“Prof Anantharaman painted a picture that he is ANTI-MHALLI and thus has been in Parthi. He is a visiting professor at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. He was the “media coordinator” immediately after Mahasamadhi and claims to himself to be a senior person in the Sai organization. However, he is now giving Arathi to Madhu and BNNM (SURELY NOT LIGHTBODY BECAUSE HE SAID HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THAT CONCEPT) – a THOROUGH HYPOCRITE. He called both BNNM and Madhu names and cursed them so many times and now he is worshiping them. “Man with no values.”
Posted by robertpriddy on June 8, 2016
He also revealed how Sri C Sreenivas has mortgaged all his property to the bank to start the project and fulfill Swami’s wishes. “
C Sreenivas was a student in sb’s college in Whitefield in the 80s; his mother Rajeswari donated all the funds for the General Hospital in Whitefield and dedicated her life as a doctor there in free service. Sreenivas used to get special privileges, eating his meals with sb when sb visited Whitefield. Until sb needed to dump him after he got too old, and got him married. (Sreenivas possibly slept in sb’s room too, as he was the main one to convey messages to sb in the middle of the night regarding his ailing sister Venkamma’s health when she was in a Bangalore hospital in 1993.)Since then, Sreenivas was sidelined but still craved special attention. Now it looks like he is in the ‘inner circle’ of the ‘subtle baba’ but at what cost? Frankly it is surprising that this family even has a paisa left to give!
Now, his ardent devotee wife is appalled at him believing in the ‘subtle imaginary baba’. See an email she wrote, below – imagine her distress now, at knowing he has mortgaged all their property! If one thinks all the funds will go directly to building the hospital instead of into oracle boy’s pockets, one is very naïve indeed!
I am sure this ‘marriage’ is broken completely. The wife is running to various gurus in North India (she wrote to me asking if there are any foreigners who want to teach in a new school that one of the gurus, who has a secret wife and child, was starting) and the husband is following closely, along with Isaac Tigrett, the ‘subtle form’ scam of oracle boy. Neither one of them seems to have benefitted or ‘woken up’ from delusion with the their VIP status and close proximity to sb.
Posted by robertpriddy on June 6, 2016
Prashanthi Nilayam supporters are still battling it out in court with the Muddenahalli faction – a process which can seem interminable. Here are the culprits of the various takeovers of Sathya Sai Baba’s reputation and wealth etc.
MUDDENAHALLI NEXT COURT DATE TO FACE CHARGES AGAINST THEM BY SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST FOR ALLEGED HI JACK OF PROPERTIES BELONGING TO SAI BABA IS JUNE 21…..THE SAME TIME FRAME THE FRAUD SQUAD HAS PLANNED THEIR TRIP TO CALIFORNIA.SR. CIVIL JUDGE AND CJM, CHICKBALLAPUR -. Case DetailsCase Type : O.S. Filing Number: 143/2015 Filing Date: 30-04-2015
Registration No.: 141/2015Registration Date: 30-04-2015 Case Code: 205200001432015
Next Hearing Date : 21st June 2016 Court No. and Judge : 1-PRL. SR. CIVIL JUDGE AND CJM, CHICKBALLAPUR
Petitioner and Advocate1) Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust Address – A Public Charitable Trust having its office at Prasanthi Nilayam Puttaparthi Ananthpur Dist Andhra Pradesh. Rep by its Secretary Advocate- A.M.CHIKEERAPPA 2) Sri.T.K.K..Bhagawat (address given) 3) Sri.S.V.Giri I.A.S. Prashanthi Nilayam 4) Sri.V.Srinivasan Chennai 5) Sri.K.Chakravarthi I.A.S. Prasanthi Nilayam. 6) Justice Sri.A.P.Misra – Allahabad. 8) Sri.S.S.Naganand Bangalore. 9) Sri.R.J.Rathnakar Puttaparthi.
