constant flow of indoctrination and misinformation, all misled all devotees into believing that things were just fine! The Sai Organization was made to distort actual matters and present half-truths, incomplete information and heavily slanted presentations as well as outright false propaganda.  They copy their swami’s avoidance behaviour, perpetuating the flow of indoctrination and misinformation. It is mostly also self-induced doctrine and self-sustained self-deception by those who are in denial about Sai Baba’s gigantic deceptions and wrongdoings as found documented through this blog site.

The converse of all this is growing disaffection among those who feel most suppressed by it, while the ‘outside world’ that happens to observe it independently of the required rigid assumptions, finding its questions unanswered.

All the diminishing clan whose prestige and hopes are still invested in Sai Bab, most even believe that his prophesies will be fulfilled, ignoring the fact that most of his prophesies referred to his own lifetime and have failed dismally.One small example; a reborn Vivekananda would run his ashram after his death. The Sri Lankan, Nalin Sedera, was pointed out as this reincarnation in the 1980s by Sai Baba, but he soon rejected the claim and, of course, has nothing whatever to do with the current Prashanthi Nilayam. Devotees put their faith in that mockery of intelligence that their prematurely deceased ‘Godhead’ will be reborn as Prema Sai. A smart move by the self-appointed ‘poorna avatar‘ to ensure that no one living could claim to be his successor! Despite that, there are already claimants, and the future will almost certainly see any number of Prema Sai impostors… there are fortunes to be made.

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Vishumenon – a most percipient writer on Indian matters

Posted by robertpriddy on October 12, 2014

vishumenon
If you wish to read a truly intelligent and also humorous perspective by a mature Indian commentator whose heart, wit and insight are all in the right place, then you will find it on Vishumenon’s blog.  Here is my review of some of his excellent writings:-

Firstly, I particularly enjoyed –  laughing a lot – at his account of a meeting at Hong Kong airport with a rather oriental eye-bulging chap who was determined to convert him into a relationship with the ‘ living God ‘ (who was coming as predicted in the Bible). With gentle but biting satire, too subtle for the fanatic to grasp, no doubt, Vishumenon drove his inquisitor round in comical circles. Highly recommended both for secular and seriocomical reasons! See How Supreme Court foiled my relationship with the Living God.

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What first drew me to Vishumenon’s blogs was his blog about Sathya Sai Baba, Justice Bhagwati and Justice H.R. Khanna. I recommend reading it (click on the image of the right to go to the source). He rightly questions Bhagwati’s incredible admissions about following Sai Baba’s will in everything he did, including as former High Chief Justice… as communicated to him both verbally and through ‘paranormal guidance’. Not least, of course, the petition against Sathya Sai Baba by Hari Sampath was quashed by his judges and the subsequent destruction of the evidence that the Supreme Court session even existed would have been Sai Baba’s will!

As a political commentator, Vishumenon is spot on. His latest blog bemoans the fact that the new Nobel Peace prize laureate Palam Kalyanasundaram, though his huge self-sacrifices were known in India for decades, is still virtually ignored by  Indian politicians and power people (i.e. all those who still do almost nothing about child exploitation or strive to remove all the countless other horrendous ills in India). He received recognition from the Government of India as the best librarian in India ! Meanwhile, the United Nations named him One of the Most Outstanding People of the 20th century.

Vishumenon is no friend of Hindu Nationalists who want to establish Hindu Rashtra in India, to which Narendra Modi’s government is not unfavourable, judging by his past actions and present associations. Also Justice Anil R. Dave of the Supreme Court whose recipe for solving all India’s problems emerged when he said ” is Had I been the dictator of India, I would have introduced Gita and Mahabharata in Class I. That is the way you learn how to live life. I am sorry if somebody says I am secular or I am not secular.” So much for religious equality in India! As if the otherworldliness of the Mahabharata is relevant to solving the endless calamities of India today! (Besides which, Modi is no Krishna). One might as well try to solve the utterly complex and terrible Middle Eastern problems with the Bible!

VISHUMENON’S BLOG

COMMENT: Eileenweed said October 13,  “How Supreme Court foiled my relationship with the Living God.” Haha, thank you, a delightful read with several out-loud chuckles! It is like the airport Hare-Krishnas in reverse. Oh, if both parties would only get the irony!

