Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

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Sathya Sai Baba lack of awards

Posted by robertpriddy on June 3, 2008

Having seen in my last two blogs how international awards – the Nobel Peace Prize and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards – have evaded Sathya Sai Baba, despite the talk, misinformation and eagerness of his devotees (and himself too!) that he should in a way be recognised a bit and given praise (not least for the works they do on his behalf), one many now consider why this is so.

Sathya Sai ‘service’ work and organizations have received no international awards

One must ask why, when Sai Baba boasts that he does 1000 times more than anyone else in the world – and that his followers have saved the world from catastrophe by their works. Presumably all the fanfare is not judged as credible by independent bodies that would otherwise consider it. Instead, no awards involving service to mankind were given by the Spanish Noble Prize equivalent body Sathya Sai Baba or his works… which he claims to be incomparable in the whole world! Instead awards were made to major benefactors and organizations, top world benefactors in science, engineering and healthcare.

Has Sathya Sai Baba any chance of an Asturias Award?

Last year (2007) the prominent journals ‘Science’ and ‘Nature’ both received prestigious Spanish Asturias Foundation awards, as did UNICEF and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  This year five scientists, 2 Japanese and 3 American worldwide leaders in the creation of new nano technology for the benefit of mankind received awards, as did numerous health organizations involved in fighting malaria in Africa. Still nothing for

Conferred annually since 1981 the Prince of Asturias awards are intended to acknowledge scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out internationally by individuals, groups or organisations in the following eight categories: communication and humanities, social sciences, arts, letters, scientific and technical research, international cooperation, concord and sports. (see list of winners at bottom of page). Just compare the quality, outreach and depth of research and understanding in these serious and brilliant journals – and in the work of all other such recipients – with that supposed ‘eternal knowledge’ expounded by Sathya Sai Baba in his monthly journal ‘Sanathana Sarathi’, which is packed full of his endlessly repetitive religious mythology and handed-down superstitions packaged as self-promotion as having been the actual hero of those myths – Vishnu, Rama, Krishna! The strongly moralising rants he calls ‘discourses’ are a cast-iron guarantee that he cannot and will never enter the running for any respected award in any humanistic, scientific forum.

What an enormous difference in lucidity, factuality, usefulness, openness, intelligence, testability and critical thinking between these works and anything produced or done by Sathya Sai Baba. While I was a follower and before I eventually and with great reluctance became aware of the huge deceits being practised by him and his inner circle. The former famous journalist and later in house editor of Sai Baba’s journal Sanathana Sarathi – V.K. Narasimhan – were aware of the low quality of much of the discourses. The numerous problems posed by Sai Baba’s teachings, his self-contradictory words, factual inaccuracy and major blunders, caused V.K. Narasimhan much worry (he had to cover these up by editorial changes and deletions).

Altogether, the Asturias awards promote a very different standard of achievement to that of anything connected with the self-promoted Saviour of Humanity as the following indicates well enough:-

Winners of Asturias Awards include Al Gore, Mary Robinson, Ralf Darendorf, Peter Lawrence, UNICEF, The National Geographic Society, Álvaro Mutis, Francisco Umbral, Mario Vargas Llosa, Camilo José Cela, Günter Grass, Doris Lessing, Arthur Miller or Claudio Magris; politicians such as Václav Havel, Jacques Delors, Adolfo Suárez, Mijail Gorbachov, Nelson Mandela, Isaac Rabin, H.M. King Hussein of Jordan or Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; institutions such as the United Nation´s High Commission for Refugees, Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Movement), Médicos Sin Fronteras (Doctors with no Borders) and Medicus Mundi, the Sephardic Community, the American Foundation for Aids Research (founded and led by Elizabeth Taylor) and CNN; scientists such as Stephen Hawking, the Atapuerca Research Team, Santiago Grisolía, Guido Münch, Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier, the human world´s leading research teams in the field of the human genome, the fathers of Internet or Jane Goodall; historians such as John Elliott or Julio Caro Baroja, intellectuals such as Julián Marías, Indro Montanelli, George Steiner, Umberto Eco, Hans M. Enzensberger or Jürgen Habermas; artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Óscar Niemeyer, Joaquín Rodrigo, Vittorio Gassmann, Barbara Hendricks, Woody Allen and Miquel Barceló.

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Sathya Sai Baba as Nobel Peace Prize Candidate

Posted by robertpriddy on June 3, 2008

Hunger for top international recognition of Sathya Sai Baba thwarted

Sathya Sai Baba ill-concealed hope of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was backed by Prime Minister Vajpayee’s Indian Government! The chance of this was strongly hinted at by the Sai Baba himself, saying: in his Discourse
“They are giving the Nobel Prize to many people. The man who gives the Nobel Prize is coming here on the 22nd November. The ones who will show this to the whole world, TV people, are all coming here on the 22nd.” The Times of India reported further (24-11-2001) – making massive factual errors: “Dr Michael Nobel, Head of the Nobel Institution and Director, Worldspace, told the Times of India, the things that Baba has done is simply amazing and this channel will spread his message to the world. He said there would be an explosion of his teachings. I am confident it will have a lasting impact. Dr Nobel said the channel now offers the reach to take his message to billions in the world.”

