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Prashanthi-Muddenahalli bitter war erupts

Posted by robertpriddy on April 29, 2015

The Muddenahalli gang are to expand their activities and the oracle boy Madhu Sudan has started his world tour (Tokyo & Italy) under the pretentious title of ‘Bhagavan’s Visit to Tokyo. First Divine Discourse in Japan’. In YouTube videos one can see ”Swami’s World Tour!’ (Tokyo) and ‘Swami QA session’. In the latter a former student poured forth vapourings of his inflamed imagination and deranged beliefs taken as realities. There is nothing remotely like Sai Baba in it, but he talks on the background of his lifelong indoctrination into the confusions of Hindu mythical speculations. Despite his zealous faith and considering the level of self-deceit nonetheless required to regurgitate Sai Baba’s former thoughts as if they were direct from him, it is very likely that the boy is driven by a need for recognition and applause. A mail from Puttaparthi tells of the migration to Muddenahalli:-

—– Original Message —–
From: anon.
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:20 PM
Subject: Mudenahalli

Many have bought apartments near Mudenahalli and several cars/taxis (sometimes 45 to 50 before summer came) leave from Parthi every Sunday & Thursday as darshan is only on these 2 days.  Even now there some devotees who make it a point to go there every thursday & sunday without fail. Soon the office bearers there will be travelling to Kodai for a few days like last year  & then on a Europe tour & also the USA later on.

On the pro-Prashanthi Satish Naik/Anil Kumar Facebook page people are busy ripping apart the Muddenahalli scam, with the devotees arguing in the comments section.
The Saibliss Community writes:-


THE BACKGROUND OF MUDDENAHALLI TEAM: As the Muddenahalli impostors intensify their drama by coming up with new ideas to mislead innocent devotees, going on overseas trips, taking the “light body” Swami in Mercedes Benz and Jaguars and even flights, please take a look at their background. They all are not “new” to each other and this LIGHT BODY is a very well planned drama by a group of aspiring business men of course with the help of few “famous” devotees of our beloved Lord. In India alone there are 101 Sathya Sai Schools (not to forget the Sathya Sai schools overseas averaging 2 in each country) built by devotees and none of them used “light body” concept to raise money, where as it was pure inspiration from Swami and Him alone.. Let us not forget Swami’s teachings, Just have connection directly with Him and no one else…. Jai Sairam

The diatribe continues with:-

Message from Prof. Raghavendra Pradad, SSSIHL Alumnus, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

Sairam Brothers This mail is my personal opinion on the happenings at Muddenahalli. It is nothing but treachery and deceit. Hunger for money and power. Swamy has told time and again that He interacts with everyone one-on-one and He does not require any media to communicate with His devotees. I very clearly remember Swamy using the word “vyabhichara bhakthi” for such characters. There are many pseudo-spiritualists who are extremely deceitful and are exploiting the gullibilities of innocent devotees and young students. Muddenahalli gets its popularity because of some well known names. There are many such people who are using Swamy’s name to satisfy their own ulterior motives. I had known Mr. BNM since my very childhood (almost 40years). I feel ashamed that I ever known him and interacted with him. I also (like many more) know Madhusudhan Naidu well. I threw him out of Brindavan Medical Camp as he was collecting money in the name of the camp and was swallowing the same. It is unfortunate that many of our illustrious alumni are in the forefront of this deceit. It is pathetic to see that they have forgotten all that they learnt in the Divine Physical Presence of Swamy. It is time that they keep away from playing any role in Sri Sathya Sai Students. They, infact, are the Judas of the present age, but with more sophistication. It is high time that student body condemn this blasphemy in single voice. We have no face with devotees when they look straight and ask ” is this what swami expected from His students?” Let us disown and outcast anyone who is belittling our Swami.

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Testimony on Sai Baba’s male chauvinism and blindness

Posted by robertpriddy on April 28, 2015

Another mail from a source who must remain anonymous due to experiences of massive harassment by Sai Baba people. I know his identity and that he is entirely genuine, also having qualified highly since leaving the Sai Baba cult.

