Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Indian girl buried in mud to avoid evil

Posted by robertpriddy on October 28, 2016

Most Indian press outlets and numerous foreign paper also reported that an Indian girl was ‘buried alive’ after she had been electrocuted with 90% burns. But ‘burial alive’ is highly misleading. Her head was left above ground. The family thought the “evil effect” of the shock could be absorbed by the earth, the Times of India reports. It was only when her condition worsened that locals took the girl to hospital where doctors reportedly found she had suffered 90 percent burns to her right hand and leg. She had been playing on the family roof when she touched a 33000 volt high tension wire hanging over the house. Witnesses said there was a loud explosion and the girl collapsed on the ground.

It was encouraging to see that the best-rated comments about this in an Indian newspaper included such the following:-
“Religious stupidity. Religious indoctrination and conditioning must get exterminated.”
“Religion is built on the three pillars of Fear, Guilt and Greed. It must be abolished.!

see for example:

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Leave a Comment »

Tigrett trying to influence the Clintons

Posted by robertpriddy on October 26, 2016

Interesting things learnt from the article by David and Jennie Cornsweet (excerpts shown below) include:cornsweets

1. Oracle boy is no longer willing to waste his time seeing people who will not cough up money and resources to further his fame.

2. The Cornsweet couple (David & Jennie) claim to have met with the Clintons (!!), told them about oracle boy and pushing for a free US hospital. No wonder they are now in the ‘VIP’ crowd around oracle boy!

Update comment post US election: The Cornsweets now have to get the support of Trump!

From: Sai Surya <SaiSurya@SukshmaBabaReport.Org>

Subject: Sukshma Baba Report 338 7-10-16 Sathya351 US News 2

Mississippi Hospital
Close to going to the moon, is the idea of a free hospital in the USA.  We have met with Hilary and Bill Clinton on this one.  It was very interesting to see their response to Swami’s Subtle body mission…..make that very, very interesting.  Both assured us of their support on this project but as they, or at least Hilary is a bit busy through the end of the year, we are holding off on doing much with this one till 2017.  Isaac is heading this one up.  What a wonderful instrument of God he is!!!!

Swami’s Travel Plans
Swami is changing up His travel plans a bit. He told us that He will now go only to those places that are doing the work He has given them, as well as several new places to plant the seeds of His Mission. He made the point of “Why should I go to the same places and deliver the same message, if they don’t listen to Me and put into practice what I teach?”

Swami is focusing on self-transformation. He has said that He is not here to build schools, hospitals, water projects or the like. He is not here to feed the hungry and provide the necessities to those suffering. These are all steps in our process of self-transformation as we become more and more of the divinity we really are.


Isaac Tigrett on the go again
Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’
Keith Crichlow, Isaac Tigrett and ‘mystical number seven’!
Sai Baba & Tigrett at the Mystic Inn of the 7th Ray! USA
Isaac Tigrett’s announcement of secrets Sai Baba told him – video added
Sai Organization cold shoulder Isaac Tigrett and Sai Baba’s secret message?
Isaac Tigrett is in the Building
Isaac Tigrett & a fake ‘crystal skull’ Sai Baba ‘materialized’
Isaac Tigrett, mystic ‘crystal skulls’ & Sai Baba
Isaac Tigrett and Prashanthi Nilayam
Tigrett’s donation to Sathya Sai Baba Super-speciality hospital
Isaac Tigrett – the fantasies & fall of a Sai Baba supporter
Isaac Tigrett gets bad press in USA
Discredited fantasist Isaac Tigrett in India again


Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Sai Subtle World run by deceased Swami?

