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Sathya Sai Baba seen on the moon?

Posted by robertpriddy on July 9, 2010

Some deluded devotees who do not understand the first thing about the difference between and causes of objective and subjective experiences keep on sending out unsolicited e-mails about this non-event, which has discredited Sathya Sai Baba among all people with a modicum of real intelligence and properly established knowledge, as follows:-

the unsolicited e-mail – and the image accompanying it. Anyone can see that the image was superimposed using  a graphic programme,

The above message appears when one tries to access the source.This kind of absurdity was supported by several major Sathya Sai Baba sites like saibabaofindia.com and Puttaparthilive.com, which posted the following:-

October 26th 7:00 pm – Swami’s divine darshan in Moon

Many devotees from all over the world have written to us about Swami’s Divine darshan in Moon. We have received emails from devotees in many parts of India, United States and United Kingdom etc. We ourselves saw the Divine darshan of Swami in the moon for the last few nights. We were waiting for some pictures from devotees because our camera’s are not that powerful.

That the image was a construction and the report a fake report made by zealous promoters of Sai baba is supported by the fact that the original of this post was removed both from the Puttaparthi news site and the blog of which a capture is shown above (made before removal). Nor is the material available on the web wayback archive machine. In short, a big embarrassment to the Sai people which had to be eradicated as soon as possible. The basis for all this frenzied fantasy is the fact that the moon’s darker part bears some resemblance of Sai Baba’s afro frizz, but nothing more.

Interestingly, Sathya Sai Baba’s pet physicist and promoter – Dr. G. Venkataram – and would-be astronomical writer (a plagiarist) has remained completely silent on the most embarrassing issue! But then he has stated outright that he believes that Sathya Sai Baba is the Creator of the Universe, nothing less! What kind of a ‘scientist’ can be so deluded?

Several other devotees have made bogus images of SaI Baba appearing on the moon. Among these is that of Darpan Rane, who superimposed Sai Baba’s face on an image of the moon, which was posted by the blind believers who run saibabaofindia.com. Later Darpan Rane admitted that he had created the image… meaning it to represent what he (thought) he saw in fact earlier.

Concocted image which easily deceived countless followers of Sai Baba. Darpan Pane wrote: ….. THE APPEARANCE OF BHAGAWAN’S BUST IMAGE ON MOON LAST NIGHT’S SKY: SAI RAM EVERYBODY!”WHILE I AM HAPPY SHARE WITH YOU OF THE APPEARANCE OF BHAGWAN’S BUST IMAGE ON MOON LAST NIGHT’S SKY (VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA),

See also:-Deceiving ‘devotee’ makes bogus image of Sai in the Moon
Sai Baba To Be Seen In Moon? But Where Was Moon?

Sai Baba Fails To Grant Great Moon Vision. Endangers Crowds
Sai Baba Fails To Appear In Moon, IANS Reports

‘Moon Mission of Sathya Sai Baba’. Re Merinews Article
May You Look At The Moon And See Santa In It
Sathya Sai Baba’s Failed Moon Miracle Under Heavy Cloud

Is Sai Baba’s Moon Madness waning still further


Why build moon rockets when Sai Baba has mantras?

More Sathya Sai Baba Moon Madness

Sai Baba’s mystic Moon Region ‘Chandraloka’ and related ideas
Sai Baba on the Moon videos
Long-awaited photo of Sai Baba in the moon
Sai Baba on the Moon – photo for his birthday?

Hundreds see Sai Baba on the moon

Sai Baba appearances on the moon

More Sathya Sai Baba Moon Madness

Sathya Sai Baba seen on the moon?

Oops! Apparently Sai Baba DID appear on the moon?

Sai Baba postpones moon buggy ride


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Hundreds see Sai Baba on the moon

Posted by robertpriddy on February 18, 2008

Much has been made of the failure of Sathya Sai Baba to appear on the moon, as it was announced that he would by his close servitor Anil Kumar from the veranda of the Prashanthi Nilayam temple on October 3rd 2007, as widely reported:-

And no longer available from mangalore newssify newsnew keralaap news

One has to wonder… is are these highly elusive lunar appearances of the nature of a competition between opposed religious camps of followers? Or are they simply delusions which are related to mental derangement through indoctrinated beliefs, and thus closer to lunacy even than lunar worship? Do devotees see what they want to see, or do they simply mindlessly repeat what others have said they see, as they do with all manner of unbelievable ‘miracles’ that hearsay claims Sathya Sai Baba has performed? It’s up to you to decide!

