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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Not all Indians worship Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 10, 2009

Many Sathya Sai Baba followers frequently and falsely state that he is far more accepted in India and elsewhere than he in fact is. Many Indians from across a wide social spectrum do not have the least respect for him.

Still others acknowledge the good social work that his devotees perform, but disdain the emphasis on the miraculous aspect or deplore the mass adulation, and also the sway he has over politicians and government officials no matter what the complexion of the ruling government.

Some of Sai Baba’s  key defenders constantly attack former devotees who point out the extraordinary anomalies – charging, for example, “India bashing”, “hatred of Hinduism”, and so forth. They fly in the face of glaring fact. A great many Indian commentators, who could hardly be accused of these motives, themselves make the same points.

In their dishonest interpretation of criticism of their teacher as a criticism of Hinduism or of India, it is as though Sai Baba is the bona fide representative of Hindus or of India. A great many Indians would state otherwise. Barry Pittard has illustrated this and other such tendencies in his article: Sathya Sai Baba: ‘Considerable Concern’ In Wider Hindu Community, in which he quotes distinguished Hindu leader, who writes (see remainder of this email at the above link):

“There is considerable concern among the Hindu Community, especially among the educated. It is very hard to get any action from the temples as they do not wish to cause difficulties with the Sathya Sai Baba groups …”

The Sathya Sai cult apologists also assume that Hinduism is akin to themselves – narrow, dogmatic and homogenous. Any questioning the literalness of the old accounts of demons, of churning an ocean of milk, of flying through the skies, of setting raging fires primed by a monkey’s tail, and so on, they depict as anti-Hindu. When in fact, as in other faiths, there are many intelligent lay persons, theologians, scholars who interpret these stories as having an allegorical, psychological or teaching substance.

There are two perceptive comments to the rather dilatory article about Sathya Sai Baba on the occasion of his last birthday on India’s IBN Live Debate: Sai Baba, a godsend?

Comment #1.

Posted by Shravan at 12:28 AM, Sep 04, 2007:

Sai baba is a big cheat. He is able to manipulate poor, gullible people by giving them free food, education and healthcare. I have seen people calling their own MPs and MLA’s as god just after they get help from them. Anything can go in this country where many of the people are still un-educated and cannot think rationally. This guy gives free food, education and healthcare to garner more support and get more money. Nothing else..

If he is god then why he has built hospitals ? He himself can cure all disease by blessing only.

He might be a philanthropist but not god. But I am not worried as in uneducated parts of India people even call politicans as god…

Comment #2.

Posted by Bhalla at 02:23 AM, Sep 03, 2007

The very meaning of ‘saint’ is denigrated by comparing this pompous, lavish-living, indulgent individual. Saints are those who have genuinely renounced the world, abstain from worldly pleasures, dont seek attention other than from God, and above anything, detach from worldly relations – everything this person has NEVER DONE. Personally lives in lavishness, prosperity, choicest satin clothes, rides in a golden chariot on his birthday back in the 1970s.

The idiocy and insecurity of hundreds of thousands of otherwise educated, even extremely scholarly people is the only greatest factor that gives credibility to the nonsense that this faker is. I still remember the appalling sight of sankar dayal Sharma, as the president of India, prostrate before him !! What kind of law and order can be expected to deal with any such institution, when 5 people where murdered in cold blood in his very bedroom and the adjoining rooms, or when hundreds of video tapes were ruthlessly squished after capturing his fake “magic” of golden necklace appearing in his hand.

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