Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Sai Baba’s death super scandal: his cousin’s campaign for justice!

Posted by robertpriddy on April 24, 2015

probeThe Times of India reports on the effort of Mr. Ganapathy Raju – cousin of Sathya Sai Baba – to get justice concerning the death, written 300 letters to the judiciary et. in vain. Now we see the MOST revealing background of the utter corruption regarding Sathya Sai Baba of the Indian police, legal and government hierarchy. In any law-abiding society such an effort would have paid off with a media and legal investigation at the very least. We now read:-

Cousin demands CID probe into Sai Baba’s death
TNN | Apr 24, 2015, 04.28 AM IST
HYDERABAD: A day before Satya Sai Baba’s death anniversary, a cousin of the departed godman demanded a CID probe into his death claiming that Sai Baba passed away on March 29 and not as officially declared on April 24, 2011.
Ganapathy Raju, Baba’s first cousin, alleged that the death was hushed up by a few trust members just to keep enough time to usurp as much wealth from the trust fund.
“When Baba started showing signs of being unwell, why did the trust members call for a coffin and order two truckloads of flowers as done for a funeral? The death was not reported because the trust members needed time to usurp the wealth,” he said.
An angry Raju asked why Sai Baba wasn’t taken abroad for his treatment. “Why isn’t the medical report being put out in public?” he questioned.
“Also the medicines that were administered to Baba were not available in many hospitals. I wonder what drugs were given to him,” he alleged.
He also said that the establishment of a private flying training school at the Satya Sai Airport was taken up in a coy manner only to fill a few pockets. When asked on why he chose to come forward with this information now, Raju said that he was hopeful that the formation of a new government at the state and Centre would call for immediate ‘justice’.
“I have written close to 300 letters to various senior law enforcement officers, bureaucrats and leaders for a CID investigation into the matter but in vain. Till date, there has been no concrete planning to take up this matter,” he added.

I wondered why news about similar very credible claims by a former minister, Nagi Reddy, had disappeared entirely after he first went public in 2011.

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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

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 venues almost deserted for Hindu festivals

Posted by robertpriddy on April 22, 2015

Kodaikanal-2015Straggling Sai movement tries to enliven the summer residence of deceased Sai Baba, but it about as dead and deserted as the guru himself.

Forwarded message ———-
From: Richard Mohan
Date: 12 April 2015 at 08:39
Subject: [saibabanews] சாய் ஸ்ருதி – கொடைக்கானல்… சிறப்பு சாய் பஜன் – கோவை மாவட்ட மெட்ரோ பஜன் குழு
Dear Sairam
Coimbatore Metro Bhajan team had arrived yesterday (11th April ) to Sai Sruthy, Swamys Summer residence for a a special Bhajan which is going on Live from 05.45 am today Sunday 12th April 2015.

tamil_N_Y Parthi
At Puttaparthi the Tamil New Year celebrations was evidently also a very thin do, one visiting foreigner spotted outside the ashram.

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Narayan Sai – repeated absconder – granted bail!

Posted by robertpriddy on April 19, 2015

Surat police booked Narayen Sai (son of notorious sex offender and criminal Asaram Bapu)  “under various IPC sections including rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement, unlawful assembly, rioting armed with deadly weapon, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy.” His father is currently still in jail in Jodhpur. It is a very bad sign that the authorities have granted bail to this notoriously slippery and dishonest customer, Naryen Sai, and one wonders if the powers-that-be in India are preparing to let his criminal father off too. Time will tell whether India’s corrupt nationalist Hindu leaders will uphold justice against these very rich and influential sex abusing ‘godmen’. Read more at: Further, “Income Tax official probing Asaram and son gets threat call Sunday, March 22, 2015, Ahmedabad: A Surat-based Income Tax official and his mother were allegedly threatened over the phone by a suspected supporter of jailed godman Asaram… After his mother picked up the phone, the caller allegedly threatened her that he would kill her son if he comes in their way, Umara police sub-inspector S M Soni said. “The caller, who identified himself as Bavaji, asked Nath’s mother to pass on the message to her son. He also asked her to make his son understand the consequences of initiating the probe. After this short warning, he hung up. Based on the mobile number of the caller, we have begun a probe,” Soni said.” (Read more at: That was how his devotees act on his behalf, or even secret orders?  See ASARAM BAPU Full News and Exposures Dossier.

COMMENT BY EILEEN WEED: “That is horrible news! This is just another case of bribes at work, no doubt. Some people without a conscience do not mind letting a monster out in exchange for enough cash.”

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Sai Baba propaganda war heats up (see video)

Posted by robertpriddy on April 16, 2015

All the empty cultist talk about the ‘Sai family’, and the constant ‘brothers and sisters’ hype is now shown to be the mere facade that it was as two factions fight one another for the spiritual legacy of Sathya Sai Baba.  This can be seen in the latest media attack on behalf of the Prashanthi Nilayam faction against the upstart bogus Sai Baba ‘spiritual robot’ at Muddenahalli. Both factions subsist in a dream world of total denial unfounded, fanatical beliefs, as can be seen from the following video:-

513906515_150x84Muddenahalli drama exposed
“This video on the Muddenahalli plot against Prashanthi Nilayam was telecast in TV9 TELUGU with English  subtitled.

