Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

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Overwhelming evidence and disillusion over Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on September 6, 2008

 

Sathya Sai Baba with his boys and young men

While I was a follower of Sathya Sai Baba – for 18 years or more, I discredited the rumours about Sai Baba being a homosexual, even though I had heard that Tal Brook had written a book on this. I would not read it nor was I interested (it was unobtainable in India anyhow, having been bought up by Sai Baba authorities). I accepted without question what Sai Baba’s supporters said, that it was all inventions and was only written for money from Roman Catholics in Bangalore etc. Since 2000, however, the evidence that has emerged to support Tal Brooke’s assertion of Sai Baba’s homosexual abuses is overwhelming.

However, various events brought this to mind, even though I brushed them firmly aside at the time. In 1987 I was walking past the temple gate late in the evening, near to 9 p.m. (one is supposed to be in bed with lights out by 9 pm in Prashanthi Nilayam ashram). The veranda was lit up and two young boys were sitting quite along waiting outside the interview room door, which also gave access to Sai Baba’s rooms. A few attendants were standing under the porch, guarding the temple… one came towards me to shush me away. I wondered why young boys were awaiting an interview so late in the evening, and the thought of the rumours of sexual impropriety with boys by Baba did cross my mind briefly.

At an interview in 1987, a Swedish boy called Willy who I had met during my first visit and on several other occasions in the organization was called to sit very close to Sai Baba. Baba played with his hands and fingers like perhaps young lovers do with one another, and also kept patting him, clapping his head, putting his arm round him. I had no suspicions them, though I thought that strange and exaggerated. That went on intently in periods – very noticeable. He later took Willy into the private interview room alone and closed the door, staying there for what seemed a long time. Willy left Sathya Sai Baba after a couple of years, though he had been to many private interviews and was loaded down with trinkets, a ring, a watch, a bracelet. He had soon broken all contact with the Sathya Sai organization where he had been a active youth worker.

Sai Baba did much the same with a young Danish man I knew quite well (called Michael S. – full name withheld) and I have later heard similar reports, especially one by Barry Pittard where he saw Sai Baba relating to Glen Hart (see here). which is like a description of what I witnessed. In the light of the massive number of allegations of sexual molestations by Sathya Sai Baba,  and not least having now been told by two persons I knew for years (Conny Larsson and Mark Roche) how they were induced into oral sex by Sai Baba, I am now convinced that these were grooming or introductions to sexual encounter.

In 1992 I came to know a Belgian Professor at Prashanthi Nilayam, G.M. Spileers from  Merelbeke, Belgium. He was not convinced of Sai Baba’s divinity and had heard accounts of him being a homosexual from persons he knew. The lady who accompanied him did not know what to think either. They were eager to know more about Sai Baba and asked me much, including any clarification I may be able to offer on the alleged homosexuality. I assured them that it was unthinkable that Sai Baba was a homosexual. I admitted that it had crossed my mind, but that I had found it simply too unreasonable that a person, worshipped by so many prominent people and Indian who had close access to him, could be involved in anything like that. I was convinced that he was surely celibate, as he claims and insists all young men should be until married. (I now know that many Indians consider celibacy only to mean refraining from sexual intercourse with women! Meanwhile I have come to hear from various informed sources that sex with boys is something one does not mention or consider to be anything important and a considerable proportion of people do not think to be abnormal. However, homosexuality in any shape or form is illegal in India to this day).

See a summary of the evidence of homosexual sex abuse by Sathya Sai Baba here
See also The Sai-lencing of conscience-raised voices
Guru Sex Abuse Testimony To BBC – After Years of Silence
Will Sai Baba Keep Hal Honig Smiling?

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