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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Sathyasaibaba scales up hate attacks on critics

Posted by robertpriddy on March 31, 2009

Many tags and Google entries relate to the blog “Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love & Spirituality” (which contains plenty of hate against me and other critics of Sai Baba – plus any amount of highly visible nonspiritual libel and character assassination. One among many tags anyone can check as nominally by ‘sathyasaibaba’ was:-

sathyasaibaba wrote 2 days ago: By Proxy Defenders Of Alleged Victims And By Proxy Defamers Of Sathya Sai Baba Dictionary (Read more)…

Here Gerald Joe Moreno cites legal definitions of ‘proxy’ in trying vainly to clear himself of the charge that he is a proxy for Sai Baba interests. He tries to limit the meaning of proxy to a strictly legal definition, but there are others which are in common use. The following definition taken literally, however, fits him like a glove. Moreno acts as “the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another” (i.e. whether a self-appointed deputy or not) and ” a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations”. There need be no power of attorney for a proxy, who can be simply a substitute (Websters), and Moreno is certainly a welcome substitute for the Sathya Sai authorities who he defends at every turn of events. He even allows the public to think he is a substitute for sathyasaibaba, having chosen that blog title no doubt realizing that alerts and tags would appear (to the unprepared and curious public) as being from Sathya Sai Baba himself! Another definition of “by proxy” is “to get something second hand” (Urban dictionary). Most of Moreno’s blog materials are at second-hand and not a few were written by Sai officials! His blog acts as a proxy for many views leading readers to believe he is a devotee, though he denies that vigorously.

Moreno as a tireless proxy defender of the Sathya Sai Organization: Whether or not Moreno is a self-appointed, unofficial deputy or a hired undercover agent makes litle difference. His massive libel campaign passes without correction or comment from the entire Sai Organization, despite their being challenged on this by prominent ex-followers (especially the JuST group).

That Moreno received printed and video materials from the defending party – i.e. it consisted in two lawyers with the involvement of the lawyer and Sai devotee Robert Baskin, who is a legal advisor to the Sathya Sai Society of America and who G. Venkataraman of Radio Sai thanked for providing documentations about the court case to the Sai authorities. The defendant Dr. Michael Goldstein (Head of the world-wide Sathya Sai Organization) may instead have himself provided Moreno with the materials (even if through a proxy so as to keep at arm’s length).  Our representatives visited the court in Orange County but could not even obtain the Kreydick materials Moreno had obtained because they were not available to the public, only to the two parties involved. Only a few other official documents could be obtained, which we secured.

These materials were never presented in court session, either, since the case was dropped for technical reasons. Had they been so, their credibility would have been nullified because Alaya Rahm could not even tell his own parents about the sexual abuses, so he would not have told a fanatically devoted person like Lewis Kreydick either. Only later did he dare tell his parents, explaining how fearful he was before that of revealing this because of the consequences. Later he spoke with students about the molestations and felt a lot of support from them, so where was Kreydick then? The BBC investigated this matter in great depth and were entirely satisfied in the genuineness of the Rahm’s case, and the Sai leaders in the US were unable to make any legal challenge sit, nor were those in Canada able to pressurise the CBS authorities into quashing the broadcasts of ‘The Secret Swami’.

So Moreno had to remove those same materials which he posted on the Sathya Sai Baba Wikipedia article because he could not prove having obtained them from the court which he claimed had sent to him against payment. Moreno was unable to show any receipt or any proof that the documents were ever available at Orange County Court. Moreno also obtained videos of Kreydick reading his testimony! These are STILL NOT available anywhere else. He could only respond by posting masses of postings on his attack websites about “Robert Priddy’s pre-senile rantings”, which characterisation encapsulates the essence of his almost endless arguments.  It was also impossible to obtain the Kreydick material from the court on-line – only a few official documents were available in that way.  Kreydick’s submission was filed, but it was not presented in court nor was it made a public document, though Moreno mendaciously asserted again and again that it is. The supposed ‘proofs’ he posted are therefore sheer deception. He was consequently unable – after I removed them – to repost the Kreydick materials on Wikipedia, from which he was soon banned indefinitely. Typically, he tried at the time to claim he had withdrawn of his own free will!

Moreno acted as a proxy for the defense, Dr. Goldstein etc. in publicising those materials (i.e. Lewis Kreydick’s very dubious and simplistic claims). He was even originally informed of the case by Sai officials, because no specific information about the case was available except to attorneys and parties until after Moreno had publicised the fact. Further evidence of connections to Robert Baskin are also found (see here). Moreno has fatuously claimed that he could not know Robert Baskin because he lives in California, while Moreno is in New Mexico! A cogent rebuttal? Well, both have been to Sai Baba ashrams, and Baskin has also attended many Sai centres in the USA.

Let Moreno inform us who the ‘Robert” was who first introduced him to Sathya Sai Baba and told him amazing stories… but expect him to ignore this challenge, as he always does with real issues. If it was not Robert Baskin, was it Robert Bozzani, or Robert Bruce? There were very few people called Robert who could relate such first-hand stories in the US when Moreno met this Robert.

Here is one of my challenges made on Wikipedia, which eventually led to Moreno meeting his Wiki-waterloo. (Apropos, he was also banned from Netscape, and Digg for massive spamming).

Robert Priddy's succesful challenge to Moreno on Wikipedia

Robert Priddy’s succesful challenge to Moreno on Wikipedia

Moreno used thousands of words and a plethora of entries in the Wikipedia discussion pages trying to defend the posting of Kredick materials on the Sathya Sai Baba Wikipedia main page More on Gerald Joe Moreno‘s big proxy issue is to follow soon …..   

– but see
Alaya Rahm’s Lawsuit vs Sathya Sai Society of U.S. Joint Statement by International JuST Group and the Rahm family

Sai Baba Hatchet Man Picks On A Young Child

Terroist-related Slurs Used By Sai Baba Internet Fanatic
Sai Baba Internet Man – No Apology When Caught Using Anti-Semitism Slur
The Rahm’s testimony on the BBC World documentary

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On Devoted Service to Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 30, 2009

What more intimate gift can a person make than to give their heart in trust to someone? With the open-hearted and implicit trust that came of a sense of spiritual renewal, very many former followers put our best qualities – and more besides – at the service of Sathya Sai Baba. He asks everyone to do this! Once we crossed the spiritual threshold of Prashanti Nilayam – either in fact or figuratively – we accepted Sathya Sai Baba as divinely perfect and pure and we set out to sacrifice the larger part of our thoughts, energy, time and money in trying to change and improve ourselves and help the world. We took on the desire to become selfless instruments of Divinity, having in one way or another come to put the fullest possible faith in Sai Baba’s claims.

