One of the ex-students who writes to me now and whose identity must still remain anonymous due recently sent the following:-
It’s so wonderful to know that the expose wild-fire is spreading wildly through the dry desert like environs of Puttaparthi. So many good people left the ashram earlier keeping silent due to the dangers involved. I remember there was a good person, a certain Dr. Bhagvat of great integrity , who was made the in charge of SSS hospital at Prashanti Nilayam (the general hospital). I would be happy to know why he left. I think many good people did come across the misdeeds of Sai Baba and left the place silently.
I am also happy to be a part of the expose in my own way. I can stay for certain that Sai Baba was a fraudster, trickster who made people shut up through frightening them or pacifying them in the name of Indian Patriotism, Indian religion, hinduism and spirituality.
Though I do remain my theistic outlook, how guilty I feel that I enjoyed my existence there all the while giving a wrong picture of it and misleading people. My belief system was different then. But I had started to enjoy as a kid in eighth standard the dirty sex as my elders at the Sai College did with me and I really feel so terrible about it. I think all the boys knew very well what they needed to do if they wanted to go closer to Sai Baba and many of the boys did make ample use of the opportunities. After my post graduation, when I realised my mistake, I had stopped going to darshans etc and stopped speaking in public all the stupidly laudable things taught to us. I still cannot digest how and why the teachers there did not question the dirty acts. These thoughts and really troublesome to me now. I do hope that Indians learn a lesson from all this slush and mud dirtying the corrupt Indian system and the Indian media learns to behave in a more responsible manner henceforth.
Mr. V. Srinivasan of WS Industries is a dubious, dirty character and I think the much pro Sai Baba govt (DMK) in Tamil Nadu has been rooted out of power. This idiot tried posing himself as another Bhagwan while doing propaganda about SB. I think he would have donned the SB mantle had it not been for the recent reports in the media. He always posed as some sort of superhuman whenever interacting with other devotees.
Meanwhile it is not long before Guru Poornima, the day when Hindus celebrate their spiritual teachers (July 16th) when Isaac Tigrett is expected to tell what he claims Sathya Sai Baba instructed him to make public. If one were to believe Tigrett has promised, it promises to be something like another Sermon from the Mount, or perhaps a final statement to save humanity from disaster and cause Sai Baba’s students to clean up India and the world and bring in a Golden Age when all will live in peace, truth and harmony – all of which Sathya Sai Baba promised would occur (though the dates given have run out long since). No, one can expect another package of disinformation, false promises and prophesies and lunatic instructions through this Hard Rock man who really believed that Sathya Sai Baba was a sexual abuser and who even said that murder – if done by Sai Baba – would not alter his faith in him!
Now one can read the entire text of Tal Brooke’s seminal whistle-blowing tract ‘Avatar of the Night’ here. This book is interesting not least because it recalls the ashrams, the style, the people from a time when Sathya Sai Baba was far more available than in the 1980s and afterwards.