Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Resurrection: the paradox of worshipping Sathya Sai Baba’s form or body

Posted by robertpriddy on June 30, 2014

It is rather extraordinary that there are a fair number of devotees of Sathya Sai Baba who stick to the conviction that he will resurrect himself. Yet he NEVER ONCE STATED THAT HE WOULD RESURRECT HIMSELF! Nothing in his recorded discourses and nothing even in any reported or published private conversations before he died so much as suggested that he would ‘resurrect’ himself, certainly not in the Sathya Sai Baba  form (i.e. Afro frizz, short stature, somewhat buffalo-like face etc.) It is well documented (such as by Professor N. Kasturi and others like Dr. John Hislop) that he had occasionally stated that he would eventually return in a new incarnation of Prema Sai, born in one of two named villages in Karnataka. He never made clear how many years would pass before that (one or eight, as some have claimed), but he said that he would not be identified or known as the third Sai incarnation during his boyhood.

So how is one to explain the misguided and twisted belief hung to with such tenacity despite countless disappointments !  Day after day, week after week, months after month, year after year, he failed to reappear when devotees who said they had assurances  from him  in some shape or form (dreams, visions, coincidences etc)  that he would return shortly or soon. The answer lies partly at least in the trickery by the Sathya Sai Trust people and his doctors, who announced that he died on the same day of the year that Jesus supposedly was resurrected (Easter Sunday)!

Everything points to Sai Baba having been brain-dead well before he was disconnected from his life support system, which was put in place as the one vital organ after the other failed completely. The question was what they should do. One can imagine the obvious uncertainty, anxiety and disagreements between doctors, insider VIP office-bearers (all Indians) and others devotees. Sai authorities had secretly ordered an embalming coffin on April 4th 2011 while the doctors and cagey spokespeople were still insisting that he was improving, that his chances of recovery were better etc… and that was 20 days before the date they chose to announce his decease (April 24th). The day was auspicious, suggesting identity with Christ (who Sai Baba said had been his chosen Son) and with divine resurrection. So the dignitaries were alerted days in advance and aircraft and helicopters were reserved, itineraries planned and very considerably security police and even military units and deployed in advance of the day! What could be more transparent evidence of connivance and trickery about his actual death!

The ‘premature’ death, so unexpected and unbelievable to so many trusting followers who had been told he would not leave the body until in his 90s, caused great anguish among very many who had built their entire lives around the belief in him as an omnipotent avatar who could never be wrong and would never deceive anyone, let alone his faithful devotees. The emotional instability and cognitive dissonance they were certainly experiencing – witnessed by any number of their postings on the internet, interviews in newspapers and so forth – was in need of some alleviation, some solution. Even before ‘the third day’), postings began to appear on newspaper comment pages an elsewhere directly after the announcement stating that Sai Baba would resurrect this day, next day, sometime… (and replying sceptics responded with ‘never!’). We were then witness to the known phenomenon of ’emotional contagion’, whereby emotional states, behavioral attitudes affect others, often through many subtle and automatic cues like body language, vocalisation which are not simply products of discussion, reasoning or imagination but  can act subconsciously to ‘infect’ others and ‘synchronise’ their moods, feelings, moods.

Sathya Sai Baba often reprimanded followers who collected endless photos of him, though his physical presence was a necessity for leading a successful pious life or whatever. He insisted that he was not the body, but was something far beyond it and all forms… a transcendent and all-embracing and loving Divine being-bliss-consciousness and so on ad. inf. Despite this, the fixation on his ‘bodily form’ and person was constantly encouraged and blessed by him in most of his doings, and he recommended strongly that devotees should concentrate continually on his name and form, whether in thought, in prayer, by chanting or by singing bhajans in his praise.  Little wonder, therefore, that the remaining devotees who fervidly hold onto belief in him and all he stood for, having lost his living form to visit and beg to confer benefits or whatever they wanted, are extremely confused (further aggravated by the fantasies of Isaac Tigrett and others)… and are now awaiting his physical resurrection, no less. They seem to find the promise that Prema Sai would appear insufficient. Obviously there will be people who will claim to be Prema Sai in future, probably many. There have already been claimants, and even his nephew – the frequently violent and wholly untrustworthy Ratnakar, claimed (or otherwise uttered the suggestion) that he himself – having inherited SB’s fortune and the properties named after him – was the promised Prema Sai!