Those who have been touched (in one way or another) by Sathya Sai Baba – especially in emotive or spiritual ways – found him very beguiling. ‘To beguile’ means both to charm and to deceive… no doubt a very fitting epithet for Sai Baba. He plays upon people’s best intentions and plays on all kinds of personal and human uncertainty. That he willfully practices wholesale deception is, to the devoted, so unthinkable that they cannot be allowed to penetrate the mind… and Sai Baba’s direst warnings back up this reticence! Head in the sand is the standing order from the ashram and the Sathya Sai Organisation. Now, all the faith, trust and hope of many thousands of people has now been abused through lies and deceptions to cover up murders and sexual and child abuse, and much more besides.

What is his response to his critics – he keeps on saying they are ‘jealous’ of him, ‘envious’ of his achievements. Why can’t he put aside his self-praising/belittling-others mentality? No one who has seen through him is jealous or envious of him, far from it! He also harps on about critics as being  ‘disgruntled’ (the big in-word for devotees about critics)  and because of not receiving what they wanted from him. We wanted truth, honesty, non-violence and decency but it was not forthcoming so we are not ‘disgruntled’ but ‘disgusted‘ by him and the sexual abuses of which he stands so widely and genuinely accused (see example: the BBC’s exposure of this here)!  What greater betrayal of spiritual trust can there be than his? It is hard to think of much that is more despicable, and from one who claims to be the embodiment of love, purity and what have you!

Do not be beguiled and bothered by Sathya Sai Baba – read more here

Sathya Sai Organization: Factors Far Beyond Known Critiques Undermine It

Please view  the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization which has over 1300 genuine signatures! (Spanish version PETICIÓN PÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES DE SATHYA SAI BABA Y SU ORGANIZACIÓN A NIVEL MUNDIAL)

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Nectar of the Gods? Or tea rose essence & sugar water?

Posted by robertpriddy on March 29, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba’s liquid ‘amrit‘ (i.e. honey nectar), a supposedly holy substance like the Bible’s ‘ambrosia’, does have a distinctive odour. It can be collected by visitors from the doubtful ‘Thief’s Temple’ in South India near Mysore, run by a former baggage lifter called Halagappa, who has two small amulets with Sathya Sai Baba’s picture on that supposedly give off amrit into the jar in which they are kept. Those who have smelt and tasted amrit, know its very distinctive taste and smell, a smell which cloys the more the older it gets. Sai Baba so-called ‘amrita’ usually develops fungi if left in a bottle for some months.

halagappa-sri-rangapatna

Halagappa does not allow anyone to hold the medallions which supposedly exude ‘amrit‘ so they can’t see properly for themselves whether it runs out or whether it comes from his spoon, which he repeatedly uses to scrape the palm where the medallion lies, thus interfering with observation. He keeps tight hold of the chain attached to the medallion. Why?

He could hang the amrit-dripping medallions above a jar for some time so that everyone could see them dripping. But no.

He has not invited a single reputable, independent observer – such as scientists or engineers – to inspect the “miraculous amrit flow”.

The same lack of independent observation – allowing rigorous control of the surrounding conditions- applies to all the temples and houses where vibuthi and amrit are claimed to manifest? Not one single scientific experiment nor other unbiased examination of these phenomena has been allowed.

Despite this, numerous websites and blogs promote this with uncritical fervor as a major Sathya Sai Baba miracle – and even though Sathya Sai Baba has himself repeatedly wanrned people about going to Halagappa’s ‘Thief’s Temple’ orphanage.

All this speaks for itself – and loudly so!

Further analysis of amrit from Halagappa’s temple shrine

The so-called “Sai amrit” with its distinctive ‘perfume’ consists mainly in sugar water with added tea rose essence (possible with a touch of jasmine or sandalwood essence in some cases). Perfumed tea roses come in several varieties and many variants of perfume are made from them and are marketed (see here)

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Sathya Sai’s Dato Jegathesan and smear campaigns

Posted by robertpriddy on March 29, 2009

My principle in writing about the suicide of Datuk J. Jegathesan’s son, and the death of his former wife, is to help establish the truth for it is in the public interest to question and to pose awkward questions that still seek an answer – it is not malicious, as has been claimed. Journalists investigate and expose such matters of life and death in the public interest. It is most important to report the facts and question beliefs, especially where deaths of devotees under suspicious and inauspicious circumstances are involved because Sathya Sai Baba has given a totally false promise to all devotees that they are under his personal protection (“Why fear when I am here?”). A very good way to beguile desperate and suffering people – as well as many other who want to believe they have an infallible protector. It has led to truly vast donations. Dato Jegathesan Jegathesan was an extremely close follower who has devoted his life to Sai Baba, and is everywhere presented as such and as a public figure of importance and influence, which he uses to the utmost to increase the following and finances of Sathya Sai Baba. So he must take the flak that comes of his own actions.

The big lie is stated thus: ‘Victory to the Lord of the Universe, Lord Sathya Sai, who destroys grief, evil and the miseries of life and who guards and protects devotees’ (posted by sathyasaibaba

That there is most likely a different, more complete and more truthful version of events to the one given by Jegathesan as there are many known cover-ups among top Sai officials, the Sathya Sai Organization and not least top politicians from Indian Presidents right down to countless official in the judiciary and the police. about every aspect of Sathya Sai Baba, who never reply to any actual or even putative facts put forward by the exposé.

I do not libel others, Jegathesan did in a widely-posted e-mail by calling the honest allegations by victims (of the many reported sexual abuses) “feces on the ground’. Datuk J. Jegathesan was informed of these  on Malaysian students  in 1980-81 and failed to practise any duty of care as leader of the Sathya Sai Organization in Malaysia. I have considerable documentation of this from a Malaysian former active promoter of Sai Baba who then carried out extensive investigations and had his worst suspicions confirmed by Malaysian and other students, not least at Prashanthi Nilayam where he visited them to find out whether there was any truth in their claims.

I have informed some of his family members who appealed to me months back, there are more piercing questions to me that I have not posted about on the matter, including some abusive e-mails from two of them which do them no service at all. They know I have already shown considerable restraint at their behest. Since at least one of them has already supported Moreno, now they should take great care not to support him further nor his massive smear and hate campaign against me [and against every other Sai critic].

