Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Close Sri Lankan devotee exposes Sai Baba in book

Posted by robertpriddy on January 18, 2015

To face all the countless covered-up negative facts about Sathya Sai Baba which disturb faith in him, some may find some succour in the latest book of a once wholly unquestioning Sathya Sai Baba devotee.  A Sri Lankan former lawyer, Nandini Ranasingha (Samarasinghe), has published a book ‘My Rama, My Swami’ to describe her troubled relationship with (now-deceased) Sathya Sai Baba. Being a Buddhist and having become a full-blown ‘true believer’ in Sai Baba’s self-professed divinity for up to 2 decades, she at long last came to realise that all was not as it should be, not least that Sai Baba was a sexual abuser and had far exceeded the bounds of reasonability in his claims and self-glorification. At the time of writing, she still believed in ‘Swami’s special love’ and that he had spiritual powers but says she had still to fight to preserve her faith and a ‘glimmer of hope’.

After being close to Sai Baba for so long, a so-called ‘VIP devotee’, she was unable to free herself from doubts arising directly from her experience of him and what she learned from someone even closer. One such female – Geetha Reddy, ex- Industries Minister in the Indian Government  – she knew well (though she only gave her a pseudonym) claimed and fully believed that she was actually married to Sai Baba (having got a mangala sutra from his hand), or so the author says. This minister also allegedly told the author she’d had protracted sexual relations with him. Sex with females too? Because by then, Ranasingha. This minister said that she’ d had protracted sexual relations with him. However, Ranasingha had come to realise that the allegations of major sexual abuse on males by Sai Baba were true. She writes that he was secretly engrossed in fear and sense gratification and asks how this could lead anyone ‘infinite perfection’, which he indeed always unashamedly claimed. Because of the importance of truthfulness, she had to write about unspeakable matters concerning Sathya Sai Baba and ‘unholy things’ about his ashram.

In ‘My Rama, My Swami’  she relates how in 1978 she first visited Sathya Sai Baba at an ashram near Pune and, when the family got an interview, she was given exceptional attention by him, which seemed auspicious to her – itself not surprising in that overheated environment of personality cult worship. She claimed she had never seen such penetrating eyes as Sai Baba. He obviously gave the young lady his ‘charismatic stare’, one of his frequent deceptive techniques. He was known to single out persons of high standing and their offspring… his registration office having always got all the details for him in advance on who was who. She began two weeks of intensive Buddhist meditation. She describes the first darsan of Sai Baba she attended, as if it was some mythological scene in ‘holy precincts’, with ‘crystal chandeliers splintering the light’ on the ‘heads of devotees without number’ and she fondly imagined that all present were reminded of what she calls the great event that happened in Ayodhya ‘once upon a time’. (Most unlikely as I constantly experienced all kinds of whispering chatter there, not about Ayodhya… and undisciplined followers were constantly struggling to get a better seat or view whether by hook or crook). She writes fancifully about Swami’s realm and named him the most elevated of beings who she came to love and follow. She tells that had to wrestle with both angels and demons – both human and divine’ at the ashram thereafter. To believe in divine angels and demons shows how prone she is to inculcated superstitions. Seven years after a dreadful marriage of convenience to a very prominent Sri Lankan, she married well to a man who became a cabinet minister. This opened her eyes to the power seeking and corruption in Sri Lankan politics. Aged 44 she found Sathya Sai Baba.

The book would have benefitted from a proper editor (and spell checking). One would expect a legal professional to be able to do far better, but it maunders along in vaguely disjointed fashion, dwelling at length in detail on her upbringing and family connections in high Sri Lankan society, her personal life and times,  plus numerous devious political goings on and Sri Lankan corruption, all of which rather detracts from her central theme, the struggle between faith and more and more overwhelming doubts about ‘Swami’.

In referring to what she experienced through many years at Sai Baba’s ashrams, her disillusion comes to expression in that she asks (apparently rhetorically?) whether there exist places anywhere in the world free from scheming and corruption. It therefore seems that her ‘world’ seems to have been limited to the South Asian cultures of corruption, bribery and moral decadence. But she wanted a place to ‘live in ancient spiritual truths’, as if the ancient world was a kind of paradise. This belief is, of course, a well-known delusion shared by many cultures and constantly preached by Sai Baba, but there is no shred of reliable evidence to support it, rather to the contrary. Consequently she has withdrawn into seclusion from worldly activities to contemplate, hoping to rediscover her spiritual faith. It is evident that she has feared persecution by those who will not tolerate the slightest dissent over Sai Baba, which is understandable when one knows well the atmosphere of the ashrams with constant threatening reactions and banning and worse against those who question anything concerning Sathya Sai Baba. It is therefore admirable that she, alone among most devotees from the sub-continent, has denounced his crimes in her way, though going public is now – after his demise – one way of virtually ensuring safety from serious persecution.

She states that she wrote only in response to the voice of Lord Rama himself (she claims she venerates and converses with the Hindu gods), who asked her to write down her life story, experiences to which he would give her answers. This is enough to prove that she is trapped in subjectivity… hearing voices (a condition now explained by the latest neurological experiments as the brain interpreting its own ‘internal’ noise or interference from its vast subconscious store of memories and thoughts). These beliefs in a paradise of disembodied existence persist in many cultures imbued by naive faith, superstition and delusions far more than where sound realism and/or the scientific temper pertain. The inertia of religions and out-dated cultural traditions – the incompatible tenets and attitudes for which they fight – is at the root of the problem. Especially in educationally backward countries – the religiously indoctrinated fail to appreciate what advanced civilisation has shown. Namely, that within the conditions set by the natural world, human beings are themselves – either individually or collectively – entirely the cause of all the ills of the world, as well as all the good.

The basis of her belief, though now under great pressure due to realisation that Sai Baba was not at all what he claimed, is seen in her earlier book ‘The Transcendental Truth – A Buddhist Perspective of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba‘ (Sathya Sai Publications) Ranasingha wrote: “Dedicated to Sitha – The dignity of women and to My Swami – may you reach the eternal bliss of Nirvana (Nandini Samarasinghe). “My dear reader, your choice to read this book is the compelling power of truth which gave me the strength to pen the following pages. May that truth fill you and the world with love and peace!” “As a born Buddhist I certainly do not find any difference of Sathya Sai Baba’s Philosophy from that of Buddha’s other than the practical guidance and assistance I have personally received from Sathya Sai Baba to be a better Buddhist.”
The book’s first five chapters are nothing but preaching of her Buddhist religious faith with all the usual trappings, including the speculative doctrines of rebirth and karma from lifetime to lifetime and the many pretensions of Indian ‘spirituality’. Her confusion will awake the sympathy of those who are or were in a similar plight, constantly trying to come to terms with all the fishy events and let-downs, the bribery and corruption of many – if not most – of Sai Baba’s chosen servitors. Her attempt for an understanding of it all, after being so completely cocooned in the speculative spiritual beliefs of Sai Baba, has unfortunately not got far at all.  She tried hard to reconcile his words and acts to her brand of Buddhism, but it does not require a genius to see that this is not really possible without overlooking many central tenets not forgetting that the Buddha taught the rejection of many Hindu beliefs and even the existence of God, for a start (despite the Sri Lankan theist variant).

