Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Sathya Sai Baba’s dual nature?

Posted by robertpriddy on August 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See extensive list of mail exchanges between Haraldsson and Priddy

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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 “… 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 (

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 (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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Asaram Bapu celebrates 3 full years in Jodhpur jail

Posted by robertpriddy on August 10, 2016

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

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

See also Asaram Bapu full dossier

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Muddenahalli Sai Baba Trust Fraud in Nigeria

Posted by robertpriddy on August 5, 2016

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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Was Sathya Sai Baba a Divinity?

Posted by robertpriddy on July 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Fake Buddhist monks a growing global problem

Posted by robertpriddy on July 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Isaac Tigrett on the go again

Posted by robertpriddy on July 20, 2016

Isaac Tigrett is busy touring all over the world, claiming a prestigious place on the stage with ‘oracle boy’ Madhusudhana Naidu, the controversial self-proclaimed spokesman for ‘subtle sai baba’ (you have to use your imagination to believe there is an invisible baba). 

Recently in California, the plans were announced by oracle boy to start a free ‘Super Speciality Hospital’ in the state of Mississippi in America, and Isaac will be in charge. He has already been warned about the “opposition and threats” that will try to hinder his mission. One wonders how many rich fools there are to finance such a venture? 

One also wonders what has become of the “Mystic Inn of the 7th Ray” mammoth new age project that Isaac proclaimed to the world in 2012 and has since gone exactly nowhere since then? One cannot find information about any development whatsoever and the Facebook page and website started to offer news on the venture, has not been updated in years.

Below are quotes regarding the hospital-to-be in Mississippi; will this also be yet another dead-end venture of the now quite aged and cash-poor Isaac Tigrett? There is also a video of Isaac saying online that oracle boy wants him to open a casino in Las Vegas: joke or not?

“This occasion was used to announce that a Super Speciality Hospital will be built in the state of Mississippi. (It is the poorest place in the United States). Also that Isaac Tigrett will spend a little more time with him in India before he moves to United States to continue his assignments which included this project.

“It will be a very difficult undertaking as there will be opposition and threats from many people.  When confronted by this negativity, he should call upon Sai Baba who will immediately take care of the situation.”

Tigrett and his supernatural wonders that fade away never cease to amuse us! This buffoon presumably still has some cash stashed away… or is he relying on the rump of the US SSO donors? Or is it is crystal skull he put in the pyramid in Memphis that is working its magic at last?
A casino in Las Vegas could be a likely financial source for this Hard Rock, beer and beef-burger entrepreneur – taking money from the rich suckers to build a monument, allegedly to Swami – whether the dead one or the invented ‘subtle Sai’, who can say. The whole satirical saga is unbeatable and unbearably weird. The Mystic Inn of the Seventh Ray, which Sai Baba designed with his close buddy, Isaac, will have to wait for any future successful claimant to wear the mantle of Prema Sai, I suppose.

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Puttaparthi Ghost Town

Posted by robertpriddy on July 15, 2016

Baba’s demise eclipses Puttaparthi’s glory  by The Hans India. We read that many foreign devotees of Baba have stopped visiting the small town of Puttaparthi:-

“Puttaparthi (Anantapur): The pilgrim town of Puttaparthi which ruled the roost as an international tourist destination for more than three decades is virtually a ghost town today. The demise of Sathya Sai Baba,a renowned religious teacher on April 24, 2011 set the tone for its gradual decline.”
There was life in the township which is today conspicuous by its absence.  At least 10,000 tourists from around the country and abroad were seen on any given day. Foreign tourists had purchased flats in apartments and villas in the sprawling gated communities and used to stay for months and inland tourists for weeks. Many had planned post retirement life in the spiritual town and had purchased flats.
Today there are no takers for those wanting to dispose them off. With the soul of Puttaparthi no more, the sheen of the town has been lost and a despondency among devotees set in.
Now there is hardly any business except on selected days such as birthday anniversary and death anniversary of Baba.
Even NRI’s from Malaysia, Indonesia, Mauritius and African countries who used to come for darshan of Baba are no longer returning. Overnight, restaurants, lodges and ayurvedic massage centers had lost their business and many have downed their shutters. Foreign currency exchange was big business then. Today there are hardly a few such counters.” 

