One might ask whether the discredited Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shivraj Patil, – who believes in the self-proclaimed Omniscient Sathya Sai Baba – was lulled into inaction and failed to take any possible attacks or bombs seriously because of the assurances of Sai Baba? No wonder the Indian populace want to see the back of these incompetants! Let us hope that there are others who can do the job better and save ordinary Indians from such horrific massacres.
In a classic case of almost instant failure of prophesy, Sathya Sai Baba stated only a week ago in his discourse:-
“India is the only place where people are not worried about any attacks. In America , Germany and other countries, they cant eat well or sleep well. There is fear of bombs always in those countries. But in India, there is no fear of bombs. India will never have any such attacks.”
What an ill-considered uninformed remark – that the US and Germany etc. can”t sleep or eat well due to fear of attacks! Besides, the populations there and throughout Europe eat far better than in India in any case and they have far more leisure to sleep than 800 million Indians. They also know they have far superior security from terrorism than Indians.
Sai Baba’s bombastic pronouncement has apparently been kept out of the official Sai Baba web pages – it is far too damaging for their totally one-sided propaganda and misinformation (http://www.sssbpt.org/Pages /83-birthday/convocation_DD_22112008.htm), However, the fanatical pro-Sai website ‘saibabaofindia’ reported it. Perhaps they will soon remove it too… when they realise that their blind belief has played them foul? So just in case, see the screen capture of the relevant page on saibabaofindia
(as so far still found at http://www.saibabaofindia.com/sai_baba_83rd_birthday-update-photos-23rdnov2008.htm)
The blooper was also posted on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saibabaofindia/message/14926
As to there never being any fear of bombs in India, that is a massive mistake! So far out of touch is Sathya Sai Baba, surrounded by his gunmen and guards in his fortress ashram. Shivraj Patil and his forerunners have presided over a long series of bomb attacks and terrible massacres of Hindus and Muslims by each other. The fear is tangible in many places, especially in Mumbai these days, of course.
There is nothing remarkable in Sathya Sai Baba making failed prophesies and predictions – he is constantly doing it! There is a regular cornucopia of false predictions, broken promises, and absurd claims of his importance to the world. (See here)
See also my last posting here:-
Shivraj Patil – Sai Baba worshipper – resigns