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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More denial of fact and science by Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on July 28, 2013

Sathya Sai Baba tried to delude the world about the nature of Indian life:-

“The Indian way of life lays emphasise on this Triple Purity of thought, word and deed, at all times and in all places.” Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 15

This is a ripe travesty of the Indian way of life, in which corruption, nepotism and fraudulent dealing are rife from top to bottom. (see here) If caught out in crimes, then graft and bribery can save the criminal. Sai Baba knew this very well and used bribery to cover up murders he endorsed. See detailed testimony on this here
As the most gifted polymath among all Indian authors, Nirad C. Chauduri, wrote in his frank and honest autobiography: “An Indian’s faith in bribes is infinite and unshakable. Not only is bribing believed to be an infallible remedy for all workday inconveniences, a belief justified by experiment, it is also regarded as an equally effective means of managing high affairs of state …”

Sathya Sai Baba also held most out-dated and archaic ideas about illness, disease, mental illness and heath, preaching an obscurantist kind of delusion,  long since discredited through the amazing and effective discoveries and cures of modern scientific medicine:-

“Man suffers from two types of ills, physical and mental; the one caused by the disequilibrium of the three tempters of vatha, pitha and sleshma and the other caused by the disequilibrium of the three gunas, satwa, rajas and tamas. One peculiar fact about these two types of illnesses is the cultivation of virtue cures both. Physical health is a prerequisite for mental health and mental health ensures physical health! An attitude of generosity, of fortitude in the presence of sorrow and loss, a spirit of enthusiasm to do good, to be of service to the best of one’s capacity; these build up the mind as well as the body. The very joy derived from service reacts on the body and makes you free from disease. the body and the mind are closely interrelated.” Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 15

Note: see comment on the above posted by Chris Dokter: “Right you are, Robert, to expose this outdated, crazed opinion that Sai Baba had about mental and physical health. In spite of it being long since disproven by modern science, this reasoning reeked havoc on countless sufferers from mental or physical disease who went to see Sai Baba and put their hopes on him. His philosphy meant that a. people who were ill were to blame for it, and b. if they did not get well, it meant they were doubly culpable, because it proved they lacked faith and virtue. A double bind if ever I witnessed one. This in turn led to much disillusionment and justified anger, which oftentimes ‘needed’ to be covered up, turning into shame, selfdoubt and a pernicious inner critic.”

Sai Baba believed he was above and beyond all that – or wanted his followers to believe it.
“Sai above & beyond the gunas” p. 185 Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 10 and “Sai needs no exercise, yet is very strong”  Hislop’s ‘Conversations with BSSSB’ “ p.125

He constantly lied about having fantastic prowess. Yet he was still young when he promised that he would later have to lift a mountain range to save his devotees (who carefully avoid mention of this or any other of his countless unfulfilled boasts). Once he was stuck in his wheelchair from around 2002 he got no exercise and his physical health went downhill, followed by his ‘closely related mind’ in full mental deterioration. See details of his degeneration here 

“Sai name not publicised by Sai”  p. 95f – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 8

Not half, he doesn’t… no half measure there, full blare of trumpets blown by ‘Himself’ about his own Divinity, power, knowledge, love, service and every positive quality imaginable, repeated constantly in discourse after discourse through 60 years!

“Sai’s Name & Form soon established everywhere” p. 112 Sathyam, Sivam Sundaram Volume 3 “Sai alone total adheres totally to truth”  p. 187 Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 17 

These two statements defeat each other and are demolished by the facts.

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Sathya Sai family bitter feud over Central Trust funds

Posted by robertpriddy on July 25, 2013

The violent nature of the Ratnakar faction that succeeded Sathya Sai Baba comes right to the surface:- 

Clips from


Warring Satya Sai Baba kin bicker in public – News9 – July 15 2013

“The bitter turf war within the family of the late godman Satya Sai Baba turned nasty and spilled onto the streets. In an ugly show of strength, supporters of Baba’s brother’s son and Sathya Sai Central Trust member Ratnakar took out a rally in Puttaparthi today. They burned the effigy of Ganapati Raju – the nephew of Baba – to protest against the latter’s recent allegations against Ratnakar. However, the protest soon turned nasty with Ratnakar’s followers making a vain attempt to storm the house of Ganapati Raju. Timely intervention… and the police avoided what could have been a full blown faction fight in the name of spirituality. The trouble broke out after Ganapati Raju made a scathing attack recently on Ratnakar. He alleged then that Ratnakar siphoned off money and plundered diamond and gold jewelry worth thousands of crores of rupees from the Trust. He’s dashed off a letter to this effect to the Chief Minister, Governor, DGP, and CID officials.

