Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

‘Holy’ ash was Sai Baba’s prime tool

Posted by robertpriddy on April 26, 2016

Scores of Indian swamis have seemed to ‘materialise’ vibuti. For example, Swami Premananda made vibuthi constantly but was caught out in fraud by paranormal researchers  (and he died in jail serving a double life sentence for rape and multiple murders). Clearly, the ability to manifest small objects – however it is achieved – is no proof of divinity, let alone the Supreme Godhood (as Sai Baba claimed for himself). It seemed from thousands of reports that Sai Baba produced vibuti (‘holy’ ash, which was mostly made from cow dung. rice husks or quartz dust). Countless devotees were carried away by what they experienced as paranormal phenomena, having read endless tracts describing and attributing to him an almost endless stream of fantastic miracles in years long past. He famously said ‘My miracles are my visiting cards’, and the production of vibuti ‘from thin air’ was a goal for thousands of visitors. . Yet interestingly he is also definitively known from many persons and video clips to have faked many of his ‘productions’ by sleight of hand. He also refused adamantly to subject this supposed ‘divine power’ to any form of scientific control or experiment. If his materializations ‘from thin air’ were genuine, why did he have to cheat so much too?

Countless devotees of Sai shouted their belief that he is the omniscient God Incarnate Himself from the rooftops of the www as if they really knew this. But to know that anyone is God and omniscient, one must be omniscient oneself too! So where does that leave all these arrogant preaching but ‘humble’ zealots now that Sai Baba’s claims have collapsed unfulfilled? Not actually having any real proof whether God even exists at all … they vastly overstated their very weak case. When he died in his 85th year, many years before he had variously predicted (in his 90s), they pretended he reckoned years in terms of lunar periods, not solar years! That he was hospitalised for a debilitating heart attack weighing only around 30 kilos and died of multiple organ failure (kidneys, liver. lungs, and brain) the cause was covered up as ‘heart failure’, but the symptoms were completely consistent with AIDS.

Sai Baba said in almost every discourse that he has so much love that no one alive could ever match. I could never quite observe it, but rather saw how he charmed and mystified people – giving cheap gifts and privileges he claimed were utterly priceless. He constantly implanted the idea that it was his love one experienced, when it was almost entirely a projection of ones own trusting and loving nature. That was a very subtle ploy for his getting name and fame, one used by Indian gurus and swamis since time immemorial. After an initial acceptance to boost their devotion, Sai Baba soon or eventually rejected most people in reality, especially when he no longer could benefit from them or found they had less influence to promote him than he originally thought. Many have demonstrated how he acted under false pretenses with ulterior motives, including sex, donations and many another service he received to boost his own popularity. Those who have sat at his darshan round have seen some of his glaring expressions and many have felt his rejection and have been let down by his empty promises! The public testimony of many hundreds who left him showed his uncaring deceptivness.

Nothing can remove Sai Baba from the dark shadow of testimonies of countless sexual abuses on young men, including under-age boys, while the evidence of his part in the unsolved and assiduously covered up murders in his bedroom leaves an indelible stain on his name and works.

Vibuthi at Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram
Sai Baba’s ‘fake’ death certificate and challenges to the account given by Sathya Sai Organisation
Sathya Sai Baba and AIDS

See also  Swami Premananda Sex Scandal  – and Professor Erlendur Haraldsson’s discovery of Premananda’s fraud in producing vibuthi

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Asaram Bapu and Narayan tax bomb

Posted by robertpriddy on April 25, 2016

Surat: In more trouble for controversial godman Asaram Bapu, the Income Tax department has slapped Rs 750 crore fine on him and his son Narayan Sai. Speaking on the charges levelled against self-styled godman and his son, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mukesh Patel was quoted as saying by ANI, ”Raids against both the spiritual gurus had led to recovery of hoards of cash and property papers.”
According to Patel, 42 bags containing crores of rupees were recovered during the raid, after which the Income Tax Department imposed a fine of rupees 750 crore on both.
This was also confirmed by Asaram’s lawyer Kalpesh Desai. Zee Media Bureau –  April 22, 2016

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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 unprecedentedly 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 http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume36/sss36-10.pdf) “… 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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Sai Baba and brother ordered planned murder of four devotees, 1993

Posted by robertpriddy on September 27, 2012

Sathya Sai Baba decided with his younger brother to 'eliminate' the four intruders to the temple - according to CID inspector J. Ram in his book 'The Godmen of India'.Two decades of experience of Sathya Sai Baba, mostly seemingly very positive, led me to believe that he could have had no part whatever in the six murders that were committed in June 1993. So unquestioning was my faith that I accepted what little was said about it by officials in the Sai movement and in a discourse by Sathya Sai Baba himself some weeks afterwards. One answer to part of the enigma I tried to adopt was that Sathya Sai Baba has to allow human affairs to take their own course so as not to usurp their will. But this would not hold water in the long run. Now I have received information which confirms the suspicions I had but did not endorse definitively until now: Sai Baba actually ordered the murder of four persons!

One fact which was reported at the time, but which great efforts were made to conceal, was that the four who were later shot by police, had actually been caught by a mob of villagers and students, were bound up and beaten to death with sticks. They may still have been alive after that, however. The subsequent shootings (which undoubtedly indisputedly occurred) would then have been staged by the police in connivance with Sai Baba and his officials. One independent report posted in August after the murders by a co-student of one of the four murdered devotees emphasises the facts that the ashram most successfully suppressed in the aftermath of the horrendous night of 6 June, including the binding and beating to death by a mob. (see the report here)

Consider the nature of the crisis and dilemmas facing Sathya Sai Baba and his minions when the four attackers who had killed the valet and another servitor had been caught and bound. What should or could they do? They had to decide what the motive could be. The younger brother, Janaki Ramiah, was certain it was an assassination attempt on Sai Baba himself (reports from several persons claimed he had a personal motive for this view).  Later, Sai Baba stated that he knew it was not so. That they had killed the most important servitor, valet Radhakrishna Menon, who controlled access to Sai Baba’s rooms, along with one of his helpers Mahajan (while wounding yet another) pointed to quarrels which were known to exist between him and the intruders.

On the other hand, there was no doubt that the intruders wanted to speak to Sai Baba – if not kill him – and their reason(s) – though not known in detail with any certainty – included questions of Sai Baba’s personal security and the corruption prevalent in the ashram. This was known about for years by the then ashram security chief Vijay Shantaram Prabhu – aged 45 – who had frequently told others of the corruption. Valet Radhakrishnan was surely one of those V. Prabhu and company saw as a main culprit.  Oddly, V. Prabhu reportedly wandered off casually to borrow cigarettes and/or smoke with his accomplice (Bothapatti Ravindra Babu Venkatshwar Rao (aged 33) while the others were entering the temple, just as if no violence was expected. It is thought Prabhu entered the temple shortly thereafter but managed to flee and so escaped the fate of the other four, as did Boyapati Ravi Rao.

Knowing most of the basic facts Sai Baba and Co. then had to face, and presuming the intruders had already been beaten to death (or only nearly so?) by villagers and students who has swarmed over the temple to catch them  they obviously realized that a massive scandal was likely. Even if the intruders survived the tortuous beatings, it was clear that any perception that they had been lynched with the aid of Sai students on the holy temple veranda in the Abode of Supreme Peace (i.e. Prashanthi Nilayam) would make it impossible to live down the disgraceful reputation it would bring on Sai Baba (who was supposedly in charge of the whole place and omnipotent into the bargain). If yet living, the four intruders’ death was to be desired so that their side of the story – which might be more disastrous still – would disappear. They doubtless knew a lot and – after being treated to torture – might well turn prosecutor’s evidence and bring out many hidden facts about corruption, sexual abuses etc. under cross-questioning. Yet how to get rid of them so it might appear an unavoidable upshot?

The Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad 26-6-1993 reported, “Meanwhile, Janakiramaiah and Col. Joga Rao, who is also one of the trustees, came rushing and conferred with Satya Sai Baba for 10 minutes. Coming out of the Baba’s ground floor chamber, the eyewitness said, Janakiramaiah reportedly told the students to ‘lynch them’. (“Vallani kattesinaru, champeyundira…” They are tied. Now kill them)” While Joga Rao may only have conferred with Sai Baba for 10 minutes before his declaration, the police arrived (reportedly most inebriated, as on most evenings) only at 11.30, that is one hour after the intrusion and alarm. The hail of bullets they later released was heard by most of the ashram at 1 a.m. (according to numerous witnesses). (Despite these widely reported facts, the police report falsified the time entirely). So there was at least a 1 1/2 hours while Sai Baba, the authorities and the police were at ‘panic stations’ seeking some kind of plan for damage limitation, thinking out the details of the scenario  in which they would be shot by police in self-defence and then ‘negotiating’ through blackmail and probably further bribery with the police to force them to do it.

The police would not have gone along with that easily, but the Sai people had them in their power because they had rigged the escape of two villagers who slashed a Swiss lady devotee to death months earlier so as to get the Rs. 80,000.- they has taken and hidden. (This I was told by V.K. Narasimhan after I had asked to know what happened. As he was a close friend for years, I could not possibly doubt his veracity, nor his being deeply shocked and confused by it all. He knew that much (maybe more, though he was kept mostly in the dark by the mundane powers that administered the ashram). Probably the Sai minions added some more sweeteners… money was no object to them, of course.

Information from diverse and reliable sources show that the attackers of Radhakrishnan were not intending harm to Sathya Sai Baba. This was borne out by the chief planners of the incident, Vijay Prabhu and Bothapatti Ravindra Rao when they had surrendered to a different police district and were interrogated. (Apropos, they were never charged and were soon at liberty).

Here are some of the diverse reports asserting that no harm to Sai Baba was intended (which Sai Baba also confirmed in the first discourse he gave after the event!):-

From a mail from Eileen Weed (‘Divya’) who was living with Sai Baba’s sister Venkamma at the time and were told the above that evening by her grandsons, who were allowed into the temple during the incident.

Hari Sampath, who was a top security agent at Prashanthi Nilayam at the time, later explained: “The four persons told a strange story: They said they had received reliable information that there would be an attempt to kidnap Sai Baba and they were trying to warn and protect Sai Baba and WERE NOT INTENDING TO HARM HIM (http://www.exbaba.com/articles/murders.html)

The Hindustan Times 9-6-1993 reported that the widow of one of the killed assailants, Suresh Shantaram Prabhu, said it was Baba who arranged her marriage with Suresh, a marine engineer. Her husband was a very good man, a great disciple of Baba. ‘He would never harm Baba’. ‘We never do anything without Baba’s permission’.

‘He was so timid and kind that it is unbelievable that he tried to kill Sai Baba,’ says a shocked Saroja Krishnamurthy, mother of K. Sairam, one of the four assailants shot dead by the police. Indian Express 9-6-1993

Times of India 27-10-1993 Prabhu reportedly told the police that he and those shot dead by the police were all staunch devotees of Sai Baba
Times of India 9-6-1993 If the police version of the assailants pouncing on them and brandishing daggers necessitating the opening of fire as the only option is to be accepted as true, the ashram inmates, speaking on condition of anonymity, asked why none of the policemen suffered any serious injuries.

DECCAN HERALD 10-6-1993 reported that Mrs. Ratnamma (62), Jagannathan’s mother, said it was unbelievable that her son – a pre-university student at Whitefield who gave up his business to devote himself to the Baba – could ever attack Sai Baba as he was an ardent devotee. Mrs. Ratnamma said he had almost become an ascetic…”

“A local bank employee, who was also an eyewitness to the entire drama, told Chronicle on condition of anonymity that he heard the four saying from inside the locked room that they were only trying to save the Baba. The four were held captive for nearly an hour and thirty minutes.” (Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad 26-6-1993)

Indian Express Vijawada, 4-7-1993 Parents of Boyapati Ravindra, who is at large following the June 6 incidents at Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthy, have appealed to him to surrender immediately: ‘Surrender and tell the world what has been happening at Prashanthi Nilayam. Baba knows you are innocent,’ they said. Aged parents Venkateshwara Rao and Ramanamma, who have been asked to leave Puttaparthy by Baba’s personal secretary Narayana, returned to their home in the remote village Ghantasalavaripalem in Krishna District. ‘If I or my son say anything, it is only at the divine inspiration of Baba,’ Venkateswara Rao claimed.

The Hitavada 8-7-1993 Sources say that the arrested duo, talking to the cops here claimed that they were innocent and had been framed. They hinted at a larger conspiracy and said that their names had been given to the police as they had vital information about the ‘misdeeds’ of those in power at the ashram. They claimed that certain people had gained control over the activities of the Ashram and were apparently misappropriating funds. These people control the purse strings and deal in considerable amounts of money on a day-to-day basis as huge donations come to the Ashram every day, they said.

Mr. Shankar Shantaram Prabhu, a retired flight lieutenant and father of the Prabhu brothers, told Chronicle that he was informed by his elder son, Vijaya Shantaram Prabhu – who is reportedly absconding – on that fateful morning that a homan was being performed by Radhakrishna ‘with an intention to harm the Baba, at some secret place’. Vijaya also expressed that he should do something to prevent any harm befalling the Baba, but was advised to mind his own business.  Mr. Shankar Prabhu…  opined that ‘there are some vested interests in the ashram trying to undermine the Baba. My two sons have become victims of the vicious circle in the ashram.’

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Sai Baba 1993 murders: eyewitness reveals amazing facts

Posted by robertpriddy on September 15, 2012

An American lady known in the ashram as ‘Divya’ (Eileen Weed) knew Sai Baba’s sister Venkamma for many years between 1987 onwards – living with her from 1989-1993 (and she finally left Prashanthi Nilayam and Sai Baba in 2005) Divya is posting a very extensive set of her letters home over two decades. The content of these establish her complete authenticity as an honest and truthful person respected by Sai Baba’s core family and the ashram officials and devotees who knew her, besides which she sacrificed herself continually to look after the difficult and very demanding sister, Venkamma, and was chosen to be the only person with her 24 hrs daily during her last week on her death-bed! Divya was a totally devoted Sai bhakta (then – and until around 2005 when she left the ashram).

Letters with her eye-witness account of the murders episode of June 6th 1993 clear up many details about the incident, showing that it was systematically covered-up by all involved, including by a criminally concocted and discredited police report. See scan excerpts below:-

Note: Disinformation and wilful rumours were put out as diversionary tactics by the ashram, the Central Trust authorities, Sathya Sai Baba himself (in a discourse later).  The Indian Home Minister S.B. Chavan and Prime Minister Narasimhan Rao both conferred at length and often with Sai Baba (whom they had long worshipped as God) and worked ceaselessly to divert the course of justice, which they finally managed, quashing the Central Bureau of Investigation work before it could conclude! Reconstruction of what actually happened has therefore required a huge amount of investigations, elimination of rumours, lies, set-ups and piecing together of the most likely account relying on the facts that are most unassailable. I shall eventually put forward such an account, after presenting the new evidence in a series of blogs, with comments based upon other known facts and assertions that are probable red herrings or outright lies.

