Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

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Criticism and abuse against others

Posted by robertpriddy on February 28, 2015

abuse-of-othersIf free speech is to prevail in the world, certain supposedly ‘spiritual’ teachings must be brought into universal disrepute. Such a doctrine  was promoted by Sathya Sai Baba – at least in preaching, though not always at all in many of his discourses or interview statements. (See scan on right). If this were taken seriously we all risk becoming slaves in a society like Orwell’s 1984, where an omnipresent Big Brother enforced ‘Newspeak’, a means of controlling how people speak and by extension how they think. 

The inherent self-contradiction of the ‘teaching’ is obvious if one thinks a bit about it. The abused and the abuser, the critic and the criticised,  are not at all one and the same. Not if one rejects speculative theological claims such as ‘in transcendent reality we are all god, all divine’ (especially in Hinduism and advaita vedanta). A person who kills another does not kill himself, he survives. Unless one is taken in by the inevitable rebuttal speculative Hindus make – but he will be killed in a later life due to the law of karma – it makes no sense whatever to claim ‘all are one’, because all is all and one is one. (in vulgar terms, ‘Yeah man, everythin’ is everythin’ eh?’).

Were societies to take such a false teaching seriously and apply it across the board, they would have to abolish all systems of law which hold wrong-doers responsible for their crimes. The utter impracticability of such a nonsense is evident to anyone who has to lodge any kind of complaint against another for anything. Little wonder, therefore, that Sai Baba himself could not refrain from heaping abuse on others – mostly in general, but also by name (which he constantly did in his group interviews when it suited him, and also whether or not the object of his ill will was present or not). Little wonder, either, that his devotees, who sat through endless repetitive harangues about always not back-biting, always speaking softly and obligingly, never criticising others could never refrain  from exactly those things, as well-documented evidence proves entirely (see a selection of abuses and defamation by devotees against dissidents and critics here – less than a tenth or less of the libel and defamation we have received altogether from Sai Baba ‘spiritual aspirants’). The issue of ‘self-abuse’ is illumined further in a recent e-mail reply to verbal abuse by Sai devotee, Cass Smith

Criticism is not the same as abuse, of course, there is a fine but definitive line between these. One should never criticise others, but only examine and criticise one’s own self, was Sai Baba’s constantly repeated advice. But he had already also insisted that everyone’s self is the selfsame Atma (Spirit), so if one criticises oneself it equally criticises others. Nonetheless he set a fine example to his followers, calling people who exposed him ‘veritable demons’ and many such things when he felt like it. Many of his devotees have followed in his footsteps there!

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Shivarathri 2015 at Prashanthi Nilayam

Posted by robertpriddy on February 25, 2015

The authorities at Prashanthi Nilayam called in all dependents on Sai colleges and other institutions to fill out the Kulwant Hall for Shivarthri. Gone are the days when the ashram was filled with devotees. As to foreign visitors, it is reported as follows:-

“…in spite of “physical absence” of Swami, didn’t stop the Russian devotees in Particular to shy away from Parthi as about 600 of them were camping in Puttaparthi to celebrate Mahashivarathri in the divine presence of our beloved Lord. The amazing thing about, at least 80 % of Russian devotees is that they don’t know a word in English and yet the yearning in their heart is so strong that they just want to know about Swami and His teachings more and more. You will see them always having some satsang or other in devotees’ houses to share the message of Sai. On a negative level they have also been an easy target for some ” misleading” forces who are giving an entirely different perspective of Swami and His avatar hood and diverting their attention from Prasanthi Nilayam.”

