Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Yaani Drucker’s hypocrisy about academic qualifications & enlightenment

Posted by robertpriddy on May 27, 2010

Yaani Drucker made some comments on my blogs. Most of them are so deluded that I can’t be bothered to reply. But two of them required a reply, I though, because of her false and unchecked assumptions about me and the hypocrisy that drips from her… a suppose ‘enlightened soul’! She has taken up with another person who is not only deluded but very nasty and will stop at nothing to try to destroy the character of others… Gerald Moreno.
Here are her comments:yaani9@yahoo.com

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2010/05/24 at 3:29 pm

Dear Dr. Priddy,

I find it interesting that you stake so much value in the fact that you have earned a PhD.

Sometimes too much information can get in the way of enlightenment. I do not know any PhD’s who have attained, do you? I do know that Ramakrishna, illiterate, Ramana Maharshi, barely literate, and Nisargadatta, also barely literate, all attained. The obvious conclusion is that scholarly learning more probably leads to arrogance, which gets in the way of enlightenment.

I would suggest to stop idenitifying with yourself as any label and come with wholly empty hands unto your chosen form of deity, or formless… this will bring you quickly to your enlightenment.

The greatest service we can render to the planet is to wake up to the truth of who we are, for in that we expose ego as an impostor for all mankind.

That is why at the moment of my enlightenment I was told, Your aura has just exploded to infinity and you are shooting off sparks of love and joy to all humanity. It is a gift to all humanity to wake up, for we are all one.

Enlightenment is the greatest expression of selfless love. And everyone qualifies – you don’t have to have a PhD, to go for your enlightenment. You just have to be willing to be wrong about everything you taught yourself thus far, probably a tall order for a PhD, thus we don’t see any enlightened Drs.

Have a sweet day.

Yaani failed to recall that her husband, who is a Ph.D. has claimed to be self-realised, like herself. My reply to her was uncompromising, as follows (some typos corrected here):-

Yaani, Enlightenment is not just a sudden personal version of sat-chit-ananda. Your pretentious preaching at me I find laughable and also repulsive. I experienced infinity, intense sweet bliss and paranormal intuition of minds and much more when I was 26. Doctorates meant nothing to me – and never have, not have professorates (Note: Norwegian version of ‘professorships’). I never used any academic title in any of my many articles in Sanathana Sarathi, published books and articles – nor in India where Sai followers have to have letters after their names (Narasimhan once inserted tiles ‘Doctor’ and ‘Professor’ on his own guesswork – neither of which titles I have ever myself used – and so I had him cease to do!). I virtually only took my degrees with a family to support (Continental Magister degree), despite great scepticism about philosophy, psychology and science. (I wrote widely, deeply critically on these subjects in that vein too. From all you write it is perfectly evident to me that you are ensconced in a strong ego, and that you have most certainly not got anywhere near the maximum enlightenment possible. I note you also inform about having taken a BA in psychology… why so? And your husband promoted himself vastly as a Professor and scientist – but he has no academic record that can be found. I only set my record straight once because of attacks by Moreno and de Witt!! You should be deeply ashamed of your support to him (dogs barking, indeed. How unoriginal). You were caught far more deeply in the Sai cult than I, and you cannot liberate yourself or face up to reality (which is patently not in your solipsistic cloud-cuckoo land of bogus ‘oneness’).

I took my university education having a family to support (Continental-style – Norwegian Magistergrad degree), despite my great scepticism about philosophy, psychology and science at that time due to personal experiences of many kinds – and in half a dozen previous kinds of employment world-wide. (I wrote widely, deeply critically on these subjects in that vein too. Do a little research. From all you write it is perfectly evident to me that you are ensconced in a strong ego, and that you have most certainly not got anywhere near the maximum enlightenment possible. In fact your ideas about it are largely deluded and immature. It requires a thorough knowledge of many things concerning humanity, the origins of religion, deep psychology (in practice), and not just some subjective experience which once blew your mind.

