Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Two Sai Baba films to compete against BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’?

Posted by robertpriddy on February 28, 2013

LATEST NEWS: The announcement was made by the makers of the film Baba Sathya Sai  (Director: Kodi Ramakrishna Actors: Dileep as Sathya Sai Baba“ is shelved:-

“Our readers are aware that Veteran director Kodi Rama Krishna had started a movie on God man Satya Sai Baba after his demise. During that time, some big names cropped for the roles The movie was thought to be made simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam but looks like the movie is now shelved even before going to sets. Kodi had been resting for the last few months after a bypass surgery.

And now it is told that he is going to begin the shooting of a new project titled ‘Rani Ranamma’ starring Lakshmi Rai and Arjun in the lead roles. The movie will also be a graphical extravaganza like his earlier movies Ammoru and Arundathi. The formal muhurath of the movie will take place on April 15th and will be made in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.”

The other film on Sai Baba that was supposed to have been released on August 15th this year, Sathya Sai Baba with Anup Jalota as Sathya Sai Baba and directed by Vicky Ranawat Sathya Sai Baba, has not surfaced so far. Filming had been underway in Prashanthi Nilayam with Anup Jalota as Sai Baba.


Film 1 Name: Sathya Sai Baba Director: Vicky Ranawat Actors: Anup Jalota as sb  Produced By: A One Creations Music: Anchal Talesra Written: Sachindra Sharma

Film 2  Name: Baba Sathya Sai  Director: Kodi Ramakrishna Actors: Dileep as sb Producer: Karatam Rambabu. Music: Ilayaraja Quotes: “The film will begin shooting right after Guru Purnima 2011”; “We are planning to begin the shoot from January 2013.”

Aiming for the big time, a tasteless godfather story

Aiming for the big time, a godfather story with sex, violence, lies and murders omitted!

Dileep as Sathya Sai Baba

Misbegotten casting of Dileep as Sathya Sai Baba

This other fictional film about Sathya Sai Baba – no doubt pretending to be based on fact – was initiated with a Hindu ritual (inauguration at an auspicious time – most likely including private prayers to Sai Baba for big box office returns?). We can be confident that the film will be just another whitewash propaganda product, spreading the myth of Sai Baba’s Divine Father and Motherhood. It may be popular in rural India, but for the people all over the world who are outside the Sai movement, it will appear as fanciful and mendaciously censored to hide all the abuses and deceptions that have been so fully exposed elsewhere. The two films in pipeline are allegedly based on biographical fact and will compete with one another at the box office. The investors in these monumental misrepresentations of a widely accused pedophile and murder accomplice seem to imagine that Sai Baba still has the fairly unblemished reputation he had in the 1980s, before which few of his deceptions and abuses had been challenged. These Sai Baba devoted films already have a forerunner with which they would like to compete, the BBC’s very revealing documentary ‘The Secret Swami’

It seems that there will be Bollywood-style music, which will be most incongruous compared to the chaste but boring and repetitive bhajans that Sai Baba ‘sang’ in his uninspiring hermaphrodite’s voice (neither he not any Sai bhajan recording ever had a single hit on any known music chart, for reasons obvious to all music lovers).

Sathya Sai Baba claimed he was God the Father (and Mother!) and he came to rule clandestinely over a mini-empire, especially in India and the Indian diaspora. He behaved like a godfather too, but the takings for these films will be like a tiny drop in the ocean of the takings of Mario Puzo’s vastly acclaimed exposure of the Mafia culture in ‘The Godfather’. Like a mafia godfather, Sathya Sai Baba ruled a fiefdom where he let others do any killing that was required (as the Puttaparthi police did for him in 1993), but was himself deeply involved in sexual activities… a fact which no one who looks at the evidence can possibly doubt. But the directors of the films about Sai Baba will drop every account of sexual abuse and murders, fraud and lies, which will make these films totally unsuccessful in the cinema ( again, compare to ‘The Godfather’). It is easy to realise that none of these films will get anything like the world-wide airing of the BBC’s excellent ‘The Secret Swami’, a genuine documentary which put paid to the Sai Baba mythology in the minds of many millions.