 

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Swami Nityananda ‘propositions’ famous actress Nayantara

Posted by robertpriddy on October 7, 2014

nayantara The narcissistic sex guru has no shame whatsoever! Shamed and failed gurus (and their organisations) desperately clutching at straws to retain their fame and adoration. Good that this snub became public,  bravo for the actress for leaking it to the press, more should do that. Perhaps he told her he was impotent too, but was still willing to teach her perverse tantric sex for which he became known when the declaration he made candidates sign agreeing to his rules of confidentiality about it were leaked over a year ago!

How many other famous people has Nityananda tried to enrol is anyone’s guess. It is known that Sathya Sai Baba’s closest female devotee, former industry Minister Geetha Reddy,  procured invitations to hundreds often to visit Sai Baba and help fill out his empty darsan areas. No doubt many VIPs have still been invited to sb events after he died, though few appear to have heeded the call. When he was flying via Puttaparthi airport without intending to visit Sai Baba’s tomb, The President  of India, Pranab Mukerjee, was evidently importuned upon to call in at Prashanthi, which he did (probably fearing reactions from the Sai devotees in Government etc. if he did not). Sai Baba VIP officials try so hard to convince that Puttaparthi is still thriving.

See also: Swami Nityananda dossier – sex & crime

 

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Positive breakthrough in India: women priestesses

Posted by robertpriddy on October 6, 2014

Dalit-priestesses Breaking barriers: Two Dalit widow priestesses perform pooja at Kudroli! In a move to put an end to the practice of caste and gender inequality in temples. two Dalit widows are appointed priests at a temple in south-west India, in a rare move for a country where caste prejudice is still rife. This took place in Mangalore, Karnataka State, at Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara temple, which has witnessed the onset of several new traditions.
Dalits, once known as ‘untouchables’ and ‘Harijans’, and still very widely discriminated against with extreme prejudice in most of India, are a so-called ‘scheduled caste’. That women, which gender suffers huge inequalities in India, take on what is traditionally an entirely male preserve is also progressive. Further, widows were until recently universally treated by most of Indian society as virtual non-persons who had to drag out their lives in penurious and hopeless conditions.

While India already has far too many priests, gurus, countless wandering sadhus and ‘holy men and women’ – it is at least positive that this position is no longer the total preserve of males or higher castes.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29433859 -or at — http://www.deccanherald.com/content/433452/dalit-widows-break-barriers-perform.html#

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India’s whole caste system should be abolished   According to a survey made some time ago by the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), in India, on an average two dalits are assaulted every hour, three dalit women are raped every day, two dalits are murdered and two dalit houses burnt down everyday.

Sathya Sai Baba fully defended India’s unjust caste system  THE CASTE SYSTEM OF INDIA – SATHYA SAI BABA, GANDHI, AMBEDKAR One of Sathya Sai Baba’s most bandied aphorisms stated: “There’s one caste, the caste of humanity“. That is fine, but why therefore does he support the Indian caste system?

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Swami Nityananda continues to evade justice by trickery

Posted by robertpriddy on October 2, 2014

This is how modern-day ‘godmen’ act, they do anything possible to escape answering to their actions. Reminds me very much of Sathya Sai Baba and all he did behind the scenes to escape justice completely! The word ‘godmen’ has become loaded with suspicion when Indian media use it… savvy people usually just read ‘charlatan’. This obvious criminal, ‘Swami’ Nityananda, writhing snakelike to try to evade justice, but he only makes his dishonesty the more transparent all the time.

Nithyananda, the cunning, foxy depraved 'godman'

Nithyananda, the cunning, foxy depraved ‘godman’

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140910/nation-current-affairs/article/here%E2%80%99s-shocker-nithyananda-did-not-undergo-potency-test 

Nityananda complete disingenuousness has already been widely exposed by the media in numerous instances, as seen through recent years until the present here: http://swami-nityananda.blogspot.no

 

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Ex-Industries Minister Dr. J Geetha Reddy made thousands visit Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on September 30, 2014

Major devotee, Dr. Geetha Reddy,  at the funderal of Sai Baba

Industry Minister Dr. Geetha Reddy at the fundral of Sai Baba

One of those who helps investigate matters concerning the exposé has brought my attention to a female Indian Industry Minister who was very deeply involved with Sathya Sai Baba. There was an interview with Dr. Reddy which proves that she was with Sathya Sai Baba throughout his entire hospitalisation, save for a few days due to her other pressing engagements. She had been a very privileged VVIP for well over 10 years, though there are few media reports on the closeness of this connection and all that it most likely implied. Most of the sparse mentions of her and Sai Baba on the www are shown below (click on the thumbnail images to read the various media reports). She was the only woman shown close to the casket during the funeral celebration in the Kulwant Hall and was closer to the casket than Sai Baba’s female family members.

