Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Archive for January 16th, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba books and publications

Posted by robertpriddy on January 16, 2009

Books and writings endorsed by Sathya Sai Baba There are hundreds of books about Sai Baba in English alone. Sathya Sai Baba has stated to his servitors like V.K. Narasimhan that he loves to read books by authors who praise him. He is lauded by most writers, not only to the skies, but to above the highest heaven. He showers his supposed ‘grace’ only upon writers of  rose-coloured and totally uncritical accounts of himself.

Unbelievable eulogies came from such writers as his biographer N. Kasturi, the Balu family, John Hislop, Howard Murphet, Samuel Sandweiss, Peggy Mason, J. Jegathesan, Phyllis Krystal, Joy Thomas, Rita Bruce, Birgitte Rodriguez and many more.  I admit that I was deceived at the time I wrote my positive book about him – though it as one of the most restrained of all of them (excepting Prof. Erlendur Haraldssons occasionally critical book). Only when I learned so much that I was forced – against my inclination –  to re-evaluate nearly everything about him and to think critically and investigate thoroughly, did I begin to do so.

Meanwhile, most of the other authors have invested too much of their prestige and lives in their writings and engagement with this supposed ‘avatar’ of Vishnu, Rama and Krishna etc. to be able to be honest enough to investigate the evidence and realise many of their mistakes about him.  This is reprehensible, of course, but the world will judge them when all the evidence is in, and it will certainly be to consider them major dupes, even though well-intentioned ones. Knowing a good deal about the tribulations at the hands of Sai Baba and his minions of several of  the authors, their books are now mostly noteworthy to me for what they do not tell or consciously suppress!
Authors who lavish praise on Sai Baba whose books he has in general said he enjoys reading include:-

Howard Murphet – earliest promoter of Sathya Sai Baba as the ‘Man of Miracles

Smt Vijayamma ‘Refuge other thn you I have none’

Rita Bruce – hagiographer

Birgitte Rodriguez – Glimpses of the Divine

Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘pet’ psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Sandweiss
Robert Priddy

See here for selections from the text of ‘Source of the Dream’ with my present comments

See a comprehensive, fully sourced bibliography of all extant books by or about Sathya Sai Baba and his movement in English:
“An Annotated Working Bibliography for Research on Sathya Sai Baba. Part 1” by Brian Steel (WORD doc.)
To Part 2 of the Bibliography

To Part 3 To ‘New Factors for Researchers’

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