Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Professor Lane on the Shadow of Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on December 7, 2013

In THE SHADOW OF A GOD-MAN  Exposing Sathya Sai Baba by Professor Christopher Lane summarises some of the reasons for his exposing Sathya Sai Baba. Professor Lane was one of the first to be attacked on the Internet by Indian authorities, devotees of Sai Baba, trolls and defamers. He was not the last! Countless Sai Baba followers have shown that they have no regard for the teachings of their God-guru as regards respect for others and avoidance of hate etc. Their output through a decade or more has been huge, 90% anonymously, such that only a fraction of it has been possible to exhibit. Some examples are found here

When he was only 15 years old in California, Professor Lane first heard of Sai Baba by reading Arnold Schulman’s book ‘Baba’. He was very interested, but became somewhat suspicious of the miracle claims. His scepticism was vindicated years later. In the 1980s he and Brian Walsh opened the web site The Neural Surfer, which included  information about ” the hidden exploits of a number of nefarious spiritual leaders, including Thakar Singh, John-Roger Hinkins, and Sathya Sai Baba.” A number of Sai Baba followers contacted him about being deceived and also sexually exploited under false pretenses by Sathya Sai Baba,  describing in vivid detail  how Sai Baba had sexually seduced them. After posting such reports. Lane was attacked by Sai factions worldwide, including demands that his website be taken off the www made to  UCSD and MSAC. Several websites were also made which tried “to cast doubts on Sai’s sexual exploits as well as attacking the veracity of my research on him and the integrity of those who claimed abuse”. One very highly placed politician in India contacted UCSD about my website and Lane was politely asked by the Webmaster at UCSD to take it down to avoid further political turmoil. He then transferred the site to MSAC, but even here the President of the college was asked to shut down The Neural Surfer, which he  refused to do on the grounds of academic freedom. On his site he includes the entire BBC documentary film ‘The Secret Swami’ in an easily-watchable and very clear streamed video.

David Christopher LanePh.D. Professor of Philosophy, Mt. San Antonio College Lecturer in Religious Studies, California State University, Long Beach Author of Exposing Cults: When the Skeptical Mind Confronts the Mystical (New York and London: Garland Publishers, 1994) and The Radhasoami Tradition: A Critical History of Guru Succession (New York and London: Garland Publishers, 1992).

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