So the Russians did not understand English, and surely not Telugu or Hindi, so they had little idea of what it was all about and were easily misled by the propaganda, no doubt. But they too had heard of untoward matters (from “misleading” forces). Probably the Prashanthi multiplication factor was at work whereby 60 million becomes 600 million almost overnight? But the exotic rituals that were part of Sai Baba’s repertoire were partly replicated – abishekam of lingam and the like, all-night bhajan singing, and a recorded discourse by Sai Baba. The ashram only played audio discourses and no video, which is peculiar. Perhaps they are editing the audio discourses to cut out embarrassing points, as editing out inconvenient bits has always been the policy there. “This is an era of videos and we devotees are little surprised when you just play an audio discourse when you have lots and lots of video discourses of Swami sitting in the Radio Sai Studios.” With nothing to look at ardent devotees surely lost some of their reported “religious fervour” and probably took a few cat naps. All dull as ditch water, at least to people who have been there and learned what is behind it all in reality.

Something had to be sought out to try to show that ‘Swami’ was present, so this was suggested: “Just before the divine discourse started a Rudraksha Japamala which was adorning the Sai Eswara Lingam fell hinting the divine presence of Swami and approval and blessings for the puja done by the Ritviks.”
Someone probably ensured that the japamala was not properly fixed so a slight movement might cause it to slip?

“The ashram gates were open the whole night. Petty businesses like tea vendors, and fruit vendors were making few extra bucks this holy night. The police personnel were also seen in good numbers making sure every thing goes well in and out side the ashram.” Quotes above from an e-mail from deluded Mr. Satish Naik. Yes, the paid-up police are used as security for the officials there and seem to be necessary to clamp down on anyone who expresses any discontent or critical views. (In 1993 they executed in cold blood four devotee intruders in Sai Baba’s apartment, and with his approval!)

The major split in the Sai movement these days is evident from the competing and possibly more flamboyant Shivarathri ceremonies as Muddenahalli, the centre of the opposition to the ‘official’ Sai Baba ashram. According to a comment sent to me recently, the Narasimha Murthy channelling clique there have hung out the bait as follows:-
“A recent revelation by “Swami” is that Prema Sai has already been born and that he will reside in Muddenahalli. He will apparently be a silent avatar and barely speak.”

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COMMENT   Chrisdokter said “Right on the money, your analysis, Robert. The silent Prema Sai-scheme is cunning, I must say. If I did not firmly believe that Sathya Sai Baba is and will remain dead forever, I would credit him for coming up with such a devious plan. If you say nothing, no one can contradict you, right? It adds to the mystery no end.”

 

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Sai Baba’s superior in showmanship and action

Posted by robertpriddy on February 21, 2015

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan

For your amusement only: Can’t resist mentioning that a new Super-God is on the block who promises to put Sathya Sai Baba and all his works in the shade. He has apparently pushed back the boundaries of ‘spirituality’ far beyond the credible or possible. His comprehensive name, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan (perhaps the final ‘e’ was dropped for the sake of propriety). His upadesh – or let us call it ‘divine boast’, is as follows:-

“Some call me a saint, some call me an angel, some call me guru and some call me God, If it is a sin to serve the country and the universe, then I will keep committing this sin until my last breath.” Reportedly, he adheres to no single religion and aims to teach “ultimate spirituality.”

Mr. Insan heads Dera Sacha Sauda, a social-welfare and spiritual organization that claims to have 50 million followers! That is the same imaginary number Sathya Sai Baba started out with in the 1960s when informing Dr. John Hislop of his outreach. But Insan collected these 50 mill. more quickly, not least through a You Tube video which got 1 million hits in which he gyrates amidst huge crowds which hailed him as “the rockstar saint!. .. making Sai Baba seem even more like the drugged wooden doll on wheels that he actually was in his last years.

He has made a ‘wholesome’ movie for India’s youth to watch called ‘MSG: The Messenger in which he takes on sabre-wielding villains, splinters a log with his fist and rides a monster-wheeled motorcycle in a high-speed chase, bursts through a wall of snow amid mountain peaks, runs across flaming landscapes and weaves through traffic on his tricked-out blue-and-yellow monster bike” See full report ‘It’s Not a Bird or a Plane, It’s a Holy Man’

Does not this sound more like it, surely? No more sitting looking at the wall in growing boredom (meditation on the name), action before words and chutzpah to the extreme, and with his snazzier outfit making Sathya Sai Baba look tame by comparison, not to mention his associate Asaram Bapu or the long lineage of false claimants to divinity and holiness on which they built their empires. So is Indian spirituality simply taking off, or taking a real beating?

