Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Sathya Sai Baba anniversary of death April 24, 2011

Posted by robertpriddy on April 23, 2015

Ironically, doctors reported well before he died, that Sai Baba was not conscious – and, all his other vital organs having long ceased to function,  was most probably brain-dead. One can ask: what kind of ‘omnipotent’ being dies after being disconnected from his life support and breathing machine (while his heart-beat, breathing and circulation etc. could most likely have been artificially continued as before even then)? His predictions of  four fully documented different dates of his death, all around 10 years in error?  So much for his self-proclaimed ‘omniscience’. Amusingly, I was the only person to predict in public his death on Easter Sunday, which I did the day before, even though it is almost certain that he died much earlier than it was announced and the fact was covered up – see Sathya Sai Baba to be ‘resurrected’ on Easter Day? Knowing the state of major preparations for the funeral and the constant mendacity of his doctors and top VIPs, I figured they would disconnect him from his ‘life support system’ and fix his death date as Easter Day so as falsely to identify him with Jesus!

Long since assured that the world would never accept him as God Almighty (as he repeatedly claimed), especially not after he was revealed as a secretive hoarder of countless valuables, gold and currency under his 3X3 meter bed etc., even down to old biscuits and dried fruit etc. In fact, he had only given even his most privileged devotees false gemstones which he claimed were diamonds! All the significant facts of his tremendous weight loss (down to 30 kg), his illness and death – were very assiduously suppressed, and no devotee has asked for them to be brought forth!  (They would not wish to know if his illness was indeed the result of AIDS, of which it showed many tell-tale symptoms See Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles). His (cover-up) death certificate was not a legal document, stating he died of ‘heart failure’ (see The Case of The Missing Death Certificate).

On Guru Poornina at Prashanthi Nilayam a few months later, on July 16th,  the tomb (so-called mahasamadhi) of Sathya Sai Baba was unveiled. ‘Maha-samadhi’ refers to a condition of imagined super-conscious eternal bliss etc. (the mainstay of all Indian guru’s confused beliefs or deceptions through the ages). One of his heart surgeons later urinated on his tomb (see here), a telling incident however one looks on it.

From his childhood onwards,  Sathya Sai Baba lived cocooned within a Hindu fantasy world of gods (devas) and demons (rakshakas), in the belief in a return to the primitive past of India’s supposed ‘divine avatars’, when it was in fact ruled mostly by despotic god-kings with parasitical priesthoods and an ancient iron age and male dominant culture devoid of anything like science, democracy, social care, or human values, such as we enjoy in advanced societies today.

See: Sathya Sai Baba news sensation – may have died earlier (the order for his ’embalming’ coffin which was placed 20 days before his funeral!)

The clique around Sai Baba – while he was in hospital – were actually seriously considering burying him ALIVE (so-called ‘sanjeev samadhi’ – another totally deranged Hindu invention) and made this public too! See http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/HOME/burial-alive.html

Comment from Christ Dokter: “Right you are, Robert. The premature demise of Sai Baba was circumspect in every possible way, and hardly the stuff avataric tale is made of, as I stated in my blog. The manner of death as officially portrayed is a poignant example of how the Sathya Sai Baba Organization stretched their hold on press and devotees so as to overlook pertinent information, all done in order to keep on letting the sheeplike followers believing in the godlike stature of what turned out to be a mere mortal: no conscious, predetermined shedding of the mortal coil here. Rather the reverse, like you say: weeks of comatose existence, on life support, or, even likelier, dead and ready to be buried days or weeks before the ordained date.”

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Sai Baba materialises a diamond ring & drops vibuti pellet (photos)

Posted by robertpriddy on July 29, 2014

BabaringThe scan of part of a photo sold in Puttaparthi shows what seems to be Sai Baba materialising ‘from thin air’ a diamond in a gold setting. The object is not detached from the hand, though, and the ring could easily be held in the crook of the thumb. This is therefore no proof of materialization. It is said that ‘seeing is believing’ but, especially in this kind of ‘incredible’ case belief usually precedes seeing… one sees what one already believes, or wishes to see and believe:-

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Those who believed this photo to be proof of his ability to manifest objects were invariably already devoted to Sai Baba. Those who even got as far as an interview so as to be able to watch at all closely such ‘materialisations’ have already gone through a long process of preparation to believe it must be genuine. They will always have read incredible stories in emotional hagiographic books praising Sai Baba, seen propaganda videos and films, met people who claim to have witnessed miracles of all kinds. They will also already have learned that those who express scepticism or question claims are soon excluded from the groups that gather around Sai Baba, and are not welcome in his organisation meetings (even if not also banned outright from attending them or visiting the ashrams).

The entire business of taking objects out of thin air is, according to Sai Baba, was to help convince those who see it that he was above and beyond all worldly limitations. He attached a mystical symbolism to this act when giving what he pretended are diamond rings (see scanned quotation on left). Yet he was sometimes asked to produce large objects (on one occasion a pumpkin). This he did not do and never did. The largest objects he allegedly ‘materialised’ were statuettes of Krishna and the like taken by him out of deep sand when he took selected groups out to picnics. However, the places chosen – apparently by chance – were almost certainly pre-arranged by his closest servitor Colonel Joga Rao, who served as his ashram planner and engineer.

Residents of the ashram knew that Joga Rao did NOT believe in any miraculous powers, but justified his work with Sai Baba because he felt it led to improvements in the lot of the poor people of Andhra Pradesh, providing money for school, health care etc. This fact was never publicized or written about, but I was told this by the famous journalist, later Sai Baba’s editor V.K. Narasimhan, who spoke very freely to me in private on many occasions. When he told me that I could not believe my ears, but he told me a lot about Joga Rao (a man whose filthy jokes he hated but had to endure when Sai Baba allocated them a room in which both must stay while travelling with him). This was confirmed to me again when a Norwegian who was in a group planning an eco waste system for Prashanthi ashram which asked Rao whether they should not consult Baba on some issues. They got the comment: “What does Sai Baba know about it?” So Colonel Joga Rao, who for years walked behind Sai Baba at his darsans and held his hanky for Baba to wipe his hand on and regularly took over the pile of letters he collected, was passing vibuti balls to him the while, convinced that it was for the best all in all!

Numerous testimonies that Baba dropped vibuthi pellets in front of former devotees, and also that he had, in the private interview room, a vibuthi pellet ‘machine’ which compressed the powder with water. Previous photographic or video evidence of pellets (between his fingers etc.) were sparse and not so clear. The video which has emerged on YouTube removes all possible doubt that he crushed pre-prepared pellets and did not materialise those. See two still captures of the dropped pellet:-

To view a short clip with the important footage of the above, go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/ain9opy4r1nzssi/Vibuti%20pellet%20drop.mov?dl=0 It looks as thought, having dropped the vibuti pellet, Baba quickly drops letters as well so a lady picks it all up (seems to be aware of the situation). Baba looks worried and then tried to avert people’s attention. Sathya Sai Baba drops Vibuti Pellet at darshan. Baba drops the pellet and its fall is very clearly visible. This occurs at 1.03 secs. into the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBilntPmlqE&feature=share

See also and The miracle guru Sai Baba exposed – article in Swedish journal (Sökaren)
and Professor Haraldsson’s flawed scrutiny of Sathya Sai Baba
also
Sathya Sai Baba ‘materialization’ fraudulence transparent on videos
Sai Baba gave false gold watches: video testimony of an intimate
An account of false Sai Baba miracles in early days
Materialization of vibuti, lingams, laddu sweets… now easy to learn!
 

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DEATH OF SATHYA SAI BABA, 24-4-2011

Posted by robertpriddy on April 22, 2013

sbdeadSathya Sai Baba died after multiple organ failures, aged 84 (being in his 85th year). On this 2nd anniversary (so-called 2nd samadhi) I summarise some of the deceptions surrounding his illness, death and the aftermath. The BBC announced his death, but added that he was accused of fraudulent miracle tricks and sexual abuses (which he of course 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 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.

How did Sai Baba actually die? The medical report states cardio-respiratory failure. Now that is very vague medical terminology, but what caused this breathing and heart failure? This happens if one is taken off vital life support. So was he kept until he could be pushed? However, the date fitted in extremely and suspiciously well with all the massive planning of the authorities for a big screen send-off, new helicopter pads for VIPs all preparing to descend on the actual death day which was yet unannounced! As I actually predicted in my blog on April 13th (day before his announced death), his death would most likely be announced on the day that it is widely believed (imaginatively) that Jesus was resurrected – Easter Sunday. Those in power around him most likely kept him on life support – despite earlier brain death – so they could disconnect him on just that day for obvious symbolic reasons, to identify him with Jesus!

A legally invalid ‘death certificate’ was issued by Dr. Safaya here (The Case of the Missing Death Certificate)  after which A Dr. Safaya resigned his post due referring to undue pressures that had been put upon him! In fact, failure of the heart and respiration are not a sufficient or legally valid description of the cause of death. When anyone dies, both the heart and the breathing fail. That Sai Baba had lost weight (reportedly was only 28 lbs.) and suffered multiple organ failures is consistent with what most of his victims suspect, that he died of AIDS, hence the mighty cover-up of all details of his hospitalization, duration and nature of his illness and what a proper account would reveal. A major counter-claim to the information from the Trust and its members was bravely made by a former Minister (Nagireddy) stating that Sai Baba had been badly maltreated, drugged, starved and had cried for help from devotees when he was being ‘taken away’ to his own hospital by his murky ‘minders’ and ‘servitors’. See Sai officials’ secret collusion over the death of Sathya Sai Baba

One of my correspondents mailed me this perceptive comment: Now after his death the inner circle will do all their best to protect his image of an avatar or at least a saint as it is a vital factor for the future donations and pilgrims attraction. On the other hand, it is a good point for journalists and historians to focus on SSB as he was with all his stuff. This is an opportunity for critical voices to be heard.
There is much that many people know but dared not speak about in public; the murders ordered by Sai Baba according to an eye-witness to the grisly night of carnage, the countless sexual abuses of students known through our contacts but of which only a relative handful have dared write about and then mostly anonymously (due to murder fears, harassment of many kinds etc. As time goes by, more and more evidence and testimony comes forth… and sexually abused Indian students can be expected largely to take at least a generation before they can come to terms with their being violated enough to speak out. The Hare Krishna and massive Catholic Church sex scandals – to take just two examples – illustrated many such time lapses. In India, the pressure of shame is still on against almost all sex abuse whistle blowers (but not if the accused are foreigners).

SB-on-96yearsHilarious damage-limitation attempts: What we may call the ‘lunar delusion’ was soon invented to try to explain away (only one of) Sai Baba’s several different false predictions of his age at death. The Sathya Sai Organization – both centrally and in various countries – claim that he calculated his life span in lunar years, not solar (calendar) years. They juggle with various figures and lunar month lengths and try to get his age up to over 90, but none of the calculations agree with their assumption of lunar years. That he gave various conflicting predictions of his death from around 92 to over 96 is, of course, ignored by them. Sai Baba said in a published discourse in 1960 he would live for 59 more years and again in 1961 he would live for 58 more years. Do the arithmetic and see that even lunar years will not rebut his alleged 2011 death date prediction!

At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinducalendar we read:-
When a new moon occurs before sunrise on a day, that day is said to be the first day of the lunar month. So it is evident that the end of the lunar month will coincide with a new moon. A lunar month has 29 or 30 days (according to the movement of the moon).

By definition, a year is the time it takes for the earth to circumnambulate the sun, not for the moon to do likewise (it simply follows the earth around). A “lunar year” is a mere contrivance, firstly because ‘a year’ means the solar cycle of 365 days, which is greater than the number of days it takes for the moon to encircle the earth in on calendar year. So it makes no sense whatever to divide by 12 the total number of ‘lunar’ months in a life time, (as the shastris do) so as to try to ‘prove’ a different number of ‘years’. The hard fact that Sathya Sai Baba lived for only solar/calendar 84 years, and that he always reckoned in calendar years in every documented word (despite desperate posthumous claims that he told other things in private).