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Sathya Sai Baba film (shooting in Parthi)

Posted by robertpriddy on February 27, 2013

The team of the planned movie ‘Sathya Sai Baba’, directed by Vicky Ranavath and produced by Balakrishnan Srivatsav, was on location Puttaparthi from Feb. 20th for 5 days  with the entire crew to film some important scenes for five days. (Note: this is not the film ‘Baba Sathya Sai’ showcased below, but a separate and more costly multi-lingual production) Locals collected to see actor Anup Jalota who plays Sathya Sai Baba:-
car-darsanThe wig is so realistic that it emphasises what was obvious to those who watched Sai Baba’s ever-changing hair volume that he used a wig, but evidently left it off sometimes when his hair looked thin and straggly.

“dressed up like Swami. Even though no one can look or act like Swami in a close up, the wig of Sri.Anup Jalota was nicely done. Being a long time devotee of Bhagawan, I am sure he would have felt stress and ease in equanimity. Speaking on this occasion, Sri.Anup Jalota said that it was his great fortune that he first had darshan of Bhagawan way back in 1960 along with his father.”

jalota-looking-grimSpooky - maybe Jalota will become a guru?

The actor has an unattractive face on the podgy side and looks much more like the ultimate copyist of Sathya Sai, the charlatan Sri Bala Sai Baba. This enactment already looks grotesque and – if it is seen outside India – it could well ensure itself a place among the great unremarked wooden turkeys of world cinema. …. he looks like a street version of Sai Baba.​

The report also enthusiastically noted that on the next day: “Unlike yesterday, today the crowd were doubled in number. The whole of Ganesh gate area was jampacked.” Comment: It takes a Bollywood star filming to collect a small crowd in Puttaparthi nowadays. The Ganesh gate are is certainly not spacious, can pack in a few hundred at the most. Five days of filming in situ shows that this really is a budget film, as stated by the director.

“Then actor Jackie Shroff, dressed up like a police officer arrived in a  car. After coming out of his car he goes into the to Sai Towers Hotel and then comes out to get into his car. The whole thing was wrapped up in 5 minutes and we all should wait for the film to release to see who this police officer was and what made him go to Sai Towers hotel and come out so quickly!!!!!.. As this film involves so many devotees i am sure they won’t screw it up and hurt the feelings of devotees.”

Comment: It hurts devotees’ feelings to hear the truth about the infamous murders by police of four intruding devotees in 1993 which were reported to have been ordered by Sai Baba himself and believed to be so by his family and many Indian residents who were there. Further, there will be no replay of the BBC and other documentary footage interviewing victims of Sai Baba sexual molestations (including oral and attempted anal sex). World audiences will probably continue in the normal state of enjoyment through never having been introduced to it. But we can be sure that this film will be the usual clinically cleaned and cover-up propaganda for Sai Baba, not mentioning his vast self-promotion (Creator of Universe, Father who sent Jesus and a thousand other impossible claims) which all members of his Organization had to believe to remain members!

See also: Sathya Sai Baba’s involvement and his massive bribery of residents
The Night of the Murders – letter from Eileen Weed to parents the day after

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Sathya Sai Baba and narcissism

Posted by robertpriddy on February 26, 2013

Åsa Samsioe, Swedish psychologist and former devotee of Sathya Sai Baba wrote:-

Sathya Sai Baba’s confusing behaviour, I think, is just another symptom and a result of a mental illness… I think that he has an extremely narcissistic personality. Otto Kernberg has written a lot about the narcissistic personality disorder. These persons have a psychological disturbance on the borderline level…

These persons can also be very charming and charismatic. Often they are very talented and gifted. But inside they are quite empty and bored… They are also, on a deeper level, very lonely persons, who are unable to maintain deep, warm and meaningful relations to others…

The narcissist has a very exploitive relation towards others and he/she needs admiration all the time… The narcissists use people as mirrors for themselves…
But at the same time, narcissists don’t bother about inconsistencies in their own behavior or character. They are standing aloof from all these trifles that bother most of us… They live in there self-made heaven, where they have put themselves on a pedestal, very far from us ordinary mortals. Often they seek challenges and are willing to take grand risks because they are so empty and bored inside…

The most conspicuous characteristic for the narcissistic personality is the paradoxical split between two images of the self. One image of the self is the grandiose self (Sai Baba is God himself, can it be more grandiose?). The other image of the self, which is on a deeper level, is filled of shame, hate and feelings of worthlessness…

The tragedy for Sai Baba and his devotees is that his grandiose self gets continuous nourishment… actually it has been fed with attention and admiration all his life… Of course he has nothing to be afraid of… The other image of his self-will never get a chance to show itself… And he will never get the chance to get in contact with his own suffering, which on the long view, could have healed him from his mental disorder…

And if there is at threat to him from this other image of the self to break through, ( threat – because this would be very painful for him) he will have to deny its existence or project it on other persons… But there are situations when Sai Baba obviously has been deprived of narcissistic supply or frustrated in some way…

See the DSM-IV description of narcissism below?

