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 is claimed to resurrect soon

Posted by robertpriddy on April 27, 2011

The Times of India published another version of the ‘Sathya Sai Baba will resurrect himself after 41 days’ story again because of a disturbance caused by a devotee who went on n a hunger strike to try to stop the burial. (see inset) The article continued:- “The woman, who hails from Bhimavaram, sat on a hunger strike in protest against the Trust decision to perform the last rites of Baba on Wednesday. “If he’s not buried, he would resurrect and give darshan to lakhs of devotees again. He doesn’t want to be buried. He had told me this when he appeared in my dream,” she said. Another devotee Tappuri Sai also created a stir by alleging that the body kept in glass casket was not that of Baba and that Sai Baba would come back again. Claiming himself to be head of the seventh peetham, Tappuri Sai said Sai Baba had gone away to complete some `unfinished agenda’.”

Comment: Devotees held that this means that he intended to live until he was in his 90s, but now the Sathya Sai Organization accepts he is dead and gone and has concocted an answer for the puzzled and distraught devotees as to why he died at age 85 (by Indian reckoning); namely, he was supposed to be calculating in lunar – not calendar – years. I shall return to this desperate and deeply flawed rationalization in my next blog.

As to the resurrection claim, The Times of India earlier wrote “Baba said he would return stronger”? as follows:-

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.”

Further comment: Tappuri Sai may have noticed that the hair of Sai Baba as seen through the glass looks suspiciously like a wig, compared to his extreme thinning visible during his birthday. Undertakers do work on the appearance of the corpse with many techniques, of course. Sai Baba’s hair has been the object of great attention throughout his life; once it began to go grey. He did a miracle and turned it back to black, saying it would never turn grey again. (The said miracle is also surely known as black dye).

In 1998 V.K. Narasimhan told me that Sathya Sai Baba had told him definitively that he had not had his hair cut for 20 years! However, photos taken of Sathya Sai Baba through that period show clearly that (around 1993/4?) his hair was suddenly seen to be about 1/3 or less of the volume it normally had. Then it slowly grew out again. I was present at the ashram at that time and observed this closer crop of his hair. So Sathya Sai Baba can tell his followers anything he likes, whether true or not, accurate or not, and get away with it! There have been any number of photos showing Sathya Sai Baba before and after a haircut (though this fact is never mentioned by devotees, of course. The condition of his thinning hair in 2010 is shown here. Even from these photos, all taken within a few years after 2004, one can see that his hair has been trimmed, fashioned etc. It is claimed too by Indian skeptics that he dyes his hair to keep it black, as he once predicted it would always be, and that he suffers from a bad skin condition as a result.

Dr. G. Venkataraman is one of Sathya Sai Baba’s most important representatives as head of Radio Sai, board member on the Central Trust and Vice-President of the Prashanthi Council etc. He was a nuclear scientist who lost his son and was consoled and emotionally manipulated by Sai Baba afterwards. His case is a typical example of how educated persons can fall for the indoctrination and tricks of Sai Baba to believe virtually anything he was told by him.  He has declared that Sai Baba is the Creator of the Universe: see The Most Gullible Physicist Alive?

Dr. G. Venkataraman is not a poor man, having long  been employed in the Indian nuclear industry, yet he gratefully accepted a brand new free Japanese car from Sathya Sai Baba, knowing that the money came from donations by followers for the purpose of aiding the poor, the needy, the suffering and the uneducated!
See Donations to Sathya Sai Central Trust misused by/for directors etc.
Since the sex allegations broke he has denied their validity, but no abused student dare tell him the facts as Venkataraman was so close to the abuser himself and untrustworthy in an environment were ex-students were shot down by police within the ashram and many dissidents have been harassed and even had their houses burgled etc.!

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One Response to “Sathya Sai Baba is claimed to resurrect soon”

  1. razza4 said

    Hi Robert,

    I appreciate the work you have been putting into this site over the hectic past few days. As someone who is alone in my family in not believing in Sai Baba I would greatly appreciate it if you could elaborate on a way to disprove the claim that “Sai Baba lived for the appropriate time via the lunar calendar”. Initially I was making some headway with relatives by bringing up this failure of his prophecy but now they are throwing this lunar calendar rubbish in my face.

    This is also present on the official Sai Baba website

    http://www.sathyasai.org/swamihealth/swamiage.html

    If this was disproved it would be yet another blow in the already buried coffin…

    Regards

    (Robert Priddy. I have dealt with this in a blog today just as you suggest!)

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