Posted by robertpriddy on October 21, 2016

The ‘subtle’ form is competing in ego with the original, now dead form! This happens in the form of discourses, darsans, instructions and directions for activities, all delivered by the ‘subtle body’ (of Sathya Sai) through the unsubtle body of Madhusudan (a former student and consort of Sathya Sai Baba), who is now posing – to all intents and purposes – as Swami Himself. Some brief excepts from the sickening, hypocritical propaganda from what is now being called  ‘Subtle Sai World’ follow:-
Sai Surya
Sukshma Baba Report 337 7-10-16 Sathya351 US News 1
Date: October 8, 2016 at 11:56:44 AM MDT

“Swami’s love and mission continue in this new form stronger than ever.  He has said that in His physical frame, He only completed 1/3 of His mission…the remaining 2/3 are happening over the next few years.  This is a bit mind blowing, considering all that Swami did in His Physical time with us.  However, as we look around the world at all that is happening, we are getting a glimpse about what He is hinting.

“He told us that when things don’t seem to work out it is because of a lack of effort on our part, as His grace is always with us.”

“It has been quite a whirlwind in the Subtle Sai World since we last wrote, and it’s time to share what’s been going on. Currently, Jennie and I just returned from a truly amazing, magical visit with Swami to the Islands of Fiji — now known as the Sailands.”

Telling comment from Srikanth Uppuluri:

“He told us that when things don’t seem to work out it is because of a lack of effort on our part, as His grace is always with us.”
Oh wait a minute….did he say “lack of effort” on the part of the individual, because I thought he earier said that Sai was the real doer, God was the real hero ?
So if individuals do not work, it appears that there IS an impact….meaning on one hand if nothing happens against his will…..nothing happens too even WITH his will, since it boils down to individual’s effort or the lack of it…..
Oh mind…please comprehend the games the Lord plays with your mind….his divine leelas…

Muddenahalli Sai Baba Trust Fraud in Nigeria
Madhusudan’s remorseless selfish ego exposed by ‘brother’
Subtle Baba not so subtle after all, but substantial?
Sri Madhu Sudan – communicator of Sai Baba’s discourses
Does Sathya Sai Baba need a ‘communicator’?
Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba replacements: Sukshma Sai, Prema Sai
Sai Baba anniversary face-off
‘Subtle Sai Baba’ gets more demanding
Indulal Shah deserts the Prashanthi Nilayam faithful
Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway
Prashanthi-Muddenahalli bitter war erupts
Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli
Deep schism between two core Sai Baba factions
Sai Baba’s broken reputation unrepairable
Muddenahalli Sukshma Baba demands more money
Saikingdomcome vs. Muddenahalli medium
Delirious devotees worship images of oracle boy
More Muddenahalli demands for cash

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »


Posted by robertpriddy on October 21, 2016

It didn’t take long for the Prashanthi Nilayam usurpers to lodge an appeal against the recent ruling dismissing their former court claim.


The appeal is not “against” Madhusudan Naidu, as some sources are reporting. It is simply appealing the decision of the judge who said the case must go to District court instead of Civil court. The original plaint filed by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust is against Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust, a Trust which was set up by Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi and later put into the care of the Puttaparthi Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. The complaint states that the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Central Trust’s overseeing of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust was HIJACKED WHEN NARASIMHA MURTHY AND OTHERS SURREPTITIOUSLY INSERTED A CLAUSE AND GOT IT PUT INTO THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT. WITHOUT APPROVAL THEY GOT THE DOCUMENT AMENDED BY REGISTERING IT AT THE SUB REGISTRAR’S OFFICE IN CHIKKABALAPUR, near to Muddenahali. The appeal asks to keep the case in the Civil court. Nothing more. To check status, Google Chikkaballapur District Court, Status Report. The appeal number is RA 102, 2016. Sairam. Photo of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and SSSB Central Trust member and Senior Advocate SS Naganand.

