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Gerald Moreno – further inducted into the Sathya Sai Baba fold

Posted by robertpriddy on October 7, 2009

Earlier I have shown here how – due to a hallucination most likely caused by sleep paralysis – Gerald Moreno became deluded and was induced into the Sai Baba sect (see). He was led to India and soon acquired all the skills of self-indoctrination I have detailed on my website (see link at foot of blog)  which led him onwards into the deceptive and illusory world from which he is incapable of liberating himself. One of the incidents which helped convince him that Sathya Sai Baba has miraculous powers, he described as follows:-

“Pratima gave me some blessed vibuthi (ash) from Baba’s Ashram. She told me to eat it. I had never eaten ash before! I felt quite embarrassed at the thought, but ate some anyway. No sooner did the ash touch my tongue when my stomach pain literally disappeared! An instantaneous healing.”

The eating of “holy ash” said to be a ‘miraculous healing agent’ – often claimed to be materialised by the hand of Sai Baba himself – can have a strong placebo effect – an upset stomach is often caused by anxiety, and so Moreno’s thinks he has been miraculously healed! The healing furore around Sai Baba – as around many other charismatics – is a complex phenomenon, with a large amount of leeway for self-delusion, not least. (See here)

Moreno describes another step which led him further into the maze of carefully constructed indoctrination by Sathya Sai Baba (in the handed-down tradition of power-seeking Hindu gurus through the millennia in India):-

There are two Darshan times. One is in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. In the afternoon, as I was waiting for Baba to come out, a man sitting next to me suddenly said, very loudly and without any shame, “Of all the thousands of people here, Baba has inspired me to give YOU these books.” The man handed me two books and he did not say another word to me. One book was a small book that described some miracles Baba had done. The other book had a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba on one side and a picture of Sathya Sai Baba on the other side. The title was, “Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai are one and the same.” In that book, it described how Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai would both appear to people all around the world. I found out then, that Shirdi Sai had left his body in 1918. And I realized the oneness of Shirdi and Sathya in that moment. All along, Baba had a plan that unfolded, unknown to me, exactly as he had willed. A seamless plan that left me and still leaves me in awe.

A seamless plan indeed? There are many persons who give pamphlets, books and other things to others they sit next to. Devotees are constantly telling others that they have been ‘inspired’ by Baba to do this or that. It is part of the Prashanthi culture. Moreno find it very meaningful – but remember that he has also stated in the same article that was rather desperately seeking God, and – having gone all the way to India in the hope that Sathya Sai baba is God Almighty Incarnate, he takes such otherwise commonplace – even trivial – incidents to have deep meaning for him personally!

Besides me, there was an Indian man with his sick son and an Indian family. Baba looked at the Indian man and said, “Australia.” The man nodded his head and said that he was, indeed, from Australia. I sure couldn’t tell. He looked Indian to me in dress and appearance.
Baba told them that they had been quarreling among themselves. Baba told them every detail of the quarrel, including who said what to whom, etc. The family was surprised and everyone kept nodding their heads. Baba said, “I know. I know.” Just before I left Baba, I had a beautiful dream of Baba. In the dream, Baba was wearing a white robe and Baba was holding my hand. I asked Baba, “When will I be back?” Baba said, “Very soon.” (Little did I know that “very soon” turned out to be 14 months!

This incident is not at all mysterious! Sai Baba’s staff  – who register many details about everyone when they arrive – are constantly reporting to him everything of note that occurs in the ashram, not least with a view to helping him recognise who is who, what they are like, what they do and say. His undercover staff includes a considerable number of plain clothes security people and informers. He even got information about people from his trusted and tested ‘Central Coordinators’ and other Sai-VIPs when he talked to them on the veranda daily. The monied people especially come in for close scrutiny. Baba is ever saying ‘I know, I know’ and people think he really does… what an easy con trick! People go away feeling they are blessed, that Sai Baba has all their concerns in hand… and they begin to read his will into everything that happens to them, good or ill. The good is from him, the bad is a lessons for them to learn. What pitiful self-delusions!

The ways in which one is inducted, partly self-programmed are many & subtle – see here

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