Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Asaram Bapu sex – very compromising photo

Posted by robertpriddy on June 16, 2014

Asaram Bapu compromised!

Asaram Bapu compromised!

That this sex-mad abusive guru is far, far from having been celibate – and hence not having any remote connection with holiness – is surely indisputable now, not only after all the testimony and police evidence against him, but because of the photo below and the reported testimony, as translated from Telugu:-

“Ram’s sex games with girls aged 16-25
Though Asaram Bapu is an old man aged 72 with a white beard, after 8pm he wants to play with girls. He can’t sleep if he doesn’t have that fun. He has used so many women in his bedroom, so says his disciple Siva who spoke those truths to police.

In the middle of the night the doctors got a phone call that Asaram wasn’t well and when the doctors came there, they got a shock. The doctors said that when they came at that time, there was a 25 year old woman in an indecent state. However, the doctors didn’t say what treatment they gave Asaram at that time.Disciples say that whenever Asaram saw a 16 year old girl, he could not control his desires. Disciples are saying that he has fulfilled his desires on numerous 16-year old girls. Not only that, but disciples also state horrifying things such as the mother coming with her girls and participating in the night’s sex games.”

Meanwhile, attacks and murder by Asaram goondas continue – complicated by threats, bribery, and every kind of trickery and shenanigans – making the legal process tortuous- This specimen of inhumanity, Asaram Bapu, should have been locked up and the keys thrown away long since.











This visit to Sathya Sai Baba by Asaram Bapu underlined their mutual endorsement

This visit to Sathya Sai Baba by Asaram Bapu underlined their mutual endorsement


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Waris Faridi of San Antonio Sai Center on the attack

Posted by robertpriddy on June 14, 2014

Among the many deluded persons who believe that Sathya Sai Baba will resurrect himself is one Waris Faridi. One would expect that a self-proclaimed Sai devotee would show at least a minimum of civility towards those who do not accept his delusions. Not so, for he sent the following comment to me on my wordpress blog site as follows:-

Waris J

Sai baba already has emerged and made his 1st public appearence in Kadaikanal for several days with 150 people present .

You all fallen devotees are about to fall flat on your face so bad that you will knock all your teeth out.

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Since I do not adhere to Sai Baba’s many pronouncements on how one should also “speak softly and sweetly”, or that criticism of other is a great sin, or that one should respect all faiths, it was no problem for me to reply to him as follows:-

As is the general rule with such rancourous devotees of SB, Mr. Waris did not reply, for what could he say that would not show him up yet further?  He is presented as ‘a scholar’ but has no Ph.D., has not published any articles or books one can discover, and he misspells two words within one sentence and writes another ungrammatical one. We may well assume that his scholarship was not at university level and his studies were limited to religious reading and suchlike because he gives talks on a wide variety of spiritual subjects including Meditation, Advaita, Esoteric Buddhism, Vedic philosophies, Theosophy and Sufism.  He is listed as ‘Vice President of Sathya Sai Baba Center in San Antonio, Texas’. He not yet 60 – much is younger than I, but – with his Sai Baba ‘spiritual’ pretentions, he is old enough to know better than to blot his own escutcheon by his ill-founded and shameful taunt towards me and Sai Baba dissidents. Nor is it ex-devotees who have fallen, but the self-proclaimed Deity of Deities, Sai Baba whose ‘divine downfall’ disillusioned them and which is now known to the world at large.
Waris J. Faridi has been religiously indoctrinated and a strict Muslim from birth, but also got involved with other religious movements including theosophy (another deeply flawed and failed ‘spiritual’ fantasy teaching which their proclaimed ‘Maitreya’, Jiddu Krishnamurthi, had already exposed for  what it was, based on Madame Blavatsky’s sick imaginings and fictions ). It is clear he had never had the benefit of a scientific or humanistic background. Further, like so many others, his knowledge of Sai Baba was evidently absorbed mainly from others than the man himself as he states on-line:- “I never got an interview, but I did have some very strong and powerful dreams. Especially there was a period of time between ’88 and ’90 that I had the most dreams of Him and they were all very powerful dreams.”

Had he been at a few interviews, he may have had a better idea of the man and his many failings… but the fascinated and already convinced devotee has low chances of seeing the light and realising the depth of deception and crime. He had many powerful dreams, he says, but so did I (over 300, all recorded immediately – some key dreams reported in my book ‘Source of the Dream’). These dreams, however, are self-generated through concentration on the guru and all involvements with his sphere, the details of which eventually become apparent when one has had sufficient insight into and involvement with a wide rang of psychological disciplines and has begun to take a critical standpoint. The human brain has the most phenomenal capacity to create entire mental wonders subconsciously… as even a too large dose of morphine medicine can demonstrate. Unfortunate people come to confuse mental imaginings with reality.