On occasion Sai Baba would mention that worshipping his physical form was for aspirants who were at an elementary stage, but the formless eternal spirit itself was that upon which the true devotee could attain to. One question followers asked themselves was, ‘which am I?’. It is in fact impossible to concentrate on the formless as such – because the subjective mind always posits some outer or inner object when it is conscious. The is itself part of the advaitic teaching – which was also on Sai Baba’s pick and mix menu of conflicting doctrines – that realisation occurs only after the death of the mind (‘die mind’)! How to destroy the mind, though? Even tougher than trying to see the formless… especially as Sai Baba said suicide would not help! Such was his super-eclectical doctrine in which every difficult question drives one from pillar to post,  experience to speculation, from mere assumption to fact, from fact to fiction, from thesis to antithesis unable to reach a synthesis as one struggles through the spiritual wilderness towards the desired destruction of the mind! Good luck to those who try, may the force eventually be with you and save you from such teachings as those.

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Photos of Sai Baba’s ethereal visit to Kodaikanal 2014

Posted by robertpriddy on June 27, 2014

The charade was played out at Kodiakanal by a depleted remnant of  devotees (the most deluded remainder) with the imaginary ‘subtle body’ of ‘Swami’ as the focus of events. Photos of this were posted on the internet, but were not publicised except between those believed still to consider that Sathya Sai Baba will return in some way or form at some time (preferably very soon). It took place in Sai Baba’s Kodaikanal residence with a number of the current ‘Sai-VIPs’ present. (Whether any were elevated to VIP status by SB is not certain). This immaterial, incorporeal or surreal figment of their minds was honoured with ardent devotees welcoming a car, the red carpet laid out for his long-departed feet, his chair empty but for the supposed spectre and the hankies for his former continual mouth-wiping. Other somewhat phantasmagorical highlights of the event included the ‘crowd’ of about 150 in attendance worshipping the pretend ‘Swami’, kissing his ethereal feet. and a juula (Krishna-type swing) installed for Swami to swing on! In imitation of former days, the ‘Seva Dal’ boys handed out the Baba’s blessed gifts (‘divine prasad‘) to those present. It appears that an entry fee was one way of keeping the usual poverty-striken lunch-ticket seekers and general hoi polloi out of the event, no longer having the one-time Seva Dal security force to bounce undesirables.

























Tigrett’s bewildered e-mail leaked out and so did all the rest of the fanciful absurdities – that a boy saw Sai Baba’s form and delivered ‘divine discourses’ . No credible details of how this occurred have been given so far, though it was all soon denied by a privately circulated announcement from the ruling Prasanti Council). Despite that, the true believers concocted a video with fade in  and fade out effects (giving a fake ‘mystery atmosphere’ for simpleton zealots, no doubt) on YouTube video, about which a comment states:-

Published on 13 Jun 2014 Photos of Sathya Sai Baba who manifested in his subtle body at Kodaikanal, South India from May 12 – 21, 2014. Apparently the 150 devotees present during the time of the apparitions could see him/his light body. Unfortunately, the camera was unable to record his presence. My guess is that he prevented the camera from doing that to prevent publicity as the time for that is not yet ripe.
Note the angle of the head, eyes and postures of those present there — they are apparently focused on the apparitions of Swami.”

This claim is so absurd, they were all enacting a charade from the moment the car was driven in. The guess in denial – that Sai Baba prevented the camera from showing his ‘light body’ is typical of these people who are so deluded. Aha, “apparently” the time is not yet ripe…. etc. But Sai Baba is beyond being ripe – in his grave. Every sane person with real intelligence knows he cannot resurrect, return, or continue to be in existence at all.

The party in Sai Baba’s Kodaikanal residence was attended by a number of the current ‘Sai-VIPs’, not all having been elevated to that status by SB himself. One visually prominent such was the President of the once largish Danish Sathya Sai Organisation (now only 70 members!), Stig Meincke, in a bright orange shirt with an Afro-style hairdo, who played the glockenspiel (presumably for bhajans). Stig Meincke had once pronounced of those who took the sexual testimonies and other reports of wrongdoing seriously as ‘monkey minds’. It was at Kodiakanal, however, that some of the worst sexual abuses took place yearly when Sai Baba took his favourite ‘form boys’ there to live with him in his super-bungalow, see this testimony as one example:-

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Lucas Ralli, Ron Laing and the Sathya Sai cult organisation