Jegathesan characterised the many brave alleging victims of Sai Baba sexual abuses as “anti Sai forces”. The emotive term ‘forces’ implies that any justified criticisms of Sathya Sai Baba are organised by some large organised body, but they are definitely not! He wants to avoid ALL questioning and criticism – having also declared that all devotees should “plug their ears” as Ulysses did with wax! What kind of a mind does that? That of a fanaticical bigot who listens to nothing except praise and who believes he is a personal friend of the omnipotent God Incarnate.

Jegathesan says the critics to run a ‘vicious’ campaign. This includes many brave young men who – despite murders of devotees and massive persecutions of all critics of Sai Baba like David Bailey and others – have nonetheless stood forth with most credibly accurate and detailed accounts from all over the world about sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba! Jegathesan cannot discriminate between seekers of truth and justice and blind bigots involved in what is probably India’s greatest ever religious scam. Sathya Sai baba’s gigantic unfulfilled and unfulfillable promises to save his devotees, plus India and plus the entire world from immorality and corruption, wars and catastrophes are entirely bogus!

Cover-up of Sathya Sai failings – J. Jegathesan, Malaysia

Sathya Sai official Jegathesan’s son’s suicide – part 1

The suicide of Sathya Sai devotee Jegathesans’ son – part 2

Sai promoter, Malaysian cover-up man, J. Jegathesan

Dato J. Jegathesan, a ‘Secret Swami’ cult top leader-roving ambassador

J. Jegathesan – deluded believer in Sathya Sai Baba

J. Jegathesan’s smears against Sai Baba ‘victims’

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Charles and Diana rejected by Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 28, 2009

prince-of-walesPrince Charles was keen to ‘have Swami’s darshan’ but never will

In 1996, Sai-devotee Robert Bruce told my wife and I that he had been present at an interview with Sathya Sai Baba where someone had asked him [SSB] about Charles and Diana and the possibility they might visit him. Sai Baba had replied “They are a disgrace to their country!” These were the verbatim words Robert Bruce reported to me! One may speculate as to why Sai Baba thought this… whether due to the separation or the scandalous leaked ‘phone calls between Prince Charles and Lady Parker-Bowles, or the talk of divorce (which SB strongly condemns) which later also occurred… or whatever else.

Why Sai Baba included Lady Diana when speaking ill of both royals, one does not know… could it have been envy of the way she was truly loved throughout the world ( by hundreds of millions, which Sai Baba is NOT, despite his boasting that he is!)   Sathya Sai Baba himself – and his blind followers – make preposterous claims about having 60 million devotees, sometimes multiples of this. For example, he claimed that 3 million came to his 70th birthday (which is patently absurd to those who can count heads properly and estimate a maximum of 300,000, and even his public relations office published 18,000 fro the total number of foreign visitors).

Prince Charles on a visit to Bangalore

In 1992 at Kodaikanal, Sai Baba gave a ‘privileged’ group of especially humble and admiring foreign devotees the apparent great blessing of attending his evening talks with students in his private summer residence there. V.K. Narsimhan was also present and spoke his piece, as did various others. (These talks and occasional singing etc. were recorded and issued on 6 cassettes, which contained nothing new or of any significance).

However, not included in the recordings was a report from a prominent Sai devotee he was asked to give by Sathya Sai Baba himself about Prince Charles. It was purposely edited out of the recordings. The Prince of Wales had recently having visited Bangalore (this was in 1990 or 1991), had said that he wanted to have “Swami’s darshan’”. Charles had been about to give an address to a conference when he heard that this gentleman was a close follower of Sathya Sai Baba. He took this man aside and questioned him for about half-an-hour. He was said to have told the man that he would visit Sai Baba at his ashram but for the UK Government, which was concerned about the security arrangements (and no doubt about much more). This seems like a very weak reason from the UK government, for here was Prince Charles, staying at a Bangalore hotel open to the public (the Windsor Castle) and moving about in South India without undue security problems. The select band of Western devotees who heard this included my former friends the US devotees Robert and Rita Bruce (who were then sharing accommodation in Kodaikanal with the then leader of the US Sai Organisation, Dr. J. Hislop). The recordings were made, edited and distributed by a most servile and blind believer in SB from Denmark, Erik Henriksen.

That Sathya Sai Baba thinks Charles and Diana ‘a disgrace to their country’, one would ask what of his own secret activities for which he dare not stand up and answer? Is this unaccountability in the face of such weighty charges of serial homosexual assaults – including defenseless minors in his colleges and in private interviews – and his widely reported complicity in cold-blooded murder not itself a major disgrace to India and a blot on the reputation of every leader, Prime Minister and President who worship, support and protect him? (see BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ in short clips and transcripts here)

Duchess of York, ‘Fergie’ visited Sai Baba

On this background, it is interesting that ‘Fergie,’ the Duchess of York, visited Sai Baba at his ashram (in early February 1997) and was directly granted two interviews, she evidently being a more important person for Sathya Sai Baba than ordinary devotees. This was reported in the UK and Indian press. A female devotee, Terrie, who has assisted with the Sunrise website wrote me, “I happened to be at the ashram during her visit, where the ladies were far more interested in having darshan of Fergie than darshan of Sathya Sai Baba. They not only craned their necks toward Fergie during darshan, they also lined up in front of her after darshan (right on the walkway Sai Baba takes when he leaves), with notebooks and pieces of paper in hand for her autograph. They almost gave Fergie as much adulation as they gave to their supposed God Incarnate, Sai Baba. Apropos, this accords with our own experiences of visits by the Indian President and Prime Minister, on whom all Indian eyes (and many foreigners’) were glued most of the time. One wonders if perhaps it can get routinely boring watching Sathya Sai Baba go through the same old darshan routines and extremely repetitive discourses day after day?


Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
View ex-follower signatures

(Spanish version
PETICIÓNPÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES)

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The secrets of the atom and the mind?

Posted by robertpriddy on March 20, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba believes all kinds of fanciful things about atoms, showing that this “perennial wisdom” of the sages is entirely out-of-step with the known facts and milennia behind developments in science, to say the least!

He said (see here):“… the power of the atom is the same in every human being. This atomic power should also be understood to some extent. From our ancient times, we continue worshipping and meditating on a form and we are living life with it. Those also have arisen out of atoms… Kaanaada did very great sadhana.
Finally he said, “There is nothing else at all. I came from the atom. I should merge again in the atom.” This means that, as he didn’t have body attachment; he merged in the atom.”

How can one merge in the atom? Only Kannada knows, it seems? If Sathya Sai Baba knows how, he is not letting on!

