Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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9/11 Twin Towers attack and Sathya Sai Baba’s claimed intervention!

Posted by robertpriddy on September 8, 2011

Dr. William Harvey, cover-up man for criminal sexual abuses by Sathya Sai Baba

Dr. William Harvey, cover-up man for criminal sexual abuses by Sathya Sai Baba

The official Sathya Sai Organization International Chairman Dr. Goldstein affronts the 9/11 victims’ memory by claiming that Sathya Sai Baba intervened to save his members’ lives (but not those of others)!

In a meeting in St. Louis in which Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday was celebrated on the wrong day – namely, 11th September -, the Sai Organization tried to use that terrortist attack tragedy to promote their guru!
Sathya Sai Baba always held that everything is The will of God, and further, that he was the godhead, the Deity even of all deities and often said with “all power is in my hand”. Interestingly, the terrorists who caused the WordlTrade Centre and pentagon disaster were intense believers in God and an afterlife… once can reflect fruitfully on what that implies if one has a truly inquiring mind.

In a live TV programme on Zona de Investigacion (Azul TV, Argentina), Dr. Michael Goldstein is reported on by the Argentinian journalist and TV director, Agnostelli as follows: Dr. Michael Goldstein “gave some news that left the sweating audience mute: “On September 11, the devotees that worked at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon didn’t go to work that day or were late getting to their jobs. Thanks to our beloved Bhagavan,’ pontificated Goldstein, ‘all the New York and Washington devotees are safe.’ I shuddered to think that the public might applaud the news. But nobody did. Baba’s divine powers only benefit those faithful to him, or was this news passed on to avoid more desertions?”

In the same programme, Leonard Gutter, Central Coordinator of the South American Sathya Sai Organizations, said: “Baba’s love encompasses all: There were 50,000 people working at the Towers and only 3,000 died; then Baba saved 47,000, not only devotees. Each person has his own karma: that was the destiny of those who died there.” The TV programme (first part) is transcribed here]
An article by Alejandro Agnostelli entitled ‘Divine Sin’ reflects the contents of the Azul TV programme

The deluded conjectures by Dr. Goldstein and Leonardo Gutter towards all those whose dear ones died in ther Twin Towers catastrophe and the total lack of judgement and blind faith beyond all reason it expresses is not in the least uncommon among Sathya Sai followers. See more about Dr. M. Goldstein here.

Dr. William Harvey is a member of the top policy-making ‘Prashanthi Council’ of the International Sathya Sai Organization. (Note: He is not to be confused with the US male nurse William M. Harvey, CRNA).  He spoke at the Sai Public Meeting in St. Louis, September 11, 2005, prematurely – and for no valid calendar reasons – celebrating Sathya Sai Baba’s 80th birthday (11/23) and the announcement of the Mayor that 9/11 is officially Sathya Sai Baba day in St. Louis! (see here – if unavailable see here) The report of Dr. Jack Feely, Regional President, Mid-Central Region US stated: “The program was held at the 1904 World’s Fair Pavilion, a magnificent open-air shelter in the center of Forest Park. The 1300-acre park, considered the “Crown Jewel” of the city, was a picturesque setting worthy of a public program about Sathya Sai Baba, the Divine Crown Jewel of the universe. (see here if unavailablesee here) ”The Sai Organization proclaimed that they had sent “personal letters of invitation went out to 49 professors of philosophy and theological studies of the major universities and colleges in the area, followed up with telephone message reminders. Press releases went to the major TV and radio stations, along with the major newspapers. Quarter-page ads promoting the meeting were put in a widely distributed spiritually oriented newspaper. That same paper accepted a 700-page article about Sathya Sai Baba and His teachings.”

Before introducing the speakers, Dr. Jack Feely, regional president, asked the guests to join in a silent prayer for those who lost their lives, were hurt, or lost loved ones during the tragedy of 9/11 four years earlier. Dr. William Harvey, a member of the Prasanthi Council, was the first speaker. He focused his talk on the life and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba. He began his presentation by explaining to the attendees, “It is our belief that viewed from a cosmic prospective there are no accidents and that everything happens for a reason, though it is often not obvious to us at the time. Hence, we can assume that everyone present here today is destined to be here and to be a part of this event.”

