Sathya Sai Baba ’90’th birthday’ success – in his grave
Posted by robertpriddy on November 8, 2015
For a long time now the Prashanthi Nilayam gang have been trying to promote the coming ’90th birth’day of their dead-and-non-resurrected Sathya Sai Baba. This was to make sure that Americans and others who have plenty of cash can book their trips to this ‘big tamasha do’ in good time. Those who make it will be fleeced by the ever more pecuniary and extortionate ashram under cousin Ratnakar, with no one to gather letters with requests or to confer even false blessings or useless boons to them. The promoters are prophesying that there will be five lakhs of visitors (that is 500,000) which is more than ever visited on any 23rd of November (note: the total combined capacity of the Hillview Stadium plus the ashram being less than 350,000) See here.
According to The Hindu, “Mr Ratnakar said that a total of around five lakh devotees are expected to visit Puttaparthi during the six days and at least 10 percent of them were expected to be foreigners.” They reckon that 10% of this multitude will be foreign visitors (all of 10,000!) This would actually break all previous records, the greatest number of foreign visitors at any one time having been at the 70th birthday bash where the ashram office registered a total of 8,000 delegates from 137 countries – all visitors even layabouts were allowed to be ‘delegates’, some did not know who SB claimed to be!. (Sai Baba had predicted 3 million visitors and the Japanese alone would send 7000 members!). After the event we will probably be able to see how many foreign faces were visible in the promotional material, and how many consist in students and poor villagers after a free meal.
The vastly inflated predictions follow the rule set by their God and Master… multiply all such numbers by 10. Sai organisations (like Sweden’s stating there are 300 million devotees) always played the numbers game, which runs:- ‘If in doubt, think of two numbers, multiply the one by the other, add some zeroes… etc.”]. Prashanthi under Ratnakar is in a figurative life-or-death struggle with the highly lucrative, successful and rapidly expanding movement now hypnotised by the bogus ‘Subtle Sai Baba’ (Sukshma Baba), allegedly somehow inhabiting the body of a former student and consort, Madhu Sudan – a known self-seeking fraud who rides rough shod over former bosom friends
We also read in The Hindu article: “While the district administration is busy ensuring that adequate supply of drinking water is ensured through out the celebrations besides building new toilet facilities in addition to efficient street lighting systems, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a grand success.”
For years there has been a drastic water shortage in the ashram and Puttaparthi area, the notoriously touted Rayalaseema water project having failed most miserably early on. How, for example this and ‘new toilet facilities’ along with free breakfast, lunch and dinner will help make the event a grand (spiritual?) success is anyone’s guess. In fact, Prashanthi Nilayam is reportedly far worse for visitors in many ways than it ever was. A comment made from a person on the spot who must remain anonymous was posted here, as follows:-