Before reading the letter in which Divya described the murders to her parents shortly after the event, a recent exchange between myself and Divya serves to introduce the matter:-


Sathya Sai Baba murder victims

Three of the victims placed in Sai Baba’s rooms for photographing and one sees how knives were put beside each of them in a ham-fisted attempt to show they were shot in self-defense!

In the above photographs of three of Sai Baba’s murder victims were taken in a series by Padmanabhan on direction of the Sai Baba authorities. The bodies have clearly been arranged to make it look as though they were attacking police with knives and had to be shot down (with about 30 rounds!). The ‘Vishnu snake bed’ remains show two of the bodies were placed in Sai Baba’s bedroom.

Note: The intruders did NOT go up the kitchen stairs to Sai baba’s room, but entered from the interview room, where they had killed Radhakrishnan and Mahadevan first. Besides, one of the photographs does show a piece of rope on the floor. It is also evident now that Sai Baba left his room by a door onto the second floor of the temple, and went to a room at its other end.

Divya’a first letter to her parents described the terrible night of the murders and is to be found at http://www.wattpad.com/7113665-letters-from-india-part-2-57-the-event-june-7-1993 (See the main content as presented below in the next blog) 

Divya welcomes comments, questions on her site with wattpad. This is a chance to ask a knowledgeable ex-devotee and fluent Telugu speaker many thing you wanted to know (but had no one you dared ask?)

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Key Sai Baba exposé pages highlighted

Posted by robertpriddy on July 14, 2012

KEY SUMMARY OVERVIEW OF EVENTS IN 2011 Chronicle on Sai Baba's demise: illness, hospitalization, organ failures, death, funeral and aftermath

SATHYA SAI BABA IN WORLD MEDIA Some of the chief international media reports on Sathya Sai Baba.

Many young men claiming sexual contact with Sathya Sai Baba List of over 20 have written their testimony on the Internet (with links) or have been filmed on documentaries stating their experiences. All of these are highly credible witnesses, while many others have testified anonymously on-line or in confidence to exposé investigators (remaining private for many good reasons, not least harassment and worse also against their family and friends in India and elsewhere by Sai people).

Professor Erlendur Haraldsson – by Robert Priddy: very revealing materials! Haraldsson informed me that he knew Sai Baba was active sexually and was homosexual, but wanted me to keep his mails secret!

Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson revision of his book ‘Modern Miracles’ a betrayal of dissidents and victims of deceit and worse – suppression by EH of known facts about Sai Baba’s sleight-of-hand and his view of the guru’s personality and behaviour as the author reported repeatedly on his many visits to me.

Midas hoard revealed was in Sathya Sai Baba’s private possession (The self-proclaimed owner of no property was a hoarder of  unsurpassed dimensions)

Corruption India: Sai Baba cult hoard plunder by Trustees?

Former Minister accuses Sri Sathya Sai trust members for the death of Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles  and   Sathya Sai Baba’s lunar age not 96

Sathya Sai Baba crying, see the short video clip (3.9 Mbs) from his 85th birthday celebrations in which he breaks down and cries during the ceremony (clip was extracted/compiled from a very long boring video)

Main overview of the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up Further to this…
Resumé of the murders cover-up issue Summary of Basava Premanand’s key murder points
The 1993 murder episode graphically explained in India’s ‘The Week’


Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 1
On how I came to learn of the murders in the bedroom of Sai Baba, and how – despite misgivings – I rationalized the matter for some years until I was awoken to the realities by V.K. Narasimhan’s private confidences. Also: Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 2

Main overview of the sexual allegations against Sai Baba through the decades and index of further pages detailing the accusations from all quarters

Sexual abuse complaints with impunity against Sathya Sai Baba. Serious allegations put forward in signed letters to the Sathya Sai Organization by Mrs. Payne in 1980 and by Alaya Rahm on a BBC documentary still stand, as they were never legally pursued as libel by Sathya Sai Baba or any of his institutions. Were he innocent, he could with his Government and judiciary behind him, get a fair trial in India. Yet he dare not try to clear his name because  the full facts and testimonials – and affidavits held in London – plus witnesses claiming they were abused by him could then stand forth under foreign ambassadorial protection. See also Revealing letters on sexual abuse claims by Dr. John Hislop

‘The Secret Swami’ & U.S. State Department Warning against Sai Baba Tanya Datta of the BBC reports that the November 23, 2000 US State Department ‘Travel warning page and Consular information sheet was confirmed by the US Embassy in Delhi as referring directly to Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba and the faked Duke of Edinburgh Award Despite a rebuff from the Duke of Edinburgh Award for false representation in the name of Sri Sathya Sai, this wannabe Nobel Laureate is still eager to have his ‘holy’ name associated with the award, having reintroduced the false publicity about it on his official websites.

Sathya Sai Organization’s fear of investigative media Dr. Michael Goldstein, international chairman of the Sathya Sai Organization wrote an urgent private circular warning all members to avoid all investigative media (after the BBC filmed him secretly).

Sai Baba’s miracles The main testimony about Sai Baba faking ‘materializations ‘comes from devotees – many of whom lost all faith in him as a result. Others remained believing this to be ‘a test of faith’! Faking is seen clearly on video clips

Sathya Sai Baba claims of bribery! made during his infamous angry and lying Christmas Discourse, 2000.In which he refuted his lifelong teaching that there is a ‘divine spark’ in everyone, denying this of “hard-hearted” persons, especially his many young male accusers of sexual abuse, calling them “verily demons”.

Cash for Honours, Sai Baba Style The subtlety shown by Sathya Sai Baba in obtaining donations and testaments is exceptional. He gives blessings and some cheap trinket (containing some gold but only synthetic gems) to the well-to-do and the grateful victim usually pours cash to him. No case is more remarkable than that of the US billionaire, James Sinclair!

Sai Baba (Baa-Baa Black Sheep) a misunderstood ‘Second Coming’ Sai Baba declared he is the one Jesus said would ‘come again’- that Jesus actually said ‘Baa-baa’, and that the Lamb of God and suchlike was a misunderstanding! SB has been acclaimed as the Cosmic Christ.

Sathya Sai and the Turin shroud photos It has been claimed that SB took a black-and-white photo of  the Turin shroud image, passed his hand over it and it became a colour image. No independent witnesses  or verifiable documentation is found. In fact, it is a painting by Ariel Agemian, combined with the image on the Holy Shroud of Turin

Sai Baba’s fame and name Claiming that name and fame should never be striven for, Sai Baba strives for them continually, letting the organization which bears his name promote him to the skies – on scores of websites, radio sai, at meetings in many very costly public venues, as well as in his centres around the world. See also Sai Propaganda

Sathya Sai’s good works Though there are numerous good works by followers of Sathya Sai Baba, they are done in the name of a person who – bearing the name ‘Truth’ (i.e. Sathya) is still a proven liar, fraudulent ‘materialized’ and stands very widely and credibly accused of sex abuses and complicity in murder cover-up.

Sai Baba Lies SSB angrily attacked his critics as demons and Judases in 2000 on Xmas day for taking money to make allegations against him. A direct falsehood without a shred of evidence. He imagines his critics are jealous of him, but they are disgusted by him. See also Transparent Sai lies

On Visiting Sai Baba ashrams All one needs to know – but is not told! Why foreigners visit his ashrams and some of the many and tiresome difficulties plus outright dangers they risk from theft, corruption, embezzlement and yet far worse. Buying a mini-apartment is now exorbitantly expensive, and one gets absolutely no legal rights, even of occupancy for more than up to 1 month per annum! Books and videos of the ashrams give highly misleading ‘Prashanthi’ propaganda. In the ashram one is supposed to keep oneself strictly to oneself, not talk, not form friendships or other associations. The reason given is pseudo-spiritual, the actual reason is doubtless the attempt to control information, especially suppress negative facts. The security arrangements with metal detectors, undercover and armed security staff, close body searches (men and women) to remove all objects that may threaten Sai Baba! [claimed to be for the protection of devotees!} Out of the supposed millions who have been through the ashrams during 60 years, remarkable few credibly claim healing of any significant kind.