Respondent and Advocate 1) Sri.Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust Address – A Public Charitbale Trust having its office at Muddenahalli Chickballapur taluk Cb Pur Dist. Rep by its Secretary. 2) Sri.B.N.Narasimha Murthy athya Sai Grama Muddenahalli 3) Sri.U.Gangadhara Bhat Dakshina Kannada 4) Sri.M.Ishwara Bhat Dakshina Kannada. 5) Sri.K.Sanjiva Shetty S/o late Sri.K.Kantappa Shetty Sathya Sai Vihar Alike Bantwal Taluka Dakshina Kannada 6) Sri.B.Narayana Rao Sathya Sai Grama Muddenahalli 7) Sri.K.Vasanthraj Sathya Sai Grama Muddenahalli 8) Sri. Mahendra S Hegde Dakshina Kannada 9) Sri.Indulal Shah West Mumbai.
Under Act(s) Under Section(s) CPC U/O VII Rule 1 R/W Sec 26 of CPC History of Case Hearing Registration No. Judge Business Purpose of hearing.
141/2015 PRL. SR. CIVIL JUDGE AND CJM, CHICKBALLAPUR 06-06-2015 20-07-2015 FIRST HEARING – 20-07-2015 14-08-2015 FIRST HEARING -14-08-2015 25-08-2015 FIRST HEARING – 25-08-2015 05-09-2015 FIRST HEARING – 05-09-2015 30-09-2015 HEARING – 30-09-2015 15-12-2015 HEARING – 15-12-2015 29-01-2016 HEARING – 29-01-2016 19-02-2016 FOR STEPS – 19-02-2016 29-02-2016 ORDERS – 29-02-2016 28-03-2016 HEARING – 28-03-2016 20-04-2016 HEARING – 20-04-2016 21-06-2016 HEARING
see Terry Reis Kennedy Facebook May 13
Posted by robertpriddy on June 5, 2016
C. Srinivas, former Sathya Sai Central Trust member, owns the land upon which the Whitefield General Hospital is located. He was ousted from the Central Trust (probably due to his supporting the Muddenahalli upstart Sai Baba, Sukshma Baba, but allegedly (also) for financial irregularities. Supposedly he wants the rights to his land and since the Central Trust will not associate with oracle boy Madhusudan worshippers, they have no choice but to give up the hospital and close it down. There came an ‘official’ post from the Raipur hospital ( ‘Muddy-worshipers’), saying no legal notice was given to close down the Whitefield hospital. However, medical equipment is being moved out. One can expect that attempts at damage limitation through cover-up is underway
Sathya Sai Baba’s legacy, supposed to be a result of his Omnipotent Will, is being brought down by ‘worldly’ legal disruptions. What devotee would ever have believed THAT!
The official sb org site shows the last updates of the Whitefield General Hospital from Sept 2013! Whereas the Super Specialty hospital in Whitefield is updated up to the present day.
However, it looks like the General Hospital is still functioning according to some recent reviews online
Posted by robertpriddy on June 1, 2016
Direct flight to Puttaparthi sought The Hindu May 31, 2016
“The Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation on Monday wrote to the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India, emphasising the need for direct flight service between Vijayawada and Puttaparthi. Federation executive director P. Bhaskar Rao in the letter mentioned that Puttaparthi is world famous for its association with Sri Sathya Sai Baba and every year, millions of devotees throng the town which has an airport.”
Comment: “Millions of devotees throng Puttaparthi every year”? Indeed, that is a truly vast overstatement. Though the Sai propaganda machine frequently boasted of millions of visitors to the birthdays, it has been proven quite impossible. The entire ashram and village could not accommodate more than maximum 500,000 even for a day. The birthdays where there were most visitors only just filled the Hillview stadium, which has a capacity of maximum 300,000 when jam-packed, according to the ashram engineer. But since Sai Baba died in 2011 the numbers have shrunk to a tiny fraction of the former numbers, and the movement split into warring factions, the larger segment moving to Muddenahalli which is far from Puttaparthi.
