“The teachers gift to mankind will be revealed on the world-wide web” - “from its home high in the rainforests of India). This, says Tigrett, is what ”the teacher calls the mystic inn of the Seventh Ray”. It is worth nothing that in his video talk he mostly refers to “the teacher” (not using the name Sathya Sai Baba). This looks remarkably like another attempt to usurp the Sai Baba heritage because Tigrett is the promoter of the Seventh Ray at his ashram in Coorg (a rainforest in or near the Western ghats). His offers to the Sai Central Trust and Organization having got the cold shoulder and more, he looks as if he is getting back at them all for saying it is all a private matter between him and Sai Baba not worth considering. There are lots of disoriented lost souls out there looking for a replacement and palliative to be saved now that Sai Baba has departed… We wonder if they may be allowed – and will – donate to realise Tigrett’s dreams – a Mystic Inn (whatever that means)?
Sai Baba, Tigrett tells us, planned for four years – with his students - “a sacred city” to be “a living laboratory and library of tools” – in “blessed detail” for “mankind on his future journey” Tigrett’s grammar is as shaky as his irrelevant adjectives, like “living laboratory” (i.e. not a dead one?). Tigrett also calls it “a vault of knowledge for the teaching and study of ancient and contemporary sacred healing sciences, both physical and metaphysical to aid in the holistic path to peace of mind”. Tigrett famously donated $39,million for a modern hospital on Western lines which, even though it is private and unaccountable to anyone, has reputedly carried out many cost-free operations for poor Indians (but also for rich devotees from around the world). Well, this “sacred city” apparently can’t involve another hospital, surely? More likely it will be a centre for every kind of moralising lectures on correct (spiritual) lifestyle, because prayer, doing selfless service and worshipping the guru etc. was Sai Baba’s primary suggested therapy for all ills! For example, eye problems were the result of “not seeing the good everywhere”, and many more such absurdities. He derided technology as mere ‘tricknology’ and this included science and its new inventions. (But he had to rely on a dialysis machine and other life-support technology for a long period before he was disconnected to coincide with Easter Sunday!) So we can guess what’s coming; yet more of the Sai Baba delusion about the Vedic knowledge (which did not stop India becoming the most disease and poverty-ridden example of superstitious ignorance for a millennia.
In his ashram he allowed and many kinds of “alternative” medicine, from homeopathy to traditional Indian and other bogus cures like ingesting gold, urine and some of the most bitter and sickening ‘Good for You’ concoctions). Such Veda-based “medicines” also include 108-oil massages – (possibly including genital massage for which he was famed).
The “sacred city” does not look as though it will be ground-breaking, since water turbines, solar panels and the like (i.e. “tricknology” again) – drawn as if by a 7 year-old (but not the omnipotent draughtsman who allegedly designed and created the universe). The “blessed detail” is wholly absent from what are shown so far. A long chalk so far from the “amazing metaphysical machines” Tigrett has promised Sai Baba was donating to the future of mankind. The use of the word “metaphysical” indicates a bogus project, something “out of this world” or “incorporeal” and hence not realizable in human life and reality. Metaphysics (in philosophy) have long been regarded as nothing more than speculative reason based on untested assumptions, invariably also usually false hypotheses and a heavy dose of religious concepts, and this characterises Sathya Sai Baba’s supposed wisdom (from the scriptures and ancient Indian sciences) which hoodwinked so many (as did Plato, Descartes, Hegel and countless others in their day).