Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Naresh Sharma – ‘true believer’ Sai follower’s naive mind

Posted by robertpriddy on February 20, 2017

A young and fully indoctrinated follower of Sathya Sai Baba, Naresh Sharma, is making as big a splash as he can on the internet, ignoring every fact about Sai Baba’s deceptions, failures, crimes and abuses of faith, including sexual abuses. This is seen in his zealous comments on Facebook when I added a comment there. He recently tried to comment on Eileen Weed’s already much visited remarkable YouTube posting Murders in Sai Baba’s Mandir Puttaparthi 1993 – YouTube  about the covered-up murders and there accused me of lies and laughable errors about the sums in bribes paid by Sai Baba. He also claimed the boys who slept in Sai Baba’s rooms were pure and indirectly implies that they were not sexually involved. However, the entire furore about these abuses came to light within the Sai movement (and the world press) when a number of students asked for help from their concert pianist music teacher to get Sai Baba to stop these abuses. That eventually brought forth a flood of testimonies and affidavits from others who fell foul of Sai Baba’s sexual and many other abuses.The Sai Baba scandals which broke from 199 have been taken up by many top international  news outlets (see documentation) and by UNICEF, the US State Department, UK Parliament and it took the combined force of the devotee Prime and Home Ministers to suppress the CBI investigation when it was close to delivering its guilty verdict. 

Since Sharma is ignorant of all this, I made a comment on his Facebook page which fortunately inflamed him to reply at length. Fortunately I captured the long exchange we had before he realised he had lost it and blocked me from his page, realising what a booby he had made of himself by engaging. The comments were as follows:-

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Capture from Naresh Sharma Facebook

Capture from Naresh Sharma Facebook

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Robert Priddy on YouTube – on how he became disaffected

Posted by robertpriddy on February 16, 2017

Another video in the series of Sai Baba exposure videos on YouTube, Robert interviewed by Eileen ‘Divya’ Weed:-

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Click on image or see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfqOa6D4-1U&feature=youtu.be

I tell of the first I heard of the Sathya Sai Baba sexual abuse allegations by his students and later many others due to the defection of the close Sai devotee concert pianist and friend of the British Royal Family, David Bailey. I did not look at the allegations for a long period, but finally felt I had to as there was such a furore. I remained on the fence for many weeks while I contacted all manner of source, both defenders of Sai Baba and his accusers.
After two months, the verdict was that Sai Baba absolutely definitely was not innocent. I had already excused Sai Baba of involvement in the infamous 1993 executions of four intruder devotees in his rooms, but this changed my viewpoint and I began to research the murders too.

David Bailey’s own investigations were wide-ranging, such as discovering that Sai Baba gave fake objects SB supposedly ‘materialised’ – such as cheap paiste jewellry claimed by SB to be genuine diamonds. I tell how I got my ‘greed diamond’ assayed and found to be a very cheap synthetic sapphire.

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Muddenahalli plans to usurp Prema Sai

Posted by robertpriddy on February 15, 2017

comments-vs-narasimha-murthyThe former warden of Brindavan College, Narasimha Murthy held another propaganda talk. He is  apparently preparing the ground for an announcement that Prema Sai is in Muddenahalli – presumably in the person of Madhu Sudan, one of Sai Baba former students and sexual partners. Murthy’s efforts gradually led to the hi-jacking of the Sai Baba name and invented “subtle body” residing in the former student, who now behaves exactly as if he were Sai Baba himself.

The insidious Narasimha Murthy – himself accused as having been both a procurer of boys for Sai Baba’s unwanted attentions and himself having shared in the same – was translated from the Kannada language. It received a number rather enraged comments (see scan on right) from those supporters of Prashanthi Nilyam who have not fallen for the Muddenahalli scam. It ran  as follows:-

“It has become a big misfortune that people who were worshiping the physical swami , men and women devotees, today because of their misfortune, have distanced themselves from Swami. When swami is going everywhere, and doing everything they close their eyes and say swami is not here. They choose to do pradakshina to the Samadhi of Swaami instead thinking swami is not here. In the same way they unfortunately call themselves as devotees even though they do nothing for Swami.