 This minister was but one of many, of course, who regularly visited Sai Baba at Prashanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, as well as Prime Ministers and Presidents of India, many of whom tended to bring huge entourages with them.  It is reported that Ms. Reddy’s own electoral supporters were brought along by her in full buses on junkets (free meals and rooms etc.)  to fill out the Kulwant Hall and get the best places for Sai Baba darsans.  This opens up a new aspect on the latter years of Sai Baba – after he became so widely accused of sexual and other abuses and himself became an invalid in a wheelchair. The considerable and increasing fall-off in foreign visitors from 2000 onwards (visible on all photos of darshans in those years) was evidently a deficit which the Prashanthi officials, necessarily acting with Sai Baba’s go-ahead, tried to replace by such means. Not least, the railway authorities offered free rail travel to and from Puttaparthi to all who would visit as ‘service workers’, which all members of the organisation were supposed to be the tourist authorities of Andhra Pradesh recommended visits to Sai Baba ashrams as a foreign tourist attraction and included Puttaparti on the main pilgrimage agenda, which provides very popular tours of temples and holy spots, often lasting several days and even weeks. This strongly suggests that other VIPs might well have been arranging ‘filler’ devotees to make it look like there were many more  people than there actually were!

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 reddy-sb-health J Geetha Reddy

 

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Sai Baba hid in India to escape justice

Posted by robertpriddy on September 27, 2014

The Alaya Rahm case which eventually had to be withdrawn was a fiasco due to the incompetence of his U.S. attorney. The dissident long-term U.S. devotee, Glen Meloy, had helped Alaya Rahm to find that attorney on a no-win-no-fee basis (i.e. without cost to Alaya, who had no means for it himself). The attorney stood to get all compensation that a win could bring. Unfortunately, Glen Meloy who was   totally dedicated to the cause and had lots of good contacts, died before the case came to court. The lawyer evidently failed to investigate elementary facts.  Most importantly, he did not even know that Sathya Sai Baba could not be sued from the USA! Sai Baba lived in India. California did not have reciprocal jurisdiction rights against an out-of-country defendant and one could not therefore use California state subpoena powers as the defendant was not subject to the powers of the Hague Treaty. The case was heard by Judge John M. Watson of the Superior Court, County of Orange, California, on April 28th, 2006.

Further, there was no legal entity in the United States against which a lawsuit demanding responsibility of Goldstein and other key directors of the Sathya Sai Society of America could be brought. Pursuant to declarations under penalty of perjury, The Sathya Sai Society of America confirmed they were a bookstore…nothing more. The Sathya Sai Organisation had not then been registered in the USA since it had set itself up in ways to avoid legal accountability and full public scrutiny. Alaya had gone to India of his own free will and so no one could be held responsible for misinforming him about Sai Baba. Because of other legalistic stumbling blocks, compelling testimony could not be presented.   

For example, evidence of dereliction of duty of care by leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization or evidence from other families and individuals who alleged sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba could not be brought forward. Clearly, the attorney’s aim had been to collect compensation of the case turned out well, but had nothing to lose himself. He washed his hands of it as soon as he saw that it was not going to get anywhere. The attorney caused Alaya Rahm to have to withdraw the case! This, of course, did NOT disprove the truth of his allegations, which have been widely documented (such as in the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami‘) and which was never challenged by the Sathya Sai Organisation as they had no chance whatever of winning any case against him or the BBC.

The following mail was sent to Barry Pittard by the former close friend and helper of Sai Baba’s sisters, Eileen Weed. She was commenting on the full explanation of the case here Alaya Rahm – testimony and lawsuit concerning Sathya Sai Baba. This was  after she had become disillusioned of Sathya Sai Baba and by the entire Sai cult.

Eileen-on-Alaya's case

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Inner voice, inner messages from Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on September 26, 2014

Among the very many Sathya Sai Baba devotees, and especially among those who had only limited contact with him in interviews, their reliance on some kind of claimed ‘inner voice’, ‘inner message’ and such intuitions were very widespread ever since early days. I have met many who claim to have received his instructions through some telepathic or extra-sensory means (even regarding other people and not least myself!). There are any number of books and articles written by such people who claim the content came directly from Sathya Sai Baba. This one can most certainly doubt, not least since some of the more blatant examples have been rejected by Sai Baba himself through notices his journal (Sanathana Sarathi). To take any of these ‘secondary’ sources as genuine is to risk relying on fancy and imaginings and at worst on outright fraud.