The video opens with: “Finally the day has come when Mr. Narasimha Murthy (warden sir) lost all the good name and also good karma that was accumulated over the years, where he, along with his ‘favourite boy’ Madhu Sudan brought bad name to the mission of Sathya Sai and hurt the sentiments of so many devotees of our beloved Lord. This TV9 report says it all.” (according to a fanatical and semi-educated Sathya Sai and Prashanthi supporter, Satish Naik)

Worship of ex-student stooging for Sai Baba

Worship of ex-student stooging for Sai Baba

Comment: Mr. Narasimha Murthy was installed by Sai Baba, for whom – as the warden of Brisdavan Sathya Sai College, he was a procurer of young boys for sexual use by Sai Baba and allegedly also for himself. So he only accumulated a good name over the years among the deceived and trusting devotees of Sai Baba. (forget about conjectural ‘Karma’ good or bad. It is only a figment of speculation).

Observably, Madhu Sudan uses the same gestures, same walk, same behaviour as did Sai Baba. He plays the role he has learned so easily as a long-term student and follower so people believe he is virtually an avatar of the self-proclaimed avatar Sathya Sai Baba! The video claims that, these plotters against the organisation and institutions Sai Baba left behind – having built an ashram and started worship sessions etc. – “have opened a new ‘business’ near Bangalore” (at Muddenahalli) “… built on a par with Puttaparthi” and “the sound of money is audible”. One can see that it is also visible in the opulence of the Muddenahalli and associated developments.

The video adds: “By keeping a few useless fellows around you, you can become a millionaire by month end”. Their term ‘Useless fellows’ gives a whole new meaning to what Sathya Sai Baba servitors were and are… mostly incompetents and hangers-on also with a keen eye to their self-service who muddle through and – in their imagined importance – authoritatively and patronisingly get many things wrong and basically discriminate against the lowly followers (and foreigners), except when humbly approached or when asking for donations. This was no less the picture at Prashanthi Nilayam at least in the last decades of Sathya’s presence there.

The video continues with denunciation of Muddenahalli, and interview with the uncommunicative laughing Narasimha Murthy and the critical views of others, including (oddly enough) atheists (against Madhu Sudan only). It ends with Satish Naik’s typically gushing and deluded panegyric for the ‘real’ Sathya Sai Baba imposter vs. the poseur Madhu Sudan.

See also…
Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement
Souljourns: Narasimha Murthy’s secret of Prema Sai
Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences

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Videos with testimony about Sai Baba’s sexual activities

Posted by robertpriddy on April 14, 2015

shepherdssaignana copyShort Video On the shepherds’ evidence about bullied Sai Baba by Professor Gnanasakarin In this video clip, an Indian professor Gnanasakarin, former Lecturer of Engineering at Sathya Sai University, describes how shepherds he met who knew Sathya Sai Baba in his childhood reported that he was already sexually invasive of other boys private parts.
Transcript: “I met one of the shepherds up in the mountain and they were chums of Sathya Sai Baba when he was growing up and they used to say how poor the family as at the time and the other kids around the town used to tease him a lot, Sathya Sai Baba. Even in those days when he was young he used to touch boys in places – very strange places. Sometimes they used to beat him up also. And he would just walk out because he can’t stand up against them. A boy like that would do anything to gain respect in the crowd. So one day suppose he kind of produces something out of thin air. “Ah. Sathya did something, what did you do, what did you do?” And I think that’s how he got started and then he started working pretty good.”

saisex2Short Video More evidence on sexual abuses by Sai Baba  Professor Gnanasakarin:
Transcript“This is a document written by a form oy in 1991 or 1992. A form boy is a student in the school or university, who is chosen by Sathya Sai Baba for sexual contact. The he gets a lot of benefits in the hostel.. so they are, you know, very happy about it, some of them.”
(Voice of US ex-devotee Alaya Rahm) “Sai Baba said that I had something wrong with my stomach and had me pull down my pants and appeared to – or did – manifest some sort of ointment on his hand, put it on my stomach and then started massaging my penis and just kept doing that, saying it was a great chance.”


Short Video Kushwant Singh and Ashok R. Hari on Sai Baba and sex A newspaper in Sri Lanka  wrote:
“Famous Indian writer Kushwant Singh once referred in his column to an American friend who was a disciple of Sai Baba. The American (Tal Brooke) was later disillusioned by what happened in Sai Baba’s campus and published his memoirs titled Lord of the Air: Tales of a Modern Antichrist. “He mentioned the prevalence of homosexuality and extreme violence there. I reviewed the book in one of my columns and earned the disapproval of his followers,” Singh said. “One of his Sikh disciples, a retired colonel who lived in Puttaparthi for some years, often wrote to persuade me to join him in the worship of my long-dead parents in a jungle in Kerala. Apparently, my parents had pleaded with him to get me to worship Sai Baba. I wondered why my parents did not come to Delhi and talk to me directly.” (the SL Sunday Times  24 April, 2011)
In the BBC film ‘The Secret Swami’ presenter Tanya Datta asked:-

