Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

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Sathya Sai Baba death date in serious doubt

Posted by robertpriddy on April 28, 2011

My Indian informant has provided the following information and informed viewpoints:

The casket (coffin) ordered ordered March 29 (i.e. long before the announcement of the death on April 24 and even while all doctors were making most positive prognoses about the guru’s health

The casket (coffin) ordered ordered March 29 (i.e. long before the announcement of the death on April 24 and even while all doctors were making most positive prognoses about the guru’s health

“If one reads the messages on the Sai Baba News Forum, posted by close devotees and Sai Baba students, it’s  very clear from them that around the 4th April – and again around the 20th April – there was major upheaval; and Sai Baba was believed to be dead. It’s fairly obvious that during these 15 days the Sathya Sai Central Trust was grappling with the inner finances control affairs and trying to keep the news covered over. But from most of the direct news from Puttaparthi (as reported by close Sai-devotees/students) and from the sequence of medical bulletins, between April 4th to April 20th, The Central Trust maintained the same “stable,  but critical and vital parameters nearly normal” announcements. By mid April the “final news” had spread everywhere, so top politicians, top medical experts were flown in, the “sanjeeva samadhi” (burial while alive) news came in by 20th. The Seva Dal (Sai Baba’s own service organization at Prashanthi Nilayam) actually reported that Sai Baba’s body had finally stopped functioning by 3.30pm April 20th.

If one views all this in the context of the casket being enquired about already on or about the 29th of March…frantically ordered by 3 am, through multiple phone calls ( April 4th/5th), and that the so-called “sanjeeva samadhi” (burial alive) reports surfaced by April 20th,  the sequence is logically consistent with the suspicion that Sai Baba was already dead. When he actually died – what was the role of the politicians, trust members, trust doctors in keeping him “alive” – can be guessed at by all independently-minded persons. Most probably,  Sai Baba died long before April 27th and the powers-that-be had tried to hide it AND made at least 2 attempts to “officially” announce it between April 4/5th and April 20th, under some pretext or other.   For whatever reason it is likely that April 27th was when Trust matters were agreed upon through compromises? There are murky and fishy matters here, like the coordinated timings of otherwise unpredictable events, including how politicians and VVIPs planned in advance to travel to the funeral and ‘pay their dues’.”

The choice of an “Easter announcement” is suspicious. The supposed death day Easter Sunday (when Christ is believed to have resurrected from death!) knowing how the Trust people believe (in their mistaken ‘true belief’ and chauvinism) that many Christians are (or may become) very sympathetic towards Sai Baba (and a source of possible future donations). Even perhaps because it was India’s national icon and cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday fell on April 24th and, him being a devotee, the Trust could thereby milk a great amount of positive and sympathetic media attention .

The utterly scandalous behaviour of the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patil in endorsing Sathya Sai Baba so publicly – considering what is known about him – has been criticized by numerous people. I recommed to read the blog by a rationalist, Rajeesh, entitled CONDEMN and PROTEST Fundamentalist Role of Indian Government violating Secularism

Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization
See also Devotee attacks on the Sai petition and petitioners

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Lewis Kreydick and Gerald Joe Moreno – disinformation in the Rahm court case

Posted by robertpriddy on April 28, 2011

An Orange County, California, lawsuit concerning alleged sexual abuses by Sathya Sai Baba had to be self-dismissed for technical reasons by Alaya Rahm. It transpired that there was no accountable registered organization in the USA to indict and an indictment of Sathya Sai Baba was disallowed by the judge because he is in India. When the matter was cleared, Dr. Michael Goldstein – International Chairman of the Sathya Sai organization – issued a secret circular directing all national Sathya Sai Organizations to ensure they were registered and legally accountable (though this has not yet been adequately done). See here

Stymied Alaya Rahm USA court case

The Sathya Sai Society of the USA – a charitable fund – had as its front a bookshop hosting a charitable trust, which did not represent the organization or its officials. Alaya Rahm’s attempt to get a legal decision had to be self-dismissed without any hope of it coming to judgement. (See

