Dr. G. Venkataraman’s delusions and cynical cover up
Posted by robertpriddy on January 26, 2011
Dr G. VENKATARAMAN former adviser to India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (working in connection with nuclear weaponry, of all things), Deputy Chairman of the Prashanti Council currently teaches at the Institute and is Director of the Prashanti Digital Studio and Radio Sai Global Harmony.
He has deluded himself that Sathya Sai Baba created the entire Universe (even though he has studied physics – though clearly not the critical philosophy of science). He holds that Sai Baba created evolution itself! He has certainly not studied his Grayling nor neurophilosophy, nor even understood Dawkins’ ground-breaking popular book The Selfish Gene. Venkataraman suffers from typical Indian religious spiritualism with its in-built aversion to all genuine self-critical thinking. Believing in most Indian mythology as fact, he is wonder-struck by Sathya Sai Baba…
Dr. Venkataraman has taken upon himself the role as the principal official Sai Baba defender on the Internet of Sai Baba against the world-wide allegations of sexual abuse and being an accomplice to murders and their cover-up. He also endorses fraudulent claims of ‘materializations’ (many of which were definitively not such), plus many documented lies by Sai Baba, false promises and self-serving (mostly failed) prophesies and predictions and massive, ignorance of much of human knowledge plus unsurpassed, self-aggrandisement…
Not exactly a hard-up man by any measure having held top posts in India – Dr. G. Venkataraman has been given a brand new, expensive car by Sathya Sai Baba out of funds donated to help the poor and needy (NOTE SB claims to own nothing at all! (Click here to see the official website announcement of the gift of 5 cars to 5 fat cats). This is what devotees’ donations (including large sums by my wife and I) – intended for the uplift of the poor and suffering – are evidently used for more and more, i.e. helping rich and influential Indians! Dr. Venkataraman should have been too ashamed to accept it or at least had the moral decency to give it to help the poor instead!
THE COVER-UP OF VERY WIDELY-TESTIFIED FACTS: Dr. G. Venkataraman claims he has never found any student who said he was sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba. However, seeing he is the top VIP defending Sathya Sai Baba in every possible respect – and seeing that students have been brutally murdered at Prashanthi Nilayam in 1993 at the very least – one would not expect abused students to confide in this compromised person. Unlike Barry Pittard and myself, as we have stood forth to defend those abused by Sai Baba, including personal friends, and promised strict confidentiality to all who do not wish their names to be made public… with the result that numerous sexually abused young men and Sai students have confided in us.
Read about the propaganda and disinformation put out by Venkataraman:-
The following screen captures show two UNESCO pages [both incidentally still found archived on-line – click on the following links UNESCO’s Media Advisory concerning Sathya Sai Baba and UNESCO’s Note of Withdrawal from sponsorship of a Sathya Sai Baba arrangement for educationalists. It was not primarily the high-handed way the Sai officials decided to shunt UNESCO into the ashram instead of a less devotional setting that UNESCO complained about, it was the sexual abuses attributed to him and investigated by them sufficiently to take the remarkable step of announcing the fact (not done by such international bodies without very good reason!).
Dr. G. Venkarataman’s attempts to cover up the facts carefully checked by UNESCO with alleging victims of sexual abuse before issuing their advisory. He claimed these URLs were removed after intervention at top diplomatic levels, holding that they defame his Lord and Master, Sathya Sai Baba. However, the facts as stated by UNESCO to the BBC are that the removal was merely of the nature of a site renovation and that UNESCO does not regret having posted the two pages (screen capture are preserved below, in case Indian minister or their UN Sai-devotee diplomat, Deputy General Secretary Shashi Tharoor, applies to get the archived URLs removed too). Click on ‘To Know More’ above to view Notice of Withdrawal by UNESCO
The said pages are stored on the internet wayback archive, (but when the site is busy it can sometimes take some time to open)
The wayback page which links to the above is at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/www.unesco.org/education/highlights/media_advisory.htm