The Hans also notes that the Sathya Sai Airport, which once had regular weekly flights, has closed down. It cannot be sold, despite being on the market for many years, with considerable added sweeteners.

See also:-
Sathya Sai Airport “white elephant” for sale!
Puttaparthi becoming a ghost town? (2011)
Puttaparthi’s white elephant airport plea

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Sathya Sai Baba film confusion continues

Posted by robertpriddy on July 10, 2016

Malayalam actor Sreejith Vijay to play biopic on godman Sathya Sai Baba Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 13:38

“Legendary Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna, who has over 100 films to his credit, is currently working on the biopic of Puttaparthi Sai Baba, and it features Malayalam actor Sreejith Vijay in the title role.Being made with the support of members from Sai Baba’s mission, nearly 40 percent of the ambitious project has already been shot. Ramakrishna plans to release the film in as many Indian languages as possible because of the godman’s popularity.“It took me over 5 years to get this project started. It wasn’t easy to find a producer and more importantly the right actor for the lead role. Initially, Malayalam actor Dileep was really excited to be part of the project and I was equally elated. However, I feared that his star image might come in the way of the character and I may have to make changes to satisfy him as well as his fans. Hence, I skipped the idea of working with him and instead roped in Sreejith, who is relatively lesser known,” Ramakrishna told The News Minute. With another five months of the shoot left, Ramakrishna hopes to release the film early next year. It will have a wide theatrical release, he assured.”

The film that took five years due to lack of support and now heavily financed with funds from “members from sai baba’s mission” and a change of lead actor. Will Kodi Ramakrishna finally finish and release this long NOT-awaited film? The word is a release “early next year” but we have heard that line several times already over the last few years. Not holding our breath.

See also:-
Film ‘Baba Sathya Sai’ shelved
Satya Sai Baba film trailer review
‘Baba Satya Sai’ film demotes the swami to a ‘Demigod’
Sathya Sai Baba film (shooting in Parthi)
Two Sai Baba films to compete against BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’?
Global Baba – upcoming film on Indian spiritual gurus


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Puttaparthi: rubbish foraging pigs menace residents

Posted by robertpriddy on July 9, 2016

Pig Menace

Puttaparthi (Anantapur): Sai devotees residing at Rangasai apartment on Chitravati road on Tuesday staged a sit-in on the road demanding officials to take steps to save them from the pig menace. On account of the garbage thrown on the roads, they pointed out that pigs are roaming free on the Chitravati Road posing a potential health hazard to residents of the area.Moreover, the area is reeking in foul smell as residents of the apartments are disposing of garbage near the apartment complex. The devotees say that they are facing untold problems because of the foul smell and pig menace while going and coming from Sai Baba Samadhi daily. They asked the officials to take steps to clear the garbage over night ensure steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.

When the issue was taken to the notice of the municipal commissioner Vijaybhaskar Reddy, he assured the protestors to solve the problem after taking it up with the municipal councillors.

The self-proclaimed almighty god, Sathya Sai Baba, who promised to protect his devotees, especially in the holy precincts of Prashanthi Nilayam is not protecting them from a pig menace! There were always many pigs around but nowadays not enough residents to chase them off, apparently. It is no doubt dangerous, they can be aggressive! Instead of make demands, the devotees should take upon themselves some public ‘selfless service’ to clean up the filthy garbage where the pigs root for food, just as so many Indians do with Sathya Sai Baba Badly Failed. E.g., See Inspiring Tedx Talk On ‘The Ugly Indian’ Movement. Despite the constant talk and boasting of doing selfless service by Sai Baba and his followers, it was quite evident to observers that – even in the heyday – there was relatively little done by the residents or visitors to the ashrams compared to all the overblown the publicity about it.

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Dr. Art-Ong Jumsai – leader of cults

Posted by robertpriddy on July 3, 2016

Dr. Art-Ong Jumsai of Thailand has long been a totally uncritical member of the Sathya Sai Baba cult, where he performed on the a lunatic fringe with miracle stories, futile cures for all ills, a rigid and redundant educational model for schools and much besides. Since the demise of Sathya Sai Baba, Jumsai has come to promote ‘pyramid power’, claims contact with aliens and UFOs, and thinks he is descended from Egyptian sorcerers. It is all very entertaining, but, as scientists point out, is not suitable teaching as it involves false beliefs. He is the subject of a petition to remove him from the Office of Basic Education Commission.