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Sai Baba reported as a ‘holy man hoax’

Posted by robertpriddy on February 19, 2015

The author of the article on Sai Baba – Holy Man or Hoax is Gethin Chamberlain, a senior journalist who has worked for some of the leading media in the world, e.g., The Observer, The Guardian, Grazia, GQ, Look, News of the World, South China Morning Post, The Sunday Telegraph, the Scotsman ….. He sought the advice of Barry Pittard and myself to check documented facts etc. Barry Pittard wrote in March 2011 – a month before Sai Baba died as we had long predicted he soon must – that thearticle contains quite recent and strikingly revealing photos of just some of the incredible opulence with which Sai Baba surrounds himself. His madness, authoritarianism and overweening arrogance are damningly evident to a vast array of human beings, but not to those smitten by their unquestioning faith in him”

See a full scan of the article from the MarieClaire magazine here.

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Asaram Bapu’s terrorist thugs

Posted by robertpriddy on February 17, 2015

Yet again the defenders of the indefensible go on the attack, totally unscrupulous and dangerous killers who worship Asaram Bapu (and probably act on his orders) are on the loose. It just shows what Asaram Bapu stands for and underlines that a guru is to be judged by his followers!

F.IndiaFirstpost.com (F INDIA)reports: Muzaffarnagar: The family of Akhil Gupta, the slain witness in a sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, is living under terror following an attack in Jodhpur on a witness in another case against Asaram, a senior police officer said today. IPS officer Amitabh Thakur who met Akhil’s family members here yesterday said the family was living under a cloud of fear and their protection had become a more pressing issue in the aftermath of the attack. Prosecution witness Rahul Sachan, one of the ‘sewadars’ of Asaram, was attacked yesterday when he was boarding the police vehicle after coming out of the court in Jodhpur.

Thakur said under these circumstances it is necesary to record the statements of the deceased’s family members, including father Naresh Gupta, mother Deepa and wife, under section 164 of CRPC before a magistrate. Thakur said Akhil’s family alleged that the associates of Asaram has been threatening them and added the culprits have not been arrested by the police yet. Meanwhile Deputy SP, New Mandi circle, Karamvir Singh today said police have provided full protection to the family, with four police guards and a mobile police van also in movement in the area. Akhil Gupta, who was a cook and personal aide to the self-styled godman, was shot dead in Muzaffarnagar on January 11. The accused in the murder are still at large. Police said that they are trying to trace the accused.

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Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL)

Posted by robertpriddy on February 15, 2015

The so-called ‘Sathya Sai University’ first opened in 1981 as ‘Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Studies’  (later changed to ‘… Higher Learning’). Its policy is that its students must learn what they are taught to think and believe, certainly not to study to become independent thinkers. ‘Higher Learning’ expresses the pretension behind all Sai Baba education, namely, that it purveys ‘spiritual wisdom’ (what SB himself called Divine wisdom) prior to any ‘worldly sciences’ or humanities. It is based on Hindu values, only secondarily on genuine knowledge (which Sai Baba defined only as knowledge of God). The values, which Sai Baba insisted were divine values laid down once and for all by God, he deceptively called ‘Human Values’, in an attempt to make them more widely acceptable. Sathya Sai University has no academic standing in any statistic, and is absolutely not significant in any subjects in the sciences or humanities. Nonetheless, Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning was declared a ‘deemed’ University by Madhuri Shah, devotee and Chairperson of the University Grants Commission, on a par with the rest of India’s Centres of Higher Learning!