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Leave a Comment »

Sai devotee bewails lack of unity in the Sai movement

Posted by robertpriddy on October 19, 2016


He concludes that it undeniably so and he tells some real home truths about it all. Meanwhile he asserts that Sathya Sai Baba’s glory is “growing by the day” How on earth he can assert that is no mystery, it is simply that he is a 100% uncritical believer in the false avatar and is unaware that the once considerable Sai community is now almost exclusively a South Indian affair, despite handfuls of foreigners who turn up at various events. Sai Baba’s reputation in the world is virtually toast, as they say. Yet he writes: “If we carefully analyze, the total number of devotees visiting, both Puttaparthi and Muddenahalli together, it would still be a sizable number; the aggregate number must be growing.” He is not considering the rapid fall off of former devotees, which continues to this day worldwide.

“The main drawback, if we may call it so, is that there is no UNITY, not only at the very top but also right up to the grassroots level.” That is certainly correct, and so is this: “Unfortunately, the leaders at the top, with utter disregard to what SWAMI said, are flouting SAI teachings and the supporters of these TOP leaders are drawing a blind eye to the same.”
However, it was always thus, except perhaps when under the direct scrutiny of Sai Baba in person.“the main reason for such degradation of PUTTAPARTHI town can be attributed to SSSCT and the TRUSTEES managing SSSCT” He lists some pints:-

1) “MUDDENAHALLI FIASCO: Allowing and not taking any effective steps when an insider broke away and set up a parallel organization at Muddenhalli is the first and foremost dis-service by the present TRUSTEES of SSSCT. I have personally made an attempt to bring reconciliation between both the camps but some top leaders from Parthi camp saw to it that a meeting across the table never takes place.”

2) “LOVE, the most commonly used word by BABA in his discourses (PREMA SWAROOPULARA – Embodiments of LOVE), I am told, is totally lacking particularly in Prashanthi Nilayam – thanks to Sri RJ Rathnakar, the Executive Trustee of SSSCT.” However, during my many visits and residence for altogether well over 1 year, we found acts of helpfulness from devotees towards others (with too few honourable exceptions) signally lacking, and selfishness was rife, especially among the residents, Seva Dal and other officials.

3) I am told that Puttaparthi is presently witnessing some sort of festive mood with BILLBOARDS throughout the town – hang on – Bill Board of Sri Rathnakar Garu (not our beloved SWAMI). Instead of PARTHEESWARA, these days the name that is revered is “RATNA” KARA.

4) I am told that the entire town of PUTTAPARTHI is gripped by FEAR and people are, just not only hesitant but are afraid to voice their views. When will PARTHI VASIYO (residents of Parthi) get freedom is the question I have. Further I was told that this is the main reason for many to leave PARTHI and join Mhalli camp and I tend to believe the same.

5) The Internal Audit Report of the Trusts in Puttaparthi, I believe, reveals it all regarding the financial irregularities and mismanagement of the affairs of various Trusts in Parthi. Who is siphoning out money from this holy place? Is there no authority above SSSCT to correct the situation?
(Note: it was always the same, but it was covered up very cleverly. Yet Sai Baba knew about most of it because his spies told him everything.)

6) Lastly, it is rather disgusting the way SSSCT handled the matter relating to filing of the case against Sri Sathya Sai Lok Seva Trust at Mhalli. A very top executive of the Sai Organization had recently revealed that the legal experts in SSSCT hardly know the law and the procedures and they are only SHOWMEN at the most. This clarifies why SSSCT’s case has been rejected.

V.R Ganti 

All this is no less than the achievement of Sathya Sai Baba, who falsely claimed omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence and one whose will would most certainly be done? He left behind a yet worse snake pit than the one he fostered in Prashanthi – home of murders, embezzlement, his regular sex abuses of boys and young men, plus all manner of  fraud and cover-up!

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Leave a Comment »

Muddenahalli fraudsters denied visa to Australia

Posted by robertpriddy on October 15, 2016

The ridiculous ‘drama’ of the oracle boy who imitates Sathya Sai Baba, claiming he is enlivened by the dead guru’s subtle body, continues to meet obstacles that even the omnipotent and invisible ghostly form cannot overcome. Those who remain devotees of the dead guru and hate the Muddenahalli fraud crowd are enthused by all such setbacks for Madhusudan (the oracle boy), such as the immense difficultíes they met in Nigeria.