This misfortune is on the increase in India but very little in the outside countries. Whenever swami goes, the devotees, where ever he goes, they become attracted to him and they are ready to do anything for swami.

Today in this Sai center of Sathyasai Grama, all the boy students studying here or the girls studying in Chikkaballapura, i tell you it is your good fortune that you have the opportunity to take part in this satsangh. You are making a good use of the opportunity. The fact that you dear innocent children are experiencing the Swami that cannot be seen in your heart are far far better than those devotees is something I would like to say very firmly.

Such massive amount of work is going on everywhere. Bhuvna just said someone by name Swami Sadashivam in Cochin has stated that this is just a transition. A transition where Sathya Sai Baba, is coming back as Prema Sai and will declare his avatarhood in Muddenahalli and has initiated this process through the subtle Sathya Sai with Madhusudhan Naidu as the medium. He is thereby giving much ananda (joy) to so many devotees by doing this. I conclude my talk here.”

Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Narasimha Murthy flees from legal punishment

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Asaram Bapu – video with panel discussion on witness deaths

Posted by robertpriddy on February 13, 2017

LEST ONE FORGET THAT THIS EVIL HINDU GURU CULT PERSISTS AND THE CASE AGAINST ASARAM AND HIS SON IS STILL PENDING

NDTV NEWS PANEL DISCUSSION

NDTV NEWS PANEL DISCUSSION – CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO VISIT VIDEO SITE

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Waiting for Prema Sai ‘Happy Days’

Posted by robertpriddy on February 10, 2017

We are all advised by a lunatic fringe Sai Baba dupe not to forget to  participate in ‘Happy Day’ chanting, because that is the ONLY WAY to change the world! Remember that ‘Swami’ will benefit also… How anyone can consider this other than totally stupid is a mystery that exceeds all credibility.
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Another YouTube video release

Posted by robertpriddy on February 3, 2017

Now on YouTube is a short account of the Sai organisation and ashram’s massive cover-up of the facts of the murders in Sai Baba’s rooms , which was supported right up to the top of Government (Prime Minister N. Rao, High Chief Justice Bhagwati, Home Minister S.B. Chavan)

Robert Priddy on the authoritarian Sai Baba ashrams and organisation

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Prashanthi in severe drought, but will get new arathi platform

Posted by robertpriddy on January 31, 2017

Found on ‘Sai Bliss’ Facebook page. They built a platform to perform arathi (waving of the camphor light) every week at the (usually empty of water) Chitravati river in Puttaparthi? Trying to make this like the centuries-old worshiped ‘Ganga’ river in North India? The article states: “The Harathi point would soon have great fervour.” I hope no one is holding their breath awaiting that time. Laughable!
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With ground water disappearing and bore wells drying up throughout the town and surrounding areas (most people have water in their homes only by purchasing water delivered by tankers at high cost), we are wondering where they will get water to fill the river, as stated in the article? (But the much touted water project has not succeeded, so maybe the last hope is pujas to Indra Sai Baba?). Any guesses as to how much of the $370,000 ‘beautification’ funds made it into the pockets of local officials? They will probably have trouble even finding a priest to do the weekly arathi (Harathi), and observers will probably be scarcer even than the water is. But as the Creator of the Universe (as he proclaimed himself to be), he once boasted:-

“Divine resolve is always true resolve. Remember there is nothing that divine power cannot accomplish. It can transmute earth into sky and sky into earth. To doubt this is to prove that you are too weak to grasp great things, the grandeur of the universe.” (43rd birthday Discourse, 23 November 1968)

Sathya Sai Baba explains water scarcity cause

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YouTube exposé series start-up

Posted by robertpriddy on January 30, 2017

In order that people who read about Sai Baba can better see what his main present-day ex-follower critics are like and what they have to say, the first of a series of YouTube videos made together with former insider and Telugu speaker Eileen ‘Divya’ Weed is now on-line. We both draw on our long experience of Sai Baba, the ashram, the teachings and – in my case – the international Sathya Sai Organisation. In the coming months, further YouTube videos will appear regularly and they will be announced with links on this site.