This is a popular topic, and many comments have had to be made due to the hunger and thirst of devotees for proofs of miracles… though unfortunately there has only been bogus evidence, falsified images and demonstrations of credulousness that would have amused the famous Rorschach considerably.

There’s plenty more where the above came from! See…

Sai Baba ‘postpones’ moon appearance!

Sai Baba alleged mystical moon miracles galore!

Faked Man in the Moon Sai Baba image

Photos supposedly showing Sathya Sai Baba on the moon???

Sai Baba on the moon videos – which show nothing”!

Sai Baba’s appearance on the moon – failed cover-up

More Sai Baba Moon madness

Sai Baba moon travel mantras

Sai Moon Man

SEE ALSO THE SHIRDI SAI BABA MOON VIDEO HERE!  Only problem is that, in this case it was not SATHYA Sai Baba who they were applauding, but the entirely different looking SHIRDI Sai Baba (who left the body early last century)! It transpired that Sai Baba was applauded by hundreds of devotees who were gathered to view this (what would have been an) amazing phenomenon of his appearing on the face of the moon (date unknown) 

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Sai Baba appearances on the moon

Posted by robertpriddy on January 2, 2008

Someone wrote a comment to me saying that Sai Baba never said he would appear on the moon. This is a typical symptom of denial and disinformation. It is an attempt to explain away the undeniable facts of the matter so as to retain faith in this deceiving guru and self-declared incarnation of all Divine entities rolled into one!

What does Sathya Sai Baba say about it now?

Nothing!! Nowhere can one discover that he has denied it or mentioned it at all. As all who have been close to him know, he only lets people know what he wants them to believe. He answers only those questions he wishes, and ignored most questions. His officials are remarkably silent about the entire issue. Even were they to make an announcement, one could be almost certain it will be a deception. They are notorious for twisting the facts about him (particularly when he repeatedly has broken his hip, his arm, lost an eye etc. some claiming he is in full vigour and perfect health (though anyone can discover how decrepit and senile he is, besides not being able to speak clearly and so not hold any more boring discourses). With the former huge sums of donated money falling off, every effort is made by the ashram and the Sathya Sai Organization (through internal circulars) to keep devotees in the dark.


Back to the Moon

Strange indeed that so many devotees claim to have seen this (here)? Even the semi-official saibabaofindia.com websiteclaims this. Strange that he went to the airport where Anil Kumar told everyone to go for the moon darshan (according to numerous news reports shortly thereafter such as Sai-affiliated Sify.com here) and strange he got stuck in his car in the crown of 20,000 for a long time until he had to go back. Strange that the sky was clouded over too? Now the Shirdi Sai movement has discovered Shirdi Sai Baba is visible on the moon. See the video clip here. One has to marvel and have a good laugh! The man in the moon has many faces – a regular ‘vishvarupa’ phenomenon? Some idolaters can see Jimi Hendrix, some see anyone with an Afro frizz, but others can see just about anything or anyone there – it’s very nearly just a matter of looking hard enough or wanting to see something badly enough.The number of Sathya Sai followers who have claimed on the internet that Sai Baba gave darshan on the face of the moon is considerable, and rising. The number of interested Sai devotees is in the tens of thousands, as the continuing number of hits on this blog about the moon issue shows, as well as comments from diverse observers (see here)

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Sai Baba on the Moon videos

Posted by robertpriddy on December 14, 2007

http://www.masala-skeptic.com/2007/12/moonstruck.html This is a comment by someone with a common sense and a sense of humour! And it has links to two videos of the supposed “moon darshan”:The first one is very ]jumpty’ and there are clearly clouds passing and changing the appearance of the moon. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3bf23_saibaba-on-the-moon-27102007The second one claims to be “an analysis” when it is simply subjective ink-blot imaginings: – http://www.dailymotion.com/tamgofree/video/x3bnp9_swami-on-the-moon-analyse_news

outlines

I have already shown how quite other faces can just as well be seen – Jimi Hendrix, a serial killer called Tookie Williams, and another face… one can easily see maps of parts of Asian, even India there… and God knows what else.

