Sai Baba’s life is not his message, he now suggests
Posted by robertpriddy on February 4, 2009
A statue of the proclaimed Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, stands before the entrance to the main hall of the Gandhi Museum in Old Delhi. The inscription at its foot is “My Life is My Message”.
Sathya Sai Baba has usurped this statement as his own and has blazoned it all over his ashrams… one of his many other arrogant plagiarisms. Now though, the life of Sai Baba is increasingly coming under proper scrutiny and it is not always a pretty sight! The above quotation indicates how badly Sathya Sai baba wants wants to distance himself from his ‘outward manifestations’ in the ‘outside world’ and raise himself to some eternal realm where he can be worshipped as a pure Divinity far above all other human beings. As if ‘worldly’ facts are not true. But how far is his self-proclaimed unending Love – which he says is infinite within him - manifested in the “outer world”? He is virtually claiming that his ‘outward manifestations’ are not to be trusted, that is – his life as expressed in the world! In this duplicity, he affronts the intelligence of the entire world, but he cannot escape the troubles that come of this duplicity and denial even now, let alone in future.
Despite veiled threats, Sathya Sai Baba can’t punish his critics, even if he wanted to – no more than he can stop the world from judging him on his words and actions… both those which are acceptable and good and those which are objectionable and bad. That he is a trickster he may deny, or a homosexual, but the evidence is tangible and massive.
Of course different people have different opinions. Those who have passed the test of believing any denial or fantastic untruth Sai Baba tells them have deluded opinions, those who have investigated his teachings and his claims very thoroughly and found them wanting have different opinions…. and so on. The excellent comments made by Richard de Mille about the trickster ‘mystic’ Carlos Castaneda exemplify the way in which different people can be taken in by appearances, as people are by all personality cult figures:-