On of his most despicable lies was in the ‘unforgiving Christmas discourse’ in 2000 (a time to celebrate the greatest teacher of forgiveness in history!!) where he accused many identifiable persons saying,
“Why are they doing this propaganda? Even this bad propaganda is for money. All these bad thoughts are for money only. Even these bad thoughts are for money only… Switzerland, America, Japan, Germany, China, Russia – our children have entered in all directions. Some foreigners are trying to bribe them. They are saying, “See, foolish ones! I will give this much money. I will give so many dollars. I will give this many pounds. You write and give some stories against Sathya Sai Baba.”
Of course, neither Sai Baba nor anyone else has been able to present a single shred of evidence to support this cheap and transparent lie. In lying thus, why did Sai Baba not follow his own advice to speak pleasantly and not unpalatably? The answer is evident, the allegations reached such proportions that they were causing many members of his organization to leave. He was under great pressure and therefore tried to hit back, knowing that those faithful to him would believe his every word. This was damage limitation at all costs. The truth is always the first casualty where Sai Baba and his people are concerned.
Sai Baba is himself taking money under false pretenses: will presumably continue to lie ‘until blue in the face’, and still claim that he is giving away ‘diamonds’ when they are not. He will never admit the truth about them, which I know with 100% certainty in the case of an alleged large ‘green diamond’ he gave me (expecting a fat donation I had already mentioned). He knows that giving these trinkets or other apparent divine favours will cause most of the rich recipients to donate large sums of money, devote much work and time to his advancement. This is a very advanced form of scam.
It is interesting to observe how so many credulous persons try to sustain their complete faith in him now that so many indubitable facts have come to light. Lack of self-confidence and fear of consequences are major factors, as well as loss of status, friends and realisation of having been thoroughly duped and having wasted major efforts and money on this deceiver. But much in which they had faith is most likely as crippled in their minds as Sai Baba is himself, and many are wracked within by private sufferings that have to be denied on his ‘divinely instructive example’. But Sai Baba has said that the truth protects those who face it!