A couple of decades later the Indian authorities elevated that Institute into a fully accredited university, due to Sai Baba’s increased political and financial influence. It is a faith university, and is completely inconsequential as regards science and humanities. After Sai Baba’s death, the University was demoted back to the status of mere ‘deemed university’ again. Not surprising, since being of such a low educational level, many of its graduates could not think outside their mental learn-by-rote boxes – nor were they allowed to expose the many fallacious and ignorant ‘teachings’ of Sai Baba that were part of their daily fare. The famous former editor of Sai Baba’s journal, V.K. Narasimhan, told me in the mid 1990s how appalling were the rote-learning methods and standards of education there, because most who obtained Ph. D. degrees there were unable to partake intelligently in informed discussion, having no independence of thought but mostly only being able to regurgitate what they had been taught. I found this to be very much the case when I tried to engage certain students I met after their graduation.

Kartick Vaddadi, a former student at Sri Sathya Sai educational institutions, had written succinctly and frankly about his time there, providing serious food for thought to anyone considering joining Sai educational institutions which are set such draconian limitations on students’ freedom of speech, movements, and access to world culture (Internet being forbidden) as to be outright repressive of their human rights. Quite apart from that their pedagogy and intellectual standards are largely redundant.  Vaddadi sums it up:  …going to this college is not worth the cost, intellectual and emotional. Years after graduating from this college, I’m still uncomfortable with people, distrustful of groups, and in general not as happy as I would be if I went to another college.” See his full incisive presentation: Life at Sathya Sai University

On top of this comes the total non-accountability of all Sai Baba institutions. The colleges etc., do not even answer letters of these imply any sort of questioning or call for investigation! This imperious policy was brought out into the to light after the utmost scandals about innumerable sexual abuses by Sathya Sai Baba of young boys at his school and colleges, the cold-blooded execution with his complicity of four protesting devotees in 1993  and the massive and total cover-up of all of this – including protection of Sai Baba from prosecution by Indian PMs, Presidents and top members of the judiciary. With this in mind, only badly misinformed or indoctrinated parents would every send their sons to any of those Sai Baba institutions.

Sai Baba’s teachings and education in total academic isolation  Those chosen by Sathya Sai Baba for top offices in his organisation and institutions (for all the academic titles they flaunt) show themselves to be isolated from the entire world education research community and lacking in up-to-date in modern knowledge and intellectuality. Not a single one of them seems to have published a major serious work of impact on peers or the informed public in science, philosophy or other comparable serious literature, yet many are at the same time hagiographic writers about Sathya Sai Baba. Sai Baba himself is more or less unknown to – and unmentioned by – any major world thinker of high achievement. Incidentally, nor is he quoted or referred to by any important world religious leaders.

Open the comment to appreciate the glaring emptiness of a Sai Baba discourse on his students. Among the false claims and boasts, note in particular:-

Sai Baba denounced highly educated people in general: “There are many in this world who are highly educated, but are they rendering any service to the nation? No.”

He boasted that his students surpass others: “In other academic centres students are interested in pursuing higher studies for their own selfish ends, but our students are not interested in accumulating degrees, but in disseminating their knowledge for the benefit of others.

and finally: “In future, many great events are going to take place. The country need not fear. Bharat will certainly become a land of plenty and prosperity. Our students will contribute a lot to the development of the nation. They are the future leaders. It is a matter of great joy for Me to see the students as future leaders.

However, so far not one former student can be located who is a leader of any account in India! A land of plenty and prosperity? No! Alas, a land of penury and calamity, corruption and bribery, for the vast majority.

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Delhi takes a giant step back from Modi

Posted by robertpriddy on February 11, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suffered a seismic electoral defeat in the Delhi Legislative Assembly election Delhi, something the Bharitiya Janata Party (BJP) never even suspected was possible. It was the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal secured 67 of the 70 seats. Congress won nothing and BJP the remaining three seats. This party has anti-corruption high on its agenda. Vesides, the AAP ran a clean campaign. not descending to the defamatory smears of some opponents.