Some Indian academic admirer of hers wrote a foreword proclaiming, “She is a lawyer by profession attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with professional experience at International, Regional & National Level, and as such, able to give to this study the needed objectivity”. Not so! her ‘study’ rather springs from her highly subjective experiences and deep Sai Baba indoctrination as a ‘spiritual seeker’, starting from her conviction as a ‘born Buddhist’. She wrote: “Whatever we choose to believe becomes truth for us. But spiritual truths are Transcendental and Eternal; Pure Indisputable; Perfect and Whole.” This alone proclaims the author’s how out-of-touch she is with her naive religious mentality. Her otherworldly attitude is typical of ‘spiritual seekers’ who are usually already culturally entrapped (often since childhood onwards) in subjective certainty about their particular pseudo-theology, with heads in the clouds and in the sand all at once.

To maintain a cherished belief in Hindu religion, aspirants to the ever-receding eternal bliss of liberation (while in fear of after-death events and reincarnation) certainly requires a lot of rationalising selectivity, avoidance of facts, juggling of doctrine and blind faith. The world evolves and the exponential growth and reach of the sciences explain more and more of what humanity could not understand since the earliest times.

Ranasinga claims that Sai Baba prioritised the expansion of his empire and unfortunately himself got entangled in the process, proving thereby that “man can never act God!” She imagines fondly that her ‘Swami’ will “not see the light if he does not get the understanding and help of his loving devotees”. Her ‘Epilogue’ contains a regurgitation of much of the myths about Sai Baba and false propaganda. This includes a totally wrong view of the 1993 murders (executions of devotees who did not intend to kill him, as he said himself, even though he ordered their deaths) about number of followers (totally undocumentable guesswork at 30 million!), his amazing works (not having discovered that they were mostly deeply flawed, some entirely failed like the big Rayalaseema water project). She needs to do massively more investigation rather than navel-gazing contemplation.

The book concludes with her praying, not to Swami, but for him that God may intervene and enlighten devotees of Sai Baba as to who he actually was. This is her prescription for saving Sai Baba ‘and ourselves’. To maintain a cherished belief in Hindu religion, aspirants to the ever-receding eternal bliss of liberation (while in fear of after-death events and reincarnation) certainly requires a lot of rationalising selectivity, avoidance of facts, juggling of doctrine and blind faith. Meanwhile, the world evolves with the exponential growth and reach of the sciences to make sense of more and more of what could not be understood since the earliest times. Humanity has waited in vain for millennia for the intervention of an imagined higher power to appear to them (whether man, woman, beast or even alien superpower), with no arguably proven result, so Ranasingha’s  pitifully confused prayer will also doubtless remain unfulfilled.

Disclaimer as to fair use of references to the text under copyright law.  ‘My Rama, My Swami‘ can be bought as a e-book from amazon.com
See also  The brain and the mind ‘create’ God and miracles

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More modern Indians on the march

Posted by robertpriddy on January 13, 2015

An admirable ‘anonymous and faceless’ movement by an Indian collective with the motto – ‘Only Work No Talk’  inspires by example to get ordinary people to take on the task of cleaning up the filth that is found in most public spaces in India. It is an anonymous collective that does not talk to media and wants no such publicity. The linked video, however, was made independently. See the inspiring video at Sathya Sai Baba Badly Failed. E.g., See Inspiring Tedx Talk On ‘The Ugly Indian’ Movement

Observers of Indian media over the last 15 years can see that, particularly after the death of Sathya Sai Baba and the fight over his legacy and hoarded treasures,  there is a sea change underway across the country. Now at last the Biggest earning Bollywood film exposes blind belief in ‘godmen’! All this has no doubt been aided by the arrest of the now infamous Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai and the continuing furore, as well as by increasing arrests of various other fraudulent ‘godmen’ like Swami Nityananda and an increasingly widespread criticism of rich and suspicious gurus in Indian press and TV.

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Also most notably, a foundation for this increasing awareness has been laid by the exhaustive work of the Indian Rationalists (CSICOP) under the current very active leadership of Professor Narendra Nayak (see Indian Skeptic) and of the Federation of Indian Rationalists Associations (FIRA), whose leader Sanal Edamaruku who has had to flee India to Finland  for exposing a wholly indubitable religious scam due to an obscurantist Indian law against blasphemy of which the whole of India should be deeply ashamed.

Welcome progress is being made against the excesses of Hinduism in the form of self-proclaimed avatars, godmen, holy mothers, maharishis and all manner of other Indian charlatan and religious profiteer, often sexual abusers and criminals. However, there is the usual backlash from fanatical Hindu religious reactionaries, who now have a champion in Prime Minister Narendra Modi (even though he is now apparently having to being more careful in promoting his former strong anti-Muslim actions and agenda). For example, an Indian parliament member from ruling party BJP – Sakshi Maharaj – vows death sentences for Hindus converting to Islam or Christianity!  Maharaj is an outspoken member of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), whose leadership has not so far condemned his statement or distanced itself from this reckless fanaticism. (See inset photo)

See also Indian guru Sant Rampal’s followers on rampage
and Media Outlets further expose Indian Godmen

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Souljourns: Narasimha Murthy’s secret of Prema Sai

Posted by robertpriddy on January 10, 2015

The remaining U.S. devotees of Sathya Sai Baba are propagating as best the can their ‘stories’ about their God Incarnate guru on videos under the heading ‘Souljourns’. These are a group of old timer ‘true believers’, including a bevy of gushing old women. They apparently interview anyone who has good stories  to tell if they are known to have had long-term contact with Sai Baba (strictly excluding the hundreds of persons close to Sai Baba who found out the truth of massive deceptions and crimes who became dissidents). In an interview already referenced in some detail here, the lifelong adherent Narasimha Murthy told of his total subservience to Sai Baba’s will from virtually before he matured as an adult person. He relates experiences of Sai Baba both in person, but not least in his dreams… especially since Sai Baba departed this life in 2011 since when his activities have still been directed (he believes) by Sai Baba. In the course of his video interview, he was asked about the prophesied emergence of Sai Baba’s supposed ‘third and final avataric incarnation’ Prema Sai, which Murthy confirmed Sai Baba had said would come. But he also claimed that Sai Baba had told him things about Prema Sai which are not for the public at this stage. Murthy did not tell whether Sai Baba had told him this in person while alive or in a dream (whether before or after his death). Whichever is the case, the claim will create further fanatical interest in believers and has the effect of focussing interest on Murthy himself, the clique around him and the projects he and they endorse… such as building schools in out-of-the-way places and the continuance of myths about Sai Baba giving darsans in a ‘subtle body’ and through channellers and other ‘invisible’ impressions. It can be an element in the vicious turf war between the two major factions in the entire Sai Baba sphere. However, Murthy ignores the evidence already published. In a lecture for foreigners in January 1985 at Prashanthi Nilayam which I attended Sai Baba’s biographer N. Kasturi, he told us that, while driving with him past a small village called Chandrapatna in Karnataka State (some 38 kms South West of Bangalore), Sai Baba said to him that he would ”take rebirth” there and that Kasturi would be his mother! This was also published by Kasturi  in his writings.  But the Times of India reported an entirely different account – that the rebirth would take place in Doddamalur, off the Bangalore-Mysore highway (one claiming it would occur after 2023).