The ‘lunar year’ is a most uncommon measure never used in any Sai literature at all… not until after his death. The concept a non-starter The calculations the Hindu shastris presented do not agree with the actual dates anyhow with their own obscure calculations based on their ancient calendars and outdated astrological ideas. See a more detailed analysis of the lunar year confusion
In The Telegraph U.K. ‘Sathya Sai Baba’s death triggers fight for his £5.5 billion empire’ the journalist who interviewed us noted the following:-

… former devotee Barry Pittard said Sai Baba was a dangerous confidence trickster who should (not) (ed. correction) have been allowed to have anything to do with children.“For the worst victims of his depredations, the victims of murder and maiming and people being beaten by his officers and families being broken up and the boys, some of them very young, their sufferings have been very great.”And former Sai organisation teacher Robert Priddy, who helped set up the teacher training model, said most people teaching the programme were unqualified to do so.“The aim of embedding ‘spiritual’ values in children was heavily imprinted with indoctrinating them to believe in Sai Baba’s divinity and doctrine,” he warned.

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Death in ignominy despite enormous medical resources used Sathya Sai Baba was a broken man by the time they took him away to his own super-specialty hospital while he cried out to devotees to help him! Of course he was unable to cure himself, as most devotees fully expected! This time it was all too real an illness, not a play-act from which he could appear to cure himself! At his previous birthday (the 85th by Indian reckoning when he was 84 years old) he was like a wooden idol, expressionless and mostly completely silent and rigid. He broke down in tears when a speaker called him ‘Sri, Sri, Sri Sathya Sai’! (see video clip download 3.9 mbs http://www.exbaba.com/videos/crying_baba_231110.wmv or to download quicktime movie shortened clip 9Mbs click here) He proved that he could not live up to his own ideal. He died without the having had the ability to speak at all for weeks, let alone laugh… so believers in him should judge him by his end according to his own words in the quotation scanned here:-

The resurrection that did not happen but is still expected! However, he has died and no resurrection is reported! Still, one should not be surprised if some fantasy peddlers claim to have seen him risen and in the flesh… there are plenty of lunatics among the indoctrinated and deluded believers in his self-proclaimed divinity and even his most bizarre and beyond all credibility miracles!

Take the story that The Times of India put out as an example of ‘fringe lunacy’! How could a major newspaper spread such preposterous rumours (under the cover of ‘reporting’) as “Baba said he would return stronger”? Answer: because it pulls in a mass of desperately hoping devotee readers and sells the paper very well. It may be also partly due to the shadow of Justice Bhagwati – a corrupt Supreme Court ex-judge who is involved with the Times of India and has for decades been a Sai Baba official too Here is the Times of India’s report:-

PUTTAPARTHI: Did Sathya Sai Baba have premonition 10 years ago that he would fall seriously ill? Yes, claim his followers. According to them, Sai Baba had predicted in 2000 that he would be indisposed for 40 days but would come back strong to give darshan to his devotees. This was revealed in a book ‘Tapovanam — Bhagawan Sri Sathya Saibaba Satcharitra Nityaparaya-nam’ in which the author Jandhyala Venkateswara Sastry has written an essay on Baba’s ill-health. Sai Baba had told his students at his Sai Shruti ashram in Kodaikanal in 2000: ”Though most of my disciples fall at my feet, they don’t know my real value. A time would come when I would vanish and take a walk across the skies. During that phase, my body would face serious health problems and devotees would be desperately praying for my recovery.” Devotees in total denial are many, and a book is even published (Sai Kingdom Come) arguing that Sai Baba will return.

VIEW EXCERPT TRANSCRIPTS AND LINKS TO SHORT VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE BBC TV DOCUMENTARY ‘THE SECRET SWAMI‘:-
See a documented chronicle of events with press reports etc. from Sai Baba’s hospitalization until funeral and its aftermath. 
See also  ‘Holy Man or Hoax?’

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The Golden Age – Sai Baba’s promise to Connie Shaw discredited

Posted by robertpriddy on June 3, 2011

connie-shawSathya Sai Baba made predictions in private interview situations, knowing that they would spread like wildfire as uncontrollable rumours. Then, when the predictions failed, which they invariably did, there was no documentary proof that he made them, and devotees dared not confront him or what he said 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 was adept and he used his unwitting collaborators to propagate.

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. The web page http://www.saibaba.ws/reports/connieshaw.htm has since been removed for obvious reasons, but a scan of the page is reproduced here (CLICK ON small scan on right to enlarge):-

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ZOOM INNow that 2008 has long passed by and international war continues in Afghanistan and a civil war backed by NATO in Libya took place. 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. A horrendous war raged in Syria from 2011, and has spread to Iraq where ISIS is warring against the Kurds and Shities. Outright war also occurred in Russia’s invasion of Georgia in South Ossetia, which Russia now occupies, and Russia provoked civil war in Ukraine and annexed the Crimea by force. There have been several major civil wars in recent times, such as in Dafur, Indonesia, in the Congo area and in diverse other minor war conflicts in African states. 

As to the Golden Age and transformation of human consciousness etc, it was heralded for decades by Sathya Sai Baba but, when failing to occur, was repeatedly promised at a new and later date. In 2012 it was further postponed until to the much promoted ‘advent of Prema Sai’ as a third reincarnation of Sai Baba in Southern India, whenever that is supposed to take place.  Another example of this kind of Sai Baba prediction:- The VIP devotees, 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!  What kind of transformation is that? (see The Golden Age of Sai Baba)

Disinformation: “—  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 claimed he was (and always is) the Director behind the scenes of all that happens on the world stage. This therefore necessarily includes events that are inexplicably evil and abominable, which he simply wrote off as all part of his ‘maya’ (i.e deceptive appearances), and ‘his Divine sport’ (i.e. leela). The Holocaust was but one relatively mild good example. 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 been under his influence long themselves and saw him as as important for their electorate in Andhra Pradesh and subsequently other Indian states. Not least, 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 after his ignominious death can conceal most of its accounts and transactions and remain largely unaccountable for anything, 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?


You can see a selected list of prominent signers of the Sai Petition here.

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Sai Baba: his life is his message

Posted by robertpriddy on October 20, 2009

What message do we get from the life of Sathya Sai Baba? From studying his actual person while alive – not just his many flowery words – one of the main things that some cite in favor of Sathya Sai Baba is his “teachings”.  However, independent and objective non-followers (including many devotees I knew) have found the following to apply to him:-

He was often very self-contradictory in word and action

He demonstrated ignorance on many facts about scientific, historical, religious and other subjects

His teachings were eclectic, borrowing for most Hindu traditions, some Christian, Buddhist.. and much traditional Indian superstition

He provided a ‘pick and mix’ menu of advice and commandments for aspirants, clashing with much of modern human science and human rights

He often ignored what people asked him by irrelevant answers or other reactions 

He mostly spoke in vague, sweepingly general, impractical and exaggerated ways about things

He was highly condemnatory of many groups, professions (eg. scientists, doctors, parents, politicians, youth, children, and most of his devotees)

He was controlling, imperious, and frequently belittling of devotees and rude when he so chose

He set an autocratic, dictatorial example of leadership (towards most of his staff and office-bearers)

He would never tolerate the slightest hint of criticism of any kind whatever from anyone

Basooning his claimed self-sacrifice, he enjoyed a life that for Indians is sheer luxury (cars, houses, all services, no labour at all etc.)

He constantly claimed as ‘his’ achievements all the work of others who supported him

He very often made promises to followers which he never kept and predictions which events proved false (one big example)

He constantly borrowed and recycled the teachings of others without mentioning them

He praised those who promoted him vigorously and worshipped him ostentatiously in public

He boasted repeatedly of being world famous, that the whole world would come to him and ‘Everyone loves me

He did not follow his own teachings on many matters: by criticising others (in discourses, interviews), by not being chaste and acting on sexual desires, and by condoning executions

See more: My Life is My Message & Sai Baba (the slogan stolen from it’s originator, Gandhi)

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Sai Baba’s miraculous omnipresence?

Posted by robertpriddy on July 4, 2008

Under the title “How is believing in miracles helpful in one’s spiritual growth? A Sai Baba devotee, Anjali Gadiraju, wrote how amazed he was at what he took as a proof of Sai Baba’s miraculous omnipresence, as follows:-

“I will tell you personal incident. I came from the hot state of Andhara Pradesh. As Bangalore is very cold, I soon developed sinus problem. I took a water heater and went for my bath.

I was about to take my bath, when there was sudden power cut. The power went off and the water was not ready for my bath. So I causally washed my face and went for darshan.

>I sat in the darshan, Slowly, came the gentlle figure, the short with broad smile, holdin his robe with one, and weaving the hand in circles with the other. He stood in front of me looked into the empty space and waved both hands, saying, “There are some who come for darshan without having bath.”

I, WAS WONDER STRUCK. I WAS TAKEN BACK, AND SAID,”How so you know?” He replied, “Where am I? I am in your bed room and I AM in your bath room. I am everywhere “

Anjali Gadiraju did not consider that Sathya Sai Baba would know of the power cut, since it affects hiom too when the Brindavan ashram’s electrical system breaks down. So simple.

“Then I, ran to my room and took a double bath. I returned and sat on the verandah. Baba came suddenly after bhajans. He came straight to me and said, “A normal bath is enough, don’t worry. The omnipotence and omnipresence are qualities of divinity to let us know that the Avatar is not less than the divine personaliy.”

On this basis, the wonder-struck simpleton decides that Sathya Sai Baba is omnipotent and omnipresent.

Firstly, why could not the ‘omnipotent’ Sai Baba fix the electricity? Answer: because he is too busy saving the entire world and humanity? Secondly, there are various ways in which Sathya Sai Baba could know that Gadiraju could have taken a bath. Firstly, it was to be expected after he had chided about it earlier. Simple explanation. As to a ‘double bath’, that is a matter of definition. Sathya Sai Baba is an expert at so-called ‘cold reading’ and could easily pick up that this devotee thought the bath had been a very thorough one (Gadiraju’s account can be seen at (https://web.archive.org/web/20070221221407).

Cold reading is amazing to people who do not know about it. The young illusionist Derren Brown is famous throughout UK (and increasingly in the rest of the world) because of his feats of cold reading (plus suggestion, misdirection, magic and psychology). He is able to tell intimate details about people he has never met and within a matter of seconds – and has demonstrated this countless times under the TV cameras (and there is no fraud involved at all, as interviews with his staff, his subjects and himself and those ‘behind the scenes’ proves conclusively).

Derren Brown of UK – videos on YouTube – there are many more on his DVDs and of a very wide variety of what seem to be ‘psychic powers’ but which he explains are not that at all. He is a sceptic as to the spiritual powers, but demonstrates what people believe to be such powers like ‘omniscience’ etc.. This is basic learning and sensible re-programming for all followers of gurus and avatars! He uses neuro-linguistic programming and many other techniques which he partly (but not entirely) explains to everyone. He shows the huge extent to which minds can be instantly manipulated by one who knows how.

Derren Brown strongly influences mind and physiology of random persons in a minute

Derren Brown wins over 9 top chess players simultaneously

Derren Brown extraordinary mind control demonstration

Derren Brown amazing power of suggestion surpasses martial arts master

The famous ‘zombie’ demonstration – a ‘must see’

Derren Brown easily transfers thoughts

How does Derren Brown manage this? Interview

Stephen Fry on Derren Brown’s amazing illusionism

Aristocrats transparent to Derren Brown

Derren Brown guesses exact sums of pocket money correctly

Derren Brown terrifies a Ghost train operator on his own trainride

Daylight robbery by illusion in New York

Subconscious influencing by Derren Brown

Amazing demonstration of perfect rapport

All strength lost through suggestion

Poor self-confidence and colour vision transformed by Derren Brown’s persuasion

Derren Brown gives two girls daylight hallucinations

See an overview of Derren Brown videos on-line at this URL

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The Dark Side of very prominent Hindu gurus

Posted by robertpriddy on May 24, 2008

While there are still Indian swamis and religious spiritual preachers and teachers who are not accused or convicted of crimes, those who have been caught out in nefarious activities are many. As soon as followings grow large, they attract people who are looking for advantages – both supposedly spiritual ones, but also not least financial and social gains. Organization becomes a necessity and, led by a charismatic figurehead whose word is taken as unquestionable divine truth, those who become part of their fiefdoms willingly carry out his or her orders, for which they are rewarded. This scenario is one chief way in which a guru cult begins. This is by no means only an Indian phenomenon, of course, as there are also some very well-known major cults in U.S.A., Italy, South Korea… and, of course, many sexually abusing priests in Christian churches and sects, and there have been many revelations concerning the Catholic Church in many countries, which has had to face vast sums in payouts following lawsuits.  A retired banker in Bangalore named Ravi Ghatge told Indian media: “Most god-men [gurus] are self-proclaimed, and they are being increasingly outed as hypocrites and fakes. Then everybody finds out that there is not an iota of spirituality in any of them.”