“… just don’t forget the nature of the atom. Everything is in the atom. Hence, we should feel that the nature of the atom is within oneself. Our body is (contains) the atom. Mind is atom. Intellect is atom. Chittha is atom. Antahkarana is atom. All are completely atoms. That which is full of atoms is Divinity…” “… there is death for the physical body of man, but the mind has no death. There is no death for the mind at all. Though the man (his body) dies, the feelings that the person felt are imprinted on the mind. The tendencies of so many births and the tendencies from so many actions are printed on this mind.”

The mind is beyond matter so how come that it is formed of atoms, which kind? How come that the mind has atoms and the atoms give life?

It is not possible to say that this mind is ‘like this or that’. Therefore, we should not feel that the mind
will die along with this life (of the physical body). No matter how many births there are, the mind is God. This mind contains atoms. We should not feel that the nature of the mind, which contains atoms, dies.

But why should we ‘feel’ that the body , which really is composed of atoms, dies!

“Truly, what does Guru Purnima mean? It shows the path, the Divine path, to us. ‘Purnima’ means ‘the
sacred radiance of the full moon’. What is the full moon? It is the completely full nature of the mind. The completely full nature of the mind, without any spots at all, is observed as the full moon. When the mind has any spot, it is darkness; it won’t give bliss.”

The moon has many spots, the sun has many spots? What has the full moon to do with the nature of the mind as completely full…  is not the new moon related to the (nearly) empty mind? Figure this out and you will probably earn a dunce’s cap!

“Truly, who are you? You only are God! (Applause) He is the form of an atom. First and foremost,
recognize that Truth”

How to recognise that God is the form of the atom? The hard , ridiculously unfulfillable tasks first, eh?

” Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakasipu also were ones of very great capabilities. They were great scientists. Hiranyakasipu not only went to the moon; he also went to the sun. Not only the sun, he also reached the stars. When he went to star Dhruva and touched it, the earth spun. With that he suffered. Though he was such a great scientist, things should be done only as much as is needed; but if it is in excess, a very big danger will happen.”

Where are their legacies? Great scientists who kept their secrets to themselves, I suppose? Hiranakasipu “reached the stars” – one must ask, which of the countless trillions of stars… surely not all of them? And the temperature at a Star surface is very hot. Our Sun’s is at least 6000 degrees Centigrade! Who really believes that Dhruva caused the earth to spin, and suffered as a result! Hilarious beyond belief!

“Numerous people, unable to bear their sufferings, take their own life. People think, “It is only due to the mind that there is so much suffering, isn’t it so? I will kill this mind.” However, this is a big sin. You are not killing the mind. You feel that your Divinity is like that. We should not have any resolve of suicide. Atma is God. God is Atma. Prahlada said, ‘Don’t have the doubt that, ‘He is in this and not in that’.”

When Sathya Baba says he gives ‘diamonds’ (fakes only) he often says, “Die mind”. How so? Many suicides are surely done to escape the sufferings of body, not to kill the mind.

“Forget the feelings towards worldly objects (materialistic tendencies). All of these are worldly.”

But they full of sacred atoms! To forget them would one not have to be dead, not necessarily only the body but also ones mind which remembers everything somewhere?

The above is just a sample of the deranged mental contortions and empty explanations of which this Omniscient Being is capable, try more in the following?

Sai Baba’s ignorance of physical science.htm

SAI BABA’S ‘DIVINE COSMIC IGNORANCE’ OF ASTRONOMY

SAI BABA CLAIMS TO BE MAGNETIC, THINGS STICK TO HIS HANDS AND FEET!

SAI ON MAGNETISM A tour de force of exhibited ignorance of science

MORE SAI BABA ON MAGNETISM, CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER A howler for scientists

SAI’S MASSIVE IGNORANCE OF PHYSICS AND THE ATOM EXPOSED Not even high school level explanations!

SAI BABA’S TOUTED ‘SAIENCE’ – SHEER CONFUSIONMore fantastic rubbish on one but ignorami can credit

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The atom, atomic power and God (Sathya Sai Baba)

Posted by robertpriddy on March 19, 2009

A learned fool would know better than this obscure and empty twaddle arising from speculative religious fantasies made by Sathya Sai Baba, the Creator of the Universe (or so he promotes himself!):-

“People feel this atomic power is separate from man and they have kept it aside in a scientific way. However, the atomic process is very sacred. Yet, people feel that it is lowly. Kaanaada said that it would be possible to realise God through this process.”

Comment: The atomic process is very sacred? How so… should it be worshipped? Should the Hadron Collider be seen as a temple for devotees?

“Till today no one has understood the sacred power of the atom. People think that the atom is only a phenomenon without a life force. The power of life that created this entire world is also in the atom. Hence, God is the embodiment of the microcosm and the macrocosm. Therefore, every human being should try to recognize the secret of the world and of the creation of man, and recognize what is his duty and act accordingly.”

Comment: Understanding the atom and atomic power will hardly help anyone recognise their duty or how to act.

“What man should recognize is the form of the atom. If the atom is understood, man will be one who understands everything. The atom only is God. That only is true humanness. That only is the life principle. The life principle within the atom is moving about throughout the world.”

Comment: Then according to this statement, scientists who know the form of the atom must be totally illumined. The form is the physical manifestation (according to Sai Baba’s own terminology whereby his body is just the ‘form’ of God). Strangely, physical scientists worldwide do not identify the atom and certainly not with Sathya Sai Baba. (with the possible exception of retired physicist G. Venkataraman, besotted devotee and chief publicist for Sai Baba)

“However, how should one take hold of it? The process of the microcosm has to be undertaken. This is what Kaanaada said. He said that when this (the process of the microcosm) is followed, it would be possible for us to receive (realise) the principle of Divinity.”

Comment: Get a hold and undertake the “process of the microcosm” whatever in spiritual bedlam that may be! Lowly Kaanada said it, so it must be universally true… ??

“Look — an atom is going there. We may go around it. If we wait around for it and if we proceed (to follow
it) with concentration, it will be caught by us. We may catch hold of any amount of atoms every moment. You just held so many. If they are let loose, they go (spread) wherever you look (all over). The sound of OM and the sound of an atom are as small as the atom. The nature of the mind is also dependent on this.”

Comment: He sees no difference between atoms and molecules and solid and fluid states. His recipe for the process of the microcosm is even more unclear.. it is approaching the barking and the raving (which must also be the sound of OM? How small is the sound of ‘Om’ – a micron, a nanometer?)

“In the evening when I was giving the Valedictory Address, I didn’t even know what I was saying.”

Comment: You can say that again, Sathya Sai Baba. That is a clearly stated  fact I would not contest!

Sai Baba’s ignorance of physical science.htm

SAI BABA’S ‘DIVINE COSMIC IGNORANCE’ OF ASTRONOMY

SAI BABA CLAIMS TO BE MAGNETIC, THINGS STICK TO HIS HANDS AND FEET!