I actually got bored with the interviews and many personal contacts I had with SB through 18 years, and my perceptions of Sai Baba suffered greatly when I afterwards understood his techniques and saw though his many subtle deceptions, having been jolted out of my faith and trust by the deep confidences of one of his very closest servitors, his troubled journal editor, V.K. Narasimhan. Alas for all believers in Sai Baba, there is no one among their number who can deal with the facts about Sai Baba, not a single person who demonstrates evenness of mind, ability to think critically (about anything religious or practically any figure claiming sainthood, holiness, divinity) and the capacity to discuss with opponents in any reasonable manner whatsoever. This has not happened ONCE since the exposé began its work in 1999 in response to many calls on the Internet by sexually abused Sai Baba followers to publish their testimonies of his venal sins. Their minds, having once formed a belief in Sai Baba or his miracles or clever but wily and easily spoken words about love and brotherhood, their minds adopted the tenets of self-indoctrination and blind faith (relying entirely faith, wishful thinking, hopes and fantasies by using the so-called ‘heart’ – or playground of the desires, including enmity, violent desires, hate etc. – while denying the rational intelligence of the ‘head’). The continuous reinforcement of the thought-dulling rituals of prayers, bhajan singing, writing countless ‘hold names’, meditation, gossiping about God with other equally or yet more gullible ‘brothers and sisters’ (while banning all who demur from their circles) causes a brain gridlock… the belief-laden cognitive circuits get so reinforced that no new insights of a reasonable nature can interrupt them. Sai Baba’s teaching about how to live and behave – though often in severe conflict with itself and also with many of his actions – is impossible to live up to. It demands 24-hour worship of God, total self-sacrifice in doing work for him or his organisation, and subsisting on an utter minimum oneself (which he most demonstrably did not adhere to himself!). One should not have other friends but God (i.e. for his followers that meant Sai Baba), one should be entirely chaste (unless married and even them most abstemious), while his serial homosexual abuses of young men and minors are impossible to deny seriously as they have been attested by many dozens of his former devotees. The result for those entrapped in that cultist sphere is that they live in a continual haze of uncertainty and confusion about their chosen Godhead and their own status as good or bad devotees, unless they are sheer dilettantes and just do as they like regardless (which I can attest for 18 years as a leader in the Organisation that many are!).

Waris Faridi is a supporter of the deluded Shreejith Narayan who predicts the return of Sathya Sai Baba in human form in his fanciful and fact-denying book “Sai, Thy Kingdom Come” As well as the even more fanciful and way-out Isaac Tigrett who has unwittingly played the fool as a self-appointed right-hand executive of Sathya Sai Baba’s ghost.


Submitted on 2014/06/14 at 2:33 pm

Any one of us who have had interviews or other extended contact with sb, can attest to the fact (as you did) that he can get repetitive and boring, is out of touch, a narcissist, and completely incorrect with facts (as I realized during my years of translating his discourses direct from Telugu to English). It is the blind faith of the devotees, filled to the brim with projection, that gave sb fame (and more victims of sexual abuse).

Months ago, we heard from frenzied devotees that the ‘return’ would likely be June 28, 2014. We can all agree to join in anticipation of the ‘event’ (though for different reasons). Yes, let us wait & watch eagerly! Watch this blog for the updates, whatever they may be!

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Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’

Posted by robertpriddy on June 11, 2014

Isaac Tigrett's preposterous claims in an e-mail Isaac Tigrett: a self-important self-appointed Sai Baba spokesman and right hand executive who has lost all credibility with sane citizens (including many badly deceived but otherwise harmless devotees) has retreated more and more from reality into a land of subjective dreams and imaginings.

He now tells that  ‘Swami’s subtle body’ was in Kodaikanal. That’s peculiar for a start. But the subtle body gave two discourses! So who on earth heard them? Tigrett fudges his statement to make it appear to gullible people in denial about Sai Baba’s demise that 150 people witnessed this. But guess what, since no one other has reported this, we much conclude it was to none other than Mr. Isaac WOW Tigrett alone! However, films (of the subtle body??) and “many” discourses will be released soon! Most likely, these ‘discourses’ will be authored by Tigrett himself while believing that he is in touch with the mind of the self-proclaimed Creator of the Universe! If the films genuinely show any remnant of Sai Baba whatever, it should be a world sensation.
(I don’t think this is remotely possible without faking).

Tigrett’s much-touted major ashram and world-healing project – the Mystic Inn of the Seventh Ray, which was to be built in Coorg – has failed to materialise (though initiated and guaranteed by Sai Baba, according to Tigrett). To keep up the pretense of his key role as the avatar’s spokesman and messenger, he seems to have been driven to new heights of pie in the sky so as to keep his own followers interested and excite all those deluded followers who want desperately to believe that Sai Baba is still around. Could it be that Mr. Tigrett, whose fortune has dwindled so greatly, is hoping to attract and impress remaining believers into donating to the still on-ice ‘Mystic Inn Project’, or is it simply that he can’t stand not being in the news himself?

It is indicative of Tigrett’s attempt to impose his views on others that he tries to shout in text by using ever bigger capital letters for his most excited claims. The claim that Sai Baba live on behind the scenes to complete his former projects until the age of 96 is risible (one of the several well-documented different ages he prophesied he would ‘leave the body’).

What was Sai Baba supposed to do after completing his declared mission after his relatively minimal influence on cleaning up India in his lifetime to lead and save the world and especially all his devotees etc.? Would he then leave to world to its fate forever, massive resource depletion, climate catastrophe and all that would follow? Ask Tigrett who will surely have an answer! But he would not be able to explain why Sai Baba repeatedly claimed he never suffered any illness due to his “purity, patience and perseverance” but then became dependent on drugs to function, ending with the failure of one major organ after another – heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, liver, and brain. (see here)

An ex-devotee and former national leader in the Sathya Sai Organisation wrote to me about it and commented:

That sums us the deranged mentality of Tigrett, the total denial of proven facts, known actions, lies, false predictions galore and diverse and abominable crimes by Sai Baba. Indeed, Tigrett fallaciously and unwittingly believes that we have an organ of intelligence and truth which is NOT the brain, but the heart (as Sai Baba always preached). However, the heart is nothing but an organ for pumping blood around the body. The commonly abused term ‘the heart’ refers to our emotions, vague intuitions, personal hopes and beliefs, the capacity for sympathy, preferably believing the best (whatever), though the heart is also widely considered to be the seat of enmity, envy, hate, and evil. In short, all irrational impulses and ideas are attributed to ‘the heart’, while they are in fact inseparable from the functions of the brain and cerebral cortex. Thus, there is only the brain, no independent heart. Tigrett’s life is obviously increasingly lost in dreaming and his ‘being’ is becoming less and less sane. He has taken leave of his senses, literally, which is exactly what Sai Baba preached that everyone should do… rely entirely on the heart, faith and God (i.e. himself). But this is to rely on irrational ‘inner promptings’ and a non-existent imagined entity. A resurrected Sai Baba in a talking (and walking?) ‘subtle body’ like a ‘living doll’… a cosmic laughing-stock!