Stuck in Singapore, the Madhusudan team set up a live streamed address by the ‘subtle body’ to reach its’ supposed devotees in Australia. This was ridiculed by their opponents of the Prashanthi Nilayam remainers, including the following.-

It sounds absolutely ridiculous and quite funny to imagine even in our wildest dreams, the Swami whom we know, doing a LIVE streaming for not able to get a Visa to Australia. Brothers and Sisters, how much more shame will they put to Swami and His holy name? Why is that no one understanding the damage they are doing to Swami’s image ?”

Full coverage with photos on an anti-Mudddenahalli facebook page:-

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Teacher in Muddenahalli College Killed in Road Accident

Posted by robertpriddy on October 14, 2016

A teacher in Muddy College was killed in a road accident. Actually it is surprising that more people don’t die this way. But anyway, looks like the ‘Subtle Sri Sathya Sai Baba’ (SSSSB) now residing in Muddy  cannot protect his ardent devotees from miserable ends, as he always boasted he did. Just like when he was alive, he didn’t protect and in fact, even ordered killings.

Children of Sathya Sai, Alumni Muddenahalli  The most inspiring, dedicated, hardworking, talented, ever charming personality . Very difficult to digest his sudden demises. I remembered how and why Swami pushed for the Hassan project within this year itself, just to fulfil his selfless dream of having SWAMI’S campus in his birthplace of Hasan district. His inaugural speech during the Hasan campus moved everybody in tears, including Swami ! Such a devoted soul is our Dwarkanath Sir . He is definitely will be remembered for ever in the Sai’s Mission !  Let’s all pray for Dwarkanath sir soul to rest in peace  Jai Sairam 

The way they refer to ‘Swami’, suggestion it is Sathya Sai but they are actually referring to Madhusudan – typical of their disingenuousness, which is actually the basis of the entire undertaking.

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Leave a Comment »

Sathya Sai Trust’s case Against Muddenahalli thrown out

Posted by robertpriddy on October 10, 2016

The legal battle between Prashanthi Nilayam and Muddenahalli continues, as it will no doubt do until who knows when? Satish Naik, a spokesperson for the Prashanthi Nilayam sect expands on the latest phase here below:-
(18 SEPTEMBER 2016) CASE IN CHICKBALLAPUR COURT: SSSCTvs Muddenahalli Loka seva Trust:

There is lot of jubilation from the Muddenahalli camp on this case issue as, their facebook pages are filled with this “happy” news and they have been hitting every whatsapp number of their contact list with this news asking to share extensively. It is a fact that the case filed by SSSCT has been rejected and Muddenahalli argument has been upheld. HOLD ON! What i understand is that the Honorable Judge has felt that the case filed by SSSCT are to be filed under section 92 in the district court as per the Civil Procedure code. SSSCT had made out a civil suite where in they had pleaded to correct the illegal amendment made by BN. Narasimha Murthy and group to the trust deed signed by Bhagawan . So, the case has been decided on more of a technical ground with reference of the jurisdiction of the competent court. Hon Judge has rejected SSSCT petition saying that this case doesn’t come under the jurisdiction of SR.Civil Judge and CJM, Chickballapur So brothers and sisters, the case is not decided on the merits of the issue as the court has not gone into the details at all but only on a jurisdictional ground. So, it is neither a great victory to MDH nor is this a defeat to SSSCT. We will have to wait and see what will be the next course of action by the SSSCT. Let us only pray to Bhagawan that truth and righteousness is upheld. I thank Sister Mafalda and a brother from Bagepalli/Chickaballapur for their valuable inputs on this issue. As and when I have information I would be updating you all. Thanking You R. Satish Naik

Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Muddenahalli gang of three in Fiji