I do not intend to continue any correspondence with you because I have seen how hypocritically you treated Barry Pittard. I have no help to offer you either, but you sorely need it. I am not moved by mere sweet words, as I recognise they conflict with the main body of how you react to others. I am not dear to you, you do not know me – I am a real person, not some abstraction of the kind you deal in. I do have very sweet days with my family, friends and existence, without your wishes or help. One often reaps what one has sown (not always though!)
Robert Priddy

Yaanidrucker also commented:- 2010/05/23 at 6:02 pm

Dear Dr. Priddy,

You are a PhD, correct? And by your definition of a cult, you got caught in one. Now your definition and mine differ, therefore I do not think you were so stupid as to get stuck in a cult, however you do. I find that very interesting, despite your complete faith in those PhD who lead the world, who breath that rarified air of enlightened knowledge, that is so superior to the rest of us peons.

I am neither a Ph.D nor a Professor, though I was a professor in the wider general sense, a university lecturer. I have a Ph.D. equivalent – 7 years university studies and thesis, dissertation etc.). Many people have given me these titles, and I have always responded asking them not to do so, I prefer to rely on what I actually write and stand for, not on titles. So Yaani is completely mistaken about my self-evaluations, and she never even met me. She seems to have a problem about knowledge and learning… even though she has announced that she took a BA in psychology herself. As to peons… well, she regards humanity in its virtual entirety as trapped with their egos… while she thinks she is enlightened beyond all measure? What an egocentric self-appraisal!

Yaani evidently has no idea of how I view and define cults in accordance with world experts on this subject. She could benefit from reading about them! Her view is that only a group one cannot leave is a cult. That is very simplistic. One can even leave the most oppressive cults, but it is the harassment afterwards that is the defining quality. Such as her confidante Moreno’s constant harassment of all Sathya Sai Baba ex-cult members. The Sathya Sai cult is not as extreme in the sense that some are, not unless you are in India and confront them (Basava Premanand was burgled three times (see BBC report) and suffered attempts on his life from Sai Baba goondas (i.e. killer thugs). He was convinced from his evidence that his son and helper was murdered in a Bangalore hospital too! Numerous Indian students have been murdered at the ashrams, and also a considerable number of Westerners, while other Western visitors have ‘disappeared’ from the ashram and have never been traced. Indian ex-students in fear of their livelihoods and even their lives still write to me (for they know I can be trusted, unlike continuing devotees). But for the majority it is admittedly a very subtle kind of cult, relying on voluntary donations (after deep indoctrination). Sai Baba gives people almost worthless rings (claiming they are diamond rings), fake watches, all manner of trinkets – and he gets huger donations in return out of thankfulness – but the donors were thoroughly deceived!

See The Nature of Cults examined

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The Secret Swami summary by Robert Priddy – video clips

Posted by robertpriddy on May 27, 2010

The BBC film ‘Secret Swami’, shown to an audience of millions in Britain and – later on BBC World was, according to BBC World in countless million homes around the globe. It was hailed unanimously by the British press as an important documentary masterpiece, rated pick of the week by many UK national newspapers. Read the UK Press reviews here:

Alaya and Al Rahm with Sathya Sai Baba

Alaya Rahm (l) & Al Rahm(r)

The film is entirely credible, revealing the experiences of a former long-term devotee family whose lives were ruined for many years by Sai Baba’s most despicable and threatening paedophile sexual abuse of their son, Alaya Rahm. One must see this to understand their authenticity and hear the account of this family and another ex-devotee who was pressured into oral sex (see short video clip in wmv) in 1976 by this self-pronounced chaste God Incarnate who has constantly claimed to be pure and incapable of untruth… come to save humanity! Sai Baba abuses were testified as including oral sex and an attempt at anal sex.  Sai Baba threatened the under-age boy. Alaya, with cutting of his penis if he did not do what he was told… and made awful threats besides, tried to bribe him to silence with large sums of money and many worthless trinkets claimed by Sai Baba to be very precious metals and gems (which were not!). However, the BBC production team informed ex-devotees that they could only show a tiny fraction of the 80 hours of film footage, including numerous Sai-abused young men.

Sathya Sai Baba collapse during Shivarathri celebrations

SB 'collapses', or fakes to cover-up lingam fraud?