This is must see stuff… it proves that some people believe anything, see anything hear anything… all according to what they want to see, hear, believe. As if it made any difference other than to fool some poor souls into thinking that Sathya Sai Baba is able actually to influence the moon’s appearance! And to think that India’s ex-President Kalam, Prime Minister Manoman Singh and a whole list of other top Indian Government ministers, judges and still believe in a person who makes such pointless and bogus claims as he did over this according to his closest servitor, Anil Kumar, in a public announcement! Remember the propaganda, Sathya Sai Baba claims outright to be the Creator of the Universe – nothing less than that! It is both laughable and tragic (for India’s reputation).

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Long-awaited photo of Sai Baba in the moon

Posted by robertpriddy on December 11, 2007

The following comment was received on one of my blogs:kanikalai | kani_sss@hotmail.com | IP: 61.2.225.67

Hi folks, inspite of being a devotee did not believe at first when i came to know that swami appeared in the moon. But my brother took photos of the moon on 27′th oct morning at 6:00am. The photo was taken in our apartment terrace using sony digi cam dsc h9 model with 30 x zoom . Will try to upload the photo soon at kanikalai.wordpress.com. kani Nov 9, 6:49 PM —

Having waited over 2 weeks for the said photo to appear, it seems there has been a slight hitch? However, maybe kani was affected somehow by my e-mail to him in which I suggested: “Suggest you send the photo to NASA for confirmation first… you don’t want to look like lunatics do you. Better to become world famous for discovering the unprecedented astronomical phenomenen, eh? Remember, the moon is under constant observation by hundreds of telescopes and thousands of serious suporting amateur astronomers. Be sure that your photo will most certainly be given the closest of attention.“

His reply to that was an e-mail without any content at all! One can but wonder why…

Sai Baba in the moon photo?

Congrats. to kani for uploading the long awaited photo, [fortunately I found his message in my spam folder]. See the full posting of his brother’s photo of Baba in the moon (?) below at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kani_sss

Congratulations for having a full-blown blind believer’s perceptive imagination too! So this is how Sai baba looks – when he is far away on the moon, is it? Personality cultists all have their idols – one might expect Jimi Hendrix followers to see him in the above as Sai Baba.Or a thousand others who wear an Afro-frizz…. Jimi Hendrix

there is also S. Tookie Williams – the famous serial murderer – see here:-

S. Tookie Williams

Here is another bit of ‘imagination’ – the profile bust of a Victorian-looking lady – almost like Britannia – can be discerned on the image.
dual photo of moon

By the way, the moon has had those dark areas as long as it has been seen from earth. Nothing new at all. People have been seeing a ‘man in the moon’ in many different guises through history. It’s all in the mind, not in the moon!



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Sai Baba’s mystic Moon Region ‘Chandraloka’ and related ideas

Posted by robertpriddy on October 28, 2007

Sathya Sai Baba claimed to have appeared on the moon – a darshan, but at the time the sky was overclouded in Puttaparthi, so none of the massed crowds saw anything! Many devotees elsewhere said they “saw” this, and several concocted bogus images of his face on the moon! His was a truly lunatic showing. World astronomers, including NASA were unperturbed as they made no mention of anything unusual. (See here)

He always had a lot to say about the moon, since it figures largely in Indian scripture and superstition in ways in which it naturally does in the culture and beliefs of all largely pre-industrial and simpler ‘primitive’ societies. He identifies the moon as the ‘presiding deity of the mind’ (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.14, p. 330 and Vol 12 p.13) , and insists that the mind is strongly influenced by its phases, that the “mind is a reflection of the moon”. (What this really means is, of course, anyone’s guess, but it probably sounds rather good to eager believers, who never are allowed to pin him or his statements’ meaning down any further). The full moon is supposed to be the best time for ‘destroying illusion’ (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.1 p. 21f) and the mind is, according to him “powerless” at the new moon! 