Posted by robertpriddy on October 4, 2016


Some photos of the big crowds in Fiji (not?). One wonders how many will come to the “ashram” which they are starting to build? When less than 50 people come to the Fiji events with “subtle sb” in person, it seems like the “ashram” will be a ghost town from the word go. Wonder what will entirely fade away first: the Parthi or Muddy believers. It’s a race to the finishing line in the hard-to-like stakes. The smart money to lose would be on Madhu Sudan – this former unpopular and remorseless student now referred to as ‘Bhagawan’!
One may think the Muddenahalli thing is “big” but though the attention-hungry trio and their minders wander the world, hardly anyone attends the events. It seems to consist of only a handful of rich people, perhaps only one or two in each country that the Muddy group is invited to go.

For the amused delectation of readers, we can bring the following insight into the vision of the ‘oracle boy’, which should get a prize for stupidity:-


Just before the Yagna began, Swami was ceremoniously honored by the Fijians with the highest of honors possible, which is offered to the High Chief of their tribes, considered equivalent to Gods.

Just as this ceremony was going on, Brother Madhusudan explained the vision that he saw. Two divine beings, a male and a female, emerged from thin air and offered their Pranams to Swami. Both seemed to have the upper body like a human, but the lower half was like that of a fish. They were the Sea God and Goddess who rule the land of Fiji from the seas. No wonder they came to honour the Lord of Lords who graced their Land!

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Puttaparthi in further decline

Posted by robertpriddy on September 30, 2016

Lakshmi Emporium Puttaparthi - derelict

Lakshmi Emporium Puttaparthi – derelict

Lepakshi Emporium Closed in Puttaparthi, due to lack of customers. September 21  Puttaparthi times –

పుట్టపర్తి వార్తలు ….మూసివేత దశలో ”లేపాక్షి కళల కేంద్రం

Puttaparthi has become more and more as it was before the Sathya Sai Baba boom, with so few visitors and foreign tourists with money that its economy has shrunk, despite all the efforts of politicians and subsidies etc. to make it into a major religious site. The reputation of Sathya Sai Baba was destroyed internationally after the revelations in 2000 of major serial sex abuses by him and the subsequent discovery of the wall-to-wall corruption, bribery, criminal activities and the ignominious death of the self-proclaimed ‘Creator of the Universe’ (see proof here). Almost all who remain believers are Indians and a handful of non-Indian people in other countries.

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | 1 Comment »

Asaram Bapu and co. cause flight disruption

Posted by robertpriddy on September 24, 2016

Police escort spiritual leader Asaram Bapu (L) outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, in India's desert state of Rajasthan September 1, 2013. Police arrested Bapu from India's central Madhya Pradesh state late on Saturday night and transited him to neighbouring Rajasthan for further questioning on charges of sexual assault on a minor.

Police escorted spiritual leader Asaram Bapu outside an airport after his arrest in Jodhpur, in India’s desert state of Rajasthan September 1, 2013.

‘Who needs seat belts when God is with us?’: Asaram Bapu devotees create havoc on flight  (DNA INDIA report)
Self-styled Hindu godman Asaram Bapu and his brigade of devotees created commotion on a Jet Airways Jodhpur-Delhi flight, chanting slogans and refusing to sit through the entire flight duration, said three passengers who were on board, reported the Economic Times (ET). (Read more here)

ALSO: The Jet Airways Flight 9W 2552 flying from Jodhpur to Delhi was delayed as officials escorted Asaram Bapu onto the plane.

“At around 2:00 pm, suddenly, government officials and cops form a periphery near the airport security as people huddled as close as they could to see one certain Asaram Bapu in his infamous red beanie, being wheeled in on a chair. As they wheeled him towards boarding we could hear the word ‘Sai’ being murmured in veneration of the “God-man” who is being held on rape charges.