Religious gurus are among the big money-earners in India, so it is hardly surprising that these cults are able to buy police and yet higher protection. Despite this, in an increasing number of instances, so-called “spiritual” gurus have been successfully prosecuted by Indian authorities for crimes ranging from sexual abuse to cynical murder. India, being such a religious cauldron seems to have the lions’ share. Indian gurus either convicted or widely accused of crimes, including major fraud, include:-

1) Sathya Sai Baba (deceased 2011) is most likely the most influential guru in India and abroad – self-proclaimed God Sai Baba in 2008Incarnate, Deity of Deities, the Vishnu Avatar of the Age etc. – who has obtained protection from attempts to convict him for murder complicity (http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/8/MurderReview.htm) and serial sex abuse (http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/6/saisex1.htm) by his devotees among Indian Prime Ministers, Presidents and Supreme or High Court judges. This is itself an indictment of the Indian State’s ongoing corruption – a kind of protection that typifies a de facto despotism (though possible only while in office) rather than the exercise of democratic and legal principles. Of course, his fraudulent ‘materializations’ and many false statements and predictions are also very well documented or reported by disaffected followers.

2) The well-known ‘all singing all dancing’ Indian-based Hare Krishna sect (ISKCON) has had many and major convictions against them in the USA. See here, and here

3) Indicted for many felonies, but not convicted, was Rajneesh-Osho (who fled the USA with over 100 indictments against him). A most thorough critical article is by Kevin R-D- Shepherd here sums up the movement.  See other documentation here.

4) Swami Premananda (deceased)- convicted for murder and 13 rapes – double life sentence. The case went right to the Supreme Court of India, which confirmed the conviction, based on DNA evidence. See also Deccan Herald April 5 and April 6, 2005. Premananda’s alleged vibuthi materializations were investigated for fraud by Erlendur Haraldsson and Richard Wiseman See larger photo no. (No. 42) here– and read their most critical report (1995) Investigating Macro-PK in India: Swami Premananda. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60(839) 193-202t

5) Swami Rama (Deceased – Author of ‘Living Among the Himalayan Masters’) who escaped likely conviction for sexual abuses by dying before the case could be concluded. See evidence here. Also here

6) Gayatri Swami, whose influence in South India was very considerable was thoroughly exposed by Gytri Swami (Gayatri Swami) Professor Erlendur Haraldsson and Richard Wiseman. He was found to be pretending to materialize objects within fruits, but had a silk thread attached to them! Likewise, his ‘materialization’ of right-handed conches (extremely rare in India as ‘Sri Lakshmi conches’) the ‘left-handed type’ are the only indigenous sort), Haraldsson traced his imports of them from California, where they are indigenous! (See larger photo here photo no. 17). Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1994). Report of an Indian swami claiming to materialize objects: The value and limitations of field observations. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8(3), 381-397. (Full text).

7) Gowrishankara Swami; Hindu monk gets 10 years RI for sodomy.’‘The Hindu’ Bangalore, Feb. 3 2004 (PTI): “The Karnataka High Court today sentenced a Hindu monk to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and awarded a fine of Rs 25 lakhs after holding him guilty of sodomy. In default of payment of fine, the court sentenced the Gowrishankara Swami, the previous junior pontiff of Sri Siddaganga Mutt at Kyatasandra in Tumkur District, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a further period of one year.” The Hindu March 26, 2008, also reported: “Allowing an appeal from the swami against the High Court judgment, a Bench of Justice S.B. Sinha and Justice H.S. Bedi directed that he be set free.In the case, the FIR was filed on August 29, 1986, though the incident was alleged to have taken place in July 1986. The trial court recorded a judgment of acquittal. On an appeal from the State, the HC reversed the judgment of acquittal and held him guilty.”

Swami Shyam of Kulu

Swami Shyam of Kulu

8) Swami Shyam , a current ‘advaita’ guru, popular with Westerners (particularily Canadians and Northern Europeans), many of whom have bought expensive residences at Kullu in the Himalayas, where he has his ashram. He considers himself a reincarnation of Krishna! He is under attack for seducing the wives of his followers. He has recently been exposed by Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper here. Another exposé source is found here. A book has recently been published which exposes him – Himalayan Hoedown. Also see a web site exposing him called ‘Shyam -shadows

9) Swami Amritachaitanya  A spiritual guru known as “Swami Amritachaitanya” held in Kerla for charges of rape, fraud, possession of narcotic drugs . Swami Amritachaitanya, whose real name is Santosh Madhavan, was arrested by Interpol on criminal charges in a police raid at his 16-suite ashram in Kochi, India following multiple police complaints against him. Indians living in Bahrain came forward and filed a case against Madhavan in India on allegations of fraudulent practices related to his supposed charity activities. Twenty Indians living in Bahrain filed a case against 35-year old Madhavan. They claim they were victims of a scam after Madhavan convinced them to invest in a charitable organization and tourist resort, but allegedly kept the money for himself. Madhavan arrived in Bahrain in 2005.

10) The Palghat (of Kerala) born Bala Sai Baba (the child Sai Baba), who at 35 years of age is a bit overgrown for his name. He claims to be the real Sai avatar, set up an ashram in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and purposely copies Satya Sai Baba trait for trait in amazing detail. A clearly fraudulent attempt to hi-jack the Sathya Sai Baba ‘phenomenon’. He is the most ‘lookalike’ of a series of imitators of Sathya Sai Baba,a few of whom can be seen here.

11) Swami Balyogi Premvarni. (‘Yogant Foundation’) of Rishikesk, where he has an ashram. He also has Bala yogi Premvarnivarious branches abroad. He has been exposed as a serial womaniser, especially convincingly in Mary Garden’s book ‘The Serpent Rising’ which she bases on her experiences in India in the 1970s. See the book here. And read a review by David Mainwaring here

12) Swami Nithyananda The scandal of his sexual activities broke early in 2010 with a video of him and a well-known actress (he originally claimed to be celibate!), later documents came to light showing how tantrik sexual perversions were practiced and partakers were sworn to secrecy by signatures. An overview can be obtained here: Swami Nityananda chargesheet: rape and unnatural sex In April 2012 he was appointed 293rd head of Madurai Adheenam. In October 2012 removed as head. See “Condoms, drugs and secret contracts… the story of why Nithyananda is in trouble”. India Today. 2012-06-13. Further, see  “TN Police Books Nityananda For ‘Serving Drug-laced Holy Water to Devotees”. International Business Times. 23 June 2012.

Cutting from Indian newspaper

Cutting from Indian newspaper

13) Swami Rameshwaranand Giriji Maharaj – who has a large following in India and abroad – was arrested in September ’95 as a party to the murder of his lover’s husband. The 26-year old Manoj Girothra, husband of Savita, who was having an affair with the ‘godman’, was murdered on December 3rd, 1994, some two months after his marriage. Two professional hitmen had been hired by the ‘godman’.

14) Bhagavan Kalki See Severe Problems with ” Deeksha Oneness Movement also note what dissident voices have to say:- I’m not going to beat around the bush. Kalki is saying that he wants everything disbanded because he doesn’t want it to become a cult. Well, it is a cult. He’s saying he’s an avatar, I am God, and I’m going to decide when you pray, if you get the job you’re praying for or not. So if somebody … is saying that I am God, that’s delusion. There is only God, equally everywhere. Just because there’s realisation doesn’t mean there’s more god, or that the persona has changed into a go. You know, one doesn’t become a god.” transcript of part of Kalki fraud exposed and Exposed on Indian TV here

15) Kripalu Maharaj – 88 years old –  It is reported that There are thousands of people who are trapped in his ashrams from around the world living a life of horrible mental abuse in his ashram under disguise to serve him as god. A CBI inquiry has been demanded because ca. 170 bodies are untraceable.The guru himself has absconded. He had faced charges of indecent assault and rape in 1997 in Nagpur. Millions of dollars of money was taken from people in America. See the strong article Hindus Speak out against Kripalu Maharaj. See Another godman mired in controversy – Hindustan Times He passed away on November 15, 2013.

16) Sri Sri Ravichandran, dressed like Jesus, has amassed immense wealth. His field of operation is in the West. He knows that wealthy westerners are depressed and he promises mental happiness by introducing a course called, “The Art of Living.’ As a matter of fact this title, ‘The Art of Living,’ was plagiarized from the project originally started by Norman Vincent Peale. Peale started a radio program, “The Art of Living,” in 1935, which lasted for 54 years. (See comment to this blog)

17Prakashanand Saraswati led one of the top Hindu temples in the United States until a jury convicted him of molesting children and he took off for Mexico, reports Ben Crair of ‘The Daily Beast’ (June 20, 2011). He led the premier Hindu temple in Texas and, perhaps, the whole United States. Barsana Dham sat like the Taj Mahal in the hillsides south of Austin. When PBS made its 2004 Many Voices documentary project about American congregations, producers chose Barsana Dham as their exemplar of the Hindu faith. Barsana Dham was “very much an ecumenical mainstream Hindu organization,” says Robert King, a former professor of Asian studies and dean at the University of Texas. And yet there was Saraswati, ordered to trade in the saffron robes for an orange jumpsuit. The charges were serious—20 counts of indecency with a child. See also San Marcos Mercury uses public records law to get $ details of bond deal for Hindu guru/convicted child molester

18) Swamiji Maharaj of Dwarka, Gujurat rapist and criminal … see scan on rightswamji-maharaj

19) Asaram Bapu has many reported dark sides and has a strong claim to be India’s worst male chauvinist guru (See Times of India). He stands charged for sexual assault  and has a history of illegal and entirely unspiritual actions and involvements. He stated at a rally in 2013 that the gang-raped and murdered young lady on a Delhi bus, Nirbhaya, was equally to blame for the rape and added, “Mistake is never from one side alone.” Considering the utterly horrendous treatment she received, this put him among the very worst of ignorant and unscrupulous male chauvinist gurus alive. He was on January 10, 2014 charged by the police with sexual assault, illegal confinement and criminal conspiracy, and his son Narayan Sai was charged with sexual assault.