If you happen to have a moderate attention span (or want to wait until a full moon to try to take in Sai Baba words on this!), here is his mix of ‘eternal ‘divine’ confused superstition on the subject:- “The mind is like the moon which received its light from the sun. It has no light of its own. It receives its light from the Atma (i.e. eternal soul)” (p. 37 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 20.) “The mind arose from the moon,” says the Purusha Shuktha. The Moon has sixteen digits. Likewise the mind has sixteen digits. On Shivarathri night, fifteen of the Moon’s sixteen digits are invisible, so only one digit can be seen. The mind also is in the same state.”

Comment: If you can make any reasonable sense out of that (he never explains it better anywhere), then you’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din! The world community – not to mention its millions of scientists – has not noticed such a huge decline in mental abilities concurrent with the moon’s phases.Sai Baba preaches that a ‘Region of the Moon Principle’ exists (Chandraloka or Moon Region): -
“The residence of the soul in the Chandraloka is what the Hindus refer to as the time spent as a Deva in Heaven or as an Angel according to Christian and Islamic religions…. thousands have risen to that position.” (p. 50, Sathya Sai Vahini).

Comment: So this is a doctrine of Angels as well as Demons (Sai Baba calls his detractors demons)… just like in olden days. There is also both heaven and hell (Narakaloka) in his world view, though – typically of him – he has also elsewhere denied that hell exists – except figuratively on earth!

“The idea of hell is foreign to the spiritual thought of the Bharatiyas. The idea of Hell and the various descriptions of Hell are all later additions in the Sastras and Puranas. The authors of these texts believe that religion would be incomplete if it does not posit Hell. They laid down diverse tortures as part of hell… The purpose for which hell was created was only to incite fear among the people in order to make them desist from sin.” (p. 51 f., Sathya Sai Vahini)

Comment: At last some words that make real sense from Sai Baba! Congratulations. But a shame he goes back on this elsewhere as in Volume 10 of Sathya Sai Speaks:-

Space travel wastes resources

Then we were later told:- “You give importance to Technology which is nothing but “Tricknology”…. Science has developed but the senses have degenerated… Scientists discovered the Atom Bomb and also the Hydrogen Bomb, wasting huge sums of money to produce weapons of mass destruction… Now you have America and Russia leading in the world in technological skill and destructive power. But Bhaarath (i.e. India) is like Dharmaja… Now Bharath is the nation upholding Dharma. When you develop Dharma there is no need to attack or harm anyone. Hence no need to have destructive weaponry.” (p 142, Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 30)

Comment: Odd also is how he claims “the senses have degenerated” when the senses are presented by him elsewhere as just about the worst enemy in the quest for the good and knowledge! Yet more strange, is it not, that this self-proclaimed omniscient God who says he knows ever detail of the past and future of everyone and everything did not realise that India – when led by his own devotee, Atal Vihari Vajpayee, would develop India’s nuclear arsenal, test nuclear weapons, build ballistic missiles to deliver them and so started a nuclear arms race with Pakistan? The means to bomb Pakistan were provided by none other than by the devotee ex-President of India, Kalam, who Sai Baba has blessed often in public However, Sai Baba continues to confuse the issue as follows:-

“The achievements of technology which have taken man to the moon are also events in the Cosmic Drama, where the principle performers are only working out His Plan; identification with the adventure and its success or failure will only make the performers proud or depressed — states which would not help inner peace and joy.”

Comment: What superfluous burbling” However, Sai Baba – with ‘His Will’ – has actually planned the moon visits as part of His Drama! Even though he deplores them completely! Being allegedly Omnipotent – a very great mystery, isn’t it? IF you can believe him at all, THEN it must be a mystery you! 

You cannot say ‘ Sai Baba is God, he is genuine, but some of the things he says are not right’, because he has proclaimed he is infallible, knows everything, created the entire Universe. So if you find some flaws, then you must also begin to use your brain more!