One of those who was very well placed to observe these matters and the reactions of Sai Baba against many of them as known to the permanent residents of Puttaparthi was Eileen Weed, also called ‘Divya’, who known to many and to most US devotees as the only foreign follower who bothered to master Telugu and who lived in the ashram in close connection with Sai Baba’s family (living and serving his elder sister, Venkamma, for many years right up until her death, when Divya was the last person to see her alive). Divya wrote letter home regularly and preserved them, much later having posted them on the internet. They make extremely interesting reading for many reasons, not least of which is how they record much that was never told or released by Sai Baba’s staff of censors. Eileen Weed became disaffected in 2005 after two decades, mostly spend at Prashanthi Nilayam. On the inner voice problematic, she writes:-

inner MessageClick on image above to go to source page

And Divya also makes clear what she knew of Sai Baba’s views on the ‘inner voice’ so many claimed to hear from him:-
Divya on inner voice

There are still many around the world who believe in their ‘inner voice’ and think it is Sai Baba instructing them. It is really their own mind only, and the person’s genuine ‘inner voice’ is the conscience and sense of personal responsibility. The imagined ‘extra-sensory’ inner voice most often conforms with their own desires and is thus a form of self-deception. Relying on such subjective feelings or thoughts as coming from outside oneself is a form of cognitive delusion, well-known in psychiatry. The countless ‘spiritual’ writers and  guides who claim to channel the thoughts of spiritual entities mislead countless people the world and over can be safely assumed to be bogus (unless otherwise definitively proved by some means so far unknown to science). 

See for example Typical Sai apologist – Rita Bruce Sai-VIP

Neurology throws light on ‘hearing God’s word’, ‘channelling’

Mediumism gradually undermined by science

 

 

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Cleric kills man on promise to bring him back to life!

Posted by robertpriddy on September 22, 2014

‘Incredible India’ indeed! This is the country where one can not only get away with murder (70% of murder cases are never solved) but also get a religious believer to let himself be murdered willingly by a Muslim ‘pir’. ‘Pir’  is a title for a Sufi master, Muslim Sheik or Hazrat (Arabic for ‘Old Man’). The title is often translated into English as “saint”. These individuals are often believed to have super-normal powers of the kind Sathya Sai Baba also claimed to have, being believed in by millions in India, not only in rural areas but also widely in cities and even in some of the ruling elite. The following is yet another macabre example of the consequences of these beliefs in super-human powers, black magic and the wealth of primitive superstitions known to virtually every Indian and also accepted very widely:-

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Black Magic was confirmed by Sathya Sai Baba, who is worshipped by the current Prime Minister Modi, and the President of India plus a long series of its former PMs, Presidents, top judicial figures and many more. This shows the degenerate nature of the elite who supported and covered up for him, which the did because they had committed themselves to him – and hence their political and professional prestige – well before his crimes were discovered and testified to on such a wide scale!

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Sathya Sai School, Leicester, fails to open

Posted by robertpriddy on September 20, 2014

MRS.USHA & MR. CHENG HO LIM

MRS.USHA & MR. CHENG HO LIM

The Sathya Sai School, Leicester, which should have opened for the autumn term last month, is closed to date. Reportedly, the remaining pupils have left as the school ran out of funds, which the UK Sathya Sai Trust refused to provide any longer.  The law firm that represents the UK Sathya Sai Trust is Avery Emerson, Ilford Essex.  It seems this is the death knell for the school unless they are successful in court in future. It must surely be best for the community that a school ceases to exist where the head teacher has been condemned widely for bullying of children and unfair practices against certain parents, yet who threatened parents with a lawsuit after they had been reported to the Leicester social services. Moreover, the physical education teacher, Mr. Cheng Hoe Lim, husband of headmistress Mrs. Usha Lim was accused of sexual harassment of another teacher… not the ideal environment for young children! Mr. Cheng Ho Lim also travels around as a charlatan ‘healer’, recently to the Netherlands, claiming the ethereal assistance of deceased Sathya Sai Baba and his ‘vibuthi’ (i.e. the ‘holy’ ashes of cow dung, rice husks and/or sandalwood). Sathya Sai Baba often denied that he had ever delegated any such powers to any individual.