The flight takes off and there are no in-flight instructions given by the air hostesses. No instructions on how to operate the life safety jackets, or the oxygen masks if we needed them. We were left to fend for ourselves. …the crew who seemed to be only too caught up in asking Asaram Bapu’s followers to calm down and stay seated on an extremely turbulent flight, despite the fact that they could not seem to understand the importance of seat belts.

On being repeatedly asked and warned, quite half-heartedly, about being seated, the God-man’s followers, merely laughed it off and continued their acts of defiance of protocol. … all of Asaram’s whims were being prioritized, at the expense of the lives of the remaining flight passengers. When it got to an overwhelming point where we could not just sit and take it anymore, my co-passenger and I got hold of one of the cabin crew and asked her to please justify the reason for the horrific experience we were having.”

Asaram Bapu And Jet Airways Make Flight A Nightmare For Passengers

See also Asaram Bapu full dossier

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Swami Ambikananda at Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram

Posted by robertpriddy on September 19, 2016

Swami Ambikananda takes darsan of Sathya Sai Baba, ca late 1960s

Swami Ambikananda takes darsan of Sathya Sai Baba, ca late 1960s (image from the Swedish   journal  ‘Søkaren’) 

The London-based Swami Ambikananda who was originally from Mauritius visited India and lived a while in the Himalayas, and also visited South India to see Sathya Sai Baba, the supposed reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba who Ambikananda worshipped. The above scene could have been either at Prashanthi Nilayam or Whitefield near Bangalore. Swami Ambikananda certainly visited Whitefield as I was present when he said the name was most unfitting, the place was a run-down dirty place. He had told that no words passed between Sathya Sai and himself, but that they had an unspoken understanding. He spoke frequently and reverently of Sathya Sai Baba during the 1970s (and probably until his death). At that time, Sathya Sai Baba was widely recognised as a pure, holy man and even an avatar (except to a very small number of critics). Not until around 2000 did the flood of testimonies of fraud, sexual abuses and involvement in bribery and murder surface, nor was the intensely secretive cultist nature of cover-up by all officials around him yet widely known.

Had Ambikananda lived long enough to become aware of the massive allegations against Sathya Sai Baba, the chances are that he would have ignored them out of hand due to the respect he expressed for Sathya Sai Baba and the similarity between the teachings behind the spiritual endeavours they recommended. Not least, had he been truly prescient and had psychic powers to gain full insight into others, he would have known about Sai Baba’s massive failings. Had he been able to realise the extent and depth of Sathya Sai Baba’s deceptions, breaks of trust, countless abuses of young males and direct involvement in bribery and murder, he would have had to condemn them. He was perhaps fortunate to have died before the storm broke. Some of his former prominent followers had left him in favour of Sathya Sai Baba, but these too had later realised that Sai Baba’s fraud and deception was rife and consequently rejected him too.

I have written a thorough account of my involvement with Swami Ambikananda in the 1970s on my home page website here.

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Sathya Sai Seva Organisation’s three ‘initiatives’

Posted by robertpriddy on September 12, 2016

The declining powers-that-be at Prashanthi Nilayam which are losing a large proportion of the former following there are so unsuccessful in promoting Parthi that they now try to spread the word of the ‘false god’ to innocent and (hopefully for them) naive pilgrims in the tourist-cramped Rishikesh. They announced three initiatives, the first of which is to open a ‘Sathya Sai ghat’ beside the Ganges at Rishikesh so visitors and tourists can get a “safe and hygienic dip” in the the Ganges. How this can be guaranteed is anyone’s guess since it is known that the Ganges there is also polluted by effluents, corpses and chemical run-offs from agriculture. Of course, all Hindus are indoctrinated to believe that the waters of Mother Ganga are holy and hence pure to all who drink it. They will have a devotional concert promoting young ashram musicians there on one day in September.

The other two initiatives are nothing that they have not been trying, all to encourage youth to get involved in the Sai doctrine and the Vedas. They need to try and wrench back some of those flocking to the even more false and calculating guru money cult at Muddenahalli who worship the ex-student who is impersonating Sathya Sai Baba and pretending that his body is ‘taken over’ by the spirit (or spectre?) of his former consort ‘Sukshma Baba’ (or Madhu Sudan) This was announced in The Hans, India.

Muddenahalli Sai Baba Trust Fraud in Nigeria
Madhusudan’s remorseless selfish ego exposed by ‘brother’
Subtle Baba not so subtle after all, but substantial?
Sri Madhu Sudan – communicator of Sai Baba’s discourses
Does Sathya Sai Baba need a ‘communicator’?
Muddenahalli manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba replacements: Sukshma Sai, Prema Sai
Sai Baba anniversary face-off
‘Subtle Sai Baba’ gets more demanding
Indulal Shah deserts the Prashanthi Nilayam faithful
Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Prashanthi vs. Muddenahalli – major court action underway
Prashanthi-Muddenahalli bitter war erupts
Sai Baba’s ‘ship of fools’ moving to Muddenahalli
Deep schism between two core Sai Baba factions
Sai Baba’s broken reputation unrepairable
Muddenahalli Sukshma Baba demands more money
Saikingdomcome vs. Muddenahalli medium
Delirious devotees worship images of oracle boy
More Muddenahalli demands for cash


Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Sathya Sai Baba’s dual nature?

Posted by robertpriddy on August 22, 2016

According to most Hindu gurus and ‘godmen’, we are all divine, while we nonetheless are human with limitations and failings. This was Sathya Sai Baba’s “teaching”, though he frequently stated that he was the actual creator of the universe, the Deity of deities at whose feet all prayers eventually arrive. However, he occasionally stated outright that his body was no different to any body, subject to the same laws and influences. According to this pretension of having essentially a dual human-and-divine nature, there is no reason why he as a human embodiment should not be equally as capable of adharmic (i.e. immoral)  behaviour, (i.e ‘bad actions) as anyone else. The evidence that emerged over the decades overwhelmingly shows that this was so. One may conclude that he was essentially like all other human beings and his claim of superhuman power and holiness were a sham.

Many of those who lived very close to Sai Baba for any period of time (and I mean those who speak Telugu or at least some closely related language) have been of the opinion that Sai Baba had what they call a “very human” side (as distinct from a divine or superhuman side’). For example, Prof. Gokak and N. Kasturi would tell that he can be as fallible in daily doings as the next person… sometimes forgetting things, losing things, mis-hearing what is said to him, misunderstanding what is said and so forth. Such very close attendants of Sai Baba include the young man Krishna who shared Baba’s rooms for years when he and Baba were in their late teens/early twenties (Baba declared Krishna as his ‘soul brother’ and was accompanied by him in his chariots even on Gurupoornima days in Puttaparthi). (See Krishna Kumar’s testimony here)

Sai Baba’s closest servitor through decades, who had full access at any time and had rooms beside Sai Baba’s, was Colonel Joga Rao, an ex-Army engineer who designed and directed many of Sai Baba’s major building projects. Joga Rao stated he joined Baba’s service on the understanding that he would work for him but would not believe in the miracles, omniscience etc., a position he maintained even when – with some degree of disbelief and shock – I was told this in 1996 by one of Sai Baba’s favourites, V.K. Narasimhan. This fact was covered up throughout the ashram and organisation so that few knew of it. It would have been critical for all Sai Baba’s materialisation claims had it become widely known. It was later confirmed to me by other persons who knew Joga Rao. Nonetheless, for many years, Joga Rao arranged the picnics where Sai Baba ‘found’ golden statuettes. lingams and the like in heaps of sand at isolated spots, and also followed him at darshans repeatedly taking letters Baba had collected, handing him his handkerchief. Photos and numerous disclosures by students make clear that Baba received vibuthi pills from his attendants which he would shortly ‘materialise’ for devotees before him.