“Mr. Rao said Anantapur district has potential for development as it is located close to Chennai and Bengaluru. He said Vijayawada and Anantapur are not well connected by road, travel time is around 11 hours. Having a direct flight would help the increasing number air passengers between these two places who are now using the Bengaluru airport, he added.”
The traffic at Puttaparthi airport in its heyday was absolutely minimal, and then only around festival times. A regular weekly flight had soon to be discontinued. To restart when the use was so minimal even at big festivals is an absurdity, as is the hope it would increase traffic between Chennai and Bangalore! Already in 2007, the Central Trust tried to sell the airport off, but there have been no bidders. (See Sathya Sai Airport “white elephant” for sale!) The airport itself was a result of illegal operations by Mr. Kaw, a devotee who was Secretary for India’s Airport Authority at the time. It was all paid for by the government and donated to Sai Baba! See http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/16/Ramnath_Mr_Kaw.html
Puttaparthi was indeed famous for Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and the world now knows that he was a sexual abuser also involved in the execution of four devotees in 1993, besides numerous cover-ups of massive corruption and bribery. Since his crimes and scams were exposed from 2000 onwards, his following and organisation have been reduced to relative peanuts. No surprise that the pie in the sky ideas to make Parthi more popular as a tourist attraction, even restart flights, is falling on deaf ears. How can the devotees continue thinking that Sathya Sai Baba was who he said he was? Making excuses for all the outlandish, unfulfilled predictions? Ah, the power of faith and delusion! Human nature, creating a more idealistic world inside their heads, where they are the chosen ones!
Posted by robertpriddy on May 25, 2016
Most Hindu writers who try to reconcile their religion and traditions with science under such slogans as ‘The Unity of Spirituality and Science’ are unable to demonstrate anything but vague generalities and trivial arguments and examples. The root of their problem is the assumption of a fundamental duality. This goes back to the creation myth in the scriptures where ‘the one became two purusha (spirit) and prakriti (nature, matter). Having adopted this assumption, the duality of separation of spirit from nature, they cannot overcome the many paradoxes that arise as its consequence. Though the ultimate unity of all is held up as the most basic assumption, identified with the creator or God, the mainstream in most variants of Hindu doctrine thereafter relies entirely on conception of duality (dvaita), while a few claim a philosophy of unity (advaita), some of whom even deny any creator or god. These latter rely entirely on argumentation and are prone to adopt outdated ideas arrived at by intuition and thought rather than scientific fact or experiment.
Had the advaitists been able to access dynamic complexity theory, such as the understanding of what Capra called ‘networks’, they may have progressed beyond stagnant doctrine into genuine science.
Fritjof Capra’s key ideas go beyond dualism and lead toward the reconciliation of many a theoretical and philosophical problem inherited from dualistic thought, which also has been dominant in Western culture and which persists in many of the less than up-to-date discoveries of philosophy and science. See Networks as a unifying pattern of life involving different processes at different levels – From an interview with Fritjof Capra
Blogs on Hinduism’s mythological miasmas:-
Delhi University in row over Ramayana epic Is the Ramayana is correctly represented by Hindus in India, or has it been changed and arisen in many different versions?
Sai Baba on science Having proclaimed he knew absolutely everything about everyone and everything, Sai Baba made some remarkable statements about scientists and science because of the sheer ignorance and absurdity of the great majority of them.
Sathya Sai sees Hanuman as a real figure – a ‘monkey man’ who supposedly jumped dozens of miles over the sea to Sri Lanka bearing a whole mountain so a healing herb could be picked from it was no myth for Sai Baba!
Sathya Sai Baba’s literal stories from scripture Sai Baba always spoke of most of the events described in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata incl. Bhagavad Gita, and the Srimad Bhagavatha as actually having taken place.