Michael Nobel is neither the son nor the grandson of Alfred Nobel but is his great grandnephew. He is not the Head of the Nobel Institution – was actually an executive of a foreign company contracted by the Sathya Sai Organization to set up the ‘Sai Global Harmony’ satellite radio station! In short – he was a paid contractor for the promotion of Sathya Sai Baba. But despite this billions of the world population remain in blissful ignorance of Sathya Sai Baba and his message today, as can be seen by the virtual total lack of coverage in current serious – or evenDr. Michael Nobel - black sheep of Nobel Prize popular – media [outside India]. Dr. Michael Nobel is involved with the administration of an appeal body supported by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to collect funds for peace purposes. This is in no way connected to any Nobel Prize-giving Committee. Dr. Michael Nobel and the organization he promotes received a hard rap over the knuckles as follows:

“…the organizers received a disturbing fax from The Nobel Foundation in Sweden. It advised them that Mr. Nobel had been voted out as head of the Nobel Family Society at a meeting in August of 2006 “mainly because of his unauthorized activities and involvements in the name of the Nobel Family Society.” And it threatened legal action against those involved in creating “The Dr. Michael Nobel Award”, as Mr. Nobel had indicated it was to be named.”

See (The Nobel Prize that Wasn’t – New York Times )

The Nobel Peace Prize award is the sole preserve of the Norwegian Government. Famously, the cosmopolitan Alfred Nobel would not trust his countrymen (the Swedish authorities) with such a task and ensured that a Peace Prize Committee was to be elected by the Norwegian Government, their decision being final. Norwegian professors of philosophy are the only persons allowed to forward a candidate (apart from Nation States). The Norwegian Committee have been informed privately about the dark sides of Sathya Sai Baba and his shady involvements, and the 1 hour Danish documentary ‘Seduced’ about Sathya Sai Baba’s fraudulence and the sex abuse allegations was shown three times on prime time on Norwegian National Television (NRK). There was also his warm appreciation of Dictator Idi Ami who Sai devotees falsely claimed agreed with Sai Baba to delay the expulsion of the Indian population from Uganda. Nor did visits to Sai Baba by the convicted Italian prime minister Bettino Craxi or the mafia backer Italian PM Andreotti help much. This sort of reputation is surely just the ticket to sink a Nobel Peace Prize candidate without trace?

Sathya Sai Baba was inextricably involved in a gruesome murder incident in his bedroom apartment in June 1993, which was never cleared up because his followers, Narasimhan Rao and S.B. Chavan quashed the CBI investigation when it began to near a result and stopped a Supreme Court petition. Neither this – nor many other substantial sex allegations against Sai Baba stopped the Indian Government under A.B. Vajpayee – a long-term devotee himself – from proposing him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Such isolation from international opinion and values is an indictment of ex-Prime Minister Atal Vihari Vajpayee and his cronies who defended Sai Baba from all allegations without have made the slightest investigation of the mass evidence (as shown beyond any doubt by Basava Premanand’s correspondence with the authorities (see here: Premanand challenges Vajpayee to come clean)

Sai Baba with A. Kalam

The moral standing of anyone who may receive the Peace Prize must be beyond suspicion and crispy clean. How could the Norwegian Nobel Committee award it to anyone who supports the vastly increasing militarism and nuclear arsenal of the Indian Government? No way! Sathya Sai Baba does so through his patronage during 20 years in his ashram of the ‘father’ of India’s atomic bomb (Dr. Bhagavantam, deceased) and his warm personal and public support with the designer of the latest nuclear delivery missiles – ex-President Abdul Kalam

See also Nobel Prize for Sathya Sai Baba

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Sathya Sai Baba official website deceit exposed

Posted by robertpriddy on June 3, 2008

Faked information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Guardian newspaper exposed the fraudulent claimsof the official Sathya Sai Baba site that the Duke of Edinburgh had made an award to Sathya Sai Baba, showing that it was simply a standard award to a boy who wrote the name Sathya Sai Baba on his application. Thousands of youth have received this award. Mr. Westgarth, representing the Duke [see http://home.chello.no/~reirob/guard.htm ] said that ‘the event had been misrepresented’ and Palace authorities informed our representative in London that the official Sai website had been forced to take down their promotion of this, which they also did. Later however, in the evident desperation to continue to deceive followers about the already over-publicised award to Sai Baba, they sneaked the false information back onto their website under cover of an unobtrusive archive of former postings! So Sathya Sai Baba cannot even claim indirect recognition of any sort by the Duke of Edinburgh, and our contact to the Palace have assured us that this will never occur in any way in future either. [Note (Further details of such contact are available to media reputed for responsible journalism. Contact me by posting a comment with your full details – it will NOT be displayed but treated as confidential).

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