Most likely the the official Sathya Sai Organisation and Trust will once again simply ignore Isaac’s declarations, or possible disclaim his pretended role as channeler of Sai Baba’s ghost! They have long argued (erroneously as usual) that Sai Baba – whose registered age at death was 84 by Western reckoning) did actually live until 96 because he reckoned in lunar years, not solar/calendar years! Tigrett has long been a divisive figure in the Sai movement and he still helps ensure that the rapidly diminishing body of remaining devotees will scatter like so many Jesus-believing Christian, each having one of many different beliefs about the ‘second coming’ of Sathya Sai Baba or the ‘third coming’ of some fake Sai avatar, such as one of the various ‘Prema Sai’ incarnations that have already begun to stake their claims.

As to the famous “separation of the wheat and the chaff” (also variously “the rams from the sheep”), this was one of Sai Baba’s attempts to explain the desertion of many devotees when the facts about his sexual abuses were exposed worldwide on such a scale and so utterly convincingly. Since then the supposed ‘wheat’ has diminished and become entirely half-baked. The remaining rams are still but herded sheep, entrapped in the fold of the movement where delusions and fears of rebirth and sufferings to those who leave flourish!

Comment by chrisdokter  chrisdokter.wordpress.comx  Submitted on 2014/06/12 at 10:09 am

I say many have tried to circumvent the energy conservation law, none have succeeded. Nonetheless, ‘the Teacher’ Tigrett refers to seems to defy natural law… Wandering the astral planes, talking to people in their ‘ethereal’ body, filmed in would-be 3D?? It takes expensive holographic technology to pull this newest horseshit off and make it a bit more believable than the Gerry Andersonesque Thunderbirdlike animation that Tigrett put up to sell his cockamamie Mystic Inn of the 7th Ray. A Sai Baba doll handled by a deft puppeteer does not cut it, though it would probably make for a far more enjoyable movie than the Bollywood ones on the late master of masters.

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Paul Ruhela, Sai Baba biassed ‘professor’

Posted by robertpriddy on June 8, 2014

Ruhela-frontspiece The Indian professor Paul Ruhela is considered – by his publishers – to be an “eminent Sociologist of Education”, which is a claim that may go down in traditional India but not in any educationally advanced and socially enlightened country. One proof of this is that Ruhela endorsed Sathya Sai Baba as an educationalist, which he most certainly was not, being entirely out of touch with both sociology and pedagogy as well as educational developments virtually since the early 20th century. Sai Baba taught an absolutist doctrine based on ancient Indian guru traditions and in his colleges he enforced a most draconian regime on students and teachers, as has been explained by former students such as the most incisively stated testimony of Kartick Vaddadi which is on-line here. Vaddadi’s article is a far superior comment on the Sai Baba teaching, regime and educational institutions (incl. his ‘deemed university’) than anything produced by Ruhela or his colleagues.

I once received a request from Paul Ruhela to allow him to publish my sociological analysis of the Sathya Sai Organisation in a book he was preparing together with a Professor V.S. Verma, along with some of Brian Steel’s researches. I replied tentatively because his mail suggested to me that he may at last have realised the fraudulence and criminality of Sai Baba himself, but events proved that this was not at all the case. He was disillusioned with all kinds of activities in the institutions and organisations over which Sai Baba had control, but considered none of this to reflect on the guru himself!  He had concealed this fact in his gushing e-mail to me. I had already read some of his voluminous writings about Sai Baba and realised that his level of academic achievement was far below that required of any university lecturer in the West. In the event, he did not deem to reply to my questions about his use of my materials. His reticence was doubtless not least due to his biassed believer agenda and my firm declaration concerning Sai Baba and my editorial requirements and his commitments. Brian Steel’s reply to him was ignored by him likewise. See his e-mail and my reply (click on thumbnail…



    Ruhela’s books contain almost no reservations of judgement, further being slanted completely towards Sai Baba’s ideas. His writings exhibit sloppy language and simple errors, as well as a complete dearth of facts of any scientific or statistical kind. He threw neutrality overboard in his paeans of praise of Sai Baba’s antiquated, retrograde and authoritarian model for upbringing, schooling and education but what was worse, he did his utmost to distort the facts about the murders in Sai Baba’s bedroom as ordered by Sai Baba himself (see evidence). He was a foremost apologist for Sai Baba over every issue on which this sexual abuser and massive deceiver is now demonstrated as having been abominable. This behaviour – deep denial and cover-up – is the rule for nearly all those Sai Baba endorsers in socially high places who could not face the loss of prestige and discredit of having worshipped a pedophile and major liar and deceiver. The findings of professionals across the world and the issues of human rights, social freedoms and justice are blotted out with traditional Hindu moralism and penny proverbs, unworkable advice of youth and total banning of the discussion of sexuality (for reasons well-known to the many who testified openly that they were abused sexually by Sai Baba). Ruhela joined the chorus of blind devotees of Sai Baba who shout from the rooftops their belief that Sai Baba was God, as if they really were in any position to know this… for to know God with certainty one would have to be omniscient oneself… which is an impossibility in any case.