Sathya Sai Baba throve on Hindu-Indian nationalism He was provably not universal but divisive and very Hindu-nationalist oriented in his approach to other religions, despite his many claims to be a ‘The Universal Teacher’ etc.

Sai Baba: Prayer, not environmental awareness? Sai Baba regards worshipping the earth as a goddess is right and that scientist are ignorant of the inner significance of things! Aeons of Indians praying to Mother Earth have not made the planet any more safe, less polluted… but species death, global warming and a host of related problems are flourishing… but Sai Baba does not suggest anything for all of that other than planting trees!

How the Sathya Sai mythology emerged beyond India On the origin of much of the more fantastic mythology about Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba – an enigma or a myth?If indeed, as has been reported, Sathya was born as a physical hermaphrodite (with both genitalia, which occurs and is a medical fact) this would explain much of the mythology around him from his earliest years. That it is the case is backed up by diverse reports.  In the 1920s in remote Andhra Pradesh the villagers would surely have thought the child a Divine Phenomenon – Shiva and Parvathi in one, Purusha and Prakriti in one body.

The transformation of India by devotees of Sai Baba Conversion to what followers believe is Sathya Sai Baba’s spiritual panacea to save the world and liberate themselves from the sufferings of human life (not least through avoiding being reborn) has observably not radically changed India at all.

Sathya Sai Baba

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Baba Ramdev – Hindu fanatic and mountebank

Posted by robertpriddy on April 18, 2016

 BABA RAMDEV

BABA RAMDEV

A Famous Guru and Hindu Nationalist, Baba Ramdev, Fantasizes Aloud About Genocide Against Muslims.
Baba Ramdev is the man who suggested the death penalty for money launderers etc. wants the law changed so people can be beheaded (especially Muslims), and he is inciting followers and the political right to make the phrase Bharat Mata Ki Jai — “Hail Goddess India” —  a compulsory incantation for all Indians on pain of having their heads chopped off! Those who won’t say it should have their heads chopped off. and has stated that the only reason he has not been given the Nobel prize ( for PEACE?) is that he is black. All this just shows how far Hindu  gurus will go and, worse yet, those who defend them, including India’s current Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharitaya Janata Party (BJP). The modern craze for Indian gurus was boosted enormously guru Sathya Sai Baba – the role model for gaining massive followings among current super-rich gurus. India has seen the extreme right (which means Hindu nationalists) given a free hand by Modi, who has long supported the lying and murderous Asaram Bapu and still promotes the known pedophile and murder accomplice Sathya Sai Baba. These powerful pied pipers drum up hate and lead the nation further towards narrow-minded and religiously divisive ruin.

Further, Ramdev has said that same-sex attraction is against Vedic culture  and is a scandal. He aims to cure gays with his specific brand of yoga and meditation within six months!  The latest rampant modern Baba culture lacks empathy, compassion, understanding and common sense. It harps back to the more barbaric Hindu past, and also actively pursues the divisiveness that caused the mass killing of millions of Muslims and Hindus after Partition in 1947. See source materials here  

Indian media on the failed current ‘godmen’
Controversial ‘godmen’ exposed by Indian media

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Wilma Bronkey – discredited charlatan

Posted by robertpriddy on April 15, 2016

Wilma Bronkey

Wilma Bronkey

The following is a reminder of the kind of people Sathya Sai Baba promoted and blessed as VIPs. He chose the most patently devoted i.e. most gullible and pushy also the more unpleasant self-serving and self-important, such as Wilma Bronkey of Oregon, U.S.A.  He manipulated them cleverly – boosting their already substantial egos – to help carry out his will in regimenting the top-down and totally undemocratic organisation. They earned his grace by obtaining major donors, to enforce unquestioning acceptance of anything he did, said or caused. They had to spread the false propaganda he and the ashram put out about him and to cover up any and every untoward and criminal event that could reflect on him or expose his actual behaviour behind closed doors (the world knows what the main untoward activity was).

One example, my wife and I met a young lady and her American husband (I’ll call her M.) who were at Prashanthi Nilayam with their son of two years of age for the first time in February 1998. They informed us that they were being harassed by the leader of the group they had joined led by Wilma Bronkey – the woman from Oregon with Swami’s robe and all the vibhuti etc. which supposedly manifested at her house in some quantity. Bronkey had told persons in the group that the two-year-old son of M and her husband had demonic forces around him. They only learned of this from the others. Bronkey claimed to receive “messages” from Swami for devotees she accompanied to the ashram and in her group back in the US. She also said things about them that she held they did not know themselves, all due to her psychic powers of “knowing” and “seeing”. She also insisted that the group had to stay outside the ashram in an expensive hotel that was so far away that they had to take a rickshaw to darshan. They were also forbidden to eat in the ashram! She claimed that she received “messages” from Swami for people.

When the victimised family moved to Norway, they came to visit us a few times to learn about our discoveries about Sai Baba and the organisation first hand. With support from others, they had made formal complaints about Bronkey to the organisation and, as a result, she was finally excluded.

Through the years Wilma Bronkey received two robes from Sai Baba, which were always on display at her house in Oregon, which was visited by many West Coast Sai devotees, not least to collect vibuthi and amrit which reportedly appeared there in quantities. A person called Randy Segal mailed me in 2008 saying he had just met her after he last heart attack (she later died in 2010), claiming she was a saint. (See the mail exchanges with Segal here). The devotees in denial who post about every other person also in denial praise her in many on-line outlets. 

A mail I received from a former Sai devotee, Dennis Hanish, casts further light on Wilma Bronkey:-

From: marswalker108
Date: Mon Apr 8, 2002  9:00 pm
Subject: Re: to Dennis Hanish on Wilma Bronkey of Oregon  marswalker108

The last we heard Wilma B. of Oregon whom you mentioned has not yet been able to create perfect peace in her own life… as she serves the severed parts of pigs to people in her home.
She was the featured speaker at the Sai retreat held in Texas during Labor Day weakend 1999. At this conference attended by many hundreds of Sai devotees, she stated that Sai Baba insisted that it was time for her to travel and make presentations regarding him and his teachings. Don’t you think this is being a little hyprocritical?….she is to represent ssb who claims to be God Almighty Himself and the Ultimate Absolute. Remember, she has visited SSB over one hundred times. By the way, have you listened to the cassette tape wherein she claims that SSB told her and made the prophecy that the whole world would now at this very time would be at peace!!

Best wishes, Dennis Hanisch

PS. My comment to the above: Think how much money for return air fares for well over 100 visits to Sai Baba could have been used to improve the lives of others… rather than self-indulgent ‘holidays’ and attempts to promote and forward herself in the movement! I have never heard anything good about her, really – only that she has a massive ego and does not follow Sai’s teachings (as her non-vegetarian behaviour also exemplifies). One elderly Indian gentleman in her group who sat beside me once in the Prashanthi compound agreed she was very authoritarian.
As to the prediction mentioned about world peace – this is yet another of the long list of failed predictions by Sai baba made to people like Kasturi, Peggy Mason, Connie Shaw, Rita and Robert Bruce etc. 