TANYA DATTA: One of the things that a lot of the abuse victims we’ve talked to have said is that Sai Baba does the genital oilings because it is part of Hinduism. Have you heard anything…
KHUSHWANT SINGH There is no Indian tradition to support –  that worship of the linga includes  doing the ‘blow job’, if that is what you are referring to.I don’t think there is any basis for that whatsoever. (see on video clip)




Short video Tal Brooke tells of being cursed by Sai Baba Transcript: “His hand went in among the fly in my pants. One of the early meetings with him, real early and I immediately did this mental gymnastic ‘Oh this is a test of cosmic loyalty, this is to prove I’ve transcended the difference between good and evil and things. Gosh this does really make me in a sense… he kinda gonna know that if he put his hand he knows that I’am m gonna be repulsed, I’m gonna be shocked.”
T”He’s clearly not a normal person, he’s not durable on the street, there’s something tremendously different about him. If you’re in the Eastern mindset you say that difference means he’s divine. Well, from my present viewpoint, that difference could also have a diabolical side to it.”
T”My last encounter with him was when I left him, when I pulled his robe… in Anantapur at the opening og a girl’s college… the President of India, he had governors of state, he had people from Parliament. and I could still cloak myself as a member of the ‘inner circle’. There was huge crowd and that’s when I pulled his robe and he jumped away… I didn’t tear it off, that’s what I originally wanted to do – and he swore at me and he cursed me publicly.”
See more of Tal Brooke’s evidence from his exposé book here 


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Sathya Sai Baba Avatar – prophet manqué

Posted by robertpriddy on April 11, 2015

Sathya Sai Baba’s claim to be the avatar of the age, to be the Creator of the Universe and the Deity to whom all other deities defer have been revealed by events to hold no water whatever. Here are some video clips which give a glimpse of the situation:- Brief video: On the meaning of Avatarhood in Sathya Sai Baba Amusing to see how an Indian explains the idea of ‘avatar’ so simplistically, while the ‘mad psychiatrist’ Dr. Samuel Sandweiss, regurgitates Sai Baba claims. Events have shown that Sai Baba could not do anything remotely near to all the world-changing things he claimed he would accomplish as the insuperable avatar. His many wild predictions consistently have virtually all failed completely. In contrast, in this video clip a critic says that Sai Baba entrapped himself in the claim that he was god and had to continue asserting it, but that he was seeking protection, which god should never need, but rather should provide to others.

Sai Baba on the morning after the murders near him

Sai Baba on the morning after the murders near him

Brief video: On the executions in Sai Baba’s apartment in 1993  The episode is described vividly by Professor Gnanasakarin, and further by the author of the major work ‘Murders in Sai Baba1’s Bedroom’ (B. Premanand) So much for his slogan “Help ever, hurt never” and “Why fear when I am here?” The executions Sathya Sai condoned in 1993 alone well illustrate the total emptiness of his claims of divinity, non-violence, and truthfulness. Since that video was made the facts about the executions have come forth – not in law because of the continued protection of SB’s reputation by all Indian PMs and Presidents since they were all too compromised by having long supported him publicly – but in investigations by serious persons and testimony from those there at the time and not least from former key insider eyewitness who knew Sai Baba’s family well.

Brief video: Raye Thomas – before 1996 -promised liberation by Sai Baba in one year’s time Another example of failed promises: the clear statement he made to Raye Thomas in this video clip he would grant him liberation in one year was proved by events to be false.  Raye Thomas continued to struggle with his worldly problems for many years thereafter, having unadvisedly moved to India and the ashram, where things turned out to be far from what he and Joy Thomas had hoped and expected. A further false promise: Mrs. Joy Thomas who – despite SB’s firm assurance of no cancer – later died of cancer after being flown back to US from the Sai Super Specialty Hospital, where she had been denied blood transfusion by a prominent Sai doctor (reportedly a Dr. Singh).

Brief video: Filmmaker ejected due to secrecy at the ashram The person in the film was threatened with police action and banished for trying to film when Sai Baba seemed to have accepted he could. He is far from the first person to have been treated in this way, even for asking a sensitive question. Such was how the BBC team of Eamon Hardy was treated when they asked about the sexual allegations about Sai Baba. They were told to leave immediately! Whenever an untoward event like a suicide, a murder, or other happenings that could not be covered up, things that might cast a poor light on the ashram and reflect on Sai Baba (the ‘omnipotent’ himself), visitors were told to leave, sometimes with only hours notice.
(Barry Pittard wrote 
BBC Evicted From Puttaparthi For Asking About Allegations as follows: “BBC producers say that Sai Baba’s top leaders at first thought the documentary would present a ‘positive image’ of their guru and the works of his organization to the world. Hence the rare permission for the BBC to shoot at Sai Baba’s ashram. The Puttaparthi authorities extended guided tours to the BBC by Central Trust Secretary K. Chakravarthy and other leading officials, including Dr Goldstein, never before granted to a television corporation. However, a few days later, when the BBC asked for a comment on the worldwide allegations, the ashram authorities ordered them to leave, and Dr Goldstein sent a prompt global instruction to all Sai Baba centres that no-one must cooperate with the BBC. No doubt the exposure by Denmark’s national broadcaster in its 2003 documentary Seduced (renamed Seduced By Sai Baba in the English language version by Australia’s national multicultural broadcaster SBS), seen by millions in Denmark, Norway and Australia – when the top Sai leaders in Denmark and Australia made unavailing threats of legal action – must still have haunted their minds.”

