Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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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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