Space travel wasteful

Now there is something I really like (from Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 12) . Such a pity, though., that he has clammed up entirely about all this since the Indian powers-that-be decided to go the whole hog in moon research (not to mention nuclear testing and research). In fact, one may note that Sathya Sai Baba has NEVER criticised any Indian Government to its face. One can understand that he always wants them on his side, as they have been protecting him from litigation and total disgrace, for reasons of their own prestige and misguided committment to him, his undoubted vote-catching powers in the South and his untaxed money and unaccountable financial operations. Yet nor has he taken issue with any of those who practice the most terrible corruptions, cover-ups of terrorism and religious slaughter and any number of other items in the compendioum of on-going calamities in India! He speaks in general, but leaves the crooks to continue without even saying ‘boo’ to one of them. One has to wonder why, when he promised back in the 1960s to Dr. J. Hislop that he and his students would regenerate India’s morals very soon, (but completely in vain, alas for the poor of India!)

See also
Deceiving ‘devotee’ makes bogus image of Sai in the Moon

Sai Baba To Be Seen In Moon? But Where Was Moon?
Sai Baba Fails To Grant Great Moon Vision. Endangers Crowds
Sai Baba Fails To Appear In Moon, IANS Reports

‘Moon Mission of Sathya Sai Baba’. Re Merinews Article

May You Look At The Moon And See Santa In It
Sathya Sai Baba’s Failed Moon Miracle Under Heavy Cloud
Is Indian ‘Godman’ Sai Baba’s Moon Waning Still Further?
Why build moon rockets when Sai Baba has mantras?
More Sathya Sai Baba Moon Madness

Sai Baba’s mystic Moon Region ‘Chandraloka’ and related ideas
Sai Baba on the Moon videos
Long-awaited photo of Sai Baba in the moon
Sai Baba on the Moon – photo for his birthday?

Hundreds see Sai Baba on the moon

Sai Baba appearances on the moon

More Sathya Sai Baba Moon Madness

Sathya Sai Baba seen on the moon?

Oops! Apparently Sai Baba DID appear on the moon?

Sai Baba postpones moon buggy ride

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Oops! Apparently Sai Baba DID appear on the moon?

Posted by robertpriddy on October 24, 2007

While one fanatical apologist who was nowhere near India at the time claims that Sai Baba never even said he would appear on the moon, others claim that he actually did! Funny, though, how 20,000 people or so (some report 14,000, but no one really counts these crowds) rushed to the airport if no one had said a thing about a moon miracle? There’s something wrong somewhere.

Vivek Kumar wrote on his blog:-

“Yes it happened last night—Sri Sathya Sai Baba did appear in moon last night, and my friends have reported to have seen Him at around 11:00 PM (IST). Yes dear friends, after the earlier declaration that he would show his Vishav Virat Roop (Cosmic Form) to the crowd at the Puttaparthi Airport, it has been done last night. Many people were agog with the words that “Sai Baba’s Moon Miracle Failed”. However, it is been done now and we can revel the mystery of this Avatar.”

And there were 3 comments too!

1) vikiiiiiiii said… Even my parents and friends told that they saw saibaba in moon…every one was wonder stuck
2) Anonymous said… Swami has appeared in the moon tonight as well around the same time as Monday night. Amazing.
3) Rajavelu said… Yes we too have seen this in Abudhabi too.

It’s interesting how the Sathya Sai Organisation, Radio Sai and all the official and semi-official Sai websites avoid the issues with the veritable “silence of the grave”. Wonder why? Not a word to confirm or deny anything! The failed moon miracle issue is very prominently reported in Indian press reports and on many websites and blogs.

This ‘personal religious experience’ of miracles is not confined to Sai Baba followers, however, for Mohammed is said to prevailed on God have ‘split’ the moon into two halves so as to cause some people to believe!
See, for example, NASA Photos Prove Splitting of the Moon, Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Miracle

How can these ‘miracles’ occur, but only for a handful of people, while astronomers around the world see absolutely zilch? (I can almost ‘hear’ some devotees thinking “Astronomers and star-gazers are unworthy people who are therefore not granted this blessed darshan”. But then again there were the 200,000 devotees at the airport who did not get it either).

