Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Sai Subtle World run by deceased Swami?

Posted by robertpriddy on October 21, 2016

The ‘subtle’ form is competing in ego with the original, now dead form! This happens in the form of discourses, darsans, instructions and directions for activities, all delivered by the ‘subtle body’ (of Sathya Sai) through the unsubtle body of Madhusudan (a former student and consort of Sathya Sai Baba), who is now posing – to all intents and purposes – as Swami Himself. Some brief excepts from the sickening, hypocritical propaganda from what is now being called  ‘Subtle Sai World’ follow:-
Sai Surya
Sukshma Baba Report 337 7-10-16 Sathya351 US News 1
Date: October 8, 2016 at 11:56:44 AM MDT

“Swami’s love and mission continue in this new form stronger than ever.  He has said that in His physical frame, He only completed 1/3 of His mission…the remaining 2/3 are happening over the next few years.  This is a bit mind blowing, considering all that Swami did in His Physical time with us.  However, as we look around the world at all that is happening, we are getting a glimpse about what He is hinting.

“He told us that when things don’t seem to work out it is because of a lack of effort on our part, as His grace is always with us.”

“It has been quite a whirlwind in the Subtle Sai World since we last wrote, and it’s time to share what’s been going on. Currently, Jennie and I just returned from a truly amazing, magical visit with Swami to the Islands of Fiji — now known as the Sailands.”


Muddenahalli Sai Baba Trust Fraud in Nigeria
Madhusudan’s remorseless selfish ego exposed by ‘brother’
Subtle Baba not so subtle after all, but substantial?
Sri Madhu Sudan – communicator of Sai Baba’s discourses
Does Sathya Sai Baba need a ‘communicator’?
Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba replacements: Sukshma Sai, Prema Sai
Sai Baba anniversary face-off
‘Subtle Sai Baba’ gets more demanding
Indulal Shah deserts the Prashanthi Nilayam faithful
Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway
Prashanthi-Muddenahalli bitter war erupts
Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli
Deep schism between two core Sai Baba factions
Sai Baba’s broken reputation unrepairable
Muddenahalli Sukshma Baba demands more money
Saikingdomcome vs. Muddenahalli medium
Delirious devotees worship images of oracle boy
More Muddenahalli demands for cash

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Sai devotee bewails lack of unity in the Sai movement

Posted by robertpriddy on October 19, 2016


He concludes that it undeniably so and he tells some real home truths about it all. Meanwhile he asserts that Sathya Sai Baba’s glory is “growing by the day” How on earth he can assert that is no mystery, it is simply that he is a 100% uncritical believer in the false avatar and is unaware that the once considerable Sai community is now almost exclusively a South Indian affair, despite handfuls of foreigners who turn up at various events. Sai Baba’s reputation in the world is virtually toast, as they say. Yet he writes: “If we carefully analyze, the total number of devotees visiting, both Puttaparthi and Muddenahalli together, it would still be a sizable number; the aggregate number must be growing.” He is not considering the rapid fall off of former devotees, which continues to this day worldwide.

“The main drawback, if we may call it so, is that there is no UNITY, not only at the very top but also right up to the grassroots level.” That is certainly correct, and so is this: “Unfortunately, the leaders at the top, with utter disregard to what SWAMI said, are flouting SAI teachings and the supporters of these TOP leaders are drawing a blind eye to the same.”
However, it was always thus, except perhaps when under the direct scrutiny of Sai Baba in person.“the main reason for such degradation of PUTTAPARTHI town can be attributed to SSSCT and the TRUSTEES managing SSSCT” He lists some pints:-

1) “MUDDENAHALLI FIASCO: Allowing and not taking any effective steps when an insider broke away and set up a parallel organization at Muddenhalli is the first and foremost dis-service by the present TRUSTEES of SSSCT. I have personally made an attempt to bring reconciliation between both the camps but some top leaders from Parthi camp saw to it that a meeting across the table never takes place.”

2) “LOVE, the most commonly used word by BABA in his discourses (PREMA SWAROOPULARA – Embodiments of LOVE), I am told, is totally lacking particularly in Prashanthi Nilayam – thanks to Sri RJ Rathnakar, the Executive Trustee of SSSCT.” However, during my many visits and residence for altogether well over 1 year, we found acts of helpfulness from devotees towards others (with too few honourable exceptions) signally lacking, and selfishness was rife, especially among the residents, Seva Dal and other officials.

3) I am told that Puttaparthi is presently witnessing some sort of festive mood with BILLBOARDS throughout the town – hang on – Bill Board of Sri Rathnakar Garu (not our beloved SWAMI). Instead of PARTHEESWARA, these days the name that is revered is “RATNA” KARA.

4) I am told that the entire town of PUTTAPARTHI is gripped by FEAR and people are, just not only hesitant but are afraid to voice their views. When will PARTHI VASIYO (residents of Parthi) get freedom is the question I have. Further I was told that this is the main reason for many to leave PARTHI and join Mhalli camp and I tend to believe the same.

5) The Internal Audit Report of the Trusts in Puttaparthi, I believe, reveals it all regarding the financial irregularities and mismanagement of the affairs of various Trusts in Parthi. Who is siphoning out money from this holy place? Is there no authority above SSSCT to correct the situation?
(Note: it was always the same, but it was covered up very cleverly. Yet Sai Baba knew about most of it because his spies told him everything.)

6) Lastly, it is rather disgusting the way SSSCT handled the matter relating to filing of the case against Sri Sathya Sai Lok Seva Trust at Mhalli. A very top executive of the Sai Organization had recently revealed that the legal experts in SSSCT hardly know the law and the procedures and they are only SHOWMEN at the most. This clarifies why SSSCT’s case has been rejected.