“Dear Robert,
Reading your posts I was just presuming about SB really taking his words too seriously…..i mean if he seriously realized the truth of Prevention been better than cure before jumping headlong into his illnesses..
 Though Sai Baba spoke a lot about loving etc…he always promoted male chauvinism as associated with traditional Hindu ideology. He only used or rather misused people like me for his own vile purposes. It’s an irony for this so-called God that he could neither live up to his own teachings, nor a single of his predictions ever came true…moreover his blindfolded devotees are in a total quagmire of despair. I think many of them are going to require counselling to regain their sanity. 
  In fact I really regret doing my study at his so-called Institute of higher learning. I was never exposed to serious study at all…the only skill I learnt was to speak a sort of clipped sing-song dialect of English with a south Indian twist.

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Millions from across the world to visit new Sai temple?

Posted by robertpriddy on April 27, 2015

sai_templeThe New Indian Express reports that the Sri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust at Thiruvanathapuram has created a unique temple for Sathya Sai Baba in that it will be the first place where an idol of Sathya Sai Baba will be worshipped. This is supposedly the first ‘idol’ for worship of Sai Baba, and bhajans will be held at it. 

The founders of the this new temple are confident that it will become “a pilgrimage centre to millions of people all over the world”. (Or, with dollar signs in their eyes, they really hope for this). Their confidence – though not their desires – are in contrast to Prashanthi Nilayam and the Central Trust usurpers of Sai Baba’s fortune and heirlooms who now preside over a near-deserted ashram (apart from conscripted students and local villagers coming for handouts). However, it appears that the hopeful temple builders couldn’t even afford to put up walls (to control the flow of millions etc.), though that is convenient because no need to do maintenance or guard it. How long before sexually or other abused victims of Sai Baba or those who knew Sai Baba’s true self-seeking lying nature tamper with the idol?  One may expect the impoverishing and envious Prashanthi Nilayam gang to castigate and disown the Orphanage Trust.

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Sai Baba’s death super scandal: his cousin’s campaign for justice!

Posted by robertpriddy on April 24, 2015

probeThe Times of India reports on the effort of Mr. Ganapathy Raju – cousin of Sathya Sai Baba – to get justice concerning the death, written 300 letters to the judiciary et. in vain. Now we see the MOST revealing background of the utter corruption regarding Sathya Sai Baba of the Indian police, legal and government hierarchy. In any law-abiding society such an effort would have paid off with a media and legal investigation at the very least. We now read:-

Cousin demands CID probe into Sai Baba’s death
TNN | Apr 24, 2015, 04.28 AM IST
HYDERABAD: A day before Satya Sai Baba’s death anniversary, a cousin of the departed godman demanded a CID probe into his death claiming that Sai Baba passed away on March 29 and not as officially declared on April 24, 2011.
Ganapathy Raju, Baba’s first cousin, alleged that the death was hushed up by a few trust members just to keep enough time to usurp as much wealth from the trust fund.
“When Baba started showing signs of being unwell, why did the trust members call for a coffin and order two truckloads of flowers as done for a funeral? The death was not reported because the trust members needed time to usurp the wealth,” he said.
An angry Raju asked why Sai Baba wasn’t taken abroad for his treatment. “Why isn’t the medical report being put out in public?” he questioned.
“Also the medicines that were administered to Baba were not available in many hospitals. I wonder what drugs were given to him,” he alleged.
He also said that the establishment of a private flying training school at the Satya Sai Airport was taken up in a coy manner only to fill a few pockets. When asked on why he chose to come forward with this information now, Raju said that he was hopeful that the formation of a new government at the state and Centre would call for immediate ‘justice’.
“I have written close to 300 letters to various senior law enforcement officers, bureaucrats and leaders for a CID investigation into the matter but in vain. Till date, there has been no concrete planning to take up this matter,” he added.

I wondered why news about similar very credible claims by a former minister, Nagi Reddy, had disappeared entirely after he first went public in 2011.

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Sathya Sai Baba anniversary of death April 24, 2011

Posted by robertpriddy on April 23, 2015

Ironically, doctors reported well before he died, that Sai Baba was not conscious – and, all his other vital organs having long ceased to function,  was most probably brain-dead. One can ask: what kind of ‘omnipotent’ being dies after being disconnected from his life support and breathing machine (while his heart-beat, breathing and circulation etc. could most likely have been artificially continued as before even then)? His predictions of  four fully documented different dates of his death, all around 10 years in error?  So much for his self-proclaimed ‘omniscience’. Amusingly, I was the only person to predict in public his death on Easter Sunday, which I did the day before, even though it is almost certain that he died much earlier than it was announced and the fact was covered up – see Sathya Sai Baba to be ‘resurrected’ on Easter Day? Knowing the state of major preparations for the funeral and the constant mendacity of his doctors and top VIPs, I figured they would disconnect him from his ‘life support system’ and fix his death date as Easter Day so as falsely to identify him with Jesus!

