Posted by robertpriddy on June 27, 2007
Sai Baba almost certainly practiced a major deceit on many people when he should have told 18 young boy students of a coming world catastrophe where he would rule the world for some while and these students would each rule one of the Indian States. Sathya Sai then frightened them with glaring looks (according to Al Drucker) and as usual told them never to breathe a word about it to anyone. Some of the boys were so disturbed by it that their parents and others had gradually learned the details from one and another. One mother wrote down all she could learn in 29 points, and this account was circulated throughout the small Sai movement in the late 1970s when it emerged. This is one of Sai Baba’s known ways of leaking ‘stories’ and prophesies, a technique repeated by him on numerous occasions later with different prophesies (several times in interviews about a world catastrophe where he produced maps or even globes showing a vastly altered world – one reported by Mrs. Marge Hendel in the 70s, and in the 80s by a Dane and another by a Yugoslavian). Sai Baba would have easily calculated that such terrifying predictions from one claiming to be omniscient would leak out. It was said that the tender and vulnerable young boys were in shock and had to be consoled by their parents.
I heard this account from various people in the ashram at various times, and I was also handed a typed version (full of English errors) of the points as noted originally by the mother. I read half of it and then reacted against it and said it was surely bogus etc., but the Danish lady (called Tove and known to many residents in the 1980s and 90s) who gave it to me was extremely affronted and swore that it was genuine. She told that her friend in the Westerner’s canteen (known as ‘the salad auntie’) was circulating it only to trusted ‘insider’ devotees and that ‘salad auntie’ knew the person whose son had told her and so on. Later, when the frenzy became world-wide about the predictions and the Organisation leaders were under much pressure from worried devotees, Sai Baba eventually spoke out and denied all such stories in the strongest of terms. He also condemned very heavily all those when he said were ‘spreading rumours’ and, in time, the poor misled ‘salad auntie’ was made to suffer complete ostracization in the ashram. In later years she was never seen there again. See a full account and the 27 predictions etc.
In short, this prophesy was a ploy to bind people in fear to Sai Baba and his ashram, which was to be unaffected by the catastrophe, even though Bangalore was to be destroyed. It succeeded in many cases, for US ladies sold up their places and moved permanently to the ashram. Who knows how much of the proceeds of their sales went to Sai Baba, but I have information that several persons from the USA gave away so much that they never recovered financially again.
Early on in his career, Sathya Sai prophesied he would have to act during such an event…
“Let me tell you one more thing: Nothing can impede or halt the work of this Avathaara… Formerly when the Govardhanagiri (mountain) was raised aloft by a little boy, the gopis and gopalas realised that Krishna was the Lord. Now, it is not one Govardhanagiri, a whole range will be lifted, you will see!” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.3 new ed. p. 92)
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Posted by robertpriddy on June 27, 2007
Sathya Sai Baba made his chosen biographer, Prof. N. Kasturi, wait for several years before publishing the first volume of the ‘official biography’ because – according to Kasturi – Sai said people would just think that it was all a story got up by two rogues. In the light of ever-mounting evidence, it now does seems the more likely that this might well have been the case, at least in part. However, the super-eager and grovelling devotee Kasturi was doubtless uncritical and let himself be taken in easily even by the more fantastic stories of ignorant peasants and self-promoting persons about Sathya Sai’s childhood and youth. As far as one can tell now – long after the event and with nothing but clearly devotionally-biased testimony – most of the ‘miracles’ (if not perhaps all?) may well have been bogus or due to powerful suggestion and Tantric tricks.
Sathya Sai Baba definitely knew well how to deceive followers long before he met Kasturi. This and the fact that he often lied outright can be seen from books written by his contemporaries who were with him in early days (like Smt. Vijayamma in her ‘Antyatha Saranam Nasthi – ‘Other than you refuge there is none’. Private publ. 1999: e-mail: email@example.com). Further, his uncle was a Tantric conjurer and the young Sai performed with the family troupe in surrounding villages… and not least did feats of agility (probably much as one can see on the streets of any Indian cities today)
Sai Baba telling Kasturi that they must avoid being seen as rogues, – an Kasturi publishing it – is like a false bottom in a suitcase… the layer of deceit which most people never look. But Indians live in a culture where it has so far been impossible to control long-inherited corruption and deceitfulness in the struggle for existence of most of the populace. To illustrate the extent to which this can go, I came across the incident of a peasant selling milk from his cow door-to-door to a friend of mine. The cowherd drew milk from his cow’s teat before the buyer (a precaution sensible buyers take there) – but had a hidden balloon of water in his armpit with a tube into his hand so as to thin the milk down unseen by the buyer! Many Indians – especially among the poor who are displaced to the slums – grow up learning the ‘tricks of the trade’ – layer upon layer of deception from their fellow men in the dire and often deadly race for survival and goods. As seasoned India travellers can tell you, it is a very observant foreigner who can outsmart the wide range of conmen and swindlers who are never far away. Sai Baba practices fraud himself (eg. see video clips showing his sleight-of-hand) and sets himself up as an ideal and preceptor for the people of India!
On the basis of a lot of accounts from people at interviews who were told catastrophe stories by Sai Baba – or to whom he showed maps or globes of the earth after vast devastations (‘materialised’ of course). It is almost certain that Sai Baba did make major catastrophe predictions to students in Ootacamund (more later on that), having most likely counted on the effect it would have in attracting more people, including such as already believed in such things – and not least indirectly so as to boost his foreign income. Then he could turn around and blame others for spreading false rumours! Well, no one within the movement would dare believe that of him. All very cunning! (However, there are some of us who have – despite what we wished should be true – penetrated the layers of cover-up and deception realised how deep they go).
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