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Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli

Posted by robertpriddy on April 8, 2015

A foreign lady who lives in Puttaparthi reported the following to our chief ashram contact person:- “Don’t worry about not being a devotee; many devotees are now going to Muddanahalli twice a week (where they say Swami is!!!) and bring all their money there. The ashram has other problems to deal with now. Actually Puttaparthi has become a nice quiet little town and as long as you don’t meet with the ‘spiritual’ side it is OK.”

Muddenahalli Sai temple

Muddenahalli Sai temple

There are evidently diverse groups meeting in Muddanahalli centered on the Sathya Sai school and temple there. One ‘figurehead’ – Madhusudan – claims to have a special channel to Sai Baba, and reportedly even to be a manifestation of Sathya. He was groomed for this by the elderly Narasimha Murthy, who was inducted into Sai Baba’s clique in early manhood and became the warden of the hostel in Whitefield in  which capacity he was accused of sexual molestation of students and procurement of victims for Sai Baba. There is a young man – his age is in question – a former gold medallist student there, who behaves very like Sai Baba did and who apparently channels Sai Baba interviews inspired also by his dreams. Former students who received gold medals were largely indoctrinated since boyhood with ‘Swami’s teachings’ and in most cases by his so-called ‘form boys’, (his privileged ‘chics‘, especially winners of Gold Medals who won their kudos be good performances in Swami’s carnal presence).

Mahdududan, Narasimha Murthy and his gang have already become rich by Sai Baba devotees who have long been despairing at Sai Baba’s death and are now flocking to the place in belief that Sai Baba is behind all this. It is even claimed that Sai Baba has already been reborn as Prema Sai and will be based there in Muddenahalli in future, and many confusing claims are being circulated in this hotbed of rumour and hopeful speculation. It was only to be expected that the Prema Sai gravy train would be set going by money-seeking individuals who want name and fame. No wonder the Central Trust is angrily denouncing all claims to mediumism through a circular letter.

Sathya Sai Baba always claimed that he never conveyed any kind of spiritual illumination, ‘shaktipat‘ or kundalini awakening teaching. It is admitted by his officials that he did oiling of the genitals of boys and young men (and many claim he did a whole lot more than that besides, not one of whom report having benefited from this by way of any illumination, but only by privileges given them in the hostel and in awards of degrees by Sai Baba! On the contrary, many of those who are free to inform the public because they live outside India have provided evidence on oath and affidavits of being sexually abused. 

Seekers of boons, powers, endorsements…  While many of those who want to be healers have good motives and even the wish to help others selflessly, quite a few claimed that Sai Baba has confirmed their having received powers to heal others from him in interviews. There is some evidence that he says this too, but then again a lot also seems to be wishful thinking. To cap it all, Sai Baba (at least outwardly) denied that he gave any powers to anyone,  and he NEVER confirmed that he has blessed anyone with healing powers. nor did he endorse anyone as a healer! Despite this, he frequently ‘produced’ so-called holy Shiva lingams of various shapes, colours and sizes which he gave to devotees and told them that they contained healing powers and were to be used to help heal other people… which claim is medically totally unconfirmed.

Many others say that Sai Baba spoke (or speaks) through them. To ‘channel’ Sai Baba is a favourite among clairvoyants, New Age mini-gurus and even ordinary followers who have some feeling of his presence have claimed this. Sai Baba repeatedly warned:-  “Take it from Me, I am not given to such absurdities! I do not use others as My media”  (Sathya Sai Speaks new ed. Vol. 2, p. 167). In 1997, after putting the matter of the misuse of Sai Baba’s name to him in person, Dr. Michael Goldstein, the current head of  the Sathya Sai Organisation in the Western hemisphere, appealed and warned  everyone that Sai Baba “has not conferred upon anyone special powers to lead us, to heal us or to solve our problems. Swami has not given anyone special authority to intervene in our lives. Swami has not appointed anyone to be an intermediary in our heart-to-heart relationship with Him. Let us not be gullible in accepting such false claims.

The big existential questions of life and death, its meaning are the stock in trade of religions, and their many and conflicting answers to the mysteries of life and the universe are most often tools for recruitment to their faith and all that follows from its organised sects. Many are indoctrinated into a religion long before they can think much for themselves. It is easy to be deceived and cherish illusions about gurus, religions and promises of realisation or salvation, far easier than liberating oneself from mere beliefs. The Sai cult is based entirely on beliefs and ancient speculations made in ignorance of nature, evolution and all science. 

The ‘Veil of Maya’ Those who mature and seriously seek intelligent and satisfactory answers to such questions – and who readily admit that science has not so far reached all the answers – are often likely to view human minds as incapable of penetrating ‘the mysteries’. While many shrug off such cares, the persistent seeker take the next step and can soon fall prey to some kind of theology in which the meaning of life and the cosmos is veiled or shrouded by ‘god’ for good reasons. This supposed veil beyond which neither mind nor science can penetrate has been called ‘the cloud of unknowing’ and, more anciently, ‘maya‘  (briefly ‘illusion’ or the God-created delusion to hide the truth from undeserving persons). The original Hindu doctrine of maya is a key to all religions with a mystical bent, claiming that there is but one antidote to ‘maya': spiritual practice so as to ‘realise’ God. There are, however, innumerable reasons for asserting that – as soon as anyone adopts this ‘spiritual conjecture’ – they take on a self-indoctrinating delusion. The doctrine of maya does not explain illusions, but itself creates an overall delusion! That is all one can find at places like Puttaparthi and Muddenahalli.
Shortly this will be continued with fresh evidence of the increasingly heated war – now in Indian media -between Prashanthi and Muddenahalli adherents.