Long since assured that the world would never accept him as God Almighty (as he repeatedly claimed), especially not after he was revealed as a secretive hoarder of countless valuables, gold and currency under his 3X3 meter bed etc., even down to old biscuits and dried fruit etc. In fact, he had only given even his most privileged devotees false gemstones which he claimed were diamonds! All the significant facts of his tremendous weight loss (down to 30 kg), his illness and death – were very assiduously suppressed, and no devotee has asked for them to be brought forth!  (They would not wish to know if his illness was indeed the result of AIDS, of which it showed many tell-tale symptoms See Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles). His (cover-up) death certificate was not a legal document, stating he died of ‘heart failure’ (see The Case of The Missing Death Certificate).

On Guru Poornina at Prashanthi Nilayam a few months later, on July 16th,  the tomb (so-called mahasamadhi) of Sathya Sai Baba was unveiled. ‘Maha-samadhi’ refers to a condition of imagined super-conscious eternal bliss etc. (the mainstay of all Indian guru’s confused beliefs or deceptions through the ages). One of his heart surgeons later urinated on his tomb (see here), a telling incident however one looks on it.

From his childhood onwards,  Sathya Sai Baba lived cocooned within a Hindu fantasy world of gods (devas) and demons (rakshakas), in the belief in a return to the primitive past of India’s supposed ‘divine avatars’, when it was in fact ruled mostly by despotic god-kings with parasitical priesthoods and an ancient iron age and male dominant culture devoid of anything like science, democracy, social care, or human values, such as we enjoy in advanced societies today.

See: Sathya Sai Baba news sensation – may have died earlier (the order for his ’embalming’ coffin which was placed 20 days before his funeral!)

The clique around Sai Baba – while he was in hospital – were actually seriously considering burying him ALIVE (so-called ‘sanjeev samadhi’ – another totally deranged Hindu invention) and made this public too! See

Comment from Christ Dokter: “Right you are, Robert. The premature demise of Sai Baba was circumspect in every possible way, and hardly the stuff avataric tale is made of, as I stated in my blog. The manner of death as officially portrayed is a poignant example of how the Sathya Sai Baba Organization stretched their hold on press and devotees so as to overlook pertinent information, all done in order to keep on letting the sheeplike followers believing in the godlike stature of what turned out to be a mere mortal: no conscious, predetermined shedding of the mortal coil here. Rather the reverse, like you say: weeks of comatose existence, on life support, or, even likelier, dead and ready to be buried days or weeks before the ordained date.”

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Sai Baba venues almost deserted for Hindu festivals

Posted by robertpriddy on April 22, 2015

Kodaikanal-2015Straggling Sai movement tries to enliven the summer residence of deceased Sai Baba, but it about as dead and deserted as the guru himself.

Forwarded message ———-
From: Richard Mohan
Date: 12 April 2015 at 08:39
Subject: [saibabanews] சாய் ஸ்ருதி – கொடைக்கானல்… சிறப்பு சாய் பஜன் – கோவை மாவட்ட மெட்ரோ பஜன் குழு
Dear Sairam
Coimbatore Metro Bhajan team had arrived yesterday (11th April ) to Sai Sruthy, Swamys Summer residence for a a special Bhajan which is going on Live from 05.45 am today Sunday 12th April 2015.

tamil_N_Y Parthi
At Puttaparthi the Tamil New Year celebrations was evidently also a very thin do, one visiting foreigner spotted outside the ashram.

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Narayan Sai – repeated absconder – granted bail!

Posted by robertpriddy on April 19, 2015

Surat police booked Narayen Sai (son of notorious sex offender and criminal Asaram Bapu)  “under various IPC sections including rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement, unlawful assembly, rioting armed with deadly weapon, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy.” His father is currently still in jail in Jodhpur. It is a very bad sign that the authorities have granted bail to this notoriously slippery and dishonest customer, Naryen Sai, and one wonders if the powers-that-be in India are preparing to let his criminal father off too. Time will tell whether India’s corrupt nationalist Hindu leaders will uphold justice against these very rich and influential sex abusing ‘godmen’. Read more at: Further, “Income Tax official probing Asaram and son gets threat call Sunday, March 22, 2015, Ahmedabad: A Surat-based Income Tax official and his mother were allegedly threatened over the phone by a suspected supporter of jailed godman Asaram… After his mother picked up the phone, the caller allegedly threatened her that he would kill her son if he comes in their way, Umara police sub-inspector S M Soni said. “The caller, who identified himself as Bavaji, asked Nath’s mother to pass on the message to her son. He also asked her to make his son understand the consequences of initiating the probe. After this short warning, he hung up. Based on the mobile number of the caller, we have begun a probe,” Soni said.” (Read more at: That was how his devotees act on his behalf, or even secret orders?  See ASARAM BAPU Full News and Exposures Dossier.

