Posted by robertpriddy on March 3, 2017
by Sai Surya,
Sai Surya circulated his report on the Muddenahalli Maha Shivarathri lingam production scam by Madhu Sudan (aka ‘Sukshma Baba’ claimed to be the host to the disembodied Sathya Sai Baba’s ghost). He claimed “We witnessed the impossible.” and writes reams of Sai Baba nonsense, seeming to wish to be a guru himself. (eg. “Swami is beyond all experiences. He has no limitation and can do anything, anytime, anywhere. We should become instruments of Swami. We should also note that beings from all over the universe including the gods were there to witness the birth of the lingam and to be part of the excitement that followed. More invisibles came later to be in this special vibration of the One beyond all and all in action. There was excitement all over the universe. We are able to be here now as the results of many lifetimes.“)
Sai Surya is like the children of whom he wrote: “Children understand his being because they connect
to Swami with hearts of pure love.” But at a tender age, children can be induced to believe anything they are told.
Among some of the other utter naive ideas he also forwarded. such as “Because you cannot see God does not mean that He is not there. Like clouds covering the sun” – “There were many invisibles entities here absorbing the Love which will be spread where it is needed. The effect of the bhajans singing will go far beyond these walls throughout the universe to all levels.”
… which is no better than “Because you can’t see Superman or Elvis, it does not mean he is not there”. As to this love, it is the kind gurus and devotees talk about endlessly but somehow cannot be observed or met in most Indian ashrams, only imagined, while in its place the money rolls in from well-heeled credulous people and exotically mind-boggled foreigners.
In response to this report of the fake lingodbhava by an imposter, the Sathya Sai devotee Shubha Ramesh Kumar posted an excerpt of a discourse by his God and guru from ‘Sathya Sai Speaks in 1973, which included:-
This overlooks the fact that Sathya Sai Baba himself was an imposter who pretended to be the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba and many another famous figure from Indian history and mythology, including Rama, Krishna, Vishnu and other avatars! Sathya Sai Baba was just a better actor than Madhu Sudan, but his lingam productions were undoubtedly no more genuine and followed the method of Houdini. When he no longer could manage to swallow the golden lingam before the time he should bring it forth, he reverted to sheer sleight-of-hand, using a handkerchief to cover his mouth before he opened it and let it fall out. The BBC filmed this event when making their film ‘The Secret Swami’ (where his failure was revealed) and he pretended the effort had made him ill, collapsed and went of stage without the lingam appearing. Later he returned holding the lingam, which the crowd was told he had brought forth in the usual manner. Thus hopelessly lost in religious fevered imaginings is the Indian guru follower.
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Posted by robertpriddy on March 3, 2017
The massive fraud being perpetrated in Muddenahalli, near Bangalore, by Madhu Sudan and his mendacious promoters is testing the limits to which one can go with deception of innocents and desperate seekers of miracles and realisation of vain spiritual hopes. Now this impostor has extended his imitation of Sathya Sai Baba’s more fraudulent ‘miracles’ to allegedly producing a golden Shiva lingam from his stomach, spitting it out without further ado on the night of Shiva (Maha Shivarathri at the new moon).
This lingam production racket is just an old trick of Houdini origin (see here), taken up by many in India and elsewhere.
Mustafa, a street magician or fakir regurgitates a lingam (short video clip)
In the above very brief streaming video clip in MP4 (only a few Kbs), the street illusionist shown was filmed by a German crew I watched filming in 1990 at Brindavan ashram. The German commentary stated that Mustapha, the magician, earns his money as a ‘wonderful artist’ who genuinely brings out a stone from his mouth.
Re Sai Baba Lingam: Trick a star act on British TV
British TV-watchers were very surprised recently when a man appeared on the popular show “Britain’s Got Talent” and swallowed coins, which he could regurgitate at will, even bringing out any particular numbered coin a member of the audience chose. He then proceeded to swallow a full-sized billiard ball, and then regurgitate it. He did all this without drinking water or making grimaces of suffering for quarter of an hour (as Sathya Sai Baba used to do to increase the suspense, for he had a captive audience).
This act is on YouTube:-
Erlendur Haraldsson was completely fooled by Sai Baba: Haraldsson visited Prashanthi Nilayam on at least two occasions after 2000 and before Sai Baba died hoping to see the so-called ‘lingodbhava‘ (alleged materialisation of the egg-shaped Shiva lingam in his stomach, ejected through the mouth). He told me he saw it once from a distance and his view was obscured the other time. As a parapsychological researcher who claims to have been instructed by stage magicians, he has not reported on the failed attempt to regurgitate a lingam in 2002 in the BBC documentary, nor in numerous other video clips. It seems he was still not interested in seeing these. He never contacted the BBC research team (under director Eamon Hardy) nor the Danish TV documentary director Øivind Kyrø (‘Seduced by Sai Baba’). Considering EH’s repeated visits to view the Shivarathri ‘lingam regurgitation’ which SB reintroduced in 2000 after a lapse of many years to counteract the effect of the allegation storm against him, EH apparently did not know that Houdini first developed the trick of swallowing and regurgitating a large egg-shaped object Haraldsson is a confused and would-be believer in Sai Baba’s greatness, without studying the massive contrary evidence.
See also Sai Baba lingam fraud:-
Sathya Sai Baba ‘materializing’ egg-shaped ‘lingams’
Cheating with lingam 1
Baba cheating with lingam 2
Cheating with lingam 3
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