 It has also variously been stated that the rebirth will take place either immediately, one year later or else eight years after Sathya Sai Baba would  ‘leave the body’. On the Richard Bock film, Aura of Divinity, made in the 1970s, the commentator asserts that Sathya Sai Baba has said that he will be reborn as Prema Sai eight years after his leaving the Sathya Sai body. Lucas Ralli had said he learned it would be within one year (whether by word of mouth, dreams or sheer fancy… who can say).

Narasimha Murthy, like all parroting devotees, spoke as if he were an authority in saying: “Today, the real crisis in the world, not only in India, is the crisis of bankruptcy of spiritual and moral values“. Having been involved for 18 years in the Sai Organisation as its leader in Norway, I had rich opportunities to confirm that this was not least the case within the Sai movement, where many of the people regarded as VIP devotees constantly preached Sai Baba’s doctrines while time and again they showed in deed that – like him – they really held little or no respect for the values of truth, justice, human rights, freedom of expression, women’s’ rights, the ashrams’ murder victims or for the many most credible and brave claimants of constant and very numerous sexual molestations of boys and young males by Sai Baba. While many of the ordinary members did excellent service and can be said to have shown love in action, very little of this was seen from all the authoritarian and self-seeking ‘officials’ in the ashrams or any of the Sai organisations and institutions. All this is documented in this blog and on my main Sai Baba website to a full extent, and not a single statement has been challenged successfully with counter-documentation or, of course, by any legal means whatever. I maintain that I have written nothing but the truth to the best of my knowledge, experience and ability to express the facts. It is a telling fact that only a handful of persons have dared to publish any counter-claims, and then have desisted because of the insightful and honest reactions that came from dissidents around the world. Well over two million visits to my various Sai Baba pages since 2000 are recorded and the so-called Sai Petition has received well over 1600 signatures, very often with illumining comments and information on their reasons for disaffection. The latest signature is but one telling example:-

Scan of latest signature on the Sai petition. Click on image to see source

Scan of latest signature on the Sai petition. Click on image to see source

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Asaram Bapu bail pleas fails yet again

Posted by robertpriddy on January 8, 2015

Latest: Asaram Bapu & Co. again under suspicion – murder of prosecution witness  21 January 2015

text from zee news with added photo of Asaram sex

text from zee news with added photo of Asaram sex

Asaram Bapu remains in prison, despite his countless pleas for bail and attempts to bribe his way out etc. A medical board of All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in the national capital examined Asaram in connection with his bail application in the Jodhpur rape case and found no medical ground for his claims. He had been sent to Delhi (December 28, 2014) for a medical test as directed by the Supreme Court. As ibnlive.in-com reported He went by train with a a team of 17 policemen led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police. All districts en route were on the alert for any ruckus caused by his supporters. He was under the escort of the 12 Battalion of Rapid Armed Constabulary, which just shows how dangerous he and his supporters are considered to be, some of whom have already shown that they stop at nothing, including murder of witnesses. Asaram Bapu was endorsed by Sathya Sai Baba (and vice-versa) during his visits to Prashanthi Nilayam before 2011.

Unnatural sex – Asaram Bapu 

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Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences

Posted by robertpriddy on January 5, 2015

Mr. B.N. Narasimha Murthy (wearing cheap gemstone ring faked by Sai Baba)

Mr. B.N. Narasimha Murthy (wearing cheap gemstone ring faked by Sai Baba)

Narasimha Murthy has made claims (such as on YouTube) about Sai Baba appearing in his dreams and giving him precise instructions to build new buildings, etc. and tells fantastic stories about these. Sathya Sai Baba inducted him early in life (before age 20) and told him not to marry. He was made to work without any financial compensation (as were so many Sai followers inducted into ‘voluntary selfless service’ (to Sai Baba and his interests), and once in a while he was given some money, white clothes etc. While SB repeatedly told him to ask for anything, no true believing devotee would ever dare ask him, nor did doctrinally converted Murthy ever do so.

In a Vimeo interview with a US blind believer devotee, Ted Henry, the former warden of Sai Baba Colleges, Mr. B.N. Narasimha Murthy told of certain dreams he had (after Sai Baba’s demise) in which he felt Sathya Sai Baba instructed him to carry out various works, including initiating the building of Sai schools here and there. As one blogger writes about the interview:-  “Since the advent of the Ted (Henry) Talk from Maddenahalli, there are now various claims from folks who say they are in touch with Swami. I am sure Mr. Murthy, when he gave his interview to Ted H. had no idea others would jump on the band-wagon!

Perhaps the most telling statement by Murthy was:- “I want to tell you something that Swami told me. ‘It is true that I declared to the world that I would be in this Sathya Sai Baba form for 96 years. I left when I was 85, but I will be in the subtle body till I am 96 and continue to do what I did‘.

Firstly, please not that this contradicts what ‘ Sai officialdom’ claimed after their great surprise when Sai Baba died so ignominiously in 2011. It was argued (in several wholly contradictory ways) that Sai Baba meant lunar years, not calendar (solar) years, and that this figure would approximate to 96 years of age. This has been refuted thoroughly as all the varying and entirely bogus calculations presented did not add up to 96 years. Add to this the all-overwhelming fact that Sai Baba had made a number of entirely different prophesies of his time of death, which are all well documented in ‘official’ Sai Baba literature (see full account and scans here).

In addition to these facts which blow to bits the entire mythology about Sai Baba’s ‘prophesies’ is the documented doubts about his real birthdate (recorded as http://saibabaexposed.blogspot.com/2006/10/sai-babas-school-records-new-light.html) , which is recorded in his school records from 1940 as having been 4/10!1929… that is, he was very nearly 3 years younger than he has claimed.

A former sexually abused student who Narasimha Murthy well wrote:- “Mr Murthy always came across as a firm minded individual with strong convictions and my informant  I used to wonder why he would continue in the movement despite knowing everything… I think I know the answer. A young, idealistic, spiritual minded person believes in the wrong leader, gets sucked in too deep, and has nowhere else to go by the time full realization hits. I think he rationalized SB’s misdeeds as some kind of Karmic retribution in return for all the good that was happening such as free schools, hospitals, etc.