COMMENT BY EILEEN WEED: “That is horrible news! This is just another case of bribes at work, no doubt. Some people without a conscience do not mind letting a monster out in exchange for enough cash.”

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Sai Baba propaganda war heats up (see video)

Posted by robertpriddy on April 16, 2015

All the empty cultist talk about the ‘Sai family’, and the constant ‘brothers and sisters’ hype is now shown to be the mere facade that it was as two factions fight one another for the spiritual legacy of Sathya Sai Baba.  This can be seen in the latest media attack on behalf of the Prashanthi Nilayam faction against the upstart bogus Sai Baba ‘spiritual robot’ at Muddenahalli. Both factions subsist in a dream world of total denial unfounded, fanatical beliefs, as can be seen from the following video:-

513906515_150x84Muddenahalli drama exposed
“This video on the Muddenahalli plot against Prashanthi Nilayam was telecast in TV9 TELUGU with English  subtitled.

The video opens with: “Finally the day has come when Mr. Narasimha Murthy (warden sir) lost all the good name and also good karma that was accumulated over the years, where he, along with his ‘favourite boy’ Madhu Sudan brought bad name to the mission of Sathya Sai and hurt the sentiments of so many devotees of our beloved Lord. This TV9 report says it all.” (according to a fanatical and semi-educated Sathya Sai and Prashanthi supporter, Satish Naik)

Worship of ex-student stooging for Sai Baba

Worship of ex-student stooging for Sai Baba

Comment: Mr. Narasimha Murthy was installed by Sai Baba, for whom – as the warden of Brisdavan Sathya Sai College, he was a procurer of young boys for sexual use by Sai Baba and allegedly also for himself. So he only accumulated a good name over the years among the deceived and trusting devotees of Sai Baba. (forget about conjectural ‘Karma’ good or bad. It is only a figment of speculation).

Observably, Madhu Sudan uses the same gestures, same walk, same behaviour as did Sai Baba. He plays the role he has learned so easily as a long-term student and follower so people believe he is virtually an avatar of the self-proclaimed avatar Sathya Sai Baba! The video claims that, these plotters against the organisation and institutions Sai Baba left behind – having built an ashram and started worship sessions etc. – “have opened a new ‘business’ near Bangalore” (at Muddenahalli) “… built on a par with Puttaparthi” and “the sound of money is audible”. One can see that it is also visible in the opulence of the Muddenahalli and associated developments.

The video adds: “By keeping a few useless fellows around you, you can become a millionaire by month end”. Their term ‘Useless fellows’ gives a whole new meaning to what Sathya Sai Baba servitors were and are… mostly incompetents and hangers-on also with a keen eye to their self-service who muddle through and – in their imagined importance – authoritatively and patronisingly get many things wrong and basically discriminate against the lowly followers (and foreigners), except when humbly approached or when asking for donations. This was no less the picture at Prashanthi Nilayam at least in the last decades of Sathya’s presence there.

The video continues with denunciation of Muddenahalli, and interview with the uncommunicative laughing Narasimha Murthy and the critical views of others, including (oddly enough) atheists (against Madhu Sudan only). It ends with Satish Naik’s typically gushing and deluded panegyric for the ‘real’ Sathya Sai Baba imposter vs. the poseur Madhu Sudan.