SAI ON MAGNETISM A tour de force of exhibited ignorance of science

MORE SAI BABA ON MAGNETISM, CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER A howler for scientists

SAI’S MASSIVE IGNORANCE OF PHYSICS AND THE ATOM EXPOSED Not even high school level explanations!

SAI BABA’S TOUTED ‘SAIENCE’ – SHEER CONFUSION More fantastic rubbish on one but ignorami can credit

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David Attenborough as compared to Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 18, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba claims to be a supreme educationalist. One of his ‘teachings’ which he has continually repeated is that “Nature is the best teacher”.  He overlooked the fact that this means even better than himself, the self-proclaimed “Universal Teacher’ who has descended into the body to save humanity from destruction. As to what Mother Nature teaches and how, he is very vague – i.e. only platitudes of the kind ‘the spider taught mankind to weave’ and ‘the crow caws so as to share what it has found with his brethren’.  He even claims that wild animals are essentially gentle  (i.e. “If a person is angry with you, what is the reason? It is only reaction, reflection, and resound of your own feelings. It is only the evil qualities of man that bring about a change in the gentle nature of animals, birds and beasts.” Discourse 22-08-2007 ).

attenborough
Compare the above romantic gabble with the view of a real expert on nature and also on wild animals – one whose knowledge of nature far surpasses Sathya Sai Baba’s, namely Sir David Attenborough:-

Speaking in the Radio Times, Sir David said that he was also asked why he did not give “credit” to the Lord, Sir David continued: “They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in East Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball.
The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.”

But Sathya Sai Baba – who claims himself to be the creator of mankind, all the animals and the entire cosmos, also said in his discourse: Your evil qualities are reflected in the animals…..” and “None of these wild animals causes any harm to man. They will be inimical toward us only when we approach them with the intention of harming them. Otherwise, they will be friendly with us and follow us like pets.”

What would Sir David say if he ever heard Sathya Sai Baba’s extremely simplistic ‘teaching’, one must wonder? Attenborough also said: “It never really occurred to me to believe in God – and I had nothing to rebel against, my parents told me nothing whatsoever. But I do remember looking at my headmaster delivering a sermon, a classicist, extremely clever … and thinking, he can’t really believe all that, can he? How incredible.”

Some extremist ‘Christians’ therefore told him – in most unChristian fashion – to ‘burn in hell’

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Being a donor or an owner at Prashanthi Nilayam

Posted by robertpriddy on March 18, 2009

If one saw fit to donate money to Sai Baba for his various educational or social projects – or for the building of a flat at the ashram which one may occupy occasionally oneself – one was supposed to pray hard for the opportunity, as well as eagerly take any action one could to bring this to Sai Baba’s attention at darshan and – with tremendous luck and his grace, finally get the donation accepted! (To neutral observers, it is clearly an amazing set-up for beguiling the innocent and trusting foreigners!). Yet it was seen as a great blessing to oneself to be allowed to donate! THAT is surely the ultimate in marketing cleverness?

Sai Baba devotees think of donations as spiritual investments, most of them no doubt hope that the promise  of a place in heaven or better if they are “good devotees” and “offer everything to God”. Failing that, there are som worldly advantages in getting recognition at the ashram (and for some, even a veranda seat or a temporary flat of their own!). One example among many, the leader of the Sathya Sai Organization in Denmark, Mr. Thorbjorn Meyer, told me he had donated the proceeds from the sale of his second home, and he was allocated a much better-class top floor flat with a view of the temple, plus a veranda seat shortly afterwards.

A middle-aged Scandinavian lady we know very well was living for long periods in India hoping for help from Sathya Sai Baba – having to live mostly outside the Sai Baba ashrams, due to the time restrictions for visitors to stay in ashram rooms. She donated what was a considerable sum for her – ca. $10,000.- in the early ’90s in the hope that she would be allowed a flat. However, she as not told that – when paying the cheque in – one has to specify that it is for a flat. Otherwise it is sent to the general coffers of the Sathya Sai Central Trust. Like others I have met there, she donated while praying to Sai Baba that he would arrange it all (he being supposedly benevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent etc.). When, after many months, she decided to ask if she would be allocated a flat, she was told by Colonel Joga Rao himself that she would NEVER be allowed a flat. They had been watching her, he told her, and she lived outside the ashram etc., but they gave no details as to why she was treated in this way! We know this lady to be a genuine spiritual seeker and of high principles of honesty and decency. However, she mostly stayed away from people (according to the instructions of Sai Baba) and so was too socially isolated there to get any support or be able to pursue the matter further. Besides, being a believer, she tended to accept the decision as her karma, though she was obviously hurt by the completely uncalled-for and exceptionally nasty treatment she received. After all, she freely gave so much money too!

A mature American lady who left Sai Baba about 30 years ago after very long and close association contacted me after gaining confidence in me from some of my many postings on the Internet to help those who have been the victims of Sai Baba’s duplicities and treatment of women devotees etc. She said that she once had properties in the US, all of which she sold to be near to Sai Baba, donating for rooms in Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan. She sees that now as ‘a devastating loss’. Sai Baba cut her off suddenly for a reason he gave, but it had nothing to do with her. She soon realised he had simply confused her with another lady. This is just one of a number of similar accounts of Sai Baba’s betrayal or ignoring someone (note: when he had got the money) that I have been told at first hand through the years since I met Sai Baba.

The price of these flats (i.e. of insecure tenancies) spiralled, and by 1990 they cost far more than their building cost. By this time, donors were welcomed with open arms and were recruited actively by the Sai organisation. No more waiting for the Lord to select you personally! However, the office bureaucracy has to be negotiated with to obtain a key to a flat. If one abuses the rules in any way – such as by trying to misinform to keep the flat for a few days more than 2 months per annum, all rights can be lost permanently by the mere rubber stamp by an accommodation official! Also, one does not get the chance to become ‘owners’ of a permanent flat anymore if one is not among the specially privileged.

What can be wrong about people giving money of their own free will to projects that Baba runs, such as educational, medical and many other social facilities? They have to be financed and why should not Sai Baba give interviews to those who are able and willing to contribute? The only problem with this is that Sai Baba has time and again said that he has nothing whatever to do with money.

I also received a  letter from a mature and evidently very sensible lady in the Netherlands, see here.