It is of considerable note that Narasimha Murthy was named by a security official at Prashanthi Nilayam as an accomplice to Sathya Sai Baba’s sexual abuse of boys and young men in a petition to the Indian Criminal Bureau of Investigations, which can be viewed here.

As to Murthy’s conviction that Sai Baba is communicating with him through dreams created from a continued spooky existence in a subtle body’, one need not doubt that Murthy’s really believes this himself, but that he is the victim of cumulative cognitive self-delusion on a grand lifetime scale. The human mind/brain (which are two aspects of the one entity, not separate ‘bodies’) accepts as true what is continually reinforced as being so simply by thinking it and believing it. The longer and stronger the neural connections become, the less and less alternative and differing interpretations figure and the ‘true believer’ gridlock sets in and sets off a chain reaction of rationalisations to make all that goes against the core belief fit in to the Procrustean bed of the doctrinal ‘correctness’.  All that disagrees with the core beliefs is sidelined as the neural connections weaken and fall away. The subconscious brain creates dreams, imaginings and even perceptions, often from the circuitry it is most dominated by, since it does not distinguish between what is given to it as being real or illusory. The latest neuroscience shows that, even then, it is possible for the gridlock to be broken, gradually dispersed so that the narrow belief recedes and a fuller and more detached understanding can take its place. This has evidently not been possible for Murthy, nor for very many other mediums, channellers and other would-be ‘psychics’ both among Sai devotees and worldwide religions, sects and cults.

Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement

Sai Baba’s ‘subtle body presence’ report in Kodai is denied

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Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement

Posted by robertpriddy on January 4, 2015

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
(W.B. Yeats: ‘The Second Coming’)

There is a major turf war going on between different factions in Sai Baba land, a major schism in the Organisation and movement between two factions. The former warden of Sathya Sai hostel Brindavan, Mr Narasimha Murthy, appears to be leading one faction. He currently resides in Muddenahalli, which has long had a Sai Baba mandir and school. There were 2 educational institutions set up – one in Muddenahalli about midway between Puttaparthi and Bangalore by the late Madiyala Narayan Bhat, a service minded devotee of Sai Baba, and another in a place called Alike. The ownership of both these institutions was taken over by Sathya Sai Baba in 1978-79. Mr Murthy was a follower of Narayana Bhat and upon his advice, entered the Sai movement. He initially worked at Muddenahalli and then was posted to Prashanti Nilayam and then to Brindavan. Read of his excessive claims here

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Mr Indulal Shah, a powerful figure in the movement (formerly the International Chairman of the Sathya Sai Organisation for decades, but was removed by Sai Baba in favour of the rich US businessman, Dr. Michael Goldstein, not least since Shah used his world-wide contacts to block many of Sai Baba’s directives. My informant points out that Indulal Shah has sided with Mr Murthy and they have built a new college campus in Gulbarga, Karnataka. It looks like they are going full bore with an aggressive attempt to win over devotees. The beauty of it is that SB is supposedly talking to them and making them do plenty of good deeds such as build massive buildings. What better way to impress devotees than to erect grand edifices? Now, he has been promoting a former Sai student Madhusudhan Naidu (who conveniently happens to be an expert in drama acting) as the leader of the movement because apparently, SB speaks through him! You can find detail about this in this blog below. Apparently, “Swami gave a discourse full of wit and wisdom” (hopefully, not the usual boredom) via Madhusdhan Naidu. (http://childrenofsathyasai.org/blog/confessions-of-the-one-who-experienced/)

Asserting similar crackpot psychic claims,but possibly not in their camp as such, is the former Hard Rock beefburger millionaire, Isaac Burton Tigrett, who has shown himself to be of unstable mind and morals for decades (son of John Burton Tigrett who had made a fortune on things like the ‘Glub-Glub drinking duck’ novelty). Isaac’s megalomanic ‘Mystic Inn of the Seventh Ray‘ ashram-cum-spiritual and healing mega-project in Coorg has not come about, despite his claiming it was developed in intense sessions with Sai Baba in has last years. (Sai Baba’s subtle body being poor at financing him, could he be hoping from finance from the influential Murthy school-building faction at last?). See inset text:-

And then, on the other side there is the Sathya Sai Central Trust with Ratnakar, Srinivasan and others, who have posted a warning about Shah/Murthy etc. in a terse  Press Relase ‘Advisory to Devotees’. The official Sai propagandist of Radio Sai, Dr. G. Venkataraman (a former nuclear bomb maker for India, confused scientist and believer in Sai Baba as existing behind the scenes of duality etc.) has – in response to those agitated by the huge doctrinal and organisational cleft that has arisen – held a talk on RadioSai entitled ‘To Follow Swami’s wish or not? That is the question!‘ He is in the Ratnakar camp and contra against the Murthy/Shah/Tigrett faction, of course. 

In effect, Venkataraman rejects what lies at the heart of the dispute, that Sathya Sai Baba is still  ‘alive and well’ though in a subtle body – invisible, ethereal (though physically disconnected). Venkataraman said that Sai Baba requires one to be ‘extra careful in understanding and interpreting My teachings‘,but it is surely most confusing for him, since he also totally believes Sathya Sai is eternally in existence… but fails to consider where, how, when etc.

Likewise, the self-promoting ‘superstar’ of the Sai movement, Mr Anil Kumar has a Facebook page where he speaks out against the attempted hijacking of the Sai movement by a bunch of self-appointed agents (Sri Sathya Sai Sri Saraswati Trust or the Bhagawan Hospital, Raipur, Chhatisgarth)). He says Swami never named a successor, so there is no question of him using anyone as a medium to speak to devotees. He expresses regret that Indulal Shah has sided with the Muddenahalli faction. From Anil Kumar’s Facebook page:- “…No member of the SSSSO should have any connection with these Trusts and Institutions/Organisations started by them. Sri Indulal Shah, Trustee of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, has regretfully in his advancing years, made his own individual decision to be associated with functions organized by these other” (December 3rd. https://www.facebook.com/saimemories)

My informant also writes: “SB passing on is actually the best thing that has happened in my opinion. Students are safer, and devotees will no longer be misled with his empty promises and asinine instructions (such as making a devotee spend a fortune to realize the promise of becoming a Sai pilot and then just ignoring him like he doesn’t exist, etc). It appears that funds are drying up and a few divisions within the super specialty hospital have closed down. I sincerely hope they continue to function because medical treatment in India has become super expensive and unethical. It will be interesting to see who wins turf war. I think the Muddenahalli faction has the upper hand right now, thanks to SB giving Darshan, giving discourses, etc albeit through a conduit. The Anil Kumar faction comes across as a bunch of sour grape suckers because all they can do is regurgitate SB’s old teachings and prostrate in front of his tomb.