Ruhela was a sponsor and promoter of the fake ‘mother of Sai Baba’, a Mrs. Nareng who called herself Sai Ma, which shows how totally he lacked any proper judgement, even of the official Sai Baba journal’s renunciation of that impostor. See here

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Sathya Sai information – holiday blog

Posted by robertpriddy on May 22, 2014

Robert Priddy’s credo

Sathya Sai Baba’s death and inscrutability

Chronicle on Sai Baba’s illness, death, funeral and aftermath

Sathya Sai Baba’s death and ‘mahasamadhi’

New secret hoard in rooms: officials rummaged further

Sathya Sai Baba’s lunar age 96

Sai officials’ secret collusion over death of Sai Baba

The truth about Sai Baba´s hoarding of goods

Sai Baba treasure trove contents + the Trust’s shenanigans

 Yet more Sai Baba illicit valuables found

The obvious illegality of the Sai Central Trust’s appropriation

Sathya Sai family bitter feud over Central Trust funds

Sai Baba’s Bhagwati shows total disrespect for justice

Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba in world media

False Predictions by India’s Revered “Omniscient avatar”

India’s corruption fed by Sathya Sai Baba

 Sathya Sai Organization’s fear of investigative media

Divine Downfall Sai Baba Child Abuse

Many young men claimed sexual contact with Sathya Sai 

Dramatic sex testimony from ex-student at Prashanthi

More testimony from another ex-Sai Baba student

Video clip testimony of Sai Baba as a sexual predator

Sai Baba alleged sexual abuses summary and history

Index of pages detailing the accusations from all quarters

Dr. Bhatia reconfirmed his sex with Sai Baba and worse

Sexual abuse complaints with impunity against Sai Baba

Four Sai Baba defectors give striking testimony

Sex scandal and Sathya Sai Baba – 3rd Hislop letter

Evidence piles up on Sai Baba male sex abuse and teachers 

Sai Baba: Absolute proof of blind belief’s destructiveness

Dr. Michael Goldstein – supports the totally indefensible

Khushwant Singh video clips: genital oil

The Secret Swami overview – BBC film on Sai Baba

Devious update of ‘Modern Miracles’ by Dr. E. Haraldsson

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Sathya Sai University

Posted by robertpriddy on May 15, 2014

Click to read important up-dated information on Sri Sathya Sai Baba Institute of Higher Studies and Deemed University

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Sathya Sai Service & Comical Cosmic Hypocrisy

Posted by robertpriddy on May 9, 2014

Sathya Sai Baba railed against pomp and circumstance, tinsel and show – as well as against those who promote themselves – yet he did this himself to a very great degree. In examples shown here he said one thing while doing the exact opposite! This is called hypocrisy.

“Sathya Sai Organization abhors campaigns and advertisements. It does not function for the sake of advertisement. It is only Love that should bind us as one. It is our service activity that will broadcast our ideals, not advertisements. (from Sathya Sai Baba’s 1999 Yugadi Discourse).

From around the 1980s, the Sathya Sai Organization, while pretending to heed Sai Baba’s stated policy of no publicity other than through one’s own service and love, began to promote publicity campaigns, which grew and grew in ambition and outreach. Directives were sent to members on circulating books,  photo exhibitions, films and other media to promote Sai Baba and his organisation’s work and public information meetings and visits to schools, companies/firms, public institutions & the like”  number, size and expense. Many venues were hired for the purpose of promotional exhibitions with talks and refreshments, and some very costly and famous places.  These included the Sydney Olympic Super-dome stadium

In a discourse (Sanathana Sarathi October 2003), Sai Baba also found the opportunity to slip in a disclaimer about boys sharing his bedroom, as he had previously stated they did and was common knowledge to ashram residents and many others with contacts to insiders. “These boys from the hospital sleep on the ground floor while I stay on the first floor. They discuss hospital related matters. I keep telling them, ‘Do not speak about them anywhere outside”. 
Yet he had just sat uncomplainingly through one of these boy’s extensive accounts of the achievements of the hospital! This is sheer duplicity which also illustrates Sai Baba’s strong desire to have publicity trumpeted loud and far and repeatedly about the hospitals.

He also said: “One patient from Nepal had his heart on his right side! Our doctors have shifted it back to the correct location. I told the doctors that no one needed to be informed about this. People may accuse us of praising ourselves.” But it is he who praised himself and informed about it as publicly as he could!” Can hypocrisy be any more transparent?

He also said, “Thousands of students have received education in our university totally free of cost. But we have never publicized the fact.” Thereby he brazenly publicized the fact! And it is NOT true that he has not publicized this before.

For example, in 1993 he said in public: “Nowhere in the world can you see the kind of work that is being carried on here. Is Free Education offered elsewhere outside India on the lines offered here?” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 26, p 267)
The answer happens to be a resounding ‘yes’, in many nations!


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Asaram Bapu fails to evade justice

Posted by robertpriddy on May 2, 2014

Despite all the cunning tricks of the degenerate guru Asaram Bapu and his lawyers to get charges dropped against him, including a massive proven bribery attempt involving his imprisoned son, Narayan Sai, he has so far failed. Having managed to get permission to leave jail for hospital due to alleged body pain, he sought to avoid justice as long as possible, probably in the hope that the election result in India would bring in people who might quash the charges against him. To this end, the jail and the hospital administration appear to have colluded with Asaram to keep him in hospital so the trial could not proceed… and knowing what wealth he commands, bribery is the most likely method used (still universally believed in as the solution to all problems by most Indians). However, the Public Prosecutor R.L. Meena in Jodpur did not allow the trial to be delayed further, even if Asaram and Co. remain absent. Asaram’s defence have five times challenged the invocation of charge under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO) Act against Asaram, claiming the girl accuser of Asaram was not a minor at the time of the alleged offence. This plea had already been rejected by the High Court! See the accounts published by Zee News here and here (as also shown here below)

 collusionCLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO ENLARGE  Trial to continue

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Leicester Sathya Sai School vibuthi fraud – latest news

Posted by robertpriddy on April 29, 2014

Sathya Sai so-called 'holy vibuthi' alleged to have been manifested at the Leicetser Sathya Sai School as if to exonerate the accused headmistress and her husband of serious abuses.