Posted by robertpriddy on May 22, 2016
A remarkable article appeared in the New Indian Express which apparently confirms again that financial skullduggery and theft on a massive scale was involved in the entire Sathya Sai Central Trust and ashram after the death of Sathya Sai Baba.
“Seized Turkish currency was stolen from Sai Baba Trust
By Mouli Mareedu Published: 19th May 2016 05:51 AM Last Updated: 19th May 2016 05:51 AM HYDERABAD: Turkish currency Lira, that is no longer valid but purported to be worth `660 crore in Indian currency value, that was seized in the city recently from two gangs is suspected to have been stolen from Satya Sai Baba Trust of Puttaparthi in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh after the demise of Satya Sai Baba.
After Sai Baba passed away in April 2011, there were allegations of theft of huge amounts of money from the Trust’s building at Prasanthi Nilayam in Puttaparthi. The Trust used to receive huge donations from foreign countries. Investigating into the case, the Hyderabad police and SOT of Cyberabad, which arrested 17 persons in two cases, came to the conclusion that the Turkish currency, which was withdrawn from circulation later on, was stolen from the Satya Sai Baba Trust of Puttaparthi. “Preliminary investigation has revealed that the banned Turkish currency worth `660 crore in Indian currency was stolen from Satya Sai Baba Trust. Five years after the demise of the godman, the stolen foreign currency was flooding the city,” said a senior police officer associated with the investigation.
Police have identified five gangs that were involved in circulating the banned Turkish currency. These include Gopu Ramalingam gang of Karimnagar, Puchakayala Veera Venkata Satyanarayana gang of Rajamahendravaram, Balla Hema Kumar gang of Guntur and Anil Kumar gang of Khammam. Police suspect there are five other key persons who smuggled the Turkish currency into the city and they are absconding.
The police have now decided to file a petition in the court seeking custody of the accused who were lodged in jails in the city. “We will question them how the currency reached them. We want to track down the handlers of the arrested persons,” the officer said. It may be mentioned that two days ago, SR Nagar police nabbed 10 persons who were in possession of the Turkish currency. Hyderabad police recently busted two major foreign currency exchange rackets and seized outdated Turkey currency. The currency released before 2005 is now banned in Turkey after the new currency came into use from 2009. The value of seized currency in Indian market is around 660 crore.” New Indian Express
Note 660 crore of rupees equals nearly US$ 100 million! This seems a fantastic amount to have been donated from Turkey to Sathya Sai Baba, especially since the Sathya Sai Trust would hardly have accepted Turkish currency. It seems more likely that it was given directly to Sai Baba himself, then found after his death in his massive store of hoarded valuable, currency, diamonds, gold and silver etc., which the Central Trust appropriated to itself. When the Sai Central Trust finally were allowed entry to the ultra private Yajur Mandir apartment (by Satyajit, who alone had the key), they seem to have plundered this and that in one way and another.
The almost endless cover-ups, reports of corruption, kickbacks, embezzlement and bribery in which the Sathya Sai Central Trust and its various members were involved have been documented. See for example, Sathya Sai Central Trust self-revealing propaganda
Posted by robertpriddy on May 19, 2016
I have heard countless talks on Indian spirituality – mostly by Indians, of course – and read reams of Indian spiritual books, and the most popular of which among Indians are very repetitive, as if nothing much has been learned since the Upanishads or Shankara. Sathya Sai Baba was an exponent of constant repetition in thousands of ‘discourses’. His followers can say nothing original that he has not said, but they repeat his words endlessly too. This is what the famous author Somerset Maugham had to say about this tendency:-
Somerset Maugham wrote about how values cannot be independent of human minds and conventions, as is held in Hindu doctrine, which sets in stone all that it claims to be divine truth, eternal and independent of human knowledge:-
Values: It is natural to hesitate when one comes to believe that a theory such as that values are absolute and independent of our minds is erroneous, when one knows it has been held by so many great philosophers. One would have thought that if values really were absolute and independent of our minds, the human race would have discovered by this time what they are and, taking them for granted, never think of wavering in their allegiance to them. But what values are esteemed depends on circumstances. They can change from one generation to another. The values prized by the Greeks of the Homeric age are not the same as those they prized in the Peloponnesian War. They differ in different countries. ~I don’t know that the non-attachment of the Hindus has ever been held to be a value by the Europeans, nor that the humility which Christianity has regarded as a value has ever been regarded as such by the believers in other faiths.