Photos of Sai Baba’s ethereal visit to Kodaikanal 2014 Where Isaac Tigrett and other deluded devotees welcomed a bodiless, speechless, invisible ‘heartfelt form’ or Sathya Sai Baba to a huge charade connected to the Narasimha Murthy faction.  See also  Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’

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Biggest earning Bollywood film exposes blind belief in ‘godmen’

Posted by robertpriddy on January 2, 2015

The guru-busting Bollywood major blockbuster ‘PK’ is reportedly a very amusing film, as well as further educating the Indian public about the bogus nature of most Indian ‘godmen’. This is a major step forward in the campaign against false religion as purveyed by hundreds of swami charlatans and criminal exploiters of vulnerable people. That it has hit the nail on the head is evidenced by the reactions of right-wing Hindu interests, spurred no doubt by the very super-rich frauds who have promoted themselves as holy or divine ‘gurus’. They have incited mobs to rampage against the film, but this only shows the world the emptiness of their talk of non-violence and their fanatical religious hypocrisy. 

“Bollywood and young India Tuesday passionately defended Aamir Khan-starrer “PK” even as Hindu rightwing groups continued their protests alleging that it defamed Hindu religion. Producers, directors and actors as well as movie buffs IANS spoke to were unanimous that the Hindi film no way hurt Hindu interests and that the protests were unacceptable as it had cleared the censors. But the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reiterated its demand that the film, one of the biggest hits from Bollywood, be banned or at least what it said were the offending parts be deleted immediately.” Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh in fact demanded that the movie be made tax free. Agnivesh told IANS: “I found this film brilliant. It raises a fundamental debate on the true nature of any religion and their concept of god, the creator… The questions are very profound. The whole controversy is … by those who feel threatened.” IBNlive report (December 31, 2014)

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s latest release ‘PK’ became Bollywood’s highest grossing film of all time in India. PK collected more than Rs. 276 crore in two weeks of its release. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, ‘PK’ revolves around the concept of blind belief and Godmen. The movie has got its share of criticism from few religious groups who demanded its ban. The film had an impressive opening, but the recent controversies had affected its collection in the last couple of days. Religious groups went on a rampage in places like Ahmedabad and Bhopal, smashing theatres that were screening the film and demanded a ban on ‘PK’. In Agra, protesters accused Aamir Khan of double standards and suggested the actor move to Pakistan. Indian Express report (January 2, 2015)

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Hindu Tantric guru Shankarananda comes dirty!

Posted by robertpriddy on December 29, 2014

IT GETS MORE & MORE BLATANT ALL THE TIME!

IT GETS MORE & MORE BLATANT ALL THE TIME!

Yet another exposure of a sex maniac Hindu guru, Shankarananda of the Mount Eliza Yoga ashram, Australia. Despite his claims of celibacy it appears he couldn’t keep it in his pants. And stories about at least 40 devotee women having sex with him are now coming out, to which he has been forced to admit! Sounds like quite a harem scene this dude had set up. It is but the latest in an unending line of sexual abusing gurus like Swami Nityananda, Asaram Bapu and son, and pedophile Sathya Sai Baba. The self-declared fornicator will however continue as the “Spiritual Director of the Shiva Ashram” and will still be handing out ‘wisdom’ and ‘teachings’ (for what they are now worth. or ever were) and “Swamiji has asked us on his behalf to reiterate his message for the year of holding the feeling – that is, stay away from enmity, and keep returning to love.”  This ego-centric sex maniac wants to be forgiven in spades and to be considered fit to counsel his victims and teach his perverted religious values to the vulnerable believers and seekers of an otherworldly wisdom and imagined state of eternal bliss that one can be 99.9% certain does not exist! 

Further, in a statement by Stephen and Vani of the ashram state that ‘the Committee has legal advice that based on the information known there is no basis for any criminal complaint.” Let us hope that some victims get better legal advice and find that he can be prosecuted, no doubt he has acted under false pretences and collected donations on that basis, among other things. Such a proven deceiver and liar cannot be trusted in any respects. He deserves punishment, not more love!

Meanwhile Shankarananda writes in a letter to the community: “I had a carrot in my ear. Truly. When contemplating Baba’s life, I was most engaged by the dramas of the succession. I profoundly underestimated the impact of his tantric sexual activities. And my own. I recognise at last their disastrous effect.
ShankaranandaSo he learned it all from his own guru, the ‘Baba’ he refers to! This shows the inherent filthiness of most Indian guru traditions, a fact that is becoming more and more widely recognised, especially in the world at large but also in India too.
“I vow to stop this behaviour. Indeed, it has been stopped already. I want to make amends to those who have been hurt. I want this all to be done in an atmosphere of love and generosity of spirit, not vilification on either side.”
Indeed, he wants it all to be wine and roses without any disruption of being worshipped as a wise godman! The cheek of it. But as he surely knows, there are always plenty of gullible people who fall for the trickery and ‘mystery’ (read deceitful secrecy) of such Indian gurus (perfected by their forerunners and handed on down through millennia). 

In the Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda, volume 3, on page 452, you can read that we have to choose our Guru with utmost care: “The Guru must be without a touch of taint, and he must be Akâmahata – unhurt by any desire – he should have no other motive except that of purely doing good to others…”
Where is any such person practicing as a guru in India? I cannot find one, past or present, among scores I have studied in depth!

Read Evelyn Reid’s posting about her involvement with Shankarananda and Co.

Click here to read the revealing statements from the ashram and Shankarananda

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Tsunami Calamity anniversary and Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on December 26, 2014

TODAY marks a decade since the massive earthquake struck 100 miles off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering the biggest tsunami ever recorded. A final death estimate of this vast tragedy around the world – mainly in 13 countries on two continents – was 230,273, with 45,752 missing presumed dead.

Sathya Sai Baba blamed the 2004 tsunami disaster and all such disasters on “moral lapses”, while he held God (which he constantly claimed himself to be) was exempt from ALL responsibility!  

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can of news report link – since deleted by the news portals (click to see wayback archived version)

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These are some of Sai Baba’s totally unscientific moralizing statements about natural disasters and how they are caused by human actions! This is part of the huge millenia-old religious delusion that attributes all good things that happen to a loving Godhead Creator, and all bad things as having other causes, especially human! The Asian tsunami disaster of 2004 was most certainly caused by major undersea volcanic action resulting from the tensions built up by the collision of tectonic plates, an exclusively physical event.  These collisions have been happening as long as the landmasses and oceans of earth have existed and long before humanity evolved on earth. So how could human being be in any way responsible for them? Amazing that otherwise reasonably educated people still worship Sai Baba after knowing he spouts such sheer superstitious nonsense! His self-claimed Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence and Omnibenevolence and being the Incarnation of God on Earth, Saviour of Mankind and Avatar of the Era). The same goes for all other preachers of  a Creator God’s compassion for mankind.