Posted by robertpriddy on June 25, 2014

FORMER CENTRAL COORDINATOR FOR UK  Within the Sathya Sai Organization, criticism was always absolutely taboo. Even constructive criticism was almost always neglected – of which there are numerous recorded instances.  The Charter of the Sathya Sai Organisation (unpublished as kept private to its members) makes crystal clear that membership is voluntary and that members have no claims or rights whatever vis-a-vis the Organization! Thus, many members were excluded without being able to have a say or a reasonable review of their behaviour, and a fair number of them have written about this since leaving the set-up. Such happened also to top office-bearers, including Lucas Ralli and Aime Levy (both former Central Coordinators for UK). An Australian leader, Stephen Carthew (Spiritual Coordinator for South Australia), sinned by questioning the organizations clamp-down on all mention of the sex abuse scandal and was excluded. The constructive criticisms of the UK Central Coordinators Ron Laing and Lucas Ralli (such as their attempted remodelling of the proposed revised Charter, which was a semi-racist dog’s dinner) were treated with contempt, Ron Laing was completely side-lined and Lucas Ralli was dismissed shortly afterwards, as he had predicted himself to me.

The same happened to Serguei Badaev, former President of the Moscow Centre, who was excluded without any explanation [by Thorbjørn Meyer] as one can read here. Conny Larsson of Sweden who tells that he was sexually abused at length by Sai Baba until he understood that it was not any kind of ‘psychic healing’ as Sai Baba has pretended (see here). Numerous devotees, some murdered, some took their own lives, have received scant sympathy, and the facts were quickly covered up as far as possible. This shows callous lack of concern!

Many office-bearers were dismissed by the Intrnational Chairman Indulal Shah, and there was a large blacklist of names who were denied entry to the ashram for one petty reason or another, usually having to do with dissatisfaction with behaviour of officials or self-promoting Seva Dal ‘servitors’. Anyone who visited Sai centres soon saw how any criticism or even questions which might suggest wrongdoing by Sai Baba are rejected. The same applies today and is yet more rigorously enforced by the paranoid attitude that rules most ‘officials’ there. No other view is possible for organisation members. Even office-bearers have not been able to raise any sensitive questions other than locally, at best. The example of the former President of the Moscow Sai Centre, Serguei Badaev is but one lasting proof of this. Look into any Sai Baba web site – past or present – and see that criticism is totally absent, because moderators have to remove all non-positive comments. Only in one instance has criticism by dissidents been mentioned by Sai officials (but not presented in its own right) in trying to refute it through major misinformation by Dr. G. Venkataraman, Sai Baba’s former main spokesperson and still  chief of the Sai organisation’s media and its ongoing disinformation projects. Examples could be multiplied time and again, and all members of the Sathya Sai Organization have always been fully aware that criticism was not allowed by Sathya Sai Baba, and he has stated this himself in several discourses (despite his continual criticisms of all and sundry!).

The “cult” label: The word “cult” often calls up associations to indoctrination and manipulation of followers’, backed up by strong group pressures along with psychological, social, and financial entrapment. Self-programming, based on ‘teachings’ which functions so as to inculcate behaviours which nip doubts about anything to do with the guru in the bud, is at the core of the teachings is a key feature of the Sathya Sai Baba cult. The devotee is instructed to spend their time in repetitive actions such as ritual worship, prayer, silent meditation, yogic exercises,  constantly repeating ‘holy’ names or mantras, all of which activities should occupy the mind to the exclusion of normal thought and as an antidote to doubts, critical thinking and curiosity. Religious cults are often connected in the public mind with scandals over their leaders’ sex lives, murder involvements and financial manipulations.  All these features have all along been inalienably involved in Sathya Sai Baba’s case. Suicide was not uncommon at the Sai Baba ashrams (even one whole large family killed themselves there). Another feature of cults is that those who leave them or criticise them are treated not only as outcasts, but are often slandered in public, harassed and stalked on the Internet and even in their private lives. This has been done intensively against most of those of us who have rejected and dared to criticise Sathya Sai Baba openly and in truth.

Donald Taylor analysed the Sathya Sai Baba Council of Great Britain, which was one of the best organised in the International Sathya Sai Organisation, showing how it was a cult, as one can read here

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Resurrection of Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on June 22, 2014

Here are some few of the over 800 comments made on the Huffington Post article ‘Whatever happened to Sathya Sai Baba — The Man who was God?’






COMMENT: Eileenweed said 

Beware, the time is nigh for us doubters to eat our words and bow before the god in human form. The new date is being declared as Guru Purnima July 12, 2014. Three days, three weeks, now it is three years after death he will resurrect. Next it might be 3 decades, after which there will be no devotees left to predict the next date.

Reply from Robert: To bow before the god in human form, but much depleted by decay, rot and ‘god knows not what’… at the spot where one of his chosen doctors urinated on the Mahasamadhi. Or was that another ‘leela’ manifested by the mischievous Lord?

