One may not believe it, but many devotees I have met actually believe that Sathya Sai Baba rules the world. Literally. One such is the Sai-besotted writer Rita Bruce, once supposedly a friend but who long since broke off all contact with my wife and I without a word of explanation, after which I decided to mention some of the facts about Sai Baba that she and her husband knew well from interviews with him. Because Sathya Sai Baba has put this delusion around in various announcements he has made about the world coming to his feet, the world already becoming one big Sai Organisation and so on. (“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)If he were an avatar controlling the planet, how could he be making such a pig’s breakfast of the job? India is one of the most truly terrible places on earth for its huge number of children in the slavery of prostitution, unstoppable epidemic of AIDS victims, bonded sweat-shop labour, horrendous wilful maiming of babies and children for purposes of begging, vast number of penniless paupers and illiterates still being driven to city slums for sheer survival, if they don’t take their own lives first (as many farmers now do). In the news today is the sale of babies stolen for the purpose of adoption in rich countries like Denmark (at US $8,000.- a shot! See here). The Danish authorities have stopped all adoption from India until further notice, but the Indian authorities do not act… a father of two stolen babies told on Scandinavian TV how has not received any help to retrieve them for 4 years. The corruption is enormous and is not diminishing. Despite many boasts he made in the 1960s, Sathya Sai Baba can’t stop India increasing its warlike attitude and military spending (eg. India’s military spending was recorded at US $20.4 billion in 2005) or its rulers stashing away in Swiss banks an amount of money at least equal to the country’s entire national debt, according to his own statements at a private dinner attended by a friend of mine! There he told an Indian Administrative Service official (V. Ramnath) that he had told the Prime Minister and the President not to make so many super-expensive state visits with huge convoys of vehicles and hundreds of Black Beret commandos wherever they went. But, said Sai Baba, they go on doing it and do not listen to me. They are his devotees, too… so his omnipotence is not much use, it seems! I watched Sathya Sai Baba parading for two decades and I eventually learned from many inside contacts, investigation and analysis that he is far from being in control of almost anything he claims to be. With population and poverty out of control, AIDS, top-to-bottom corruption ruling large parts of Africa and Asia, the world’s wilderness environment and countless species and living resources disappearing faster and faster, and runaway global warming… is this the legacy of the avatar? Oh no! He has promised literally to lift two mountain ranges to save his devotees from world catastrophe (believe it or not!!).
Sathya Sai Baba stated:- “When dharma declines or rather, when those who have a duty to regulate their lives according to dharma lose faith in it, then, its restoration cannot be taken up by all and sundry… The Lord has come again on this Mission. He has collected the engineers and contractors and the labour for this purpose. He is not set on the task.”Let me tell you one more thing: Nothing can impede or halt the work of this Avathaara… Formerly when the Govardhanagiri (mountain) was raised aloft by a little boy, the gopis and gopalas realised that Krishna was the Lord. Now, it is not one Govardhanagiri , a whole range will be lifted, you will see!”
( Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 3, p. 106)