Posted by robertpriddy on June 3, 2011
Sathya Sai Baba makes predictions in private interview situations, knowing that they will spread like wildfire as uncontrollable rumours. Then, when the predictions fail, which they invariably do, there is no documentary proof that he made them, and devotees dare not confront him or what he says in any way. The same with many of the leelas and miracles, they are very important to the Sai Baba legend and are mixed up with disinformation, a clever technique at which Sathya Sai Baba is adept and he uses his unwitting collaborators to propagate.
SATHYA SAI BABA’S FAILED PREDICTION FROM 2002 OF WORLD PEACE BY 2007
In 2002, a long-term devotee who was on her 31st visit to see Sathya Sai Baba, had a private interview (in the rear room) which she reported on the Internet (see http://www.saibaba.ws/reports/connieshaw.htm) and which is reproduced here:-
Now that 2008 has long passed by and international war continues in Afghanistan, while massive civil war rages in Syria and a civil war backed by NATO in Libya took place. Outright war also occurred in Russia’s invasion of Georgia in South Ossetia, which Russia still occupies. One may also point to several major civil wars in recent times, such as in Dafur, Indonesia, and currently in the Congo area and in diverse smaller warring conflicts in African states. The so-called ‘war on terror’ is also being actively pursued and the US Congress is to pass a law defining cyber attacks as war, giving the right to respond militarily.
As to the Golden Age and transformation of human consciousness etc. it has been heralded for decades by Sathya Sai Baba but, when failing to occur, has repeatedly been promised for a new and later date. In 1012 it has been further postponed to the advent of Prema Sai, whenever that is supposed to take place. One example:- Rita and Robert Bruce were told by him about practically instant transformation of people’s consciousness after his 80th anniversary But that anniversary was celebrated in 2006! Now we have outright war between nations and still major conflicts displacing millions within nations. What kind of transformation is that? (see The Golden Age of Sai Baba)
Disinformation: “It involves the deliberate, calculated dissemination of equivocal data, partially true, partially erroneous, in order to conceal something, to deflect attention in one or another peripheral or tangential direction. But the best lies are always embellishments or variations of the truth, not total fabrications. The most effective disinformation is always structured around a core of validity.” (from The Messianic Legacy by Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln London 1968)
Sathya Sai Baba has claimed he is the Director behind the scenes of all that happens on the world stage and often stated that events that are inexplicable – or seem evil – to us are all part of his ‘maya’ (i.e deceptive appearances), ‘his Divine sport’ (i.e. leela). This level of disinformation surely surpasses anything the biggest propaganda agencies of the last century have produced. It would be amazingly inexplicable that about 7 Indian Prime Ministers and 5 Presidents have endorsed this charlatan Godhead, were it not for the obvious fact that they have seen his influence as important for their electorate in Andhra Pradesh and subsequently other Indian states and also because he was the biggest foreign currency earner in India for decades. That the Sathya Sai Central Trust was granted total freedom from customs and excise duties and taxation – and even now does not have to make public any accounts of its countless transactions, or meeting minutes – have no doubt made it an Eldorado for money launderers and corrupt politicians, though its secrecy is so tight that this cannot be proven or even investigated! Note that the importance for the Indian economy of payments to the funds of gurus with followings outside the country has been essential, and has been a main source of foreign earnings.
There are any number of prophecies by Sathya Sai Baba which signally failed to come about – a list of links for those not acquainted with these gives the documentation and proofs in each case:-
Sathya Sai Baba failed prophesy as the ‘great saviour of mankind’ – eg. Sai Baba being ‘king of the whole world’ from AD 2000, Muslims recognizing him 9 years before his passing, and the whole world visiting Prashanthi Nilayam.
Sathya Sai Baba prophecies on his own death date – wrongly
Sathya Sai Baba as world saviour Well-known proclamations by Sathya Sai Baba are quoted on how he intends to save the planet and humanity… as well as some of his more incredible prophecies which have so far not come to pass.