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Whatever became of Sathya Sai Baba?

Posted by robertpriddy on June 20, 2014

CLICK ON IMAGEThe recent farce in Kodaikanal where Sai Baba’s ghostly ‘subtle form’ was announced as being present by the masterful Isaac Burton Tigrett – ‘the man in black’ – is latched on by all those who intensely wish that it is true and try to prove to themselves that Sai Baba is not dead and gone entirely, but lives on as the Omnipresent God. Some try to force this view on us dissidents (as a certain self-appointed ‘scholar’ Waris Faridi, so unadvisedly did in an e-mail to me). Nothing quite so ridiculous has happened in the world of cults for ages… and it makes a laughing-stock.

About a year after the unexpected (by devotees) death of Sathya Sai Baba, he had not returned but still fervid worshippers insisted that he would appear in a massive load of comments on the Huffington Post article of which an excerpt is shown below. One might think ‘faith never dies’ but it evidently just fades away. The remnants are found among a sorry gang of lost persons who were so unscrupulously deceived by Sai Baba and the mini-empire of beneficiaries and cover-up propagandists that surrounded him, and who still try to keep lies alive through bogus claims, anonymous reports of his mysterious appearances or ‘leelas‘ (divine jokes) and suchlike. However, the ‘official’ Sai Prasanthi officials reject Tigrett’s claims, as they have done before concerning other of his self-promotional stories about how he was chosen to deliver Sai Baba’s ‘Living Testament’. BTW, Sai Baba believed in ghosts and told stories about how his mother appeared to him and some boys one night in his bedroom apartment. (See one here)

Here is an excerpt from the Huffington Post article with a few of the over 800 comments added on:-

CLICK ON IMG. TO EXPANDThat Sathya Sai Baba claimed all these things, as well as that he was the Father who sent Jesus to the world is indisputable, as it is thoroughly documented in many of his discourses and books about him. See for a start this scan from his biographer N. Kasturi’s book ‘Loving God’ and then read on down to see the unsurpassed self-glorification he preached about his ‘descent to save humanity’.

In another highly amusing parallel case to that of Sai Baba, The Independent (among other outlets) has a top front page article entitled:- Is Guru Ashutosh Maharaj dead or just meditating? Indian holy man with a £100m legacy This kind of stand-off between the mortuary and devotees is not at all uncommon in India, where the gullible religious believers make up the majority of the Hindus.

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Sai Baba’s ‘subtle body presence’ report in Kodai is denied

Posted by robertpriddy on June 18, 2014

ha ha ha Just as I predicted in my blog ‘Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’, the Sai Baba did not appear in his subtle body to 150 persons, but was due to the subjective fantasies of one boy! Even the delusional devotee, Sreejith Narayan, who wrote a whole book about Sai Baba’s resurrection or return this year (or later?), could not accept the ‘incredible’ claim by the disingenuous (or seriously ‘unhinged’) Isaac Tigrett (see scan on the right).  Waris Faridi (Vice-Pres. of San Antonio Centre, Texas) believed it, though, so what he said would happen to us dissidents has rebounded on himself

Further, we have now received the following announcement by the official Prasanti Council (below), so my convinced suggestion that the current official Sathya Sai authority would either ignore or refute the e-mail from Tigrett has been borne out (though they are careful not to name him as this could cause them more problems). They even seem to adopt my opinion that the e-mailer may have had venal ambitions! We have received the following announcement by the official Prasanti Council:-

“Dear Regional Officers, Center Presidents,
It has been brought to my attention that emails have been circulating that Swami has been speaking through some people and delivering discourses in subtle forms in various places. It is reported in these emails that they claim to have seen His “light body” and they have been instructed to establish institutions. They are seeking donations, participation and support. It is good to remember and practice what Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Himself has said about such activities.

I urge all Sathya Sai devotees to pay careful attention to the excerpts from Swami’s Divine discourses in the attached document. Swami has always emphasised in His Divine discourses that He has a unique heart-to-heart relationship with each devotee and has no intermediaries. At one time I asked Swami if worshipping His Divine lotus feet mentally is equivalent to worshipping Him physically. Swami immediately responded “Yes, mental worship has the same spiritual benefits”. Therefore, Sadhana is the inward path.

Let us sanctify and redeem our lives by implicitly following the Divine command.
Let us focus on the goal without being distracted by anyone or any external influences.
Let us dive deep into the nectarine words of Swami and practice His universal and eternal message of love and selfless service in our daily lives.
Let us love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and serve Him till our last breath.