The claims of Sai Baba to enhance himself were endless and beyond all limits. See this small example, just to show that I am not exaggerating:-

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Prayer overpowers nuclear ‘melt-down’?
There is an interesting story in an interview on Radio Sai with Dr Deepak Anand (Fleeting Moments Lasting Memories, May 2012) where he reports an amazing incident of Swami hearing and responding to the intense prayers of many people. FM_LM_120_DR_DEEPAK_ANAND_PART_02.mp3 (about 33 minutes from start)

Basically….Swami was sitting in total silence for a long time (I think, in the interview room but don’t know the year) and then asked the students present about the significance of that day, what happened on that day? He then revealed it was an anniversary of the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. He went on to say that, at that very moment in Osaka in Japan, thousands of people had gathered with candles lit, and “they are all praying to Me that such a catastrophe, should never befall any other nation… I listened to their prayers and I came!”

Hearing this, I felt more strongly that Swami’s illness in 2011 was indeed connected with the earthquake in Japan. Long before the 2011 disaster, He had responded to the fervent prayers of people calling out on the anniversary of Hiroshima and, I believe, He had then made a promise to them, which was fulfilled in 2011.

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Prashanthi Nilayam Christmas 2014

Posted by robertpriddy on December 23, 2014

Pilgrimage to Prashanthi Nilayam Christmas 2014. Sai Ram,
In December you received the wonderful news from Dr. Thayaparan that Bhagawan has blessed a Canadian Pilgrimage to Puttaparthi in December of 2014.”

Pilgrimage to see the decorations and lights? This Dr. Arumugam Thayaparan is the Chairman of Canada Sai Council. He announces that Bhagavan has decided that Canadians are to visit the ashram this Christmas. Whether he believes that Bhagavan has resurrected, or is still with us ‘behind the scenes’, he is careful not to say how Sai Baba communicated with him – perhaps through Ratnakara and Co.,  who badly need income and will never turn down funding from anywhere (and Canada is well to do and still has a fair number of devotees).”

Thayaparan’s plan for Xmas 2014 is almost entirely decorative, as the pdf put out from Canada’s chapter of the Sai cult shows. The designed decorations forl the venues are shown in great detail. What poverty for a spiritual message! Seeing that devotees believe that no one can say anything new that Sai Baba has not already said, and that they are neither allowed to – nor are capable of – thinking outside the SaiBaba box, there is nothing original they dare say that does not parrot Sai Baba in one way or another. So the main message is made to be four colours:-

“We present the Canadian flavor in our Canadian Christmas theme colors of Red, White, Gold and Silver. Each color brings in its own importance and blends in with our Dear Lord’s message of life.

RED – the color signifies LOVE.  “Where there is Love, there GOD is certainly evident. Love more and more people, Love them more and more intensely: transform the Love into service, transform the service into worship: that is the highest sadhana.”

Dr. Arumugam Thayaparan, Canadian Chairman of Sail Cult in Canada

Dr. Arumugam Thayaparan, Canadian Chairman of Sail Cult in Canada

WHITE – the color signifies PURITY.  “Love is enough to realize the Supreme. Love which moves, flows from one heart to another, from one place to another, from one person to another and ultimately reaches the destination which is called the GRACE of GOD. Such love is Pure. “

GOLD – the color signifies STRENGTH & RADIANCE.  “It is only when man cultivates humanness that society will shine with radiance and the nation and the world will progress. Humanness can be promoted only through spirituality and not by any other means. Just as a seed can sprout only when it is planted in the soil and watered, human values can grow only in spiritual soil.”

SILVER -the color signifies SERENITY. I must tell you of the paramount importance of LOVE. LOVE is God: Live in LOVE. You can see the moon only with the help of Moon Light; you can see God only through the rays of LOVE.”

-Sathya Sai Baba”
(source – heading of  – The main photo of that site shows Jesus (with a twin goatee beard) beside Sathya Sai Baba. Makes those who know what Sai Baba really was and did think that the two were really totally incompatible and worlds apart. Note also that Sai Baba did not identify those colours as symbols of the four qualities that is claimed above. He did however say that you can see the moon only with the help of Moon Light, which is a classic blooper so typical of his ignorant glibness (for Sai devotees who know no better, it is the sun that makes the moon visible).  Of course, the four named colours are taken throughout the world to  symbolise a very wide variety of differing and often opposing ideas, feelings, values, conditions etc.

THE PATHETIC ATTEMPT OF SSSS Organisation TO BUY INTO SANTA CLAUS TO HELP SAI BABA'S LOST CAUSE

THE PATHETIC ATTEMPT OF SSSS Organisation TO BUY INTO SANTA CLAUS TO HELP SAI BABA’S LOST CAUSE

See what Sai Baba said on Christmas Days Past:-
Sathya Sai Baba: Christmas 2000 Discourse The infamous Christmas discourse of 2000 where he scourged his critics unforgivingly and lied blatantly about them.
Christmas Sandesh (Discourse) 1998 “Truly speaking, Christmas falls in the month of March…” and “”When it was decided that all the devotees of Jesus should be crucified along with Him, even His closest devotees, Peter, Matthew, and St. Paul refused to identify themselves as His followers.” (Paul was never there at all!)
Christmas Day 1996 Discourse This one contained some of the greatest historical blunders and confusion that he ever made about Christianity and Islam. Eg. “Three hundred and fifty years B.C., before Christ, Jews lived. However, among Jews, there were religions such as Islam and Christianity.”
 Christmas discourse 1996: Faked materialisation of ‘tiny bible’ during discourse revealed and exposed
Sai Baba- Christmas not remotely as it was.
Sai Baba Christmas 2010 unforgiving hypocrisy, Santa Claus & blunders.

 

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Sri Sathya Sai education neither free nor remotely liberal

Posted by robertpriddy on December 21, 2014

THIS DOC. WAS RELEASED IN 2014 FOR THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR.  CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW SOURCE pdf

THIS DOC. WAS RELEASED IN 2014 FOR THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW SOURCE pdf

The official Sri Sathya Sai higher secondary school website publicly proves what we already knew privately from some former students that – already in 2005 – it was far from being the free education that Sai Baba continually boasted it was. Under the heading ‘Info for new entrants’ it is specified that Rs 25,000 was to be paid at the time of admission, since all students had to reside in the hostel. It also confirms to the hilt many very eye-wateringly disturbing facts about the Sri Sathya Sai educational system at Puttaparthi, as have been exposed by a number of former students of his educational institutions.

Not only did students have to provide everything from their own means but, once enrolled, became virtual work slaves to run the entire infrastructure of the hostels under the name of ‘Sai Baba selfless service’! The regime for students was draconian, systematically destroying their independence of thought, act and belief and allowing them no normal liberties (unless they were ‘form boys’, that is, did service as Sai Baba’s private ‘chics’, who were allowed liberties far exceeding those who were not his chosen sexual partners and were rewarded with top marks, degrees and golden medals).