In my own lifetime I have seen values lose their worth. When I was young the conception of a gentleman had value; now not only what it stood for, but the word itself has become vaguely objectionable. But it is dishonest to assert that if moral values are not absolute they must depend on prejudices or preferences. It is admitted that language has grown up in response to biological needs. Why should moral values not have grown up in the same way? Does it not look likely that they have been developed in the evolution of the species because they were essential to its existence?
Some relevant links:-
Posted by robertpriddy on May 15, 2016
I was deceived by Sathya Sai Baba for many years, as were millions, many of whom remain in delusive denial. In the zealous atmosphere where most followers get entrapped in subtle indoctrination and a largely self-programmed belief compendium, no even moderately inquiring mind that gets access to much inside information can survive untroubled for very long. Prashanthi Nilayam ashram habitués either went along with the rationalization processes which operated at full steam throughout the Sai Baba movement, or began to question when disturbed by too many observable and reported events which disagreed with the official map, as it were. Living within any Sai Baba community soon became mentally stifling to those who do not succumb entirely to its recommended feelings and foibles. It is certainly very unfruitful intellectually.
I was fortunate in that I was eventually told crucial facts and awful truth by one of the closest servitors of the self-proclaimed ‘God incarnate in human form’. I eventually found that the onerous duty to expose the lies and deceptions, including numerous crimes of which he has never been cleared… fell more and more on my shoulders. It was no easy choice from the start, and not without danger either! Devotees were executed in cold-blood and many other tragedies took place in the ashrams, from accidents to suicides and even unsolved disappearances, befell people who dissented.
One of the hardest tests I had to face – shared by my close friend, the once famous and courageous Indian journalist V.K. Narasimhan, was that this applied with full force to the Sai Baba educational institutions – both the teachers and – of course – the unquestioning and necessarily passive students. At Narasimhan’s editorial requests, I sought in articles I wrote for the monthly journal Sanathana Sarathi to seek answers to remove doubts that Sai Baba’s words and acts were constantly raising in the minds of many followers. But the doctrine of Sai Baba is set in stone as God-ordained, perfect and beyond any human criticism or even proper understanding (he claims). My efforts to reconcile anomalies and dispel them by deep analysis and drawing in wide considerations to blunt their impact were embraced readily by those starved of explanations of very worrying events and wild Sai Baba statements … yet eventually I had to say no to Narasimhan’s pressing requests for further articles.
He told me so much about the corruption and untruthfulness around Sai Baba and even the avatar himself was not exempt from Narasimhan’s disturbing private doubts about his role in the murders in 1994 and the subsequent cover-up effected at the top level by Sai devotees in government, S.B. Chavan (Home Minister), Narasimha Rao (Prime Minister) , Bhagwati ex-High Chief Justice and many more who had unfortunately implicate themselves in support for the insupportable myths and claims before the murder and the many world-wide sexual abuse testimonies. Put any of the above names or keywords into the search box and the documentation will be found.
Posted by robertpriddy on May 6, 2016
From SaiSurya@SukshmaBabaReport.Org comes news of the official Sai Vrinda report of Swami’s visit to Greece (April 25, 2016). The incredible claims are now everyday fare for the followers of the impostor Sukshuma Baba, whose entourage stayed at the residence of a Greek devotee of Sathya Sai whose son studied at the Primary School at Prashanthi Nilayam..
We read:- The beautifully decorated 100-year-old mansion was renovated with modern amenities to host Swami and His guests. Swami manifested at the gate and walked on the red carpet in to the home and the hearts of a small group of devotees and family members who had gathered to welcome their Master!
