Sathya Sai Organization & the SWARA project
Posted by robertpriddy on February 3, 2009
Sathya Sai Baba insists that his followers should never criticize anyone, only themselves. However, the Sai movement distinguishes itself by the total absence of self-criticism in public, or even in its meetings and conferences. Strict internal censorship is the reason why Sai officials and many followers do not respond at all to any challenging criticism. They never admit of any fault whatever in Sathya Sai Baba, nor in anyone or anything to do with him, for their attitudes are tribal and peevish towards outsiders’ differing opinions.
Now, however, the Australian devotee, the surviving ‘Pink Twin’ Moyia O’Brien is much more than peevish… has used heavyweight security people against protesters. This reflects her own mismanagement of the publicly-funded SWARA (Sunshine Welfare and Remedial Association) service project and deceiving clients including (something she denies, despite the testimony of staff and clients, in the Australian Current Affairs segment) expecting some of the clients to join in with the religious worship activities. During the protest, hired guards included a heavy guard woman with a crew cut who took a semi-running lunge at the group including disabled persons. One of the disabled clients had to be treated, and the police are investigating the incident.
Moyia O’Brien more or less “denied” God when questioned by the reporter on the Australia Current Affair TV presentation. She followed the well-known internal policy of the Sathya Sai organization, to suppress the guru’s claims (which they must, as members, believe nonetheless see here) that Sathya Sai Baba is God Incarnate, the Father Who Sent Jesus, the one who sent the Prophet of Allah, and the Supreme Deity of all Deities at whose feet every prayer to any form of God eventually ends up! I have witnessed the considerable efforts of leaders in the Sathya Sai organization to stop zealous devotees from speaking about this in any organized connection, as part of the strict censorship exercised throughout the organization and at the ashrams. That this form of secrecy and denial is so rife among this cult’s leadership is one of many serious anomalies, and hardly makes sense of their and their ‘Lord’s’ constant harping on Truth.
Moyia O’Brien’s deceptions amount to outright lying. This is easily seen from just the introduction to the book she wrote with her sister called ‘The Touch of the Lord’- written by Howard Murphet, another deluded Australian Sai devotee:-
“The main theme of the third part deals with how their lives have been changed by their meeting on Earth in human form the loving God they had always worshipped – Avatar Sathya Sai Baba. But what about Jesus the Christ who had guided their lives for over half-a-century? No doubt they feel as do thousands of others including myself that they have not abandoned Jesus but simply met Him in another form; as there is only one God of the universe His appearance as a God-man on Earth twice or more times can only be one God in varying physical forms teaching the same great spiritual truths in varying words and styles to suit the expanding consciousness of mankind.
He always finds the time to talk personally to His ‘Pink Twins’. Thus is strengthened and renewed the inner communion which they have with Him during their daily lives; this must indeed be a great help to them in their busy lives of service.”
Read news and background information: Australian Current Affair: ‘Infiltrating A Cult’ (Sathya Sai Baba)