Formerly, a newly appointed head of the Sathya Sai World Fund education committee, Australian Dr Pal Dhall, and other international delegates acted against the Leicester Sai School.  Mr Kalyan Ray (head of the education committee Sri Sathya Sai World Fund) was relieved of his post as was also, Dr Madhavi Majmudar female director on the education committee, the reason being their complicity in sweeping matters under the carpet and ignoring the complaints of the parents.

The activities of the Leicester Sai school caused long-running confrontations within and between various bodies and representatives of the rich and influential Sathya Sai cult in India, the UK, leading to the sacking of the US citizen Dr. Michael Goldstein, International Chairman of the Sathya Sai Organisation and appointed permanently by Sathya Sai Baba himself. Mrs. Usha Lim and her supporters later refused to remove the Sathya Sai name from the school after this was demanded by the central Sai Baba educational body under the official Prashanthi Council in Puttaparthi, India. In addition to this, the Ofsted Commission’s latest report on the school was very negative and can be seen below right (click on image to zoom in).

Sathya Sai School, Leicester,  fights to survive The Sathya Sai Trust owns the school building at Leicester and have warned the school that if they do not pay the previous years rent and if their headteacher Mrs. Lim is not removed then they want the school to vacate the premises. On the contrary the schools states that the trust owns them money.

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Leicester Sathya Sai School vibuthi fraud  April 29, 2014  The Leicester Sathya Sai School lost its accreditation as a Sai Baba institution after a major scandal of child abuse and sexual harassment of a female teacher was investigated, firstly by Leicester social services, subsequently by various ‘officials’ of the Sathya Sai Organisation in Uk and also by the overarching International Sai Baba authorities in India.

Leicester Sathya Sai School sackings April 26, 2013  As of August 18, the Sathya Sai School in Leicester has been disowned by the Sathya Sai Organisation. This was clearly a (very belated) damage-limitation exercise by the Sathya Sai Organisation which – despite great efforts and much international back and forth – did not succeed in getting the main culprits – i.e. the headmistress […]

Leicester Sathya Sai school & Michael Goldstein’s dismissal March 30, 2013  The slogan of this private faith school, where almost only for Indian devotees of Sai Baba send their defenceless children in Leicester is “a centre of human excellence”. According to a series of reports I have received about the situation there, this could hardly be further from the real situation. That the children ARE defenceless […]

Sathya Sai school, Leicester harassment case September 11, 2012  Sathya Sai School Leicester rejected by Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation Report: April 26th, 2013. Leicester Sathya Sai School sackings – click to go to latest news September 11, 2012: I am informed that the parents who could not afford to pay full fees to the Leicester Sathya Sai […] 

Sathya Sai Schools: Leicester, Puttaparthi, Gothenburg etc. up-date 27/11/12 July 20, 2012 Dr. Michael Goldstein, who was trying to cover over the entire matter at Leicester Sathya Sai school has already been replaced as Chairman of the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation by a certain Gary Beltz. In short, the rule of man picked  by the self-proclaimed omnipotent God Incarnate to lead the International Sai Organisation was overruled by […]

Love and Light – Sathya Sai Organization UK & Leicester Sai school July 6, 2009  A comment was made to this blog as follows:- “The headteacher is accused of bullying, emotional abuse, physical punishment of children. Parents complained to the social services who conducted an inquiry which proved true.”  … “The top officials at Puttaparthy etc. are busy protecting their names and the headteacher’s.

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Lookback at some overlooked Sai Baba achievements

Posted by robertpriddy on September 19, 2014

Here are some reminders of the very speckled career of the self-proclaimed Creator of the Universe, take your pick.
(The sexual abuses, murder involvement and bribery are not specified as such in this list)

Death of Sathya Sai Baba April 24th, 2011 Sai Baba stated many times that he would never age or suffer ill-health due to his “purity, patience and perseverance”. But for a decade before his very drawn-out organ failures and death pangs in 2011, he had been a wheel-chair invalid and he showed gradual loss of clear speech, visible signs of ageing, weight loss and other physical degeneration. The true cause of his death was covered up with a legally invalid death certificate stating he died of ‘heart failure’, despite massive weight loss and dysfunction of every major organ, while the stated day of his death was strongly contested (not least due to the ordering of his casket weeks before he was said to be dying).

Sathya Sai Baba made it up as he went along
  The Russian Sathya Sai Forum reported in 2005 on how VIP devotees Rita and Robert Bruce spread an absurd story given them by Sai Baba in interview about major changes immediately after Sai Baba’s 80th birthday, which – of course – never took place. Same old story!

