APOLOGIST FOR SATHYA SAI BABA
Posted by robertpriddy on September 1, 2007
The only top Sai official who has ever even mentioned the many allegations against Sai Baba – and then only after a period of six years or more had gone by – is Dr. G. Venkataraman. He has shown his true colours, however, in having 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 (see here).
Here is a man who can’t handle two things at once: scientific reservation of judgement with its proof requirements and total and entirely uncritical belief in his living God-guru… so he chooses the latter.> I met Venkataraman for an hour or so in the presence of V.K. Narasimhan (18-10-1998, in VKN’s apartment at Prashanthi West 5 together with Mr. Anand, then just installed as Editor of Sanathana Sarathi). When he said anything I must say I did not find it other than bland, which is borne out for me by his writings… commonplace and imprecise, lacking the stamp of deeper insight or personal experience. No doubt Dr. Venkataraman was brought to identify himself as Hindu from the cradle, where it is not uncommon that zealous faith – but also superstition and fear – are deeply imbued and which evidently tend to take on extra strength nearer to the funeral pyre. Venkataraman unquestioningly believed in what Sai Baba had told VKN when he said he was worried about the world situation “You fool, you did not create it, so why worry about it – there is someone in charge!” I had already had my doubts as to such vast claims reinforced by VKN for years by then… who wouldn’t? The answer is, all those who have programmed themselves to accept all he says, whatever the evidence. Before the major allegations against Sathya Sai Baba had not been made by the favourite devotee David Bailey, it was still possible – due to the tight secrecy around the matter - to entertain the belief that Sai Baba was pure and in possession of nothing but good powers and designs as he always claimed. No longer, however, for anyone with an open mind, an active conscience and the courage of conviction to investigate!
It is reported by a string of former followers that it is common knowledge among many leading followers (Sai VIPs) that the sexual allegations have substance. Col. Joga Rao – who was Sai’s closest servitor for many a year did not even believe in Sai Baba’s miracles… so Venkataraman, who knew him well, must either live in an isolated make-believe world or be hiding what he really knows.See also:
G. Venkataraman’s out-dated and fallacious ideas – part two Propagating Sai Baba’s anti-scientific views, Dr. G. Venkataraman – former physicist – attacks science and scientists in general for the usual sins that religionists hold them to be committing. These I refute at some length, as called for.
See four-part article ‘The Sathya Sai Organization’s Deception and Propaganda Exposed’ refutation of Dr. G. Venkataraman’s mendacious and confused attack on Sai dissidents
Dictator Idi Amin – Sai Baba’s warm recollections The gullible ex-scientist Dr. G. Venkataraman enthuses over Sai Baba’s relations with most gruesome dictator Idi Amin, with crocodiles and more!