To get the diagnose you should have at least five of the nine manifestations.. and you should manifest a common feature of grandiosity and deficient empathy….. grandiosity is like living in an artificial self, invented from fantasies of absolute or perfect power, genius, beauty, etc. These people also act as if they are in love with themselves):

(1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

(2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

(3) believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) (Sathya Sai Baba claims to be so special that nobody can understand him: “I am all deities in one. You may endeavour your best for thousands of years and have all mankind with you in your search. But you cannot understand My Reality.” (US ed. of Kasturi’s Sathyam Sivam Sundaram Vol 3, page 315))

(4) requires excessive admiration

(5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

(6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

(7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

(8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

(9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

Then he shows intense rage as you can read about in the book ANYATHÃ SARANAM NASTHI: “Other than You refuge there is none”, by Smt. Vijaya Kumari. She writes in the pages 68-69 about Sai Baba: “The slightest oversight with regard to arrangements for his meals would provoke Him into a fit of anger. Sometimes He would fling His plate at the wall opposite Him with such force that it would rebound and come back to Him”.

Getting older is very difficult for these personalities, when they realize that they are not as attractive or healthy as they used to be… In Sanathana Sarathi from October 2002, you can read: “I don´t know any weakness. Usually old people have wrinkles on their faces and they suffer from deafness and cataract. I do not have any signs of old age. (loud applause) there is not a single wrinkle on my face. My eyes shine like stars and my voice is like a loudspeaker… ”

As a matter of fact a friend of mine, who recently visited the ashram, told me that Sathya Sai was almost bald on the back of his skull. And even if his face hasn´t any wrinkles, everyone can see that he has got a “turkey throat” So that is something that can threat Sai Baba’s grandiose image of himself…

It is interesting, but also very frightening to read what Smt. Vijaya Kumari writes about her own son in page 222:

“Everyone used to call him “Chota Baba” (little Baba). He had a full head of crinkled hair. Swami made the boy sit in His lap and asked him, “What is your name?” “Have you drunk milk?” “Would you like to eat rice?” “Do you want to be naughty?” The boy gave replies in a cute way. Everyone was laughing.

The boy was then three years old. Suddenly, Swami made him lie face down in His lap and began beating him hard on the back. None of us knew what to make of it. We were all stunned, and staring at Swami. Who among us had the courage to go near Swami and question Him? The boy’s face looked jaded. He was yelling and crying. “Go, go away from here.” Saying so, Swami pushed the boy away from Him. The poor little boy! He came running to me sobbing. The sobs did not subside even after one hour. Every week, Swami would treat the boy like this, three or four times. The minute I took him out of the cradle my son would say pathetically, “Don´t take me to Swami, mother”, and break into tears. I would feel very pained. But when Swami ordered me to bring the boy, how could I say no? Further I had full faith and confidence in Swami… On the days when Venkamma garu happened to be with us, she would take my son from Swami§s lap, saying “That is enough, Swami., My son was by no means mischievous. He was so quiet that none was aware of his presence in a room. But we do not know which “evil power” Swami had to drive away from him.“

I would guess that it was some sort of narcissistic offence which provoked this furious and evil behavior from Sai Baba towards the innocent child. Perhaps the cute little boy, who made everyone laugh, stole all the attention and admiration, that Sai Baba wanted for himself? Perhaps in a deeper level, this little boy, who also was called “little Baba”,   provoked Sai Baba’s deeper feelings of worthlessness and self hate, his other self? Perhaps Sai Baba projected this denied and repressed self of his onto that little boy, who he then had to punish?

I think that Sathya Sai Baba is a VERY SICK person… I was happy when I found him… but I am much happier now, when I have rescued myself from him and the clutches of his cult!

