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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Sathya Sai Baba, women, men, & celibacy

Posted by robertpriddy on December 13, 2008

Continuing the reported prophecies about Sathya Sai Baba claimed (but not substantiated in any way) to come from the ancient Suka Nadi’ we note two items:-

· He will have equal attitude towards all men and women. His glory will spread and many people will get near him. But all cannot have His grace due to past sins.

No one who has been to the ashrams can fail to know that, Sai Baba’s entire outward attitude is one of discrimination of women. Yet he claims to give no more attention to men than women, for it is his inner attitude that matters. Whatever one may think of this, his observable actions certainly belie his words. He gives far more time to men, with whom he is literally always surrounded both in public and private. He always gave his male students far more attention than anyone else and gives far more attention to men and boys at darshan than women. He selects men to 95% of the positions in his various institutions and his Sathya Sai Organization. Women are relegated to the ‘back seat’ in all events with the one exception of on one day per annum ‘Ladies Day’, which he introduced in the 1990s. This he did no doubt  criticism reached his ears from many women and also male devotees from Western countries where women’s rights are taken seriously both in legislation and practice in a way which Indian women can only dream about.

The close proximity in the Suka Nadi predictions of the statement about women and about past sins – and that not all can get close to him due to their karma – can reflect the widespread prejudice in India that women are inferior to men and that they are born females because of their ‘karma‘ (which in the Hindu world-view includes both past good deeds and sins). Sathya Sai Baba’s has spoken about women, praising them as mothers and frequently rejecting ideas like their being fit to rule a country or even carry out traditional male professions. He holds in the main that they should be dutiful wives, child bearers and home makers rather than aspiring to what is a male preserve in India and other Eastern countries. He also makes various contradictory statements bout women and their roles – probably all according to the audience and other considerations. See Sai Baba’s “teaching’ on women

· He will be Brahmachari. He will establish Ashrams, educational and medical institutions.

A Brahmachari means a totally celibate person. But he stands widely accused of homosexual activities, even by some of his closest follower, such as Dr. Naresh Bhatia, who told the journalist Mick Brown of the Daily Telegraph that he had been in a sex relationship with Sathya Sai Baba for years and that many, many boys had been sexually used and abused by him, including one under-age boy he personally examined and found to have been anally raped by Sathya Sai Baba. It is known from Sai Baba’s own indiscreet discourses that boys have for many years slept in his apartment all night see here) It seems that a  quite a number of Indians interpret ‘celibacy’ as  abstaining from sex with females, while homosexual relations are unmentionable and systematically ignored, not least between older men and boys. Sathya Sai Baba has been accused of sex abuse by scores of persons… see showcase of clip and transcripts from the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ for two prominent examples here and here.
For a comprehensive overview see here.

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