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’s personality

Posted by robertpriddy on January 26, 2012

It would be interesting if any Sai devotes were able to refute (on any other basis that Sathya Sai Baba’s own claims about himself) that his own words and behaviour throughout his life fit very neatly into the descriptions of a God complex, megalomania, grandiosity, and narcissistic personality disorder. I happen to know the entire set of rationalizations that are used to exempt him from any sane critics, having defended him from some of these myself before I learned what I now know about him. Having indexed most thoroughly all of the authenticated words of his until 2000, and having continued to see what he said thereafter, I am very throughly acquainted by all his ‘teachings’ and have mastered their complexity and discovered the self-contradictions, distortion of fact, misinformation and sheer speculation involved in them, not least mythical beliefs and sheer anti-scientific superstition. The following is standard psychiatric evaluation as found on Wikipedia:-

A god complex is a non-clinical term generally used to describe an individual who consistently believes he or she can accomplish more than is humanly possible or that their opinion is automatically above those with whom he or she may disagree.The individual may believe he or she is above the rules of society and should be given special consideration or privilege.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_complex

A messiah complex is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief they are, or is destined to become, a savior. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_complex)

As an example of this, Sai Baba stated: “… nobody is against me. Everyone loves and none hates me.” (p. 262) But then he also said : “Love even those who abuse you. I am a standing example of this.”

Megalomania is a word defined as:

  1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
  2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalomania)

The grandiosity section of the Diagnostic Interview for Narcissism (DIN) (Second edition) is as follows:

  1. The person exaggerates talents, capacity and achievements in an unrealistic way.
  2. The person believes in her/his invulnerability or does not recognise his/her limitations.
  3. The person has grandiose fantasies.
  4. The person believes that he/she does not need other people.
  5. The person regards himself/herself as unique or special when compared to other people.
  6. The person regards himself/herself as generally superior to other people.
  7. The person behaves self-centeredly and/or self-referentially.
  8. The person appears or behaves in a boastful or pretentious way(NOTE Delusions of grandeur are NOT the same since Grandiose delusions are distinct from <grandiosity, in that the sufferer does not have insight into his loss of touch with reality. These are more fantastic, supernatural (eg. being an incarnation of jesus Christ) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delusions_of_grandeur) also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

The narcissist is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.
Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness.

Causes

1) Being praised for perceived exceptional looks or talents by adults 2) Excessive admiration that is never balanced with realistic feedback 3) Excessive for good behaviors or excessive for poor behaviors in childhood 4) Severe in childhood 5) Unpredictable or unreliable caregiving from parents 6) Valued by parents as a means to regulate their own self-esteem
When these traits are compounded by a failure of the interpersonal environment and continue into adulthood, they may intensify to the point where Narcissistic Personality Disorder is diagnosed.

The exploitativeness, sense of entitlement, lack of empathy, disregard for others, and constant need for attention inherent in NPD adversely affect interpersonal relationships.

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