As He was greeted at the gate by Mrs Ioanna Dimitris, He said, “I had told you I will come, and see I have come to your home.” Over the decades many groups of devotees had invited Swami to visit their countries. Swami had always answered in the affirmative, “Yes, yes. I will surely come.” Like it is said, “In His time, in His way!”
The report makes the identity of Sathya as Madhu Sudan almost complete…. but how does this work, one wonders? A large group of the remaining followers of Sai Baba – having always been dependent on his presence for their entire self-worth (and the well-fed and secure lifestyle they had) could not wait for the predicted reincarnation of Prema Sai. They fell out with Ratnakara, the usurper of Prashanthi and its assets. Something had to be invented to keep things going for themselves, donations flowing in. So forget reincarnation for the meantime and let Swami inhabit the body of a former student and consort of his, Madhu Sudan, whenever required for darshan or other inventions. At first this impostor began to talk like Sai Baba, repeating his sayings. Encouraged by the former Warden of Brindavan College (Narasimha Murthy, himself then a self-proclaimed medium of Sai Baba’s wishes) Madhu Sudan gradually pretended more and more to ‘translate inner messages from Swami’ and gullible people desperate for anything to fill their emptiness, flocked to hear these. Sathya Sai Baba had already supposedly been on the move in ‘invisible darsans’ – so scenes were set up in which Madhu Sudan was supposedly ‘inhabited’ by this subtle form. Copying SB he began to hold regular discourses and give away rings – at first admitting then they were bought for the purpose) then later claimed them to materialise in his pocket as required. The scam had gone on from the ridiculous to the more ridiculous and now – in the interests of financial gain and respectful worship of the gang involved – the following scene in Greece almost takes one breath away for lunatic chutzpah:-
In the hall, by the fire place, He sat down in a special chair and invited all to be seated. Mrs Dimitris, in a rare prayer to Swami, sought His permission to wash His feet. Swami looked deep in to her eyes and then permitted her to wash, later revealed Brother Madhusudan. “I was wondering how would that be?” he said. But the lady in her devotion brought a bowl and a jug full of water to place it at the foot stool and wash Swam’s feet. Brother Madhusudan described that in a first experience of this kind, He saw Swami raising His white robe and dhoti with the gold border to reveal His feet, then He placed both His tender feet in the large porcelain bowl, allowed the water to wash His feet. Swami asked her, ” What will you do with this water?” Pat came the reply, “It’s sacred, I will drink it!”
It just goes to prove that some deluded people will swallow anything at all! Read; Oracle boy Sukshma Baba world tour for the extra gullible
Posted by robertpriddy on April 26, 2016
Scores of Indian swamis have seemed to ‘materialise’ vibuti. For example, Swami Premananda made vibuthi constantly but was caught out in fraud by paranormal researchers (and he died in jail serving a double life sentence for rape and multiple murders). Clearly, the ability to manifest small objects – however it is achieved – is no proof of divinity, let alone the Supreme Godhood (as Sai Baba claimed for himself). It seemed from thousands of reports that Sai Baba produced vibuti (‘holy’ ash, which was mostly made from cow dung. rice husks or quartz dust). Countless devotees were carried away by what they experienced as paranormal phenomena, having read endless tracts describing and attributing to him an almost endless stream of fantastic miracles in years long past. He famously said ‘My miracles are my visiting cards’, and the production of vibuti ‘from thin air’ was a goal for thousands of visitors. . Yet interestingly he is also definitively known from many persons and video clips to have faked many of his ‘productions’ by sleight of hand. He also refused adamantly to subject this supposed ‘divine power’ to any form of scientific control or experiment. If his materializations ‘from thin air’ were genuine, why did he have to cheat so much too?