Sathya Sai Baba’s key internet defender
of Sai Baba and his organization etc., Gerald Joe Moreno tendentiously distorts the facts of the lawsuit in every possible way- as he does in his attacks on every one of the scores of young men who have alleged sexual abuse by Sai Baba. Evidently in deep denial himself after a long period of confusion after being ‘oiled on the lower stomach’ in private himself and his former  belief that Sai Baba was a sexual abuser, Moreno tried his utmost in every possible forum (such as Wikipedia) to cast doubt on the result of the Rahm court case. His main attack was to publicise the testimony of Lewis Kreydick, a US devotee who claimed to have been a close confidante of Alaya Rahm during the period he was allegedly sexually abused by Sai Baba. The untruthful deposition by the devotee of Sai Baba, Lewis Kreydick had no effect whatsoever on the decision of Alaya Rahm to withdraw his case, and it was never actually heard in court – it was merely a delivered deposition (also unavailable from the Clerk of Court to other than the parties involved!).  The withdrawal of Alaya Rahm’s case was purely because his attorney could not find any person or accountable body to answer to the Alaya Rahm’s suit. He fully maintains these claims. There is nothing proved against them. So Alaya Rahm’s case was never actually put to the legal test. For reasons former devotee lawyers in the USA and elsewhere are having trouble in understanding, Rahm’s attorney embarked on the case only to discover that there was no legally incorporated entity to sue. Rahm could not sue Sathya Sai Baba in India mainly because Sai Baba has long been protected from all court petitions by the High Chief Justice P.N. Bhagwati – his foot-kissing devotee of decades – and then PM Narasimha Rao and his Home Minister S.B. Chavan.

Kreydick’s main point was that Alaya never mentioned the abuses to him. Yet, in the television documentaries, Alaya stated that he believed, at the time of the abuses, that if he spoke about them his family would reject him.  Lewis Kreydick’s deposition is that of a blindly subjective devotee who attempted to slur Alaya Rahm. Kreydick claimed that he was a close friend and advisor to Alaya and made constant speculations about Alaya’s state of mind (repeatedly objected to by Rahm’s attorney), claiming he could not have been abused and unhappy because he was all smiles. The attempt was to sully Alaya’s character (and, disgracefully, that of his mother, too!).  This was heartless. Kreydick’s testimony totally disregarded the situation that Alaya was going through a tremendous inner upheaval while having to put up a brave face. Experts in sexual abuse attest that abusees, in the face of a situation too painful to admit fully into consciousness, can hide the turmoil about a situation beneath smiles. Here was an individual, knowing the terrible consequences in a US court should anyone perjure themselves, striving to tell his story of a very confusing and traumatic sexual abuse by his former guru, whom he had been raised to regard as God.

According to relatives who have contacted the exposé, Lewis Kreydick is a shady character who they say was suspected and indicted for murder of his own parents, but was saved by his lawyers, and who fled to the feet of Sathya Sai Baba for forgiveness.  Moreno even claimed, against all evidence, that the decision by Alaya Rahm somehow vindicated Sathya Sai Baba as not having been a sexual abuser! Alaya Rahm has NEVER withdrawn his allegations. Nor have his supporters, who are many among ex-devotees of Sai Baba in the USA and elsewhere, doubted his claims in the least. No judgement naming Sathya Sai Baba was given, in fact no verdict other than case self-dismissed was given. Gerald Joe Moreno has written extremely extensively on the Internet about this case, and none of it stands up to reasonable scrutiny. He continues with his fanatical and obsessive attempts to discredit, smear and assassinate character to all who have voiced criticism of Sathya Sai Baba, on whatever count. His chief method is ad hominem attack, besides systematically doubting the integrity of every critic (there are hundreds!), refusing without any contrary evidence to accept whatever proofs or testimonies they deliver. He calls nearly all of them liars over and again. The people he attacks were mostly known in the Sathya Sai movement as strongly motivated to do social service and held high all human values.

Moreno’s life has for about 5 years revolved around the work of the critics to the exclusion of anything else, as far as one can see. He certainly suffers from physiological denial syndrome to a high degree… even though he admits to the oiling by Sai Baba in private of his lower stomach (whatever that really implies) caused him to be sexually inhibited for years afterwards, though he claimed to have no idea of the reason for Sai Baba to do it. Many others have testified in public – and many more in private – to the reason… which is grooming to see whether sex is a possibility! Moreno’s reply to the many testimonies and all the supporting evidence is to attack and try to humiliate those many boys and young men who have already been put through such humiliating events by the self-proclaimed God Almighty.

Moreno’s attacks on former devotees in regard to the Hislop letters

Gerald Moreno sustains his futile on-line denials of the authenticity of the Hislop letters and their substance This, even though he was totally rebutted in his web campaign to prove that the Hislop letters were fake by Timothy Conway’s affidavit confirming their existence in scans and the accuracy of transcripts of them. He has attacked Mrs. Payne (Diana Scott) for not replying to his e-mail to her! What brazen insolence… for she no doubt knew from reading his publication of many e-mails he sent and received to testifiers to Sai Baba sex abuse how he uses their replies to twist the facts, to vilify them and call them liars and yet worse. He cast his perennial suspicions on whether Terry Lee Scott was actually sexually abused, as he has done in heartless and insulting attacks on every single person who has testified to sexual abuse– including at least 30 instances by self-identified persons. Moreno points out that the Sai College authorities dismissed Terry Scott “in disgrace” as if this were for some other fact than his having accused Sai Baba of sexual impropriety towards himself and his friends. The supposed ‘disgrace’ was the reaction of Sai Baba’s corrupt henchmen because he even dared to speak up… for it is strictly verboten to make the slightest criticism of the one they all worship as the one God Incarnate on earth.