Sathya Sai Baba is a visibly broken man who collapsed after the trial of his transparent faking of ‘regurgitating an egg-shaped golden ‘lingam’ under the cameras. No shadow of doubt remains that he faked the “miracle” of the lingodbhava (very clear footage shows this) inserting the object into his mouth with a towel before it ’emerged’. This is the clear message left in the minds of sensible viewers who have not been indoctrinated with the insupportable avatar claims. (Why could the avatar not influence the outcome? Answer:Because he could not).

Dr. Michael Goldstein bullies Tanya Datta

Dr. Michael Goldstein bullies BBC reporter

The top leader of the world-wide Sai Organisation, ‘Dr.’ Michael Goldstein (filmed with hidden camera!!) came across very definitively as a most distasteful ranting person with a heavy self-promoting ego (he boasted that he is a “consummate professional” a doctor who says he can tell who has or has not been sexually abused by looking at their eyes!) His otherwise comical performance of blinded and hypocritical faith and film of his duped duplicity was entertaining enough! Goldstein showed himself to be a nasty piece of work, haranguing the young lady interviewer forcefully and flatly refusing to investigate the widespread allegations of severe sexual abuse, which is his duty of care responsibility, both as a doctor and the  top leader of the International Sai Baba Organization.

Murali Manohar Joshi - ex-minister of human resources, astrology and cow enthusiast

Murali Manohar Joshi bullies BBC presenter

Goldstein ran neck and neck in the hard-to-like golden conceit stakes with the Indian ex-Minister of Human Resources, Murali Manohar Joshi! And THAT takes some doing! Such an arrogant and ignorant Indian Minister of Education would be hard to find. (He even funded astrology with Government funds… the human resource that superstitious India least needs. He is known as a great protector of cows, but not of defenseless boys at the Sai Colleges. Indian ex-Minister of Human Resources, Murali Manohar Joshi showed all the makings of a Gauleiter!  Such a distasteful prig in total denial having served (with much pomposity) as Minister of Education is very worrying for the future of India. At least he was booted firmly out of power, but there are evidently plenty more where he came from. In short, two pompous and angry big shots’ facades blown away!

Hard Rock Isaac Tigrett

Tigrett, who admits Sai Baba is a sex abuser!

The former multi-millionaire Issac Tigrett (Hard Rock Cafe founder) was interviewed and evidently did so with the coming publicity for himself well in focus (as he remarked on this to the interviewer). He came across as the proud and hard-rock Sai-fanatic he is, laughing in a near-maniacal way quite out of place and admitting that he believes the sex allegations are true and it makes no difference whatever to his faith! Nor, he added, would even murder by Sai Baba affect him negatively! Are these “human values”? Tigrett comes over as mentally and spiritually more and more deranged. Everyone who see this (except conscienceless cowards – persons of weak character and pitiful self-deceivers) are recoiling in revulsion at this, and he is one of the few prominent Westerners left at the Sai ashram in 2010, but jealous Indian officials are reported as still trying to dislodge him.

Sai Baba is exposed by the BBC as a major deceiver, very very rich on donations and and politically extremely influential to the top of Indian government. Cold-blooded executions that police carried out in his bedroom are also investigated in the documentary and one of the new Ministers speaks out and explains that the case was quashed before any outcome should be reopened. See transcript etc. of  Interview with V.P. Nair

Tanya Datta, Journalist and BBC Presenter

BBC Journalist Tanya Datta on 'The Secret Sweami'

The presenter, Tanya Datta, went to the Indian Embassy in New Delhi, who confirmed that none other than Sathya Sai Baba was the target of the U.S. State Department Travel warning for South India, Andhra Pradesh, which remained in force unaltered for over 6 years. The US authorities have never stated any formal withdrawal of the warning’s validity, which would have also required them to make an apology for promoting false information.
See

‘The Secret Swami’ & U.S. State Department Warning against Sai Baba

View ‘The short video clip (1.5 Mbs) with Tanya Datta on the State Department Travel Warning confirmation


PLEASE SEE THE SAI PETITION AND DECIDE WHETHER TO SIGN IT

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Gerald Moreno: absurd screencap fraud claims contra Priddy

Posted by robertpriddy on May 27, 2010

Gerald Moreno is a known and widely and independently proven abuser of facts and truth – claiming my copies of his web texts are ‘fraudulent’ when I have never altered any texts he actually posted. Moreno cannot prove otherwise, however much he writes! No meaningful part of his text or his images has been altered or counterfeited in any way! So his claims are totally without any serious basis, as those who wish to search can discover. He rants on and on about pointless details and loses all sense of proportion and normal sane evaluation as follows (this is but a small sample of his virtually endless ravings):

“Why Robert Priddy would continue to shamelessly and recklessly publish falsified and fraudulent screencaps against Moreno remains a mystery.