Please forward the attached document to all Sathya Sai Centers, Groups, and Educational Institutions for distribution to Sathya Sai devotees worldwide.”

Jai Sai Ram.
Lovingly in the Service of Sai,
Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Chairman, Prasanthi Council

UPDATE as of june 2015! PREMA SAI IS FOUND IN DODDAMALUR, SOUTH INDIA – A 4-YEAR OLD BOY. This will upset Narasimha Murthy’s applecart unless he and his cronies can somehow readjust their narrative to include and embrace this discovery. Of course, it is all hoo-ha, typical Hindu guru delusion and manufactured divinity.

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Asaram Bapu sex – very compromising photo

Posted by robertpriddy on June 16, 2014

Asaram Bapu compromised!

Asaram Bapu compromised!

That this sex-mad abusive guru is far, far from having been celibate – and hence not having any remote connection with holiness – is surely indisputable now, not only after all the testimony and police evidence against him, but because of the photo on the right and the reported testimony, as translated from Telugu:-

“Ram’s sex games with girls aged 16-25
Though Asaram Bapu is an old man aged 72 with a white beard, after 8pm he wants to play with girls. He can’t sleep if he doesn’t have that fun. He has used so many women in his bedroom, so says his disciple Siva who spoke those truths to police.

In the middle of the night the doctors got a phone call that Asaram wasn’t well and when the doctors came there, they got a shock. The doctors said that when they came at that time, there was a 25 year old woman in an indecent state. However, the doctors didn’t say what treatment they gave Asaram at that time.Disciples say that whenever Asaram saw a 16 year old girl, he could not control his desires. Disciples are saying that he has fulfilled his desires on numerous 16-year old girls. Not only that, but disciples also state horrifying things such as the mother coming with her girls and participating in the night’s sex games.”

Meanwhile, attacks and murder by Asaram goondas continue – complicated by threats, bribery, and every kind of trickery and shenanigans – making the legal process tortuous- This specimen of inhumanity, Asaram Bapu, should have been locked up and the keys thrown away long since.



LATEST AS OF APRIL 2016: Asaram Bapu: major breakthrough in case



This visit to Sathya Sai Baba by Asaram Bapu underlined their mutual endorsement

This visit to Sathya Sai Baba by Asaram Bapu underlined their mutual endorsement

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Waris Faridi of San Antonio Sai Center on the attack

Posted by robertpriddy on June 14, 2014

Among the many deluded persons who believe that Sathya Sai Baba will resurrect himself is one Waris Faridi. One would expect that a self-proclaimed Sai devotee would show at least a minimum of civility towards those who do not accept his delusions. Not so, for he sent the following comment to me on my wordpress blog site as follows:-

Waris J

Sai baba already has emerged and made his 1st public appearence in Kadaikanal for several days with 150 people present .

You all fallen devotees are about to fall flat on your face so bad that you will knock all your teeth out.

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Since I do not adhere to Sai Baba’s many pronouncements on how one should also “speak softly and sweetly”, or that criticism of other is a great sin, or that one should respect all faiths, it was no problem for me to reply to him as follows:-

As is the general rule with such rancourous devotees of SB, Mr. Waris did not reply, for what could he say that would not show him up yet further?  He is presented as ‘a scholar’ but has no Ph.D., has not published any articles or books one can discover, and he misspells two words within one sentence and writes another ungrammatical one. We may well assume that his scholarship was not at university level and his studies were limited to religious reading and suchlike because he gives talks on a wide variety of spiritual subjects including Meditation, Advaita, Esoteric Buddhism, Vedic philosophies, Theosophy and Sufism.  He is listed as ‘Vice President of Sathya Sai Baba Center in San Antonio, Texas’. He not yet 60 – much is younger than I, but – with his Sai Baba ‘spiritual’ pretentions, he is old enough to know better than to blot his own escutcheon by his ill-founded and shameful taunt towards me and Sai Baba dissidents. Nor is it ex-devotees who have fallen, but the self-proclaimed Deity of Deities, Sai Baba whose ‘divine downfall’ disillusioned them and which is now known to the world at large.
Waris J. Faridi has been religiously indoctrinated and a strict Muslim from birth, but also got involved with other religious movements including theosophy (another deeply flawed and failed ‘spiritual’ fantasy teaching which their proclaimed ‘Maitreya’, Jiddu Krishnamurthi, had already exposed for  what it was, based on Madame Blavatsky’s sick imaginings and fictions ). It is clear he had never had the benefit of a scientific or humanistic background. Further, like so many others, his knowledge of Sai Baba was evidently absorbed mainly from others than the man himself as he states on-line:- “I never got an interview, but I did have some very strong and powerful dreams. Especially there was a period of time between ’88 and ’90 that I had the most dreams of Him and they were all very powerful dreams.”