Prophecies about Sathya Sai Baba in the Suka Nadi etc. Each prophecy is considered for its likelihood of having been made and its validity
Bogus Prophecies about Sathya Sai Baba
Sai Baba soon to fly unaided in the sky?
Sathya Sai prophesied as ‘king of the world’ from 2000
Sai Baba prophesies he will lift “a whole range of mountains“!
Sai Baba prophesies – Edgar Cayce and Nostradamus
Prophesies about Sai-Avatar Bogus Persian prophetic texts, and Nostradamus’ prophecies
The Pope to preach Sai Baba’s message?
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Posted by robertpriddy on March 1, 2011
Text of letter posted on saibabaofindia.com website
The website saibabaofindia.com has posted a letter allegedly written by Sathya Sai Baba to one devotee. In a discussion there, devotees are thanking the one who posted it from the depths of their hearts etc., while trying to absorb what it really means… One even questions the authenticity of the letter, but then a scan of the letter is also posted and the handwriting is very clearly that of Sathya Sai Baba. Probably the letter is undated and there is no mention in it of it being written in 2010 and thus applying to 2011, as was claimed by the poster. The heading looks like Sai Baba’s notepaper from years long gone (see below).
That people can take seriously such things only shows how the vast mass of devotees in India are willing and eager to believe virtually anything and accept directions of the most demanding kind as to how to live… constantly dulling their minds by repetition of names. This is a known key technique in diverting the minds of devotees from any kind of questioning or doubt about the guru and thus exerting control over them.
So “Mother Earth” is getting herself recharged! But we must “Beware of the dawning age”! What, the Golden Age? All the signs so far do show that the earth’s resources are under extreme pressure, forests are being lost at an increasingly alarming rate, the atmosphere, the land, the seas and the oceans are getting more polluted year by year. But “Swami knows” and knows better than any of us is the correct answer, of course. That head-in-sand attitude is encouraged throughout the Sathya Sai Organization, even though Sai Baba has warned of the same environmental dangers in frequent discourses! But he has it all under control, don’t you worry! “Someone is in charge” he has said. However, he blames it all – including tsunamis and volcanic eruptions – on the sinful actions of humans (Is he in charge of their willpower?… He has said he cannot make people do his will!). His solution to all the dangers; “perfect surrender” to his will, constant repetition of the name and other such futile time-wasting self-hypnosis and programming.
All who do so will be “white angels”, who have “to help people in distress at that time”. Why such distress if the Golden Age of perfect peace is to begin? Because not all will enter the Golden Age if they do not offer “perfect surrender ” such as by repeating the name? There is a sinister hint there, is there not? As to whiteness, does it refer to men’s cotton pyjamas at the ashrams, or how could the colour help? To what time does this refer? If the welcoming of the Golden Age has started (by Sai Baba), this is not the Golden Age itself? Your guesses are all as good as anyone’s. If you “derail” from the path, the Mother will give you bitter medicine to put you back. Sounds rather nastily threatening nonetheless, that!
Consider the depth of vagueness in this: ” The distance between you and Me is the distance between you and your mind.” Whatever is he on about, it makes no sense? Does he even know himself? If so, why can’t he ever explain?
Scan of 1st page of the letter from Sai Baba
Through the years Sathya Sai Baba has been reported many times as telling people in interviews that drastic earth changes are coming. He has allegedly produced globes and maps showing the earth as it will appear after such cataclysmic changes – entire countries submerged and so on. Some of his predictions of the major threats have already been made redundant by events (see for example his prediction of a pole shift some years ago
The Golden Age of Sai Baba
… era of Love, Peace, Righteousness, and Truth. This “Golden Age
,” as He calls it, is destined to begin soon with an event (or series …
85th Birthday: Golden Age, Prema Sai Baba … who also believes in Prema Sai says about the promised Golden Age:- “Baba’s is an unfolding gospel. He adds to His revelation …
Sai on World Catastrophe?