20) Sri Sri Ravichandran, dressed like Jesus, has amassed immense wealth. His field of operation is in the West. He knows that wealthy westerners are depressed and he promises mental happiness by introducing a course called, “The Art of Living.’ As a matter of fact this title, ‘The Art of Living,’ was plagiarized from the project originally started by Norman Vincent Peale. Peale started a radio program, “The Art of Living,” in 1935, which lasted for 54 years. (See comment to this blog)

21) Sant Rampal (Satguru Rampal Ji Mahara)
Hindustan Times (July 23, 2015) reports: Amidst heavy police deployment, controversial sect leader Rampal Dass was produced in the court of additional sessions judge Ashwani Kumar Goel in a murder case registered against him in 2006 on Thursday. Rampal was arrested again after a clash between the police and his supporters in November last year and he was booked in 35 new cases, including murder, rioting and illegal confinement.
Rampal claims to be an incarnation of the 15th-century mystic poet Kabir.   He rose from being a junior engineer at the Haryana irrigation department in 2000, but was sacked. Since then he accumulated a huge fan following, 12 acre ashram a fleet of top-priced cars. Rampal supporters fought pitched battles with security forces throwing stones and bricks, also opening fire when police tried to raid his ashram. He was caught and jailed (2014). His properties have been reported as worth over 100,000 crores of rupees!
Human sacrifice case against Sant Rampal (See also more  here and here. Also This Is How Sant Rampal Made A Private Army Of Commandos Out Of Ex-Army Men And Cops

22) Sarathi Baba Bhubaneswar:  zeenews.india.com reported August 8 2015
Controversial self-styled ‘godman’ Sarathi Baba was on Saturday arrested by Odisha police on cheating and other charges following violent protests demanding action against him for his alleged escapades. The arrest came after over 10 hours of intense grilling at his ashram at Barimula in Kendrapara district since yesterday and later at crime branch headquarters at Cuttack.
Sarathi has been booked under various section of IPC including 420 (cheating), 120(B) criminal conspiracy and 341 (wrongful restraint) as well under the Arms Act and SC/ST Act.
The self-styled ‘godman’ has been at the centre of a controversy after a TV channel showed pictures alleging that he had spent two days with a woman, who posed as his wife, at a Hyderabad hotel. Sarathi, however, denied the charge and threatened to take legal action against the TV channel. Protests against Sarathi rocked Kendrapara town yesterday with people involved in pitched battles with police.
See also 
The Times of India report Aug. 8, 2015:- (arrested by Odisha police on cheating and other charges following violent protests demanding action against him for his alleged escapades.)
The Indian Express stated the Baba was “sent to jail on charge of cheating and dishonesty following a state-wide hue and cry over his alleged escapades.” also “Protests had broken out in the town and other parts of the state after reports surfaced about alleged misdeeds of the self-styled ‘godman’. ”

23) Ram Bahadur Bomjon, also known as the Little Buddha or Boy Buddha. Born 9/4/1990, previously known as Palden Dorje (his monastic name). Bomjon has been accused of a series of sexual exploitations, rape, false imprisonment and other violent acts in his ashrams by victims and witnesses, see the Ram Bahadur Bomjon page on Wikipedia. See also Police raid controversial ascetic Bomjan’s ashram in Sindhupalchok


The Hindustan Times has exposed a number of very rich gurus.  Blind faith: bizarre babas and their followers with a summary page ‘States of Superstition’ showing ten such, their backgrounds, wealth and so forth: Click here to see image

See The Laws are unholy for India’s holy men! by Sanal Edamaruku  

Other Hindu and Muslim gurus with a dark past of widespread accusations and charges of sexual assault/rape and/or financial fraud and other major crimes have escaped prosecution/imprisonment due to total laxity of the judiciary in India. These include:-

Swami Muktananda (16 May 1908 – 2 October 1982). Known for his alleged ‘shaktipat’ (transfer of consciousness) but also for having secret spy holes to observe his female followers, whom he was alleged to have seduced on a regular basis.

Sudhanshu Maharaj  (charged with manipulating financial accounts, harassing patients and much more).

Swami Ramdev – known for his virtually taking over Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption in the Indian government is himself being accused of undue opulence and ill-gotten assets.
“The national spokesperson of the Akhada Parishad, Baba Hat Yogi, said: ” A decade ago, Ramdev used to move on a bicycle. He even had to struggle to find money to fix his punctured cycle. Now he flies on a chopper. We demand an inquiry into the income and assets of the Ramdev ashram.” Hat Yogi wasn’t alone; a demand for a probe into the baba’s assets also came from Trivender Panwar, president of the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal that recently withdrew support from the Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank government in Uttarakhand.” (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sadhus-demand-probe-into-assets-of-baba-ramdev/1/130557.html) Ramdev has compromised himself by his endorsement of the sex abuser Sathya Sai Baba, whose funds he offered to manage after the guru’s death (without any response). He offers cures to all ills, including AIDS, which should be a criminal offence. See documentation here

Swami Amritachaitanya (alias Ram Rahim Singh and aka Santosh Madhavan)  arrested by Interpol for rape, drug possession, financial fraud.  Santosh Madhavan exposed in Kerala “wanted by Interpol since 2004 for fraud committed in the United Arab Emirates. Interpol has issued a red alert against the godman Santosh Madhavan 35 years old & Saifudeen Alikanu 47 years old after the Dubai government issued an arrest warrant against the duo in a fraud case.” Santhosh’s former wife told police in her statement that he was in constant touch with Nazar, a close aide of Dawood, via phone. She also said that she divorced her husband when he tried to sell her to underworld kings & prostitute centres in Dubai.

Baba Gurmeet Singhcharged with murder of journalist Ram Chandra Chatapati  and sexual exploitation of women after sting op. by Tehelka and India TV.

Swami Gnvanachaitanya Arrested for sexually abusing women followers as charged by his ‘wife’ Amanda Williams.

Swami Sadachariarrested in Delhi for running a brothel. Had mingled with PMs and Presidents of India.

Shiv Murat Dwivedialias Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanandji Maharaj Chitrakootwale. Arrested twice in 1997 and 8 for involvement in theft and prostitution racket. Started a Sai Baba temple for the flesh trade racket. Built own temple later.

Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakootwale of New Delhi was revealed to have run a massive prostitution ring comprising more than 1,000 girls, who “serviced” many politicians and big businessmen.

A further short list of some gurus East and West, including facts about some of the criminals among them is seen here (http://www.kheper.net/topics/gurus/listing.html).
See also Swamis and Scandals, Indian Express
and Super-Rich Spiritual Gurus of India

and a photo gallery of gurus caught and uncaught from Guruphiliac


The ‘apex body’ of Hindu sages – Akhara Parishad – has in December 2017 published a second list of “fake babas” taking the overall number of fake sages and self-styled godmen to 17, listed as follows:-.

Virendra Dev Dixit – Sachidanand Saraswati – Trikal Bhawant – Asaram Bapu – Radhe Maa – Sachchidanand Giri – Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – Swami Omji
Nirmal Baba – Ichchadhari Bhimanand – Swami Aseemanand – Narayan Sai – RampalAcharya Kushmuni – Brahaspati Giri – Om Namah Shivay Baba – Malkhan Singh

The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad is a council of akharas, which are monastic orders drawing their spiritual lineage from 8th-century seer Adi Shankara, who is said to have established orders of martial monks with the aim of defending the Hindu Dharma.  (from http://zeenews.india.com/india/beware-india-has-17-fake-babas-akhada-parishad-issues-2nd-list-2070995.html)

NOTE! This body of Hindu priests which requires that self-styled gurus should have a clear spiritual lineage through gurus in the Adi Shankara tradition has remarkably NEVER criticised many major gurus/godmen/godwomen as fake (as far as can be discovered). Many are listed above, however, and most notably these include major abusers without any spiritual lineage such as Sathya Sai Baba, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Rajneesh (Osho), Swami Prenananda and many more. In addition, the lineage of major profiteers from their false teachings and cult organisations Sri Ravi Shankar and Amma (the Hugging Mother Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī) have never been established back to Shankara.

 


This blog is written and updated only by Robert Priddy and copies found on diverse Asian websites are illegal.
 Please also note: (following addition 19/10/2013) The Indian owner of a website based in California  at weebly.com  calling himself Edwin John of  1: 6/50E, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021., copied this blog and claimed via DMCA Automattic to own the copyright. He wrote “This came to our knowledge that some unknown people who are using your free blogs are copying our content and publishing it on your free blogs under their name without my permission. They are copying our content and we are the copyright owner of the above mentioned articles.” This was a blatant lie and the blog, though taken down temporarily by wordpress.com, has been reinstated because my counter-accusation to DMCA was not challenged in court by semi-literate Edwin John (of course!). My blog of 2000 is dated May 24 2008, while his copy is dated  5/10/2008!  I have just stuck it to the top of the blogsite so all can easily be informed about this attack. He copied it months afterwards!  His copy also contains all the same links to my website and blogs which I made! Moreover he has posted the entire blog which contained up-dated materials from later years, additions about events which had not occurred back in 2008, so he  effectively claimed that he had posted material in 2008 about events which did not happen until years afterwards! What kind of a crook is this, one may ask? He uses a cloaked IP for his website and is unaccountable and uses dirty tricks against my comment, adding me as a ‘newbie’ but not posting my comment! This is Indian corruption and untruth as per all too usual!

In an important announcement by wordpress on this kind of scam, they announce they are taking legal steps against offenders. WordPress users who follow the news there will better know what steps to take in future.

 

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False Predictions by India’s Revered “Omniscient Avatar”

Posted by robertpriddy on September 30, 2007

Some Predictions by Sathya Sai Baba, guru worshipped by India’s Prime Ministers and Presidents: An example which many readers of Dr. Hislop’s Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba will have wondered much about is the prediction made there in 1968 by Baba in contradicting Hislop. Hislop suggested that Baba’s students would come into positions of influence in 20 or 30 years, when they are in their thirties or older. Baba insisted that in only 10 years there would be a great change in the Indian nation as a result (while still in their 20’s). We also read there:

Sai: “In India people reach positions of power and influence earlier in life. Even now there are a number of examples throughout the nation… The students say that when they grow up they will do as Sai wills. As positions open in every area of the Indian society, these young men will occupy the positions. Wherever they go they will influence and change the society for the better. Corruption and such problems will sharply diminish.”
This prediction cannot be said to have been fulfilled yet, in 1995. is now known to be one of the most corrupt societies in the world, and Indians are very aware of it and the continuing degeneration in the years since 1968. Baba’s students may be entering positions of influence, but this is not evident yet to political observers, at least.

Predictions by Sai Baba concerning the influence of his Veda Patsala established in the early years (school of Vedic chanting) which was to grow and flourish have also not come about… the institution was disbanded after some years of functioning.

Likewise, various statements made in discourses by Baba on vast increases in area size of the Prashanthi Nilayam ashram (to include Dharamsala, over 20 miles away) and the number of visitors expected for certain festivals were not fulfilled, the size and numbers falling far short of those predicted! We heard some reports while at Prashanthi, independently confirmed from three ashram sources, that within the preceding year Baba had told students that the village Puttaparthi would soon be bulldozed away and that within 10 years Prasanthi would become enormous – 38 miles circumference. That was very hard to imagine in such a short time – much bigger than itself!. But the area of Prashanthi Nilayam has far from doubled so far by 2007.


Sai Baba told New Zealanders in interview around Xmas 95 (told to several of my friends in 1996 by Mr. Arthur Hillcoat, leader of the Sai Org. in N.Z.) that the French nuclear tests have released radiation into the ocean which will cause great havoc, ecological destruction and deaths in N.Z. and also in other places thousands of miles distant. (This seemed extremely unlikely at the time and has not proven to have the slightest credibility since.)
Despite this, even Sai followers still publish scaremongering materials about apparently bogus interviews supposedly given by Baba telling of massive earth changes, the likelihood of a coming deluge, materialising maps and even globes of the earth showing drastic changes, the loss of 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.
Other millennial fears and predictions were nevertheless also rife among certain Sai devotees prior to New Year 2000. In a well-known incident at an interview, Baba told some people, including a Spanish airline pilot I met, that in a certain period around the millennium, air traffic would be disturbed world-wide for about 24 hours and it was unadvisable to travel then. This was published in Sai Impressions. However, the responsible publisher – Mr. Padmanabhan of Sai Towers Publications – was called in by ashram authorities and told to withdraw this news, it has only been information of a private nature. At first, paper was pasted over the announcement… so by removing the paper, it could be read. Later a new print run had entirely eliminated this material.

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Shocking Revelations from Former Devote ‘MS’

Posted by robertpriddy on July 18, 2020

This email excerpt is from a former devotee, who heard firsthand from a number of people about their experiences of sexual abuse at the hands of sathya sai baba. Details of one experience is below.

From: m——-i <m——–i@z—–o.com>

Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 at 20:38

Subject: Sai Baba

To: d——–a <d——a@gmail.com>

First of all thank you so much that you give me the honour and opportunity to be able to write to you. And before I put my questions let me shortly introduce myself:

I am a social worker and live near Munich Germany.

