Sathya Sai Baba’s evil-bashing ‘deadly sin’ fundamentalism
Posted by robertpriddy on January 24, 2010
Sathya Sai Baba likes to descry human envy, jealousy and hatred – cheap enough targets to rail about – calling them ‘robber twins’, ‘insect pests’ and he is ever telling how they are evil (see ‘Golden Age’ Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1980, p. vii).He depicts these as more heinous sins than anything else (not thinking, presumably, of cunning lies, power madness, premeditated murder, violent torture, genocide, abusive sex?). This self-proclaimed Creator of the Universe and Father who Sent Jesus (!) often loses all sense of proportion when he is thrashing his hobby-horses. Here are some small examples:-
|“Anger and hatred are demonic qualities Asooya (envy) is worse than either of them. You must get rid of these demonic qualities and attune your life to divinity.” Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 18, p. 40
“The greatest single cause for darkness in the world today is envy. When one is happy and
“Egoism is accompanied by another dire disease called Asurya (envy). There are cures for all kinds of diseases in the world,. But there are no remedies for egoism and envy. Total ruin is the only cure for these two diseases.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 30, p.213f.)
“There are two types of persons, the one with “animal-human” qualities always show hatred, jealousy, greed, and anger. The other type with “human-divine” qualities will always be happy, peaceful and full of love. They will always adhere to truth.” (Sai Echoes from Kodai Hills, 1998, p. 18.)
He not only talks of demons and their qualities, but he teaches that such really exist! He angrily called his critics ‘demons’ and ‘Judases’ (as if he were Christ!) and lied outright about their motives (see here) He has a typical religiously fundamentalist black-white, good-evil mindset!
After the infamous murders of four devotees in his bedroom (June 1993) by the corrupt Puttaparthi police – over which he actually presided from his hiding place some metres distant – and as undisputed head of the Prashanthi Nilayam township – Sathya Sai Baba gave a rambling cover-up discourse in which he blamed envy and jealousy of himself as the cause!
Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya (or Satya) Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization