Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Gerald Moreno firmly defends sex abusers and cover-up

Posted by robertpriddy on March 31, 2010

In recent days at our blogsites, Barry Pittard, former lecturer at the Sathya Sai College at Whitefield, and I have made a number of comparisons between the massive Roman Catholic sex abuse cover-up and that of Sathya Sai Baba and his officials. Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno is leagued with key associates of Sai Baba constantly attacks anyone who speaks out about the innumerable sexual and other allegations against Sai Baba and certain of his confederates. These vitriolic and obsessive attacks have continued almost daily for about 6 years. He ridicules virtually everything we have written, as well as initiates attacks on ourselves and families. These attacks even extend to our children, one of them still a minor, and include attacks relating to business, university, community and profession. These attacks have been reported to various authorities, which are hamstrung owing to difficulties attending the current state of the internet. See comment by Barry Pittard.

Gerald Moreno declared he believed Sathya Sai Baba to be a sexual abuser

Scan of part of Gerald Moreno FAQ page since removed by him as damage limitation. For several years Moreno defended Sathya Sai Baba in hundreds of postings against every criticism, while himself believing this!!

As ever, Moreno always plants himself firmly on the side of sexual abuse cover-up, denying it or defending it, and never exposes or attacks it in any way… (see scan of his credo for years – on the right). Further, Moreno has for many years defended Swami Premananda (http://www.vishvarupa.com/swami-sri-premananda.html) , who is serving a double life sentence for multiple rape and murder, based on DNA analysis. Premananda’s appeal to the highest court in India was refused! (See prosecution data here)

Moreno thus shows himself to lean strongly towards denial of the truth even of fully proven sexual abuses. There is a very convincing reason for this – that he was himself groomed in a sexual molestation incident with Sathya Sai Baba which event – along with the many testimonies by young men, their parents and others against Sai Baba  – originally led him to realise this ‘God’ is a sexual abuser.  However, he chose later to deny that Sai Baba’s oiling of the nether parts of the stomach could have been grooming for sexual relations (as is openly testified was the case by many others) plunging himself further into indoctrination and denial, admitting being confused and sexually inhibited afterwards (according to his own published explanation). He has fought a losing battle against the truly formidable circumstantial evidence that has built up and continues to come in. The Catholic Church abuses alone prove that it take decades for abused persons to come forth with their accounts, so much more may be expected as the years go by.

Moreno never presents serious argumentation other than character assassination, smears, endless charges of lying – and he uses all manner of dirty tricks rather than any independent documentation or rational and well-founded arguments to confront what we assert. He strenuously avoids the issue of the accountability and transparency that should confront the international Sathya Sai Organization, just as it faces all institutions in a democratic society. Many decent Sai Baba followers find his acute negativism, hatred, jeering and offensive language abhorrent, for they run contrary to Sai Baba’s own explicit teachings. In fact, many of the world’s most responsible investigative media like the BBC, CBC, SBS, DR, Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian, India Today, The Age, Salon.com, and so forth, have exposed Sathya Sai Baba and his cult as highly authoritarian and unaccountable. Interestingly, virtually no one goes public in his favour, while many do on our behalf. (1460 persons so far have signed the petition we helped to instigate).

Gerald Moreno tells how he was treated by Sathya Sai Baba in private
Gerald Moreno and “oiling between the pubic area and the navel”
Robert Priddy’s Series On Sathya Sai Baba Man, Gerald Moreno
More on Moreno here


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Swami ‘Paramahamsa’ Nityananda scandal

Posted by robertpriddy on March 28, 2010

Swami Nithyananda is seen on a video caressing an Indian actress on a bed etc.s accused of sexual

Swami Nityananda, caught trying to cover up the sex video evidence all can see.

See latest blog on this guru here

Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda – alias Rajasekaran, a native of Tiruvannamalai was caught on video in compromising situations with Tamil  actress Ranjitha and another woman. Serious complaints to the police were lodged by various persons, including Kannada actor Praveen and his ‘second-in-command; Lenin. Since then he has withdrawn into indeterminate spiritual seclusion’ and his main ashram has ceased to function. This case pales by comparison with those of Pope Benedict or Sathya Sai Baba, but it has awakened more Indian media suspicion of Indian gurus than any comparable event. So much so that a film ‘God and Sex’ on Nityananda’s life is to be made by director Ram Gopal Varma.

Zeenews.com reported (23-3-2010): “Tamil Nadu police who had registered cases under various sections, including rape, against Nityananda, transferred them to the police in Ramanagar, as the Ashram falls under it.” The Times of India reported that: “There will be no stay on investigation. Let me go through those papers,” the judge observed when the counsel for the petitioner pleaded for interim order of stay on the proceedings apprehending arrest following the filing of the FIR.”

Kamini Jaiswal, a senior Supreme Court lawyer , who has fought a case against Sathya Sai Baba (see here), blames blind followers for such incidents. “It is shocking to see that well educated people are followers of such godmen,” she said. (Source CNN-IBN)

Swami Nithyananda is notable for the degree of pathetic denial and self-contradictory ‘explanations’, for example:-

“Swamiji has said that the video is a morphed one and blames one of his inmates Premananda alias Lenin Karuppan, for the morphing of his face with the idea of defaming him. It is said that Swamiji tried to stop the airing of the video footage but a civil court did not grant any stay.” (Source)

“Yes, I am in the video. And I am not running away from the law. I was in a trance when the video was shot. Give me a chance to explain myself” Swami said. (Source)

Then about the video he told that they are only the experiments with Tamil actress Ranjita.(Source)

SEE Is Heat Too Much For Swami Nityananda, Under Fire By Sex Abuse Allegations?



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Investigations of sex cover-ups not ‘smear campaigns’

Posted by robertpriddy on March 27, 2010

Pope Benedict & Sathya Sai Baba

Cover-up artists - not me, not me!

The popular accusation against almost all who investigate sex abuses by religionists and their cover-up is that this is just a “smear campaign”. The international press is accused by the Vatican of running a smear campaign against the Pope… even though one horrific story after another and another of lives ruined for many decades are now emerging all over the media.

For years and across the Internet in a massive attack on all who have been calling the investigations by a large number of dissidents who claimed and/or recognised that Sathya Sai Baba has been involved in lifelong sexual abuse of boys and young men, Gerald Joe Moreno and others have claimed it is a “smear campaign”.

In all cases, the evidence is there and the cover-up is easily seen through by those who are not already fully indoctrinated and have committed their prestige and lives to the deceivers in each case.

Swami Nityananda is seen on a video caressing an Indian actres on a bed etc.s accused of sexual

Swami Nityananda, trying to cover up the sex video evidence, contradicting himself time and again

Though a minor case compared to the Pope and Sathya Sai Baba, Swami Nityananda was caught on a video showing him caressing ladies on a bed and being massaged by them (while no sex abuse involved). His followers immediately called the video a “smear campaign”, and Nityananda used the same term! Amusingly he first claimed it was a ‘morphed’ video, then, when the actress admitted she was with him, he tried to worm his way out by saying it was an ‘experiment’! His ‘sin’ is that he claims to be a celibate and pure Paramahamsa!

A brief look at these parallel cases shows the pattern:-

1) Pope Benedict XVI
It is claimed that the Pope did not know about the sex abuses – that such cases did not reach that far. Even so, when he did learn of a case, he refused to strip the pedophile of his office and this meant he could carry on as before. Who will believe that the Pope was never informed of any of these events:-

The Netherlands: More than 200 Catholics have until now reported sex assaults.
Germany: Over 250 sex assault cases are under investigation.
Austria: A series of accusations of sex abuse have surfaced recently.
Ireland: Two reports in 2009 document sexual and physical abuse on a huge scale in Catholic institutions.
USA: An independent commission in 2004 received 10,667 accusations of abuses by Catholic priests from 1950 to 2002.
UK: A monk who ran a Catholic school was given 8 years prison for decades of child sexual abuse. Two other monks were convicted for sex assaults in 2007.
Australia: In 2008, there were 107 convictions in sex abuse cases connected to the Catholic Church.
New Zealand: There has been a series of accusations of sex abuses in Catholic schools.
Canada: In 1989 a newspaper exposed sex abuse in a Catholic children home in Newfoundland, after which 300 previous children homes have reported sex abuses!
Argentina: Brasil: Peru: the Philippines and Senegal have all reported similar cases.
(Source: Norsk Telegram Byrå and DPA) See ‘A timeline’ Also see Sinead O’Connor’s pungent statements!
Now the scandal has spread beyond the English-speaking world – and not just into Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, but into Mexico and Italy, traditional strongholds of Catholic devotion. The faithful are outraged, and still the Pope does not seem to see the whole picture. (Source The Times).

On CNN, ex-Catholic priest Patrick Wall, author of “Sex, Priests and Secret Codes” – who left the Church after having been assigned to smooth over troubles after a series of sex abusive monks, tells how the instruction to victims was: “For the good name of the church you must remain silent”. This caused lives full of depression and worse. Read this excellent article in the New York Times

While Pope Benedict is not accused of more than an abuse of trust himself travels the globe, Sathya Sai Baba dares not leave India any longer since he is accused of so many sexual abuses in so many countries that he is unsafe abroad – there are affidavits waiting in the wings in case he does travel.

2) Sathya Sai Baba
With the protection of the Indian Government, which has never remotely investigated the massive world-wide allegations of sex abuse of young men and boys by Sathya Sai Baba. The Sathya Sai Organization rejects all approaches from abused young men, their parents and their defenders. Just like the Catholic Church, with the exception that related suicides have been recorded (eg. by The Times and diverse other respectable sources) and murders took place in Sathya Sai Baba’s bedroom, which were covered up by himself, his followers and the CBI investigation was quashed by Government with the Home and Prime Ministers of India involved at the time, and the same has continued since then. The extent of sexual abuses at Sathya Sai Colleges by teachers and others – who it is claimed were themselves abused previously by Sai Baba – is unknown, but various private reports received indicate it is very extensive. The level of deception and cover-up on many suicides, disappearances, murders and other abuses of persons and their faith is literally vast, as can be found on the web!

One chief similarity between the Catholic Church and Sai Baba is that both have State support for their cover-ups.. the Pope is head of Vatican State and Sai baba has the Indian government at his feet and in his pocket.

See short transcripts & video clips from the damning BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’


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Sathya Sai Organization’s fear of investigative media

Posted by robertpriddy on March 25, 2010

An example of how the Sathya Sai Baba organization is closing down its contact with serious investigatory media – the fear of being further exposed after the BBC were invited to make a documentary by the ashram and Dr. Goldstein… which resulted in ‘The Secret Swami’ (see it showcased here)
 

E-MAIL PUBLISHED (by an undisciplined devotee’s error)

ON AN INTERNET BULLETIN BOARD

To: saibabanews@yahoogroups.com
From: “Laura” <joydrops@pon.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:37:47 -0800
Subject: [saibabanews] Fwd: Message from  head\ of U.S. Sai Organization

Procedure to handle requests for filming interviews with devotees or  officers at Sai centers or regional events by Media Companies

Please carefully review the following letter from Dr. Goldstein on this subject:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sai Ram!

Recently there have been several media companies who have expressed an interest in making a program or documentary on Swami, His Works, the Sai Organization. We have advised these parties that we do not wish to participate in their documentaries or take part in personal or group interviews. Specifically, the BBC is contemplating production of a video which would be controversial in nature. We have informed them that the Sri Sathya Sai Organizations do not wish to participate in their project.

Therefore, should you be approached by any of these companies, or should they appear at any Sai Centers or Events with cameras, recorders, reporters, etc, please advise them respectfully that we do not wish to participate and politely ask them to leave the premises. If they do not comply with your polite request, then the appropriate authorities should be invoked, such as the person(s) responsible for the premises and/or the appropriate authorities.

Sincerely,
Michael Goldstein

If a Media Company approaches you concerning filming at your center, please follow the procedure outlined above and as soon as practical, please inform me by phone at 831-457-1983. This is very important.

Thanks.


See also

1. DR. MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN DISCUSSES THE SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SAI BABA
2. DR. MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN STATES THE SAI ORGANISATION’S FAITH ABOUT SAI BABA


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Three Sai Baba devotees jumped to death in Glasgow

Posted by robertpriddy on March 21, 2010

The recent widely reported suicides of a family of three who jumped from a 15-storey high rise block of flats in Glasgow on March 7th – tied together – were staunch Sathya Sai Baba devotees! The report from Russian news sources contains many bizarre details about the three persons – who never worked and who were very well off, who were denied refugee status in Canada and UK. One was supposedly a “miracle-working” psychic.. all based on Sathya Sai Baba beliefs (the swami who was accused of massive fraud and abuses on the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’). This article suggests why they jumped to end it all!

“Fatalities in Glasgow refugees from Russia were wealthy sect, the press found out

report from Komsomolskaya Pravda

Screen capture of NewsRu.com from Komsomolskaya Pravda

Family history of Russian refugees who, according to preliminary information, committed suicide, jumping from the window of a multi-storey building in Glasgow,  with new details.  Members of the family – husband, wife and their adopted son – were fans of the sect of the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba, according to the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.  In addition, the Gray family, to seek political asylum, was sufficient security for immigrants, found the British journalists.

About five years ago in the publisher’s office in Toronto, a woman with turban – Tanya Gray – visited.  She wanted to place a newspaper advertisement on the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba.  She was with her husband, obviously younger than her fifteen years.  According to the newspaper, Sergei exuded optimism and glowing good mood.  However, despite the playfulness, he fervently believed in Sai Baba and the psychic abilities of his wife.  Later, the publisher of the newspaper more than once heard a rumor that Tanya Sergei stole his daughter.  Again Sergey phoned to the newspaper two years later. He wanted to add an article on Sai Baba, but was refused.

In other newspapers ads Tatyana talked on her extraordinary abilities.  Always wearing a white turban on his head, it caused many a skeptical smile, the newspaper notes.  The woman with a towel on her head was well-known among the other Toronto psychics. — (incomprehensible sentence)  One article stated that some poor person  jumped out a window, but during the flight remembered Tatiana, said her name and was saved. Tatiana’s business picked up, the third prevented the divorce.

Sergei gave the impression of being the manager of his wife, totally under her influence. He had said: “She is an unusual, a great woman.” They were both sectarian – believers in Sathya Babu. “Tatyana seems to be teaching yoga” – according to the newspaper of the leading international Russian-language TV channel RTVI.

From 1994 to 1996 he served in the Army in Russia’s Pskov region.  He lived in the suburbs of Toronto North York with his wife Tatiana, and children – son Stephan and daughter Karina Kryazheva, which is now 23 years old. В In October 2005, Gray and his family were in Canada the status of “persons subject to protection,” reports with reference to The Daily Mail website InoPressa.ru.

Canadian friends say that Gray and his family professed Hinduism, never worked, but treated people “psychologically”. And suddenly, without saying anything to anyone, they disappeared. This happened after Gray was denied Canadian citizenship, and he began to assert that his life was in danger.

After a brief trip to Germany, Holland and Spain, in 2007, the family of Gray appears and begins to seek asylum in the UK.  Karina was not with them at this time.

In an interview with The Daily Mail, she claims she had lost contact with their families when they left Canada.  It is unclear whether she had gone from Canada in conjunction with them, or any events forced her to distance himself from his family, the newspaper notes.

Karina did not want to answer questions from journalists about the mental state of his stepfather and his statements about the threat to his life by the secret services, saying only that part of his speech – it is true, and some – not.

Living in London, Gray was not in poverty, had modern TV consoles, laptops, office equipment.  Flats in the area of the park Wembley went for 1250 pounds a month.  The head of the family, apparently, did not work, the newspaper notes.

Sergei Gray claimed that he was a former secret agent, that once discovered a plot to murder the British queen, and knows who killed Alexander Litvinenko, that he was being hunted by Russia and the Ukrainian security services and would kill him if he and his family return home to Ukraine.

Sathya Sai Baba (Help)

Sathya Sai Baba – a Hindu guru, is a native of South India, public speaker, author of books on Hindu philosophy and a religious figure. The Sathya Sai Organization has more than 1200 centres and is based in 114 countries.  The number of followers of Sai Baba is from 5 to 10 million.  Followers believe that Sathya Sai Baba is an avatar of the era and the embodiment of Indian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi.

Among the famous followers of Sai Baba – the Queen of Belgium, the former Prime Minister of Greece, the wife of President Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan, a former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Among those who visited the ashram –  Mstislav Rostropovich, George Harrison, Steven Segal, Ernst Muldashev, Boris Grebenshchikov and many others.

In 2004 the BBC broadcast in the UK and worldwide critical documentary about Sathya Sai Baba “Secret Swami” in which the former followers of Sai Baba accuse him of sexual abuse. The film also discusses the murder that took place in the ashram Prashanthi Nilayam in the rooms of Sathya Sai Baba in 1993.  These killings were not investigated and these charges have never been the subject of litigation.  In 2002, a group of former followers of Sathya Sai Baba began collecting signatures for an international petition calling for an independent investigation of Sathya Sai Baba and his organization (according to Wikipedia.org).”
[Corrected Google translation of http://www.newsru.com/world/16mar2010/sektants.html%5D

Whatever the cause of the Glasgow suicides – something it would be impossible to ascertain with any certainty – they were not ‘saved’ from their situation by Sathya Sai Baba… who claims to look after all his devotees. It is enough to show that the lunatic fringe is strongly attracted to this idol and his promises and it does them no good at all. Perhaps they thought they would get liberation from the wheel of life, or perhaps only from the Glasgow tenements.


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Britt Marie Andén’s Sai Baba school closed due to sex abuses

Posted by robertpriddy on March 19, 2010

HOW I CAME TO FIND OUT by Britt Marie Andén
former National President of the Sai Organization in Sweden

(see also Britt Marie’s letter to psychologist ex-follower Shirley Pike)

I am a Swedish woman born in 1946. I am a teacher in music, philosophy and meditation. I am also a mother of one daughter, born 1970, and two sons, born 1974 and 1982. They all have been in alternative schools. I have always been interested and engaged in philosophies and tools of alternative pedagogic. It is a deep routed concern in me, as an adult, to offer the younger generation alternatives

I have also been a serious devoted seeker of the meaning with human life and how to develop and manifest spirituality in daily life.

In January 1987 I together with my old mother (at that time 72 years old) travelled, for the first time in our lives to India, and visited Sai Baba’s ashrams in Whitefield and in Puttaparthi. It was a tremendous positive and miraculous experience for both of us. I bought and read lots of books about Sai Baba’s teaching and was completely positive. It was as a dream coming true to find a “Teacher of wisdom”, besides being an inspiring teacher of love to anyone from any culture or religion. He also in his teaching was giving the utmost attention to children, youth and schools in a way that was in harmony with my own inner.

In the ashram there was a drug-free environment attracting people, of matured age and of all professions, from the highest academically level to every kind of occupation in society, and from all different religions and cultures, from all different countries all over the world. There were schools and Universities recognised by the Indian government.

Back in Sweden in February 1987, after one-month stay in India I engaged myself in the Sai organisation and was introduced to the EHV- training-program to become an EHV teacher. The Scandinavian co-ordinator Thorbjörn Meyer (now the co-ordinator of the Northern Europe) was the initiator and as well the chairman of a training institute within the Sathya Sai organisation; European Sathya Sai Education (ESSE) institute (located in Copenhagen in Denmark). In the years to come I was in the ESSE institute trained as an EHV-teacher as well as a teacher-trainer.

In 1991 I was elected the national president/co-ordinator. I attended the same year an international conference in Prasanthi Nilayam for “office bearers” from overseas countries. I became familiar with the international leaders as well as co-ordinators of regions and countries worldwide. I learned to know many engaged “office bearers” from all over the world.

I became a popular lecturer about Sai Baba and his teachings and a meditation-supervisor, within the Sai organisation as well as being invited to other groups in society interested in Sai Baba. My whole engagement within the Sai organisation was of course because I honestly felt deeply inspired by Sai Baba and his teachings. The EHV-program was to me an ingenious way to a better school and a better society, everywhere.

The school-project

1993 I had come to a point in my life where I felt I should initiate a public school in Sweden, where meditation and philosophy were part of the curriculum and where the human creative abilities were nurtured in every day schoolwork. There had come a new Swedish curriculum, and new laws about free-schools that made me see an opening to put all my experience into a Swedish public school- project that could serve as one alternative model. Gimle Trust became established and the school-project just step by step progressed. To all involved I introduced the ides of implementing/integrating the EHV-program into the Swedish curriculum in this free-school project. I was very open about that Sai Baba was the founder of the EHV-program, to all instances, in all written information as well as verbally at introduction meetings. Not at all as a missionary of Sai Baba as the school as such had not the focus on Sai Baba. The focus was on universal Human Values and the EHV program that gave tools to implement them into daily life, within our own culture as well as being inspired from human values from other cultures.

.  It was a precondition from the Sathya Sai organisation, and also Sai Baba himself said so in a lecture I heard, to always use the name of Sai Baba, or Sathya Sai, in dealing with the EHV-program. To me this was as natural as to use the names Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner in using their pedagogic programs. I also wanted to be sure that no one later should say that we had been hiding the source of the EHV program in a purpose of “secretly draw people to Sai Baba”, or that we were a secret sect etc.

In “adopted” (by the Sai organisation) public schools, integrating the EHV-program, there was no special focus at Sai Baba as a person more than that he was the founder and a good example in living human values, as Jesus and as Mother Theresa and as Martin Luther King etc. But in schools within the legal body of the Sai organisation (as in India) there was a focus on Sai Baba as God incarnated. But Gimle Trust was its own legal body.

I was fully convinced that the EHV program and thus also Sai Baba would be more and more recognised all over the world in the years to come. This I also told to some local politicians and assured them that they would one day be vary proud of having in their community the first school in Sweden and one of the first in the western countries integrating the EHV program.

Gimle School did start in August 1995.During the years of preparation, establishment and development of this school (1994-99) I visited Sai Baba many times. My family-members also did, and so did many others who were “devoted” to Sai Baba and who supported the school-project. Even some parents and their children did. Most of the children and their families in the Gimle School had no relation to or special interest in Sai Baba, but there were those that came to the school just because they were “devotees” to or interested, and some became interested in Sai Baba.

There came visitors to Gimle School from all Sweden and from countries around the world. We became one model of a school that integrated, so deep wanted and so much needed, Human Values by the means of an international program. There were other schools and classes in other countries in other cultures working with the same EHV-program, but each school was it’s own unique model, due to the local culture and teacher’s capacity etc.

Sai Baba molesting boys and young men

There was one situation regarding Sai Baba that was not easy to deal with. A young man whom I knew in a private interview with Sai Baba had experienced something that he after a long time told. Sai Baba had “kissed him on his mouth”, and asked him to take his pants off and “oiled him with some oil close to or on his genitals”. A thought of “ugly old man” (there is a special wording in Swedish “ful gubbe” that translated can be described so) came to the young man’s mind, but as it “couldn’t possibly be so” he surrendered as he already had accepted Sai Baba as a “Divine incarnation” and his Master and spiritual teacher (guru). Sai Baba told him not to tell to anyone what happened. (After a year or so he did anyway).

In July 1999 a Swedish young man in a state of shock and despair confided to me very detailed about how Sai Baba had sexually molested him. When investigating this situation further I found out that not only young men but also boys, from India as well as other countries around the world, were victims of a shocking sexual molesting scenario of Sai Baba. Also that this has regularly, and for most followers secretly, been going on for 30 years or more. Even more shocking was the discovery that many officers within the Sai organisation as well as elderly devotees, who had and have close association with Sai Baba, knew about this scenario. They kept the secret and proclaim it to be an act of blessing to the “victims”, because considering that Sai Baba is the pure Divine Incarnation who cannot do anything wrong and thus is doing well whatever he is doing. In this case obviously even what for ordinary men illegal.

The Young man had prior to this incident prayed for help to control his passionate sexuality, which he felt, trapped him in an impossible relationship. He felt that he got that help out of this “ceremony” from Sai Baba. But he expressed, when he told the story, confusion about that Sai Baba had kissed him on his mouth. None of us who later listened to his story, could out from our experiences with Sai Baba, even get an idea that it was anything else but some healing or sexual or kundalini transformation behind this happening.

Our local priest from the Christian Protestant church, a very fundamentalistic priest attacked very heavily our school-project during the preparation period in 1994, because of Sai Baba and of being a potential dangerous Hindu sect. He showed me a document he had received from Germany, telling that Sai Baba was a homosexual and having sex with boys, which I saw as black mailing from the Christian Church. Sai Baba never talked about himself being either heterosexual or homosexual but as I had understood being in a state  above any sexual desires.

I talked about this to the co-ordinator for the Northern Europe region within the Sai-organisation, an elderly German man (over 70) with the name Bernhard Gruber. He told me that he had heard about this with young men before and that some of the officers within the Sai-organisation had many years ago asked an American devotee (for all Sai Baba devotees very well known, but since some years not more in life), Dr. Hislop to ask Sai Baba about this activity. So he did and Sai Baba had answered “it is only for healing”.

When I heard this I found it very difficult that “healing” in such a way needed to happen. And I understood it as even Mr Gruber felt so. I had no slightest doubts whatsoever that it was otherwise than that Sai Baba had a spiritual motive of healing/transformation. I was not even taking into consideration that Sai Baba could have anything but a healing motive. I would never in my life have been able to imagine that people like Berhard Gruber and also his wife would accept, ignore or justify such sexual abuse that is known to me today if they had known. I hope for their sake they did not know.

Another Swedish man around 50 years old, to me very trustworthy and very devoted to Sai Baba since about 20 years back, told me when I talked to him about this situation, that it happened to him when he was young (around 30) that Sai Baba oiled his genitals as well. The man told it to be some help for the Kundalini.

Next time I heard a similar story was later, in 1996 with my eldest son, at that time 22 (shortly explained in the beginning of this letter). He got a private interview with Sai Baba. He thought that he should now get the grace of really asking serious spiritual enlightening questions. But Sai Baba started to kiss him on his mouth. My son immediately reacted negatively and asked what he was doing. Sai Baba ended the interview very fast without any spiritual dialogue.

My son was very confused and shocked about this happening, but he had had so much of enlightened feelings and experiences since many years up to this moment, so he had no idea that Sai Baba did so out of any sexual desire. But he wanted to understand what had happened and why and therefore tried to talk about it to many elder experienced men in the ashram, but no one answered him. When back home a couple of months after the incident my son told about it. My son also had an instant feeling of “ugly old man”. And he felt an inner protest, and got the feeling of losing his divine inner contact at the moment Sai Baba approached him as described. We were all absolutely sure that Sai Baba meant something spiritually positive which we could not understand, as we all out from other experiences accepted him as a “divine incarnation and our pure guru”.

In the summer 1997 at the a youth-conference in Puttaparthi where some of the youth living in our Sai community attended, amongst them my son in law as well as my eldest son. My son told me afterwards that one young man, the son of a very devoted family (since 20 to 30 years I think) from the US, was lucky to get ten private interviews. My son mentioned that he noticed that this young man did not look happy when he came out from the interviews, and was wondering why. We never talked about this anymore besides that I heard him mention this at some other times when talking about Sai Baba and interviews.In the end of 1999 it was discovered that this young man had been seriously molested since he was 15 until now, 21, without his parents getting to know as Sai Baba threatened the boy not to tell. But suddenly it became too much and the young man told his parents and the shocking situation was exposed. The family of course immediately left their “guru” and their posts and engagements in the Sai organisation and the EHV program. I have had personal contact with this family, before as well as after this situation was unveiled.

A victim

Now to the story of the Swedish young man mentioned in the beginning of this letter, which became to be a crucial point in my own life and many other Swedish followers of Sai Baba. This story he himself, at that time 21, told me in July 99. (Let us call him X, as he wants to be anonymous):

X was in Sai Baba’s ashram in Puttaparthi during Christmas 98 and January 99. (I was myself present in the ashram in January where I for the first time met X). He had as I remember eight interviews, some before I arrived and some while I was present in the ashram. All the Swedish talked about “the golden boy” who had so many interviews. As I remember, four of his interviews were together with a Swedish group. As there were many Swedish people present, they were in two groups. (When I came with Conny Larsson and a group we became a third group). In the same group as X was also, at that time (and still I think), the national co-ordinator/Chairman of the Swedish Sathya Sai organisation (Jörgen Mölgaard), who is a middle-age medical doctor and researcher. He was in the ashram for some months at that time. Also there for a long stay was a former national Chairman (Ulf Sviberg), he too in the middle age. (I was myself the national Chairman for four years in between these two men).

X told me that in all the interviews in Dec.-Jan.  X was called into the inner room with Sai Baba alone. EVERY time Sai Baba was doing something with X’s penis; touching, oiling, rubbing etc and telling X it was for his sexual transformation. Sai Baba told X not to tell anyone. Sai Baba also told him that no one in the group “out there” (in the other room) deserved an interview but got it only because of X, and at some interviews also X’s brother, who was in the ashram for a short time. Only X was alone with Sai Baba in the inner room though.

X felt very uncomfortable with the situation, but also filled up with all energy of getting so much attention and being chosen out of the many. He received a lot of materialised objects, watch, rings, nucleus, japamalas etc. He also was enriched by the atmosphere and the talks and jokes from Sai Baba in the outer interview room. X told me that when all the other Swedish people were telling him how lucky he was to get all these private interviews and obviously thought that X had private spiritual talks with Sai Baba, he couldn’t tell them that these private interviews were nothing to aim for, as it for him created only confusion about what it was for and when it should end. Every time X felt protests from within, and asked Sai Baba what this was for, but Sai Baba told him to surrender as it was for his sexual transformation and that X was very blessed, chosen out of so many who would want to be the ones. As X at that time could not in any way even think that Sai Baba had a personal interest in a sexual activity, even though X felt inside a protest, he did trust Sai Baba and just wanted to understand the situation.

Sai Baba invited X to come to Kodaikanal in summer for to stay in his private house and also told X to bring his mother. Sai Baba gave X money in rupees and dollars to the amount of about 10.000 Swedish crones (about 1000 Dollars) to finance the ticket to come back to India.

Even though Sai Baba told X not to tell anyone about what happened in the interviews, but as X felt more and more confused about what the “Avatar” was doing in privacy with him, he decided to go and talk to the two elder, since long time devoted and experienced Swedish men, the present national Chairman as well as the former. He felt the inner need to understand what was happening and why. The two Swedish men said they had never heard anything like this, but told the young X that he was very blessed and that it all was a tremendous grace. X told me he that he after this talk was crying.

ll this happened in Dec.-Jan- 98,99. I never talked to X personally at that time, not until July 99.

My friend Conny Larsson though started to talk to X in January. Conny told me that Sai Baba did the same procedure to X as was done to himself many years ago, some kind of oiling of the genitals. This was the first time that Conny told me that this had happened to him. He had told me many years ago, when I first got to know him (1989 I think), that some “secret ceremony” had happened between him and Sai Baba many years ago, which Conny explained was some kind of very special initiation that somehow sealed Conny to Sai Baba and not to have a woman throughout his life. Conny never talked to me about this again until now in the ashram in January 1999.

In June 1999 X was back in the ashram in Puttaparthi. It was summer (in Sweden). Sai Baba had told X to come in summer to Kodaikanal, but Sai Baba was in Brindhavan, Whitefield, in June. X travelled this time with his elder brother, Conny and a group around them. X’s mother had been invited by X to come and had agreed to do so but a couple of weeks later, and for one week stay only.  I myself came to the ashram some days after X and Conny and their group, to join some other close friends of mine who also were there, and we created a Swedish group all together. After just a couple of days we had an interview. Sai Baba talked very much, in front of the whole group, about that the mother of X and his brother should come, and that he, Sai Baba, should take very well care of her. X was called in alone to the inner room, so was also another young man, and so was I. X did not tell the group about what happened in this private interview.

I was away from the ashram for some days visiting a Swedish friend living further south in India. When back I heard that X and his brother had “been granted” another interview, without the group. (Their mother had not yet arrived but would come within some days). Conny told me that in this last interview of the two brothers, Sai Baba had forced himself sexually on X, so that X had had to stop him. Now Conny started to say that Sai Baba had own sexual interest and that he (Conny) himself had experienced this in the early 80th, therefore he knew that X told the truth, he said. I listened, but I could not believe him, as he had never before told this.

Another Swedish man around 50 (let us call him W), became involved in this communication with Conny. W did definitely not believe that it could be so. Conny told him to talk to X, even though X had told Conny in privacy only, as Sai Baba had told X not to tell anyone. So W did, and even if X was confused by Conny having spoken without first asking him, he told his story and W was shocked and in despair by what he got to hear. He shared his despair with me. He had been with Sai Baba for many many years.

The mother of X was about to come the same day as W was supposed to leave. That day X and his brother went to Bangalore to meet their mother and were not present at morning darshan. Conny had said to W that we could not expect any interview when X and his brother were not present, as Sai Baba was only interested in the “boys”. W was in deep despair, very unhappy and confused about what he had heard from Conny and X and wanted to talk to Sai Baba. He wanted an explanation.

Surprisingly Sai Baba called the group for interview this morning. We all sat waiting on the veranda of the mandir (the temple) as is normal when being called for an interview. When Sai Baba came to the veranda to take us into the interview-room, he asked Conny: “Where are the two boys”?   (I saw and heard this as I was sitting on the veranda in the first row of the group of women opposite within just a few meters distance to Conny). “In Bangalore to pick up their mother”, Conny answered. Sai Baba looked very surprised and asked again and got the same answer. As I remember Sai Baba asked when they would come back and was told “tonight”. Sai Baba told all of us to go back from the veranda and said, “I will see you tomorrow”, which meant no interview now but the next day.

W went back to Sweden, very confused.  The “boys”, X 21, and his some years elder brother, arrived in the evening with their mother. She told very kindly but very clearly to the whole group that she came because her son X so wanted and that she had no personal interest in Sai Baba.

Next day, two days after our “visit” at the veranda, we were again called for an interview. “The mother” was sitting next to me just in front of the feet of Sai Baba in the interview room. Sai Baba materialised her a necklace. She refused to take it. Sai Baba forced it into her hand. She tried to refuse to take it, but he managed to get it to stay in her hand. Sai Baba tried to talk her into an interest in him, but she was very clear about that she had no personal interest.

Sai Baba talked to the others in the group, and called also to separate interviews in the inner room. X and his mother were called alone. The mother had given back the necklace Sai Baba had forced into her hand. He not at all impressed her. She also said to me that she noticed that he likes young boys. He is clutching young boys on their bottoms, she said, and added that of course he likes her son X, as he was a very good looking and bright young man. “The mother“ stayed for a week. I never heard her talking about the genuineness or not of the by Sai Baba materialised objects (as was mentioned in an article in a Swedish magazine).

A talk amongst us who had been with Sai Baba since long though started. We found out that many of us had at some situations seen that he took things from the chair or had it in his hand before he “materialised” it. All of us had had the thought that he did so sometimes only to test our faith. We all started to confront that the materialisations were not always genuine. I never though doubted him to have the power of materialising, but I did not like him to not tell the truth, and did not know how to deal with these untruths in my own inner.

In darshan Sai Baba told X: “Mother doesn’t like, what can I do?” There were no more interviews. The mother went back home. Most of the members of our group, including Conny, also left the ashram after some days for going back home. I together with X was booked at the same flight home a week later. I noticed that X looked more and more “down” every day. Sai Baba gave almost no more attention to him, just some short remarks during darshans. I had still not talked to X about his interviews.

A female friend of mine that since long time lived in Puttaparthi, also noticed that X became more and more unhappy and we talked about it. She was an old friend of Conny and they also talked a lot about the situation before Conny left. From her I now got to know that she did know that Sai Baba had some sexual intimacy with school ”boys” and other young men. She got me to observe that some young man (or elder boy) almost every darshan was invited for an interview. Very often the same one many days in a row. She even told me that some young men or elder boys are with him during nights, sleeping in his bed. She also told that she once in an interview had looked in behind the curtain into the inner interview-room, when Sai Baba was alone with a young man, or student, and she saw them lying on the floor together. And she told me that she had heard that Sai Baba used to pay boys money for being sexually intimate with him. She had even herself talked to some young Indian boy who was a “lover” to Sai Baba.

I also got to hear in the ashram that David Bailey and his wife Faye, both whom I had met many times and talked to and knew their devotion and loyalty to Sai Baba, had left because they had got to know about these sexual activity of Sai Baba. I had earlier during this visit in the ashram heard that they had left Sai Baba, which I couldn’t understand, as I knew their many years of complete devotion and engagement in the ashram and about David as a music-teacher for Sai Baba’s students. I also got to hear that two French young men had been murdered on their way from Puttaparthi to Bangalore and that they had experienced or understood about this hidden sexual abuse and were on their way to report home in France.

Still I could not get into my understanding that Sai Baba had some own physical sexual uncontrolled inclination. So many times I had listened to him in interviews telling “Before marriage only friends, after marriage husband and wife”. So much he had talked about discipline of senses and actually inspired me and my whole family, and others. We all accepted Sai Baba as the outmost good example, absolutely free from any sense or body desires of the kind, a Divine Incarnation, as he told himself to be. Even though my own son after being kissed on his mouth by Sai Baba in a private interview, never had come to a peaceful understanding about this moment, and could not see or feel anything Divine in this confrontation with Sai Baba, I and even my son himself, had surrendered to that it must be of a Divine purpose that we could not yet understand.

The turning point

The 3rd of July, in the afternoon, X and I took a taxi from Puttaparthi to Bangalore to take our flight back home to Sweden. Already in the taxi X started to tell me.

X told that Sai Baba had lost himself in sexual feelings and with loud passionate breathings mumbling “I’m coming I’m coming. And when Sai Baba after having “ordered” X to do padanamaskar (a tradition of kissing the feet of the master), he took X’s head on his way to rise up from the feet, and pressed his head towards his own genitals holding up his robe (dress) and obviously wanted and tried to force X to take his own (Sai Baba’s) penis into his mouth. There in the very moment X woke up to the absolutely conviction that this was not for X but for Sai Baba himself. X refused completely. Sai Baba got angry and the interview ended.

Even though X was in a state of shock after this interview, he as I understood it somehow wanted an explanation from Sai Baba about what had happened. But there ended the “romance “between Sai Baba and X. After having listened to X for hours during our journey home to Sweden, I invited him to come and stay with me and my son and his family if he felt he needed. So he did for the first week back in Sweden and here follows what I got to hear more than what already is told above.

X had no at all attention from Sai Baba, when he was alone with him in the private interviews, other than towards his genitals. Sai Baba touched, looked, rubbed, oiled and “played”. He tried to stimulate X’s penis to erect, but it was not so easy as X felt no natural sexual stimulants or desire regarding Sai Baba who said it was for X’s sexual transformation and urged him to just let go resistance as he, Sai Baba, was God. Even though X felt a resistance all the time he thought he had to overcome it for the sexual transformation to happen. Sometimes X got the thought that Sai Baba looked like a mad person when he laughed when “playing” with X’s penis. But he suppressed such thoughts.

X told that in Dec.-Jan. when he had the many interviews he felt very “Divine empowered” by the first part of the interviews, in the outer room, where he also got a lot of attention. And even though he disliked the private part of the interviews he still felt empowered after the interviews to begin with. But he also got more and more confused about this sexual transformation part.

But the whole situation was so much more than just what actually happened in the outer. X told me during many hours again and again and deeper and deeper, his feelings. Not only the feelings he had in the interviews and in between, but also now when he understood that his feelings of resistance were right and not to overcome to get transformed. He felt he had the duty to inform about the true story to all he knew that were connected to Sai Baba and to the world. At the same time as he knew he should break the light and hope for so many people by telling his experiences. He felt it was a far too big responsibility for a young man seeking God and having trusted in the Divinity of Sai Baba.

What touched my heart most when listening was when I saw how X worked with his own inner to overcome his kind of “shame or embarrassment” towards himself of having been so deeply lurked and overpowered that it could happen even though he felt resistance from his own inner truth. I became more than ever aware of how dependent the young ones are on the elder ones. Now X also had found on the Internet similar stories as his own, and even worse. It became so obvious to X that his own inner rejections had been correct from the very beginning and that many young men before him had been victims and exposed their stories. It was obvious to me that it was very painful for X to find out of having been so ignorant about his own inner truth and so much in trust towards someone who was a profound betrayer of chastity.

How should a boy or a young man, or their parents, be able to imagine that Sai Baba, the recognised Founder of the, in schools and Universities, even outside India, so well established and by governments accepted, Education in Human Values program, even recognised by the President of India and UNESCO, a program that proclaims as the foremost duty of any teacher or adult is to be a good example to the young ones, that this founder would sexually molest young men and even boys as young as seven years old. (This was a misunderstanding that spread, the boy involved was instead a ‘seventh grade’ student – that is, still underage but about 14 years old) In a lecture Sai Baba held many years ago regarding EHV and youth, which I found in a small booklet, he is quoting somebody’s statement saying that what is most difficult for the teenagers of today is to become good examples when they have none. To teach by being a good example to the young ones was the key-point in this speech, aimed at adults, especially parents and absolutely especially teachers.

Nor X, nor myself and many decent people around the world, could ever imagine that such a situation as now begun to expose it existed. And I am sure even X, could not a slightest fraction of a second at that time imagine that many many of the ones so called experienced “devotees” around Sai Baba, to whom X thought he had the responsibility to inform about what he had come to know, already knew, many since 20-30 years, that so happened to many young men and boys, but accepted it as divine grace!?!? And by that let it happen!?!?

I cannot see anyone that has more power than the United Nations and UNESCO to protect and re-establish the dignity of the boys and young men that are or ever were victims, and make sure that this never happens to anyone more, now when it, thanks to the young ones that dared to speak out has started to be spread all over the world.

UNESCO has started by the “withdrawal-message”. But the activity of Sai Baba is still going on, supported by thousands of officials within the Sai organisation and other “devotees” by either not knowing or denying it as rumours or accepting it as blessing and grace, or just awaiting an acceptable explanation. Many young ones are surely suffering in their silence, not feeling or knowing that they can speak up and be trusted and supported by elders..

X had been very actively coming to the Sai organisation’s activities in Sweden and was supposed to become a youth co-ordinator for the west-coast area. Most of the members in Sweden knew him, especially as he was the one in Sweden that got most attention from Sai Baba and most private interviews since many many years. X felt now a duty to inform the co-ordinating committee and all members in Sweden about his situation. A meeting with the co-ordinating committee and members was arranged, by the national chairman, Jörgen Mölgaard. X was present and so were Conny Larsson and my son, telling their experiences.

After the meeting X and my son told me that the national chairman was smiling scornfully when they told their stories. They said that if only met with such an attitude when approaching an elder person about an experience as this, could bring a young man to suicide. Other members met them seriously and many left immediately the Sai organisation and their faith in and association with Sai Baba. Some had already, after being in contact with X and David Bailey officially cancelled their memberships.


The UNESCO Media Advisory against Sai Baba are stored on the internet wayback archive, (but when the site is busy it can sometimes take some time to open)

http://web.archive.org/web/20031003020809/http://www.unesco.org/education/highlights/media_advisory.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20001207234100/www.unescobkk.org/news/aceid-withdrawal.htm

The wayback page which links to the above is at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/www.unesco.org/education/highlights/media_advisory.htm

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Nityananda sex scandal compounded by his lies and deceits

Posted by robertpriddy on March 13, 2010

New Delhi: Self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, who was caught in sleazy video footage, on Saturday said the video was morphed and manipulated to misrepresent his personal life but did not deny his images with actress Ranjita in the film.

“There is a lot of misrepresentation, manipulation, conspiracy and morphing. We are working which part is recorded in a conspired way, which part is morphed, which part is misrepresented,” Swami told Times Now news channel.

The video is clearly a true representation, it can be seen as such – even though it was put together from several sequences. He is unable to tell which is morphed and which is not, but he knows what he did and when, surely? Is this not just a ploy to buy time until some bogus explanation can be found from somewhere? But for him not to challenge the video would mean a yet more complete loss of followers and his entire guru business. Let us examine what else he said:-

I have not done anything illegal: Nityananda He said the girl in the video was his devotee and she was taking care of him when he was ill. “She was serving me for a long time. She was volunteering and serving me and taking care of me when I was sick for a long time. There is no denying that she was, she is and she will remain a devotee,” he said.
He said he became sick last December, when the actress volunteered and served him. He was physically unwell and was “consciously in a deep samadhi”.
Swami, who has been slapped with cases of cheating after the video footage came to light on March eight, said the video will be sent to experts to find out the portions morphed in it.

There he pulled out his fat porkie: “in deep samadhi” due to the visible fact, perhaps, that he was concentrated watching TV! Yet he also begs that he was ill while in deep samadhi!

I believe I do not have any lust. 100 per cent I am sure that I do not have any need for other person,” Swami, who is currently in Haridwar, said.

He “believes” he does not have any lust! It amounts to 100% certainty! If he needs no one else, why does he need two servitors to take care of him? Why does a person who needs no one have to have female pandering and caresses from two ladies – both clearly seen “serving” him.. Nonetheless he tries to draw the wool over the eyes of any remaining believers in him. Anyone who cannot see through this transparent web of self-deceits, lies and absurdities is in need of guidance, but not from any guru!

Swami Nityananda’s deceits are relatively harmless compared to the really major frauds and abusers of faith, among whom Sathya Sai Baba stands as the most deceitful and unaccountable of all, but who is protected to the highest levels of government and judiciary. Too many people have too much to lose if he is brought to justice… See the huge catalogue of his deceits, the history of his abuses of faith and worse, and his many untruths and vast self-contradictions documented from his own words.


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Nityananda video, lies and ‘sex allegations’

Posted by robertpriddy on March 10, 2010

“It is a big conspiracy. Images have been morphed to show that the person in the video is Swami Nityananda. He has not done anything wrong,” Swami Athmakrubananda, the official spokesperson of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, told reporters here. (from The Sisat Daily)

The Nityananda case shows us yet again how blind believers in Indian gurus will take upon themselves to lie blatantly to preserve their illusions… because now Tamil actress Ranjitha of the sex scam video has come forward and revealed that what is shown in the video was her service and her offering to Swami Nityananda (see report here). ” She said that her much loved Swami Nityananda was innocent”. Innocent of what, one wonders? She is seen to be necking with him in a sensuous manner, which – for a self-proclaimed ‘celibate’ is highly unbecoming. He stated on his video pronouncement that he has not broken any law… a very cagey statement, leading one to think that consenting sex is most likely involved. Yet he has broken faith with all those for whom he posed as a pure godman. The Times reported that the video ‘apparently’ showed “Mr. Nityananda, 32, kissing, embracing and fondling two young women in the same bedroom, but at different times.” That is most definitely NOT how ‘godmen’ guru are supposed to behave with their devotees!

Since the Nityananda video scandal broke, followers and supporters have denied that there was any truth in it, many have posted protesting his innocence etc. The BBC reported: “The Nithyananda Mission ashram released a statement branding the video “a mix of conspiracy, graphics and rumours”. But now the actress has confirmed it is Nityananda and herself in the video. As in the case of numerous other gurus, perhaps above all in the massive scams and cover-ups by and for  Sathya Sai Baba, black is easily turned into white by the indoctrinated and weak minds of those with strong dependency on belief and gurus… as soon as the black facts become known, the people of character and conscience are separated from the head-in-sand self-deceivers.

The BBC had also reported on March 4, 2010: “A group of lawyers in the city of Madras in Tamil Nadu state have also filed a police complaint accusing Mr Nithyananda of obscenity. Last week it was announced that a self-styled Hindu holy man was being investigated by police in Delhi for allegedly running a prostitution ring.” This would be breaking the law, but probably Nityananda will find fall guys if these allegations are proven. We shall also have to wait and see if the illegal presence in the ashram of  sandalwood and protected species was behind the fire that ravaged ashram premises, set by conspirators wanting to destroy evidence, as reported here

Vikram Muthanna writes very cogently about this whole matter in the Star of Mysore: No wonder it is said, “When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion”. But coming to Nithyananda, the beneficial aspect of this scandal is the real awakening of Nithyananda’s devotees and devotees of other such godmen. And probably the worst of all, who has escaped all sex abuse and murder cases through power politics….

Massive world-wide sexual abuse allegations reported against Sathya Sai Baba for decades
Sathya Sai Baba accomplice to the cold-blooded murders in his bedroom and its top-level cover-up, plus more

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Sex scandal in Indian media – Nityananda and forerunners

Posted by robertpriddy on March 6, 2010

Indian commentators, such as the presenter at IBN are finally asking why it is that so many Indian gurus have been convicted of adharmic (i.e. unrighteous) activities. The latest scandal, whatever the eventual outcome, has brought forth more allegations of Nityananda abusing women sexually, of murder attempts and an unexplained death at his ashram.

as from One India March 6, 2010.

For example, One India reported this (see on right): Had not the Nityananda sex video caused a major uproar across the internet, the Indian news media would most probably have played down or ignored the matter, for this is what the Indian news media have done for years now in the case of the influential and powerful Sathya Sai Baba, for – with very few honourable exceptions – they no longer take any notice of continuing and fresh allegations of Sai Baba’s sexual molestation of young men and boys.

Human rights violations from sex, rape, pedophilia, murder to financial scams are increasingly reported alleged in connection with Indian swamis and/or so-called ‘godmen’. Bupendra Chowbey on IBN Live.in.com hosts a discussion on these issues in a 4-part video on ‘Sex, sleaze and swamis’. He said: “The fundamental question is why has there been such a huge increase in cases related to the holy men in our country.”

from IBNLive.com debate screen

He compares aspects of the Nityananda case with those of Chandra Swami, Sathya Sai Baba, Pilot Baba, and other religious leaders and asks if blind faith in religion is the reason for godmen becoming conmen and whether the sexploits of swamis have permanently damaged the image of holy men in India. While reactions to the revelations about Nityananda led to physical damage to his ashram, the debaters were loath to blame religion as such but rather the gullibility of people who do not think for themselves.

Coming on the heels of the N.D. Tiwari sex scandal [who Sathya Sai Baba endorsed], the Nityananda revelations have further engaged Indian journalists into thinking what is wrong with gurus, even with Hinduism and religion itself (see Star Of Mysore article)

CLICK ON IMAGE for IBN Live.com debate on video

Self-declared ‘spiritual masters’ claiming they lead people to bliss and realization, can do miracles, healings and much else prove to be in many cases in recent decades to have been involved variously in sexual abuse, pedophilia, murder – not to mention fraud on a mega scale. Some of the more notable include Swami Premananda (Tiruvannamalai), Bhagwan Rajneesh (Osho), Swami Muktananda, Swami Rama, Swami Rameshwaranand Giriji Maharaj, Gyatri Swami, Balayogi Premvarni, Gowrishankara Swami, Swami Shyam, The Phalgat (of Kerala), Swami Bhimanand… the list could actually be extended into the scores. None are so widely and credibly accused of pedophilia, male sex abuses, involvement in murders, fraud and political cover-up than Sathya Sai Baba (see here)

See also:
Very latest Sathya Sai Baba sex molestation testimony
and The Dark Underside of some prominent Hindu gurus

 

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