See also…
Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement
Souljourns: Narasimha Murthy’s secret of Prema Sai
Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences

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Videos with testimony about Sai Baba’s sexual activities

Posted by robertpriddy on April 14, 2015

shepherdssaignana copyShort Video On the shepherds’ evidence about bullied Sai Baba by Professor Gnanasakarin In this video clip, an Indian professor Gnanasakarin, former Lecturer of Engineering at Sathya Sai University, describes how shepherds he met who knew Sathya Sai Baba in his childhood reported that he was already sexually invasive of other boys private parts.
Transcript: “I met one of the shepherds up in the mountain and they were chums of Sathya Sai Baba when he was growing up and they used to say how poor the family as at the time and the other kids around the town used to tease him a lot, Sathya Sai Baba. Even in those days when he was young he used to touch boys in places – very strange places. Sometimes they used to beat him up also. And he would just walk out because he can’t stand up against them. A boy like that would do anything to gain respect in the crowd. So one day suppose he kind of produces something out of thin air. “Ah. Sathya did something, what did you do, what did you do?” And I think that’s how he got started and then he started working pretty good.”

saisex2Short Video More evidence on sexual abuses by Sai Baba  Professor Gnanasakarin:
Transcript“This is a document written by a form oy in 1991 or 1992. A form boy is a student in the school or university, who is chosen by Sathya Sai Baba for sexual contact. The he gets a lot of benefits in the hostel.. so they are, you know, very happy about it, some of them.”
(Voice of US ex-devotee Alaya Rahm) “Sai Baba said that I had something wrong with my stomach and had me pull down my pants and appeared to – or did – manifest some sort of ointment on his hand, put it on my stomach and then started massaging my penis and just kept doing that, saying it was a great chance.”


Short Video Kushwant Singh and Ashok R. Hari on Sai Baba and sex A newspaper in Sri Lanka  wrote:
“Famous Indian writer Kushwant Singh once referred in his column to an American friend who was a disciple of Sai Baba. The American (Tal Brooke) was later disillusioned by what happened in Sai Baba’s campus and published his memoirs titled Lord of the Air: Tales of a Modern Antichrist. “He mentioned the prevalence of homosexuality and extreme violence there. I reviewed the book in one of my columns and earned the disapproval of his followers,” Singh said. “One of his Sikh disciples, a retired colonel who lived in Puttaparthi for some years, often wrote to persuade me to join him in the worship of my long-dead parents in a jungle in Kerala. Apparently, my parents had pleaded with him to get me to worship Sai Baba. I wondered why my parents did not come to Delhi and talk to me directly.” (the SL Sunday Times  24 April, 2011)
In the BBC film ‘The Secret Swami’ presenter Tanya Datta asked:-

TANYA DATTA: One of the things that a lot of the abuse victims we’ve talked to have said is that Sai Baba does the genital oilings because it is part of Hinduism. Have you heard anything…
KHUSHWANT SINGH There is no Indian tradition to support –  that worship of the linga includes  doing the ‘blow job’, if that is what you are referring to.I don’t think there is any basis for that whatsoever. (see on video clip)




Short video Tal Brooke tells of being cursed by Sai Baba Transcript: “His hand went in among the fly in my pants. One of the early meetings with him, real early and I immediately did this mental gymnastic ‘Oh this is a test of cosmic loyalty, this is to prove I’ve transcended the difference between good and evil and things. Gosh this does really make me in a sense… he kinda gonna know that if he put his hand he knows that I’am m gonna be repulsed, I’m gonna be shocked.”
T”He’s clearly not a normal person, he’s not durable on the street, there’s something tremendously different about him. If you’re in the Eastern mindset you say that difference means he’s divine. Well, from my present viewpoint, that difference could also have a diabolical side to it.”
T”My last encounter with him was when I left him, when I pulled his robe… in Anantapur at the opening og a girl’s college… the President of India, he had governors of state, he had people from Parliament. and I could still cloak myself as a member of the ‘inner circle’. There was huge crowd and that’s when I pulled his robe and he jumped away… I didn’t tear it off, that’s what I originally wanted to do – and he swore at me and he cursed me publicly.”
See more of Tal Brooke’s evidence from his exposé book here 


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Sathya Sai Baba Avatar – prophet manqué

Posted by robertpriddy on April 11, 2015

Sathya Sai Baba’s claim to be the avatar of the age, to be the Creator of the Universe and the Deity to whom all other deities defer have been revealed by events to hold no water whatever. Here are some video clips which give a glimpse of the situation:- Brief video: On the meaning of Avatarhood in Sathya Sai Baba Amusing to see how an Indian explains the idea of ‘avatar’ so simplistically, while the ‘mad psychiatrist’ Dr. Samuel Sandweiss, regurgitates Sai Baba claims. Events have shown that Sai Baba could not do anything remotely near to all the world-changing things he claimed he would accomplish as the insuperable avatar. His many wild predictions consistently have virtually all failed completely. In contrast, in this video clip a critic says that Sai Baba entrapped himself in the claim that he was god and had to continue asserting it, but that he was seeking protection, which god should never need, but rather should provide to others.