V.R Ganti 

All this is no less than the achievement of Sathya Sai Baba, who falsely claimed omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence and one whose will would most certainly be done? He left behind a yet worse snake pit than the one he fostered in Prashanthi – home of murders, embezzlement, his regular sex abuses of boys and young men, plus all manner of  fraud and cover-up!

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Muddenahalli fraudsters denied visa to Australia

Posted by robertpriddy on October 15, 2016

The ridiculous ‘drama’ of the oracle boy who imitates Sathya Sai Baba, claiming he is enlivened by the dead guru’s subtle body, continues to meet obstacles that even the omnipotent and invisible ghostly form cannot overcome. Those who remain devotees of the dead guru and hate the Muddenahalli fraud crowd are enthused by all such setbacks for Madhusudan (the oracle boy), such as the immense difficultíes they met in Nigeria.

Stuck in Singapore, the Madhusudan team set up a live streamed address by the ‘subtle body’ to reach its’ supposed devotees in Australia. This was ridiculed by their opponents of the Prashanthi Nilayam remainers, including the following.-

It sounds absolutely ridiculous and quite funny to imagine even in our wildest dreams, the Swami whom we know, doing a LIVE streaming for not able to get a Visa to Australia. Brothers and Sisters, how much more shame will they put to Swami and His holy name? Why is that no one understanding the damage they are doing to Swami’s image ?”

Full coverage with photos on an anti-Mudddenahalli facebook page:-

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Teacher in Muddenahalli College Killed in Road Accident

Posted by robertpriddy on October 14, 2016

A teacher in Muddy College was killed in a road accident. Actually it is surprising that more people don’t die this way. But anyway, looks like the ‘Subtle Sri Sathya Sai Baba’ (SSSSB) now residing in Muddy  cannot protect his ardent devotees from miserable ends, as he always boasted he did. Just like when he was alive, he didn’t protect and in fact, even ordered killings.

Children of Sathya Sai, Alumni Muddenahalli  The most inspiring, dedicated, hardworking, talented, ever charming personality . Very difficult to digest his sudden demises. I remembered how and why Swami pushed for the Hassan project within this year itself, just to fulfil his selfless dream of having SWAMI’S campus in his birthplace of Hasan district. His inaugural speech during the Hasan campus moved everybody in tears, including Swami ! Such a devoted soul is our Dwarkanath Sir . He is definitely will be remembered for ever in the Sai’s Mission !  Let’s all pray for Dwarkanath sir soul to rest in peace  Jai Sairam 

The way they refer to ‘Swami’, suggestion it is Sathya Sai but they are actually referring to Madhusudan – typical of their disingenuousness, which is actually the basis of the entire undertaking.

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Sathya Sai Trust’s case Against Muddenahalli thrown out

Posted by robertpriddy on October 10, 2016

The legal battle between Prashanthi Nilayam and Muddenahalli continues, as it will no doubt do until who knows when? Satish Naik, a spokesperson for the Prashanthi Nilayam sect expands on the latest phase here below:-
(18 SEPTEMBER 2016) CASE IN CHICKBALLAPUR COURT: SSSCTvs Muddenahalli Loka seva Trust:

There is lot of jubilation from the Muddenahalli camp on this case issue as, their facebook pages are filled with this “happy” news and they have been hitting every whatsapp number of their contact list with this news asking to share extensively. It is a fact that the case filed by SSSCT has been rejected and Muddenahalli argument has been upheld. HOLD ON! What i understand is that the Honorable Judge has felt that the case filed by SSSCT are to be filed under section 92 in the district court as per the Civil Procedure code. SSSCT had made out a civil suite where in they had pleaded to correct the illegal amendment made by BN. Narasimha Murthy and group to the trust deed signed by Bhagawan . So, the case has been decided on more of a technical ground with reference of the jurisdiction of the competent court. Hon Judge has rejected SSSCT petition saying that this case doesn’t come under the jurisdiction of SR.Civil Judge and CJM, Chickballapur So brothers and sisters, the case is not decided on the merits of the issue as the court has not gone into the details at all but only on a jurisdictional ground. So, it is neither a great victory to MDH nor is this a defeat to SSSCT. We will have to wait and see what will be the next course of action by the SSSCT. Let us only pray to Bhagawan that truth and righteousness is upheld. I thank Sister Mafalda and a brother from Bagepalli/Chickaballapur for their valuable inputs on this issue. As and when I have information I would be updating you all. Thanking You R. Satish Naik

Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust

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Self-proclaimed Avatar’s claims defeated by events

Posted by robertpriddy on May 15, 2015

Events have shown that Sathya Sai Baba ended up as the opposite of virtually everything he claimed to be and almost everything he promised he would make happen failed to occur. A reminder of the unprecedented excesses of his boasts is in place again. The facts which contradict all this are now very widely known and the documentaion is overwhelming. Anyone who considers that the claims have been fulfilled – or ever will be fulfilled – is suffering from an ingrained cognitive-emotional delusion.