See Narcissism in Wikipedia and Otto Kernberg in Wikipedia

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Sathya Sai Baba Discourse (25/12/1996) corrects ancient history

Posted by robertpriddy on February 23, 2013

Sathya Sai Baba, the well-known claimant to be the Father who sent Jesus to earth (No less !) gave a Discourse on Christmas Day 1996 where he ‘vouchsafed’ some hitherto undiscovered alleged ‘truths’ about Christianity and Islam. His ‘message’ turns established history upside down and inside out, for which we all must be truly thankful as there is nothing like getting right to the bottom of things, is there? My old friend  editor V. K. Narasimhan had enough remaining faith in Sai Baba to omit the most embarrassing statements from the official journal Sanathana Sarathi, and so neither was it printed in the official version in Sathya Sai Speaks, Volume XXIX. On page 393 the excerpts given below were referred to as follows:- “Bhagavan gave a brief account of the Jewish concept of the creation of the cosmos and referred to the birth of Jesus as the son of Mary and Joseph.“ The discourse was captured in full by the American filmmaker James Redmond, who was for many years Sathya Sai Baba’s official videographer. The following direct quotations (in brown text) were transcribed from the video as simultaneously translated by Professor Anil Kumar (Sai Baba’s court jester and worse) though some of the most hilarious errors were not included in the version published by Sri Sathya Sai Towers Pvt. Ltd.

Hilarious ignorance and confusion in Sai aba's ideas about Jesus and Christianity

Click on image to see scan of translation of the discourse as published by Sai Towers


James Redmond continued to sell Sathya Sai Baba videos for a considerable period after 1996, but eventually closed his engagement down and these videos have not been commonly available since the early 2000s. The material has also been reproduced from the video and commented wisely upon by Brian Steel , the former author of a large and accurate Sai Baba compendium published by Samuel Weiser Inc., USA.
See also http://bdsteel.tripod.com/More/Nonsense.htm

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Prashanthi Nilayam apartments near deserted

Posted by robertpriddy on February 20, 2013

The once lucrative roundhouse which are virtually deserted since Sai Baba died.

Round houses at Prashanthi Nilayam in the late 1980s – once very lucrative

More information has leaked out from Prashanthi Nilayam. In the 1980s six circular apartment buildings known as ’roundhouses’ were erected, and they were much sought after by well-to-do foreign Sai-VIPs and residents. Now they are all but empty with an average of only three of four persons living in them. The ashram’s income from all those rooms has clearly dropped drastically. There are so-called ‘owners’ who donated rooms, who actually never owned them  in any legal sense but were allowed to stay there ‘permanently’ – if not ejected for some reason. There are also many donors, who paid exorbitant sums ( fixed at $10,000 in the mid-90s) to have the right to stay in such rooms when they visited, with a visiting limit of around one month per annum, later sometimes reduced to 2 weeks, depending on the whims or needs of the accommodation office officials. All these have recently had to pay the increased daily rent that was levied on all non-donating visitors. So they are being surcharged, which no doubt means that those remaining few who consider a visit worthwhile are even less likely to want to.

The prices levied on foreign visitors who wanted to be a room-donor, or a room-owner during the heyday were fixed way, way above the costs of building these blocks. No donor had any rights or claim on the property, could not sell them as they belong to the ashram. The Sai Baba set-up relentlessly milked all those who were deceived into believing that the ashrams were an oasis amid a desert of total corruption. Added to that were the countless foreigner who bought apartments outside the ashram, few of whom could regain their investment of the sold due to punishing Indian regulations on export of capital from India that could not be proven to have been brought in originally. Many apartment blocks in Puttaparthi are built on a flood plain, many were ill-constructed and subject to subsidence and numerous other problems. No wonder Sai Baba was so popular among Puttaparthi land owners and speculators who flocked there, not least his younger brother, Janakiramiah (the infamous blackmailer) who became a multi-millionaire “beyond his wildest dreams” (asV.K. Narasimhan told me).