My spiritual journey started like yours at a young age. At age 18 I joined an Indian Bengali Guru located in NYC (New York City) called Sri Chinmoy. At age 24 I came to Baba after I wasn’t able to go along the path of Sri Chinmoy anymore. Baba was very much healing me after the “stressful” path of Chinmoy. I liked Baba’s saying “Start early- drive slowly – reach safely”. It meant a lot to me after racing to heaven with Chinmoy.

I was very active in the Sai Center in Vienna in the 90’s. I loved it! In 2001 Baba personally arranged my marriage with my wife who was from Iran and who has been living with me for the past 19 years.

We both had incredible experiences with Baba and I felt his path was so grounded – a blending between spiritual aspiration and worldly life. We loved it. Recently again after many years I have become again very active in the Sai center.

About 1 year ago I had to leave the center.

About 4 months back I received a mail from the Sai Center leader. He wanted to know my opinion about one guru. One Sai devotee warned the Sai community about this guru. See more here about him: https://www.bhaktimarga.org/.

I wrote him back that I know personally Swami Vishwananda and I had no bad experiences. He wrote me back that he lived in Vishwananda’s ashram and that Vishwananda wanted him to massage his penis and more things.

I was shocked!!!

Later on my wife said that we should not forget what kind of rumours there are about Sathya Sai Baba. We watched again the movie “Secret Swami – BBC” after around 14 years, you may know about it (we know the family a bit). After watching this I realized that I had repressed some doubts about Baba. I started to investigate, and I asked a close friend of mine what he had experienced with Baba in the many interviews he had in the 90s (17 interviews) as a young guy.

He told me confidently that he had to preform several blow jobs on Baba’s “lingam”. I am very sure he did not lie to me; everything was very confident. He told me that Baba’s penis was half erected but did not lose sperm. He was not even completely negative about Baba. The only thing he really criticized was that Baba did it with people that didn’t like it.

I was so shocked and confused but also realized that many things I heard about firsthand many times, were most probably true! Before I believed that Baba was “healing” devotee by massaging and oiling their penises. And all the other allegations I thought were just fake rumours from bad people in the internet.

Baba’s “negative side”

As you most probably know: it is true that that Baba had sexual relations with innocent people against their will or in a manipulated state of mind.

Why baba had so much money, gold and silver in his room????

Did he give the order for murdering (the four boys) in 1993?

We know that many times he didn’t really materialize!!! (ok maybe to test people’s faith???)

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Puttaparthi not even sure to become a district headquarter

Posted by robertpriddy on July 4, 2020

On June 23 of last year Hans News Service reported that ´the demand to carve out Hindupur as district capital gained momentum´. Reading the article, it was no done deal at all that Puttaparthi would win the prize of becoming the new central hub, as it faced stiff competition from Hindupur and Penukonda, to become the headquarters of the new Andhra Pradesh district! 

In typical Indian style, one year later, the matter still seems to be undecided. Nothing new under the sun. But safe to say, it does not bode well for Puttaparthi, birth place of the late Satyha Sai Baba, alleged king of kings, and its inherent power brokers. They so much want it to become a major religious and administrative centre, the more so since their late leader always confidently predicted it would gain world renown…But then, it is widely known how many of his tall claims did not pan out even when he was still ‘ in the flesh’. Why would it all of a sudden be any different now that he is dead nearly a decade? The decision will be based on ‘scientific parameters’, a local MP emphasized. God knows what will come of it…

 

Demand to Carve Out Hindupur District Gains Momentum
Hans News Service
23 Jun 2019 1:31 AM IST

Anantapur: In the context of likelihood of Hindupur emerging as district head-quarter for the proposed district to be carved out of Anantapur district, there are demands from other parts that Penukonda, the second historical capital of the once powerful Vijayanagar empire of Sri Krishna Devaraya, should be considered as its new district head quarter.

Besides, there has also been a long-time demand for making Puttaparthi as the head- quarters of the proposed second district. Already new district capital sadhana samithi’s have emerged in Penukonda and Puttaparthi represented by cross section of people.

Those advocating Penukonda as the new district head-quarter argue that Penukonda has emerged as an industrial corridor. It was also the ancient second capital of Vijayanagar empire. Kia Motors and its proposed ancillaries have the potential to transform the landscape of the historical town.

However, those demanding that Puttaparthi should be made as the new district head-quarter feel that Puttaparthi is well developed. The town has lot of infrastructure to host administrative buildings and quarters for officers. It has an airport and is also close to Bengaluru international airport. It has also close proximity to Anantapur which is an educational hub.
Hindupur of course has its own advantages as it is very close to Bengaluru international airport. Already the town has buildings to house government offices. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is planning to bifurcate every existing district into two districts taking parliamentary constituency as a yard-stick.

Even before the bifurcation of united AP, there had been demands for bifurcation of Anantapur into two districts – Anantapur and Hindupur. Similarly in Rayalaseema Tirupati in Chittoor district, Nandyala in Kurnool district, Rajampeta in Kadapa and Hindupur in Anantapur district are under consideration of the state government to make them as new districts.

Newly elected MP of Hindupuram Lok Sabha constituency Gorantla Madhav said to The Hans India that he welcomed the proposal of Hindupur emerging as another district. Anantapur, the present district head-quarters is very far away from Hindupur. By bifurcating the district, administration can be brought closer to the people and development prospects would be brighter, he said.

Already Hindupur MP constituency has emerged an industrial hub. Hindupur and Penukonda have already emerged as industrial zones. With many more industrial projects in the anvil, Hindupuram district will gain recognition as an industrial district. He said that expert committees would look into the demands for location of district head-quarter on the basis of scientific parameters, the MP added.

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Insight into Working Conditions at Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Puttaparthi

Posted by robertpriddy on June 18, 2020

 

We received this report in October, 2019, from a source who for reasons of security, wishes to remain anonymous. It gives valuable insight into the inside world of working at the Puttaparthi General Hospital.

I met several times with a gynecologist at the Sathya Sai General Hospital during my recent trip to Puttaparthi (a friend of a friend who we socialized with). She has been there one year, NOT a devotee, and will soon leave. She completed her Masters a year ago and had very limited experience. She tried working in a corporate hospital in a big city but was concerned about their unethical practices such as filling quotas for unnecessary surgeries, so she left.

She gave me insights into the Puttaparthi hospital interview process.

Telephone Excerpt

Sai General Hospital (GH) Phone Interview Experience:

GH: Are you familiar with Puttaparthi and Sai Baba?

Doc: Yes, I came there as a small girl with my parents.

GH: How wonderful! Then you know about Sai Baba?

Doc: Not much, but yes, I know OF him.

GH: Excellent! When can you start working?

Doc: Uh, what is the salary?

GH: We can give you Rs 62,000 and a room. (Note: after joining, she discovered they had LIED – the salary was only Rs 50,000 and she had to pay for electricity and water bills.)

Doc: How is the room furnished?

GH: Furnished? You need it furnished? We can put a bed in there for you. (When she came, she saw they provided a rickety old hospital bed, labeled “Super Speciality Hospital”!)

Doc: What about a table and chair? A fridge? Cupboards for storage? AC? A vehicle?

GH: None of that will be provided.

IN COMPARISION

These are typical questions that other hospitals asked her during the interveriew experience:

— Where/When did you graduate?
— What were your marks?
— What experience do you have?
— What procedures are you comfortable doing on your own?
— What procedures do you need assistance with?
— We will provide you with Rs 200,000 monthly salary (2 lakhs), with regular increases.
— We will provide you with top class fully furnished accommodation, two bedroom apartment with nice beds, hot water heater, fridge, AC, company vehicle, and of course table, chairs, lots of storage space, etc.

Doctor’s Quarters Conditions

Note: She was lucky to get a room within a couple days of arriving. Other doctors who joined after her, had no room for over a month after they joined, and they had to pay for their own accommodation in Puttaparthi. They continually heard excuses of the room “getting ready”.

I visited her room, which is in the hospital compound (it was not there in the ‘old days,’ when doctors had rooms inside the ashram). There was only one small cupboard in the kitchen – no other storage place anywhere, not even in the bedroom and entry rooms. Utensils and other food items were piled up on the counters. The cover to the toilet seat was gone. It was so sweltering hot in Puttaparthi that she ended up buying her own AC for the room (money provided by her parents, as her salary was insufficient). The mattress on the bed were hard as rock, slightly lumpy, and could not be used – she had purchased her own mattress. There was water damage visible on the walls, probably mold too, and the paint was peeling off from top to bottom. She told me that she saw several accommodations provided to doctors in the Super Speciality hospital and they were WORSE than hers.

She was totally shocked that the General Hospital did not ask nor did they care about any medical experience she might have – they only cared about her knowing about Sai Baba and Puttaparthi!

She didn’t like working at Puttaparthi and did a few more phone interviews with other hospitals, and finally accepted a job offer at a small town in another state, for several times more money than she gets in Puttaparthi.

She said that the Parthi hospitals are understaffed and always trying to rope in people willing to work for cheap wages; however, most new non-devotee employees leave within a few months. She also told older staff who were ardent devotees, would tell her stories of Sai miracles and pressure her on a regular basis to become a devotee and to attend bhajans. Also, she pointed out the lack of sanitation there was a big issue. For example, being free, she said, why of course needles were reused multiple times on multiple patients!

Some of the pictures of the doctor’s room are attached. In India, doctors are treated like VIPs with luxury accommodation when they join a hospital to work in. The doc lady was shocked when she saw what they provided for her!

The decline of The “God Avatar’s” accommodation facilities and unsanitary conditions are telling signs of the transitory nature of pretended divinity and fame. No wonder the gynecologist left asap!

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The Entry Hall

                                                        
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Paint peeling in bedroom

                                              
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Hospital bed provided, no sheets given

                                                                                                                                                                 

 
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The only storage cupboard in the flat

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Toilet with unfinished tiles and broken toilet seat

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Bathroom in deplorable condition

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Master Plan for Puttaparthi? UPDATED!

Posted by robertpriddy on June 11, 2020

The proposition for a major development of Puttaparthi into an international tourist destination, first reported years ago and revisited many times (not least of which was in September 2019), has again been revised in a Hans India article dated 2 June 2020.

Sathya Sai Baba has been dead and buried for nine (9) years now. Puttaparthi has hardly any visitors, as the evidence of wrongdoing and the fact that the baba constantly sexually abused young boys for many decades, has spread far and wide.

Puttaparthi is now just a typical small town with normal families going about their normal lives. How will they attract tens of thousands of spiritual-minded tourists to pay for the “Yoga Wellness Centre” and the “Food Park”? Wait and watch my friends – wait and watch!

This massive project promises to be yet another “White Elephant” of waste, just like the Sathya Sai Airport, vacant year round, is now.

See the article HERE.

Master plan prepared for development of Puttaparthi: MLA D Sridhar Reddy

Hans News Service
2 Jun 2020 12:48 AM IST

Puttaparthi (Anantapur) : MLA D Sridhar Reddy stated that he will strive to develop Puttaparthi as an international tourist destination. Already the spiritual town has a brand image due to the visit of several people from abroad when Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba was alive.

The town has many guest houses and private resorts built by foreign devotees of the Baba and it will be developed on the lines of Mantralaya, he said.

Sathya Sai National Park, Underground drainage and underground power cables, a ring road, R&B circuit guest house, Food Park and Yoga Wellness Centre will be part of Rs 1,000 crore development project, he added.

Sridhar Reddy said to The Hans India that a master plan had been drafted prior to covid 19 lockdown.

Soon the issue will be taken to the notice of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

APIIC will provide 100 acres of land for Food Park, and Roads and Buildings department will be investing Rs.350 crore on the 31.5 km ring road development covering Manillakunta Cross, Kothacheruvu, Puttaparthi and Bukkapatnam mandals. Already 60 acres had been identified for the Yoga Wellness Centre, he further said.

