Sathya Sai Baba’s condition sets off crisis
Posted by robertpriddy on April 17, 2011
The minders of Sathya Sai Baba – those in control of him – stand accused of a series of inhumane acts from half-starving him to using drugs to affect him. Their motives are considered to be a dark chapter that devotees and some politicians – such as BJP leaders – want to get cleared up, not least through legal process. The battle over the ravaged body of this largely unconscious ‘Avatar’ (who claims not to be the body in any case, nor to be affected by anything worldly whatever, being omniscient and omnipotent) is an eye-opener as to the Indian religious belief system and its fantastic anomalies and throws more of the same light on the state of civil society and its endemic corruption, double-accounting and acceptance of fraud as a part of the natural order of life as do a long series of massive scams and deceptions that are rocking India’s credibility as a contender to role in civilized world affairs. (i.e the Commonwealth Games massive corruption and fiasco, the Telecom scam… just to mention some of the biggest and latest windows into Indian social culture.