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The Pope must hide from punishment, as did Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on February 16, 2013

The Guardian published a lengthy article (Feb. 11, 2013) , entitled: “Pope Benedict ‘complicit in child sex abuse scandals’, say victims’ groups” and “Pope Benedict XVI ‘knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children’, say critics” , as the following excerpt shows:-

Excerpt from The Guardian 11/2/2013

Excerpt from The Guardian 11/2/2013

The Telegraph wrote: “Dan Brown couldn’t have made it up. The ecclesiastical earthquake of a pope resigning has been attributed, variously, to Benedict nursing a fatal illness; to a head injury during his trip to Mexico last March that convinced him to abdicate; to being forced out after an acrimonious meeting with a group of senior cardinals two days before he announced his resignation; to his looming disgrace over either dodgy deals done by the Vatican Bank, past cover-ups of paedophile priests, or an “explosive” forthcoming report by a team of cardinals on a tendering scandal; and to a strategy to secure the succession for his favourite.” 

Pope-hides_in_Vatican

Though Sathya Sai Baba’s devotee Prime Ministers, Presidents and Supreme Court judges protected him from prosecution of any kind, especially for sexual abuses and involvement in  cold-blooded murders, the Pope is not protected similarly by the Italian Government. He does not need it, as the Vatican is a recognised State, so if he stays inside, he will escape the many who wish to prosecute him (unless perhaps someone in Vatican City wishes to do so… unlikely, however). Of course, his possible crimes were nowhere nearly as serious as those for which Sathya Sai Baba was very credibly accused.

The Pope is confined by pressures to the Vatican for the rest of his life. Like Sathya Sai Baba, who dared not leave India for most of his life – especially after the infamous night of murders in his temple at Prashanthi Nilayam 1993 ( when ‘The Abode of Supreme Peace’ was more like the Abuse of Supreme Peace). By remaining within their respective fiefdoms, the Pope will escape prosecution, as did Sai Baba, who was protected by the Indian and Hindu elite he was from 1993 onwards surrounded by massive security precautions, with Israeli-trained undercover security guards and much else. Fatuously – and mendaciously – he said these were all for the protection of his devotees. But devotees were free to carry most normal objects in the ashram, UNTIL they entered his compound, whereupon they were body-searched (both males and females) for the slightest thing that might be used to attack a person – knives, of course, but any metal object including pens, floppy discs and almost every imaginable item. Why did they have to submit to that just then and not otherwise, if it was for their own protection?

But the journalist concluded that the reason for the Pope’s resignation was basically that he is too sick and old. The same applied to Sathya Sai Baba in the last years of his life, when he appeared to be a zombi-like figure, but he could never resign. He had to figuratively “ride the tiger” to the end until he fell off for the inevitable kill. A lawsuit was announced in the Indian media by ex-Minister Nagi Reddy, who claimed Sai Baba was murdered by his own circle! No more has been heard, as lawsuits can easily be delayed, even for decades, the use of huge bribes being a common practice. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a long-time worshipper of Sathya Sai Baba, Sonia Gandhi attended his funeral… what more need one say?

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UNESCO withdrawal: Sai Baba Conference on Education

Posted by robertpriddy on February 13, 2013

In 2000 the Sathya Sai Baba Organization and ashram made much hullabaloo about how UNESCO and Sathya Sai Baba were to co-ordinate an educational conference at Prashanthi Nilayam. However, the following notice was posted on UNESCO’s official website:-

UNESCO WITHDRAWS FROM CONFERENCE

Paris, September 15 – UNESCO has decided it will no longer sponsor nor take part in a conference it had been due to co-organize with the Institute of Sathya Sai Education (ISSE, Thailand) and The Flinders University Institute of International Education (Australia), in Puttaparthi, India, from September 25 to 29. The decision means UNESCO is no longer associated in any way – through sponsorship, organization or participation of any kind – with the conference on Strengthening Values Education: Innovative Approaches to Teacher Education for Peace and International Understanding.

UNESCO’s withdrawal was prompted by several factors. Certain decisions were taken by the ISSE without consultation, such as plans to hold some of the sessions at the Ashram of the Sathya Sai movement in Puttaparthi, and the inclusion of some speakers in the conference programme without their previous consent. Furthermore, the Organization is deeply concerned about widely-reported allegations of sexual abuse involving youths and children that have been levelled at the leader of the movement in question, Sathya Sai Baba. Whilst it is not for UNESCO to pronounce itself in this regard, the Organization restates its firm moral and practical commitment to combating the sexual exploitation of children, in application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which requires States to protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and violence.