It was Narendra Modi himself who eventually lead the BJP’s Delhi election campaign to crashing defeat after the party was noticing setbacks and he made the mistake of suggesting Kejriwal was an anarchist. Modi has done very little to combat the massive bribery and corruption of the political system and bureaucracy. The defeat of this Goliath by a David augurs well for down-to-earth thinking and the best worldly values and may be an expression of a incoming sea change in India. No longer had Modi the confidence that the last general election seemed to insist. Modi’s right-wing Hindu nationalism and speckled past (eg. on Ayodhya) is much documented, and he has previously publicised himself as a supporter of Indian guru cults, having worshipped Sathya Sai Baba and Asaram Bapu. This turnaround may well be instrumental in cooling Modi’s Hindu rhetoric and general support for such guru cults and the culture of cover-up and suppression of whistle-blowers that has ruined so much in modern India

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Cosmic Sai Baba lunatic fringe mediums, channellers et al.

Posted by robertpriddy on February 7, 2015

Sathya Sai Baba once had such a reputation that his characteristic ‘miracles’ of healing, manifestation, teachings, methods and much more were copied by literally countless people. There are even many lookalikes who claimed to do what he did! Many were outright frauds out to get a following and spiritual reputation themselves, or to  make money (and obtain others benefits to abuse the vulnerable). Many others had convinced themselves that they were in special contact with Sai Baba, not least through hearing his voice dictating teachings to them and giving directions to other people through them (even though he vehemently denied the genuineness of such claims, saying he never delegated any of his powers to anyone or spoke through others). The practices of mediums have been exposed in many ways already, and, because most of these people have convinced themselves that the their voices or inexplicable ideas are genuine,  the latest neurological research helps understand how the brain achieves this within itself.

New claimants of Sai Baba contacts and powers – both unwitting misled devotees and also crafty deceivers – crop up all the time, and the Internet is just one place you will find them. Below are some links to a few about whom I have blogged here.

Meanwhile, meet Valerie Barrow from Australia, who had been ‘awakened’ by a ‘Light Being’ White Eagle. She tells how she came to her first interview in 1993… it is classic deception (he called her from the lines and then in the interview asked her ‘What is your name, Val?’. (Accommodation office always provided such data to Sai Baba early every morning!).  He ‘materialised a green ring’ (as he also did for me Christmas 1986 – it was a synthetic sapphire worth about $10.- at the time, but set in an 18 carat gold ring.) He also told her she would see him in it, as he told many who got such false ‘green diamond’ rings. In fact, anyone could see his silhouette in mine if  from the exact correct angle and lighting. The rings are designed that way with green silver foil paper carefully adjusted behind the stone, increasing the brilliance. Because I went there trustingly, and she went devotedly, he conned me and he conned her in just the same way!  This is where she tells her ‘story’ http://cosmicsaibaba.com/how-valerie-barrow-met-sai-baba/ She was ‘stunned and speechless’ when Sai Baba told her that her husband is a banker. (Like nearly all visitors to the ashrams she had no idea that Sai Baba always had many snoopers who overhear conversations and report back to the offices, while such information was by then very easy to obtain from the web in advance by SB’s workers, with her name and passport details are all registered on arrival. Sai Baba ‘loved’ bankers and rich people because of the big donations they would make, so they and their wives got ashram priviliges!

Since then ‘Val’ has qualified fully for the Sai lunatic fringe with two books (‘The Book of Love by a Medium’ & ‘Alcheringa, When the First Ancestors were Created’) and by promoting herself on-line as a medium of the Cosmic Sai Baba! She claims to get discourses from the Cosmic Sai Baba explaining the 4th dimension and much else worn-out make-believe (deranged persons met at Prashanthi Nilayam would go around telling anyone who would listen of such things, how Sai Baba was promising that the whole world would soon change suddenly and break into a new universal consciousness etc. Rita Bruce, a VIP author also claimed such things – Sai Baba did actually make similar claims too). The practices of mediums have been exposed in many ways already, and, because most of these people have convinced themselves that the their voices or inexplicable ideas are genuine,  the latest neurological research helps understand how the brain achieves this within itself.