Full information on Gerald Joe Moreno is found here

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Sathya Sai Central Trust disinformation

Posted by robertpriddy on April 28, 2011

The Sathya Sai Central trust gave an hour long press conference. As usual it was marked by bland unsubstantiated statements meaning nothing, with no supplementary questions allowed. The press corps left very unsatisfied with the Trust for not answering questions. The Chandigarth Tribune, among many other prominent Indian newspapers, published much the same facts I reported in my previous blog. A brief excerpt follows:-

Casket ordered 20 days before Baba’s death!
Suresh Dharur/TNS Hyderabad, April 27
Hours after the burial of Sathya Sai Baba, a major controversy broke out over the coffin procured by the ashram authorities. It has emerged that the casket was ordered on April 4, almost three weeks before the demise of Baba.
The revelation, made before the media by a Bengaluru-based supplier of caskets, has come as a major embarrassment for the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) which is already facing public criticism for its alleged non-transparent style of functioning.
The disclosure has triggered several disturbing questions about the functioning the Trust and the way it handled Baba’s health condition. Questions are being raised as to why the casket was ordered on April 4 when the official bulletins kept insisting that Baba’s condition was stable. Why was the order routed through Hyderabad? Did the authorities fear the worst, but continued to mislead the devotees?

The Sathya Sai Central Trust made the following statements, the truth of many of which are in quite extreme doubt:-

“1. The trust owns hospitals, schools etc, all run for charity, and hence no question of there being a commercial value on these lands, as no money is made from them

2. All financial matters are audited and sent to the government, in the last 4 years the trust received an average of Rs 130 crores per year and had expenses of around Rs 75 crores, so it is quite a modest trust.

3. Sai Baba was perfectly fine till his last few days and till he was admitted on March 28th, he was carrying on all his activities normally and was in perfect mental state to make all his decisions. He choose to have his own doctor before March 28th, and the trust had nothing to do with it. We presume that whatever medication that was given, if at all there was any before March 28th, would have been taken by him normally.

4. After March 28th, the best possible treatment was given to him by a team of experts, but he did not recover. Twice a day medical bulletins were issued on his health and its there for all to see.

5. There is no question of a successor to Sai baba as Chairman of the trust, at the moment…but, the trust will meet soon and decide on all policy matters including administration, check signing authority etc.

6. There is no “will” left by Sai baba as far as we know. Sai Baba had nothing in his own name to leave a will. All issues regarding his trust are recorded in the statute of the trust, and we the trustees appointed personally by him, have the responsibility of running it as per the statute after his lifetime.

7. The Trust did not order any casket for Sai baba on April 4th. A devotee had supplied it to the hospital after his death on April 27th.”

The Sathya Sai Organization and the Central Trust are extremely tight-lipped, autocratic, top-down and secretively clandestine. They do not admit of questions at conferences, unless prepared by well-instructed ‘stooges’, which many devotees are willing to perform, so indoctrinated are they.

As to the many and diverse allegations against Sathya Sai Baba and his institutions, he has instructed that no one should reply to them or get involved, saying that if one goes into the gutter one will get dirty, or words to that effect. However, he did allow his main internet and radio propagandist, Dr. G. Venkataraman (a key SS Central Trust member), to reply in a very lengthy, rambling and non-documented disingenuous article, which can be seen here along with the step-by-step and documented rebuttal by myself and Barry Pittard. See The Sathya Sai Organization’s Deception and Propaganda exposed

In addition to this, the Sathya Sai authorities have silently endorsed the full-time character assassination attempts by Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno (who claims not to be even a devotee of SB, though he has devoted his life to the dirty task for about 7 years so far). He has created websites and blogs against many dissidents with titles like “Robert Priddy Deceptions Exposed”, and worked tirelessly to get them high on search engines. I have countered the contrived and insubstantial – but very lengthy – sites and blogs against me at my blog Robert Priddy Not Exposed. A better exemplar of all that the teachings of Sai Baba condemns and of untruthful denial (he was molested illegally by Sai Baba in private, he has himself described what occurred and his confusion about it, though he considered it a blessing! Despite a period where he thought Sai Baba to be a sexual abuser!”) All this can be summarily viewed from the page GERALD MORENO at the head of this blog.

All documented available  information about the Sathya sai Organisation one could desire

Second OPEN LETTER to the PRASHANTHI COUNCIL on the organization’s support of libels Also ignored, demonstrating the passive acceptance of libels and character assasination by Moreno made on their behalf.

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