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UK Sathya Sai Organization’s false propaganda

Posted by robertpriddy on March 16, 2009

If one saw fit to donate money to Sai Baba for his various educational or social projects – or for the building of a flat at the ashram which one may occupy occasionally oneself – one was supposed to pray hard for the opportunity, as well as eagerly take any action one could to bring this to Sai Baba’s attention at darshan and – with tremendous luck and his grace, finally get the donation accepted! (To neutral observers, it is clearly an amazing set-up for beguiling the innocent and trusting foreigners!). Yet it was seen as a great blessing to oneself to be allowed to donate! THAT is surely the ultimate in marketing cleverness?

Sai Baba devotees think of donations as spiritual investments, most of them no doubt hope that the promise  of a place in heaven or better if they are “good devotees” and “offer everything to God”. Failing that, there are som worldly advantages in getting recognition at the ashram (and for some, even a veranda seat or a temporary flat of their own!). One example among many, the leader of the Sathya Sai Organization in Denmark, Mr. Thorbjorn Meyer, told me he had donated the proceeds from the sale of his second home, and he was allocated a much better-class top floor flat with a view of the temple, plus a veranda seat shortly afterwards.

A middle-aged Scandinavian lady we know very well was living for long periods in India hoping for help from Sathya Sai Baba – having to live mostly outside the Sai Baba ashrams, due to the time restrictions for visitors to stay in ashram rooms. She donated what was a considerable sum for her – ca. $10,000.- in the early ’90s in the hope that she would be allowed a flat. However, she as not told that – when paying the cheque in – one has to specify that it is for a flat. Otherwise it is sent to the general coffers of the Sathya Sai Central Trust. Like others I have met there, she donated while praying to Sai Baba that he would arrange it all (he being supposedly benevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent etc.). When, after many months, she decided to ask if she would be allocated a flat, she was told by Colonel Joga Rao himself that she would NEVER be allowed a flat. They had been watching her, he told her, and she lived outside the ashram etc., but they gave no details as to why she was treated in this way! We know this lady to be a genuine spiritual seeker and of high principles of honesty and decency. However, she mostly stayed away from people (according to the instructions of Sai Baba) and so was too socially isolated there to get any support or be able to pursue the matter further. Besides, being a believer, she tended to accept the decision as her karma, though she was obviously hurt by the completely uncalled-for and exceptionally nasty treatment she received. After all, she freely gave so much money too!

A mature American lady who left Sai Baba about 30 years ago after very long and close association contacted me after gaining confidence in me from some of my many postings on the Internet to help those who have been the victims of Sai Baba’s duplicities and treatment of women devotees etc. She said that she once had properties in the US, all of which she sold to be near to Sai Baba, donating for rooms in Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan. She sees that now as ‘a devastating loss’. Sai Baba cut her off suddenly for a reason he gave, but it had nothing to do with her. She soon realised he had simply confused her with another lady. This is just one of a number of similar accounts of Sai Baba’s betrayal or ignoring someone (note: when he had got the money) that I have been told at first hand through the years since I met Sai Baba.

The price of these flats (i.e. of insecure tenancies) spiralled, and by 1990 they cost far more than their building cost. By this time, donors were welcomed with open arms and were recruited actively by the Sai organisation. No more waiting for the Lord to select you personally! However, the office bureaucracy has to be negotiated with to obtain a key to a flat. If one abuses the rules in any way – such as by trying to misinform to keep the flat for a few days more than 2 months per annum, all rights can be lost permanently by the mere rubber stamp by an accommodation official! Also, one does not get the chance to become ‘owners’ of a permanent flat anymore if one is not among the specially privileged.

What can be wrong about people giving money of their own free will to projects that Baba runs, such as educational, medical and many other social facilities? They have to be financed and why should not Sai Baba give interviews to those who are able and willing to contribute? The only problem with this is that Sai Baba has time and again said that he has nothing whatever to do with money.

I also received a letter from a mature and evidently very sensible lady in the Netherlands, see here. Ashok Bhagani is one of the leading cultists in the internally turbulent UK Sathya Sai Organizaton, largely now dominated by the Indian community. According to my friend, Mr. Lucas Ralli, the former President and later Central Coordinator of the Sathya Sai Organization in UK (now deceased) the struggle for influence among the immigrant community was very intense and devious. 

If one saw fit to donate money to Sai Baba for his various educational or social projects – or for the building of a flat at the ashram which one may occupy occasionally oneself – one was supposed to pray hard for the opportunity, as well as eagerly take any action one could to bring this to Sai Baba’s attention at darshan and – with tremendous luck and his grace, finally get the donation accepted! (To neutral observers, it is clearly an amazing set-up for beguiling the innocent and trusting foreigners!). Yet it was seen as a great blessing to oneself to be allowed to donate! THAT is surely the ultimate in marketing cleverness?

Sai Baba devotees think of donations as spiritual investments, most of them no doubt hope that the promise  of a place in heaven or better if they are “good devotees” and “offer everything to God”. Failing that, there are som worldly advantages in getting recognition at the ashram (and for some, even a veranda seat or a temporary flat of their own!). One example among many, the leader of the Sathya Sai Organization in Denmark, Mr. Thorbjorn Meyer, told me he had donated the proceeds from the sale of his second home, and he was allocated a much better-class top floor flat with a view of the temple, plus a veranda seat shortly afterwards.

The labour politician, Tony McNulty, who relies heavily on the Indian vote in his London constituency of North Harrow attends Sai Baba events and other meetings together with Ashok Bhagani. For example, last autumn he accepted an invitation to the 2009 Sathya Sai Baba Birthday Celebrations in London, where he held a keynote address! He is closely involved with Bhagani in various ways, not only has Bhagani’s daughter worked in his Westminster parliament office for him and reportedly still does on occasion, but he has engaged heavily in other connections with Ashok Bhagani. All of this serves the Sathya Sai Cult propaganda that it is respectable when it ignores duty of care, refuses its members and rights and remains unaccountable as to its world-wide finances and many alleged sexual and other abuses by its figurehead and a major cover-up of cold-blooded murders in his bedroom. See Sathya Sai Baba supporter Tony McNulty tipped as UK Home Minister

 

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Taking one’s own advice – Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 16, 2009

“Actually, one should never seek pardon for the mistake committed. One should be prepared to undergo the punishment. Only then can one be free from defects. When a person commits a serious offence, he is put in jail. He is released only after he undergoes punishment for the required period. Likewise, if you want redemption, you should atone for your sins and be prepared to face punishment for your mistakes. You should exercise control over the senses and see that you do not repeat your mistakes.” (Sathya Sai Baba, discourse on 5/7/2001 –  see Sanathana Sarathi, August 2001, p. 230)

 

Comment: Will Sathya Sai Baba follow his own advice? Does he think that being a passive accomplice to the cold-blooded execution of young men is a mistake, as in his own case? Since he claimed to know in advance all the murders that would happen, why did he not act, at least to be away from the scene of the crimes when his servitors were killed? Would he think not exercising control of the senses and repeating lifelong sexual molestation to be ‘a mistake’?