(Click on links below to see scans from original publications)

“In the days ahead, the whole world will be obliged to come to Prashanthi Nilayam” (p. 320 Sanathana Sarathi December 1991)

“The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi, January 1999 – page 16)

“You are going to witness the divine glory of Swami unfolding in the days to come. He will attract the whole world. There won’t be place for people to stand even. You can see it for yourself, what a great change has occurred during the last one month! All are getting attracted to Swami.” Discourse 16 March 2003 in Sanathana Sarathi, April 2003, p. 125.
“In a few days the entire world will come here” His presence will be felt all over the world” – Sanathana Sarathi (Aug. 95) p. 203 & Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 28 p. 213

“Sai’s Name soon to be adored all over world – Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 2 p. 266

“My Name and Form will soon be found getting established everywhere. They will occupy every inch of the world.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 112 (p. 152 in US edition)

Sanathan Dharma… let Me assure you, will be re-established in all its glory throughout the world, so that the world might have peace and prosperity. That is the mission upon which I have come.Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 80 (U.S. edition)

“This is a human form in which every Divine entity every Divine Principle…. are manifest” – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 8 p.99

“I am the embodiment of all Shaktis (powers) ” – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2 p.114  “Sai embodies all 4 values of Rama/Krishna” etc. – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2 p.113

“God can do anything. He has all power in the palm of His hand. My body, like all other bodies, is a temporary habitation but My power is eternal, all-pervasive, ever-dominant.” – Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 136 (US edition)

I had to come in this human form but with more than the human power and wisdom” – Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 309 (U.S. edition)

I have resolved to enfold the people of the world in the fostering care of Universal Love as laid down in the Vedas. For the world is My mansion and the Continents are the halls therein. I have come to inscribe a golden chapter in the history of humanity, wherein falsehood will fail, truth will triumph, and virtue will reign. Character will confer power then, not knowledge or inventive skill or wealth. Wisdom will be enthroned in the Councils of Nations.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p.22 (US edition)

“Trust in My wisdom: I do not make mistakes. Love my uncertainty! For it is not a mistake. It is My Intent and Will. Remember, nothing happens without My Will. Be still. Do not want to understand; do not ask to understand. Relinquish understanding. Relinquish the imperative that demands understanding.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 47 (US edition)

Tune in to My mighty Power which, compared to the power of the sun which I have placed in the heavens, is what a baby’s breathing is to a typhoon. Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 122 (US edition)

“I am the inner spring in all that moves and exists. I am the energy, the power that propels and impels. I am the knower, the known and the knowledge. But, I do not display capriciously or confound you. I am an example, and inspiration, an instruction. My Life is a commentary on this message.” Day after Vijayadasami. 1970 Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 122 (U.S. edition)

“Very soon, the entire world will be united. In fact, after 28 years, the world itself will become “Bharat”. Everyone will call themself a Bharatiya (one imbued with godliness — Bhagavat rathas). No one will refer to themself as belonging to this state or that state, this region or that region.” (Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1978)

“The VHP leader, while disclosing his discussion with Satya Sai Baba, said that Sai Baba had informed him that between 2020 and 2030 the whole India would be of Hindus and after 2030 the whole world would be of Hindus”. VHP’s leader Singhal Report (if unavailable see scan here or here)

“Today is Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. I am making a promise today that the people of all the countries, viz. Pakistan, China, Germany, Russia will be united. That should be our goal. The goodness of Bharat will lead to this unity.” Sanathana Sarathi journal, 11 August 2001

In fact, there is no trace of hatred or enmity in Me at any time. I love all. That is why everyone loves Me.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 36, p- 86 & 06/05/2003 “… nobody is against me. Everyone loves and none hates me.” (p. 262)

“There is no trace of anger or hatred in Me and hence everyone loves Me” (Sathya Sai Baba Sanathana Sarathi 11th August 2001 in Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam). (Also translated alternatively as “No one hates Me. I love everyone. All love Me.” )

“…all people love Me.” Sathya Sai Discourse, Convocation 22 November, 2008

My construction will cover the entire Universe.” Sathya Sai Baba Discourse, October 1961 p. 120, ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ Vol 2.

“In a matter of days, you will see that the Divine glory will increase, imparting joy and bliss to all. All the unrest will soon be eradicated from the face of the earth.Sanathana Sarathi April 3003, p. 125

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Tiny bible believed to have ‘appeared’ from nowhere

Posted by robertpriddy on April 4, 2014

Fraud caught on film when Sai Baba pretended to ‘materialise’ a tiny Bible in 1996 Baba suddenly produced the “small Bible” (as it came to be known) and told a story about its medieval origins (1530). Sai Baba claimed that scholars started investigating the validity of the statements made by Jesus Christ. In ca 1530 AD in Britain, they collected all knowledge that existed prior to one thousand five hundred and thirty years. All that was compiled in one book in England. Russians made it into a small tiny book, he said. Then he waved his hand and showed the tiny bible. But he was caught out by the film camera:-

Download and watch the video clip from Christmas, 1996 in which Baba suddenly produced the tiny bible (called a “small Bible” by his propagandists). Firstly see the excerpt which begins with him picking up a hankerchief (but it must contain the tiny bible to be ‘materialised) for it is visible as a white patch in his right hand just before the clip ends. The end bit is shown very briefly again here.
The series of frames in which the object is partly visible before he ‘produces’ it is shown below
Watch the full length wmv. video clip from At Christmas, 1996 little bible During his Christmas discourse in 1996 Baba suddenly produced the “small Bible” and told a story about its medieval origins (1530). Sai Baba claimed that scholars started investigating the validity of the statements made by Jesus Christ. In ca- 1530 AD in Britain, they collected all knowledge that existed prior to one thousand five hundred and thirty years. All that was compiled in one book in England. Russians made it into a small tiny book. The selfsame tiny bible is found for sale on-line from various outlets. It contains the New Testament and has the same golden cross on a white cover as Sai Baba holds up above!