The TV programme (first part) is transcribed here
An article by Alejandro Agnostelli entitled ‘Divine Sin’ reflects the contents of the Azul TV programme   More links about the Argentinian TV programme are here and here

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Sai Baba’s Distance and Unapproachability – a reminder

Posted by robertpriddy on September 8, 2011

During all his life, Sathya Sai Baba’s behaviour at darshan set up considerable hurdles to the understanding and did not exactly make for a feeling of overflowing divine acceptance and love. Rather, Sai Baba seemed to aim to confuse and bamboozle people as much as possible… it helped to sustain the belief in his “inscrutability” (claimed to be divine inscrutability, of course!). Those who claimed to experience his love (subjectively), when one got to know them better, very often turned out to be people who are impressionable, who seem to hold out-of-touch views on many matters, and are imprecise in their words and inaccurate in reporting or remembering things. Sathya Sai Baba continually drummed into his audience that he was the only embodiment of pure love, he loved everyone, everyone loved him, none could compare with him as a lover of all beings and the entire cosmos… which became a delusion all who became attacked to his or his environment one had to uphold at all times – to contradict it was to be excluded entirely. All conformed in their opinions and beliefs very largely to that which is the expected minimum norm within the circle of committed followers and which was de rigeur for anyone aspiring to gain privileges or relative closeness to Sathya Sai Baba in person.

One can see Sathya Sai Baba’s attitude and bearing as feeling himself majestically ‘above it all’, or one can equally interpret this as the arrogance of a person with much social power and delusions of grandeur and a wildly exaggerated idea of his own knowledge and prophetic insight. It was more like the strictness of a distant headmaster who will never bide to be gainsaid, and indeed he never would tolerate being crossed in any manner, however trivial. A sense of his distance from others was often seen in the anxious servility in exchanges even between him and some of his most trusted office-bearers. Such persons, whether Indians or other VIPs – were mostly tight-lipped, unsmiling and unduly secretive persons, who concealed all possible internal matters having to do with Sai Baba, his organisation or other works from any but the chosen few. This obviously effected an unbridgeable social and mental-emotional gap between important Sai officials and ‘ordinary’ devotees, one to which there were very few exceptions in my experiences and in that of many others I knew. It had a signal effect on the whole hierarchy below Sai Baba, forming inner circles in the organization who were totally subservient to – and dependent for their position and privileges – on the International Chairman (originally Indulal Shah) – a kind of international jet-set elite who invited one another around the world to hold forth at conferences and who conferred mutually to keep quiet anything they can which might affect their own positions in Baba’s favour and within the organisation that bears his name.

The Sathya Sai Organization had no influence, on the yet higher echelons of power in Sai Baba’s hierarchy, the board members of his Sai Central Trust, who were largely not even controllable by him. Most of that clique remains – especially Srinivas, Ratnakara and Bhagvati and had been involved in bitter in-fighting over the Trust, its direction and wealth. They presided over the situation when Sathya Sai Baba was in intensive care and on life support. When being taken to the hospital under the supervision of the Trust and his young paramour Satyajit, Sathya Sai Baba cried out ‘Please help me’ to some devotees present while he was being taken to the hospital (Minister Nagi Reddy’s testimony). His trusted servitors on the Sai Trust discussed burying him alive… until they realized this would not be taken very well even by many followers! All the evidence of pre-planning for the funeral, casket, security, visits by luminaries etc. indicates most strongly that they decided among themselves well in advance that he should expire on Easter Sunday (i.e. disconnect him from his life support) to try to support the illusion many had that he was Christ come again… or, if not that, that he was the Father who sent Jesus to earth (as her openly pronounced in a famous discourse!). See also  Sai Trust: irregularities & secrecy on Sai Baba’s death  and  Sathya Sai Baba’s death and inscrutability

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