When the swift response that Ratnakar rubbished the allegations with a rebuttal, his followers (……) tried to ransack Ganapati Raju’s house. Interestingly, even before Ganapati Raju could voice his grievance to the police, Ratnakar’s group lodged a complaint against him. He was accused of orchestrating an attack on Ratnakar’s men.”

Those who know how things have developed at Prashanthi Nilayam since Sai Baba’s ignominious decease and discoveries of his miserly hoarding of massive wealth are in no doubt whatever of the corrupt nature of the Sai Central Trust, which has always been totally unaccountable to the public, even despite widespread press revelations of embezzlement there during their investigations after the in famous murders were committed in Sai Baba’s rooms in June 1993. This latest outbreak of violence is just another example of the real underlying nature of those involved in this cult, whose leader Sai Baba approved the killing of four devotees by the police.

His nephew, R.J. Ratnakar – son of Janaki Ramiah who was the main organiser of the police murders of devotees in 1993 – has long been known to be corrupt, especially by those family members he has reportedly  threatened to murder. One now sees how he uses his money power and consequent control of all those at Sai institutions and all who are dependent on the Trust for their livelihood – to enforce them to take part in a totally unspiritual uproars, thereby also approving violent behaviour to gain his ends.



 Click on the thumbnail (left)  to see a further report on this ongoing scandal from The Hindu

See also:-

Sai Trust: Ratnakar alleged violence and embezzlement
Sathya Sai Baba Anniversary News: R.J. Ratnakar accused of serious financial crime by a relative
Corruption India: Sai Baba cult hoard plunder by Trustees? 19 June 2011
Sai Trust not yet transparent, despite Ratnakar’s bluster 30 June 2011
Sai Baba Trustee statements so false as to confirm greater suspicion 29 June 2011

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Guru Purnima – without guru or foreign visitors

Posted by robertpriddy on July 24, 2013

I am back from travels abroad and find that, in my absence, Guru Purnima was celebrated at Prashanthi. I received a comment on this from a former devotee who wrote:-

“The same old theme of boring devotee speakers and a drama facing the samadhi so no devotee can see it – how stupid is that! – no big politicians or cinema stars, not a one! Though the descriptive posts mention a “jam packed hall”, it is hard to tell, because the ashram is becoming skilled in taking pics of only a section of the crowd, so as not to show empty hall space. The pics of days before and after show big empty spaces in the back of the hall, if one looks carefully at the pictures.”

This refers to the most carefully censored and 1000% positive and uncritical saibabaofindia propaganda web site at . I remark that I cannot see on single foreigner present on any of the images, though some light-skinned persons are there looking like Indians – while the captive audience of those who attend the Sai Baba school and colleges (they cannot get out of attending it) are most prominent. Before his death, Sathya Sai Baba could still attract foreign visitors in considerable numbers, and all notable office-bearers from abroad in his organisation were expected to attend. Now the guru was absent and the celebration was certainly not ‘purnima’ (i.e. ‘full’). Shall we assume that all these foreign and other non-attending spiritual aspirants have so belatedly got the faith that ‘Swami is omnipresent’ and therefore they can find no point in visiting? Or what?
Maybe some excerpts from and article by Indulekha Aravind of ‘Business Standard’ (July 12, 2013) help clear up why there is both a huge decline in visitors to Puttaparthi along with the great increase in wishful thinking and false estimates by the  Central Trust spokesmen (note – which is still entirely a man’s world, of course):-

