The death of Sathya Sai Baba was wrongly predicted by him, he did not live into his 90s as he prophesies on numerous occasions! Yet another false boast, and one which confounds all the devotees who blindly believed his words and in his divinity. He died a sick man, in more sense than one! The BBC has announced his death, but adds that he has been accused of fraudulent miracle tricks and sexual abuses. This is an epitaph that will always follow him and, as researchers and historians collect and study the evidence, the accusations and the reason Sai Baba avoided prosecution will become evident and a permanent part of his otherwise largely bogus ‘story’.
How did he actually die? Ah! That is the multi-crore rupee question. The medical report states Cardio-respiratory failure. Now that is very neutral medical terminology, but what caused this breathing and heart failure? This happens if one is taken off vital life support. So did he jump or was he pushed? Your guess is as good as mine… those who really know will be tighter than clams if it was a deliberate act by those in charge. If he jumped, then it fitted in extremely well with all the massive planning of the authorities for a big screen send-off, new helicopter pads for VIPs all preparing to descend just today! A miracle of timing from Vishnu Baba, reclining on his serpent bed on the sea of milk? If there is any body one cannot trust in India (rhetorical) then it is certainly the Sathya Sai Central Trust and their minions!
See the legally invalid ‘death certificate’ issued by Dr. Safaya here (The Case of the Missing Death Certificate) after which Dr. Safaya resigned his post due to undue pressures that had been put upon him! In fact, ‘heart failure’ is not itself a sufficient description of the cause of feath. That Sai Baba had lost weight (reportedly was only 28 lbs.) and suffered multiple organ failures is consistent with what most of his victims suspect, that he died of AIDS, hence the mighty cover-up of all details of his hospitalization, duration and nature of his illness and what a proper account would reveal!
As I suspected in my blog yesterday, his death is announced on the day that it is widely believed (imaginatively) that Jesus was resurrected – Easter Sunday – suspecting those in power around him to have kept him on support so they could disconnect him on just this day. It seems to make a bigger splash than the crashing fact that he has died and ‘prematurely’ (according to himself). However, he has died and no resurrection is reported! Still, one should not be surprised if some fantasists claim to have seen him risen and in the flesh… there are plenty of lunatics among the indoctrinated and deluded believers in his self-proclaimed divinity and even his most bizarre and beyond-all-credibility miracles!
Take the story that The Times of India put out yesterday as example of ‘fringe lunacy’! How could a major newspaper spread such preposterous rumours (under the cover of ‘reporting’) as “Baba said he would return stronger”? Answer: because it pulls in a mass of desperately hoping devotee readers and sells the paper very well. It may be also partly due to the shadow of Justice Bhagwati – a corrupt Supreme Court ex-judge who is involved with the Times of India and has for decades been a Sai Baba official too Here is the Times of India’s report:-
PUTTAPARTHI: Did Sathya Sai Baba have premonition 10 years ago that he would fall seriously ill? Yes, claim his followers. According to them, Sai Baba had predicted in 2000 that he would be indisposed for 40 days but would come back strong to give darshan to his devotees.
This was revealed in a book ‘Tapovanam — Bhagawan Sri Sathya Saibaba Satcharitra Nityaparaya-nam’ in which the author Jandhyala Venkateswara Sastry has written an essay on Baba’s ill-health. Sai Baba had told his students at his Sai Shruti ashram in Kodaikanal in 2000: ”Though most of my disciples fall at my feet, they don’t know my real value. A time would come when I would vanish and take a walk across the skies. During that phase, my body would face serious health problems and devotees would be desperately praying for my recovery.”
This Indian sastri lives in cloud-cuckoo land, which is well-populated with Sathya Sai worshippers, including a large number of Indian gurus and swamis. Only one or two have bravely spoken out against Sathya Sai Baba, for they mostly wanted to believe in India’s top dog avatar, while others dared not stand forth due to the extreme harassment that prominent critics have faced in India – especially the world-famous sceptic, Basava Premanand.
One of my correspondents just mailed me this perceptive comment: “Now after his death the inner circle will do all their best to protect his image of an avatar or at least a saint as it is a vital factor for the future donations and pilgrims attraction. On the other hand, it is a good point for journalists and historians to focus on SSB as he was with all his stuff. This is an opportunity for critical voices to be heard. But a real breakthrough in our knowledge of what happened in SSB’s kitchen is possible only if someone from the inner circle is deprived of its share in multi-billion dollar empire. Then we will have someone who is ready to speak out before he is killed.”
VIEW THESE EXCERPT TRANSCRIPTS AND LINKS TO SHORT VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE BBC TV DOCUMENTARY ‘THE SECRET SWAMI‘:-
01) SATHYA SAI BABA’S ‘PRODUCTION’ OF THE GOLDEN LINGAM
02) HIS COLLAPSE AFTER THE STRAIN & HIS EXPLANATION AFTERWARDS
03) DR. MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN DISCUSSES THE SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SAI BABA
04) DR. MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN STATES THE SAI ORGANISATION’S FAITH ABOUT SAI BABA
05) ISAAC TIGRETT DISCUSSES THE SEX ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SAI BABA
06) INDIAN EX-MINISTER OF EDUCATION, M.M. JOSHI, ON THE SEX ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SAI BABA
07) INTERVIEW WITH THE EX-HOME SECRETARY OF ANDRHA PRADESH
08) VERY CLOSE DEVOTEES TESTIFY – SAI BABA’S SEX ABUSE AND DIRE THREATS ETC.
09) SOME CLOSE BEDFELLOWS OF SATHYA SAI BABA\
10) THE US STATE DEPARTMENT WARNING ON SATHYA SAI BABA CONFIRMED BY THE BBC
The Presenter of the BBC Documentary, Tanya Dutt (Datta) has written the BBC obituary of Sathya Sai Baba here
ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW – OR DID NOT DARE TO ASK – ABOUT SATHYA SAI BABA IS FOUND HERE