Another claimant, Kiara Winder, went on YouTube: Sri Sathya Sai Baba –  25 April 2011  According to this channeller, Sai Baba tells that he could have stayed in his body… and the old Sai Baba self-contradictions picked over all over again by a self-promoting medium. His goofy smile (seen on the YouTube video) is particularly off-putting, as is the accompanying flute music (well, the talk itself badly needed some backing, but not by music but by facts!).

SAI BABA DENIED HE SPOKE THROUGH MEDIUMS ETC.

SAI BABA DENIED HE SPOKE THROUGH MEDIUMS ETC. click on image for source page

Here are but a few cases out of literally hundreds more to illustrate this ‘spiritual frenzy’:-

Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences (close follower from youth thinks Sai Baba instructs him from the beyond)
Sathya Sai Baba ‘channellers’ and mediums
Inner voice, inner messages from Sai Baba
Sai Ma – women channellers contended for the title ‘Sai Mother’
Sathya Sai Baba’s broad lunatic fringe
Sai Baba lookalikes and imitators: The Guru Gallery

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India’s huge gender disparities & female infanticide etc.

Posted by robertpriddy on February 4, 2015

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In the years before his death, Sathya Sai Baba held a discourse in which he said that the number of males in India was greater than females. This also happens, he said, when war upset the balance.  Yet he added that in time the unbalance levelled off, and that was the work of God.  What he did not mention was that in India it was not – as in war – the male population which decreased, but the female. There was, however, evidently nothing whatever he could (as self-proclaimed God Almighty) to reduce the decrease in females in India. In 2012, India had seven million fewer girls than boys under the age of six!  This year the decrease in relation to males has continued to grow. This causes huge problems for young men who want to start a relationship with a view to marriage. The vast majority of Indians have no hope whatever of leaving the mainland and finding Indian females abroad.

 Amartya Sen has highlighted the need to consider the socio-cultural influences that promote gender inequalities In India, cultural influences favour the preference for sons for reasons related to kinship, lineage, inheritance, identity, status, and economic security. This preference cuts across class and caste lines, and it discriminates against girls. In extreme cases, the discrimination takes the form of ‘honour killings’ where families kill daughters or daughter in laws who fail to conform to gender expectations about marriage and sexuality. (i.e. really dishonourable killings) When a woman does not conform to expected gender norms she is shamed and humiliated because it impacts both her and her family’s honor, and perhaps her ability to marry. The causes of gender inequalities are complex, but a number of cultural factors in India can explain how son preference, a key driver of daughter neglect, is so prevalent. (See also Sathya Sai Baba family tree – and female infanticide?)

World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes a Global Gender Gap Index score for each nation every year. The index focuses not on empowerment of women, but on the relative gap between men and women in four fundamental categories – economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.  In 2011, the WEF ranked India at 113 on the Gender Gap Index (GGI) among 135 countries polled… and below several sub-Saharan African countries.

According to The Lancet, “researchers found wealthier women with higher levels of education were more likely to abort girls because they could afford to pay for gender tests and abortions. Their report has exposed a 1996 law which banned gender screening tests in an attempt to reduce female feticides as a failure. Women in India are often placed under great pressure from their husbands and in-laws to deliver boys because girls are seen as a financial burden. They fear high dowries demanded by families of potential grooms and the pressure to pay for increasingly ostentatious weddings. (By Dean Nelson, New Delhi 24 May 2011)”.
See also Women, Sathya Sai Baba and male chauvinism

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Hong Kong resident on Sai Baba’s message and actions

Posted by robertpriddy on February 1, 2015

Lest one forget the infamous police executions in Sai Baba’s ‘holy’ temple apartment in June 1993, here is one reaction by a decent citizen.