By Khaosod English

Mr. Art-ong’s appointment has alarmed many Thai scientists because of his association with a “pyramid cult” and endorsement of pseudo-scientific ideas.

Mr. Art-ong, an engineer who reportedly collaborated with NASA on several projects, is heavily involved with the Baan Suan Pyramid movement, a cult that claims to posses the ability to heal sick people with “pyramid power” and boasts a lineage to ancient Egyptian “sorcerers.” Mr. Art-ong gave lectures at many of the group’s gatherings, including an occasion in which he claimed “pyramid power” can slow down the decay of fruit.

Mr. Art-ong  has also expressed his belief in extra-terrestrials; he asserted in one lecture that he could communicate with the “UFOs” that were hovering over the earth. As of the time this article is published, international astrophysicists have unanimously agreed that Earth has not been visited by any extraterrestrial civilisations.

To protest his appointment, Chulalongkorn University scientist Mr. Jessada launched an online petition calling for the removal of Mr. Art-ong from the OBEC subcommittee. “If Dr. Art-ong, a believer in pseudoscience, has the role in reforming curriculum, he may use beliefs that are not based on credible science to affect his decisions about reforming the curriculum,” the petition reads. “It may lead to teaching false beliefs to Thai youth.”

See also – Art-ong Jumsai’s fanciful mind takes flight again

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Vellor Krishnan Ramakrishnan Raghavan

Posted by robertpriddy on June 28, 2016

Usually I do not post defamatory materials that are posted as comments. However, I make an exception now after getting a completely mendacious attack on me from one of the few remaining elders at Prashanthi Nilayam, 74-year-old Vellor Krishnan Ramakrishnan Raghavan. As a comment to my posting ‘Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences’) Raghavan wrote:

“Robert Priddy came to Puttaparthi after worshipping Bhagawan Baba for over 12 yrs.He claimed that he was called by Swami in a mysterious way. At Puttaparthi he expected special treatment from Swami.But Swami neglected him till he lost his patience. At the last minute Swami granted interview and lambasted him for his impatience and pronounced self-importance. When this half-baked devotee complained to Swami that he could not get shanthi(peace) in the ashram, Swami told him in no uncertain terms that shanthi or prashanthi was not sold across the counter in the shops in Puttaparthi. An aspirant has to earn it by steadfast spiritual sadhana in the midst of chaos. That was the quality of a real devotee.This psuedo devotee who had even authored a book on Bhagawan, should refresh himself by reading his own writings. Millions of learned devotees like me know from our own personal experiences that Bhagawan Baba is God. I am 74 yrs.of age and am worshipping Him for over 42 yrs. I am enjoying every moment of my devotion. I pity this man.Hail Sai. VKR Raghavan,India.” 

as Ragahavan

In response to Vellor Krishnan Ramakrishnan Raghavan, I – Robert Priddy, rebut his deeply untruthful comment. I once knew Raghavan through my close confidante and friend, V.K. Narasimhan, who was incidentally far superior to him in knowledge, world experience and friendliness. I have to say such a liar as Raghavan is no gentleman, also being one who does not even respect the teachings of his swami, (such as do not criticize others, look only at yourself, speak only softly and the truth etc.. which directives I personally reject as being mostly simplistic and unrealistic). Worse still, he contrives despicable lies about me which require a response.

I was a follower of Sathya Sai Baba for over 18 years and the leader of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organisation for most of that time. I did not go to Puttaparthi “after worshipping Bhagawan Baba for over 12 yrs.” but in 1984, about 2 years after I became fascinated with Sathya Sai Baba. My wife and I had five long (2-hours) interviews with Sathya Sai Baba (with 5 private interview sessions) plus many contacts during darshan over 18 years.  Sai Baba never once lambasted me in any way, but on the contrary (and just now for the record) told the interviewees that I have a ‘very good mind’ and am ‘Good, good, very good’ and on more occasions than one. (However, I was not much affected as I know myself for better and worse and have been immune to flattery ever since I grew up). He gave me what he called a diamond (about 6 carat and green set in an 18 carat gold ring. It was much later assayed and found to be a cheap synthetic sapphire with green tinfoil behind to enhance the brilliance). He did so almost certainly because the day before I had told him in interview that I would make a major donation (he asked me how much!). However, I did not have the means to pay then and only did so considerably later on.  Sai Baba never said a word about me being impatient either. People who knew me in countless meetings, study circles and so forth were aware that I have shown perhaps too much patience with persistent rule-breakers, profiteers and domineering egos.

