On the Sai Baba gravy train
Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘mini-empire’ in South India has an overall value anywhere above several billions US dollars… but due to the great secrecy and occasionally proven corruption which exists in this outfit, very little is revealed. That foreign devotees have financed water projects and hospitals makes Sai Baba a honey pot for all vote-seeking politicians. A succession of Indian governments have long extended huge tax and import privileges to these vast currency-earning activities. VIP visitors – inside and outside the Sathya Sai Organization – are known to have benefited from the so-called ‘super-speciality hospitals’, though they would be well-advised to avoid such unhygienic conditions as are known to exist there (reported to several people privately by Dr. Sara Pavan, the Australian doctor who moved to India to work there, but who was dismissed from his post because he was too critical of practices there etc.!).
“Brother, can you lend me a dime?”
Sathya Sai Baba always pleads poverty… “I own nothing.” Feigning to be a spiritual renunciant who wants nothing for himself and cares not for name or fame. He nevertheless stretches out both hands for any donations he can obtain (he did towards me and I was fool enough to give a lot!). This is supposed to be to help the poor and uneducated, but far too much goes on his many all too self-glorifying projects – museums about himself and massive promotional sports and showpiece events, with his self-publicity projected throughout the world, by radio, film, book, discourses. Not exactly an example to set for humanity (even the Pope is not that liberal towards himself).
Sathya Sai Baba would have the world believe that he is a financial pauper. He is ever repeating stories about his childhood when he had no buttons for his shirt. But his teens he was very well provided for, and has not had to lift a finger for himself since. He is everywhere – also in countless photos and films – seen to live the life of Riley, strolling about to be admired, wallowing in opulent luxury and eternal room service that provides everything. This includes his private luxury apartments in a dozen places he visits, sometimes only fleetingly, (the insides of these are seen by few for obvious reasons, but they lack nothing in expensive architecture, furnishing and requisite equipment. I have been shown through one of them – a luxury private suite in the Muddenahalli Sai temple). He has had any number of the most expensive cars, uses privately-hired jet planes to carry him wherever he will, and all manner of service from and anything whatever he may require. He is unable to walk more than a few staggering steps, so has specially designed Mercedes wagon – a (gold-plated?) buggy – and the plushest of hi-tech wheelchairs, of course. Not for himself, you understand, but for the ‘joy of his devotees’ don’t you know?
Similarly, the golden handrails for him to hang on to – installed at who knows what expense – around the veranda area at Prashanthi Nilayam. Top foreign devotees who smell a rat day after day either like to keep their heads in the sand and their consciences numb so they can preserve the faith which keeps them going and their considerable privileges and rank within the movement… fearing what would become of them otherwise.
Sai Baba has stooped to the basest of lies!
On top of this Sai Baba has the utter cheek to lie himself blue-faced in a public discourse recently that his critics are writing against him “for money”. Far from it! All those many I know do this to warn the public and counteract with serious documented information the gigantic flood of disinformation and propaganda publicity. No, no! It is Sathya Sai Baba who tells lies, NOT us – AND he does it for money, without a shred of evidence, for there simply IS none! He tries to keep his payments from devotees flowing and growing. He claims “Swami is pure”, I ask you! However, not one assertion I have made has been proven false, and I would change any that were shown to be so… and I challenge any Sai defender to present genuine evidence to show this.