Sai Baba on the morning after the murders near him

Sai Baba on the morning after the murders near him

Brief video: On the executions in Sai Baba’s apartment in 1993  The episode is described vividly by Professor Gnanasakarin, and further by the author of the major work ‘Murders in Sai Baba1’s Bedroom’ (B. Premanand) So much for his slogan “Help ever, hurt never” and “Why fear when I am here?” The executions Sathya Sai condoned in 1993 alone well illustrate the total emptiness of his claims of divinity, non-violence, and truthfulness. Since that video was made the facts about the executions have come forth – not in law because of the continued protection of SB’s reputation by all Indian PMs and Presidents since they were all too compromised by having long supported him publicly – but in investigations by serious persons and testimony from those there at the time and not least from former key insider eyewitness who knew Sai Baba’s family well.

Brief video: Raye Thomas – before 1996 -promised liberation by Sai Baba in one year’s time Another example of failed promises: the clear statement he made to Raye Thomas in this video clip he would grant him liberation in one year was proved by events to be false.  Raye Thomas continued to struggle with his worldly problems for many years thereafter, having unadvisedly moved to India and the ashram, where things turned out to be far from what he and Joy Thomas had hoped and expected. A further false promise: Mrs. Joy Thomas who – despite SB’s firm assurance of no cancer – later died of cancer after being flown back to US from the Sai Super Specialty Hospital, where she had been denied blood transfusion by a prominent Sai doctor (reportedly a Dr. Singh).

Brief video: Filmmaker ejected due to secrecy at the ashram The person in the film was threatened with police action and banished for trying to film when Sai Baba seemed to have accepted he could. He is far from the first person to have been treated in this way, even for asking a sensitive question. Such was how the BBC team of Eamon Hardy was treated when they asked about the sexual allegations about Sai Baba. They were told to leave immediately! Whenever an untoward event like a suicide, a murder, or other happenings that could not be covered up, things that might cast a poor light on the ashram and reflect on Sai Baba (the ‘omnipotent’ himself), visitors were told to leave, sometimes with only hours notice.
(Barry Pittard wrote 
BBC Evicted From Puttaparthi For Asking About Allegations as follows: “BBC producers say that Sai Baba’s top leaders at first thought the documentary would present a ‘positive image’ of their guru and the works of his organization to the world. Hence the rare permission for the BBC to shoot at Sai Baba’s ashram. The Puttaparthi authorities extended guided tours to the BBC by Central Trust Secretary K. Chakravarthy and other leading officials, including Dr Goldstein, never before granted to a television corporation. However, a few days later, when the BBC asked for a comment on the worldwide allegations, the ashram authorities ordered them to leave, and Dr Goldstein sent a prompt global instruction to all Sai Baba centres that no-one must cooperate with the BBC. No doubt the exposure by Denmark’s national broadcaster in its 2003 documentary Seduced (renamed Seduced By Sai Baba in the English language version by Australia’s national multicultural broadcaster SBS), seen by millions in Denmark, Norway and Australia – when the top Sai leaders in Denmark and Australia made unavailing threats of legal action – must still have haunted their minds.”

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Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli

Posted by robertpriddy on April 8, 2015

UPDATE AUGUST 2016: The major schism that arose between Prashanthi Nilayam and the Muddenahalli fraction over many aspects of the legacy of Sathya Sai Baba continues with full force. To gain an overview of this  controversy and its developments through recent years, one can visit articles documenting the contrary positions and the events that have ensued by clicking here

A foreign lady who lives in Puttaparthi reported the following to our chief ashram contact person:- “Don’t worry about not being a devotee; many devotees are now going to Muddanahalli twice a week (where they say Swami is!!!) and bring all their money there. The ashram has other problems to deal with now. Actually Puttaparthi has become a nice quiet little town and as long as you don’t meet with the ‘spiritual’ side it is OK.”