Brian Steel discovered one day long afterwards was that copies of an identical work, the miniature so-called Good News New Testament, have been on sale in India for many years. I bought one from a Sai Baba Centre in Australia for $2.50. It looks exactly the same as the one held aloft by Baba in the ashram photos. The same white tiny bible with a golden cross on the cover  (New Testament only) as shown above is on-sale online from many sources.

frame-by-frame The crassness of the would-be deception and the mendacious inventiveness shows to what lengths Sai Baba and co went to deceive the public! Since Sai Baba never allowed anyone to examine the bible he produced, and it was not seen again, it is highly likely that it did not contain any entirely new account, but was just the ordinary New Testament, as it is in the tiny bible on sale which has an identical appearance. Rhe fact that he did NOT materialise the bible is seen quite definitively in a frame-by-frame analysis of the ‘hand-waving’ in the video. This is the kind of evidence that Professor Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson chose to ignore when he revised his book ‘Modern Miracles’ in 2013 where he claimed that Sai Baba had not been caught out in any fraud. But the above is but one of a number of filmed fraudulent ‘materialisations’ Haraldsson pointedly ignored, quite apart from his refusal to follow-up on the published testimony of numerous persons who apprehended Sai Baba in fraud. Comments :-

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Quite right, Robert. The fraud by Sai Baba is crass, indeed, and the forgery is crudely done: if you look (and listen!) closely to the footage, you can clearly notice Sai Baba reaching for the table and his handkerchief some 10 seconds prior to the ‘materialization’ and HEAR him pick up or touch something of some weight, a sound that is NEVER heard when SSB reached for the table and/or his hanky on every other occasion during this 1 hour and 31 minute lecture. And yes, shame on scientist Haraldsson for not even considering to review this highly revealing material. But then, it would have utterly refuted Haraldsson’s sustained claim of absence of proof of fraud by Sathya Sai Baba, a thought apparently so unwelcome to the former Icelandic professor, that he rather stuck to his preconceived notions.


Good catch! My goodness, how gullible we were, believing every single word of that fraudster, even though the proof was there before our eyes to see – had we been quick enough to notice! However, even when noticing, our faith would remain intact (as my ‘Letters from India’ clearly shows, time and time again). I had a good friend who is still an ardent devotee,even though she sat right next to his chair in the interview room and SAW him pull a ring from behind the cushion, then pretend to materialize it. “Swami’s little leela” is how she described it. His fame grew only because of people like us, who sung his praises to others and kept quiet regarding all the dubious goings-on that we personally experienced. Thank goodness for Internet now and photo & video proof, that is going very far in shaking awake the brainwashed, and protecting the prospective devotees from developing faith in the first place. Good work, keep it up!


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Creator of the Universe, Sathya Sai Baba?

Posted by robertpriddy on March 14, 2012

 “Yes, I bring forth myself to earth by my yoga maya. I am the master of five elements. I am the radiance of the sun, I am the Creator at the foot of the Universe. There is no limit to My Divine Power.”
Transcript of announcement on Sai’s advent in his own words made in Prashanthi Nilayam (as heard in video clip linked below)

“…in a discourse, Baba said: “It is beyond you to know how or why I create things. The objects that I create, I create them by my will, the same way I created the universe.
Quoted in ‘The Week’ 27th November, 20065.
(NOTE: ‘Beyond you’ here refers to Dr. H. Narasimhaiah, the former Vice Chancellor of the Bangalore University, who has requested an interview so as to check the facts about how Sai Baba created things.)

These same claims as above were made of Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, all of which Sathya Sai Baba has himself laid claim to throughout his adult life:-

“Those who realize true wisdom rapt within this clear awareness see Me as the universe’s origin: Imperishable. All their words and all their actions issue from the depths of worship, held in my embrace they know Me as a woman knows her lover. Creatures rise and creatures vanish; I alone Am Real, Arjuna, looking out, amused, from deep within the eyes of every creature. I Am the object of all knowledge, Father of the world, its Mother, Source of all things, of impure and pure, of holiness and horror. I Am the goal, the root, the witness,home and refuge, dearest friend, creation and annihilation, everlasting seed and treasure. I Am the radiance of the sun, I open or withhold the rain clouds, I Am immortality and death, I Am being and non-being. I Am the Self, Arjuna, seated in the heart of every creature. I Am the Origin, the Middle, And the End that all must come to. Those who worship Me sincerely with their minds and bodies, giving up their whole lives in devotion, find in Me their heart’s fulfillment.”




If you have Windows/Internet Explorer click here for video in wmv 


The official Sathya Sai censors have removed a number of the most famous and oft-repeated propaganda claims of  Sathya Sai Baba from the Internet… the sort bound to attract prompt dismissal in the minds of many inquirers.  The propaganda target is the wider public, which do not take well to absurdly grandiose boasts. An extremely wide cross-section of any public, except those of his own fold, would regard his claims as a proof of megalomania. Despite the attempt to create a facade of secular activities (education, health services, water projects etc.) professionally skilled people have been leaving the Sathya Sai organization since the major scandals broke from 1999 onwards, accelerated by his unexpectedly premature death from multiple organ failures (i.e. a decade or so earlier than his four differing predictions of his life span – all totally wrong). Due to the desertion of so many followers who donated money, the Sai Trust is having problems paying its considerable bills, as shown not least by its begging petition to try to get taxpayers once again to foot all their energy costs (as was the case for decades before SB’s death). Sai Baba’s leaders around the world were long since directed to avoid mention of the excessive claims when dealing with the public, but just those tall claims were and still are an absolute article of faith for members of his organization and devotees generally.

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Muddenahalli gang of three in Fiji

Posted by robertpriddy on October 4, 2016


Some photos of the big crowds in Fiji (not?). One wonders how many will come to the “ashram” which they are starting to build? When less than 50 people come to the Fiji events with “subtle sb” in person, it seems like the “ashram” will be a ghost town from the word go. Wonder what will entirely fade away first: the Parthi or Muddy believers. It’s a race to the finishing line in the hard-to-like stakes. The smart money to lose would be on Madhu Sudan – this former unpopular and remorseless student now referred to as ‘Bhagawan’!
One may think the Muddenahalli thing is “big” but though the attention-hungry trio and their minders wander the world, hardly anyone attends the events. It seems to consist of only a handful of rich people, perhaps only one or two in each country that the Muddy group is invited to go.

