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 Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality 2014

Posted by robertpriddy on July 8, 2014

Summer Course  Indian Culture etc. 2014

Summer Course
Indian Culture etc. 2014

Reflecting the decline of the fame of their god-guru, Sathya Sai Baba, a much slimmed down Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality was held on June the 8th and 9th. ‘Slimmed down’ from the traditional fifteen days! It was attended mainly by students of the various Sai colleges for whom this was obligatory as usual (the ‘captive audience’ who have to listen to the same old stuff over and over). A moderate crowd of residents and villagers were visible on the photos of the events, which included other attractions to draw such as Vedic chanting by student, ritual yagna worship, the inevitable bhajan group sing along sessions, a quiz programme and study circles, regular feeding sessions at the canteen etc. But the previous year’s course (2013) was apparently yet more nutritious when “At the end of the programme a sumptuous feast was organized for all the participants in the South Indian Canteen.” (as reported by saibabaofindia.com). Formerly youth from all over India and foreigners were invited (though this was not so during the 1990s). Overseas devotees were not seen anywhere.

The VIP teachers and speakers are most often former students of Sai colleges, indoctrinated since boyhood with ‘Swami’s teachings’ and in most cases  by former ‘form boys’, (his privileged ‘chics‘, especially winners of Gold Medals who won their kudos be good performance in Swami’s carnal presence). These relative youngsters cannot think outside the box in which Sai Baba enclosed their minds, having been subjected to rote learning and not asking questions or doing other than accept what they were told (I have this not least on the authority of the famous journalist, my close friend V.K. Narasimhan, who was close to SB as his journal’s editor, translator and daily companion).

Among many typical fanciful claims, one was remarkable. In his talk, Dr. N. Siva Kumar told about a young boy who was “spiritually attracted to Swami from a very young age” (sic!) and who became a model follower. But he was struck down by an incurable disease and soon passed away.

Boyfriends of Sai Baba

Boyfriends of Sai Baba

Everyone was stunned and questioned ‘why Swami didn’t bless this person?’ His body was being taken for cremation and there was a large crowd following the procession. One of the devotees, seeing the huge following, thought of taking pictures, thinking that it will motivate others to follow his example. He took photographs of the final procession. When these photos were shown to others, everyone was able to see in every, single photo of the procession, Swami physically standing. All were so happy to know that this person had spiritual nearness with Swami.
How can we get the spiritual nearness? We can get this spiritual nearness by actively participating in the schedule of the University and ensuring that we do our duty sincerely. The first takeaway of this aspect, Upa, is that let us strive everyday to cultivate this spiritual nearness to Swami. This, over a period will definitely protect us.

Interestingly no such photos were ever shown anywhere, so none can prove that they existed. Why not? Another set of fakes and photo-shopped images of Sai Baba in the attempt to prove miracles already out would hardly do much damage.  However near and dear Sai Baba claimed he held his boys and others, Shivakumar’s conclusion is most patently untrue. I shall spell it out… obviously another concocted story by SB officials to limit the great damage that this death would otherwise do to devotees’s faith in him!  Further, the ‘protection of the avatar’ of his devotees has constantly been shown not to exist for a large number of devotees, (as partly documented here). Some notable cases include Professor Kasturi (his official biographer), Kutumb Rao (ex-ambassadorial head of Prashanthi ashram), Mrs. Barbara Sinclair (wife of billionaire donor James Sinclair), Mrs Shanti Jegathesan, her son Jegan (a Sai Baba favourite!) , Dr. John Hislop, four former devotee students who police murdered in 1993 in SB’s own apartment, and not least in countless testimonies of ex-followers who tell of deaths, major accidents, imprisonments, single and group suicides, ugly cancer death, the disappearance and murders of devotees.

Dr. N. SivakumarWhat use is a doctorate from Sai University if it was not gained by excellence of knowledge but rests on favour for believing the official cover-up picture, SB’s vast false claims, and plenty of utmost drivel uttered by him in discourses? As a former examiner at University of Oslo, I can safely say, worthless! How Sivakumar received a gold medal for ‘academic excellence’ and “the prestigious All rounder gold medal from Bhagavan” is anyone’s guess (but Sai Baba always had his hand in it). I have been informed by a former student of the actual qualification for that doubtful ‘honour’. Dr N. Sivakumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Commerce, Brindavan Campus, and – as a keen student of the Vedas – he incorporates the wisdom from the Vedas and Upanishads in modern-day subjects (or vice-versa?) when he teaches university students. As if those ancient hymns and religious speculations supersede all that civilisation has achieve in understanding since such scientifically and humanistically primitive times!

All those I know who have attended any of Sai Baba’s endless repetitive Kulwant Hall discourses cannoy point to any original thought having never been expressed there, and absolutely not by any selected VIP speaker, foreign visitor or the countless students who have parroted from the lectern. Being a sectarian kind of ‘Hindu-evangelism’, nothing of real significance that was not already expressed by Sai Baba could be said within the precincts of Prashanthi Nilayam, for it was entirely for propagating the so-called ‘teachings’ of Sathya Sai Baba. But Sai Baba contributed no original insights that were not already to be found in the Indian tradition and moreover he claimed purely and simply to be reviving the existing Vedic legacy of sanathana dharma (or basic Hindu values), which is nothing new at all. The entire vastness of the world of modern research knowledge – in whichever sciences or humanities – lay almost wholly beyond the ken of Sai Baba (who made many ignorant statements) and anything in any way undermining his stated views was not to be admitted to the precincts of Prashanthi Nilayam. (He repeatedly ridiculed scholars and scientists). Even medicine, which was one of the disciplines taught, was sidelined in his public discourses in favour of Sai Baba’s puritan brand of spiritual healing through ‘prayer to Swami’, worship (pujas, arati), eating ‘miraculous’ substances like vibuti ash and amrit nectar, claptrap about ‘vibrational healing’, the ‘cancelling of cancer’ by SB’s divine will, and preaching about the causes of all illnesses being failure to observe moral religious teachings in daily life!

and Sathya Sai University information and a student’s full account “Life at Sathya Sai University

also Some prominent ex-devotees of Sathya Sai Baba

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