Muddenahalli Sai temple

Muddenahalli Sai temple

There are evidently diverse groups meeting in Muddanahalli centered on the Sathya Sai school and temple there. One ‘figurehead’ – Madhusudan – claims to have a special channel to Sai Baba, and reportedly even to be a manifestation of Sathya. He was groomed for this by the elderly Narasimha Murthy, who was inducted into Sai Baba’s clique in early manhood and became the warden of the hostel in Whitefield in  which capacity he was accused of sexual molestation of students and procurement of victims for Sai Baba. There is a young man – his age is in question – a former gold medallist student there, who behaves very like Sai Baba did and who apparently channels Sai Baba interviews inspired also by his dreams. Former students who received gold medals were largely indoctrinated since boyhood with ‘Swami’s teachings’ and in most cases by his so-called ‘form boys’, (his privileged ‘chics‘, especially winners of Gold Medals who won their kudos be good performances in Swami’s carnal presence).

Mahdududan, Narasimha Murthy and his gang have already become rich by Sai Baba devotees who have long been despairing at Sai Baba’s death and are now flocking to the place in belief that Sai Baba is behind all this. It is even claimed that Sai Baba has already been reborn as Prema Sai and will be based there in Muddenahalli in future, and many confusing claims are being circulated in this hotbed of rumour and hopeful speculation. It was only to be expected that the Prema Sai gravy train would be set going by money-seeking individuals who want name and fame. No wonder the Central Trust is angrily denouncing all claims to mediumism through a circular letter.

Sathya Sai Baba always claimed that he never conveyed any kind of spiritual illumination, ‘shaktipat‘ or kundalini awakening teaching. It is admitted by his officials that he did oiling of the genitals of boys and young men (and many claim he did a whole lot more than that besides, not one of whom report having benefited from this by way of any illumination, but only by privileges given them in the hostel and in awards of degrees by Sai Baba! On the contrary, many of those who are free to inform the public because they live outside India have provided evidence on oath and affidavits of being sexually abused. 

Seekers of boons, powers, endorsements…  While many of those who want to be healers have good motives and even the wish to help others selflessly, quite a few claimed that Sai Baba has confirmed their having received powers to heal others from him in interviews. There is some evidence that he says this too, but then again a lot also seems to be wishful thinking. To cap it all, Sai Baba (at least outwardly) denied that he gave any powers to anyone,  and he NEVER confirmed that he has blessed anyone with healing powers. nor did he endorse anyone as a healer! Despite this, he frequently ‘produced’ so-called holy Shiva lingams of various shapes, colours and sizes which he gave to devotees and told them that they contained healing powers and were to be used to help heal other people… which claim is medically totally unconfirmed.

Many others say that Sai Baba spoke (or speaks) through them. To ‘channel’ Sai Baba is a favourite among clairvoyants, New Age mini-gurus and even ordinary followers who have some feeling of his presence have claimed this. Sai Baba repeatedly warned:-  “Take it from Me, I am not given to such absurdities! I do not use others as My media”  (Sathya Sai Speaks new ed. Vol. 2, p. 167). In 1997, after putting the matter of the misuse of Sai Baba’s name to him in person, Dr. Michael Goldstein, the current head of  the Sathya Sai Organisation in the Western hemisphere, appealed and warned  everyone that Sai Baba “has not conferred upon anyone special powers to lead us, to heal us or to solve our problems. Swami has not given anyone special authority to intervene in our lives. Swami has not appointed anyone to be an intermediary in our heart-to-heart relationship with Him. Let us not be gullible in accepting such false claims.

The big existential questions of life and death, its meaning are the stock in trade of religions, and their many and conflicting answers to the mysteries of life and the universe are most often tools for recruitment to their faith and all that follows from its organised sects. Many are indoctrinated into a religion long before they can think much for themselves. It is easy to be deceived and cherish illusions about gurus, religions and promises of realisation or salvation, far easier than liberating oneself from mere beliefs. The Sai cult is based entirely on beliefs and ancient speculations made in ignorance of nature, evolution and all science. 

The ‘Veil of Maya’ Those who mature and seriously seek intelligent and satisfactory answers to such questions – and who readily admit that science has not so far reached all the answers – are often likely to view human minds as incapable of penetrating ‘the mysteries’. While many shrug off such cares, the persistent seeker take the next step and can soon fall prey to some kind of theology in which the meaning of life and the cosmos is veiled or shrouded by ‘god’ for good reasons. This supposed veil beyond which neither mind nor science can penetrate has been called ‘the cloud of unknowing’ and, more anciently, ‘maya‘  (briefly ‘illusion’ or the God-created delusion to hide the truth from undeserving persons). The original Hindu doctrine of maya is a key to all religions with a mystical bent, claiming that there is but one antidote to ‘maya’: spiritual practice so as to ‘realise’ God. There are, however, innumerable reasons for asserting that – as soon as anyone adopts this ‘spiritual conjecture’ – they take on a self-indoctrinating delusion. The doctrine of maya does not explain illusions, but itself creates an overall delusion! That is all one can find at places like Puttaparthi and Muddenahalli.
Shortly this will be continued with fresh evidence of the increasingly heated war – now in Indian media -between Prashanthi and Muddenahalli adherents.