Robert Priddy is a liar, deceiver and falsifier who is so desperate and frenzied to smear Gerald Joe Moreno, he apparently needs to resort to blatant acts of screencap fraud and apparently doesn’t care if everyone sees him doing it! Now readers have a better idea why Gerald Moreno often refers to Robert Priddy as a mentally imbalanced “extremist” and “fanatic” in need of orthodox psychological help.”
(from Moreno’s :Ex-Devotee Robert Priddy Resorting To Open Acts Of Screencap Fraud” blog)

The above statement is another Moreno tit-for-tat, for I first pointed out that he shows all the signs of mental instability. His characterisation of me is illustrative of what can only be a deep unconscious projection of his own negative ‘shadow’ personality onto me. The same inflammatory style of subconscious projection has been fully demonstrated by him in hundreds of web logs/pages against many other ex-devotees of Sai Baba. He has compiled a vast compendium of derogatory and bitterly hateful postings against dissidents – but ex-Sai Baba followers, ex-Ammachi followers, ex-Muktananda followers, Wikipedia commentators negative to Sathya Sai Baba and more such groupings. Some practicing psychologists I know very well consider he suffers from a disorder – most probably OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. This may partly arise from his admitted confusion and worries about finding God and being oiled “on the lower stomach” in private session with Sathya Sai Baba. Unlike him, I am now free of delusions about Sai Baba, though I had for years been inducted into holding similar views to Moreno (if never so blindly). Hence, my psychological state is now entirely untroubled by these issues. Far from needing to seek psychiatric help, I provide support and counsel to many former Sai Baba devotees who reportedly benefit greatly from this work, which I see as a duty. (Just for the record concerning my qualification to make a general assessment of Moreno’s psyche, I formerly worked professionally in several very progressive therapeutic institutions with diverse psychiatric connections and I lectured for years at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo).

Everything Moreno abhors that I write rebutting his ravings or pointing out their nature, he always throws back at me, with added bad language in an under-achiever’s tit-for-tat fashion. I put up with several years of abuse from him before embarking on a series of rebuttals of his libels and lies. His actions show he is very far indeed from behaving remotely like any kind of spiritual devotee of any kind. Further, he denies he is a devotee of SSB and does not believe in his major claims (avatarhood, omnipotence, omniscience and more), yet he runs an adulatory sathyasaibaba blog on wordpress and promotes Sathya Sai Baba. That is fraud… because he denies the truth of SSB’s constantly repeated self-descrpition. It equates to calling Sai Baba major liar! (Indeed, one of megalomaniac proportions).

In his usual obsessively meticulous style,  Moreno makes everything he can – however far-fetched and paranoidal – out of tiny irrelevant facts, not one of which shows me as a liar because I am not! He is oblivious that I often use a cache or an anonymous web proxy to secure a screencap of parts of his pages, which are often different to his actual page in various details like colour etc.. I also compact captured texts to save space, or darken the jpeg to make the text more clearly readable (which alters the other colours somewhat).  All this he calls ‘counterfeiting’ and the like! He points out a background colour change from his website – entirely irrelevant as it was due to using proxy cache etc. Likewise, a small red arrow appears on a cache of one of my captures of his text which was not on his!

