Did Sathya Sai Baba read ‘Mein Kampf’?
Posted by robertpriddy on October 26, 2012
Sai Baba was definitely interested in Adolf Hitler, as he spoke of him in an interview once. Presumably he read at least some of his copy of Mein Kampf (maybe in English, which he knew to some extent). That he had a copy was the kind of fact, when met by devotees, is almost automatically discredited and then eradicated from their thoughts. I did just this myself when I was a follower, and not least when first I heard at the ashram that Sai Baba had spoken positively about Adolf Hitler. That was known to a number of US followers, having been in Alvin Drucker’s group when he obtained an interview for Jewish US devotees. I later met Marge Hendel, who was present at that interview and confirmed the main facts to me while she was living here in Oslo. Sai Baba had said – when asked about Adolf Hitler – that he was also a good man who had set going positive changes and, further, that he repented of his sins before his suicide! This preposterous claim of repentance is totally false, being refuted by Hitler’s own final statement just before his suicide, as confirmed fully by his personal secretary who wrote down his dictated lengthy and vituperative declaration against the Jews and the entire German populace.
It is unlikely that Sai Baba recognised his own agenda in the ‘big lie’ theory that Hitler attributed to the Jews, though most ex-devotees can see more and more clearly that Sai Baba was an adherent of the biggest lie possible, that he created the universe! In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote: “All this was inspired by 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. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. (Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X)
The above describes very well the tendency of a large portion of humanity to accept unquestioningly what is accepted widely in their environment, however much it conflicts with what one can observe and whatever independent sources take issue with it. One example alone should serve to prove this; that Hitler succeeded for so long. It could hardly be clearer, in retrospect, in the case of Sathya Sai Baba himself, though the devotees’ deceived and then deeply self-programmed minds and emotions – along with other important attachments – prevent them from taking in anything they do no want to believe. They cannot see that Sai Baba was actually mad – madness being used here in a looser connotation to characterise a man adrift from normal human experience, however many other symptoms of mental derangement he showed, from psychopathic charm-and-rejection, egomaniac claims and intense self-enhancing narcissism (cunningly cloaked as its opposite ‘love all, serve all’).
Please note the comment that came from a Dutch ex-follower “In one of my interviews, Sai Baba was asked about Hitler, since, according to Sai Baba, everything is Gods (i.e. His) will. His answer was ‘Hitler played his role perfectly!’
Further, I received an e.mail from a former student who remains anonymous (for reasons of security) who tells:-