Comment from Eileen Weed: “Both sb himself and the sb org did everything in their power to keep the brainwashed devotees for themselves, by saying no one is sb’s medium. However, it is incredible how so many diehard devotees run after the fakes, just transferring their fanaticism to someone else, meanwhile insisting it is still devotion to sb! They are expert at making excuses to explain the discrepancies, thanks to years of brainwashing.”

Comment from Chris Dokter: The foreign lady you quote at the start of your blog seems unperturbed by the leaving of devotees to go and see the renewed Sai Baba ‘light’ in Muddenahalli, which I can understand. Fool’s gold… I am not so sure about the validity of her concluding judgment though, that ‘actually, Puttaparthi has become a nice quiet little town’.
Need we remind ourselves that it is scarcely five months ago that another elderly lady was slaughtered in this ‘nice quiet little town? You have blogged about it yourself, Robert, as have I.

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‘Strange Avatar’ unusual Sai Baba film from 1990s

Posted by robertpriddy on April 5, 2015

strangeavatar“STRANGE AVATAR”  is a colourful and also revealing portrait of the man who declared that he was the human incarnation of the Hindu deities Siva and Sakti, Christ returned, the Maitreya of Buddhism and the Messiah for the Jews. Thousands of seekers of supposed spiritual secrets of mystic India visited Sai Baba annually in the small Indian town of Puttaparthi and he was reputed to have a following of many millions altogether. Once asked if he was God, Sai Baba replied “Let us say I am the switch; in one instant I could make the universe disappear”. The film’s innocent scepticism gradually encounters darker and more disturbing aspects of his power. (Ireland, 1996.)

See the complete film here

The film came out about four years before the major Internet exposure of Sathya Sai Baba as a serial sexual abuser of boys and young men broke. This led to a sea change in the views of almost all devotees except those with an extreme dependency on belief in him as infallible and perfect. After years of the most thorough probing into the facts, including the techniques of indoctrination, cover-up, secrecy and clandestine activities, the exposé of Sathya Sai Baba’s words, actions and cult led to many thousands of defectors, some thousands of which have declared their disaffection in public (see the Sai petition for a start)

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


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Futile new Prashanthi ploys to inveigle and fleece visitors

Posted by robertpriddy on April 3, 2015

The ashram is empty, the village is empty, and the few remaining in charge are wracking their brains to think of ways to draw people in. Prashanthi is an empty ghost town, because the residue of desperate devotees have flocked to Muddenahalli, where Sai Baba’s spirit which ‘showed itself invisibly’ is said to speak through a young student! So what is inviting about reserving a room online at Prashanthi where there is nothing but a corpse?
Maybe he has arisen as premature Prema Sai?:-
Lo and behold:-
On Sunday, 22 March 2015 3:54 PM, Deepak Bharwani <> wrote: Prasanthi Nilayam today pressed into service an online accommodation portal for the benefit and convenience of devotees from around the world. Aptly titled “Prasanthi Nivasam”, the portal features booking of Ashram accommodation from any part of the world. Please log in to <span style=”color:#0066cc; for further details: accomodation-portal-launched/

Concerning this matter, the following communication was received which I reproduce here as it is to the point:- Interesting details gleaned from the FAQ: No single person can book a room. Friends cannot book a room, only families. The person booking the room has to come in person (you cannot book a room for someone else, not even for your parents). Indians are not allowed to book a room for foreigners (even if they are family members) HOWEVER, foreigners are allowed to book a room and include their Indian relatives! You can only book a room for TWO DAYS at a time, no more! Yes, you can make multiple reservations but then you have to transfer to ANOTHER ROOM every two days!

It seems to be cuckoo.I thought since sb was dead, the ashram admin would have more common sense? But allowing only two days at a time, I can only assume they are wacko! On the ‘Places of Interest’ page, I noted that the Space Theater has only ONE DAY per week in English (three days for Hindi and two days in Telugu). This might reflect the supply and demand of visitors.

In the basic regulations, it helpfully declares. “CCTV cameras are installed at various places in the Ashram“. Yes of course, one must realize one is being watched at all times! It was reported that sb had multiple cameras in his quarters. He might have spent his days spying on people. One wonders if he had secret cameras in the boy’s hostel showers also??

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Sai Baba set a standard for honesty in exams?

Posted by robertpriddy on March 30, 2015


Sathya Sai Baba often related how he had cheated at school, writing the entire papers of two student who were his closest friends. Read Sai Baba’s account of his cheating here or a full account in Sathya Sai Speaks here This shows that Sai Baba, hailed by PMs and Presidents as a supreme preceptor for educating Indians, was a part of the problem and a bad example.