The Leicester Sathya Sai School lost its accreditation as a Sai Baba institution after a major scandal of child abuse and sexual harassment of a female teacher was investigated, firstly by Leicester social services, subsequently by various ‘officials’ of the Sathya Sai Organisation in Uk and also by the overarching International Sai Baba authorities in India.

During the investigation, after legal threats were made against the accusers by very rich Sathya Sai followers, the photos on the right here were sent to me. These were taken by some staff member of the Sathya Sai School, the alleged ‘miraculous manifestation’ of vibuthi (supposed ‘hold Sai Baba ash, sent from him beyond the grave!) were, of course, known about by all involved in the school and no doubt were sent to various ‘official’ bodies in the Sathya Sai Organisation, intending to prove that  Sai Baba gave his (posthumous) blessing to the school as led by Headmistress Mrs. Usha Lim (accused of child abusive harassment) and her husband, Mr. Cheng Ho Lim, who was accused of sexual harassment of a female staff member. Evidently, these accusations were accepted as true by those officials in the Sathya Sai Organisation who banned the school from using the name of Sathya Sai Baba. The school’s funding from the UK SS Organisation was cut off, but a private source – a very rich Indian businessman who still believes that Sai Baba was a holy person with miraculous powers etc.,- took over the financial support, and the school blatantly continues to use the name ‘Sathya Sai’ in its title. 

The miracle of ‘spontaneous manifestation’ of ash (vibuthi) on images as a sign of blessing by Sai Baba (self-proclaimed Creator of the Universe and much else besides) is fully believed in by all his remaining  followers, despite all the evidence, both considerable evidence, testimony and filmed sleight-of-hand. So, in a cynical attempt to ‘prove innocence’ (and so avoid exposure) to parents and staff, and not least to all the Sai ‘officials’ who also believe fanatically in the miraculous nature of vibuthi manifestations and to cover-up the abuses, the headmistress and accomplices evidently faked these ‘holy manifestations’. Such vibuthi fraud has been very common among Sai followers and many another who would muscle in on the super-lucrative miracle cult, and Sai Baba frequently used to denounce all manner of imitators of his miracles, of which there were (and still are) many (see example also here). Devotees of Sai Baba always east the ash supposedly ‘sent’ by Sai Baba, trusting in its genuineness and never considering it could contain impurities or other than entirely beneficial substances. Whether the ash at the Leicester school was distributed to children to eat is not known, but was most likely. The entire matter involving miracles and the cult around them being promoted in a U.K. school requires proper investigation by the Ofsted Commission or its eventual replacement schools’ inspection authorities, and not least by health and safety authorities.

Leicester Sai School sackings

Earlier postings about these scandals, including about Dr. Majmudar’s cultist educational agenda are found here:-

Sathya Sai Baba cult-biased and Hindu-biassed religious conceptions of morals in ‘Human Values in Education – re Dr. Madhavi Majmudar

Leicester Sathya Sai school & Michael Goldstein’s dismissal

Sathya Sai school, Leicester harassment case

Sathya Sai Schools: Leicester, Puttaparthi, Gothenburg etc. up-date 27/11/12

Love and Light – Sathya Sai Organization UK & Leicester Sai school

Vibuthi ash analysed by scientists

Video of Sai Baba vibuthi analysis at Munich University by Dr. Jurgen Evers


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Death of Sathya Sai Baba – 3rd anniversary?

Posted by robertpriddy on April 23, 2014

Click to see sourceOne of the countless questions that has never been answered about Sathya Sai Baba is exactly when and of what he actually died. In the months before he died Sathya Sai Baba was very sick man, and had suffered tremendous weight loss, some reporting he weighed as little as 28 or 30 kilos. No explanation of why this was so or why his one major organ after another failed was ever given and a bogus (i.e. ‘cardio-respiratory failure’ is not a legal cause) death certificate was issued, while Dr Safaya who issued it resigned thereafter citing ‘irregularities’). The obvious suspicion to those who know of his countless sexual abuses is that he died of AIDS.

There are many other reasons to suspect a massive cover-up took place (not least – see scan on right) – and even that he was murdered (according to an ex Minister). Invitations to politicians, transport arrangements and a large security presence were all arranged well before his death was announced!  Evidently he had been kept on life-support so his death could take place (i.e. disconnection) conveniently on Easter Sunday, suggesting to some Christians that he was an embodiment of Christ! Despite all efforts from the Sai Central Trust, the Sai-endorsing media and political leaders, these issues have been impossible to hide entirely.

The BBC announced Sai Baba’s death, adding that he was accused of fraudulent miracle tricks and sexual abuses (which he of course had denied). This is an epitaph that will always follow him and, as researchers and historians collect and study the evidence, the accusations and the reason Sai Baba avoided prosecution will become evident and a permanent part of his otherwise largely bogus ‘story’.

His own demise was wrongly predicted by him, he did not live into his 90s as he had prophesied on numerous occasions (stating several different ages at different times too!). This event confounded all the devotees who blindly believed his words and in his divinity. In a desperate attempt to offset this pivotal fact, Sai officialdom put out the bogus theory that he had calculated his age in lunar years, not solar years. However, the calculations to support this were wrong, besides which he had never reckoned in lunar years on any previous occasion.

Besides all this, the birth date he claimed was most probably wrong by several years, chosen to fit with auspicious signs.

