Does Sathya Sai materialize money?
Posted by robertpriddy on March 3, 2009
Here follows a brief excerpt in transcript from the TV documentary ‘LA HISTORIA DE SAI BABA (I)’ as shown in Argentina. It demonstrates the extent to which devotees believe in the reality of hearsay. Cristina is the TV interviewer and the Central Coordinator of the South American Sathya Sai Organization, businessman Leonardo Gutter, is the devotee telling the stories:-
De 14:49:10 hasta 15:43:11
From 10:00 to 10:15
Baba hands ring to adepts
“Some young men from Argentina went there with one way tickets. He told them to return to their country to live and study. The young men told him that they had no money for the return ticket and Sai Baba stretched his hand an what was amusing was that one kid had to give each a bill…The bills were stuck together, like a photo that has just been developed…and he would give one to each…when he finished distributing them…
Cristina: Are these regular legal bills?
Cristina: How can you be sure that the money that Sai Baba materializes is legal?
Cristina: But, money has a serial number
The investigator Basava Premanand took Sai Baba’ case to court years ago because of violation of the Gold Control Act that restricts the making, possession, sale and transfer of gold.
Cristina: But where do they come from? If you explain this at a bank, they are going to say that you are laundering money…
– It’s incomprehensible… Once, people from the government of India, from the tax department, came to see him because Sai Baba not only materializes money, but precious stones, necklaces, rosaries and then they came to question why Sai Baba makes gifts of these to many people who leave India. Sai Baba gave these two persons an audience. He stretched his hand and in front of them appeared a small mound of precious stones and when the inspectors saw this they fell at his feet and asked for forgiveness…”
Note: This fantasy story has circulated in different guises through the Sai movement’s monkey telegraph… as can be seen here
The Judge at the Court, Y.V. Anjaneyulu, a Sai devotee, rejected the case presented by Premanand because those articles “were materialized through spiritual powers”. See here