Sai Baba on ‘The Truth’ plus half-truth and untruth
Posted by robertpriddy on August 28, 2012
The inexpressible ‘Truth’ which Sathya Sai Baba ever talked about – which he said is both eternal and not graspable by any human mind (excluding his supposedly Divine mind) is of such a transcendent and metaphysical nature that he admits it cannot be expressed. Such ‘truth’ which cannot be expressed should be consigned to silence (as Wittgenstein put it)! Because the word truth is a noun, it is taken to exist substantively, when actually it can only really refer to the criteria by which we judge beliefs, claims, ideas, theories etc. Besides, any ‘Indivisible Eternal Truth’ really serves to hide the whole of the truth about anything in its vague emptiness. It constantly flies in the face of facts, all of which Sai Baba conveniently abolished when it suited him as being ‘mere worldly illusion’. The supposed ‘truth’ Sai Baba preached was not of this world, he insisted, which is merely a fleeting phenomenon, a passing cloud! We can certainly say it is of no value or any help at all to any genuine seeker, for has the nature of a mirage which draws the thirst spiritual seeker on into a more and more barren desert. Many end up longing for ‘release’ from the consequent narrowing emptiness of their ‘spiritual’ lives (i.e. even death or rebirth).
Sathya Sai Baba was a clever manipulator of the half-truth, saying something partly true yet partly false… followers latched onto the true part and – if they noticed the false at all – they would regard it as an inscrutable divine enigma or a ‘test set by Swami to see if we have iron faith in Him’. Sathya Sai Baba once said, when inaugurating the Venkatagiri Girls’ High School many years ago, “Speak the truth always, for falsehood is the result of cowardice” (Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram Vol. I. p.79). His own mendacity and despicable hypocrisy in covering up his misdeeds belies his words as mere lip service. In his denial of the many crimes of which he is accused - serial sexual abuse and murder complicity not least – and the lies he propagated about them, one inadvertently thinks of the following famous statement:-
“the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lie)
The fuller truth about Sathya Sai Baba – the Big Lie – has been widely testified and documented and our real information is now spreading. Upstanding persons have contributed to this exposé before all could be swept firmly under the carpet of time. Former devotees who gave many years of their lives and fortunes in selfless service – who were accepted as leaders, teachers and authors in Sai Baba’s institutions, took on this task as a bounden public duty of conscience. We have come to know what we once never believed could be possible, and we therefore investigated most thoroughly before realising the truth of many allegations and concealed facts about Sathya Sai Baba.
Constant efforts are still being made by remaining officials and Trust members to cover up significant facts, but this is no longer playing out well in the Indian media. See