Sam Harris excerpt

Richard Dawkins has some pertinent comments on how ‘personal religious experiences’ come about which the ‘blind believer’ should learn:-

“The human brain runs first-class simulation software. Our eyes don’t present to our brains a faithful photograph of what is out there, or an accurate movie of what is going on through time. Our brains construct a continuously updated model” and….
“Constructing models is something the human brain is very good at. When we are asleep it is called dreaming; when we are awake we call it imagination or, when it is exceptionally vivid, hallucination. As Chapter 10 will show, children who have ‘imaginary friends’ sometimes see them clearly, exactly as if they were real. If we are gullible, we don’t recognize hallucin­ation or lucid dreaming for what it is and we claim to have seen or heard a ghost; or an angel; or God; or – especially if we happen to be young, female and Catholic – the Virgin Mary. Such visions and manifestations are certainly not good grounds for believing that ghosts or angels, gods or virgins, are actually there.On the face of it mass visions, such as the report that seventy thousand pilgrims at Fatima in Portugal in 1917 saw the sun tear itself from the heavens and come crashing down upon the multitude’, are harder to write off. It is not easy to explain how seventy thousand people could share the same hallucination. But it is even harder to accept that it really happened without the rest of the world, outside Fatima, seeing it too – and not just seeing it, but feeling it as the catastrophic destruction of the solar system, including acceleration forces sufficient to hurl everybody into space.” From ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins, p. 115.
This moon madness episode – incredibly bungled deception propaganda – is the latest in a lifetime of deceits by Sathya Sai Baba, as can be studied at leisure here.

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Why build moon rockets when Sai Baba has mantras?

Posted by robertpriddy on October 20, 2007

Sai Baba and India’s moonshot project

India has announced that it plans to explore the Moon and will send an unmanned probe there by 2008. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) calls the Moon flight project Chandrayan Pratham, [http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/Aug16_2003.htm} which has been translated as First Journey to the Moon or Moonshot One.” [from http://www.spacetoday.org/India/IndiaMoonFlights.html]

Now, the website’s review of Indian Space History says not a word about the ancient history of Indian moon travel. Yet to some it will see peculiar that the coming hoped-for moon visit is heralded as being the first journey. Those will be all believers in the self-proclaimed infallible and omniscient Avatar, Sathya Sai Baba. It is true that Sathya Sai Baba was unable to make his appearance on the face of the moon October 4th last as his close servitor Anil Kumar had beforehand announced he had just said he would. Later, when nothing happened except a crowd problem, it was said to be “postponed”. So will Sai Baba get to bestride the moon before the Indian government project arrives? Well, moon visits by Indians is nothing new at all, as all assiduous students of Sai Baba and his intimate knowledge of all events that have ever taken place must surely realise? The Prime Minister and ex-President Kalam must surely have read their Sathya Sai Baba on several former Indian moon visitors like the legendary Hiranyakasipu and others. Sai Baba’s scientific advisor, Dr. G. Venkataraman, has never commented on these matters, and one must wonder why. Does he NOT believe his Lord and master’s assurances, perhaps?

Sai Baba has often said that mantras enabled Rama to fly in his sky vehicle and that Ravanna had mastery of all the worldly sciences and possessed all these mantric powers too (but was lustful, hence his demise!) and that Vishvamitra taught the mantras originally to the incarnations of God and himself created a double universe (!!). Having the Supreme Godhead, Sathya Sai, available for interview, why should the Indian Government spend billions of rupees when a word or two in the ear of, say, ex-President Kalam – Sai’s favourite nuclear delivery vehicle designer – would surely soon solve the whole problem of visiting the moon? Unless, that is, Sai Baba has perhaps forgotten the mantras, due to his degenerate condition?

Let us refresh our minds with what Sathya Sai Baba has often said on this fascinating subject – and has personally allowed to be published occasionally too… see More non-credible ’stories’ presented as fact by Sathya Sai Baba

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More Sathya Sai Baba Moon Madness

Posted by robertpriddy on October 19, 2007

lunacy at Puttaparthi
Viswa Virat Swaroop darshan – “Moon Darshan”