Miracle: Sai Baba spews out 3 tons of gold – he says! In front of th BBC cameras, Sai Baba collapsed after failing to do his lingam-vomiting trick, returning later to tell the crowds that it was because the small golden egg-lingam weighed three tons!

Fake “diamonds” & cheap baubles from Sathya Sai Baba Sathya Sai Baba claims to ‘materialize’ genuine diamonds, which he gives to some (mostly rich) followers. Indian ministers and various VIPs are seen wearing Sai Baba “diamond rings” in public! and important people flaunt these Sai Baba rings in public. But not one such ‘diamond’ has ever been attested to be genuine, but only found to be a cheap synthetic gemstone.

Magnetic farce – Sai Baba stuck to the ground? To cover-up his ill-health and need for hip replacement, Sai Baba claimed the cause of his walking problems was ‘divine magnetism’. Mother Earth was so attracted to him that his feet stuck to the ground. Even his whole body became ‘magnetic’ and everything stuck to it. Hilarious stuff.

Sai Baba caught in cheating about the Christian Bible At Christmas 2002, Sai Baba pretended to materialize a tiny Bible which he claimed to be unique, a text from 1530 AD designed to show the common features of all religions. But this was a Bible printed recently which is on sale on the Internet, and it a standard set of texts taken from the Bible, nothing more.

Sathya Sai Baba and the Turin shroud photos It has been claimed by many Sai followers that he took a black-and-white photo of the Turin shroud image, passed his hand over it and it became a colour image. No independent witnesses to this event or verifiable documentation is found. Belief in it is automatic to Organization members, who must believe that Sai Baba always sticks rigidly to truth and truthfulness!

Sai Baba (Baa-Baa Black Sheep) a misunderstood ‘Second Coming’ Sai Baba declared he is the one Jesus said would ‘come again’- that Jesus actually said ‘Baa-baa’, and that the Lamb of God and suchlike was a misunderstanding! Sai Baba has been widely acclaimed as the Cosmic Christ.

Sathya Sai Baba compared to the historical Jesus Though Sai Baba quotes Jesus and preaches some (but not all) of the same things, the recorded life and acts of Sai Baba bear NO comparison to those reported of Jesus of Nazareth. He needs armed guards, he lives in luxury, he hob-nobs with the rich and famous and mostly avoids the poor, especially the VERY poor. He eats in secret, not in public.

Sathya Sai Baba’s claims about Jesus Christ Sai Baba is held to be Jesus by many followers, and he has told that he is the Cosmic Christ to two UK devotees who published a book on it which he blessed. His claims to Divinity exceed those of any other known person, living or dead, but he has at the same time to plagiarise stating sayings by Gandhi, Vivekananda, Shivananda, Ramana Maharshi, and Ramakrishna as being his own!

Is India a Moral Engine and Social Ideal to Emulate? Sathya Sai Baba traces the problems of India and the world as essentially depending on ‘holy’ sacrificial rituals ['yagnas' and 'yagas'] and holds that his reintroduction and promotion of these sacred acts make India the engine which will pull all the countries of the entire globe into a golden moral age. Seeing India’s problems and general moral condition today, this is unbelievable, nothing less.

The earth’s cool liquid soft-centre – Sai Baba’s “wisdom” At the ‘Deemed’ University – Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning’ oddly categorised as a “Deemed University” (i.re.not a real one?) ridiculous false information by Sai Baba about the earth is taught. He assures that the same [Divine Nonsense] is inculcated in every subject there!

Sai Baba Big Bluff – said that beings live in the sun! Sai Baba proclaimed: “In all the universe there is no other planet that has human life, or a similar life form”. Then proclaimed later “Elsewhere in the Universe, life feels it is Divinity”. Sai Baba often contradicts himself flatly on many major issues – followers choose which version they want to believe!

Global Warming or Global Wobbling  Geophysics will have to go through another paradigm shift, because Sathya Sai Baba, who has come to right the world and save humanity, reveals that piling of material on one side of the earth causes imbalance and hence earthquakes. After all, he is (self-proclaimed) God Incarnate and is omniscient, omnipotent and even more omnipresent than ever was Santa Claus.

The ‘wisdom’ of Sathya Sai Baba He held that students and others who “think too much” end up dying (“ultimately”) of indigestion. This is cutting-edge science from an omniscient being? However, he magnanimously attributes this medical breakthrough to none other than Aristotle, whose death he seems to think proves his point… indigestion. [Aristotle apprently thought too much (about indigestion) and so actually died of thinking.] Admittedly, Aristotle was a great and original thinker… but Sai Baba then?