The history of sex abuse reports and allegations against Sathya Sai Baba

Murders in Sathya Sai Baba’s bedroom – reports, analyses, testimony

 

 

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Sai Baba Internet Man – No Apology When Caught Using Anti-Semitism Slur

Posted by robertpriddy on March 14, 2009

By his very typical method of faulty, highly selective extrapolation, Gerald Joe Moreno falsely accused Barry Pittard of being a criminal – which statement he had to retract (extremely grudgingly).

At another stage, exploiting the posting of a Pittard article by an an obnoxious group, he strongly and widely labelled Pittard as an anti-Semite.  Moreno exploited the posting of a Pittard article by a group whose type of views Pittard has all his life abhorred.

These attacks are on the Internet for all to see, especially given the fact that Moreno has a specialty in manipulating search engine results so that his articles are often most prominently featured.

Those who have known Barry Pittard for decades know that views based on race or class or culture have always been deeply abhorent to him. His extensive volunteer social work of many years has been among people irrespective of their race, class or religion. Alan Kazlev, in Australia, who had at first been misled by Moreno’s propaganda made his own enquiries and found that Moreno’s defamations of Pittard and others were serious. Needless to say Moreno at once mounted vehement attacks against Kazlev, as he has long done against virtually anyone who asks, for proper third party investigation of the allegations, as Barry Pittard has so often emphasised, against Sai Baba and certain of his core servitors.

Many of those connected with the station affirm (information available to bona fide, properly-reputed! researchers) that Barry Pittard had a highly-regarded community radio programme “Collective Spirit”, whose core theme was precisely about promoting good relations in the community between the various religious and other paths, and about finding commonalities. Moreover, as the worldwide former devotee network can attest, there are Jewish members who hold Pittard in high esteem, as do others of other faiths and non-faiths.

They attest that when there was a down-putting remark made about the Jews by a Christian presenter at the same radio station at which Pittard also worked as a presenter, he objected strongly. For this he was thanked by the then leader of the Jewish community in his area, who later invited a director and he to a private Jewish ceremony in her and her husband’s home. The presenter, who showed no remorse at the offense or sensitive desire for remediation, was dismissed from the station.

Typically though his assertions are cruelly false, Moreno does not withdraw his claims. So much, then, for his hero-worship not only of Sathya Sai Baba but of other traditional teachers of truth, righteousness, peace and love.

See associated articles:

Sai Baba Hatchet Man Picks On A Young Child

Sai Baba Proxy Attacker of Ex-followers and the Media

Proxy Defender of Sai Baba and SWARA

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Terrorist-related Slurs Used By Sai Baba Internet Fanatic

Posted by robertpriddy on March 14, 2009

The Sathya Sai Baba main man on the Internet, Gerald Joe Moreno of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, repeatedly condemns himself by his own fanatical irrationality and baseless smears.

Moreno claims that Barry Pittard, a foremost critic of Sathya Sai Baba and his worldwide sect, incited to Islamic terrorism!

This is a complete reversal of the truth. In fact, read by a number of authorities in counter-terrorism, and based on his time as a lecturer in Sai Baba’s educational wing and his long acquaintance with Puttaparthi, Pittard wrote a painstakingly careful submission (not posted to the Internet) pointing out a number of vulnerabilities of Puttaparthi to terrorist attack. This was well before the uprush of terrorist attacks in India of the sort referred to in my blogged article:  Sai Baba bomb claim demolishes his credibility

Receipt of the paper was acknowledged by the head of Interpol in Australia, Paul Weller (whom he also spoke personally with) as were his submissions to the then head of the India Desk in the South Asia section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Canberra, Australia, Brett Hackett, who is now Australia’s Ambassador to Afghanistan. He also had a phone discussion with an international authority on counter-terrorism Professor Dr Clive Williams. These matters can be confirmed by independent, competent investigators – the very antithesis of what Moreno stands for, who will not have it for one moment that the Sai Baba and his cult leaders need to be accountable to proper and democratice best practices, and punctilious in such matters as duty of care.

Still further, Pittard wrote to the Sathya Sai Organization in Australia, thinking that the Webmaster of the official Sathya Sai Organisation site, Chris Parnell, whom Pittard had known when they worked together at Sai Towers publishing company in Puttaparthi, would ensure that the document got to the peak Sathya Sai Organisation leaders. Parnell did not reply. (Yet again, as Pittard is tireless in pointing out, such facts are available for the confirmation of media, scholars, and other proper investigators).

The leaders did not in the slightest, whether by letter or by phone, acknowledge his concerns – although, to his surprise, he received an email from the Superintendent of Police, Puttaparthi.

In looking at how criminal minds – e.g., those of terrorists – might work, a time-honored aspect of analysis – is to ‘step into the shoes’ or look from the likely angle of the foe, who extensively rely on the elements of shock and surprise, owing to public ignorance, as key elements of attack. This is the technique of imagining from conceivable point of view of an offender. It is clear to any rational and non-bigotted reader, that this technique was one which Pittard applied. His assumption, taking into regard the opinion of many experts, was that bringing matters out into a degree of openness is, on the strange balance that obtains in this era of terrorism, far better, because for a public to be fore-warned is for it to be fore-armed. Of course, whether terrorists are as intensely avid readers of Pittard’s writings as Moreno has for some long been may be open to question.

The naivities or the deliberate and cynical ruses of a Moreno would indeed be dangerous for today’s public to practise. One of the prime public vulnerabilities terrorists rely on so as to instill maximum terror is public ignorance and unreadiness. As so frequently, Moreno took  some Pittard references to the vulnerability of Puttaparthi, calling them “chilling”, etc., and misrepresenting the remarks to an extreme and tortuous degree, for example at Indiainteracts.com and in his bloggings. It is his typical practice in such ways to attack any who stand forth in dissent from Sathya Sai Baba and his movement.

As ever, in his massive defense of the indefensible, Moreno presents carefully cherry-picked information and propaganda about Sathya Sai Baba and his organization. He everywhere avoids the overwhelming evidence that it is an altogether unaccountable  personality cult and one whose figurehead is subject to a wealth of documentation that points to major criminal as well as ethical and spiritual offenses, though he is protected by the powers-that-be in India, many of whom, irrespective of political party, worship him as God Incarnate!