See also: Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles

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Sathya Sai Baba remembered – April 24

Posted by robertpriddy on April 21, 2014



Seeing the degenerated physical condition of Sathya Sai Baba on his last birthday, no one can fail to see that he was showed signs of aged decrepitude and that he was not healthy, which his series of major organ failures proved beyond doubt (i.e. heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and almost certain brain-death). Despite all his boasts about never declining until his 96th year and continued perfect health, his hangdog face belied it all. It is instructive to compare this self-proclaimed omnipotent ‘God-avatar’ with the normal and entirely modest Queen Elizabeth, who is now 88 years old and is a picture of health and bright intelligence. Sathya Sai Baba cried openly in public on his 85th birthday celebration (he was 84 by normal reckoning). That was because – for the first time ever apparently – a speaker addressed him as “Sri, Sri Sri, Sathya Sai” (see wmv video here). Can one imagine the Queen of England breaking down publicly in self-piteous tears, especially when lauded by someone?

Though Sai Baba fatuously claimed “The whole world loves me” he was very far from being the massively respected world figure, known to everyone, that Queen Elizabeth indisputably is. Sai Baba informed his followers that he was in line for the Nobel Peace Prize, which he neither received nor ever remotely qualified for (see documentation here). Sai Baba’s coterie tried hard to attract British royals to visit Sai Baba, including Prince Charles. Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York) did in fact visit Prashanthi Nilayam, while Sai Baba devotees in UK tried to hi-jack a Duke of Edinburgh award for him, and managed to get the Queen to visit a Sathya Sai school in Harrow. In short, Sai Baba’s fame was not enough, and in not refuting these things, he evidently wanted to hitch himself to the most famous family in the world too!

Here are some of Sai Baba’s self-promotional claims and predictions:
In the days ahead, the whole world will be obliged to come to Prashanthi Nilayam” (p. 320 Sanathana Sarathi December 1991)
The whole world loves me and I love all” (see in discourse here)
The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi, January 1999 – page 16)
You are going to witness the divine glory of Swami unfolding in the days to come. He will attract the whole world. There won’t be place for people to stand even. You can see it for yourself, what a great change has occurred during the last one month! All are getting attracted to Swami.” Discourse 16 March 2003.
Very soon, the entire world will be united. In fact, after 28 years, the world itself will become “Bharat”. Everyone will call themself a Bharatiya (one imbued with godliness — Bhagavat rathas). No one will refer to themself as belonging to this state or that state, this region or that region.” (Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1978 – see here)
“In fact, there is no trace of hatred or enmity in Me at any time. I love all. That is why everyone loves Me.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 36, p 86 Discourse 06/05/2003) “… nobody is against me. Everyone loves and none hates me.” (p. 262) ( That last is not true for a start as there are plenty who express otherwise on the Internet)

Queen Elizabeth ‘manipulated’ by omnipresent Sathya Sai Baba?

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Healing and protection promises by Sai Baba avatar

Posted by robertpriddy on April 19, 2014

Sathya Sai Baba pretended that he looked after the well-being of all his devotees most carefully. Indeed, much of the huge and mainly amateurish ‘literature’ praising Sai Baba contains stories of miraculous healings – including of incurable diseases – attributed by devotees to his intervention. There is, however, no scientific evidence presented by any of the claimants that such cures were effected by him, as is often the case with alleged ‘distant’ or miraculous healings, and, strangely enough, not even by doctors who confirm these claims. Only in a very few cases would the writer admit that the effect was temporary or inexplicably did not occur… whereupon a simple (or sometimes convoluted) explanatory rationalisation of the failing would be made by the author. When the avatar’s promised healing did not occur, statements about it were looked down upon and so were seldom accepted by any pro-Sai publishers.

Yet, when one talked freely to people, one heard quite other information. I met many persons and also read many testimonies from dissidents (in the petition and by e-mails to critics) detailing failed promises of healing by Sai Baba.  The famous newspaperman and editor, V.K. Narasimhan, who followed his wife to live in the ashram in 1980, V.K. Narasimhan, startled and shocked me once by saying that he had never seen a single genuine cure by Sathya Sai Baba in all the years he had been living close to him! Narasimhan himself was told his eye was cured with vibuthi ‘made’ on the spot for him, but within two days he has lost it completely. While he was the editor of Sai Baba’s journal Sanathana Sarathi, he avoided publishing claims of healing by Sai Baba, he also failed to report his own negative experiences, being dependent upon the Sai Baba’s ashram by that time.

Sai Baba’s made many personal promises to people in interviews. It was known that what he said and did in interviews was supposed to be kept strictly private. But intense curiosity and gossip almost always prevailed (something on which he apparently cynically reckoned). Numerous books and articles about him told how he had promised persons by saying “I shall protect you“; “I will build an iron wall around you!” “Cancer cancelled!” and “I give you liberation, you will not have to take on another body!” Other standard sentences of assurance he repeated was, “I give you a long life, healthy life, happy life!“, another “I will look after everything” (Unasked, he made both of these promises explicitly to me – yet I can hardly be said to have a particularly healthy life since then, having had to retire from work from my 50th year).

‘Medical diagnoses’ Sai Baba sometimes made were never properly documented except in most general terms. One apparent (but undocumented) exception apparently was the case of Phyllis Krystal: “Baba then launched into a detailed diagnosis of my physical problems which Dr. Bhagavantam translated from Telugu into English. Baba spoke very fast and used complex medical terms which neither of us was able to comprehend and which I would not have been able to spell even if I had tried to take notes…” (Krystal, ibid., p. 37) However, from his frequent laughably absurd statements about health, eyesight, bodily functions, it is clear that Sai Baba knew no modern medicine. So he would have bluffed with some kind of pseudo-medical jargon he had picked up. He would also often speak unclearly so people could not be sure what he had said, and asking him to repeat a thing would not go down well, or would simply make him shift attention to someone else.