Gordon LordHong Kong, signed the petition on January 31. 2008. (not a follower as such, but involved) 1991 – 2007.

I was initially attracted to Sathya Sai Baba because of the universal appeal of his message. And frankly, given that India is a socially divided / fragmented country with several social classes, castes and other ridiculous divisions, SSB’s message and teachings of “All Are One”, “Universal Language Of The Heart”, “Education In Human Values” etc. seemed very appealing to me during my University years. However, since 1995 I started hearing about allegations of sexual abuse at the ashram, rampant corruption among the rank and file of office-bearers in the International Sathya Sai Organization, lack of financial transparency such as no published financial statements etc. Fortunately, I was never inflicted by the disease of blind-belief, unlike most people I know, including my own parents, friends and relatives. (Ask any serious seeker of the meaning of life and he or she will most likely tell you that “awareness” matters more than “belief”. But most SSB followers I’ve met in my lifetime don’t care about awareness or self-understanding. They are only interested in using the crutches of “belief” all the way to their grave!)

Over the years, the allegations kept increasing and I also happened to personally meet some past students of the Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. I heard about cases of sexual abuse from the students too! And then finally, the shooting incident was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Four young boys, at the prime of their lives were gunned down (a.k.a murdered in cold blood) by the police personnel that had stormed into the ashram. The local police filed a fraudulent report indicating that the cops had fired in self-defense when the 4 boys charged towards them with knives in hand. A federal investigation team proved these claims were false and charged the policemen with murder. Ask any experienced cop and he or she will tell you that the police training manual does not recommend shooting-to-kill as a response especially when the weapons of the attackers are simple tools such as knives or screwdrivers. Single shots to the leg or the thigh would have immediately incapacitated the attackers, thereby enabling their arrest and prosecution. However, the fact that the police chose to “execute” the 4 boys rather than arrest them and produce them in a court of law, is a clear indication that they wanted to silence them forever, as dead men tell no tales!Any decent and civilized human being who ponders over all these events that happened in Prashanti Nilayam would be utterly disgusted at the glaring discrepancy between what the ashram is claimed to be and what the ashram actually is! The word “Prashanti Nilayam” is meant to indicate an abode of eternal peace, but in reality it is the abode of “death” and disgusting brutality. To this day, there has not been any proper investigation into the murder of the 4 young boys by the police and the perpetrators of this heinous crime are roaming free! And all this is happening in the “abode of peace”.

Honestly, it does not matter what SSB is or what he isn’t. The real misfortune is that many educated people, government officers, scientists, engineers, professors, politicians, bureaucrats, leaders, presidents and prime ministers still throng to this place, even after these cold-blooded murders and disgusting events. Truly, all these “followers” are spiritually, psychologically and intellectualy “dead”! Therefore, it is beyond doubt that none of these mindless “followers” (a.k.a dead people) can help bring about a more peaceful or less chaotic world, regardless of their academic or social or technological capabilities and achievements.

Note: No longer does anyone of note (apart from a few long-compromised Indian politicians)  throng to that place! It is in decline, which – though such scams always live on forever in some shape or form due to the religiously-deluded masses in India – will not change, since the bogus claim that SSB will be reborn as Prema Sai is just another piece of age-old Indian spiritual fantasy.

We now know – including from an eye-witness of the events that night – that the police executions and subsequent events was presided over by Sathya Sai Baba himself. There was a total cover-up after the ashram authorities and the Puttaparthi police had spread countless rumours and caused utter confusion to reign. The Indian government in power laid a total smoke screen over the entire matter and secretly interfered in and finally quashed the CBI investigation they had been forced to start. All successive Indian governments to this day have failed to lift the lid on this despicable set-up.

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