Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Atanu Dey: Satya Sai Baba and the Confederacy of Criminals

Posted by robertpriddy on November 9, 2013

A down-to-earth Indian commentator on Indian development and related affairs, Atanu Dey, posted three web pages about Sathya Sai Baba on his website. He delivered a somewhat devastating  appraisal of the man, starting with the exclamation, “Satya Sai Baba is dead. He disproved his own prediction — that he’ll die at age 96 — by kicking the bucket at 86. SSB deceived, lied and cheated. He convinced millions of his followers that he was a good man when he himself must have known that he was cheating them. That in my books makes him despicable. He was a crook.”

To support his contention, Atanu Dey first asked us to consider one fact , namely that he was praised to the high heavens by the most crooked people alive in India today. Antonia Maino aka Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, and dozens of high-powered politicians. “L. K. Advani went so far as to say, “I believe that spiritual leaders in our country provide sources of de-contamination, de-pollution….”. I understand the need for “de-contamination and de-pollution” for those who have to deal with so much dirty money and fraud on a national scale. It is clearly a confederacy of criminals — the politicians and fraudsters like SSB — that royally screws the ignorant Indian masses. Criminals hold other bigger criminals in high regard and it shows in how the politicians of India revere the masters of deceit and deception.”

A convinced Hindu himself, Dey found it “disgusting” that Sai Baba gave Hindus and Hinduism a bad name through “pathetic lies”, because his (former, if now much reduced)  mega-following caused too many people – in India and abroad – to associate Hinduism with people like him. Atanu holds that SB was a “small time magician and a big time crook” performing transparent magic tricks, his palming often very amateurish.  Yet he held Sai Baba to be a sharp businessman, giving his so-called ‘holy ash’ freely to poor people and rich alike, yet reserving the more valuable small objects – often of genuine 18 carat gold – for the rich and influential who visited him and who, in turn, would donate  money to him, often in massive amounts.

Dey wrote: “The real trick was how he fooled his followers. The man was a megalomaniac and his delusions of grandeur extended to believing that he was the god that monotheists believe in and that he had sent his son Jesus to earth. There’s something wrong with claiming that you are god of the monotheistic kind. It is a mental disorder routinely suffered by many in lunatic asylums. He was certifiably crazy. SSB died miserable, it appears. I felt sorry for him. He was bedridden and died of multiple organ failures. It is reported that the people looking after him were impatiently waiting for him to die. They could not wait to get their hands on the wealth that surrounded him.”

Accusing Sathya Sai Baba of “grand larceny practiced with impunity” Dey pointed out to the devotees that it is not o.k. to lie and cheats followers who appear to argue that it is ok, but it is not, says Dey,  “to lie and to cheat as long as you give some of the proceeds to charitable causes and if important people support you. Those who are seeking ways to rationalize their criminal behavior see what people like SSB do and it gives them comfort and justification to keep on ripping off people.” This should be obvious, but it is far from always being so in India. He concluded his first of three pages with “SSB is dead but his legacy of cheating and ripping off the poor and the gullible will continue. The League of Extraordinarily Crooked Politicians headed by Manmohan Singh will carry on the job.”

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Atanu Dey replied in an informed and balanced way to the accusation that his posting was injuring Hinduism.

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