Dr. V. Gokak, who was long the Chancellor of the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, also held that Baba had a ‘very human’ side, and – when Baba suffered a hairline fracture of the hip after slipping on a bar of soap in his bathroom in 1989 – Gokak reported to his long-term friend and co-devotee, Mrs Kanta Devi of Hawaii, that Gokak shed tears when he told her how each day he saw the suffering of Baba lying up at in Trayee Brindavan at Whitefield. He told her how Sathya Sai Baba was very depressed and complained to him of his continual pain and discomfort. This conflicts totally with all he repeatedly said at the time about his not suffering anything whatever.

A person’s character depends largely on their childhood environment, education and social development etc. Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson’s view – based on his own experience of Sathya Sai and backed up by both what Prof. Kasturi, Krishna Kumar and Smt. Vijayamma have told him – is that Sai Baba was a coarse villager subject to human failings – very domineering and self-glorifying – despite his reported para-normal abilities and charismatic personality. Haraldsson himself proved some of the biggest claims to be false (the alleged resurrection of Walter Cowan). When the filmed evidence of sleight-of-hand and many testimonies of fraud and sexual abuse surfaced, Haraldsson withdrew from the discussion claiming he had no evidence to go on, while in fact he visited me often and I showed him indisputable evidence of Sai Baba’s fraud and wrongdoing. Only after I exposed Haraldsson’s disingenuity on-line did he try to save his reputation by visiting the ashram well after Sai Baba’s death and collecting stories to support his personal interest as a parapsychologist in believing that Sai Baba was never caught in any fraud and make an extended edition of his lucrative book. He had himself caught out Sai Baba in fraud about bringing people back to life, but he was not shrewd enough to understand that the countless exposers of Sai Baba are in the right. By refusing to contact and investigate the claims of experiencing fraud first-hand by any of the many persons I knew or to whom I could provide him access, he has most seriously impugned his self-proclaimed standing as a neutral scientist.

Sathya Sai Baba regularly showed what many regard as human ‘failings’ – i.e. boastfulness, visible anger, untruthfulness, general avoidance/dislike of women, put-downs of people and jokes at their expense, frequent haughty unapproachability and much more. These he (and his sycophants) claim are part of his ‘Maya’, roles he assumes only to teach and guide. Very convenient explanation to hide from the plain truth of the matter – he has had such failings since boyhood! As Krishna Kumar, his room-mate for years when he was young, told Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson. This ‘very human aspect’ also explains the adharmic activities in which he is alleged to have been so deeply involved, especially in condoning the blackmail by his own younger brother Janakira Ramiah of the Puttaparthi police to murder in cold blood four intruders into his bedroom. His massive bribery of all family members and long-term residents of his ashram was but one instance of his corrupt dealings. (see here). Far from least of his human failings is known through the extensive allegations of his sexual molestation from young men in many countries in different eras from the 1950s onwards of sexual molestations and known and attested paedophile activities with his students and schoolboys.

See a complete documented overview of Erlendur Haraldsson’s failed researches and views on Sathya Sai Baba

See extensive list of mail exchanges between Haraldsson and Priddy

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Asaram Bapu celebrates 3 full years in Jodhpur jail

Posted by robertpriddy on August 10, 2016

Big jolt to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, court rejects bail plea for 9th time in three years  – August 9, 2016
He has been three years in Jodhpur jail since August 2013. Everyone who is not a devotee knows he is guilty of many horrendous crimes.

August 4th:-  Asaram rape case: Hassled by over-enthusiastic followers, cops file plea for shifting trial to jail again   Hassled by the over-enthusiastic followers of Asaram Bapu gathering in large numbers during his court appearances in the rape case, police have again moved a plea in Rajasthan High Court for shifting the trial to jail premises.

See also Asaram Bapu full dossier

Posted in Sathya Sai Baba | Leave a Comment »