SATHYA SAI BABA’S FAILED PREDICTION FROM 2002 OF WORLD PEACE BY 2007
https://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/russias-war-on-georgia-upsets-sathya-sai-predications/

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Oracle boy Sukshma Baba world tour for the extra gullible

Posted by robertpriddy on April 13, 2016

sukshmatourOn the basis of past performance of this ‘spiritual body’, one can confidently predict that there will still only be very few who collect to get the darsan of this ghostly body entrapped within the body of Madhu Sudan, no crowds, but just enough believers to finance the tour of the oracle boy and his retinue of exploiters. We are informed that the spectral Sathya only has ‘limited occupancy’. I suppose it could indicate he is only half there and Madhu Sudan is also only half there?

The self-declared medium in whom the ‘subtle body’ of Sathya Sai Baba allegedly resides and holds forth with discourses, miracles and darsan is on a world tour. He parades more and more as if he were Bhagavan himself,  which has split the entire Sai movement into factions. This farce of charlatan spirituality certainly creates full confusion among any who begin to look int the Sai Baba story,: they soon see the many discrepancies between this impostor and the original impostor as creator of the universe (Sathya Sai Baba) and what they say. The massively propagated image and teachings of this self-named avatar who made clear he would never speak through anyone else but would be reborn as Prema Sai conflcts radically with the claims of the breakaway phalanx around the former student and intimate boyfriend of Sathya. The whole indoctrinated belief system around both of these impostors falls apart for anyone with two separate views to rub together. 

Sukshma Baba report: 5 more years before Sai leaves this form
Muddenahalli Sukshma Baba demands more money
Sukshma Baba rejected by Phyllis Krystal
Sathya Sai Baba replacements: Sukshma Sai, Prema Sai…
‘Sathya Sai Baba’ sports invite?
Sukshma Baba report: 5 more years before Sai leaves this form
Muddenahalli Sukshma Baba demands more money
ukshma Baba rejected by Phyllis Krystal
Subtle Baba not so subtle after all, but substantial?
Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway
Madhusudan’s remorseless self-interested ego exposed by former ‘brother’
Sri Madhu Sudan – translating communicator of Sai Baba’s discourses
Sai Baba propaganda war heats up (see video)
Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba
Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli
Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement

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Asaram Bapu: major breakthrough in case

Posted by robertpriddy on April 6, 2016

ASARAM BAPU

ASARAM BAPU

‘Killed Asaram Bapu’s doctor as he was blackmailing’ Asaram Bapu’s alleged henchman Kartik Haldar on Tuesday said he killed the self-styled godman’s personal doctor, one of the three key witnesses in rape cases against the jailed religious leader, because he blackmailed him and demanded a huge amount of money to keep mum.

Asaram rape case: Girl’s father gets threat Days after a sharpshooter who is suspected to have killed 3 witnesses in Asaram cases was nabbed, the father of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by the self-styled godman has claimed to have received threats asking him to withdraw the case.

Asaram rape case: Victim’s father gets threat calls Days after a sharp shooter who killed 3 witnesses in Asaram cases was nabbed, father of the girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Asaram Bapu , has been threatened by an unidentified person to withdraw the case or face dire consequences.

Asaram Bapu hatched conspiracy to kill witnesses: Arrested shooter to police In more trouble for controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, Kartik Haldar, who is suspected to have shot dead three key witnesses in rape cases filed against the religious leader, has told the police that the murders were committed on Asaram’s behest, a report said on Wednesday.

Breakthrough: Sharp shooter who killed 3 witnesses in Asaram rape cases arrested by Gujarat ATS In a major breakthrough, self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s alleged henchman, suspected to have shot dead three key witnesses in rape cases filed against the religious leader, has been arrested by Anti-Terrorism Squad of Gujarat.

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Subsidy to aid declining drought-ridden pilgrimage, Puttaparthi

Posted by robertpriddy on April 3, 2016

Eileen Weed (‘Divya’) reports that even when she was in Puttaparthi, tensions ran high regarding the low groundwater. Her building was one of three on our street that still had water, due to the bore wells running dry. Reports from her contacts there tell that the situation is yet more critical than ever. Also, large areas of Delhi and Mumbai, people have been buying water from water tankers for years now.  Despite the populist promises made by Prime Minister Modi, India still suffers from many of the same major ills as before. Vast areas suffer from water shortage and drought:-

Soutik Biswas  Delhi correspondent to BBC News writes  On 11 March, panic struck engineers at a giant power station on the banks of the Ganges river in West Bengal state. authorities were forced to suspend generation at the 2,300-megawatt plant in Farakka town causing shortages in India’s power grid. “Never before have we shut down the plant because of a shortage of water,” says Milan Kumar, a senior plant official.

The Ganges supports a quarter of India’s 1.3 billion people, and  evidence about declining water levels is mounting, along with waning health due to stinking effluents, sewage and dead bodies.  The river has receded year by year, sandbars appearing, and very little can be done about it.

Despite this, The Andhra Pradesh government, in its attempt to make Puttaparthi into a dollar-earning tourist attraction, has now invested 1 crore of rupees in a new Cultural Auditorium planned to be built in Puttaparthi. The star of Sathya Sai Baba has been falling rapidly since even before his untimely death and Puttaparthi it became a virtual ghost town for most of each year and the crisis has extended to nearly all institutions there.  Added to that is the competition from Muddenahalli, where Sai Baba is now claimed to be giving darshan via an intermediary – one of his former student ‘intimates’ (i.e so-called “form boys”) and what crowd there still are flock there rather than to Puttaparthi. 

Sai Baba and extreme water scarcity in Anantapur for years
Water projects in Rayalaseema and for Chennai – Sathya Sai Baba
Water scarcity and its cause according to SSB
Sathya Sai Drinking Water project re-inaugurated yet again
Sathya Sai Drinking Water ProjectSSB Water Project failure in Puttaparthi, 2006

Prashanthi-Muddenahalli bitter war erupts
Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba
Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli
Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway

 

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What did the Sai Baba exposé achieve?

Posted by robertpriddy on March 26, 2016

The main activists in the Sai Baba expose on the Internet – the JuST group and former Prashanthi security official Hari Sampath’s circle – were concerned to bring Sai Baba to justice and, with that aim, all possible evidence and testimony was gathered, studied and sifted, then publicised in articles on the Internet. At that time we knew that the Indian government . several of its Prime Ministers and Presidents – had already long since been inducted into the cult in one way or another. (For proof, search any PM or President’s name in th search box on this site) It soon became evident that there was a powerful clique in the judiciary around the former Lord Chief Justice, P.N. Bhagwati, that blocked and covered-up all petitions and legal attempts to indict Sai Baba. This included the current P.M. Narasimha Rao, a devotee himself, who – together with his Home Minister, S,B. Chavan (also a devotee) – caused the closure of the CBI investigation into the 1993 police murders in Prashanthi Nilayam (over which independent township Sai Baba had complete control). The CBI had taken over the investigation from the corrupt police, whose machinations were so blatant and became public, that an independent body simply had to be engaged. (http://saibaba-invigilator.blogspot.com/2006/12/sai-baba-protected-by-supreme-court-of.html)

After very intensive discussion over several months in 2000, the 32 members of the JuST group (http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/26/JuSTGroup.htm) hammered out and agreed upon a petition in an attempt to awaken the world to the crimes of Sai Baba and bring him to justice. It was supported by many former prominent devotees including a dozen or more founder members of the Sathya Sai Organisation and received over 1600 signatures. Another aim of this was to ensure as far as possible to gather people who otherwise had no other viable way of stating their dissent and/or contacting former devotees after they left the ashram and organisation than via the internet, all being spread to the world. It was seen as essential to forewarn persons who were getting interested in or involved with Sai Baba and so protect those among the world public who would be vulnerable to the propaganda and indoctrination, with all the ills that eventually followed for most of those who joined the cult. In this the exposé was highly successful, since it soon affected the organisation, which withered very substantially and became unable any longer to recruit more than a few and almost no educated persons. The world media began to adopt a much more critical stance towards Sai Baba. Today his following amounts to less than 10% at more of the numbers it formerly enjoyed. It has been extremely weakened internationally, and is further split into at least two main factions which war against one another in propaganda and the courts.