I have never complained about not getting peace, as Raghavan writes. It is also a total mendacious invention that “Swami told him in no uncertain terms that shanthi or prashanthi was not sold across the counter in the shops in Puttaparthi.” Nothing remotely like that was ever said in any interview I attended. Raghavan would now have liked it had it been so, so he invented it! What kind of ‘spiritual person’ is that? This is not at all untypical of the countless attackers of all dissidents who have spoken out… disinformation, half-truths and lies were also daily far at Sai Baba ashrams. I did eventually write a positive book about Sai Baba which he signed in 1994 and I know full well everything I wrote there and have commented on it in web pages to put the record straight. Later, after 2000, I felt ti incumbent upon me to take on the onerous duty of setting the record straight and spill the beans about all the countless shocking facts I eventually came to know. I only learnt from several of my personal friends after 2000 – truly honest and good persons – that Sathya Sai Baba took advantage of their devotion to abuse them sexually. The testimonies from literally hundreds of persons altogether that he was a sexual abuser (and that included school children at his school down to 6 years of age) was what caused my final break with him and the beginning of a long and intensive investigation of all aspects of Sai Baba. The results are found on these web pages. As to learned devotees, I have met most of the VIPs and I could only recognise genuine learning in a handful. V.K. Narasimhan, my closest friend at Prashanthi Nilayam was one such and I have recorded his struggles and extensive private views, poor man. That Sathya Sai Baba approved the execution of the four devotees who attacked his servitors in 1993 is certain, there were witnesses and at least one who had a privileged access to the events as they took place that night (Eileen Weed or ‘Divya’ who speaks Telugu and lived for years in the apartment of Venkamma, the unbelieving elder sister of Sai Baba), and she also saw the truly huge bribes paid out via Sai Baba’s private messenger to many resident families to keep silent about what they knew.
See a fuller rebuttal of Raghavan’s spiteful concoction here:

The sexual abuses are covered in full here
while the murder episodes and cover-up are investigated fully here

Comment from ‘Divya’ (Eileen Weed):
“Excellent rebuttal! I find it amusing that the elderly Indian adherents are not only active online, but keeping up on your blogs! They must surely know about all the horrible sexual abuses done by their ‘god’ and, like several of my foreign permanent resident former friends in Puttaparthi, declare, “He is god, whatever he does is OK and for the best.” They believe such shocking declarations though the failure of all of their god’s predictions are staring them in the face: The whole world is not coming to Puttaparthi as sb predicted, rather it is now a ghost town and devotees are split into warring factions, while the world continues to move further from the promised ‘golden age’.”

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Art-ong Jumsai’s fanciful mind takes flight again

Posted by robertpriddy on June 25, 2016

The very few remaining sb adherents desperately clinging onto their faith despite a mountain load of evidence showing their ‘guru’ isn’t what he claimed to be: the well-known and admired amongst devotees, Dr Jum Sai, proclaims his faith that sb will ‘come again’. The devotees call this ‘confirming’ an action they hope will take place! Of course the ‘oracle boy’ believers think it is already happening. 
The devotee who wrote the email says it best, that the ‘second coming’ (not of the birth of a reincarnation of ‘Prema Sai’, but something before then), may be “the only miracle…to unify his worldwide devotees”. Sadly for them, no such miracle will happen. It is only in the minds of the misled devotees that any miraculous event can be imagined.

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Jenny Socrate  Date: 2 June 2016 at 13:38 – Subject: DR. JUM SAI CONFIRMS

From: SATHYA VINODH   Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 7:42 AM    To: jenny socrate Subject: DR. JUM SAI CONFIRMS
Sairam  Jenny,
The following is a small article published by Sreejith in his SKTC website. I have copied and pasted here. Here Dr. Art-ong Jumsai  Confimrs about Swamis Reappearance.

