Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

India’s continuing parlous state

Posted by robertpriddy on December 27, 2016

As 2017 approaches, the future of India seems no brighter, alas for the millions of decent hard-working and neglected millions. Believers in Hindu swamis and other gurus – even by all India’s Prime Ministers and Presidents –  often think that India’s economic surge, which increases living standards for the still small but growing middle class, is due to rituals like pujas, yagnas, temple visits and related observances, but far less to selfless social service (which all their gurus preach but the fewest actually practice). Yet acceptable standards of social care, health care and other basic public services common in developed countries, are non-existent for hundreds of millions of Indians. Medicine based on hi-technological improvements are available to those Indians with money, but is otherwise mostly of a very low level.

According to international organisations, the country has somewhere in the region of 12 million child labourers. “India is sadly the home to the largest number of child labourers in the world. The census found an increase in the number of child labourers from 11.28 million in 1991 to 12.59 million in 2001. Unlike any other country, India was attributed 23 goods the majority of which is produced by child labour in the manufacturing sector.” (See here) At least 1% of children work in highly hazardous production.”

There are countless beggars, sick people and heavily handicapped persons in absolute penury to be seen living on the streets and camping out on pavements in most cities and many lepers (treated as ‘untouchables’ and isolated in primitive colonies). Corruption of all kinds – including widespread bribery – has for decades been so endemic at all levels of society that most people there have lost all belief that it can ever be stamped out and accept it as part of the culture. Added to all these well-known weaknesses is a huge educational gap, plus a media information gap due to excessive top-down control of information and employees. The Indian habit of ‘mental double-accounting’ whereby there the accepted truth is publicised but the real truth is kept secret is part of the make-up of almost all politicians and public figures. This was described in the searingly frank and extremely well-informed writings of the polymath and language genius Nirad C. Chaudhuri, who is reviled by those who hate that he gave away the inside story of India in the last century.

The former “God Incarnate” in Puttaparthi (now dead and buried!) made huge efforts to control what his devotees could learn or discover about the real world (especially about himself)… so he advised praying, rock steady faith in himself, mantric chants and repetitive religious songs, even advising to ‘stop all thought’ (the mind should die to liberate the person from delusion!). This fanciful spiritual rubbish only serve to hinder the growth of knowledge and awareness needed to combat India’s problems.

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One Response to “India’s continuing parlous state”

  1. Each state in India is like a different country just like in Europe. Going from one state to another is like going from Germany to England. Conditions and attitudes vary vastly from north to south and east to west. Some states are better developed than others. Even the attitudes differ, For example the Tamils are very emotional and does wear their heard on their sleeve whereas the neighboring Malayalis are very cunnig and calculated. India is slowly improving. It is not like China where the government can do whatever it can, there are a million parties and group to be catered to to make any decisions, which makes stuff slower. Modi is doing some controversial moves now and rumour is he is trying to bring the chinese model to at least give the lowest class basic facilities.

    Reply from Robert: This is interesting. Indeed India refers to a vast mix of peoples, languages, religious sects and subcultures and there are improvements among some parts, but backsliding in others. Overall, however, the situation cannot be said to be good, considering the widespread problems and crimes, not least religious delusions galore. With a righist Hindu like Modi, who has failed to provide what he promised (toilets for everyone etc.) and his support for criminal gurus, the outlook is not promising.

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