The conference was a classic flop in the tradition of the strictly regulated partakers with pre-programmed Sai Baba praising speeches and total lack of feedback from actual front-line educators. UNESCO withdrew (and has never had anything else to do with and SB institutions to date), but the organisers soon went to work on the usual cover-up of untoward events, even lying that UNESCO had been present!  It is most instructive to read the following (excerpt) from an article by a participant in 2000. This balanced article illustrates the empty claims and laughably paranoid control freakery and authoritarian running of the undertaking, at least when compared with any serious or anywhere near professional conference:-

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ZOOM ON

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ZOOM ON

 

The notice of withdrawal remained there for some years until the Indian government was begged by Sai Baba officials to take up the matter with UNESCO and demand its removal. The prime mover in this action was leader of Sai Baba’s propaganda machine – the credulous physicist Dr. G. Venkataraman (who believes fully that SB was God Creator of the Universe!) a besotted Sai Baba devotee and former atom bomb programme worker who revelled in his role as close associate and backer of the Creator Himself!

BELATED DAMAGE-LIMITATION FAILED radio-sai unesco-controversy-min

INCIDENTALLY, DESPITE CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY, THE UNESCO NOTICE IS STILL FOUND IN THE ARCHIVES!

 ADVISORY FROM UNESCO ANNOUNCING WITHDRAWAL FROM SATHYA SAI BABA EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE DUE TO SEX ABUSE REPORTSclick image to enlarge UNESCO Notice of Withdrawal from Sai Baba Educational  Conference on strengthening values etc.CLICK ON IMAGE TO ZOOM IN

Click here to see a further to view Notice of Withdrawal by UNESCO (recently removed from the archive!)

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Sai Gita’s untimely end amid decadence at Prashanthi Nilayam

Posted by robertpriddy on February 10, 2013

The e-mail posted on Yahoo saibabanews group – apparently by an American called Alex – shows how unregulated and entirely out of gear with all that Sathya Sai Baba said about his ‘Abode of Supreme Peace’ and how perfect it all was. The death of the young elephant Sai Gita seems to have been a result of the greed of the ashram administrators:-

Report from a Sai Baba devotee on the situation at Prashanthi Nilayam, 2013

As to trying to get any information from the administrator of groups in the Sathya Sai Organization, it was ever thus… far too many office-bearers, whether Indian or from most other countries, behaved like small condescending Napoleons, deigning to take notice of members’ interests only when it could advance their own status. Otherwise they behaved like any minor counter clerk, doing what they were told from VIPs above, who themselves were doing what they were told from ‘on high’. In short, a completely self-defeating organisational culture which allowed the type of people that Sai Baba characterised as ‘big egos’ and ‘VIPers’ etc. to dominate others. Sathya Sai Baba gave such people privileges because he knew they dared not go against his advice (i.e. demands clothed in a velvet words)  and would do almost anything whatever, especially to defend him and cover up all the crimes and injustices that sprang up under his leadership.

Good persons did once flock to Sathya Sai baba, it was that who built his mini-empire for him and did all the service work and self-sacrifice about which he constantly talked and boasted as his own doing. There were always a large number of people who were definitely deserving of the epithet Sai Baba used often in interviews about others not present, namely ‘bad man!’

The book by Smt. Vijayamma which the e-mailer praises so much actually tells about Sathya Sai’s uncontrolled behaviour and criminal actions in his early years, such as his relentless regular physical beating of Vijayamma’s own baby son! How anyone can condone that is unthinkable – as are many other things she reported him as doing at other person’s expense.

The e-mail ends with a reminder that the politicians and businessmen represent the ‘era of Kali’ (i.e. of decadence and degeneration) who are accepted warmly at the ashram and given the best places. The writing is confused, thus exhibiting the strong feeling of disgust and let-down driving its writer.

See also review of Vijayamma’s book ‘ANYATHA SARANAM NASTHI – Other than you refuge there is none’ 

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India’s government slammed again on child sex abuse

Posted by robertpriddy on February 7, 2013

BBC-India_child_sex_abuse It becomes ever clearer and clearer to the world that India’s government is failing its populace on any number of human rights issues. Now, a Human Right Watch has released a most damning report on child victims of sexual abuse in India, earmarking the Government for its lacking system and failing measures to investigate, report and deal with these very widespread cases. It accuses the Indian government for failing to tackle child sex abuse in homes, schools and children’s homes.