Eileen Weed writes: Another eye-opener is the number of students who have 100% marks in their exams. Is this all skill or are they fed answer papers thanks to sb’s name and influence? You decide!

Selection lists are interesting, in that they clearly list the reservations according to caste (SC=Scheduled Class, ST = Scheduled Tribe, EBC = Backward Class) (caste is illegal according to Indian govt. but apparently still practiced today officially all over the place!) and reserved seats for the children of old students and staff. (Of course, even the ‘General Category’ no doubt includes many recommendations of VIPs.)

Shockingly, essentials that students are expected to bring include: their own bucket and mug (probably for shower!), plate and cup, cushion to sit on, mattress, pillows, blankets and bedsheets. The schools can’t even provide basic items like that! I heard from former students that they have to sleep on the cold cement floor crammed in like sardines with no space in-between.

The discipline is also severe, including students not allowed to read any book or magazine not connected with their academics (unless with teacher approval)! No cameras or electronic gadgets allowed! They are also responsible paying for all repairs if they break something.

Among the many restrictive rules we find: “Personal possession of Iron box, tape recorder or transistor, video games etc. is not allowed in the hostel. All students are required to maintain high standard of personal cleanliness and room cleanliness as well as the cleanliness of the surroundings.” Further, in accordance with the strict prohibitions at all Sai Baba ashrams of any ways of recording proof of untoward events, abuses, and other crimes, the information for new entrants states that boys are not permitted to have any electronic devices or cameras.

In short, the entire educational system, from primary school to ‘deemed’ university was controlled with the strictness of a concentration camp, and reports whose claimants we have checked out, told how students were sometimes beaten mercilessly for offending ‘the avatar’ by mentioning his sexuality. Never forget that in 1993 four rebellious ex-students were actually openly executed by police in accordance with Sai Baba’s order. The control extended to freedom of thought too, as no questioning of the indoctrination, or of Sai Baba’s countless false and ignorant statements, was tolerated.

The prospectus boasts: “The school offers students a unique educational experience which, in many ways, is different from schools elsewhere.” So far one can agree in a literal sense, for the school is a uniquely awful example of what a school should not be; a virtual physical and mental prison, fanatically controlling, manipulative, indoctrinating, often abusive and as out-of-touch with all modern educational standards as were most schools in Dickens’ time. Parents of students are invariably Sai Baba devotees who would not listen or believe their sons when they told of sexual and other abuses. A well-balanced review was written by former SSB university graduate Kartick Vaddadi.


A former Sai Baba student mailed me, asking for anonymity, and wrote:-
…the 1983-4 batch defections at the Brindavan campus….this was always a hush-hush affair and many senior teacher know about it though they were uncomfortable talking about it. What angers me most is the mental stubborness of those professionals at parthi who know these things and still continue to work for the sake of money or whatever.How can they call themselves educated ….this reflects the very flawed status of the Indian upbringing…men are not what they can be but brainwashed to believe whatever they are told. It’s a very unfortunate thing.

Sathya Sai College: ex-student tells of awful culture there
Two previous accounts of the Sathya Sai College etc. by ‘t.t’ are found here:- More testimony from another ex-Sai Baba student
More evidence piles up on male sex abuse by Sathya Sai Baba and teachers etc.

Also read accounts from ‘Raman’ here:- An account of false Sai Baba miracles in early days

and Dramatic new sex testimony from ex-student at Prashanthi Nilayam 
and Testimony about Sai Baba and his Hostels for Boys
and Strong Sai Baba sex abuse testimony from ex-’form boy’

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Indian guru devotees with mass delusions

Posted by robertpriddy on December 16, 2014

another_deluded_mass ‘Godman’ Ashutosh Maharaj of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, Jalandhar.
Thousands of devotees pay homage to clinically dead guru Ashutosh Maharaj as court battle over his remains rages on

Jalandhar: Crowds Gather to Fight for Guru’s Body Kept in a Deep Freezer  Declared clinically dead on January 29th 2014, a high court recently demanded that his body be cremated within 15 days.

‘Maharajji will emerge from samadhi. Thousands of devotees pay homage to clinically dead guru Ashutosh Maharaj as court battle over his remains rages on.  While the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) claimed the number of followers to be around 60,000-75,000, the Jalandhar district administration put the numbers at a comparatively modest 25,000.’ (Read more(Note: Though most guru cults exaggerate the number of followers they have, some on a massive scale such as Sai Baba & his cult did in claiming hundreds of millions of followers, no proper survey was ever able to discover more than a few millions world-wide, the number of religiously indoctrinated Indians who rigidly cling to such false beliefs is still quite massive).

However, since petitions to the High Court claim that Ashutosh is only in deep meditation etc., the court has since extended the process until a decision on February 9 2015. It is intriguing to consider how the followers imagine things will go… will the guru have to be unfrozen when his meditation ends, or should he remain in a deep freezer for ever? Or maybe he will have to be buried at some time in the future, or even cremated? Unlike Elvis and many other Western idols, he does no have the benefit of being cryogenically frozen down, so melting him would be too messy for a future regenerative wonder surgery.  Interesting to compare which of these idol mythologies East and West and the craziest and most hysterical. Surely, it is the fear of death – of oneself being extinguished forever – that must be the biggest factor behind beliefs in spiritual reincarnation or medical reincarnation.

Likewise, many of the dwindling following of Sathya Sai Baba religiously have believed since his death that he would resurrect himself any time soon, or – failing that – he will reincarnate himself as Prema Sai in South India at one of two different places he prophesied at different times!  Wishful and vain hoping was encouraged greatly by the constant outpourings of such speculative and scientifically totally unfounded ‘ancient wisdom’ by Sathya Sai Baba. Most of the symptoms of cultist religious sectarianism were promoted by Sai Baba on a major scale with considerable success, but especially since Sai Baba’s totally unexpected demise a decade before all his varying predictions of his death, the numbers of adherents have declined drastically, not least due to manner of his death, suspicions of foul play and the aftermath in which his hidden hoards of treasure were discovered under his huge bed and packed in all places. (See overview)

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Sathya Sai Drinking Water project re-inaugurated yet again

Posted by robertpriddy on December 14, 2014

More propaganda on Sai Baba water projects, though the existing ones don’t seem to be doing much! This is the third time in two decades that the Rayalaseema Village Water Project has had to be re-generated. Meanwhile, Puttaparthi is still virtually without its own clean and drinkable water supply.

CLICK TO SEE A NEWS SOURCE

CLICK TO SEE A NEWS SOURCE

The water project failed almost immediately after it first became semi-operative, due to kickbacks, entrepreneur and leadership corruption, sub-standard materials due to theft and flawed workmanship. Above all, an unforeseen and drastic drop in the water table causing bore wells to cost most of their capacity if not all. The self-declared omniscient and omnipotent Sai Baba did not have a clue about such problems, as his top engineer Colonel Joga Rao told friends of mine who were working with him to improve sewerage conditions at Prashanthi Nilayam. No maintenance was provided for, so the AP government had to be asked to take over the entire project. Since then other announcements of a complete radical upgrade have been made, but Puttaparthi (which was intended as the No. 1 beneficiary of the project) has dire water shortages to this day.