The petition against Sathya Sai Baba to the Criminal Bureau of Investigation, India
The Sathya Sai Petition 2002 – 2010

Sai Petition signatures in toto

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Sathya Sai Baba plagiarised Mahatma Gandhi

Posted by robertpriddy on March 19, 2016

The words ‘My life is my message’ are very well-known in India and are inscribed on Mahatma Gandhi’s tomb and in front of Birla House where he lived his last days.  Sathya Sai Baba expropriated this statement as his own and blazoned it all over his ashrams in an attempt to raise his own name and profile above the Father of the Nation, Gandhi. In this he failed very signally, as subsequent surveys of who were the greatest Indians showed (see ‘Greatest Indians since Gandhi’ further down). Sai Baba descried all who aimed for name and fame, but he was surely the very greatest culprit in this himself as proven here.
Birla HouseGandhi Smriti formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, formerly Albuquerque Road, in New Delhi, India. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948.   Sathya Sai Baba expropriated the famous saying ‘Ny Life is My Message’ for himself! That Gandhi said them long before Sai Baba is proved here:-
“Once, while Gandhi’s train was pulling slowly out of the station, a reporter ran up to him and asked him breathlessly for a message to take back to his people. Gandhi’s reply was a hurried line scrawled on a scrap of paper: “My life is my message. It is a message which does not require the vast stage of world politics, but can be put into practice here and now, in the midst of daily life.” (p. 140 in “Gandhi, The Man, The story of His Transformation” by Eknath Easwaram, US, 1997, Nilgiri Press), It is further evidenced in the Gandhi Museum in Old Delhi, see here.

Sai Baba has been shown to be a plagiarizer of other Gandhi quotations and of several numerous other prominent Indian spiritual figures.

 

The Greatest Indians since Gandhi nominated – & Sathya Sai Baba?  An Indian web site conducted a large-scale survey to determine who is in India enjoys the greatest popularity and influence, who have made the greatest contribution to the history of the country. An initial list of 50 candidates included many prominent Indians, including many no longer alive, freedom fighters, politicians, businessmen, artists and spiritual leaders. In no category at all was Sathya Sai Baba nominated, though Mother Teresa and Iyengar were listed. Despite his own claims to have done the greatest ever service to mankind  – 1000 times more than anyone else – he was not even mentioned on any of the greatest Indian lists which subsequently sprang up on in the Indian media and on the Internet! Gandhi himself was embraced as the Father of the Nation because he first motivated the masses to seek independence. However, almost everything Gandhi preached is totally disregarded in India today and his influence on the development of India is considered virtually nil by the vast majority of Indians.

Mahatma Gandhi and Hindu-Indian Nationalism

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Hindu web site excoriates Swami Nityananda

Posted by robertpriddy on March 14, 2016

The followers of Swami Nityananda are typical of cultists, being in denial of all the negative facts about him. This is standard procedure for all Indian religious cults and is not confined to Hinduism, of course. Their zeal in denial is seen in how they claim that the famous videos showing Nityananda in a very compromising situation with an actress was fabricated, as the tantric guru himself claimed. So what are the facts here?

The extensive Hindu Website http://hinduwebsite.com/editorial/nitya_07232010.asp  (which however hides its ownership and webmaster’s identity in anonymity) has an Editorial article entitled Swami Nityananda – Time For Truth – Exploring Truth Amidst Illusions and Distortions). Its editor states that no evidence had so far come forth to prove convincingly that what was shown in those videos was fabricated or false and that the swami did not explain where and what exactly was fabricated, which part of the videos were true and which were not. He gave no clear or convincing explanation as to how or why he allowed himself to be in those situations which gave rise to the controversy.

Nityananda claimed he was “in a trance”, but the Hindu website judges that, to people who watched the videos “didn’t appear to be in trance and he did not show any signs of being in a trance. He was wide awake, at times watching the TV and at times reading some book and at times simply gazing into the persons who were serving him. He did look tired and sick at times but not in trance. He did look uncomfortable and lost in the presence of the women, but he was not entirely unresponsive or inattentive.” His behaviour was patently quotidian, the material he was clearly following on TV was of a most mundane kind.

In what can only be described as amusing, the Hindu site goes on:-  “He did look uncomfortable and lost in the presence of the women, but he was not entirely unresponsive or inattentive. The swami ought to explain his actions in their presence and what made him cross the line of decorum. If he was in trance, he should let the world know what type of trance it was. Was it sabija or nirbija, savikalpa or nirvikalpa? Was he aware? Was he utterly and totally lost? Is he saying that it was all the fault of the women who were serving him?”

Nityananda also said he was ‘experimenting’. How so? His explained nothing about this experiment, which seriously tarnished the lives of the women involved. If, as word has it, the swami is worshipped as an enlightened knower of truth and, by some, as a deity (claims the website), then he would not need to experiment at all… he would know the result beforehand. He claimed he has ‘360 degree’ clairvoyant vision. Yet he did not even see the spy cameras on many occasions hidden in his room!

Above all, writes the editor, he shows no sign of responsibility of repentance, but only tried to protect and defend his image against the shock and vitriol that met him. He failed to apologise at all to any of those he let down, which speaks of lack of compassion. The anonymous Hindu editor the castigates Nityananda for having shattered and thoroughly shaken those who have faith kin the Hindu religion and writes that he should spend the rest of his life serving those whose faith he has damaged. (We know, however, that he has done no such thing but has continued as before, doing his utmost to escape justice through deceit and his influence on followers.)

In trying to uphold the genuineness of certain supposed Hindu spiritual masters, the editor tries a damage-limitation exercise on behalf of his faith by writing that it is known that all human souls in a body are subject to certain limitations and temptations and that even the most advanced souls cannot escape from its tight hold completely. When you are in a spiritual mode, you are in a serious confrontation with Nature and trying to transcend it. It is like swimming against the tide. Nature, being an automaton, works tirelessly to enforce its laws, against which we do not always succeed.”

This is certainly true insofar as it recognises the situation of a living person, but which relies on an unfounded faith that natural human instincts have been entirely overcome by some yogis or the like. This remains another of countless mere traditional beliefs that cannot be verified and are not supported by any factual/empirical proof, while there is much tangible evidence to the contrary. One can read about some of the major crimes and cover-ups common among Hindu gurus and swamis here (https://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/600/).

Nityananda sex scandal compounded by his lies and deceits  March 13, 2010 New Delhi: Self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, who was caught in sleazy video footage, on Saturday said the video was morphed and manipulated to misrepresent his personal life but did not deny his images with actress Ranjita in the film. “There is a lot of misrepresentation, manipulation, conspiracy and morphing.