See independent British scholar Kevin Shepherd’s article: The Sathya Sai Baba Cordon in Wikipedia

See articles associated with the above blogging:

Sai Baba Hatchet Man Picks On A Young Child

Sai Baba Internet Man – No Apology When Caught Using Anti-Semitism Slur

Sai Baba Proxy Attacker of Ex-followers and the Media

Proxy Defender of Sai Baba and SWARA


Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
View ex-follower signatures

(Spanish version
PETICIÓNPÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES)

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Sai Baba Hatchet Man Picks On A Young Child

Posted by robertpriddy on March 14, 2009

As applied to Gerald Joe Moreno, the word ‘cruel’ is no misnomer.

Moreno’s Naming of A Young Child and Attack on an Unrelated Business

This maliciousness is further evidenced in Moreno’s conscienceless naming of a young child. This boy, out of childlike curiosity, googled his own name, and found viciously aimed barbs at the father whom he loves. This is a man, moreover, who has for years remained unprovoked by Moreno’s constant and extreme vilification.  Indeed, he has all along recommended to other former devotees whom Moreno has attacked not to retaliate or at least if bent on doing so to avoid malice and heated language.

It has also been Moreno’s method to attempt to destroy the business of a woman on which the well-being of herself and her young children depend. He has attempted, using Internet methods, to divert business away from her. By highly partial, faulty reasoning and the leaping-to-conclusion, he has presented her as cooperating with the exposure of the Sathya Sai sect. Of course, whether she had been or not, a dirty trick played against her is nonetheless a dirty trick. Although she is not now devoted to Sai Baba, having taken down her photos and stopped singing his bhajans and so forth, she has not cooperated with her former partner’s exposure activities, as has been a fact well-known to Sai Baba devotees known to her.

Again, one sees Moreno’s shocking tendency to argue from a narrow range of dates and making the most elemental infractions of logic. It is a moot point whether he does this maliciously and deliberately or because rash and unthinking or a mix of both. With what appear to be strong sociopathic elements, his actions have caused great distress to this woman, who has courageously, under conditions of great hardship, built up a business based on love and service.

Moreno’s daily  method is to slur, vilify, and to try to scare into submission. Internet libel, in the mostly uncontrolled environment of the world wide web, is a constant specialty of his. It is the sort of destructive mentality that the ethical teachings of religious and other paths, including Sai Baba’s would most certainly contradict.

But there are those who will not be intimidated – and the conscience of former devotees around the world have not stopped them from going to the India Today, BBC, Times of London, UNESCO and many others. It is the Sathya Sai cult that is not open to questioning. Unfortunately, the obstacles in the way of sueing Moreno are considerable.

It is to their enduring shame that, although there are devotees who do not at all agree with Moreno’s attacks, leaders of the Sathya Sai Organisation do not denounce his conduct – but in the case of some key figures actually assist him!

See associated articles relating to Moreno:

Terroist-related Slurs Used By Sai Baba Internet Fanatic

Sai Baba Internet Man – No Apology When Caught Using Anti-Semitism Slur

Sai Baba Proxy Attacker of Ex-followers and the Media

Proxy Defender of Sai Baba and SWARA

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In relation to Wikipedia’s ban on Moreno, see the independent British scholar Kevin Shepherd’s article: The Sathya Sai Baba Cordon in Wikipedia

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Sai Baba Proxy Attacker of Ex-followers and the Media

Posted by robertpriddy on March 13, 2009

Gerald Joe Moreno declares himself to have no association of any kind with the Sathya Sai organization, which he nonetheless defends constantly by trying to assassinate  the character of all its scores of critics, and nowhere calling for the sect’s accountability.

Gerald Moreno As Frontman For Sathya Sai Cult

The evidence is that he is being fed by the very hand he denies.  Not one single Sathya Sai Organization leader or member has criticised or denounced his behaviour. Nor do those who have left the Sai cult more recently report any attempt to advise Sai devotees not to cooperate with Moreno’s constant attacks, vilifications, libels and contacts with Sai devotees around the world. This stark fact further confirms and illustrates the cultist nature of this movement.

Despite his close contact and coordination with leading Sai Baba activists, Moreno even claims that he is not a devotee or a follower of Sathya Sai Baba, for whose cause he has fought constantly for many hours virtually every day for years throughout many extensive web sites, blogs, and postings – this even while he was believing the guru to be a sexual abuser (see here)! He cites instances of Sai Baba’s (non-medical) touching the private parts of young males as though such actions were not forbidden in the statute books of many legal systems throughout the world. He refuses – either deliberately or because he is incredibly naive – to grant that such incidents are crimes. He ceaselessly proclaims, irrelevantly, that Sai Baba has never been brought to any court trial.

Gerald Joe Moreno makes many wildly incorrect assumptions and wilful misleading statements on his web pages and  blogs. He has accused several of us, variously, as being fascists, Christian fundamentalists, anti-Semites, perverts, druggies, blatant liars (scores of times!) when we are none of these. The smallest mistake or something not properly explained (or unable to be explained so as to protect victims), or fact that he deems to bear only his narrow and worst-case interpretation, he immediately brands as “lies”, “deceptions”, “cheating”, “dishonesty”, etc., etc., …

He accuses us in a manner not done within our communities in all the decades of our lives. The opinion of one former devotee he will foist on an extended group, using such labels as “anti Sais”. In fact, former devotees who have called for proper investigation of the allegations come from a wide array of different social and cultural backgrounds and the major religions and secular paths such as rationalism and humanism, and are not some amorphous, homogenous group.

See below for the link to the independent British scholar Kevin Shepherd’s detailed analysis of some examples of Gerald Joe Moreno’s poor conduct in regard to Wikipedia editing. Shepherd was never a devotee of Sai Baba.

Moreno was indefinitely suspended for most serious breaches -including repeated immoderation of language, and antagonism even towards senior Wikipedia staff. But Shepherd’s measured and scholarly treatment is all the more commendable given that he, like so many others who have questioned Sai Baba and his sect, has been strongly attacked by Moreno. For another example of decency and restraint typical of almost all former devotees, see:

Recent correspondence with Joe Moreno from Timothy ConwayPh.D. – former President of the Sathya Sai Baba Centre of San Francisco.

and also that of a former top leader in the Sathya Sai Organisation, Al Rahm in reply to an email to him by Moreno, who has repeatedly attacked the good faith of the Rahm family:

Al Rahm’s Explanatory Letter

See references to Moreno by independent British scholar Kevin Shepherd’s article: The Sathya Sai Baba Cordon in Wikipedia

See articles associated with the above blog:


You can see a selected list of prominent signers of the Petition here.

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