The Times of India put out an example of ‘fringe lunacy’ which now seems to dwell at the core of the belief system of many devotees (in India at least). The entire report was typical speculation presented by some followers as fact … and events have obliterated this fanciful belief along with many others. See the scan of the article below here.
How could a major newspaper consider it worth reporting such preposterous rumours as “Baba said he would return stronger”? It may have pulled in readers among desperately hoping devotees to sell more papers, but it could also be due to the shadow of former High Chief Justice Bhagwati – a corrupt ex-Supreme Court Sai devotee judge who is involved with the Times of India and has for decades been a Sai Baba official too.
Yet another of the endless lunatic fringe ideas that pervade the entire Sathya Sai Baba cult. The credibility of Sathya Sai Baba is now totally damaged in the eyes of the wide world, not only because of the widespread accusations of his sexual abuses – as investigated by UNESCO and the US State Department (having used the CIA & FBI no doubt) and resulting in their warnings and as portrayed by two of his brave, outspoken accusers on the BBC World documentary ‘The Secret Swami‘. The blind belief of his followers is a result of a massive hoodwinking and cover-up exercise stretching over 6 decades.
He is hailed by many as a philanthropist, especially the lunatic element (like Mr. David Wolff) – but he never actually worked or earned a penny of what was expended, it was all given by well-meaning people mostly wanting to improve the lot of the poor, suffering and undereducated. These are the actual philanthopists. (I can even count my wife and I among their number over 16,000 pounds sterling, worth much more back in the 80s and 90s.). Sathya Sai Baba said he had no property, no monies – so how could he really have been a philanthropist? He did accept gifts on a large scale and squirreles them away in his various luxury apartments, as all the world now knows… these goods – like 5,000 watches, huge amounts of dried fruit and biscuits – both long past the sell-by date, was stored up in his 5 by 5 meter bed and were never given to anyone.The amount of money expended and dozens of top doctors from near and far by plane and helicopter – and the massive security employed for weeks – wasted on this controversial and fallacious ‘godman’ was disgusting when one considers how most of the poor have hardly any health care or even the vital necessities of a proper living (other than the beneﬁt of the sun’s warmth). He is hailed by many as a philanthropist – but he never actually worked or earned a penny of what was expended, it was all given by well-meaning people mostly wanting to improve the lot of the poor, suffering and undereducated. These are the actual philanthopists.