Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Sathya Sai Baba reveals what Jesus, the Three Kings etc. really said!

Posted by robertpriddy on January 4, 2011

Frontspiece of Sathya Sai Publications pamphlet

Frontspiece of Sathya Sai Publications pamphlet

1998 Xmas Discourse (Sandesh): In his traditional Christmas references to Jesus Christ, Sathya Sai Baba gives VERBATIM accounts within quotes of what each of the three ‘Arabian’ kings (or shepherds or Tibetans) said to Mother Mary, and not least too statements Jesus made to Paul! Not only did Paul never meet Jesus, but the alleged connection between them was Paul’s conversion experience describe it as miraculous, supernatural, or otherwise revelatory in nature. Some kind of ‘vision’ Paul had causing his conversion from a persecutor of Christians to a self-appointed ‘apostle’ (NOT one of the four apostles, of course). This all happened after Jesus’ crucifixion. The following quotations from Sathya Sai Baba (in brown text) are transcribed from the scans of the original publication, see below.

Initially, Paul hated Jesus - said Sathya Sai Baba

Excerpt from official Prashanthi Nilayam publication of Christmas Sandesh 1998

Initially, Paul hated Jesus. One day Jesus appeared in his dream and asked him lovingly, “PauI, what harm have I done to you, why do you criticise Me? All your travails are consequences of your own actions; I am not responsible for your suffering.” Then Paul was transformed and attained sainthood.

Comment: Sai Baba once again takes upon himself to quote the EXACT WORDS of Jesus, claiming that he knows everything about everyones past, present and future! Is it likely that any serious researchers, let alone any Christians, would take any notice at all of these self-appointed ‘omniscient’ ramblings about Christianity? These are far from being the only ‘howlers’ Sai Baba has granted to the world about Christianity (see also here)

from Christmas Sandesh - discourse by Sathya Sai 1998“When Paul went on accusing Jesus, He lovingly went up to him and gave him a pleasing smile. The sweetness of the nectarine smile of Jesus transformed the poisonous heart of Paul. Be always cheerful, even in times of adversities. Always put up a smiling face, never a castor-oil face. “Happiness is union with God”.”

Comment: Now we have Jesus going up to Paul and giving him a bit of the good old Sathya Sai Baba ‘smile’ that does the trick transforming poisonous hearts! A shame that the smiles have all disappeared from Sathya Sai Baba and are replaced by wooden and castor-oil faces! (See examples from his birthday in 2010 and more).

1998 Xmas discourse
“When it was decided that all the devotees of Jesus should be crucified along with Him, even His closest devotees, Peter, Matthew, and St. Paul refused to identify themselves as His followers.”

Comment: So Paul, who never accepted or met Jesus until after his death, is now presented as one of the disciples prior to his trial!. Quite a smart reinvention of history which has its charms too!
This is in the same genre of Sai ignorance as his claim that Moses.

Sathya Sai Baba on birth of Jesus and what the three kings of orient said

From 1998 Christmas Sandesh by Sathya Sai Baba - Prashanthi Nilayam publication

“When Jesus was born three Arabian kings came to see Him. They were overjoyed seeing the newborn babe. While returning, the first king said to Mary, “Mother, you have given birth to a child who loves God.” The second king said, “Mother you have given birth to a child who will be loved by God.” The third king said, “Mother Mary, your child is not different from God, both are one and the same.”

Comment: More verbatim reported speech with only 2000 years delay! Perhaps Sai Baba hopes that Nativity plays will be re-texted to fit his doctrine…. that all are not different but God one and the same. However, Sathya Sai Baba has given a totally different version of who the three ‘kings’ were: “It is said that when Jesus was born in a manger, three kings were led by a star to Jesus’s place of birth. In fact, they were not kings but three shepherds.” (25.12.1994). Sathya Sai Speaks XXVII, p. 296).

But then Sai Baba seems to endorse yet another identity for the three visitors: “And, the story says, there was a Star in the sky, which fell with a New Light, and this led a few Tibetans and others to the place where the Saviour was born.” (24.12.1972. Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.  XI, p. 343)

From 1998 Christmas Sandesh by Sathya Sai Baba - Prashanthi Nilayam publication

SSB yet again shows his complete ignorance of Christian origins

“The term Christmas has been derived from the roman language. Truly speaking, Christmas falls in the month of March, not in December. Since it is very cold in December and people are confined to their homes, they utilise this time to celebrate Christmas. Actually Jesus was born in the month of March. With the passage of time this fact has been distorted and misrepresented in the Bible.”

Comment: As he so often does, Sathya Sai Baba invents ‘facts’ to suit himself. He is unaware that there is no such term as ‘Christmas’ prefiguring Christmas anywhere in Roman Latin. The word ‘Christmas’ is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse (meaning “Christ’s Mass”). Origin: first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek Christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missa (the holy mass). In Greek, the letter Χ (chi), is the first letter of ‘Christ’, and together with the similar Roman letter X, has been an abbreviation for ‘Christ’ since the mid-16th century. Thus, Xmas is sometimes used as an abbreviation for Christmas.
Were this not enough, Sai Baba has on different occasions given a number of different dates for the birth of Jesus! In Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Dr. John Hislop records Sai Baba as stating: “Christ was born on 24’th December near midnight” (page 110). However, we read the authenticated statement that Jesus born Sunday, 3.15 a.m/December 29th (-1 BC)

From 1998 Christmas Sandesh by Sathya Sai Baba - Prashanthi Nilayam publication

“When Jesus reached this stage, He had no suffering at all; He was always blissful and was prepared foil anything. Even at the time of crucifixion, he was smiling, because he realised that He was not the body.”

Comment: Interesting information  that Sathya Sai Baba pretended to ‘manifest’ a crucifix from a piece of the original cross (he said) “shows Christ as he really was at the time he left his body, not as artists have imagined him or as historians have told about him“… not a happy smile at all! (See photo and account here)

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