Sai on World Catastrophe? Sai Baba has been reported numerous times as making predictions of a world catastrophe, especially in the privacy of interviews and the classroom from which he must know it would leak out. A ploy to bind people in fear to Sai Baba and his ashram, which was rumoured would be unaffected. Early on Sai Baba prophesied that he would have to lift a mountain range! He also made predictions of a pole shift and nuclear pollution in New Zealand – neither held water!

Apologist for Sai Baba The only top Sai official who has ever publicly mentioned the many allegations against Sai Baba – and then only after a period of six years had gone by – is Dr. G. Venkataraman. He has written a document full of cover-up and false statements aiming to refute the countless allegations against Sai Baba, which has been refuted in its entirety point by point with full documentation. 

Dr. G. Venkataraman – the most gullible physicist? Claiming the Creator of the Universe “is in human form in Parthi”. Dr. G. Venkataraman breaks the rules of scholarly propriety by not quoting any sources from which he draws and even by plagiarizing text.

Religious Fraud and Whitewash in India 
Taking donations from gullible and innocent people and ‘blood money’ from liquor barons etc., while using some of the funds to do social service was deplored by one of India’s leading website editors, A.R. Kanangi.

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Sex-guru Swami Nityananda claims impotence, but court demands test

Posted by robertpriddy on September 13, 2014

The controversial young guru (with a proven sexual appetite) who has been exposed widely in the Indian media and against whom the slow-grinding Indian legal system has in Bengalaru issued a non-bailable warrant  was issued (for failing to attend court). A sexual abuse complaint had been registered in 2012 by a lady who stated she had been repeatedly raped during a five-year stay at his ashram.  Nityananda, who was also caught on video having sex with a known Indian actress and who reportedly also initiated followers into secret tantric sexual perversions , claimed in the High Court that he was not able to commit the offence of which he was accused. A notice was issued for him to stand a potency test, but he failed to appear for it. Now he is moving his entire ashram from Karnataka to another State (Tamil Nadu), the purpose apparently being connected to his predicament.

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Nityananda already had one potency test in September (see this described in ‘Twist in Nityananda’s potency‘). Further, Nityananda is under diverse legal pressures, including in the U.S.A., as the following report makes crystal clear (Click on thumbnail to read the details)

Meanwhile, a different lady in Tiruvannamalai who has spiritual ambitions and strange beliefs has a blogspot in which received some comments that indicate the attitude of many towards him now:-

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 Swami Nityananda, known sex abuser under more legal scrutiny   July 18, 2014

 Nityananda severely beating, brainwashing children secretly? October 30, 2013

 Swami Nityananda chargesheet: rape and unnatural sex  December 2, 2010

 Nityananda video, lies and ‘sex allegations’  March 10, 2010

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First man-made living organism challenges religious beliefs

Posted by robertpriddy on September 12, 2014

Unprecedented scientific breakthrough that changes life as we know it, for the first time in history!

The sciences are pushing out the boundaries of knowledge in every direction and the implications are profound. For the very first time, biologists have created self-sustaining and reproducing life, in the laboratory. The famous geneticist Dr. Craig Venter, who revolutionised genetics when he led the human genome project, has with his team designed and created a new life form, a unique bacterium. He wrote the DNA code digitally, converted it into chemical DNA and successfully put it into a cell to power it. (exclusive film of Discovery Science ‘Creating Synthetic Life’). Or See this video http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2010/may/20/craig-venter-new-life-form.

This is of huge importance and surely transforms how mankind will think in future. It seriously challenges the entire past traditions of all the religions and philosophies that claim God alone could have created life. Natural processes can themselves be manipulated to an extent that was unimaginable a century ago. This advance once again shows how all the mysteries of a supposed creator are gradually being explained and shown to be reproducible. Though this new life form was created out of an existing cell, which it totally transformed, and the original design of DNA was constructed from elements of other DNA strings, this was creation of a new life form, of a living organism. This does not means that everything required for life was created, but a self-supporting entirely unprecedented bacterium was created.