For the amused delectation of readers, we can bring the following insight into the vision of the ‘oracle boy’, which should get a prize for stupidity:-


Just before the Yagna began, Swami was ceremoniously honored by the Fijians with the highest of honors possible, which is offered to the High Chief of their tribes, considered equivalent to Gods.

Just as this ceremony was going on, Brother Madhusudan explained the vision that he saw. Two divine beings, a male and a female, emerged from thin air and offered their Pranams to Swami. Both seemed to have the upper body like a human, but the lower half was like that of a fish. They were the Sea God and Goddess who rule the land of Fiji from the seas. No wonder they came to honour the Lord of Lords who graced their Land!

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Puttaparthi in further decline

Posted by robertpriddy on September 30, 2016

Lakshmi Emporium Puttaparthi - derelict

Lakshmi Emporium Puttaparthi – derelict

Lepakshi Emporium Closed in Puttaparthi, due to lack of customers. September 21  Puttaparthi times –

పుట్టపర్తి వార్తలు ….మూసివేత దశలో ”లేపాక్షి కళల కేంద్రం

Puttaparthi has become more and more as it was before the Sathya Sai Baba boom, with so few visitors and foreign tourists with money that its economy has shrunk, despite all the efforts of politicians and subsidies etc. to make it into a major religious site. The reputation of Sathya Sai Baba was destroyed internationally after the revelations in 2000 of major serial sex abuses by him and the subsequent discovery of the wall-to-wall corruption, bribery, criminal activities and the ignominious death of the self-proclaimed ‘Creator of the Universe’ (see proof here). Almost all who remain believers are Indians and a handful of non-Indian people in other countries.

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Asaram Bapu and co. cause flight disruption

Posted by robertpriddy on September 24, 2016

Police escort spiritual leader Asaram Bapu (L) outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, in India's desert state of Rajasthan September 1, 2013. Police arrested Bapu from India's central Madhya Pradesh state late on Saturday night and transited him to neighbouring Rajasthan for further questioning on charges of sexual assault on a minor.

Police escorted spiritual leader Asaram Bapu outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, in India’s desert state of Rajasthan September 1, 2013.

‘Who needs seat belts when God is with us?’: Asaram Bapu devotees create havoc on flight  (DNA INDIA report)
Self-styled Hindu godman Asaram Bapu and his brigade of devotees created commotion on a Jet Airways Jodhpur-Delhi flight, chanting slogans and refusing to sit through the entire flight duration, said three passengers who were on board, reported the Economic Times (ET). (Read more here)

ALSO: The Jet Airways Flight 9W 2552 flying from Jodhpur to Delhi was delayed as officials escorted Asaram Bapu onto the plane.

“At around 2:00 pm, suddenly, government officials and cops form a periphery near the airport security as people huddled as close as they could to see one certain Asaram Bapu in his infamous red beanie, being wheeled in on a chair. As they wheeled him towards boarding we could hear the word ‘Sai’ being murmured in veneration of the “God-man” who is being held on rape charges.

The flight takes off and there are no in-flight instructions given by the air hostesses. No instructions on how to operate the life safety jackets, or the oxygen masks if we needed them. We were left to fend for ourselves. …the crew who seemed to be only too caught up in asking Asaram Bapu’s followers to calm down and stay seated on an extremely turbulent flight, despite the fact that they could not seem to understand the importance of seat belts.

On being repeatedly asked and warned, quite half-heartedly, about being seated, the God-man’s followers, merely laughed it off and continued their acts of defiance of protocol. … all of Asaram’s whims were being prioritized, at the expense of the lives of the remaining flight passengers. When it got to an overwhelming point where we could not just sit and take it anymore, my co-passenger and I got hold of one of the cabin crew and asked her to please justify the reason for the horrific experience we were having.”

Asaram Bapu And Jet Airways Make Flight A Nightmare For Passengers

See also Asaram Bapu full dossier

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Swami Ambikananda at Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram

Posted by robertpriddy on September 19, 2016

Swami Ambikananda takes darsan of Sathya Sai Baba, ca late 1960s

Swami Ambikananda takes darsan of Sathya Sai Baba, ca late 1960s (image from the Swedish   journal  ‘Søkaren’) 

The London-based Swami Ambikananda who was originally from Mauritius visited India and lived a while in the Himalayas, and also visited South India to see Sathya Sai Baba, the supposed reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba who Ambikananda worshipped. The above scene could have been either at Prashanthi Nilayam or Whitefield near Bangalore. Swami Ambikananda certainly visited Whitefield as I was present when he said the name was most unfitting, the place was a run-down dirty place. He had told that no words passed between Sathya Sai and himself, but that they had an unspoken understanding. He spoke frequently and reverently of Sathya Sai Baba during the 1970s (and probably until his death). At that time, Sathya Sai Baba was widely recognised as a pure, holy man and even an avatar (except to a very small number of critics). Not until around 2000 did the flood of testimonies of fraud, sexual abuses and involvement in bribery and murder surface, nor was the intensely secretive cultist nature of cover-up by all officials around him yet widely known.

Had Ambikananda lived long enough to become aware of the massive allegations against Sathya Sai Baba, the chances are that he would have ignored them out of hand due to the respect he expressed for Sathya Sai Baba and the similarity between the teachings behind the spiritual endeavours they recommended. Not least, had he been truly prescient and had psychic powers to gain full insight into others, he would have known about Sai Baba’s massive failings. Had he been able to realise the extent and depth of Sathya Sai Baba’s deceptions, breaks of trust, countless abuses of young males and direct involvement in bribery and murder, he would have had to condemn them. He was perhaps fortunate to have died before the storm broke. Some of his former prominent followers had left him in favour of Sathya Sai Baba, but these too had later realised that Sai Baba’s fraud and deception was rife and consequently rejected him too.