Comment from Eileen Weed: “Both sb himself and the sb org did everything in their power to keep the brainwashed devotees for themselves, by saying no one is sb’s medium. However, it is incredible how so many diehard devotees run after the fakes, just transferring their fanaticism to someone else, meanwhile insisting it is still devotion to sb! They are expert at making excuses to explain the discrepancies, thanks to years of brainwashing.”


See also:-
Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement
Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’ (preposterous claims by Tigrett from June 2014 about Sai Baba holding discourses in a ‘subtle body’ in Kodaikanal!)

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‘Strange Avatar’ unusual Sai Baba film from 1990s

Posted by robertpriddy on April 5, 2015

strangeavatar“STRANGE AVATAR”  is a colourful and also revealing portrait of the man who declared that he was the human incarnation of the Hindu deities Siva and Sakti, Christ returned, the Maitreya of Buddhism and the Messiah for the Jews. Thousands of seekers of supposed spiritual secrets of mystic India visited Sai Baba annually in the small Indian town of Puttaparthi and he was reputed to have a following of many millions altogether. Once asked if he was God, Sai Baba replied “Let us say I am the switch; in one instant I could make the universe disappear”. The film’s innocent scepticism gradually encounters darker and more disturbing aspects of his power. (Ireland, 1996.)

See the complete film here

The film came out about four years before the major Internet exposure of Sathya Sai Baba as a serial sexual abuser of boys and young men broke. This led to a sea change in the views of almost all devotees except those with an extreme dependency on belief in him as infallible and perfect. After years of the most thorough probing into the facts, including the techniques of indoctrination, cover-up, secrecy and clandestine activities, the exposé of Sathya Sai Baba’s words, actions and cult led to many thousands of defectors, some thousands of which have declared their disaffection in public (see the Sai petition for a start)

Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization
See also Devotee attacks on the Sai petition and petitioners


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Futile new Prashanthi ploys to inveigle and fleece visitors

Posted by robertpriddy on April 3, 2015

The ashram is empty, the village is empty, and the few remaining in charge are wracking their brains to think of ways to draw people in. Prashanthi is an empty ghost town, because the residue of desperate devotees have flocked to Muddenahalli, where Sai Baba’s spirit which ‘showed itself invisibly’ is said to speak through a young student! So what is inviting about reserving a room online at Prashanthi where there is nothing but a corpse?
Maybe he has arisen as premature Prema Sai?:-
Lo and behold:-
On Sunday, 22 March 2015 3:54 PM, Deepak Bharwani <> wrote: Prasanthi Nilayam today pressed into service an online accommodation portal for the benefit and convenience of devotees from around the world. Aptly titled “Prasanthi Nivasam”, the portal features booking of Ashram accommodation from any part of the world. Please log in to <span style=”color:#0066cc; for further details: accomodation-portal-launched/

Concerning this matter, the following communication was received which I reproduce here as it is to the point:- Interesting details gleaned from the FAQ: No single person can book a room. Friends cannot book a room, only families. The person booking the room has to come in person (you cannot book a room for someone else, not even for your parents). Indians are not allowed to book a room for foreigners (even if they are family members) HOWEVER, foreigners are allowed to book a room and include their Indian relatives! You can only book a room for TWO DAYS at a time, no more! Yes, you can make multiple reservations but then you have to transfer to ANOTHER ROOM every two days!

It seems to be cuckoo.I thought since sb was dead, the ashram admin would have more common sense? But allowing only two days at a time, I can only assume they are wacko! On the ‘Places of Interest’ page, I noted that the Space Theater has only ONE DAY per week in English (three days for Hindi and two days in Telugu). This might reflect the supply and demand of visitors.

In the basic regulations, it helpfully declares. “CCTV cameras are installed at various places in the Ashram“. Yes of course, one must realize one is being watched at all times! It was reported that sb had multiple cameras in his quarters. He might have spent his days spying on people. One wonders if he had secret cameras in the boy’s hostel showers also??

See all Prashanthi Nilayam information you can need

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