Countless devotees of Sai shouted their belief that he is the omniscient God Incarnate Himself from the rooftops of the www as if they really knew this. But to know that anyone is God and omniscient, one must be omniscient oneself too! So where does that leave all these arrogant preaching but ‘humble’ zealots now that Sai Baba’s claims have collapsed unfulfilled? Not actually having any real proof whether God even exists at all … they vastly overstated their very weak case. When he died in his 85th year, many years before he had variously predicted (in his 90s), they pretended he reckoned years in terms of lunar periods, not solar years! That he was hospitalised for a debilitating heart attack weighing only around 30 kilos and died of multiple organ failure (kidneys, liver. lungs, and brain) the cause was covered up as ‘heart failure’, but the symptoms were completely consistent with AIDS.
Sai Baba said in almost every discourse that he has so much love that no one alive could ever match. I could never quite observe it, but rather saw how he charmed and mystified people – giving cheap gifts and privileges he claimed were utterly priceless. He constantly implanted the idea that it was his love one experienced, when it was almost entirely a projection of ones own trusting and loving nature. That was a very subtle ploy for his getting name and fame, one used by Indian gurus and swamis since time immemorial. After an initial acceptance to boost their devotion, Sai Baba soon or eventually rejected most people in reality, especially when he no longer could benefit from them or found they had less influence to promote him than he originally thought. Many have demonstrated how he acted under false pretenses with ulterior motives, including sex, donations and many another service he received to boost his own popularity. Those who have sat at his darshan round have seen some of his glaring expressions and many have felt his rejection and have been let down by his empty promises! The public testimony of many hundreds who left him showed his uncaring deceptivness.
Nothing can remove Sai Baba from the dark shadow of testimonies of countless sexual abuses on young men, including under-age boys, while the evidence of his part in the unsolved and assiduously covered up murders in his bedroom leaves an indelible stain on his name and works.
Posted by robertpriddy on April 25, 2016
Surat: In more trouble for controversial godman Asaram Bapu, the Income Tax department has slapped Rs 750 crore fine on him and his son Narayan Sai. Speaking on the charges levelled against self-styled godman and his son, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mukesh Patel was quoted as saying by ANI, ”Raids against both the spiritual gurus had led to recovery of hoards of cash and property papers.”
According to Patel, 42 bags containing crores of rupees were recovered during the raid, after which the Income Tax Department imposed a fine of rupees 750 crore on both.
This was also confirmed by Asaram’s lawyer Kalpesh Desai. Zee Media Bureau – April 22, 2016
Posted by robertpriddy on April 18, 2016
A Famous Guru and Hindu Nationalist, Baba Ramdev, Fantasizes Aloud About Genocide Against Muslims.
Baba Ramdev is the man who suggested the death penalty for money launderers etc. wants the law changed so people can be beheaded (especially Muslims), and he is inciting followers and the political right to make the phrase Bharat Mata Ki Jai — “Hail Goddess India” — a compulsory incantation for all Indians on pain of having their heads chopped off! Those who won’t say it should have their heads chopped off. and has stated that the only reason he has not been given the Nobel prize ( for PEACE?) is that he is black. All this just shows how far Hindu gurus will go and, worse yet, those who defend them, including India’s current Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharitaya Janata Party (BJP). The modern craze for Indian gurus was boosted enormously guru Sathya Sai Baba – the role model for gaining massive followings among current super-rich gurus. India has seen the extreme right (which means Hindu nationalists) given a free hand by Modi, who has long supported the lying and murderous Asaram Bapu and still promotes the known pedophile and murder accomplice Sathya Sai Baba. These powerful pied pipers drum up hate and lead the nation further towards narrow-minded and religiously divisive ruin.