Had he been at a few interviews, he may have had a better idea of the man and his many failings… but the fascinated and already convinced devotee has low chances of seeing the light and realising the depth of deception and crime. He had many powerful dreams, he says, but so did I (over 300, all recorded immediately – some key dreams reported in my book ‘Source of the Dream’). These dreams, however, are self-generated through concentration on the guru and all involvements with his sphere, the details of which eventually become apparent when one has had sufficient insight into and involvement with a wide rang of psychological disciplines and has begun to take a critical standpoint. The human brain has the most phenomenal capacity to create entire mental wonders subconsciously… as even a too large dose of morphine medicine can demonstrate. Unfortunate people come to confuse mental imaginings with reality.

I actually got bored with the interviews and many personal contacts I had with SB through 18 years, and my perceptions of Sai Baba suffered greatly when I afterwards understood his techniques and saw though his many subtle deceptions, having been jolted out of my faith and trust by the deep confidences of one of his very closest servitors, his troubled journal editor, V.K. Narasimhan. Alas for all believers in Sai Baba, there is no one among their number who can deal with the facts about Sai Baba, not a single person who demonstrates evenness of mind, ability to think critically (about anything religious or practically any figure claiming sainthood, holiness, divinity) and the capacity to discuss with opponents in any reasonable manner whatsoever. This has not happened ONCE since the exposé began its work in 1999 in response to many calls on the Internet by sexually abused Sai Baba followers to publish their testimonies of his venal sins. Their minds, having once formed a belief in Sai Baba or his miracles or clever but wily and easily spoken words about love and brotherhood, their minds adopted the tenets of self-indoctrination and blind faith (relying entirely faith, wishful thinking, hopes and fantasies by using the so-called ‘heart’ – or playground of the desires, including enmity, violent desires, hate etc. – while denying the rational intelligence of the ‘head’). The continuous reinforcement of the thought-dulling rituals of prayers, bhajan singing, writing countless ‘hold names’, meditation, gossiping about God with other equally or yet more gullible ‘brothers and sisters’ (while banning all who demur from their circles) causes a brain gridlock… the belief-laden cognitive circuits get so reinforced that no new insights of a reasonable nature can interrupt them. Sai Baba’s teaching about how to live and behave – though often in severe conflict with itself and also with many of his actions – is impossible to live up to. It demands 24-hour worship of God, total self-sacrifice in doing work for him or his organisation, and subsisting on an utter minimum oneself (which he most demonstrably did not adhere to himself!). One should not have other friends but God (i.e. for his followers that meant Sai Baba), one should be entirely chaste (unless married and even them most abstemious), while his serial homosexual abuses of young men and minors are impossible to deny seriously as they have been attested by many dozens of his former devotees. The result for those entrapped in that cultist sphere is that they live in a continual haze of uncertainty and confusion about their chosen Godhead and their own status as good or bad devotees, unless they are sheer dilettantes and just do as they like regardless (which I can attest for 18 years as a leader in the Organisation that many are!).

Waris Faridi is a supporter of the deluded Shreejith Narayan who predicts the return of Sathya Sai Baba in human form in his fanciful and fact-denying book “Sai, Thy Kingdom Come” As well as the even more fanciful and way-out Isaac Tigrett who has unwittingly played the fool as a self-appointed right-hand executive of Sathya Sai Baba’s ghost.


Submitted on 2014/06/14 at 2:33 pm

Any one of us who have had interviews or other extended contact with sb, can attest to the fact (as you did) that he can get repetitive and boring, is out of touch, a narcissist, and completely incorrect with facts (as I realized during my years of translating his discourses direct from Telugu to English). It is the blind faith of the devotees, filled to the brim with projection, that gave sb fame (and more victims of sexual abuse).

Months ago, we heard from frenzied devotees that the ‘return’ would likely be June 28, 2014. We can all agree to join in anticipation of the ‘event’ (though for different reasons). Yes, let us wait & watch eagerly! Watch this blog for the updates, whatever they may be!

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Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’

Posted by robertpriddy on June 11, 2014

Isaac Tigrett  delusional e-mail

Isaac Tigrett delusional e-mail

Isaac Tigrett: a self-important self-appointed Sai Baba spokesman and right hand executive who has lost all credibility with sane citizens (including many badly deceived but otherwise harmless devotees) has retreated more and more from reality into a land of subjective dreams and imaginings.

