Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Vishal Arora – New Delhi Indian Journalist – on Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on September 19, 2010


The independent Indian journalist, Vishal Arora, decided to investigate the highly controversial Sathya Sai Baba, and also visited his ashram to see for himself what it is like and how people behave and think there. The results were
startling, to say the least.
 

from 'The Caravan' article 'The Land of Illusion' by Vishal Arora, Indian journalist.

Snippits from the text of Arora's article


Sathya Sai Baba miracle phenomena debunked

 

TANYA DATTA, who presented a BBC documentary on Sathya Sai Baba, encountered a similar climate [(to Arora)]:

“On my first visit to Puttaparthi in 2003, I came across signs in the hostel warning guests that they could be arrested for ‘anti-Sai Baba activities.’ Although I had never heard of this law, the message seemed clear. During the making of the film, it became apparent that the Sai Baba lobby harnesses significant clout within powerful circles. These vested interests conspire to silence criticism and isolate those victims brave enough to tell their stories of abuse.
Allegations against Sai Baba aren’t new. “When I first started investigating him, I found allegations of a sexual nature dating back to the 70s,” Datta said. “The only constant was that these claims had not been investigated by the authorities.”
The testimony of one of Sai Baba’s ex-devotees seems pretty damning. In a signed statement dated 21 March 2001, furnished to me by a Delhi-based lawyer, Kamini Jaiswal, American Al Rahm alleged that Sai Baba had sexually molested him and his son. Rahm, then 45, and his wife Marisa, then 44, believed for 26 years that Sai Baba was a living God. During those years they frequented his ashram.

The shocking acceptance of sexual abuse by leaders who believed Sathya Sai Baba did molest sexually! This included
a leading office-bearer, Berniece Mead and the ‘lunatic fringe’ multi-millionaire donor of a complete hospital to Sathya Sai Baba, Isaac Tigrett:-

In the spring of 1974, when Al Rahm was 18, he said he was called for a private interview with Sai Baba: He seemed able to read my thoughts and appeared to manifest some oil with the wave of his hand. He said he was going to heal a digestive problem. As he rubbed the oil on my solar plexus, he lowered my pants and applied it to my genitals. Then he hugged me and began to kiss me on the mouth while pulling his legs up firmly against my genitals. He told me that he was my pleasure. Finally… he said that I should never tell anyone because they would not understand. I thought he was telling me that all pleasure and all experiences came through our relationship with God. At the time I couldn’t believe that he would have any sexual desire towards me and that it must be a cosmic message. After all, he is Sai Baba, the one presidents, prime ministers, doctors and lawyers come to from around the world.After hearing the accusations, Rahm immediately phoned Dr William Harvey, a fellow officer in the organisation. Harvey called it a test of their faith. Rahm then met Michael Goldstein, Sai Baba’s international coordinator, who seemed torn by the news. He promised to investigate. But then he returned from India. “Swami responded by saying ‘Swami is pure,’” Goldstein allegedly said.“Goldstein lied and has lied for many years all the while keeping sexual allegations about Sai Baba from innocent families like ours who were later abused by Sai Baba,” Rahm continued. “It could have been avoided if he took his position responsibly and admitted to the people that there had been devotees come forward with complaints since as early as the 1970s.” 

Al Rahm also said he telephoned Berniece Mead, who headed Sai Baba’s young adult educational programme in the US. Rahm said Mead wasn’t surprised the allegations were sexual in nature: “It always is.” Then she quietly ended the call, saying, “I wish you the best.”
“Sai Baba has said that the king makes the laws but the king is above the law,” Rahm continued. “Devotees are brainwashed. Many of them believe [Alaya’s] entire story and then say, ‘Well, Baba is god so he can do whatever he wants.’”

Sathya Sai Baba's sexual invasions seen by followers as 'union'

 

Vishal Arora on Wikipedia



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