Well-informed comment from former follower, Srikanth Uppuluri:

Not only in Puttaparthi, that entire region has problems of both Water as well as Severe Fluorine Content. See report:- http://saibabadeceptions.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/thanks-to-the-sri-sathya-sai-drinking-water-project/

The Avatar said he could transmute earth into sky, but could not solve basic problems of humanity. To this his answers were various – karma, man’s sins, decline of dharma and all his other nonsense. One may wonder why the birth of a Divine being and the associated vibrations has still not helped. Certainly, had he been the Embodiment of Truth and Dharma, there should have been some effect?

For a fuller account see Water projects in Rayalaseema and for Chennai – Sathya Sai Baba
and Water scarcity and its cause according to Sathya Sai Baba

 

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Kailash Satyarthi: a world hero defender of the weak

Posted by robertpriddy on December 10, 2014

A freed slave child in India

A freed slave child in India, saved last month from a factory in Delhi along with 24 other children

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 goes to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzay “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”.  “Showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi’s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.”

 “When they get tips on working children in a dark basement somewhere in India so he takes with him a team and go in and frees the children from this slave labor.” He says that these children are often robbed their families and set to work. After several years of slave labor, there are many who have been severely affected both physically and mentally. Many people have trouble remembering where they come from.”

Excerpt from New York Times (Click image  to see source)

Excerpt from New York Times (Click image to see source)

It is to be hoped that the many unscrupulous factory owners and employers who use slave labour provided by slave-drivers will begin to realise that this horrendous treatment of children will not be tolerated to such a degree that it has been until now by the Indian authorities. Knowing the mentality of these slavers, however, the strictest purges of all such employers must be carried out by the government. The positive reaction of the press throughout the world (not without unpleasant exceptions by Hindu.nationalists in India) makes known the depths of iniquity to which far too many Indian Indian human traffickers and their employers sink. Parents who sell their children to these criminal people in the belief and hope of providing them with a better existence are less to blame since they are duped and pressured by gangs.

Looking at this in the context of the long series Prime Ministers and Presidents of India who worshipped Sathya Sai Baba, including Narendra Modi today, it is pertinent to remind that none of them have done anything of real note to protect the countless Indian young children in slavery – as miners, carpet weaver, factory and above all in forced prostitution and all manner of dangerous work. Sai Baba never once so much as mentioned the problem… it as if he was completely out of touch with the sufferings of the millions of victims of the most heinous criminality. Surrounded by yea-sayers and worshippers in the luxury of his apartments and virtual palaces, he was a willing prisoner of his own fawning and sycophantic court, claiming to know absolutely everything about everybody into the bargain! Despite his repeated and enormous boasts about how he would solve India’s problems (then, when completed, those of the entire world) he left India in just about as parlous, corrupt and calamitous a state as ever with mounting unsolved life-threatening problems it faces today.

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Minor Sai center trumpets minor concession to attract volunteers

Posted by robertpriddy on December 8, 2014

Every small allowance won by any Sai Baba related institutions is brandished now like a proof of his omnipotent interference in worldly affairs.One might well be taken in by this Sai Baba propaganda attempt to encourage the diminishing number of volunteer devotees to go to Prashanthi ashram to serve. The mailer is C.E.O. at the minor clinic Srinivasa Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Nalgonda

katta_jayapradesh_reddyFrom: katta jayaprakash Reddy drjpreddy@hotmail.com
Date: 5 December 2014 at 08:54
Subject: Railway concession to Sri Sathya Sai seva dal.
Sairam,

 With the blessings of our beloved Lord Bhagwan Sri Sathya Baba, Railways have announced 50% concession on tickets for the seva dal participating in service in Prashanthi Nilam. It is for the volunteers whose income is not more than Rs.5000/- per month.
I humbly appeal to all the seva dal not to claim concession tickets if their income is more than five thousand per month.If any body claims against the rules through backdoors or any other illegal means by  bogus income certificates, it is  against the blessings of Swami.If any one violates this,  other seva dal must be vigilant and bring to the notice of Samithi president or other leaders.

This speaks volumes about the existing Seva Dal – corruption was always there, as it always is in India. Rs 5,000 is basically NOTHING nowadays, so the concession would only help the elderly and unemployed housewives. Even field laborers make more than that a month. Runaway inflation has changed and continues to change the entire level of prices in India. The small concession is to be seen on the background of the fact that everything costs 3 or 4 times the amount it did 10 years ago. Once one could buy tomatoes for Rs 2 a kilo when they were in season, now they are between Rs 50-60 a kilo year round. There were rooms in the Parthi village for Rs 1,500 a month but nowadays, even with the lack of demand, it is reportedly hard to find anything under Rs 6,000 rent a month for a one bedroom room.
Eileen Weed, who has relatives and friends in the area wrote:

“In 2005 when I left India, my salary as the Administrator of Karuna Society was Rs 5,500 a month, and I was making as much as the veterinary surgeon at the clinic (an uneducated villager who was trained by Clementien to do treatments on the animals). Both of us had the highest paid wages, most other workers were getting Rs 2,000 – Rs 3,000 a month.”

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srikanthuppuluri
saibabadeceptions.wordpress.comx

That is what people get with his blessings. A life full of crap.
My sister’s salary when she worked at the hospital was Rs 13000/-. This is the amount that security guards at hospitals draw today.
If not for my support to her and her son financially and physically, this was not even enough to make ends meet.
His staff had to pray to even get basic accomodation to have a roof on their heads!
The school claimed to be free, but there was at least 20-40K of expenditure each year, which is true in any other schools in India.
However one must NEVER consider these amounts given by beloved Swami as paltry. What about the love of Swami that comes with it? It is like the love of a thousand mothers. Is it not enough. Also the sexual abuses are a bonus. And there is Sai Baba’s philosophy to apply – such as his message to the poor – don’t feel sad that you do not have a Caru (Car), feel happy that you have a Kaalu (leg)
Who else but the great proponent of Atma Vidya can teach such stuff. BTW, let us not be mistaken.
These rules and philosophy do not apply to him. He is the King of Kings beyond laws. All rules are for the followers.
That is the reason he took great care of himself from time to time, getting served, using imported cars, driven by a (although frustrated) chauffeur, meals served, clothes supplied….the poor thought he really built the institutions for them – little did they know his ambitions of making it big in the international arena….Sai Baba of India…..so his glory is sung everywhere….his birthdays celebrated even after his death !! And whereas his philosophy for those people whose family members he killed in accidents, was that the “dying weep for the dead” – a quotation from the Narada Bhakti Sutras…Happy Birthday Dude…may you live forever…!! But may others leave you forever …

 

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