In ‘The Findings‘ by the former very close devotee David Bailey, we read: “I have not seen him do a genuine healing on anybody in all my time of being close to him, and having had innumerable interviews. I have seen him tell people to stand up, and get out of wheel chairs, but the effect is not lasting. He generally ignores the sick and frail ones, giving out as reason, their karma.The Australian “pink twins” continue to use wheel chairs, in spite of Sai Baba’s claims of healing them and their claims of being healed. A sad case for me is Maynard Ferguson. Over three years of deterioration in his hearing; during several interviews with him and his wife, he, his wife and myself asked – pleaded with Swami, to heal him. Every time, he promised to do so, but now Maynard is very deaf and has to rely on two powerful hearing aids to help him. As a fellow musician I know what this must mean to him in his heart.
Once Faye and I had an interview in the company of an elderly, rather frail Indian gentleman who used to sit on the verandah near me. He asked Sai Baba for help for his failing health. Swami, behind his back shrugged his shoulders at us, saying in what we both thought was a rather an unfeeling aside “And what can I do? Cancer. Too far gone, too far gone.”

Faye has had her own experience of him giving health advice she trustingly followed, which nearly caused permanent damage to her, before she at last resorted to western medical treatment for her complaint. Faye Bailey wrote in the introduction to ‘The Findings': “David has spent long hours and many months, talking to people all over the world, whilst unravelling this tangled skein of years of deceit accumulated around the said “divinity incarnate”, but he is not alone in this. Courageous people on every continent are banding together to expose the monumental spiritual fraud which has been perpetrated for the personal gain of a select group, headed by Sai Baba. The German coordinator whom I visited in the super specialty hospital after he’d had a stroke, was eventually taken back to the verandah, but Swami did not heal him. The elderly man has gone back to Germany, and some two years later is little improved.” (Note: The German Sathya Sai Organization leader and Central Coordinator in Europe was Mr. Bernhard Gruber, who I knew well and who recovered partly and temporarily from his stroke – as so many usually do anyhow – before dying not long thereafter.)

Close Sai devotees who were utterly abandoned to their medical fates by Sathya Sai Baba included top favourite US devotee, Dr. John Hislop, who died of brain cancer years earlier than Sai Baba has said he would. Another favourite Sai Baba author – Mrs. Joy Thomas – was told she had no cancer, but died of it within a matter of a few months. A long-serving Head of Prashanthi Nilayam ashram, Y. V. Kutumb Rao, died of massive incurable cancer, died 29/3/1989. Sai Baba’s ‘official biographer’ and close devotee through decades, N. Kasturi, suffered 6 weeks intense lung pain before dying. Kasturi’s replacement, my close friend V.K. Narasimhan, who served him for 20 years, developed water on the lungs and, receiving no care for it, had to leave the ashram, whereupon he suffered a long choking death.

A young American friend I met at the ashram, Michael Oliver, and his two US friends (both killed outright) were crushed by falling dome in Eternal Heritage Museum in 1992. Michael suffered 11 hours hell in taxi to Bangalore with 9 fractures and broken cranium before tearing off his life support system and dying en route. (See a full account here).

As to divine protection, the King and Queen of Nepal were devotees who visited and were blessed by Sai Baba in April 1999, were shot down by their son in a horrific bloodbath in June 2001.  How can one rationalize as ‘His Grace’ the horror gone through which the King and Queen of Nepal – close devotees who visited Sathya Sai Baba? Both shot down and killed by their son along with others in a regular bloodbath! I knew several other Sai devotees who died terrible deaths among Sai devotees, even within the group I led. Dozens more awful deaths among close servitors and devotees, too many to list here, are known to former devotees.


My third trip, made in September 1994, it was beautiful because this time Sai Baba called my group. At one point I asked him if he wanted to help me… …He replied that I had problems in the abdomen. and his hand went around his stomach, and he told me that it was very difficult, but if he wanted anything could (and I believe it seriously). “Ok” he said. “you gift of healing.

Beaming with joy. I asked the interpreter if I understood that he meant the recovery from this terrible and incurable disease. The interpreter asked confirmation of what Sai Baba. and he said “yes”. We left the room and in front of everyone. I asked him a gift and he materialized a ring with his picture on it.

I continued to be his devotee for years to come, in fact, a year later, I returned to India in September 1995. he called us and did not approach either, however I still believe that I would be healed, and so I went on for another five years. Time has passed, my faith has wavered and my illness has only gotten worse. Norberto Aiello.

by: Fabio De Gregorio to: Posted: Monday. April 25, 2011 – at 00:22

His friend Fabio De Gregorio wrote on April 25, 2011 (to

“This is to tell you that Norberto Aiello. of which I was lucky enough to be a good friend, died May 16, 2008. I visited him once or twice a week. I can confirm that, fatefully, his physical condition began to deteriorate just from when he had the promise of miraculous healing by Sai Baba. On his return from that trip. in fact, began to need ventilator with oxygen and then her condition worsened gradually. Norberto much regretted the fact that so many other people with physical problems continue to fall victim of the treacherous games snake oil salesman of Sai Baba.”

Dozens more of awful deaths among close servitors and devotees, too many to list here, are known to former devotees and these continue to this day in the case of almost lifelong and some most self-sacrificing foreign devotees who still believed in him.

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Freedom vs. corporate control of the Indian press

Posted by robertpriddy on April 17, 2014

Press-freedom vs. controlThe Indian press, with a very few notable exceptions, was increasingly censorious about any of the negative facts about Sathya Sai Baba, especially from the 1980s onwards. Documented facts and critical testimonies and opinions were repeatedly ignored when sent by critics of Sai Baba to the editors of The Times of India, The Hindu and other major newspapers. It later emerged that Sai Baba interests had financial and editorial investments in some of these newspapers. Much of the press is owned or affiliated to political parties, and these have also supported – and still endorse – the mythology about Sai Baba – the self-declared creator of the universe etc. As the following indicates, the press in India is largely a product of political lobbying of political and corporate owners’ propaganda.