… should have told 18 young boy students of a coming world catastrophe
where he would rule the world for some while and these students … prophesies (several times in interviews about a world catastrophe
where he produced maps or even globes showing a vastly altered …
Global disaster predicted – or not? … SB made a large number of predictions about a coming global catastrophe. Sathya Sai Baba let the rumour mill grind on for years
False Predictions by India’s Revered “Omniscient Avatar”major parts of continents and an entirely new North Pole position. Further, a number of residents at Prashanthi Nilayam have long circulated a list of 27 highly imaginative mostly catastrophic` predictions around the millennium that Baba is supposed to have made to 18 students at Ootacamund before 1984. None of these predictions took place as stated.
Sai Baba promised vast miracle soon He will lift a range of mountains to protect his devotees!
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Posted by robertpriddy on June 30, 2009
“Be assured that the Lord has come to save world from calamity.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2, p. 17 – March 1961)
“The meaning of Avataar (Divine Incarnation) is this: to save mankind, God out of His love, comes down to the level of man and arouses the Divine Conscioussness in man.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 14, p. 386 – Xmas Eve, 1980)
The Utopian beliefs in a Golden Age, and the literally incredible ‘spiritual’ world transformation by Sai Baba and his followers, is all but a dream, no doubt highly desirable in many respects. Yet it is not easy to abandon such a dream, even when the fabric is irrevocably torn to bits and those who dare look can see through it to the reality it covers up. I write not only from personal experience but also observing many other devotees I knew from my many years of leadership in the Norwegian Sathya Sai organization going through the process and – more often – baulking at it and refusing to look at any of the extremely disturbing evidence.
Sathya Sai Baba capitalises on people’s uncertainty and ignorance of anything to do with real truth by ever reaffirming to people that they are uncertain and ignorant. Sathya Sai Baba has insisted that he alone knows the right timing for everything and acts accordingly. When, in so many instances, he does not keep his word, he puts the blame on the person he made promises to for not having asked from the heart or that something about them was not genuine, or that they were simply not ready or worthy to receive his grace etc. A good headmaster of a school is just in his judgments and equal-handed in his rewards and punishments. An experienced master uses the carrot and backs it up when it fails to work by the stick. Sathya Sai Baba’s visible and invisible rewards (i.e. as promised for the future) are supposed exceed the punishments he is thought eventually to mete out to those who accept positions of trust then seriously let him down. So all his promises have to be taken in the context of this unintelligible cosmic plan which he claims alone to know and effect… and this actually makes them as unreliable in terms of human experience as anything can be. He can’t lose and you can’t win, as long as you accept his vast claims at face value!
The well-known New Zealand devotees (‘VIP’s in Sai circles), Poppy and Arthur Hillcoat, were in Cherepovets (Russia) in May, 2005. Poppy reported that she met Sai VIPs Rita and Robert Bruce before leaving for Russia, and they told her Sai’s latest prediction to them:
“At the conference Rita and Robert conducted a one-day workshop of ‘parenting school’ and a workshop on ‘family and marriage’. I don’t recall exact titles. And it was Rita Bruce whom Swami told about practically instant transformation of people’s consciousness after his 80th anniversary.” Translated report on the Russian Forum – see screen capture of original Russian text below:-
BUT the 80′th anniversary is long past – where is the instant transformation?
Further Sathya Sai Baba quote on his ‘mission’: “... (the) Atma principle assumes a form from time to time for the sake of redeeming the world and establishing righteousness” (Sanathana Sarathi Sept. 1989. p. 229f and Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 22, p. 182).
He makes no secret that it is he himself who embodies the Atma principle in this era and that he is establishing righteousness… but this is strange indeed when he has strayed so much from his own teachings in so many ways, and not least when we consider the condition of Indian crime and corruption which imbues most of the politicians (according to for example, Britain’s leading Indian immigrant, the ‘curry king’ Sir Gulam Noon, MBE. India’s former Election Commissioner P.N. Seshan was even more damning of his own country’s system and includes the judiciary as corrupt and unjust to nearly all citizens).
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