Sai Baba’s absurd and utterly failed attempt to engender interest and faith in the minds of his Indian followers by pretending he would be seen on the moon on the eve of October 4 th – apparently only from the Sathya Sai Airport is not the only lunar escapade he has contrived.
In one of the best-selling Indian books about him, Baba: Sathya Sai in two volumes by Ra. Ganapati of Madras, Sathya Sai Baba is reported as doing many literally incredible miracles like ‘bringing down the moon to earth’. These accounts defy all reason and common sense, and the claims obviously cannot be checked, any more than can the stories in ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ or ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’. However, one can give Ganapati and his informants near to 100% for imaginative fantasy. See here:-


Ganapati wrote that on 8/12/1973 on a stop with Sathya Sai between Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan devotees threw stones at a wood-apple tree and brought down one unripe fruit:-
“Svami bent down and picked it up. Holding it between the thumb and forefinger He said, “Here is the moon”! When He closed His palm over the piece for an instant and opened it again, the fruit was no longer found. Instead an unusual article was in his hand.
It was a translucent sphere. The sunlight was gorgeously reflected out of its surface.
Though as a whole it was luminiscent there were several dim and even dark spots inside. Multi-hued veins of minerals could also be seen. Superficially smooth-surfaced, it revealed elevations and depressions inside.
“The mini-moon, made up of all the ingredients of the moon”, observed Baba.
Only a few days before, the newspapers had carried photographs of both sides of the moon transmitted by spacecraft. All their features could be precisely perceived in this three-D-mini-moon. More than that, it was refracting the spectrum of colours in sunshine.
The party enjoyed the picnic in the glades. Svami held up the mini-moon finally to sunlight. The solar rays glancing off the outer rim sprayed gold. “Do you see the moon rise?” asked Sai, as pleasing as the moon itself.
With one more folding and unfolding of His hand, the mini-moon set! It had returned to its old wood-apple birth! (Baba: Sathya Sai by Ra. Ganapati, p. 83f).

One asks which astronomical buff was on hand to examine the wood-apple moon and state that all the features of the moon photos could be perceived “precisely” in the mini-moon? How could it “spray gold” and have “refracted the spectrum of colours” which the actual moon never does? Was it then just a mottled glass sphere, perhaps, such as has been widely on sale in the past? The comparison of Sai Baba to the moon – “pleasing as the moon itself” – cuts both ways – the moon may look romantic but it is in fact barren, inhospitable, and in essence VERY cold! Stranger still, there is no other account anywhere by a witness of this lunatic matter… did not one of them consider this worth recording, or at least telling other Sai Baba writers like Prof. Kasturi about it.

The explanation of this story could easily lie in the extreme power of suggestion to create perceptive hallucination (some call it ‘hypnosis’ or ‘trance’) to which all devotees are prone through much indoctrination about miracles and Sai Baba’s omnipotence. Another impressive exponent of this is British Derren Brown, some few of whose many extraordinary and ‘genuine’ illusions can be seen on YouTube, which he often explains too (see his website here).

But did Sai baba not appear on the moon after all? Some say ‘yes’ – see here

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Sai Baba postpones moon buggy ride

Posted by robertpriddy on October 4, 2007

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Thousands disappointed as Sai Baba’s ‘moon miracle’ fails
Waning popularity! This was no doubt another in a long, long line of calculated ‘rumours’ for the grinding minds of devotees who can’t find out what’s going on and are dead keen to know anything… But why Sathya Sai Baba went to the airport is truly a mystery in itself, for he knew he could never appear on the moon. How can this be explained? There are many possible interpretations (for the blindfolded believer to choose between)…

1) He was on the moon all right but the clouds were necessary to hide his blinding brilliance. But perhaps the crowds misunderstood him and expected a great mahima miracle… instead of the vague shape of the Sai afro frizz which can just about be visualised from the moon’s darker area. His afro-frizz can vaguely be seen if one is very willing in the darker parts of the moon – but that is always there on a fullish moon. The Sai official didn’t realise that this was what Sai Baba meant?

3) Or, no less likely, he was there – on the Dark Side of the Moon, together with Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson in Never-never land? (because the moon was not full but showed mostly only a dark face). Slight problem with these explanations? He did not disappear when sitting watching in the wheelchair! Never fear, everyone knows he can easily bi-locate himself… yep, reckon he must be there for he could never tell a lie?