Religious ‘wisdom’ lacks real knowledge

A large majority of the world’s population still lives within the confines of pre-scientific thought, predominantly religious ideas and their derivatives. Though the flat-earthers have all but disappeared, creationists are evidently still a world majority, living in basic ignorance of fundamental truths. Those countries in which a scientifically informed public dominates public life will continue as world leaders in education, science and all the forms of technological industry. The world is becoming more and more dependent on the fruits of science and technology, and it is already a necessity of life to billions of us.

Societies which remain steeped in the ignorance of traditional beliefs and hinder secularism are at a huge disadvantage today and will be more so in future. Increasingly in future, whether societies sink or swim will largely depend on the real knowledge resources of its population. An illustration of this: though a priest, gurus, sadhus, can use mobile phones, they can no more design and manufacture one than fly. Had there existed great sages like rishis or omniscient spiritual masters of any denominations, they would have been able to predict the findings of science today, but there is not a single example of this. Their domains were the entirely subjective ‘world’ of inner feelings, thoughts, speculations and inherited beliefs about otherworldly entities and spheres that were detached from the world we actually live in. Yet there are still many who believe in their ‘wisdom’, superior powers of healing and miracle-making. Such people do not and will never again have any impact on our great human enterprise.  As far as one can discover, no ancient  religious texts have predicted anything of note that has actually come to pass. No mention of the rise of bacteriological medicine,  the Hubble telescope, the Hadron collider, the discovery of DNA and the creation of living organisms… among countless thousands of other highly significant life-changing events.

Science far outpaces ‘spiritual beliefs’ rendering them redundant

The sciences have begun to take control of the workings of out minds, our memories, metabolisms, personalities and the nature of our offspring. This is achieved though genetics, robotics, information and nano-technology used to control matter, energy, and life itself at the most basic levels. “We’ve never seen anything like this before and this is raising profound questions about what it it means to be human and what our lives and future and children will be like” (Joel Garreau on Discovery World). The scale on which these transformations are developing is already vast and the applications in technology and many kinds of engineering are already well underway throughout the advanced industrial world.

The preserve of religion is supposedly the ‘inner world’, the subjective experiences of individuals and the beliefs and speculations based on ancient handed-down ‘scriptures’. This old world of religious and belief-rooted thought has slowly been giving way to rational, empirical and pragmatic thought – not mere untestable speculation –  in the last century and has energised advanced countries in the West and elsewhere. Religion consists in memes, cyclic patterns, deterministically imposing and perpetuating themselves, whether or not those involved have any understanding of how the self-repeating practice started. Thus, religions have a repetitive life of their own and hundreds or thousands of years of this have built up an inertia which takes a lot to reduce. They are always backward looking (e.g. to early scriptures) and invariably set false limits to thought and life. This kind of propagation of culture, often persisting from the cradle to the grave, is diametrically opposed to progressive education, which has to be investigative, critical of ‘established truth’ and self-critical, creative and open-minded.

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, because it works.” Stephen Hawking

So what becomes of  ‘God the Creator’?

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Film ‘Baba Sathya Sai’ shelved

Posted by robertpriddy on September 8, 2014

Baba-Sathya-Sai-Movie-Launc1The announcement was made by the makers of the film Baba Sathya Sai  (Director: Kodi Ramakrishna Actors: Dileep as Sathya Sai Baba“ is shelved:-

“Our readers are aware that Veteran director Kodi Rama Krishna had started a movie on God man Satya Sai Baba after his demise. During that time, some big names cropped for the roles The movie was thought to be made simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam but looks like the movie is now shelved even before going to sets. Kodi had been resting for the last few months after a bypass surgery.

And now it is told that he is going to begin the shooting of a new project titled ‘Rani Ranamma’ starring Lakshmi Rai and Arjun in the lead roles. The movie will also be a graphical extravaganza like his earlier movies Ammoru and Arundathi. The formal muhurath of the movie will take place on April 15th and will be made in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.”

The other film on Sai Baba that was supposed to have been released on August 15th this year, Sathya Sai Baba with Anup Jalota as Sathya Sai Baba and directed by Vicky Ranawat Sathya Sai Baba, has not surfaced so far. It was being shot in Puttaparthi (see here)

Perhaps the film makers have realised that the most definitive film about Sathya Sai Baba so far is ‘the BBC ‘s ‘The Secret Swami’

Comment:  Srikanthuppuluri said ‘And the actor who was to play the lead role had the gates opened for a divinely ordained divorce!! http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/actors-file-joint-plea-for-divorce/article6248616.ece  Looks like anyone associated with the Avatar or even anything remotely related to him ends up in one or the other major life changing event occurring in his life.

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