Nithyananda exposed by Ranjitha – CBI say no faked film June 20, 2010 The Indian actress Ranjitha has come under the spotlight after it emerged that rather than being a victim of the sting operation, she was allegedly the one who released the sex tapes with Swami Nityananda in public. Sources in the Tamil film industry say that Ranjitha, a mother of two, fell in love with Swami…

Swami Nithyananda: purification, tribulation and trial  June 19, 2010 Nithyananda claims not to have done anything wrong, yet he decided to carry out a ´sacrifice´(tapas) for “self-purification”  Why this (absurd) ritual so if he was so pure and innocent already? Note that even the fame-seeking charlatan Indian guru, Ravi Shankar (i.e. not the wonderful musician!) claims that Swami Nityananda has “violated UNAIDS guidelines ……

Tantrick sex Swami Nithyananda’s farce plays on  May 20, 2010 Swami Nityananda is certainly a major deceiver, for he claimed to be a celibate and even that he is “not a man” (i.e. impotent), yet all the while he was holding classes in strict secrecy for disciples who paid well in which the tantrick (or tantric) sex was so extreme that …

Sex scandal in Indian media – Nityananda and forerunners  March 6, 2010 Indian commentators, such as the presenter at IBN are finally asking why it is that so many Indian gurus have been convicted of adharmic (i.e. unrighteous) activities. The latest scandal, whatever the eventual outcome, has brought forth more allegations of Nityananda abusing women sexually, of murder attempts and an unexplained death at his ashram.

See also Swami Nityananda full dossier               Note: copyright disclaimer 

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India: unaccountability, bribery, corruption

Posted by robertpriddy on March 12, 2016

India is a fascinating land where a great many of its people are hospitable even when they have almost nothing. It is a class-ridden and highly non-egalitarian society (the caste system) with massive poverty and countless injustices. The people suffer while the rulers and social elite, whatever they say to get votes, in practice simply accept it as the natural order. The corruption, bribery and unaccountability of Indian politicians is regularly shown to be legion, and the top-down nature of most of Indian life enables them to get away with anything that they consider important for themselves, their families and their caste. It is widely know that Indian statesman, politicians, gurus, and public idols are frequently involved in criminal behaviour and, as countless cases prove. Persons in positions of influence or power very often develop self-serving narratives for the public, and not least to convince themselves of their innocence of their failings and to cover over illegality. They surround themselves with cronies and sycophants to protect them and pump their egos full of false self-justifications. Their world is a stage – and much of their show is vanity and greed for money, power and name. Much of the Indian ‘elite’ were and remain akin to Sathya Sai Baba in that!

Wrong-doers of position and influence are seldom brought to book by the Indian judiciary, which is in practice weighted in their favour, especially due to the vast backlog of cases that cannot come to court for ages. Money is the only answer to getting ahead in the queue. Even the Criminal Bureau of Investigation is under the ultimate control of the government and can be manipulated and even forced to drop investigations without further ado. This is what happened in th case of the murders in which Sathya Sai Baba was deeply involved. The Supreme Court threw out a petition to indict Sathya Sai Baba, and even went so far as to destroy the documentary evidence that the petition had even been heard by them, making it impossible for foreign embassies to find proof of the case. Yet one document kept by the defence lawyers survived. A facsimile can be seen here, accompanied by an account of the entire cover-up.

The unresolved covered-up 1993 ashram murders obstructed by judiciary & government

India’s corrupt elite vs. the main populace

India’s President’s corruption cover-up and Sai Baba endorser

India’s corruption fed by Sathya Sai Baba

Sai Baba’s minion former Chief Justice Bhagwati showed total disrespect for justice

Sathya Sai Baba’s bent judge, P.N. Bhagwati is shamed in public

Latest example of the vicious caste war in India

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How I eventually became a dissident

Posted by robertpriddy on March 6, 2016

I was a frequent visitor to Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan from 1984 until 1998. I resigned from the Sathya Sai Organisation in 2000 after the deepest consideration, having discovered the immense deceptions of Sai Baba, outright fraud and crimes covered-up by his coterie, including High Chief Justice Bhagwati and with the backing of a series of prime ministers and presidents of India and many other rich and prominent figures.

The process of disillusionment took two decades as many untoward and unfortunate events constantly took place in those ashrams but were almost never reported anywhere. The immoral and deceiving behaviour of Sai Baba himself, about which followers who wrote books and articles never mentioned a word, eventually become gradually known but were considered by followers only to be ‘tests of faith’. Decent people I spoke with felt that knowing the likely explanations of some such facts would be more than welcome, but really only if this would help them to dispel the doubts that were repeatedly arising.

The published Sai Baba literature shows that there are many events and circumstances known to Sai Baba’s more frequent and well-informed followers of which all devotee writers steered clear. I was long unable to eliminate these matters from my mind, and it would often have been much easier if I had been able simply to overlook them. I was made aware by many other persons that they laboured under much the same difficulties.

Originally, I tried to sort out the doubts by re-interpreting matters in a positive light, literally to find ways to ‘write them off’ in Sai Baba’s journal by sorting out the issues creatively in a positive light. I wrote many articles in Sai Baba’s monthly journal Sanathana Sarathi, often to explain discrepancies and contradictions in his discourses by subtle interpretation and speculation. I dealt with events and experiences that caused some perplexing questions through which my faith and that of others I knew well had been tested through the years, without thereby claiming to have fully resolved issues raised by them. The editor, V.K. Narasimhan, kept asking me for more and more material from me because it was popular among many Westerner devotees. In 1994 I published a book (Source of the Dream) about my experiences with Sai Baba and at his ashrams. Rather than write nothing but the standard self-censored eulogy of everything to do with Sai Baba, I tried to represent a somewhat fuller picture with careful as it presented itself to me at the time. Though Narasimhan said it was the most objective book about Sai Baba to date, little did I know that it was very, very far from being that. Like nearly all other devotees, I had been kept in the dark about countless untoward events and crimes by the ultimate organised secrecy and deception by his inner circle.

It is said that the truth will out, even though many may fear to speak it. Sai Baba insisted that the truth will always win though, but that is a belief and hence an unsupportable claim. Experience shows that truth is easily subverted and hidden, whether from very many people or for extremely long periods of time from everyone. Despite my keen desire to clear doubts, chance discoveries, reasons for great suspicion mounting evidence and eventual intensive investigation led me to hidden facts and truths about the supposed divine avatar and all around him which at last completely ended my trust.

However sublime and beyond worldly matters the ultimate truth of existence may be, it still has to be consistent with freedom of thought and indisputable evidence in the mundane sphere. Doubts that arise and will not go away can be examined as carefully and with as much healthy scepticism as can beliefs. To employ critical understanding and adhere rigorously to the truth as far as it can be substantiated was ultimately both instructive and positively constructive.

Critical or outright negative writings about Sathya Sai Baba himself are only possible by persons who are neither under any outside pressure (from the cult, close relations etc.) or from their own inner attachments, needs and fears which they feel unable to overcome. The independent world media, however, is very largely free of such pressures, even though Sai Baba positive propaganda fooled many for a long time.

So at last, information about Sai Baba’s actual secretive life and unbridled corruption and unchallenged criminality including massive sexual abuse and involvement in murders became so overwhelmingly strong that I had to begin the mammoth task of reviewing my entire faith and experience with a renewed critical faculties and demanding inquiries. That is when I summoned up my spirits to publish about the many and horrific emerging scandals and crimes that continued to emerge on a regular basis until his ignominious premature death and the aftermath of finding his massive hoarded riches.
Robert Priddy

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Sathya Sai Baba admired until intensive investigations
Sai Baba as a political power broker
Sai Baba hoarded wealth – The Telegraph

 

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Asaram Bapu latest news 2016

Posted by robertpriddy on February 29, 2016

Zee Media Bureau reported January 22, 2016 that another child goes missing from Asaram Bapu’s Motera ashram in Ahmedabad

“Controversial ‘godman’ Asaram Bapu, who is in jail fighting a rape case against him, is once again in news for wrong reasons. News agency ANI said on Friday that one more child has gone missing from Asaram Bapu’s Motera ashram in Ahmedabad. The godman has been under scanner after several incidents of minor boys who went missing from his ashram were reported.

