The Hindustan Times, 22nd Apl. states, “Doctors are making a last-minute effort to save the Baba.” The reports are getting more realistic, preparing for the announcement and all the arrangements that are being fought over, no doubt. Meanwhile the great myth about Sai Baba living into his 90s, as he has variously predicted (see here) – so “I can finish My Task” is no doubt to be blown apart, showing what a charlatan he was. See Sai Baba’s failed treatment + undercover probes
However, one of my Indian informants wrote (21st Apl):-
There are very strong , but unofficial and unconfirmed reports that Sai Baba died at 3.30pm yesterday India time ( wednesday…20th April )…most tv channels are reporting Sai Baba as “extremely critical”, and as ” all organs failed” and today morning’s medical bulletin has dropped the word “stable” and says “very critical”.
What my source did say is that there are a few strong indicators…4000 policemen and armed personnel deployed since yesterday evening in and around Puttaparthi, senior SB trust members Indulal Shah and PN Bhagavati rushed to Puttaparthi last evening, and the sb trust has asked 1000 seva dal volunteers to immediately rush to Puttaparthi…seemingly indicating something final has happened.
I also heard whispers that if at all possible, the SB trust would like to announce the event tomorrow as its Good Friday….so that the Jesus connect can be made and western devotees milked even further by turning PN into a world shrine…..meanwhile internal trust member squabbles are still at their peak…regarding who gets what, which could also be a reason an official announcement has not been made yet.
As zeenews.com explains today “Sajeeva Samadhi” is the practice of burying enlightened souls while they are still alive. The report about his Samadhi gains credence as members of the Sathya Sai Central Trust held a meeting today to discuss the Trust’s affairs in the wake of the Baba’s deteriorating health.” Knowing the clandestine and deceiving methods of the Sathya Sai Central Trust and most ashram officials, no possibility can be excluded.
That anyone can seriously even suggest that anyone should be buried ALIVE is so outrageous that one has to say “only in India” could this occur. The history of Indian ‘saints’, ‘godmen’ and other supposed holies apparently does actually recognize the value of such an event – the wilful interment of a living person by his own followers. That this is accepted without a public outrage in a democratic society which recognises human rights in theory, if all too poorly in practice, would amaze the world (should the world even notice it). The burial of Sai Baba will cause but a media ripple compared to the big waves that the Royal Wedding in UK is already building up. But Indian newspapers still promote the outdated idea that ‘millions of foreigners’ are devotees of Sai Baba. Perhaps there are a million of more-or-less devotees or ‘followers’, which is itself a very vague identification. To visit Sai Baba need not mean one ‘follows’ or even believes much in him, to take some interest neither so. The members of his organization abroad, though inflated purposely in every possible way, still only remains somewhere around the hundred thousand mark (see independent records).
It is reported widely that thousands of police are being drafted in to cope with the flood of devotees and the disturbances that are likely to occur (having already happened recently). This indicates that plans are well advanced for the announcement of the earthly end of Sai Baba, however this is done. That doctors are being rushed from the USA makes one ask, why not far, far sooner? The amount of money expended and dozens of top doctors and massive security was wasted on this controversial and widely-accused guru, and it is disgusting when one considers how most of the poor have hardly any health care or even the vital necessities of a proper living (other than the benefit of the sun’s warmth).
Express Buzz states: “The condition of the Baba has deteriorated. Most of his organs have suffered severe damage and stopped functioning. Doctors attending on him are making attempts to save the Baba. Let us pray,” state Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy told reporters in Hyderabad after a high-level meeting with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy in the Secretariat.”
Since most of his organs have stopped functions (including the liver) he would be clinically dead without intensive support. Does this not surely mean that the authorities are keeping him alive until such time as they consider it meet to disconnect him from all that ‘tricknology’ (as he calls it) and pronounce that he has ascended into wherever they choose to believe?
More desperate attempts at damage limitation? The attempt to save – at least in the eyes of Sathya Sai Baba believers – some kind of ‘spiritual credibility’ in events surrounding the death of the guru, it seems possible that a plan could have been devised by insiders earlier on that his death should take place on Good Friday so it might be seen by the indoctrinated to be a parallel to Jesus. The realization that he was dying does seem to have been gradually introduced, step by step, and it would not be impossible either to removed his life support on Good Friday – or in the event of his having deceased earlier, to keep him on ice (as it were) until about the time of the Crucifixion. If he dies tomorrow (Good Friday), the suspicion of manipulation will be increased. If not, we can write this off as a tentative conspiracy hypothesis which was not fulfilled!
The connection between Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus was established firmly by him in a discourse in 1972, where he declared that Jesus was his son, sent by himself to carry out the Christian mission – see full proof here. There has been a relative trickle of believing Christian to Sathya Sai Baba, and nothing will serve to convince the mainstream Catholic and Protestant churches to accept Sai Baba’s preposterous claims, nor even the many warring Christian based and related sects and cults. It has hitherto had the opposite effect, if anything, and this will no doubt continue… deeply-held beliefs are very hard to change or stamp out. This will surely apply to the largely Indian following of Sai Baba, but his star is certainly not on in the ascendancy. He is unknown to billions and his name hardly ever occurs in any world media other than Indian outlets. What Sai followers simply do not understand one bit is how offensive Sai Baba’s claims about Jesus are deeply offensive to Christians (or would be had they known about them). The knife cuts both ways, for any unification of religions in this respect is entirely out of the question, despite Sai Baba’s attempts to capitalize on such an ideal.
Some of Sai Baba’s plethora of incorrect statements, gaffes, absurd howlers and supposed ‘omniscient’ insights into the life and times of Jesus and Christianity are found here:
(1) Sai Baba on the Birth date of Jesus
(2) Sai Baba’s on Jesus’ own words about himself
(3) Sai Baba about Jesus’s sufferings
(4) Sai Baba on the early years of Jesus
(5) Sai Baba on Birth of Jesus/and 3 kings from the East
(6) Sai Baba on the Status of Jesus
(7) Sai Baba about (St.) Paul and the closest devotees of Jesus
(8) Sai Baba on Romans and Jews
(9) Sai Baba on Jesus and the term Persona
(10) Sai Baba on Jesus and animal sacrifice
(11) Sai Baba on Jesus and his disciples
(12) Sai Baba on Moses love of Jesus!
Among the most laughable examples of Sathya Sai Baba’s complete ignorance of Christian history is his statement about Moses’ love for Jesus (he was actually ignorant of the famous Biblical fact that Moses lived many centuries before Jesus!):-
See also Sathya Sai Baba’s belated Discovery of *Jesus*, his extraordinary 1972 Claim, and… *Jesus*, whose life was in danger. … in Jerusalem did not permit *Jesus* to go there. Like this … edited official public version as: “When *Jesus* was born, three Arabian kings visited