MLA Sridhar asked officials to take steps for planting trees on the proposed ring road connecting Puttaparthi-Bukkapatnam-Kothacheruvu. A fountain at the Chitravati dam and also a giant statue of Baba for attracting tourists are also planned by the MLA.

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CBI begins probe Asaram witness murder case

Posted by robertpriddy on June 10, 2020

Zee news Saturday, October 24, 2015  reported: “Muzaffanagar CBI has begun probe into the murder of a prime witness in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu; and got all documents from the local police here.
According to SHO of Newmandi, police station A K Singh, all papers in connection with the Akhil Gupta murder case were handed over to the CBI on Friday.
The Uttar Pradesh government had on July 24 recommended a CBI probe into the murder of Gupta in a rape case against Asaram Bapu.
35-year-old Akhil was shot at by unidentified persons on January 11 this year. Subsequently, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. He was a cook and personal aide of 74-year-old Asaram, who has been in jail since August, 2013, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl.”

Tuesday, November 24: Asaram’s daughter-in-law records statement against him. “Indore: The daughter-in-law of self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram Bapu on Tuesday once again accused him and his son Narayan Sai of harassing her.”

ALSO: Murder of witness in Asaram case: Crime Branch gets vital leads By: Express News Service | Lucknow – Kripal Singh, a witness in the rape case against Asaram, was shot at in Shahjahanpur on July 10 and died a day later.
Rape cases against Asaram, son: Couple arrested for attacks on witnesses Police is also investigating the role of these two arrested persons in connection with the attacks on witnesses of rape cases filed against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai.
Asaram Bapu’s daughter-in-law alleges torture by godman, husband Indore September 19, 2015 The woman also accused Asaram of pressurising her late father Devraj Krishnani to ‘donate’ a valuable property in Bhopal to the godman.
Narayan Sai had illicit relationship with women. Asaram’s daughter-in-law reveals all
  (Zee Media Bureau)

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Why have so few Sai insiders come forward to tell the truth?

Posted by robertpriddy on June 10, 2020

Suggestion:

They cannot recognise the truth, because they will not accept many facts that undermine the self-evaluation of Sathya Sai Baba himself.

Below is a warning from 2001, posted on a now defunct yahoo group.

Scary stuff that needs to be exposed

From knkitts on: Sathya Sai Baba Discussion Club, message 2474:   http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/sathyasaibabadiscussionclub (Yahoo Groups has since been deleted)

Date: 8/6/01 9:22 p.m.

Dear all,
I’m going to come out with the full dirt as I’ve heard it on Sai Baba, sex cowboy. I’m being flippant to deal with my revulsion as I write, so please forgive my intermittent attempts at humor.
Some years ago now, another woman ex-devotee gave me the phone number of a fellow in California (where I live) who’d taught at SB’s school for (unfortunately betrayed) boys at Puttaparthi for many years. I called this fellow up, and he spilled his guts on the condition of privacy. I believe that he was justifiably concerned about repercussions as to his having spoken out, so I’ll leave him nameless. Devotee readers, please trust that what I’m saying is not fictional. I have no desire to incur negative karma by stating lies.


This fellow (X) and I spoke for over one and a half hours. He told me things I’d never imagined of. He said that that SB’s brother runs Puttaparthi like a Mafia don, demanding kickbacks and silence in exchange for the economic benefits that having a “guru” on site brings. He also said that the villagers are terrified for their lives because of SB’s brother, and that it takes a long time (if ever) for the villagers to trust outsiders and tell them what’s really going on.

X told me that over the years a few villagers and college boys came to trust him and told him nightmarish accounts. Several college boys told him of the extensive sexual molestation and swore him to secrecy because they were scared for their lives. Villagers told X that in a few instances SB had also molested women and then had them murdered, and that their bodies were buried in the hills surrounding Puttaparthi.

It apparently came to the attention of SB’s henchmen that X knew too much, and he told me that a terrified villager told him that he’d heard that X was marked for death and that he had to leave the ashram immediately to save his life.

That statement carries implications that reader can evaluate for themselves. At any rate, X fled Puttaparthi and returned to the US. He told the members of his local center what he’d experienced and was met by deaf ears and denial. He has since reestablished his career in the US and completely distanced himself from the sai organization.

X’s sincerity was almost tangible over the phone. I have no reason to doubt him. I live in Los Osos, California. I do not fear SB. It’s taken me years to be open about what I’ve experienced and heard about the false avatar in whom I once so implicitly believed.

Prime Minister of India: please you must shut Sai Baba’s operation down! He is an insult to the true masters of Mother Bharati and a cultural embarrassment to an extraordinary spiritual heritage of a nation.


Love, Kyra

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SAI BABA ‘MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE’

Posted by robertpriddy on November 23, 2019

AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW?

As the decades rolled by, nearly all Sathya Sai Babas activities became more and more self-centered, self-glorifying, exaggerated, and opulent… and thus hollow at the core. It is all statues, tinsel thrones and pompous vehicles, monumental buildings with no purpose other than to try to improve Sathya Sai Baba’s image (now so tainted) and the endless and wasteful personality cult of Sathya Sai Baba worship. The progressively emerging evidence about him – and his past – lead anyone with openness and perceptivity more and more to doubt the essentials of many stories. Much of what is told is evidently based on over-zealous interpretations and mental-emotional ‘projections’ of very subtle kinds. Most of the alleged healings are surely cases of placebo and/or concentration-projection focused on Sathya Sai Baba, functioning as a symbol or ‘spiritual catalyst’. These phenomena are also very common with countless other so-called ‘healers’. Sathya Sai Baba is nonetheless able to appear involved, exercising some role, mainly through the powers of telepathy, entering dreams and such like, in many persons minds.

An oft-repeated claim by Sathya Sai Baba, parroted by devotees, is that many kinds of unfair and undocumented accusations have been leveled against Sai Baba through the years, both by sceptics and followers who are dissatisfied or disappointed by unfulfilled expectations as to Sai Baba’s attention etc. This is based on his own pronouncements about how unfairly all good people have always been treated by their jealous contemporaries, and that he will be no exception himself. His defensiveness towards all who may leave him is seen in Sai Baba’s monthly journal, Sanathana Sarathi (11-92, p. 261), “The minds of the so-called devotees are turned in the wrong direction. If their desires are fulfilled, they praise Me. But, once a desire is not realised they go to the extent of even reviling me. Even while they are attempting to understand Me, they harbour doubts from head to foot. Some even leave me, when their worldly desires are not fulfilled.” He also takes the sly precaution of warning that he will have to separate “the grain from the chaff”, as if it were his own plan that devotees who cease to believe or accept him are rejected by him firstly! Why would this self-proclaimed compassionate avatar wish to rubbish people who do not accept him any longer because they have found he does not measure up to his many wildly excessive claims? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind!

One cannot but note that such predictions are most convenient for those who know they have something to hide that will not stand the light of day but which will probably eventually be discovered. They can then defend themselves by saying, ‘I predicted this all along’. The propensities Sai Baba has most apparently been unable to overcome, were reportedly told about to various persons by one of his earliest and closest followers who shared his bedroom for several of his post-pubescent years (the pair of them were known locally as ‘Radha and Krishna’, according to Vijayamma), and it would moreover be hugely naïve to believe that he never had sexual stirrings in the normal way. He has once actually told in a discourse that the sexual instinct is the hardest of all tendencies for humans to overcome. That homosexual relations with minors are evidently quite widespread and tacitly accepted in much of India – where it is also illegal even between consenting adults! – does not mean that they are openly accepted or practically non-criminal in the wider society, so guilt and the need to cover up must also be equally widespread.

“When I am defamed, I never get incensed, for it is only the tree full of edible fruits that is attached by sticks and stones.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 4 p. 184). Yes, Sai Baba ignored his critics as long as they tended to fade away, but now that the allegations of child molestation and homosexual intrusions have stuck to him indelibly at last (and on a global scale), along with powerful evidence that awaken grave suspicions of his involvement in the 1993 murders incident, he was roused and raised his voice angrily while thumping his lectern in the famous Xmas discourse of 2000. “I never get incensed” is therefore demonstrably wrong. He lashed out at his critics as Judases who take money to defame him, as demons and so forth. Despite this, the sufficiently brain-softened devotee will repeat Sai Baba’s very convenient words that, though he may appear to be angry or show human emotions, he is actually wholly umoved by everything. So he could easily stand by and hear the cold-blooded execution by rifle-fire of four of his long-serving devotees without any emotion! How convenient for him! But no so convenient for everyone! He can rage like a mad lion (as experienced by Prof. Kasturi and described by other devotees), all while pretending he was as calm as a cucumber. He intimidates his students in various ways (and sometimes their teachers too, as I saw him do in public in 1987).

One may hold that verbal attacks often tell more about the attacker’s thoughts and motives than about the victim. This certainly applied to Sai Baba’s dire threats in this case. He has long preached how negative rumours are like boomerangs, but then he sets going the absurdly false rumour that those who accused him did so for money, like Judases! (See Divine Discourse 25.12.2000). “From the feet to the hair on the head, Sathya Sai Baba is doing service without any selfishness. Can’t even these people with brains understand this? Why are they doing this propaganda? Even this bad propaganda is for money. Even these bad thoughts are for money only…Switzerland, America, Japan, Germany, China, Russia – our children have entered in all directions. Some foreigners are trying to bribe them. They are saying, “See, foolish ones! I will give this much money. I will give so many dollars. I will give this many pounds. You write and give some stories against Sathya Sai Baba.”

This is nothing short of a direct, massive lie, but one which many of his cowed and dependent followers believe. On the contrary, the shortage of Sai Baba’s own funds due to fall-off in donations was surely one of the main causes of his bending to the wishes of his anxious coterie to hit back at his accusers. He ranted on: “These types of publicity are shameless. Truly they are not human beings at all. The ones who put obstacles in the way of all sacred works are demons, not human beings. The determined vow of Sai will never change, even if demons like this may be all over the world. (Swami bangs his fist decisively on the table to emphasize His point. The audience applauds for long.)”

A person is judged by both his words and his actions… he who always pretended that he was so even-minded and beyond praise and blame that he never reacted… He has set up himself as the only perfect example for all to follow, but he could not refrain from angry lies and scandal-mongering! His example has since been followed by top Sai-organisation leaders in the USA and Denmark, who have actually demonstrably known about male sexual interference by Sai Baba for decades, which information they have suppressed. In Denmark, the leaders Thorbjørn Meyer, Steen Piculell, and Prof. Peter Pruzan have maligned victims shamelessly and have failed to investigate the mass of current allegations against Sai Baba which they reject out of hand.

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Master Plan for Puttaparthi?

Posted by robertpriddy on October 7, 2019

A report in late September 2019 stated that Puttaparthi will be developed into an “International Tourist Spiritual destination”, a 1,000 crore project. This will apparently include a 100 acre land for a Food Park and 60 acres for a Yoga Wellness Center.

It is quite amusing to hear of the large wasteful investments in hope of a internationally recognised spiritual destination… the dwindling attraction of a dead and gone charlatan God. I wonder what the “R & B Circuit Guest House’” will be. Part of a showbiz circuit for Rhythm and Blues artists and their fans? Ha, ha!

Then, the 100 acre ‘Food Park’ intrigued me… will they be selling sought-after culinary delicacies as Parthi-pizza, coconut and/or vegetable rolls, PN canteen food? That will bring in the ’spiritual visitors’ in their hordes, no doubt.

A full sixty acres of Yoga wellness rather suggests the estimated ill health and degeneration of devotees. What will doubtless be the destruction of the already naturally beautiful Chitravati river bed and surroundings is a mindless shame.

Why can’t people leave good alone? I can’t imagine many people making a pilgrimage to see it all!

See the Link HERE.

Master Plan for Puttaparthi development proposed in Anantapur
Hans News Service
30 Sep 2019 2:39 AM IST

Anantapur: District Collector S Sathyanarayana stated that Puttaparthi, the abode of late Sathya Sai Baba, will be developed as an International Tourist Spiritual destination. A detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared soon and the state government will send it to the central government for financing the project, he said.