He now tells that  ‘Swami’s subtle body’ was in Kodaikanal. That’s peculiar for a start. But the subtle body gave two discourses! So who on earth heard them? Tigrett fudges his statement to make it appear to gullible people in denial about Sai Baba’s demise that 150 people witnessed this. But guess what, since no one other has reported this, we much conclude it was to none other than Mr. Isaac WOW Tigrett alone! However, films (of the subtle body??) and “many” discourses will be released soon! Most likely, these ‘discourses’ will be authored by Tigrett himself while believing that he is in touch with the mind of the self-proclaimed Creator of the Universe! If the films genuinely show any remnant of Sai Baba whatever, it should be a world sensation.
(I don’t think this is remotely possible without faking).

Tigrett’s much-touted major ashram and world-healing project – the Mystic Inn of the Seventh Ray, which was to be built in Coorg – has failed to materialise (though initiated and guaranteed by Sai Baba, according to Tigrett). To keep up the pretense of his key role as the avatar’s spokesman and messenger, he seems to have been driven to new heights of pie in the sky so as to keep his own followers interested and excite all those deluded followers who want desperately to believe that Sai Baba is still around. Could it be that Mr. Tigrett, whose fortune has dwindled so greatly, is hoping to attract and impress remaining believers into donating to the still on-ice ‘Mystic Inn Project’, or is it simply that he can’t stand not being in the news himself?

It is indicative of Tigrett’s attempt to impose his views on others that he tries to shout in text by using ever bigger capital letters for his most excited claims. The claim that Sai Baba live on behind the scenes to complete his former projects until the age of 96 is risible (one of the several well-documented different ages he prophesied he would ‘leave the body’).

What was Sai Baba supposed to do after completing his declared mission after his relatively minimal influence on cleaning up India in his lifetime to lead and save the world and especially all his devotees etc.? Would he then leave to world to its fate forever, massive resource depletion, climate catastrophe and all that would follow? Ask Tigrett who will surely have an answer! But he would not be able to explain why Sai Baba repeatedly claimed he never suffered any illness due to his “purity, patience and perseverance” but then became dependent on drugs to function, ending with the failure of one major organ after another – heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, liver, and brain. (see here)

An ex-devotee and former national leader in the Sathya Sai Organisation wrote to me about it and commented:

That sums us the deranged mentality of Tigrett, the total denial of proven facts, known actions, lies, false predictions galore and diverse and abominable crimes by Sai Baba. Indeed, Tigrett fallaciously and unwittingly believes that we have an organ of intelligence and truth which is NOT the brain, but the heart (as Sai Baba always preached). However, the heart is nothing but an organ for pumping blood around the body. The commonly abused term ‘the heart’ refers to our emotions, vague intuitions, personal hopes and beliefs, the capacity for sympathy, preferably believing the best (whatever), though the heart is also widely considered to be the seat of enmity, envy, hate, and evil. In short, all irrational impulses and ideas are attributed to ‘the heart’, while they are in fact inseparable from the functions of the brain and cerebral cortex. Thus, there is only the brain, no independent heart. Tigrett’s life is obviously increasingly lost in dreaming and his ‘being’ is becoming less and less sane. He has taken leave of his senses, literally, which is exactly what Sai Baba preached that everyone should do… rely entirely on the heart, faith and God (i.e. himself). But this is to rely on irrational ‘inner promptings’ and a non-existent imagined entity. A resurrected Sai Baba in a talking (and walking?) ‘subtle body’ like a ‘living doll’… a cosmic laughing-stock!

Most likely the the official Sathya Sai Organisation and Trust will once again simply ignore Isaac’s declarations, or possible disclaim his pretended role as channeler of Sai Baba’s ghost! They have long argued (erroneously as usual) that Sai Baba – whose registered age at death was 84 by Western reckoning) did actually live until 96 because he reckoned in lunar years, not solar/calendar years! Tigrett has long been a divisive figure in the Sai movement and he still helps ensure that the rapidly diminishing body of remaining devotees will scatter like so many Jesus-believing Christian, each having one of many different beliefs about the ‘second coming’ of Sathya Sai Baba or the ‘third coming’ of some fake Sai avatar, such as one of the various ‘Prema Sai’ incarnations that have already begun to stake their claims.