The Daily Telegraph’s Colin Freeman reported on March 21st about Indian parents who climbed five-storeys of a school building to hand crib sheets to their children as they sat exams as follows:-

“Education officials in India’s eastern Bihar state have launched an inquiry after photos of the parents and relations perched precariously outside a four-storey school’s windows were published on the internet. Some were trying to hand in answer sheets folded into paper planes. Should we shoot them?” asked Prashant Kumar Shahi, Bihar’s education minister. speaking at a news conference after television news channels aired the incriminating photo.

The pictures, which were widely circulated online, highlighted the growing problem of cheating in exams as ambitious Indian parents push their children to excel in the country’s highly competitive education system. Pupils face tremendous pressure at 10th and 12th grades because they must pass the exams to continue their education.”

Though this seems shocking to the uninitiated, it has been a most common practice of numerous parents in many Indian colleges and also universities to beg, cheat, bribe and threatened educational authorities if their offspring does not achieve high marks.  It is widely known and published that higher castes regarded almost automatic passes for their sons and daughters as the duty of the teachers/examiners (usually of the same caste) and bribery was extremely common.  Forged documents were often found, and we could sometimes even see they were photocopies with the titles and other details changed (by amateurish inserts).This I know as I was on a board at the University of Oslo for assessing the qualifications of foreign students where the administration was in doubt about their genuineness. A few Indian students tried subtly to bribe me to pass them in the logic and philosophy entrance examination at University of Oslo, which I both set and was and evaluated. The flaunting of letters after one’s name in India is well-known and often of absurd nature… and one should always be ready, if need be, to question the claims of Indian aspirants and even apparently fully accredited Ph.D’s.

See another account of this incident by Sai Baba here

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On the 1993 murders – Conny Larsson’s experience

Posted by robertpriddy on March 26, 2015

The former long-term close devotee of Sathya Sai Baba (over 50 interviews) and active leader of his Organization in Sweden became one of his most active critics after 2000. Among many other revealing facts, he wrote about the 1993 executions in Sai Baba’s quarters:-

When I was in Puttaparthi in 1998, before I left Sai Baba, I happened to speak to a previous student of Sathya Sai Baba whose mother had a Sai-paraphernalia shop with rings and photos and all that stuff. Since I had always shopped there, I was invited to an evening of conversation with the family. The family then told me everything about the public version of the supposed assassination conspiracy against Sai Baba not being true at all.

They told that the former students who had intruded on Sai Baba had done it for two reasons. There was disagreement between the various families in Puttaparthi about the finances and the Sai Trust. The trust had given assurances and some had received advantages, others not. All had wanted to enrich themselves from the fund or the ashram monies that they could embezzle. That was the first reason they intruded on Sai Baba. There was never a question of an assault or the like because they had thought that they had so much on their side that they could pressure Sai Baba, this being the second reason. This was that all the older students were aware about what went on with Sai Baba and boys.

The older boys had long observed this but had not done anything about it, but they now thought that they could use this as blackmail to provide their families with more prominent positions. The family (i.e. Puttaparthi shop owners) had previously been deeply devoted but now remained there only purely on financial grounds. That they dared to talk to me in particular was because I had – earlier in 1996 – expressed strong dissatisfaction to them with the whole way the ashram was going, and especially also in the Swedish movement.

They did not know what happened later in the room with the police other than what was rumoured but they did not themselves believe a word of the ashram’s official version and even less so the police version, because all the Puttaparthi police were, as they put it, ‘bound hand and foot’.
Their version concerning the boys on the veranda was from press reports in India. Which papers I no longer recall. A policeman from the Puttaparthi police station I had met earlier had told me more or less what the family did. He said that the students were quite simply executed and that all the placement of knives and everything in the photographs were set out to fit the case and make it look like an attack. He also said that he did not at all believe that the knives belonged to the students. When I visited to meet him later he was no longer there, they had transferred all who had been there during that period, saying “they have all been assigned other duties in new districts”. Naturally, I never saw that policeman again.

Why I didn’t write it in the first place? Due to my editor having weeded out almost all of it saying ” you have to kill your darlings”, and I had to comply with to get the book published. Also that is the reason why I had to write my new book on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, since the editor deleted almost all except for one account. Also my memory has recovered more or less now since my healing from the trauma has been going on all the time since I published the book Behind the Mask of the Clown.

Everything has become much clearer to me now that I have got some distance from it all and so I once again put out what I remember on the web. However, I can’t remember the name of the family and I am actually very glad I can’t, since I know in what a threatening place they have to live. The boy was also very disappointed since Baba had promised him some photo job in the ashram but later assigned that to some other boy. He never admitted having himself being sexually abused but meant that many had that experience among his student friends. I found it too hard to believe at that time and in fact I didn’t want to. I went to him after my experience in 1999 to tell him about it, but the family seemed to be scared for some reason and so did other also some of the westerners in the ashram. Especially that millionaire lady that was the donor to the Swedish Sai school. I do not remember her name. Britt-Marie Andén, who was the director of the school, would know her name. That lady hardly dared to go out from her room any longer. Only when Baba had darshan did she dare to come out. When she saw me one day she screamed at me, ‘Don’t speak to me, don’t speak to me, they will see me and report to security.’ I was absolutely flabbergasted and couldn’t believe my ears since we had always been talking easily outside and within the ashram before. Something had really changed inside the ashram. I was more than happy to leave it for the last time.