The Collector convened a meeting in this regard and Puttaparthi MLA D Sridhar presided over it. The town will be developed on the lines of Icon City in Mantralaya. Sathya Sai National Park, Underground drainage and under-ground power cables, a Ring road, R&B circuit guest house, Food Park and Yoga Wellness Centre development will be part of the Rs 1,000 crore project, the Collector said.

APIIC will provide 100 acres of land for Food Park and already some parties have evinced interest in investing on Food Park. Roads and Buildings department will be investing Rs.350 crores on the 31.5 km Ring road development covering Manillakunta Cross, Kothacheruvu, Puttaparthi and Bukkapatnam mandals.

Already 60 acres have been identified for the Yoga Wellness Centre. Chitravati river-bed beautification will also be part of the Greater Puttaparthi Development. A 33 KV sub-station is also proposed in the Puttaparthi town, he added.

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Sathya Sai Baba ‘materialisation’ of green gemstone ring and silver medallion

Posted by robertpriddy on April 12, 2019

Sai Baba ‘green diamond ring’ and silver medallion – but in reality not materialised at all. The gemstone proved to be a syntheti gren sapphire…worth a few dollars! The ring was 18 carat gold. The medallion was silver.

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Sandipan Chatterjee, former follower of Sai Baba sought by his family

Posted by robertpriddy on April 6, 2019

Sandeepan Chatterjee was one of the key people in charge of ‘editing’ the jounal ‘Sanathan Sarathi’ along with another senior gentleman. This work was done at Sai Towers in Puttaparthi. Apparently, he was forced to leave Puttaparth and tried to recreate his life in Bangalore but without success. There are rumors that he may have settled in Australia.  I am informed that his family lost touch with him and that his mother now lies bedridden after a hip fracture lamenting the loss of her son.
It would be of great help to his family and friends if anyone can supply information of his whereabouts and, if possible, give an e-mail or other address or means of contacting hem.me if you could put the word out about him among your colleagues/ friends about him. Please send any information either to <promita1234@yahoo.com> or to this website at <rero@getmail.no>. Alternatively, one can make a comment on this blog with the information (it will not be posted or disclosed except to the family).
Thanks, Robert Priddy

 

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Sai Baba lingam fraud perpetuated by Madhusudana

Posted by robertpriddy on March 11, 2019

The self-appointed, trumped-up copyist of Sathya Sai Baba known as ‘Bhagawan’ Sukshma Baba (aka Madhusudana) performed the Houdini stage act of producing a lingam (claiming it formed in his stomach:
As the intensity and vibrations increased, a golden Lingam emerged around forty-five minutes into the overnight Bhajans. Brother Madhusudan is simply a hollow instrument of Bhagawan, who lends himself to Bhagawan so completely and freely for Bhagawan to do as He pleases, that the Lord used his persona to manifest His will of Lingodbhavam! This is truly an unprecedented account in the history of humanity where human and divine merge as one, to achieve the divine will!

This parody can be viewed at length on the promotional video at: https://youtu.be/vGISmFlfUac

Lingam regurgitation by street fakir – video clip  https://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/lingam-regurgitation-new-video-clip/

Sukshma Baba subsumed in Sathya Sai Baba?   December 5, 2018

Or is Sathya subsumed by Sukshma (Madhusudana of Muddenahalli)? Is it ‘all one’ and the same? Or does it even matter? One fact is certain, the difference in intelligence about the physical world is nil… and the laughable confusion of the statement on the Bermuda Triangle and magnetism is a masterpiece of nonsense! Join One […]

Madhusudan gang trash SB’s promise to return as Prema Sai

A short video viewable at https://www.dropbox.com/s/5vczpq0lou4q2yj/5cf92e00-208c-485f-a021-af46a543b640.mp4.mov?dl=0 shows how the Muddenahalli gang are trying to secure Madhusudana’s situation as Sai Baba’s ‘medium’ for the next ten years. So Prema Sai will not get a look in until Madhu very likely will proclaim he himself is Prema Sai (not that Prema Sai is – or ever was – […]

Prema Sai announcement by Sukshma Baba

The Muddenahalli ‘oracle boy’ known as Sukshma Baba (aka Dewreddy Madhusudan Rao Naidu) has now ‘revealed’ details about Prema Sai, who he claims is born and will not become known until he is 14 years old. (This amends Sukshma Baba’s report: 5 more years before Sai leaves this form.) He previously announced that he’s only working in […]

Lingam ‘materialised’ by Sukshma Baba on Maha Sivarathri!

The continuing Muddenahalli scam engineered by Narasimha Murthy and fronted by former abused Sai student  Madhusudan (so-called Sukshma Baba, the fake ‘oracle boy’ invested with Sai Baba’s ‘subtle body) seems to have no bounds. Now he is venturing further and imitating Sathya Sai Baba by spitting out a lingam on Maha Sivarathri. The level of cynical criminality […]

Muddenahalli plans to usurp Prema Sai

The former warden of Brindavan College, Narasimha Murthy held another propaganda talk. He is  apparently preparing the ground for an announcement that Prema Sai is in Muddenahalli – presumably in the person of Madhu Sudan, one of Sai Baba former students and sexual partners. Murthy’s efforts gradually led to the hi-jacking of the Sai Baba […]

Madhusudan (‘oracle boy’) formally ADMITS he is a fake

The Muddenahalli ‘oracle boy’ who has been posing as hosting the ‘subtle body’ of Sathya Sai Baba stated to Nigerian police in Lagos that he is no ‘light body’ and does NOT receive messages. In short, the entire Muddenahalli project based on this impostor and all its current works to obtain donations and a world-wide […]

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Ganapathy Raju (Sai Baba’s cousin): Serious complaint about Ratnakar, Prashanthi Nilayam

Posted by robertpriddy on March 10, 2019

Sathya Sai Baba’s cousin Ganapathy Raju went public with serious complaints about the Prashanthi takeover by Ratnakar, but the only reports we got were watered down briefs from online newspapers.

Below is his original e-mail that he no doubt distributed widely, which includes several attached, important and very detailed documents! However no one seems to have made any of the valuable documents public, as he had perhaps hoped.

—– Original Message —–
From: Ganapathy Raju
To: Ganapathy Raju
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 12:29 PM
Subject: Fwd: Sub: Request to join hands in bringing back the past and lost Glory of Bhagawan’s Empire from the culprit trustees who are not functioning as trustee but, as day time robbers.

Dear Sai Community,
It is high time that, culprits be punished and the need of an hour is to seek CBI enquiry on to the health and treatment to Bhagawan given in detail. The devotees need to know the exact date and time of Bhagawan left us physically. The issue of which is still mystery.
The recent cyber crime enquiry (the details attached herewith reveals) the kind of trustees we have in Great Sathya Sai Central Trust, who looked innocents during Bhagawan’s presence.

We need all the culprits to payback all that, they have stolen with interest and be terminated from the trusteeship without further loss of time.
Also please find few of the attachments which throw light on the atrocities of the culprit trustees. There is an enquiry on cyber crime committed by one of the trustees who claimed to be a family member of Sathya Sai Baba. In this name, this culprit’s unlimited atrocities have been attached for your immediate reference and request you all not to give any importance to such culprit in the trust.

There was a police enquiry on money shifting by Ratnakar and Srinivasan, Governor’s order into trustees illegal land grabbing and many other issues, another enquiry on Cyber crime committed by one of the trustees.  I appealed to senior trustees several times but, no action has been taken by them. This amounts to say either they too have joined hands with the culprits or they are not capable to handle the culprits. When they cannot handle them effectively, it is better they resign and make way for students to run the trust with utmost responsibility.

Till date Ms.Meena Kumari is dictating terms in the trust’s administration by using car belongs to the trust with fuel and driver’s  salary along with many such facilities at the cost of devotees contributions shamelessly. Please let us all know on what capacity she is doing so.
If, no action against culprit trustees is taken in a week’s time, I shall go for a vast campaign and press meet all over the country giving full details with several evidences on these culprits. At least these culprits should have resigned owing to the police enquiries, Governor’s order to enquire into the illegal activities, and cyber crime investigations.

Do we still call them trustees? Or day time robbers! Who are indulging in many atrocities till date? Also I would appeal to IT, and Finance department to withdraw 80G and FCR facilities for being misused of the act by these culprit trustees and for severe violations of the act.

I would have no further complaints if, the culprits are removed and replaced by Swami’s students under able guidance like Sri.Chakravarthi.
If no trace of action found like in the past, I would go ahead with my task even if it costs me my life. If the readers of this mail are true devotees, please think over to it before Bhagawan’s Empire is fully damaged.

I strongly feel Bhagawan is looking for someone to shoulder the responsibility of reforming the trust from the present situation like Krishna getting it done through Arjuna and Bhima, Rama with the assistance of Hanuman and Lord Shiva through Karthikeya. We should not be thinking that, HE would take care of HIS Empire. He is testing us all that, what would be the action/responsibility of His devotees under this situation.

Sai Ram,
M.Ganapathy Raju.
First cousin of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
Puttaparthi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-devotees have confirmed the bit about Ratnakar taking over the cable network in Puttaparthi. One of my informants had cable TV but only a few general channels came in, and all the non-partial Indian news stations that spoke out against Sai Baba were excluded. The TV screen going black on several occasions when something negative about Parthi was being reported, so the network was under very sophisticated control.

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Paul William Roberts: Sathya Sai Baba defender

Posted by robertpriddy on February 15, 2019

A confirmed Sathya Sai Baba devotee and author, Paul William Roberts, wrote about the spirituality of the east in his book ‘Empire of the Soul’. The book is fairly entertaining about India and gives some fair descriptions of some of its many spiritual frauds (Rajneesh, Mother Theresa) and extraordinary yogis like Shiva Bala Yogi, who I also met on several occasions. However, his chapter of Sai Baba is now very much dated (to use a very mild term) in view of all that has emerged from countless sources to show that Sai Baba was not at all as he seemed to those who worshipped him, like the young Paul William Roberts.

While his description of Puttaparthi and the ashram was telling enough, his writing about Sai Baba’s story was recanting without critical awareness of what the many devotee hagiographies related many, many times before. The hagiographies which he drew on lacked any reliable sources, consisting overwhelmingly in zealots’ subjective perceptions of their (often mentally and emotionally pre-programmed) experiences and unidentifiable second-hand stories laced with regurgitated ‘sai-official’ disinformation. In view of how many people, luminaries and news media, embraced Sai Baba as a genuine holy man (and much, much more besides, it is understandable that Roberts’ account relied on putative ‘facts’ which since then have been entirely discredited (to all but the diminishing band of zealots in denial), most especially since 2000 and again after his ‘incomprehensible’ and ignominious death in 2011. He wrote,

Incidents, some well documented few even on film, have him creating fairly large objects, substantial amounts of food, raising the dead, healing the sick, appearing in two places thousands of kilometres apart at the same time, and altering at will the laws of time, space and basic physics.”  (‘Empire of the Soul’ Chapter 3 – p. 37 in original Canadian edition, 1994. US edition 1996).

Like so many others, he accepted this without normal critical research or reservation of judgement into the veracity of such unprecedented claims, even though many who then (almost) believed they could be true (mea culpa). The chief raising from the dead claim was long since been exploded by the investigation of parapsychologist Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson, and he found no evidence of bi-location, though he questioned those involved. Sai Baba did not allow Haraldsson and Osis properly to test or confirm the materialisation claims despite many visits there. Sai Baba famously claimed to be the Creator of the Universe and the Father who sent Jesus (all of which should make anyone doubly suspicious surely?)