Is it any wonder, therefore, that successive Indian governments have totally ignored all reports on Sathya Sai Baba’s widely testified and extensive sexual misconduct and abuses with children and young males and various attempts to bring him to justice. When the flood of testimonies was at its highest, however, Sai Baba’s long-term devotees – former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former High Chief Justice P.N- Bhagwati – wrote an infamous tract in which they exonerated Sai Baba from all guilt and refuted the allegations, but without making the slightest investigation (which was proven by B. Premanand’s campaign to get them to state their basis for the tract using the Freedom of Information Act). Prior to all that, as is well-known, the Government of Narasimha Rao (with Home Minister S.B. Chavan as devotee activist) quashed the CBI investigation into the infamous police murders in June 1993 in Sai Baba’s apartment before it was ready to publish its findings. Not only that, successive Prime Ministers, including Manmohan Singh, have been led by Sai Baba devotees who have cover up for him and held speeches in his presence praising, adulating and generally endorsing this bogus claimant to be the Creator of the Universe (and much more besides!)

The BBC home page has an article on this issue, from which the following excerpt comes:-

Excerpt of BBC report on Child sex abuse in India….
The 2007 Government study is available – click on this page
In the BBC World news programme today (7-02-2013), presenter David Eaves interviewed the human rights expert Bharti Ali, Director HAQ Centre for Human Rights, as follows:-
David Eaves: “Do you feel the spotlight falls fair and square on the government in its inability to deal with this?”

Bharti Ali: To a large extent the government is responsible for at least having the system in place and implementing the legislation it creates…  one issue which is contentious is about reporting. We have very, very little reporting in India on sexual abuse. The law that exists for children at least provides for mandatory reporting. ” and “There is a huge area which we have not looked at, which is investigation. Our investigation continues to be very, very poor. When the law says you have to bring in women public officers we do not know whether (they) are trained to investigate into criminal cases. So it is an area which will have to be strengthened.”

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Shirdi Sai Baba far more popular than Sathya Sai today

Posted by robertpriddy on February 5, 2013

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As can be seen from Google Trends (scroll down to see scan), the world search for Shirdi Sai Baba is about two and a half times higher than for Sathya Sai Baba. This would seem to indicate that the endless scandals that have followed Sathya Sai Baba – but also his Central Trust – have caused Shirdi Sai followers to discredit him in favour of the Maharastran spiritual master whose name Sathya tried to usurp to himself and who never once claimed to be God or accepts the excessive avataric role (eg. as part of a triple avatar, as Sathya Sai claimed). In 2006, Shirdi Sai Baba followers sued devotees of Sathya Sai Baba:-

Popularity of Shirdi Sai as compared to Sathya Sai

See also:

Shirdi Sai stated “I am not God”, while Sathya misrepresented him
Unravelling the enigma – Shirdi Sai Baba in the light of Sufism
New book denounces Sathya Sai as bogus Shirdi Sai claimant
Shirdi, Sathya and Prema Sai as one triple avatar?
Marianne Warren on the Shirdi and Sathya Sai Baba controversy
Previous stats: Shirdi Sai much more popular than Sathya Sai – statistics

Recently emerged photos of Shirdi Sai Baba

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On the expected return of Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on February 3, 2013

There is a ‘Sai Baba is back’ contingent among his deluded followers, but the larger group are those who believe he will be returning.  They use the same quotes and cling to hope of PN becoming a world Mecca – not only using as proof the restless dreams of desperate Saibaba devotees, but also even hinting it was prophesied in the Bible! The Bible has so many predictions that never came true too, which doesn’t stop the Christians from retaining hope for thousands of years? There will most likely always be a hard core of Sai Baba believers, whatever happens, just as there are still flat-earthers in existence! Almost everything that Sai Baba predicted and promised has gone wrong already, but that is not enough to upset those who have a narrow cognitive view fuelled by an all-embracing hope-fantasy urge. To see the kind of sheer rubbish, based on dreams, anonymous and and unreliable sources, plus general scriptural prophesies of the most discredited kinds, read the following tract being circulated among ‘the chosen few’.
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THE ABOVE HODGE PODGE OF HIGHLY UNLIKELY EVENTS AND OBSCURANTIST PREDICTIONS WAS CIRCULATED BY A SATHYA SA BABA DEVOTEE

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