I have written a thorough account of my involvement with Swami Ambikananda in the 1970s on my home page website here.

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Sathya Sai Seva Organisation’s three ‘initiatives’

Posted by robertpriddy on September 12, 2016

The declining powers-that-be at Prashanthi Nilayam which are losing a large proportion of the former following there are so unsuccessful in promoting Parthi that they now try to spread the word of the ‘false god’ to innocent and (hopefully for them) naive pilgrims in the tourist-cramped Rishikesh. They announced three initiatives, the first of which is to open a ‘Sathya Sai ghat’ beside the Ganges at Rishikesh so visitors and tourists can get a “safe and hygienic dip” in the the Ganges. How this can be guaranteed is anyone’s guess since it is known that the Ganges there is also polluted by effluents, corpses and chemical run-offs from agriculture. Of course, all Hindus are indoctrinated to believe that the waters of Mother Ganga are holy and hence pure to all who drink it. They will have a devotional concert promoting young ashram musicians there on one day in September.

The other two initiatives are nothing that they have not been trying, all to encourage youth to get involved in the Sai doctrine and the Vedas. They need to try and wrench back some of those flocking to the even more false and calculating guru money cult at Muddenahalli who worship the ex-student who is impersonating Sathya Sai Baba and pretending that his body is ‘taken over’ by the spirit (or spectre?) of his former consort ‘Sukshma Baba’ (or Madhu Sudan) This was announced in The Hans, India.

Muddenahalli Sai Baba Trust Fraud in Nigeria
Madhusudan’s remorseless selfish ego exposed by ‘brother’
Subtle Baba not so subtle after all, but substantial?
Sri Madhu Sudan – communicator of Sai Baba’s discourses
Does Sathya Sai Baba need a ‘communicator’?
Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba replacements: Sukshma Sai, Prema Sai
Sai Baba anniversary face-off
‘Subtle Sai Baba’ gets more demanding
Indulal Shah deserts the Prashanthi Nilayam faithful
Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway
Prashanthi-Muddenahalli bitter war erupts
Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli
Deep schism between two core Sai Baba factions
Sai Baba’s broken reputation unrepairable
Muddenahalli Sukshma Baba demands more money
Saikingdomcome vs. Muddenahalli medium
Delirious devotees worship images of oracle boy
More Muddenahalli demands for cash


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Sathya Sai Baba’s dual nature?

Posted by robertpriddy on August 22, 2016

According to most Hindu gurus and ‘godmen’, we are all divine, while we nonetheless are human with limitations and failings. This was Sathya Sai Baba’s “teaching”, though he frequently stated that he was the actual creator of the universe, the Deity of deities at whose feet all prayers eventually arrive. However, he occasionally stated outright that his body was no different to any body, subject to the same laws and influences. According to this pretension of having essentially a dual human-and-divine nature, there is no reason why he as a human embodiment should not be equally as capable of adharmic (i.e. immoral)  behaviour, (i.e ‘bad actions) as anyone else. The evidence that emerged over the decades overwhelmingly shows that this was so. One may conclude that he was essentially like all other human beings and his claim of superhuman power and holiness were a sham.

Many of those who lived very close to Sai Baba for any period of time (and I mean those who speak Telugu or at least some closely related language) have been of the opinion that Sai Baba had what they call a “very human” side (as distinct from a divine or superhuman side’). For example, Prof. Gokak and N. Kasturi would tell that he can be as fallible in daily doings as the next person… sometimes forgetting things, losing things, mis-hearing what is said to him, misunderstanding what is said and so forth. Such very close attendants of Sai Baba include the young man Krishna who shared Baba’s rooms for years when he and Baba were in their late teens/early twenties (Baba declared Krishna as his ‘soul brother’ and was accompanied by him in his chariots even on Gurupoornima days in Puttaparthi). (See Krishna Kumar’s testimony here)

Sai Baba’s closest servitor through decades, who had full access at any time and had rooms beside Sai Baba’s, was Colonel Joga Rao, an ex-Army engineer who designed and directed many of Sai Baba’s major building projects. Joga Rao stated he joined Baba’s service on the understanding that he would work for him but would not believe in the miracles, omniscience etc., a position he maintained even when – with some degree of disbelief and shock – I was told this in 1996 by one of Sai Baba’s favourites, V.K. Narasimhan. This fact was covered up throughout the ashram and organisation so that few knew of it. It would have been critical for all Sai Baba’s materialisation claims had it become widely known. It was later confirmed to me by other persons who knew Joga Rao. Nonetheless, for many years, Joga Rao arranged the picnics where Sai Baba ‘found’ golden statuettes. lingams and the like in heaps of sand at isolated spots, and also followed him at darshans repeatedly taking letters Baba had collected, handing him his handkerchief. Photos and numerous disclosures by students make clear that Baba received vibuthi pills from his attendants which he would shortly ‘materialise’ for devotees before him.

Dr. V. Gokak, who was long the Chancellor of the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, also held that Baba had a ‘very human’ side, and – when Baba suffered a hairline fracture of the hip after slipping on a bar of soap in his bathroom in 1989 – Gokak reported to his long-term friend and co-devotee, Mrs Kanta Devi of Hawaii, that Gokak shed tears when he told her how each day he saw the suffering of Baba lying up at in Trayee Brindavan at Whitefield. He told her how Sathya Sai Baba was very depressed and complained to him of his continual pain and discomfort. This conflicts totally with all he repeatedly said at the time about his not suffering anything whatever.

