Sai Baba anniversary face-off
Posted by robertpriddy on November 23, 2015
Muddenahalli and Prashanthi Nilayam are raising the stakes in an ever more tense battle to take over the profitable brand and devotees of Sathya Sai Baba. In a ‘size does matter’ conflict, both are using all possible resources to outdo each other and gain the crown as the true Sai Baba community. Prashanthi has found access to taxpayer millions for a Birthday Anniversary bash, while Muddenahalli inaugurated a new mandir/auditorium on November 18th (see report – click here ) in preparation for the day. November 23rd 2015 is alleged to be the anniversary of Sathya Sai Baba’s birth. This despite the fact that the only public record of his age shows that the day and the date cleverly claimed by him is wrong by about three years.
In the fantasy world that the ambitious frauds of Muddenahalli have created for disgruntled followers from Prashanthi Nilayam, the claim is “The Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham, a magnificent architectural edifice, was inaugurated today, the 18th November 2015 in the divine presence of our beloved Bhagawan.” Here “in the divine presence” can be translated as: “In the active imaginations of desperate devotees and assurance of oracle boy Madhu Sudan“. Further, the assertion that this building “…stands as a testimony of the Lord’s compassion…” translates more truly as: “Stands as a testimony of the demands of oracle boy coupled with the frenzied brainwashing of the devotees“.
The so-called ‘Sukshma Baba’ (same initials as Sai Baba!) copies Sathya Sai more and more, taking private letters from devotees. (Strangely, he has still not donned the orange robe). One must ask, does the ghost of Sathya Sai reach out through Sukshma Baba’s physical arm, or is it simply a mega miracle that no one can possibly understand? ‘Does oracle boy’s arm go right through sb’s supposed ghostly presence? Or is there another explanation of a more pecuniary nature? The boys who offer the letters are probably duty bound to do so, being students living under the draconian secret regime of the college which was long ago formed on the lines of other all Sai colleges, which restrict all contacts with the outside world but for family. Conforming to what they are instructed, they would usually gain privileges that others who demur do not. As usual, one can see that it is always males who are most prominent in this cult.