In his recent article in Caravan magazine, Parthasarathy explored the political ownership of media during the past few years. “Owning a news entity has become a practical necessity for political parties in India,” Parthasarathy told the Committee to Protect Journalists. “Compared to many Asian countries, there is a great deal of freedom to report in India,” writer and lawyer Suhrith Parthasarathy told CPJ. “But there is the issue of political control of the Indian media which begs the question of how truly free are journalists.”

“Freedom of the press,” the acerbic journalist AJ Liebling once wrote, “is limited to those who own one.” Today, this freedom increasingly resides with regional parties across India, which—taking a cue from the DMK—now treat television news media as vital political instruments. Even the largely toothless Telecom Regulatory Authority of India says there is an “increasing trend of influence of political parties/politicians in the media sector.”  Opponents of regulating ownership believe such policies are a form of indirect censorship. “Freedom of speech is not restricted to individuals: the Constitution offers the same freedom to corporate houses.” 

The Caravan also notes:- “Like Sun and Kalaignar, all of these channels have a tendency to serve not as sources of reliable information, but as unabashed propagandists. Where the party that controls the channels are in power, they operate more as a fourth branch of government than a fourth estate. Unfortunately, our constitution has been interpreted—wrongly—in a manner that supports this state of affairs.   “According to Business Standard, nearly 60 percent of cable distribution systems are owned or otherwise controlled by politicians, who frequently curtail the broadcasting of rival stations. Political control of television news is part of a broader discussion on press ownership. As the media critic Sevanti Ninan pointed out in a recent article in Mint, a majority of media companies in India are unlisted, and often owned by surrogates. Most politicians control their stakes through front companies. “

Writing in The Huffington Post, Sumit Galhotra concluded: “Although India is heralded as the promised land of journalism, with more than 80,000 print publications and close to 400 news channels–at a time when the media industry elsewhere faces shrinkage and uncertainty–recent events underscore that the huge number of outlets do not guarantee widespread independent coverage in the world’s largest democracy.”

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Being a democracy, having a multitude of media outlets, all of it does not guarantee real freedom of the press, as can be seen by the steep decline of the US (dropped from 32 to 46) and, to a lesser degree, the UK (dropped from 29 to 33).

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‘Evil forces’ undermining a religious organisation?

Posted by robertpriddy on April 15, 2014

from Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 10, p. 234. Discourse 22-11-1970

from Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 10, p. 234. Discourse 22-11-1970

In 2003, the Secretary of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam, issued the following: “I would again like to stress that to achieve the goals that our organization stands for and respect the commitment that we made adhering to it as associate members, it is essential to focus our thoughts and our time, unilaterally on our Divine Master Sathya Sai Baba, avoiding all distractions and diversions proposed by imitators taking on the attitudes, clothes, and gestures of the Master and who are presented as his peers.

Anyone who takes the trouble to read the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba, or who has been involved within his Organisation, will know that he made tremendous efforts to publicise his own name and to try to protect his own reputation from the incursions of others. He was well aware of the many who tried to claim he had given them special powers, or who simply copied him and his methods in detail. Through his acolytes and retainers, he exercised strict authoritarian control on his organisation and what its members could say or express in public – a rigorous thought control whereby devotees were discouraged from thinking for themselves, but were fed with his pre-packaged “thoughts”. All that the perfect devotees should do was adopt these and make them their own.

Sathya Sai Baba was a master of guile and understood better than any contemporaries how to present himself and his ‘Mission’ so that it would have maximum appeal, claiming that the collection of money or soliciting donations were forbidden, that not a single penny (‘paisa’) was ever wasted by him or his various institutions. He proposed many voluntary social works (which his followers should do to gain blessing and spiritual benefits) and promised to clean out corruption and wrongdoing in India and eventually in the whole world… Nonetheless funds were collected on a huge scale, often in thankful return for ‘miraculous manifestations’ of objects that seemed to be most valuable (but were almost worthless). The huge sums expended on social works, including clean water projects and museums celebrating himself, were eventually actually solicited by him, and there was massive wastage, graft, outright embezzlement and swindle by entrepreneurs and others involved.

His claiming to perform countless unique miracles (many shown to be bogus) to attract the gullible was one of his cleverest means to fame, none of which he would perform for independent investigators (of course!). See SAI DECEPTIONS FRAUD, LEGERDEMAIN, RUMOUR-SPREADING AND LIES BY SATHYA SAI BABA


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Baba Sathya Sai film – latest news

Posted by robertpriddy on April 13, 2014


The lower part of the image contains data from another source than Times of India

The lower part of the image in bold text is from another source than Times of India

It would now appear that the coming release of the film ‘Baba Sathya Sai’ is to be in Telugu. Whether it will be shown on any circuit in English is doubtful, since it seems to be advertised as freely downloadable.

EashwarammaThe appearance of Jayapradha is so far removed from that of the figure she is to portray, Sai Baba’s mother Eashwaramma, as to be a laughable caricature. The film will certainly create another set of false perceptions of Sai Baba, and the true story will be clinically cleaned-up beyond all recognition to those who met him, knew about him, worked in his organisation and discovered his diverse criminal activities for which he was saved from prosecution by a series of Indian Prime Minister and President devotees.


If there are to be any scenes showing of Eashwaramma’s circumstances  when she was rejected by her husband for a mistress, then one can be sure they will not show the grinding poverty in which she lived with very little help from her rich and famous son. See
Easwaramma – the chosen mother in poverty, scorned by her husband!

Other aspects of her life as a poor, ignorant villager and oppressed female are kept well under the carpet, but have been recorded properly for those who dare to learn about it. Not to mention  the greatest cover-up in modern India, the criminal activities and deceits of her in famous son.

‘Baba Satya Sai’ film demotes the swami to a ‘Demigod’

Two Sai Baba films to compete against BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’?

Sai Baba exposé film wins docu. award in US


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