The godman is also facing a probe in connection with the mysterious death of two cousins staying at his city-based ashram. The parents of the two children, who were found dead on the banks of Sabarmati river near Asaram’s ashram in Motera in Ahmedabad in July 2008, had filed a plea before a magisterial court in January last year seeking transfer of the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Cousins Dipesh Vaghela (10) and Abhishek Vaghela (11) had gone missing from Asaram Bapu’s gurukul, a residential school situated in Motera Ashram of the city, on July 3, 2008 under mysterious circumstances.

On July 5, 2008, mutilated bodies of the two boys were found in the riverbed near the ashram. After the two boys were found dead, a widespread public agitation had taken place against Asaram with allegations that their deaths were linked to black magic practised in the ashram. Dipesh’s father Praful Vaghela had filed an application before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SV Parekh seeking a CBI probe.

The application said the cause of the death of two children has not been investigated properly by the local police as well as the inquiry commission (Justice D K Trivedi Commission) constituted by the state government. All the investigations, according to the applicant, have been allegedly aimed at shielding the real killers of children. The state CID had in 2009 booked seven followers of Asaram in connection with the death of the two children under Section 304 of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against whom a charge sheet was filed in September 2012.”

Zee News report: New Delhi: “This February 14, worship your parents instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day, say a series of billboards put up at Delhi Metro stations by a religious group, which also endorsed police action against couples. The advertisements, put up across 35 stations by an organisation of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, advocating ‘Matri Pitri Pujan Diwas’ has left many commuters enraged, prompting Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to order the matter to be examined.  The matter is being thoroughly examined and taken up with the concerned contractor for necessary action,” DMRC chief spokesman Anuj Dayal said.”

See full dossier on Asaram Bapu

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Cults and Mental Disorders

Posted by robertpriddy on February 24, 2016

Do Cults Produce Mental Disorders?  by Mark Dunlop.  “My basic thesis is that with cults, it is the belief system itself which is the primary active agent in cult mind control, and the actual controlling of mind is done by believers themselves, as they train and discipline their own minds in accordance with the tenets of their new faith or belief system. The article tries to deconstruct the nature of ‘cult-type’ belief systems, and to analyze how they differ from ‘mainstream’ belief systems. – Mark Dunlop”

Here is a brief statement by Mark on whether cult involvement can create or encourage mental disorders, such as borderline or bi-polar disorders:-

Cults promote a belief system which is utopian/idealistic, and also dualistic and bi-polar in nature. Dualistic in that they see the world in terms of two opposite poles, such as good versus evil, the saved and the fallen, the enlightened and the ignorant, etc.

Cult belief systems are also bi-polar in psychological terms, rather like Bi-polar disorder or manic-depression. Cults promote a vision of an ideal ‘new self’, which members believe they can attain by following the cult teachings. Cult belief systems encourage the aspirant to identify with this imagined ideal new self, and then, from the perspective of this new self, to see their old self as comparatively inferior and flawed. It is ego-utopia or hubris for the new self, and ego-dystonia or shame for the old self.

Believers can experience a sort of religious mania of inspiration, when they are in the hubris phase, identifying with this idealised imaginary new self, with its perfect perception and understanding, etc. They can become addicted to this hubris high, and become dependent on the group and its leadership to validate their spiritual progress and to maintain this inspiration.

There is often a sort of collective arrogance or hubris among established cult members. They see themselves as part of an elite, and look down rather sniffily upon the mores and values of established mainstream institutions.

If members fall out of favour, even temporarily, with the group leadership, or if they begin to doubt if they can achieve the group’s ideals, they may experience a sort of religious depression or guilt, over their seeming inability to free themselves from their ‘old self’, with all its bad habits and weaknesses and lack of faith. This depression reinforces their desire to return to the inspired state, and can reinforce their addiction to the utopian vision of the cult belief system, so there can be a feedback system going on too. At an extreme, believers fear they will become ill or fall into hell if they leave the group.

All this goes on within a cult members mind. A cult does not control its members by using external coercion. It is the belief system itself which is the primary active agent in cult mind control. The actual controlling of mind is done by the person themselves, as they attempt to discipline their mind and reform their personality, in accordance with the tenets of their new belief system. Effectively, a cult, via its belief system, uses a person’s own energy and aspirations against them. (This is just a summary – to read the entire manuscript, go to: The Culture of Cults.)

Why the International Sathya Sai Organization is a cult
Sathya_Sai_Baba cultism exposed –  Indoctrination, psychological and social entrapment in the cult
Cults defined and analyzed, with examples

COMMENT: Could not agree more…indeed a brilliant analysis by Mark Dunlop on the state of those afflicted by such “belief” based organizations that demand complete and blind faith and the root cause that the individual’s belief itself then becomes the Achilles Heel
I say Achilles Heel since the people trapped are by no means incompetent….they are indeed extremely capable people who have just this one weakness of belief on another.
My own sister who worked in Sathya Sai Baba’s hospital is a classic example. She is a brilliant girl who excelled in her academics and her profession…and spent 6-7 years serving at his hospital for a paltry sum of rupees…in the name of faith, devotion and liberation. She served even when her married life was broken by Sai Baba….and as a single mother she fought her battles.
Today after having lost her prime youthful period in serving Sai Baba and getting divorced from her husband based on his messages….she now struggles with depression and various other physical health challenges….Sai Baba is gone…..and now she depends on her parents and brother for support.
A girl who was spirited lively and brilliant could have been such a great value add and contributor to society as well as led a full life herself….if not for her blind belief in a person who was constantly focused on attributing other people’s hard work to himself.
Today people such as myself, my sister or Sudhir Bhaskar or Kasturi or Joga Rao or Robert Priddy who are the REAL embodiments of service and love aren’t known much, but the world believes that Sathya Sai Baba who tortured and used good people was an embodiment of these virtues…What more…these good people who turn away were branded as Judases by the evil minded Sai Baba..
It is very important in this context that people that are service oriented and want to do good, go on their own and not associate with such organizations and groups or for that matter completely dissociate with God and Spirituality….
To be good and to do good one does not need God.
Srikanth Uppuluri

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Sukshma Baba report: 5 more years before Sai leaves this form

Posted by robertpriddy on February 21, 2016

“Subject: Sukshma Baba Report184  4-2-16  Sathya105 Divinity
From: SaiSurya@SukshmaBabaReport.Org
Sukshma Baba Report184 4-2-16 Sathya105 Divinity
Sai Ram, It was a beautiful spring like day. There were not too many people. We know that some have gone to other places to take care of personal business and others went home after a few months here.”

How many is too many for them, we wonder. What ‘not too many’ really says is there were fewish, fewer than expected, far fewer than prayed and hoped for.

The mail rambles on with worn out old speculations about who I am and realising divinity and what everyone must do… all useless talk as usual. Then we read about an alleged “Swami Discourse with Madhu repeating with Narasimha translating”

There follows even more parroting of former Sathya Sai Baba, his usual vague harangues to his followers, such as the laughable vague analogies “When you process gold, you only get a little bit from a larger chuck. The rest are impurities that have to be gotten rid of by various methods. When a sculptor looks at a stone, he knows what is in it. He chisels away what is not needed to get to the form that was buried within. This is all of us.”

But one sentence sticks out like a sore thumb from all the rest of the pretentious verbiage:- “We have 5 more years before Sai leaves this form.”

This refers to Madhu Sudan, the former student and intimate friend of Sathya Sai Baba, who claims to be endowed with the subtle form of Sathya Sai Baba. So it is natural to wonder if these 5 years will be five calendar years, five lunar years or whichever other mystical-esoterical perhaps means of reckoning will roughly correspond to five calendar years! No doubt they are already planning what to say and do after that. 

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

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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