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 Lies – part one

Posted by robertpriddy on August 29, 2008

This is the first of a new series of articles documenting outright lies – or ignorant untruths – stated in public or in writing by Sathya Sai Baba, who claims to be omniscient and know the entire past, present and future in every detail and who says he never speaks anything but truth. In view of his claim, everything he says should be perfect and true… but it will be seen that this is very far from being the case.

In his most infamous speech, on Christmas Day in 2000, Sai Baba claimed credit for all his “great works”, he also quotes the amount of money he is spending, and also decries others by saying “only Sai Baba does all this, no one else“.

Lie No. 1. on money: “Where money is calculated, garnered or exhibited to demonstrate one’s achievements, I will not be present.” This in the very same discourse where he states the money he is spending!!

Lie No. 2. on self-publicity: “The Lord has no intention to publicize himself. I do not need publicity, nor does any other Avathar of the Lord.” “When you start publicity you descend to the level of those who compete in collecting plenty by decrying others and extolling themselves.”

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

Yet he also said: “Is there anyone who is doing even one thousandth of this work ? No, no. It is only Sathya Sai Baba, who is doing this selflessly, always for the welfare of others.” To which the answer, of course, is thet he is not doing all the work – but his devotees are. Besides, there are countless people doing as much and far more. Take the Bill Gates Foundation just for one example… and there are many, many other such. So this implies either base ignorance or a lying boast.

Lie No. 3. critics taking money: He lashed out at his critics as ‘Judases’ who take money to defame him and called the ‘demons’.

With his condemnatory Christmas 2000 discourse Sai Baba virtually destroyed at a stroke what remains of his previous lifelong claims to never to condemn anyone, to love all and always to adhere to truth. Baba’s actions no longer fit in at all with all that he says about himself as regards his total purity, human perfection, freedom from all lust etc.
He also extols himself in extreme terms – and the Sathya Sai Organization does massive publicity for him with his blessings each year during birthdays about hospitals, the water projects etc., besides which his servitors spread his self-publicity worldwide through Radio Sai, films, books, journals, and other media.

Despite all this he has the sheer effrontery to say:-“I never exult when I am extolled, nor shrink when I am reviled. Few have realized my purpose and significance, but I am not worried. When things that are not in me are attributed to me, why should I worry? When things that are in me are mentioned, why should I exult?”

If it were true that he is least worried about whatever is being said about him, why should he react at all? He beat the lectern before him while he denounced the supposed ‘thousands of Judases’ and ‘demons’ who dare to criticise him! Considering that Sai Baba had devoted an entire Christmas speech – which celebrates an all-forgiving Christ – to responding viciously against to the facts published about him.

So where is the unity in thought, word, and deed that he always talks about?

“When I am defamed, I never get incensed, for it is only the tree full of edible fruits that is attached by sticks and stones.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 4 p. 184). A laughable comparison, people generally don’t throw sticks and stones to harvest fruit. But the supposed fruits of Sai Baba all have a worm at at the core – his constant deceits and far worse matters of which he stands roundly accused and of which he can never be cleared.

See also from Sai Baba’s Guru Purnima discourse, as drastically cut down in his official journal Sanathana Sarathi [August 2003, p. 229]:
“Today people speak a lot without translating their speech into action.” How many hundreds of millions of words has SSB poured forth… shelves buckle under books containing only a fraction of his discourses, and even they are but excerpts… while his followers do over 99% of all the actions he claims to his sole credit.
“Such people verily are thieves”
Those who collect donations under false pretences, using sleight of hand [as Sathya Sai Baba provenly does] and many other deceits are the real thieves.

See more on Sathya Sai Baba’s massive self-congratulatory publicity here

The full Christmas 2000 Discourse is here


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

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2 Responses to “Sathya Sai Lies – part one”

  1. regrets1995 said

    I deeply regret returning permanently to India from the US more than a decade ago after consulting “Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba” (BSSB) and obtaining his approval. What actually transpired over the years and even earlier is too convoluted to be elucidated here. In short, it almost drove me to suicide. I am convinced he is a ruthless, manipulative fraud with double standards and brilliant oratory skills.

    On another note, several things come to mind such as BSSB’s highly publicized close association with the following.

    1. President Idi Amin, later called the “Butcher of Uganda”. Apparently, this was the only foreign trip BSSB made all the way to meet him.

    2. Italian Premier Bettino Craxi, subsequently accused of personal corruption in his country’s huge bribery scandal.

    I am sure his chronic and adequately “brainwashed” devotees will have a ready, long winded explanation.

    I believe his sayings mentioned below are nothing but bold faced lies and glib talk akin to what most politicians indulge in.

    1. “Love of a thousand mothers”.
    2. “Shed one tear and I will wipe off a thousand”.
    3. Take one step towards me and I will take ten towards you”.

    When he warned his devotees about not falling to the charisma of any holy man donning saffron robes as they could very well be “ogres in ochre”, was he ironically referring to himself?!

    Our close family friend had Siddhi powers but never claimed to be an Avatar. A superb singer of Indian Classical music, he could materialize Vibhuti and also transport his cash from home to where he required it. A hardcore devotee at Prashanti Nilayam (I think they actually ought to call it Ashanti Asylum!) told me that “Baba” called this person his “pocket edition” and even asked him to give a discourse on his behalf. I don’t know if he did or what happened thereafter, but this self effacing genius could easily have started an Ashram and announced himself to be God incarnate.

  2. pakhandibaba said

    one who comes to this world as human can never be god.he may be a roadside magician fooling people for money. if somebody clames that he is god then i challenge him to stop floods and also the flood of corruption. he who himself is corrupt, can not do so.

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