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 on judging others

Posted by robertpriddy on September 4, 2013


Just select almost any paragraph from the 2003 Guru Purnima discourse, as edited down in Sanathana Sarathi (August 2003, p. 229). For example:-

“Those who have true love in their heart will not indulge in tall talk. They demonstrate their love in action”

However, Sathya Sai Baba made himself the ultimate hero in speech after speech, the ‘tallest talker’ of the century! His own personal actions were observable, walking about, smiling to be admired and loved, putting his hand on things and on people (and also privately in unexpected places!). Is not his having boasted that no one anywhere is doing “even one thousandth” of the work he does (Xmas 2000 discourse) tall talk? His repeated self-praise is spread on thick in virtually all he said and did. Moreover, there are many forms of loving action… and too many of Sai Baba’s “loving actions’ have been described by many young men on the Internet and in TV interviews

He continually pointed out that he was the only really true and total selfless server of humanity, boasting of what he had done. Yet he did little or nothing one could really call hard work which was all done by those who believed in him, instead he went around accepting adulation. Believers were indoctrinated to think this was all an expression of his love and that it was very hard work!

“People are heroes in speech but zeroes in action. Today the world is being duped by such people

Which people did he refer to, one wonders, all people? As to himself, his self-claimed heroic actions boiled down to very little done by himself. He spent his days holding discourses, then  claiming he was materializing and giving away “diamonds” (all faked – cheap synthetic gems) and imported watches, trinkets (mostly showing – and promoting – his own image). What kind of ‘heroism’ involves telling lies (many documented from his published talk), making self-contradictory and false statements and countless promises which he never kept! 

“Today people speak a lot without translating their speech into action.

How many hundreds of millions of words did he not pour forth… shelves buckle under books containing only a fraction of his discourses, and even they are but excerpts. His words were never matched by any similar volume of ‘selfless service’. It was his deceived and kindly followers who did over 99% of all the actions he claimed to his sole credit.

“Such people verily are thieves”

No, those who collect donations under false pretences, using sleight of hand, giving away objects of little value – or even apartments that others had paid for – knowing full well that the grateful recipient will donate large sums in gratitude! and many other deceits are the thieves, not those who criticise the culprits!  Theft was involved when he pretended that no donated sum (not a single paisa) was ever wasted, despite his having bribed five of his officials – Dr. G. Venkataraman. K. Chackravathi, Kondal Rao, A. Ramakrishna & K.R. Paramahamsa – with free new Japanese cars. Or when he bribed at least 30 family members with Rs. 50,000.- in cash just after the murders were committed in his own bedroom while he was nearby and agreed to the executions forced on the police! He set himself up as the judge of five of his devotees, saying ‘Kill them!’!

In the same discourse we got the following surgical howlers from Sai Baba, which have the character either of sheer medical ignorance or direct lies:

“You may not believe it but the doctors have seen the extent of injury to My hip. For anybody else, it would have taken at least two to three years to walk normally. The ball in the hip-joint got separated. There were no muscles for support. My bones are as strong as diamonds. It was not possible to join them together. Hence, they performed surgery and put a rod. After undergoing such a complicated surgery, it takes a number of years to walk normally. Without caring for all this, I started walking.

But people are having hip replacements all the time these days and are walking in very short periods of time! Did SSB think we were all as ignorant of medicine as the Indian peasants who visited him? ‘Bones as strong as diamonds’ would be a massive hindrance to anyone… and diamonds are brittle, one sharp blow can split them! (Or are his bones really like cheap synthetic diamonds?). In the event, Sai Baba never walked straight again, soon becoming confined to his various wheel chairs, converted golf buggies and invalid thrones. So what happened to the absent divine muscles? Was that some dematerialization leela or a new degenerative illness? Who could say? The end game showed that all these words were false judgements of his own condition – his ignominious illness and death in 2011. 

How Sai Baba could have packed so much untruth into one talk and still dupe his audience is almost ‘mind boggling’ (but not so for the discerning mind). This mendacious and also confused discourse has been further analysed incisively here

2 Responses to “Sathya Sai Baba on judging others”

  1. SB was a megalomaniac and a spiritual bully. He would always chide devotees for not living up to his high standards. He himself would live a life of luxury and preach simplicity – one of the biggest hypocrites in history.

  2. Excellent analysis, Robert. Satyha Sai Baba embodied tall talk, embraced his ‘olympic nature’as if it were fact instead of fiction and could literally not walk his talk in his dying decades. Even when he was still fit, it struck me how idle he was: a discourse, a bit of darshan, a function here or there, but most of all: endless hours in private, with nothing honourable to show for it. What DID he do during the day and night, if what he said (I never sleep, do not need food, am always busy on this and other planes of reality) was not true? My proposition is simple: he was a spoiled, daydreaming, money and praise hoarding simpleton.


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