As to the famous “separation of the wheat and the chaff” (also variously “the rams from the sheep”), this was one of Sai Baba’s attempts to explain the desertion of many devotees when the facts about his sexual abuses were exposed worldwide on such a scale and so utterly convincingly. Since then the supposed ‘wheat’ has diminished and become entirely half-baked. The remaining rams are still but herded sheep, entrapped in the fold of the movement where delusions and fears of rebirth and sufferings to those who leave flourish!

Comment by chrisdokter  chrisdokter.wordpress.comx  Submitted on 2014/06/12 at 10:09 am

I say many have tried to circumvent the energy conservation law, none have succeeded. Nonetheless, ‘the Teacher’ Tigrett refers to seems to defy natural law… Wandering the astral planes, talking to people in their ‘ethereal’ body, filmed in would-be 3D?? It takes expensive holographic technology to pull this newest horseshit off and make it a bit more believable than the Gerry Andersonesque Thunderbirdlike animation that Tigrett put up to sell his cockamamie Mystic Inn of the 7th Ray. A Sai Baba doll handled by a deft puppeteer does not cut it, though it would probably make for a far more enjoyable movie than the Bollywood ones on the late master of masters.

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Paul Ruhela, Sai Baba biassed ‘professor’

Posted by robertpriddy on June 8, 2014

Ruhela-frontspiece The Indian professor Paul Ruhela is considered – by his publishers – to be an “eminent Sociologist of Education”, which is a claim that may go down in traditional India but not in any educationally advanced and socially enlightened country. One proof of this is that Ruhela endorsed Sathya Sai Baba as an educationalist, which he most certainly was not, being entirely out of touch with both sociology and pedagogy as well as educational developments virtually since the early 20th century. Sai Baba taught an absolutist doctrine based on ancient Indian guru traditions and in his colleges he enforced a most draconian regime on students and teachers, as has been explained by former students such as the most incisively stated testimony of Kartick Vaddadi which is on-line here. Vaddadi’s article is a far superior comment on the Sai Baba teaching, regime and educational institutions (incl. his ‘deemed university’) than anything produced by Ruhela or his colleagues.

I once received a request from Paul Ruhela to allow him to publish my sociological analysis of the Sathya Sai Organisation in a book he was preparing together with a Professor V.S. Verma, along with some of Brian Steel’s researches. I replied tentatively because his mail suggested to me that he may at last have realised the fraudulence and criminality of Sai Baba himself, but events proved that this was not at all the case. He was disillusioned with all kinds of activities in the institutions and organisations over which Sai Baba had control, but considered none of this to reflect on the guru himself!  He had concealed this fact in his gushing e-mail to me. I had already read some of his voluminous writings about Sai Baba and realised that his level of academic achievement was far below that required of any university lecturer in the West. In the event, he did not deem to reply to my questions about his use of my materials. His reticence was doubtless not least due to his biassed believer agenda and my firm declaration concerning Sai Baba and my editorial requirements and his commitments. Brian Steel’s reply to him was ignored by him likewise. See his e-mail and my reply (click on thumbnail…



Ruhela’s books contain almost no reservations of judgement, further being slanted completely towards Sai Baba’s ideas. His writings exhibit sloppy language and simple errors, as well as a complete dearth of facts of any scientific or statistical kind. He threw neutrality overboard in his paeans of praise of Sai Baba’s antiquated, retrograde and authoritarian model for upbringing, schooling and education but what was worse, he did his utmost to distort the facts about the murders in Sai Baba’s bedroom as ordered by Sai Baba himself (see evidence). He was a foremost apologist for Sai Baba over every issue on which this sexual abuser and massive deceiver is now demonstrated as having been abominable. This behaviour – deep denial and cover-up – is the rule for nearly all those Sai Baba endorsers in socially high places who could not face the loss of prestige and discredit of having worshipped a pedophile and major liar and deceiver. The findings of professionals across the world and the issues of human rights, social freedoms and justice are blotted out with traditional Hindu moralism and penny proverbs, unworkable advice of youth and total banning of the discussion of sexuality (for reasons well-known to the many who testified openly that they were abused sexually by Sai Baba). Ruhela joined the chorus of blind devotees of Sai Baba who shout from the rooftops their belief that Sai Baba was God, as if they really were in any position to know this… for to know God with certainty one would have to be omniscient oneself… which is an impossibility in any case.

Ruhela was a sponsor and promoter of the fake ‘mother of Sai Baba’, a Mrs. Nareng who called herself Sai Ma, which shows how totally he lacked any proper judgement, even of the official Sai Baba journal’s renunciation of that impostor. See here

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