Andhra Café reports that the coming miracle was announced in advance by Sai Baba’s naive servitor, Anil Kumar, and the ensuing scenes were chaotic with Puttaparthi villagers and devotees in thousands chanting Sai Baba’s name and blocking the airport.

TV broadcasts were made and, when the allegedly omnipotent and all-knowing Sai Baba did NOT appear on the moon (due to unpredictable weather). Instead he was trapped for about one hour in his car amid the uncontrollable crowds, which also caused closure of the airport. The Vishvarupa Darshanam ceremony has to be “postponed” because, according to Sathya Sai Trust officials, of “non-cooperation of devotees and the cloudy weather”.

A postponement means that this miraculous darshan WILL be resumed at some later date! Let’s wait and see… perhaps Sathya Sai Baba will also soon lift a range of mountains, as he has also once announced and published, among many other utterly incredible fantasies?

Read more Sai Baba man in the moon mythology here.

See how some claim to have seen Sai Baba on the moon anyhow!

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SAI MOON MAN

Posted by robertpriddy on June 22, 2007

Sai Baba and the moon

Sathya Sai Baba – who famously claims that Ravanna, Hiranyakasipu etc. were able to travel to the moon, claims he too has all the knowledge and power in the universe. Why does the Indian government plan extensive space travel and even now to send a man to the moon – if they could just send Sai Baba to get some moonrock and spy out the land? Or perhaps, if they ask him nicely, he will do as is claimed he has done before – bring the moon down to earth!

Sathya Sai Baba eventually blessed the two-volume work by a devotee who had scoured the area of Puttaparthi and beyond for any stories he could find about the youth and life of Sathya Sai Baba. In his constant humilty and gaping wonder, Ra. Ganapati writes in a style which may perhaps be described as showering constant nectarine praise and over-embellished hyperbole on Sai Baba. The fabulous descriptions defy all reason and common sense (about which fact SSB and his followers enjoy boasting!) but of course they cannot be checked in any reliably means. Here are some of Ganapati’s miracle regurgitations…

Ganapati wrote that on 8/12/1973 on a stop with Sathya Sai Baba between Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan devotees threw stones at a wood-apple tree and brought down one unripe fruit. “Svami bent down and picked it up. Holding it between the thumb and forefinger He said, “Here is the moon”! When He closed His palm over the piece for an instant and opened it again, the fruit was no longer found. Instead an unusual article was in his hand. It was a translucent sphere. The sunlight was gorgeously reflected out of its surface. Though as a whole it was luminiscent there were several dim and even dark spots inside. Multi-hued veins of minerals could also be seen. Superficially smooth-surfaced, it revealed elevations and depressions inside.

“The mini-moon, made up of all the ingredients of the moon”, observed Baba.
Only a few days before, the newspapers had carried photographs of both sides of the moon transmitted by spacecraft. All their features could be precisely perceived in this three-D-mini-moon. More than that, it was refracting the spectrum of colours in sunshine. The party enjoyed the picnic in the glades. Svami held up the mini-moon finally to sunlight. The solar rays glancing off the outer rim sprayed gold. “Do you see the moon rise?” asked Sai, as pleasing as the moon itself. With one more folding and unfolding of His hand, the mini-moon set! It had returned to its old wood-apple birth!
(Baba: Sathya Sai by Ra. Ganapati, p. 83f).

Comment: Who decided that all the features of the moon photos could be perceived “precisely” in the mini-moon? Not only did the mini-moon”spray gold”but it also “refracted the spectrum of colours” which the actual moon never does. Was it then just a mottled glass sphere, perhaps? Note Ganapati’s reliance on poetic license in saying that Sai is as “pleasing as the moon itself”…but then the actual moon – which may sometimes look nice – is in reality a barren, inhospitable, cold thing. Does not the ‘rising and setting’ of this mini-moon remind more of the rise and fall of Sai Baba as his use of sleight of hand has been repeatedly filmed beyond any doubt? Where are all the accounts by witnesses, who were they… surely they would have thought this miracle worth recording and at least telling Sai writers about. But no! All in all, who can credit this but ‘true believers’ who will defy all reason?


Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization
See also Devotee attacks on the Sai petition and petitioners

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