A person’s character depends largely on their childhood environment, education and social development etc. Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson’s view – based on his own experience of Sathya Sai and backed up by both what Prof. Kasturi, Krishna Kumar and Smt. Vijayamma have told him – is that Sai Baba was a coarse villager subject to human failings – very domineering and self-glorifying – despite his reported para-normal abilities and charismatic personality. Haraldsson himself proved some of the biggest claims to be false (the alleged resurrection of Walter Cowan). When the filmed evidence of sleight-of-hand and many testimonies of fraud and sexual abuse surfaced, Haraldsson withdrew from the discussion claiming he had no evidence to go on, while in fact he visited me often and I showed him indisputable evidence of Sai Baba’s fraud and wrongdoing. Only after I exposed Haraldsson’s disingenuity on-line did he try to save his reputation by visiting the ashram well after Sai Baba’s death and collecting stories to support his personal interest as a parapsychologist in believing that Sai Baba was never caught in any fraud and make an extended edition of his lucrative book. He had himself caught out Sai Baba in fraud about bringing people back to life, but he was not shrewd enough to understand that the countless exposers of Sai Baba are in the right. By refusing to contact and investigate the claims of experiencing fraud first-hand by any of the many persons I knew or to whom I could provide him access, he has most seriously impugned his self-proclaimed standing as a neutral scientist.

Sathya Sai Baba regularly showed what many regard as human ‘failings’ – i.e. boastfulness, visible anger, untruthfulness, general avoidance/dislike of women, put-downs of people and jokes at their expense, frequent haughty unapproachability and much more. These he (and his sycophants) claim are part of his ‘Maya’, roles he assumes only to teach and guide. Very convenient explanation to hide from the plain truth of the matter – he has had such failings since boyhood! As Krishna Kumar, his room-mate for years when he was young, told Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson. This ‘very human aspect’ also explains the adharmic activities in which he is alleged to have been so deeply involved, especially in condoning the blackmail by his own younger brother Janakira Ramiah of the Puttaparthi police to murder in cold blood four intruders into his bedroom. His massive bribery of all family members and long-term residents of his ashram was but one instance of his corrupt dealings. (see here). Far from least of his human failings is known through the extensive allegations of his sexual molestation from young men in many countries in different eras from the 1950s onwards of sexual molestations and known and attested paedophile activities with his students and schoolboys.

See a complete documented overview of Erlendur Haraldsson’s failed researches and views on Sathya Sai Baba

See extensive list of mail exchanges between Haraldsson and Priddy

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Asaram Bapu celebrates 3 full years in Jodhpur jail

Posted by robertpriddy on August 10, 2016

Big jolt to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, court rejects bail plea for 9th time in three years  – August 9, 2016
He has been three years in Jodhpur jail since August 2013. Everyone who is not a devotee knows he is guilty of many horrendous crimes.

August 4th:-  Asaram rape case: Hassled by over-enthusiastic followers, cops file plea for shifting trial to jail again   Hassled by the over-enthusiastic followers of Asaram Bapu gathering in large numbers during his court appearances in the rape case, police have again moved a plea in Rajasthan High Court for shifting the trial to jail premises.

See also Asaram Bapu full dossier

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Muddenahalli Sai Baba Trust Fraud in Nigeria

Posted by robertpriddy on August 5, 2016

The Muddenahalli ‘oracle boy’ and his entourage visited Nigeria, evidently hoping to rake in donations from unsuspecting and vulnerable people who believe their tall stories about how deceased Sathya Sai Baba ‘inhabits’ the body of Sukshuma Baba to give discourses, produce rings and give darshan plus much else. IT appears they miscalculated by visiting the home of international scams where the authorities are wise to fraud by criminal gangs:-

The following was put out by the opponents of theMuddenahalli gang:-


Truth has been uncovered upon the Muddenahalli Group consisting of Madhusudan Rao Naidu, Narasimha Murthy, Isaac Tigrett, C. Srinivas, Arun Dhareshwar (former executive staff of United Bank of Africa) and their Nigerian collaborators, Fr. Charles Ogada, Anant Rao (executive working with United Bank of Africa) and Ashok Pai (executive working with Diamond Bank). The so called ”big bosses” of Muddenahalli were arrested by Nigeria Police Force in Enugu on 26th July 2016 for investigations pertaining to cheating, defrauding innocent Nigerians, conspiracy, and deceiving innocent people with ulterior motives to collect handsome donations, amongst other charges. It is a known fact that this group has been cheating and defrauding innocent people in the name of Sathya Sai Baba across the globe.

As per sources, the Muddenahalli camp has collected huge donations in the name of Sathya Sai Baba. The above-named individuals are being investigated for their nefarious activities. The Group sneaked into Nigeria under the false pretence of being the guests of Anant Rao (one of the collaborators) but were actually in Nigeria for various other activities, including but not limited to collecting donations by defrauding innocent Nigerians under the name of Sathya Sai Baba.

During interrogation by police in Nigeria Madhusudan Rao Naidu, who falsely projects himself, and is being referred to, as “Light Body Swami” (in this context – Medium pretending to receive direct communication from God and passing on such communication to individuals) denied ever assuming himself or projecting himself as “Light Body Swami and stated that he never received any Messages from any divine source”.

Sathya Sai devotees who have been following the Muddenahalli Group can now see the TRUE FACE OF MADHUSUDAN RAO NAIDU and his fraudulent, dubious tactics. It has always been rightly said that the Muddenahalli Group are imposters preaching nothing but falsehood. The so-called ”Light Body Swami” was pleading and crying profoundly claiming innocence and “not-guilty”, like any other criminal before the authorities! The Muddenahalli Group was exposed in Nigeria by the Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) Zone 9A, Region 93, for disgraceful activities, fraud, deceiving many innocent Sathya Sai devotees, innocent Nigerians and for disrupting Bhagawan Baba’s sacred Mission.  (


Comment from Srikanth Uppuluri: This news of another sister group being exposed or caught in a muddle does not absolve the Puttaparthi or the Central Trust or the International group itself of Sathya Sai Baba own’s crimes and sins committed on innocent believing devotees even while he was alive and Presiding over these organizations. Sathya Sai Baba himself was the Embodiment of Hypocrisy and conned gullible people such as my sister who worked for his organization as a doctor for many years. Note that Sathya Sai Baba himself was nothing more than a conman and beggar who received funds from donees who built their empires by dint of their hard work.