We read that Sathya Sai Baba told him all about his (P.W. Roberts’) life and gave a breakdown of his personality.  As the world now knows, Sai Baba became a very widely accused (but government and judiciary protected) sexual abuser, nor confront the many incontravertible testimonies and exposures of his many abuses of faith and murder involvement. which he has . Then Sai Baba circled his hand and “a white oily substance” appeared “in his palm”. “Somehow, I knew what he wanted to do, so I lifted my shirt and let him rub this substance into my chest. I kept thanking him profusely.”  He also reported that his next few days were spent in a daze of happiness and became a blur.  (‘Empire of the Soul’ Chapter 3 – p. 37 in original Canadian edition, 1994. US edition 1996). This occurred in a private interview, though he in 2004 he gave a somewhat different account of what Sai Baba did in an e-mail he wrote explicitly suggesting it could be openly circulated among Sai Baba devotees. In short, his published account was not strictly true on a rather embarrassing point of which body part Sai Baba massaged when PWR ‘lifted his shirt’. (Interestingly, one student who was abused by Sai Baba told how, when he was given the task of cleaning in the private interview room, found a stash of rings and lockets of the kind SB claimed to ‘materialise’ and also a receptacle with a fragrant liquid and a sponge under his chair).

After being kept waiting long for recognition from one who one had come to be almost convinced was a holy person, if not the Deity of all Deities as Sai Baba himself claimed, most devotees who met him in an interview were strongly predisposed to be overwhelmed. P.W. Roberts was selected by Sai Baba to address his own captive audience in the Poorna Chandra hall at Puttaparthi – considered a great honour. Later he was accorded a yet greater honour, of teaching at the Sathya Sai Baba Vidyagiri Deemed University in Puttaparthi. At no time since then has PWR published any revision of his published claims and errors about Sai Baba as one would have expected from any writer claiming to purvey truth and be a competent journalist. After all, it has been very widely testified by dozens of his close (former) devotees to have been a serial sexual abuser (but government and judiciary protected) and yet worse he is known to his entire family, many residents at his ashram and some brave journalists to have colluded with his brother and the police to execute four of his devotees who intruded into his quarters in 1993. His other massive abuses of faith and gross deceptions have been documented on-line by hundreds of people. Considering PWR’s book is still available and promotes Sathya Sai Baba as virtually beyond all human understanding and of his highly questionable puritanical, speculative and self-contradictory ‘religious teaching’. Since then, Roberts has not seen fit to publish any revised account . It may well be that PWR is still enamoured of his experience with Sai Baba his highly questionable puritanical, speculative and self-contradictory ‘religious teachings’, having long indoctrinated himself deeply in Vedic hymns, rituals and primitive knowledge that he can no longer see the wood for the trees.

Later two other Westerners who were once prominent in Sai Baba’s sphere and also taught heard of alleged sexual abuses of students by Sai Baba and, after doubting these stories for a long time, they eventually investigated  the issue most thoroughly. Concert pianist David Bailey was then the great favourite of 100 interviews and a globe-trotting promoter of Sai Baba not least because he performed for Queen Elizabeth and taught both British princes students music and also Sai Baba college students. He was approached by some of them who evidently trusted him greatly, asking if he could help them in stopping Sai Baba from sexually abusing them. Bailey became a major investigator and whistleblower on Sai Baba, and he learned with certainty from young men and various parents that such had taken place along with many other covered-up untoward matters. Subsequently, Barry Pittard, also a teachers at Sai colleges during the time Roberts himself was there, and who knew Roberts then, later discovered íncontravertable proof that Sai Baba’s illegal genital touching went far further than that… he was an outright sexual abuser for his own pleasure. Mails I have show that Pittard contacted Roberts about the issue but was also rebuffed.

To take one of many serious investigators’ testimonies: The editor of the famous magazine Nexus, Duncan Roads, (see here)- wrote the following: “I had heard the many rumours about Sai Baba’s sexual impropriety over the years, and like many, dismissed them as disgruntled devotees. Later on, I actually took those attacks as ‘evidence’ that Sai Baba was growing in influence, and that this was the ’system’ attacking him. Unlike Sai Baba believers, I have an open mind, one which allows me to read and listen to things that Sai Baba believers refuse even to allow into their consciousness.  I read some of the more recent testimonies, and decided to investigate for once and for all to put an end to the rumours. I ended up speaking to many victims, parents of victims, former Sai Baba centre ‘leaders’ and some respected ‘figureheads’ from the movement.  All confirmed the same pattern of abuse and sexual misconduct. I did not want to believe any of these testimonies, but I also had to be true to what I was uncovering.  Sai Baba is, and has, been involved in sexual misconduct with boys and young men.  The effects of this misconduct has caused unestimatable damage within many many families, including suicides.

PWR admitted that he knew of cases of gential oiling and (around 2004) he was aware that young persons had gone public and testified against the multi-billionaire and politically most influential Sai Baba, a homosexual misuser of boys and young men (see massed evidence I already knew three of them well before they told of being abused). SB was very widely reported as having groomed boys and young men by applying oil to their stomachs, genitals, sometimes repeatedly in fresh interviews. This was widely testified to have been preliminary grooming or ‘testing’, as it preceded future sexual acts. He often followed-up in various and often very erotic and perverse ways. Informed by various persons, PWR earlier refused then to accept the possibility that Sai Baba ever abused anyone sexually, despite the brave outspoken young men who most credibly described being molested, including the testimony from two US ‘victims’ on BBC World’s major exposure of Sai Baba’s fraudulence and alleged criminality, ‘The Secret Swami’. Despite all this, plus the overwhelming evidence from sworn testimonies and parents of minors sexually abused by SB, Roberts has in recent years blogged that he does not believe Sai baba sexually abused anyone! This is the same kind of sheer denial long observed in others who fear not losing their faith in SB and all it involves emotionally, mentally, and socially. 

Despite all that and much more to show Sai Baba was far from being what he claimed he was, that he made countless false claims, wrong predictions galore, employed outright fraud and sleight-of-hand, was seriously involved in permitting executions in his apartment by police and much more, PWR has issued no comment. Is this not the kind of covering-up of past errors with which he charges so many of his media critics? Why has this ‘brilliant investigative journalist’ as some admirers call him, not done his duty to the public in correcting his highly exaggerated account of Sai Baba (whose promised protection he was evidently not himself accorded)? Perhaps it is a case of not letting facts get in the way of his convictions, for he has recently written “I do confess, however, to possessing scant regard for specifics if they strike me as less relevant than the overarching truth about which I am writing. Why let facts stand in the way of a general reality?”  Many people throughout history from idiot to savants, have thought they knew the overarching reality, but the facts have eventually defeated most of them. 

Among other outright errors, being taken in by some of the massive hyped false propaganda, PWR repeated such wild claims as Sai Baba had  “announced that he was the reincarnation of a holy man almost no one in South India had even heard of”, namely Shirdi Sai Baba from Maharashtra. But many in his area did know of him and some relations of his were even worshippers of the supposed saint; there were even temples to Shirdi Sai Baba in various locations there. Besides, most Shirdi Baba followers strenuously reject Sathya’s claim. Roberts also promoted the now-patent falsehood of Sathya’s predicted death: “After he dies, this to be at the age of ninety-six in the year 2022, Prema Sai Baba will be born four years later also somewhere in South India.” Sai Baba died in April, 2011, though he had made several different documented predictions of his coming death, all wrong by at least a decade.

Originally, I tried to warn Roberts of his error in supporting a pedophile, and eventually posted one short blog about his own admitted inaccurate reporting of the ‘oiling’ incident. But In a recent mail to me, Roberts wrote that he ‘has no recollection’ of any exchanges between us and claims that what I had posted quoting some excerpts from those mails was ‘patently a fabrication’. That was not sensible, though Roberts seems habitually to have accused his political critics of fabrication and cover-up among many other sins, even though sometimes with justification. However, we did indeed have several heated exchanges about his views on Sai Baba, which were sent for open distribution to another former devotee, and the quotes are 100% accurate and provable with data source materials and testimony from several recipients of the exchanges at the time, should it be necessary. I do not necessarily accuse him of lying outright since, on his new blog site he explains how he has suffered from alcoholism. In his blog he speaks of being “being too drunk or tormented by demons“.  Also “My tactics consisted of self-pity (enormous doses), drugs (doses as enormous as I could obtain or afford), alcohol (as much as I could consume before falling unconscious – and I mean litres of whiskey, not a few dry sherries), then bouts of raving insanity, about which I recall mercifully little, of course

This might well explain lack of memory. He suffered a major crisis in which both his retina became perforated and made him blind (now having only 7% vision in one eye). He has since blogged at length about how he had to accept hospitalisation and psychiatric examination. Sad as that is, it does not alter the fact that he wrote me a very aggressive mails which, as things stand at present, I omit here, though all are preserved in my archive.

‘Empire of the Soul’ is on-line

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Murder Trial

Posted by robertpriddy on January 19, 2019

ndtv.com

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh paid tribute to Sathya Sai Baba with a bhajan.
Comment, ‘Birds of a feather flock together’

CHANDIGARH: Age seems to be catching up with Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, once known as “Rockstar Baba” and “Guru of Bling” for his embellished clothes. His beard has gone grey and his face “looked pale” as he appeared via video conferencing before a special CBI court on Friday, son of killed journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati, Anshul Chhatarpati, said.
Ram Chander was killed in Haryana’s Sirsa in 2002 after his newspaper published an anonymous letter alleging sexual exploitation of women by the self-styled godman. The court convicted Singh and three others for the journalist’s murder.

The 51-year-old sect head was named as the main conspirator in the case. Anshul said while his family got emotional on hearing the court’s verdict, Singh appeared shocked. Already serving a 20-year sentence for raping two of his followers, the self-styled godman is
staring at a life term or capital punishment after he was found guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy.

The quantum of punishment will be announced by the court on January 17. Before being convicted in the rape case in August 2017, Singh was known for his lavish lifestyle, a penchant for modified motorbikes, his music videos and scripting, directing and starring in his films. The burly, bearded man was also known for his love for sports and apparently holds dozens of records, including those for the world’s largest vegetable mosaic and largest finger painting.

Singh’s Twitter account, now suspended, described him as “Spiritual saint/Philanthropist/Versatile singer/All-rounder sportsperson/Film director/Actor/Art director/Music director/Writer/Lyricist/Autobiographer/DOP”.

He is also facing trial for allegedly forcing 400 of his followers to undergo castration in a bid to “get closer to god”, besides allegedly murdering former Dera manager Ranjit Singh in 2002.

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SOME OF SATHYA SAI BABA’S FAILED PREDICTIONS

Posted by robertpriddy on January 15, 2019

Sathya Sai Baba made many predictions in private interview situations, where it was taboo to repeat to others afterwards, but SB knew well that they would spread like wildfire as uncontrollable rumours. When the predictions failed, which they invariably did, there was 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 alleged ‘leelas’ and ‘divine miracles’; they were very important to the Sai Baba legend and were mixed up with disinformation, a clever technique at which Sathya Sai Baba was an adept at using his willing but unwitting collaborators to propagate.
In 2002, a long-term devotee who was on her 31st visit to see Sathya SaiBaba, 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 in excerpt here (on right).

Now that 2008 has long passed, international war continues in Afghanistan, while an horrific relentless war rages in Syria, with proven covert intervention from Iran and Lebanon and occasional pinpoint attacks from Israel. A brutal civil war backed by NATO in Libya raged for 8 months and in 2014 began again with ISIS. 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 warring conflicts in African states. The so-called ‘war on terror’ is also being actively pursued and the US Congress has passed a law defining cyber attacks as war, giving the right to respond militarily. War in Syria has raged for yeas and is on-going today. Many other warring incursions and warlike conditions are found globally today. 

As to the Golden Age and transformation of human consciousness etc., it was heralded for decades by Sathya Sai Baba but, when failing to occur, he repeatedly promised a later date. In 1012 it was further postponed until the advent of Prema Sai, whenever that is supposed to take place (reports are conflicting).  One example:- Rita and Robert Bruce were told by SB about practically instant transformation of people’s consciousness after his 80th anniversary. But that anniversary was celebrated in 2006!  What kind of transformation is that? (see The Golden Age of Sai Baba)

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 prophecy 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 prophecies he will lift “a whole range of mountains”!
Sai Baba prophecies – Edgar Cayce and Nostradamus

Prophecies about Sai-Avatar
Bogus Persian prophetic texts, and Nostradamus’ prophecies
The Pope to preach Sai Baba’s message? 

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