Further, Ramdev has said that same-sex attraction is against Vedic culture and is a scandal. He aims to cure gays with his specific brand of yoga and meditation within six months! The latest rampant modern Baba culture lacks empathy, compassion, understanding and common sense. It harps back to the more barbaric Hindu past, and also actively pursues the divisiveness that caused the mass killing of millions of Muslims and Hindus after Partition in 1947. See source materials here
Posted by robertpriddy on April 15, 2016
The following is a reminder of the kind of people Sathya Sai Baba promoted and blessed as VIPs. He chose the most patently devoted i.e. most gullible and pushy also the more unpleasant self-serving and self-important, such as Wilma Bronkey of Oregon, U.S.A. He manipulated them cleverly – boosting their already substantial egos – to help carry out his will in regimenting the top-down and totally undemocratic organisation. They earned his grace by obtaining major donors, to enforce unquestioning acceptance of anything he did, said or caused. They had to spread the false propaganda he and the ashram put out about him and to cover up any and every untoward and criminal event that could reflect on him or expose his actual behaviour behind closed doors (the world knows what the main untoward activity was).
One example, my wife and I met a young lady and her American husband (I’ll call her M.) who were at Prashanthi Nilayam with their son of two years of age for the first time in February 1998. They informed us that they were being harassed by the leader of the group they had joined led by Wilma Bronkey – the woman from Oregon with Swami’s robe and all the vibhuti etc. which supposedly manifested at her house in some quantity. Bronkey had told persons in the group that the two-year-old son of M and her husband had demonic forces around him. They only learned of this from the others. Bronkey claimed to receive “messages” from Swami for devotees she accompanied to the ashram and in her group back in the US. She also said things about them that she held they did not know themselves, all due to her psychic powers of “knowing” and “seeing”. She also insisted that the group had to stay outside the ashram in an expensive hotel that was so far away that they had to take a rickshaw to darshan. They were also forbidden to eat in the ashram! She claimed that she received “messages” from Swami for people.
When the victimised family moved to Norway, they came to visit us a few times to learn about our discoveries about Sai Baba and the organisation first hand. With support from others, they had made formal complaints about Bronkey to the organisation and, as a result, she was finally excluded.
Through the years Wilma Bronkey received two robes from Sai Baba, which were always on display at her house in Oregon, which was visited by many West Coast Sai devotees, not least to collect vibuthi and amrit which reportedly appeared there in quantities. A person called Randy Segal mailed me in 2008 saying he had just met her after he last heart attack (she later died in 2010), claiming she was a saint. (See the mail exchanges with Segal here). The devotees in denial who post about every other person also in denial praise her in many on-line outlets.
A mail I received from a former Sai devotee, Dennis Hanish, casts further light on Wilma Bronkey:-
Date: Mon Apr 8, 2002 9:00 pm
Subject: Re: to Dennis Hanish on Wilma Bronkey of Oregon marswalker108
The last we heard Wilma B. of Oregon whom you mentioned has not yet been able to create perfect peace in her own life… as she serves the severed parts of pigs to people in her home.
She was the featured speaker at the Sai retreat held in Texas during Labor Day weakend 1999. At this conference attended by many hundreds of Sai devotees, she stated that Sai Baba insisted that it was time for her to travel and make presentations regarding him and his teachings. Don’t you think this is being a little hyprocritical?….she is to represent ssb who claims to be God Almighty Himself and the Ultimate Absolute. Remember, she has visited SSB over one hundred times. By the way, have you listened to the cassette tape wherein she claims that SSB told her and made the prophecy that the whole world would now at this very time would be at peace!!
Best wishes, Dennis Hanisch
PS. My comment to the above: Think how much money for return air fares for well over 100 visits to Sai Baba could have been used to improve the lives of others… rather than self-indulgent ‘holidays’ and attempts to promote and forward herself in the movement! I have never heard anything good about her, really – only that she has a massive ego and does not follow Sai’s teachings (as her non-vegetarian behaviour also exemplifies). One elderly Indian gentleman in her group who sat beside me once in the Prashanthi compound agreed she was very authoritarian.
As to the prediction mentioned about world peace – this is yet another of the long list of failed predictions by Sai baba made to people like Kasturi, Peggy Mason, Connie Shaw, Rita and Robert Bruce etc.