“Before April 24 2011, the day Sai Baba died, pilgrims from all over the world used to throng Puttaparthi. They came in the hope of getting darshanor at least a glimpse of the saffron-robed figure responsible for converting the dusty village in Andhra Pradesh into a town with a superspecialty hospital, airstrip, railway station, university and excellent roads. The devotees fuelled the businesses of dozens of people like Ahmed, who used to run four shops in town, enjoy monthly sales of Rs 6 lakh from the jewellery and handicrafts shop alone and have personalities like Advani and Goldie Hawn dropping in (a photo of Ahmed with the Hollywood actor hangs above the counter). Those days now seem a distant memory – Ahmed says his shops, two of which he has already closed, now receive only 10 per cent of the customers they used to, and sales are down to some thousands a month. After the summer months, sales used to pick up in June but now it’s already July and this is the state of affairs, he says, pointing to the nearly empty street outside. The Kashmiri traders would be the first to leave if business was bad, I had been told on my previous visit to the town in arid Anantpur district a week after Sai Baba’s death. And sure enough, Ahmed confirms that of the 125 Kashmiri-run shops two years ago, only 77 remain.”

“The popular refrain is that even after “Swami’s” death, people are still coming to Puttaparthi but instead of staying for weeks and months, now return after a couple of days, especially if they are Indian visitors.” “…the fall in visitors has taken a heavy toll on Puttaparthi’s various businesses. Among the worst affected is the hospitality sector. CH Janaki Ram, a long-time devotee of Sai Baba, opened Hotel Sai Paradise near the main entrance to Prasanthi Nilayam (as the ashram is called) in December 2010. Up till the following March, the 29-room hotel enjoyed occupancy of 90 per cent. Ram had invested Rs 3.5 crore in the hotel and with business booming, he hoped to recover it over a couple of years. After Sai Baba’s death, though, occupancy plummeted to as low as 20 per cent.” “Even worse hit is the real estate sector…. Some developers were banking on the hordes expected for the 90th birthday celebrations of Sai Baba to make a killing (he had reportedly predicted he would die at 96, though the end came a good 12 years before that), while others were hoping to cash in on the existing influx of visitors. At his office in nearby Bokkapatnam, Vekateshu Reddy, the sub-registrar, says revenue from property registrations, which includes transactions in Puttaparthi, has been declining steadily since 2011, from Rs 5.6 crore in the year ending March 2011 to Rs 3.9 crore in 2012-13… Ancillary industries, such as hardware, paint and sanitaryware shops have also been affected. There are hardly any registrations of new properties from Puttaparthi now, he says. Nobody has started new projects, confirms CH Saikrishna, proprietor of Sai Leela Developers” “In the local branch of a public sector bank, a manager says defaults have been on the rise.” (from

Other private reports strongly indicated that the real situation in Puttaparthi is actually yet worse than described.

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Michael Jackson & sex abuse cover-ups

Posted by robertpriddy on July 1, 2013

Yet more pedophile sex abuse dirt surfaces, this time from the FBI on Michael Jackson, who reportedly paid out $23 million to buy the silence of 24 boys about his sex abuses! (see Times of India source on right). The FBI have not made the actual evidence public yet, but various figures have requested that they do so.

Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba made much of the supposed “spiritual connection” between Michael Jackson and their ‘God-man’ when a meeting between the two was strongly rumoured at the ashram  in the days before Jackson was taken to court for the alleged sex abuse of a minor. It was commonplace for the Sai Baba coterie to connect his name with those of persons more famous than him wherever possible. When both were accused of serial sex abuses, however, the official Sai outlets played the connection down.

Despite these major scandals, there are STILL devotee web pages  which idealise  in glowing terms an imagined ‘mystical’ connection between these two (widely accused boy abusers). See, for example, the headline MICHAEL JACKSON ADORED SATHYA SAI BABA-ALWAYS WANTED TO GO AND SEE SAI and also the self-damning web page and http://www.indiadivine.orgThe Mysterium of Michael Jackson and Sathya Sai Baba”  which summarises in English some of the content of the religiously deranged book in German by Margott Schürings



An amusing but strange page comments on plans that were afoot for Michael Jackson to move to Auroville (at Pondicherry in India)  and negotiations to try to induce Sathya Sai Baba to mover there too at

See excerpt from the Daily Mirror, UK. Click on thumbnail (left) image to enlarge.

See also Sathya Sai Baba – links on the massive sex abuse scandal

  Read more from the same article, including transcripts
  Also see Michael Jackson abuse claims ‘could harm daughter Paris’s recovery’


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