In his complete lack of any evidence which impunges on my integrity, he has descended to dirty name-calling (“laughable pervert”, “dirty old man”, “blatant liar”, “shameless liar”, “Heil Priddy” ,”a boaster” (I have never boasted or wished to do so, unlike the wholly unqualified Moreno who boasts of being a thorough researcher, which he is far from being), suffering from “senile dementia” (which I certainly do not) – and much more I can’t be bothered to document here). See an independent witness that his agenda is only to slander me. His envious and obnoxious speculations about my personality – which all who know me are aware – are entirely false, yet he presents them as if they were factual!  He has never met met or seen me. His dirty epithets apply, not to me, but if anything to the guru, Sathya Sai Baba, he so admires – even though long having admitted he believed him to be a sexual abuser(!!). He would be well advised to be a lot more careful with his ever-repeated personal attacks on scores of dissidents of Sai Baba and other gurus. His content and his low and calculated diversionary tactics show how he is the only perverter of facts and the truth here.

Despite his failure to prove anything deceitful against me, his immense frustration at being unable to score any truthful points against me or the the main critics of Sathya Sai Baba has led him into countless hateful attacks and attempts at character assassination against dozens of us. He uses many dirty tricks, postings about dissidents on porno sites, on web directories and all manner of irrelevant opening to obtain as much exposure as he can, besides manipulating copyrighted images into perversions in several cases too. Here are some of his ‘arguments’ against dissenters:-

After several years of almost total restraint, I began in 2008 to rebut a considerable amount of his countless attack pages with facts, not lies (as he tries to make out). The mass of these show him to be a more than diligent student of every word I write, and a eager describer of every possible tiniest detail on which he could pick and embroider his agenda. He even rails over inadvertent typos I have made and devotes entire blogs to them, which only exhibit his mental failings further! (See here)

Moreno falsely portrays me – against his own better knowledge – as a LSD advocate (see here). He further claims that I have posted counterfeit screencaps from his vishvarupa.com site (which was often changed and – for a long period – blocked from being archived thus making independent wayback archival proof impossible)  and that I and other have ‘refused’ to show the full evidence) No such refusal has been issued, it is just not worth bothering with such empty exchanges with Moreno. However, so as not to break copyright rules by posting a complete download of his former series of vishvarupa.com pages, I offer this on a one-to-one basis to anyone who contacts me through the comments section here asking for this, but only on conditions of confidentiality (and they must not be mischief-makers like Moreno).

Here are some examples of Moreno’s hate campaign from some of his many paranoid blogs:-

This is one of  Joe Moreno's defenses of Sathya Sai Baba and himself

This is one of Joe Moreno’s defenses of Sathya Sai Baba and himself

Gerald Moreno justifies his defamatory manipulations buy saying:- “Funny how those who poke fun others appearances look rather pathetic themselves. I say turnabout is fair play”

I have pointed out that Sathya Sai Baba in his supposed ‘omniscience’ and ‘omnipotence’ has claimed his appearance will always remain youthful (just like Krishna who always was as a youth of 16 years of age). Yet his whole being has deteriorated remarkably and most visibly- and has a vacant state and a clearly aged facial and neck features – besides being wheelchair bound due to his conceitedly ignoring his six doctors’ remedial advice after his hip joint was shattered and operated on.

In my case, however, I have never made any such claims about my appearance. (Note that Moreno uses a copyright photo of me here too… the hypocrite).

Moreno underlines his lack of substantial arguments by resorting to  manipulations of those he hates – see his distortion of the face of Reinier van der Sandt and the body of Sanjay Dadlani:-

Images from Gerald Moreno's blogs

See more at:-

http://www.saibabaexpose.com/MorenoBlog.htm

Moreno banned from Wikipedia

G.J. Moreno’s ‘senile dementia’ slurs, avoidances & irrationality

Moreno by Robert Priddy

Moreno and sexual abuse, denial and subterfuge

Moreno fraud on India Interacts – and ‘smear campaign’

Selected Evidence of Moreno’s widespread attacks on the Internet

Sathyasaibaba scales up hate attacks on critics

Gerald Joe Moreno blogs listed (aka joe108. SSS108, GM108, JM 108. EQUALIZER etc.)

The Gerald Joe Moreno dossier – part 1

The Gerald Moreno dossier – part 2

Serious defamation attempt by Moreno defeated


Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
View ex-follower signatures
Read of prominent petitioner, the origin and problems faced by the petition from saboteurs etc.

(Spanish version PETICIÓNPÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES)

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