Conny Larsson’s full Sai Baba web site see here

“I actually got my first taste of the extensive ashram spy network way back in the mid-1980s, when I had started to help an ill Indian lady with small errands. Within weeks, one of the top Seva Dal ladies who sat at the Darshan compound entrance called me over and started scolding me for associating with Indians, mentioned the exact days and times I went to her room to help! Us ‘permanents’ knew very well we were being watched at all times and our activities reported. Why did the ashram do it? Having a LOT to hide, of course! Maybe that is why they so drastically controlled the number of days devotees could stay in the ashram!”

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Asaram Bapu bid to use ministers

Posted by robertpriddy on March 24, 2015

asaram-JaitleyAccording to, Possibly in a bid to whitewash his image, Asaram Bapu’s supporters have put Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh on the cover of the self-proclaimed saint’s magazine. This does no honor to Jaitley and Singh, who had praised the pedophile.

At we can read as shown in the scan shown here. The Home Minister and the Finance Minister of the Indian government are supporters of a proven criminal usurper of government land and an extreme male chauvinist who infamously blamed the girl raped on the Delhi bus for the incident!  This once again illustrates perfectly how the Indian political elite –  including Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi and Co. – is immersed in sick religious fantasies and protects gurus who are known sex abusers and murder accomplices. That Sathya Sai Baba has been praised to the skies and totally protected by a series of Indian Prime Ministers and Presidents up to the present will live on in infamy, since Sai Baba’s crimes and the governmental and judiciary’s cover-up are internationally known and will go down in history.

See ASARAM BAPU Full News Dossier.

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Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 21, 2015



The lengths which the entrapment into belief in Sathya Sai Baba’s countless empty claims, false predictions and many other deceptions went is seen in the hysteria of those who are now claiming that he has returned to give discourses and darshan through one of one of his students residing at Muddenahalli (a Sai temple and college located roughly between Puttaparthi and Bangalore). See report on right from

When Sai Baba died under ignominious and unpredicted circumstances, some devotees swore they knew he would reincarnate within a day, others in a week or so, others in some months time. All who remain in the cult believe he will reincarnate as Prema Sai and grow up in anonymity, as he had said, until he matured. As expected by the savvy, Prema Sais would begin to appear here and there (some few had already claimed to be him) and his nephew Ratnakara – who managed to usurp the entire wealth and property of Sai Baba – himself soon hinted that he was Prema Sai, but dropped the claim quickly, being accused of murder threats, violent acts and numerous other ‘non-prema’ activities!  Now, those who can’t wait are reportedly flocking from Puttaparthi and elsewhere to see and hear a former Sai Baba MBA student  (a 23-year old gold medallist, and it is now been testified how his ‘form boys’ qualified for that award). 

To persons who have not been involved with Sai Baba and his followers – or know many of the countless wiles and subtle mind manipulations on which most Indian guru traditions depend – the extent of their manipulations of people’s minds and lives and the heights of credulity achieved are hard to credit. Nonetheless, money is now flowing into the coffers of those behind this, who include Dr. Narasimha Murthy, former warden of Brindavan College and accused purveyor of student boys to Sai Baba’s bedrooms.

See also:- Souljourns: Narasimha Murthy’s secret of Prema Sai
Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement
Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences



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Fear of Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 19, 2015


Since his death in 2011, many who have hung on to their faith in him – and even some who left him – suffer from fear of his wrath and punishment. This is made clear also by comments and attack mails against myself and other proponents of the exposé, telling us what terrible karma we are to face in the next life. Fortunately, we are totally impervious to these ideas, but – knowing full well the range of what most followers believe and the power over the mind of their long-term indoctrination, so difficult to overcome – we are aware of the situation of all those ‘lost souls’ who are emotionally and otherwise trapped in their dependency on him.

Many devotees of his held him in awe, but – more than that – feared him personally. There is plenty of written evidence by followers showing this. And the murders of 1993 in his own apartment in his own private fiefdom increased this fear without any shadow of a doubt. The fear is seldom talked about but could at times be seen in faces of those often in contact with Sathya Sai Baba. One can simply imagine the effect on those under his control, especially his students. Sathya Sai Baba has told that his close servitors have three chances of obeying him when he tells them something. If not, terrible consequences can follow, which he has said to persons I knew well. As in the case of Baba’s driver for two decades, who burned himself to death in the Hillview Stadium after failing to follow Sathya Sai Baba ‘s warning to drive more slowly and then killing a pedestrian! One did not have to circulate for long among Sai devotees to know the general paranoia or come across the aura of unexpressed fear around questions of what one can and cannot say and do. 

