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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Prashanthi 90th Birthday Celebrations a total flop!

Posted by robertpriddy on December 1, 2015

The 300 crore of rupees announced by Puttaparthi AP politician Palle Raghunatha Reddy for the Prashanthi 90th birthday anniversary were supposed to bring in half a million devotees, whereof 10% foreigners (50,000) – according to Express News Service november 19. From the photo below I originally estimated 20,000 attendees.
CLICK Hillview Stadium morning 90th birthday celebrationCLICK TO ENLARGE

Since then a Tamil YouTube video has emerged showing considerably more people in the Hillview Stadium, but still far less than the predicted half a million (the total stadium capacity is absolute maximum 300,000 and it was far from being full). There seems to be less than 100,000 altogether. The number of foreigners visible in videos is almost none, and this event involved a free meal and handouts, therefore attracting villagers from the area for one day. Not much return for the expenditure of over US $48 million of public taxpayers money (if the Indian Express report on that sum was accurate). The propagandist saibabaofindia. c om web site had no photos of the event to show (unless very well hidden)- only the same old mishmash of photos of Sai Baba on former birthdays but not the ones where he was a zombie-like a stone figure (drugged), aroused only to break into tears

The propaganda machine at Prashanthi Nilayam has always been in overdrive and exaggeration of its successes is rife, especially the number of visitors, devotees and organisation members are always inflated beyond recognition )when compared with reliable source materials.
For example, on the 70th birthday Sathya Sai Baba had predicted that there would be 3 to 4 million visitors, according to what V.K.Narasimhan told me beforehand. The ashram engineer, Mr. Ashoka, told a Norwegian engineer (Mr. Terje Nedland, who I knew well and who was planning an ashram water project) that he calculated that, at any one time, the entire accommodation facilities of the ashram and Puttaparthi in (1995) were less than 50,000 persons. About 250,000 maximum can occupy the Hillview Stadium., where the entire crowd was present at the main ceremony. The ashram was as empty. Even when largish areas with tents and outside camps are accounted for, the figure of 500,000 persons is reckoned to be much greater than had been present in the area on the Birthday. A former American friend, Robert Bruce, who I had known for years, was told by Sai Baba in a brief interview after the celebrations that there had been 3 million persons present! Others reported similar statements by Sai Baba. (Some, unable to make his figures add up, argued that – “since Swami is never wrong” – this perhaps was intended to include disembodied souls visiting God! The basis for this was Sai Baba’s own statement to that effect at a previous large celebration). When I asked VKN for clarigfication, he replied, “Swami always multiplies these numbers by ten.” He was well placed to know, if anyone was! In the preceeding year to the 1995 birthday bonanza, Sai Baba had told one interview group that there would be 7,000 Japanese there, but in fact the registered number was 75! A group from New Zealand led by Mr. Arthur Hillcoat were informed by Sai Baba that he wanted 5,000 service workers (Seva Dals) from their country present in 1996 at the Birthday. But at the 70th birthday, the biggest foreign contingent, however, came from the USA – 750 persons in all.

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Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway

Posted by robertpriddy on December 1, 2015

In their battle for supremacy, the Prashanthi and Muddenahalli combatants are now involved in a lengthy court case against one another. These shenanigans are surely to be played out as ever by all the same old men that were part of the cover-up cult (no women!), but now on different sides. Their usual seriously unctuous ‘caster oil’ faces and moral put-downs of opponents are to help decide whether the Muddenahalli gang should render ill-gotten gains from the Sai Baba legacy to Prashanthi. Legal weapons are, however, totally contrary to what Sai Baba always ‘taught’, never to resort to court action but settle difficulties with mutual respect and love in the heart, criticising only oneself, never others (especially between ‘spiritual brothers’!). So much for these ‘followers’ of either branch of the schizophrenic cult.  See the previous court document here

The court document (linked above) contains telling phrases. The plaintiff (Central Trust) uses phrases like “shocking and illegal acts of defendants” who ” used their illegal actions as bargaining tool ” and by these illegal actions “

“attempting to hijack the trust and take it out side the control of the Central Trust which is a reputed public charitable trust held in high esteem in the country and abroad” (comment: actually now only in limited areas of India and among a handful of remaining devotees abroad).

“The actions of Defendants in soliciting donations is completely against the teachings propounded by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba by enticing hapless donors of whom many are foreigners by claiming that Sri Narasimha Murthy and his protegé one Sri Madhusudan Naidu are able to communicate with the Divine Soul of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and obtain replies and responses to the questions and doubts of devotees.”

The intensity of the conflict does not come across properly in official statements, but on-line one can read quotes by Muddenahalli people saying the Trust threatened to “gun them down” (devotees who go publicly to Muddy though live in Parthi)! The ‘inhabited body’ of Madhu Sudan is even called ‘Frankenstein’ by some!

Prashanthi 90th Birthday Celebrations a total flop!

 

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