Dr. Jumsai

Dr. Jumsai

By Sreejith Narayanan:
I was fortunate to be part of the recently concluded USA Mid-Atlantic Regional Retreat where Dr. Art-ong Jumsai was one of the chief guests. During his talk, Dr.Jumsai briefly expressed his belief that Sri Sathya Sai Baba would return to earth in a younger body before the promised Prema Sai Advent. Brother Waris Faridi, who was one of the devotees present, approached Dr.Jumsai later on to enquire and obtain more details. Dr.Jumsai clarified to Brother Waris that he indeed meant the reappearance of the Sathya Sai form and that he made his conclusions after deep thought and considering many things. He also said that very little time is left before Prema Sai’s return and that Swami must come to finish the work that is necessary for Prema Sai to make His appearance. Brother Waris then asked him if he would concur with the idea that this appearance of Swami would be of a Shiva aspect and he agreed, adding that it is the Shiva aspect that clears the past, making way for the new. We were able to present Dr.Jumsai with a copy of the book ‘Sai Thy Kingdom Come’, which he read in a matter of two nights and later confirmed to us that the book premise was very much in alignment with his own meditations on this matter.

[Dr.Jumsai is the Director of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education, Thailand, the Chief Administrator of the Sathya Sai School, Thailand and an Official Trainer of Teachers for the Ministry of Education in Human Values Education. As a NASA scientist, Dr. Jumsai participated in NASA’s Vlking Space Project in the design of the automatic landing device and is an expert in the National Research Council on rockets for Use in the Artificial Rain Making Project. He was elected three times to the Thai House of Parliment and was Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Thailand. He has had many interactions and several mind-boggling experiences with Bhagawan. He is a well-known advocator of Sri Sathya Sai philosophy at the international level.]

Dr. Jumsai is evidently still a fanatical Sai Baba follower. He was of the opinion that Sai Baba took into himself all the evil influences that were brought to him and gradually converted them to positive qualities! He adds another self-invented fact, that Sai Baba is to return in a younger body BEFORE the promised return as Prema Sai!  You couldn’t make it up, but Jumsai can! Jumsai was one of those favourites of Sai Baba (due to totally uncritical acceptance 0f all and every boast of Sai Baba, however excessive or beyond all credibility they were). His promotion of many other unproven and fanciful things he attributed to Sai Baba gives some idea of what being a fully paid-up true believing Sathya Sai Baba admirer he is, without the honesty to examine this fraudulent, sexual abusing and murder-approving guru who took in vast fortunes under false pretences (like giving genuine diamonds to people – none of which have been proven genuine so far).

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Asaram Bapu planned attack on a witness against him

Posted by robertpriddy on June 21, 2016

Times of India: AHMEDABAD: In a major revelation, a devotee of Asaram Bapu, arrested here, has told police that the self-styled godman had conspired to eliminate a witness who had deposed against him in connection with the mysterious death of two minor boys near his ashram here in 2008. Asaram’s follower K D Patel, who was arrested after his surrender before a local court here on Thursday, made this revelation during police interrogation, police said. Patel had allegedly financed attack on the witness Raju Chandak.

During interrogation, Patel told police that Asaram had asked him to plan an attack on Chandak, who had conducted a sting operation against him (Asaram) following the death of the two boys, who lived in his ashram located in Ahmedabad’s Motera locality, joint commissioner of police (crime) J K Bhatt told reporters. “Asaram was upset after Raju Chandak, his former devotee, did a sting operation against him and gave a CD to the media and police. Asaram asked Patel to kill Chandak and take the help of Kartik Haldar, (who was arrested last month in connection with murder and attacks on witnesses), and used him to fire at Raju Chandak. The weapon was thrown in Sabarmati river flowing near ashram, and motorcycle used in the operation was dumped in Vadodara,” Bhatt said.

In 2009, after Chandak deposed before Justice(retired) DK Trivedi Commission, constituted by the state government, to probe the death of two minor boys, Asaram planned Chandak’s murder, Bhatt said. Bodies of the minor boys, who lived at a gurukul run by Asaram in Motera, were found on the bank of Sabarmati river near the ashram in 2008. “Asaram is a conspirator, it is revealed by K D Patel. Now that Asaram’s involvement is known, we will take action against him in future,” he said.

