Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Archive for June 24th, 2010

Truth and rejecting doubts about Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on June 24, 2010

When serious doubts emerge, doubts that will not disappear and can only be ignored with difficulty, they too can grow as the facts go on bolstering them, whether one likes it or not. But if, when confronted face on and investigated, one’s doubt prove unjustified as mere unsubstantial rumours with no one to testify to them, they would dissipate and fall away. This does not happen with the allegations about Sathya Sai Baba , rather quite to the contrary.

‘The truth’ must to my mind not fly in the face of worldly facts, for truth surely cannot be entirely foreign to them?  If it is meaningful to speak (which is highly questionable) of an overall, eternal truth  surely these can’t be ENTIRELY foreign to or in contradiction of worldly facts? If it is so, then it seems pointless even to talk about it, for it is beyond any understanding or genuine meaning. So-called ‘transcendental’ or ‘eternal’ truth – whatever that may be other than mere words – must have meaningful relations to ‘worldly realities’ (i.e. facts) and what exists here and now, or it is worth no  further consideration. Gurus like Sathya Sai Baba who ask for ‘blind belief’ (especially as to their claims about themselves) are, in my opinion, a potential danger to civilised society and human values, especially when they break promises, practice fraud, clever deception and thus abuse people’s faith.

Sathya Sai Baba followers ignore all their emerging doubts as long as they can. If the should be discussed at all, they are soon rejected out of hand and supplanted by increasingly unlikely rationalizing to quell the anxiety no doubt caused by the thought of having made a massive mistake in one’s life. To confront those facts that undermine their indoctrination and largely self-programmed belief system – and do so as fully as possible before jumping to a conclusion  – requires an unusually high tolerance of mental and emotional uncertainty. They live with half-truths, but – as the proverb rightly has it – ‘a half-truth is often worse than a lie’. It would often call for a stable personality with resources and some interpersonal support system to enable regeneration of one’s well-being and self-confidence so one can and redirect life goals. One finds that nearly everyone who remains in the Sai movement cuts off contact, for they are too uncomfortable with anyone who calls these beliefs into question. This is psychological denial, it is also a result of negative mind control.

An example which illustrates much the above excellently is that given in his recent damning testimony against Sathya Sai Baba by Bas Engelbarts of Holland – Click here


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The basic tenet of the ‘Sai religion’

Posted by robertpriddy on June 24, 2010

The basic tenet of the ‘Sai religion’ is that Sathya Sai Baba is the long-predicted great Avatar of the Age of Kali – with all the fantastic corollaries that he is Vishnu, Rama and Krishna etc. come again, and the Incarnate Father of Jesus, the God of all Gods and so on ad. inf. Having gradually discovered that this was no longer even a remotely possible hypothesis to accept, I saw him and his many claims and ‘teachings’ with an increasingly critical eye. I knew his own words extremely well from my most intensive decades long study and constant detailed indexing of all his discourses, and I never happened across anyone in the Sai movement during 20 years who could better my knowledge of his actual words and teachings, as V.K. Narasimhan was also well aware, which is why he insisted on me writings so many articles in Sanathana Sarathi (he was its editor. While I had originally sought to help explain away the many discrepancies and inaccuracies, sweeping generalizations and wild ideas – which readers of the journal wrote they liked, I began to examine them in a much more even-minded manner.

On this sound basis, I have become convinced that Sathya Sai Baba is NOT pure, certainly NOT only full of love and understanding (though often charming, smiling, and agreeable when it suits his aims), NOT himself a practitioner of exclusive non-violence (even against even small boys, and the students he let be assassinated), is NOT truthful in far too many things to list in brief.

Without becoming laughably inconsistent, we cannot to my mind say that God is in everyone and everything, yet hold that only Sai Baba is able to will anything that happens, as Sai himself says and many devotees repeat a lot. That speaks only of invalid logic, irrational belief and a weak will. What I write, for example, cannot have been predetermined independently of my conscience and will. We all choose how much or little we are willing to learn, grow, rethink, transform ourselves and express our inherent values. Regarding divinity as in everyone (SSB holds that everything is divine), we then all must be partakers in the scenario and agents of its development… within the limits set by those cosmic laws that govern us all. If everything is to be accepted as a gift from God, whatever it is, it will include this writing! But there is no need for any God to affirm that everything I publish here IS true to the very best of my knowledge. Much is based on copious notes made at the time (many scanned for viewing here) and I have cross-checked everything I can.

How can terrible wrong-doing possibly make what Sathya Sai Baba is doing basically good? He has, as almost everyone else alive, done some good. But in my view, the good of anything does not lie mainly in quantity of works (one man can at best only do what the hours allow, even Sathya Sai Baba ) but in the quality and extent of the integrity with which it is done. This integrity is what is constantly and most seriously in question here. More than the lion’s share of my praise would go to those guileless followers who do all the work for him anyhow.

One of Sathya Sai Baba ‘s most well-know aphorisms is ‘silence is the language of realisation’. Nonetheless, Sai Baba himself talks a great amount, ever holding long and drawn-out discourses. In the world, language is a personal, social and economic necessity for the great majority of people. Since we have to live in the world, however little we may be worldly-attached in spirit, we can at best try to say whenever possible only what is true and what it is necessary to make known. The danger is, though, that by not being ourselves and not allowing self expression – saying what we really feel and think – an air of unreality hangs around us, even until we can hardly breathe. This false atmosphere is not always noticed until it envelops a group of persons, such as is very often the case at ashrams and in religious communities. Blind followers wish only to hear whatever supports what they already believe, and in the social vacuum that this develops, one is so righteously ‘right-handed’ that soon one can’t even see recognise what one’s own left hand is doing.


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