Sathya Sai Baba’s refusal to explain anything other than what pleased himself made it difficult to have confidence in many of the statements he made on whatever subject, quite apart from what concerns the ‘unseen’ world of spiritual realities. His demand was that the devotee have implicit and wholly unquestioning trust in him, all his works and anything he uttered. If it failed to make sense or is not in accordance with observable fact or other statements of his, this had to be put down to our human ignorance. It is therefore not entirely wrong to say we could not properly understand him! He held that virtually everyone alive is ego-laden, sense-attached and impure, who really know just about nothing of significance about anything! But we do know with demonstrable certainty that Sathya Sai Baba got his facts wrong time and again, and laughably so! And he was, by all appearances, unaware what a storm the world would raise against pedophilia, probably because it is common, silently condoned but not (yet) talked about openly in the region where he grew up. A long-standing suspicion seems justified, namely that this kind of homosexual exploitation of boys in India is very widespread and is tacitly accepted in many segments of society – not only in backward parts like the Andhra Pradesh villages of the Puttaparthi region. This is the result of the wall-to-wall culture of hypoctical puritanism and repressive censorship against all sexual deviance in most of India. 

Sathya Sai Baba kept everyone in their places, mostly at a distance, and especially women. Sai Baba’s invisible rewards and imagined ‘divine blessings’ were said both by him and others to exceed the mental and emotional punishment he meted out, as he did especially rigorously to those who accepted positions of trust then supposedly let him down even in slight ways. It is merely a matter of belief, convincing oneself that it was for one’s own good, otherwise there is only depression ahead, or to reject everything (too big a step for his dependents). The recipe for aspirants to the graces he said he could bestow was total obedience and subjection to his will and all that he required but seldom explained sufficiently. This went entirely against any open society for genuinely self-aware persons who may act in confidence and with responsibility.

Sai Baba’s imperious and down-looking attitude did not exactly make for a feeling of overflowing divine acceptance and love, which he was ever talking up as being his entire nature etc. Though true believing devotees only told of his love, charm, smiles, benevolence, kind words if few and far between) they seldom mentioned how he used visible signs of disinterest, rejection, anger and even sheer rage, which was something to see, even at a distance. He could smile and be charming in words, but genuine love is shown only in action. What did he mostly do? Stroll about looking distant and often as strict as a near-unapproachable headmaster who would never abide to be gainsaid or crossed in the least way? This manner itself invites private anxiety. He certainly set up considerable barriers to knowing him and thereby also to loving him except in wishful imagination, for how can anyonereally love what they do not know? This feeling is not confined to relatively peripheral persons such as I, for it was quite evident at times even between Baba and some of his most trusted office-bearers. He scared the wits out of Prof. Kasturi with a enraged and reportedly terrifying lion-like expression without any explicable ground other than to cow him totally, it certainly appears.

Despite all the talk about his universal love and benevolence, many came to realise that appearances were not to be trusted, that he was a master at charismatic charm and used all opportunities to entrap people by sudden friendliness after he had made them wait with no responses for months and years, even decades! This is a known technique of psychopaths, the charm then the anger, then the charm again, a pull-push-pull relationship creating uncertainty and self-doubt in their victims, making them the more dependent on any favour that came their way at last. Sai Baba explained this for devotees by saying it was simply done to correct people, as a schoolmaster uses the stick to correct youth. He rather fitted the bill as an angry and jealous God, definitely someone who abided absolutely no questioning or contradiction. Many a tyrant did the same and also claimed to be gods. Like him, most despots commission social works and institutions in their own names and to their own glory, though they are always paid for and carried out by others. Without making other comparisons, the Emperors of Rome, of the Inca Imperium, and even rulers in African States in recent decades have assumed the mantle of gods, but Sai Baba’s divine claims surpassed all of them. 

All this set standards and examples. In the Sai movement, both foreign and Indian VIPs appeared seriously po-faced much of the time and were unduly tight-lipped about all remotely sensitive matters having to do with Baba, his organisation or other works. They always had to be in the right, one coild not question anything that was decided by whoever decided. Members were even sometimes expelled without any explanation, as in the case of the Moscow centre’s president, who allowed discussion of the sexual allegations against Sathya Sai Baba, and on two different occasion members of groups I took there were blackballed permanently. The personal qualities of most top leaders in the Sai movement made for a social and mental-emotional gap between Sai officials and ‘ordinary’ hard-working followers, with a very few honourable exceptions. This had the effect of consolidating an inner circle who are subservient to the International Chairman and the Central Trust and observe the ‘muerta‘ – a kind of international jet-set elite who invited one another around the world to hold forth – often mainly to regurgitate or repackage Sai Baba aphorisms – and who evidently conferred to hush up anything which might affect their own positions in Baba’s favour and within the organisation that bore his name. 

All this is the basis for the many cover-ups. The 1993 murders and the many pedophile accounts involving Sai Baba (some going back decades), have been kept from the main body of devotees for so long through this organised deception. However, the growing recognition in the world for the duty of mandatory reporting of known cases of sexual interference or abuse – a legal requirement in many countries – may yet even eventually bring forth court actions and large compensation claims against leading Sai office-bearers who can be demonstrated to have failed in this reporting duty, as it has already at last done in the Catholic Church in so many countries. All Sai officials would be very well advised to “sweep their hearths and keep their houses clean” on this count from now on, for the information is presently freely available to every one of them.

When fear is felt but cannot be expressed it is all the more effective. Once the fears can be confronted without the possibility of retribution – such as by removing oneself from their source both physically, socially and emotionally – it becomes evident that, as F.D. Rooseveldt put it “there is nothing to fear but fear itself”.

Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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