Patel was arrested on Thursday after he surrendered before a local court. His name was revealed by Haldar, who told police that Patel offered him money to kill Chandak. According to police, Patel worked as a mediator between Asaram and Kartik Haldar, who was arrested from Raipur in Chhattisgarh in connection with the murder and attack on witnesses against Asaram, Bhatt said. Patel was a manager, financier and legal cell head of Asaram’s Motera ashram in Ahmedabad.

Top Comment: He is well established criminal. A tongawallah has become godmen and cheated several people  Appa Durai

According to his revelation, Asaram asked him to manage the murder of Chandak. Patel provided Kartik with money, motorcycle and a revolver after which Kartik, along with one Sanju Malegao fired upon Chandak and fled. Chandak survived the attack. Asaram is currently lodged in Jodhpur jail in an alleged rape case.

See also  Asaram Bapu full dossier

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Sai Baba ashram – 9-foot python slithered in

Posted by robertpriddy on June 18, 2016

9-foot python slithers its way into Sai Baba ashrampython_in_ashramBengaluru: June 9, 2016, DHNS

Visitors to the Sathya Sai Baba Ashram in Kadugodi received a slithery surprise on Tuesday night when they stumbled upon a 9-foot-long Indian rock python, which wildlife experts say is a rare phenomenon in Bengaluru. The serpent, weighing about 12 kg, was found coiled on the compound wall of the ashram, hiding itself behind the bougainvillea plants. Their excited cries quickly invited many inquisitive onlookers who soon raised an alarm. The BBMP Control Room, too, was rattled with calls about the massive python, following which wildlife rescuers were alerted. Wildlife rescuer C S Nagabhushan, who lives in Hoskote, rushed to the ashram and captured the snake. He said he was amazed to see the huge reptile. “My first impression when I received a call was that it could be a rat snake, which resembles a python. The reason for doubting the input was that Bengaluru is no more a habitat for pythons.

‘Diyya’ writes: In the old days, a snake in sb’s ashram would mean a number of people would come running and worship it with milk, flowers, incense and arathi of lit camphor waved around the confused and frightened creature. I was present or heard of at least a few occasions where that happened in Puttaparthi. Devotees really believed that the snake was ‘swami’ come to visit and bless them!

However now that the devotees have mostly all gone away or are following the ethereal, ‘king’s new clothes’ form of sb in oracle boy, what do devotees do when a large snake appears in the ashram? Call the forest department for easy disposal! Shocking!

As a side note and credit to the practical, unbelieving side of sb’s sister Venkamma, when a large snake slithered into her South Prasanthi room in 1989, she screamed for the nearest sweeper guy to come and slaughter it right there, beating it to death and spreading a long line of blood in her room. It was an outrageous thing to do and tramatic for all the devotees who heard about it. That might have been a form of ‘swami’ that she slaughtered! Of course, no one dared question the actual sister of the ‘god in human (or snake) form’!

Robert comments: Seeing that rock pythons are incredibly rare nowadays in the whole area, it is surprising that nobody announced that it was Swami reincarnated returning to his old devotees (or his lair!). When I was waiting to go into the compound one afternoon a snake came at breakneck speed down the alley and hid under some sandals. The Seva Dals borrowed a big stick and clubbed it to death. The head Seva Dal said, it had come for the darsan of Swami! Not exactly a politically correct viewpoint! The same Janus-faced attitude was prevalent with dogs too… not treated as Shirdi Sai would have, nor even Sathya, who gave lip service to dogs as being far better than his devotees, but was only once photographed with a couple that were given to him. (A prominent IAS official told me that Prashanthi Nilayam was “a snake pit of jealousy”.)

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Demand for a ‘Sathya Sai District’

Posted by robertpriddy on June 15, 2016

Article in Telugu

Article in Telugu

Translation of the flyer with the pictures of several guys: ‘Demand in Hindupur Parliment to merge the present 7 electoral districts into one ‘Sathya Sai District.”

Battineni Hari: President of the ‘Sathya Sai Jilla Sadhana Committee’ (with phone number) (‘Jilla’ means ‘District)
Lok Satta Party, Puttaparthi Niyojakavarga
Nagendra Solankaala, Vice President (in blue shirt)
Janardhan, Dharmavaram Town President (middle pic)
LakshmiNarayana, Dharmavaram Town Vice President

People in Parthi sure are trying to make a wave, but they all fall flat! No airport academy, no Sathya Sai District, no crowds and no money. Just infighting and warring factions!

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