Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

‘Spiritual gurus’ (esp. Sai Baba) voted down by Indian TV audience

Posted by robertpriddy on June 29, 2011

CNN-IBN’s Face the Nation debated the issue “Sathya Sai Trust under scanner – Is spirituality an industry?”, with special reference to Sathya Sai Baba, whose huge secret hoards of gold, silver and currencies plus much more was recently revealed.  Hosted by top TV journalist Sagarika Gosh-Sardesai, Face the Nation is one of the most watched programs in India were invited panelists discuss some key issue, The audience is eventually invited to vote through text messages or emails. Several millions vote every night and a percentage result is given. Yesterday the vote on the issue pertaining largely to Sai Baba showed all of 87% of viewers critical of gurus with money.

In some ways, the issue of the intercepted cash camouflaged much more serious issues. The Sai Trust has already been instructed that it must give up its complete non-transparence of finances in any case. But, for example, one can but wonder what the audience would have voted had the REAL deceptions issue been broached, namely, what happened behind the intense security around Sai Baba who could not even be seen by his relatives when in intensive care? Who was in control and why was the casket and embalming information ordered weeks before he wads declared dead. Did he die naturally or was he disconnected from the life support on Easter Sunday for show, and by whom?

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See the exceptional FTN program here. As a preliminary to the Face the Nation debate, CNN-IBN Editor in Chief Rajdeep Sardesai put some tough questions to Sathya Sai trust lawyer Naganand on the most watched News program in the country “India at 9”. Both Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Gosh-Sardesai were quite critical of the Sathya Sai trust

Most of India’s national TV channels are doing major shows on the Sai Baba matter since it has become prime time material. The hostility of audiences based on the revelations about Sathya Sai Baba and the battles within the Sai Trust makes a striking change from previous treatment of him and his minions in most of India’s media for many years. This bodes ill for the future of the Sai Baba ashrams and all the institutions originally generated from them. Though powerful political manipulators – right to the top in Indian government for decades – helped Sai Baba escape justice and major exposure within India itself, much of the can of worms – as long known to thousands of ex-followers – has opened and cannot easily be closed.


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