Sai Baba did no real work, all was provided free to him
Posted by robertpriddy on June 1, 2015
“People may think that Swami is having a number of servants to do his work. I do not need anybody to serve Me; I do not expect any service from others.”
(Sathya Sai Baba: Sanathana Sarathi Sept. 2003, p 267)
What a shameless statement! Lies, exaggerations and rough generalizations by Sai Baba, the usual disrespect of facts to present himself as what he was not. This is just one example of an obvious lie! Every devotee has seen with his/her own eyes and also read about how Sai Baba constantly gets and demands personal service from his devotees! Even his humble devotee Smt Vijaya Kumari writes that the slightest oversight with regard to arrangements for his meals would provoke Sai Baba into a fit of anger.) Surely no one believes that Sai Baba makes his own meals, does his own laundry, shops for anything, services his own cars or dozens of other tasks anyone else must carry out? Any of the majority of Indians in poverty would be in a seventh heaven to have a had a small fraction of what he received, without having to lift a finger other than to pretend to confer ‘divine’ blessings and the like.
“Since my childhood I have been respecting everybody. Today the whole world is respecting Me.”
(Sanathana Sarathi Sept. 2003, ibid)
Certainly all those sexually abused boys don´t feel that Sai Baba has given them their respect. and neither do the families and friends of the four young men executed in his apartment in 1993 with his approval. The whole world certainly doesn’t respect him! But the majority of the people in the world have not even heard about him….
A person is judged by both his words and his actions. In countless discourses he set up himself as the only perfect example for all to follow, but he could not refrain from angry lies and scandal-mongering on Christmas Day 2000, he who always pretended that he was so even-minded and beyond praise and blame that he never reacted! There was the continual ‘Me, Me, Me’ in all his discourses. Just look in any volume… yet he told us he was selfless, needed no praise and at the same time warned others that speaking of one’s good deeds makes them as if valueless. he who always pretended that he was so even-minded and beyond praise and blame that he never reacted…
Yet he railed about how critics did not realise that no one anywhere is doing even one thousandth of the work he does (in his infamous Xmas Discourse in 2000). That was the apex of self-praising talk tall?
He certainly provided a mountain of self-praise and talk about “My” work, achievements etc.! That anyone cannot see this deceit would be incredible, but for the tremendous, subtle brain-washing that people underwent and engaged in themselves, without realising it. He basked in praise of himself in every shape and form, and spoke of himself as if he were yet more self-sacrificing than any propertyless sannysin, yet lived the life of Riley lacking absolutely nothing he desired without doing any actual work other than walking about to be admired, holding endless self-praising interviews, discourses and performing formal rituals etc. And he had the insolence to proclaim ‘My Life is My Message’ as if he was a perfect example. (Even those words were stolen from Gandhi, on whose tomb they are inscribed!)
Gratitude a cardinal requirement
“Ever be grateful even for a small help. Do not be ungrateful. Ingratitude is utter cruelty.”
(Sai Baba – in a discourse published in Sanathana Sarathi June 2002, p. 166-7)
He talked a lot about gratitude, how important it is to be grateful to God… that even dogs show more gratitude than men and so on. He clearly expected, therefore, that one should be everlastingly grateful to him for anything he might do or seem to do for us… and even for our personal existence! Yet he never expressed anything seeming like gratitude, other than his acceptance or supposed blessings to followers. Sai Baba was a master at presenting himself as being beyond all human understanding for thousands of years, infinitely perfect, loving, compassionate, pure, chaste, and utterly harmless. That has turned out to be a massive sham very far from the truth. He was no doubt thinking not least of ingratitude to himself for all the vast service he pretended he did. What did it cost him to do whatever he claimed he did? What kind of a personal sacrifice did it really involve? If he had the entire universe in his hand, as he boasted, and was unaffected by anything that happened, why did he also crave gratitude and willingly accept worship and praise galore? His being in a body was not worse that it is for anyone (unless at the end!), much better in fact, for he lived in a thoroughly protected environment basking in worship all day long with every mortal need fulfilled by his followers (from food to clothing, luxurious shelter and transport, and not forgetting daily satisfaction of his sex drive).