Let not the SSIO or the SSCT or folks in Prashanti Nilayam exult at this news.
Their organization’s grave too will be dug very soon….and Sri Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba will turn around in his grave to evidence what he himself said..which is…TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL…THAT TRUTH is in my hands….and it shall be established….Let all apologists of these groups too know this….And be prepared to face it….

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Was Sathya Sai Baba a Divinity?

Posted by robertpriddy on July 30, 2016

The alleged dual nature of Sathya Sai Baba as avatar – divine and human in one – is nothing more than the common Hindu doctrine that human beings are divine themselves, but invariably do not realise it. Only when a ‘fully realised’ spirit descends to take on a human incarnation, so the avatar story goes, is a human being able to be fully conscious of everything… and that means nothing less than omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent.
This makes a distinction between two kinds of manifestation, actually being God in a human form vs. being human in only a Godlike form. This doctrine aims to convince people that they should strive towards realisation of God.

It would be hard to devise a more subtly beguiling doctrine to gain influence over people without the preacher of it having to deliver any convincing proof. So those who hold this, and who claim to be avatars (and there are a surprising number of them in India), are promoting a speculation, sometimes even knowing it to be a falsehood.

So can human beings really become liberated and hence omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent (i.e. fully God-realised)? To test this, one has to believe it positively and to strive totally towards that end using all time, energy and other means, because it is a lifelong task (all gurus agree on that). This is even more risky than betting absolutely everything on one belief coming true, though one has no real information about it whatever. Because everyone one knows who dies evidently has not achieved that goal, the doctrine explains that – though you has hard luck this time around, the soul will then be reborn in a fresh body so one may try again, and again and so on. In short, an extremely uncertain wager for a goal, the nature of which one cannot possibly know. It is sheer belief without any empirical foundation whatsoever.

What self-proclaimed all-knowing Sai Baba predicted about hundreds of matters did not come true. His own life ended in a most ignominious way and long before he had famously predicted. His constant deceits and frauds are well known by now, as well as his sexual abuses and involvement in the cold-blooded murder of four devotees in 1993 and massive bribery to cover it up.. No one in their right mind can claim that he demonstrated divinity or turned out to be what he claimed, the eternal and pure Creator of the Universe!

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Fake Buddhist monks a growing global problem

Posted by robertpriddy on July 24, 2016

Not enough that many Hindu gurus model themselves of Sai Baba to deceive and fleece their followers under false pretences, but according to the Buddhist writer Heather Wardle in the journal ‘Lion’s Roar’, we read:-

“In many major cities around the world, men posing as Buddhist monks with shaven heads and monk’s robes harass passers-by for money and react angrily when confronted. According to CTV News, the problem has recently increased across New York City, particularly at tourist destinations including Times Square and the High Line public park.” she was quoting T.K. Nakagaki, president of the Buddhist Council of New York.

Last year, the panhandling monks were dubbed “holy terrors” and the “new squeegee men of New York” by the The New York Post, and according to The New York Times they are “ubiquitous” in the city. The problem grew to such an extent that Facebook pages such as “Fake Monks in New York City” were created to warn others of the issue. There have also been sightings of female panhandlers posing as Buddhist nuns.

According to multiple reports, the faux-monks approach pedestrians and ask them to sign a petition for peace before offering a medallion or bracelet and pushing for donations that will supposedly be donated to a temple in Thailand. Reports of this type of panhandling began surfacing around 2012 and over the years there have been an increasing number of news stories about the impostors appearing in cities in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Cambodia. In January 2015, The New Zealand Herald reported that, according to a woman who was trained to pose as a nun, a Chinese syndicate was behind the fraud. The woman had paid a fee of 10,000 renminbi (US$1613) to be trained and equipped as a fake Taoist nun, and a portion of the cash she collected was sent to the syndicate leaders.

The acts of the panhandling monks are seen as disrespectful to the Buddhism. Traditionally, Buddhist monastics accept donations of food they are offered while on on alms rounds. There’s a simple way to spot a fake monk. A real monk will never aggressively beg for money. If you see a fake monk aggressively panhandling you can register a complaint with the local police. In most cities police are unable to act unless they receive complaints from the public.” (see

Sathya Sai Baba was undoubtedly the best known self-proclaimed God Avatar and spiritual guru in the last several decades, especially in India but also among countless spiritual aspirants in almost every country in the world. His unprecedented success in gathering a massive following – including many royals, top politicians, celebrities and a vast financial fortune has showed the way for other gurus to accumulate devotees, wealth, uncounted sexual partners and power. This also included Buddhist monks from far and wide.

Other Buddhists – especially some highly reputed Tibetan monks- have been just as worldly regarding money, sex and power as Hindu gurus! For example, in the 1960s when I came to know the inside story of Trungpa Rinpoche who had come to UK and was highly-regarded (by the credulous). Friends of mine were at his retreat in Scotland where this celibate holy man was seducing girls as soon as he got to UK. He became infamous (to non-followers) as a womanizing drunkard and he reportedly died of AIDS. See TimeMagazine’s report on Trungpa:  Subsequent experiences here in Oslo with a Tibetan Buddhist temple were much the same… sex and money was the ruling ‘dharma’.

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