See Eileen Weed interviewed on The 1993 Prashanthi Temple Murders She was present during the entire episode, which she watched from the room of Sai Baba’s elder sister, Venkamma, just above the temple, and she was involved during that night in supporting the efforts of those who caught the intruders. So hear her most convincing and frank account of the facts.

Sathya Sai Baba's elder sister Venkamma profiled

‘Divya’ (Eileen Weed) with Venkamma in 1993

 

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Sathya Sai and CIA in the 1990s

Posted by robertpriddy on January 24, 2017

The Hindustan Times claims that a top-secret CIA 16-page report intended to be withheld from foreign nationals has been released. It is among some 13 million declassified documents from the CIA that have been released online. What is unusual about the contents is that its author (name unknown) spoke of  the growth of  a “worldwide mass religious movement” around the “alleged miracle worker” Sai Baba’ that was a “well-organised and financed movement…may even become another worldwide religion”. It listed the claims that Sathya Sai Baba was the “Kalki Avatar”, similar to the return of Jesus or the Muslim Mahdi who is expected to “create a new world of peace and justice”. The report lists many of the claimed  miraculous powers of Sai Baba, adding that these have not been scientifically verified.

At that time Sai Baba was still in the ascendency, the flood of serious and extremely well-founded allegations of his sexual abuses on male followers, murder involvement, fraud and a host of deceptions had not broken. Since 2000, however, all possibility of the spread of Sai Baba’s extraordinary megalomania and Hindu-based doctrine has virtually faded into anonymity, certainly so outside parts of India. This demise was hastened by a large number of abuse testifiers, critics and central defectors from Sai Baba and his organisation, backed by the JuST group and the tireless work of the exposé backers.

The report can be read in full here:  Cultural Trends Study: India’s Sai Baba Movement, and  the Hindustan Times article is CIA files: ‘Alleged miracle worker’ Sathya Sai Baba could start world religion’.

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The Sathya Sai Baba exposé’s history in brief

Posted by robertpriddy on January 15, 2017

At the beginning of the exposé in 1999 I was still in doubt about much of the material that had come forth about Sathya Sai Baba’s sexual abuses and worse. While getting involved in investigating the facts, I came into contact with defecting members (eventually over 100 at least). Not unexpectedly, though all found the sexual abuses abhorrent, most were of different opinions on many other aspects of the exposé. I was eventually urged by the most articulate group of activists (later composing the core of the 32-member JuST group) to coordinate the development of the Sai petition (and hence the core policy of the exposé). This involved up to 1000 e-mails in trying to get solidarity around its key aims, during which time those with cantankerous views, extreme agendas, and evidently unstable minds (of which the Sai movement had a high percentage) either left the process or were ignored. Meanwhile, the remaining core eventually hammered out a common overall policy.

The main targets for our information and agitation persons in public office, especially institutions like Governmental departments, United Nations’ branches, the UK Foreign Office and secret services, the US State Department, India’s CBI, law enforcement agencies, top human rights organisations and their key persons, other cult exposers, serous journalists and media, plus present and future researchers into religion, sects and cults. This has remained our focus, in accordance with our mutual agreements and trust. We aimed to try to protect and advise vulnerable persons seeking meaning who otherwise could only read the massive and unopposed propaganda praising Sai Baba uncritically exaggerating his own massive claims of his world-wide importance as a pure and divine saviour of humanity. Reducing the influence of the Sathya Sai Organisation and serving notice on devotees’ self-serving praise etc. on their deeply indoctrinated minds was also of importance, but was supplementary to the main aims. Indian devotees were – and still are – so entrapped in denial and their particular environments that it virtually takes a personal disaster for them to change completely (such as by being sexually abused, or close to badly abused and not least murdered devotees). However, the tremendous demise of the Sathya Sai Organisation was largely due to the exposé and its interventions… capped off by the ignominious ‘premature’ death and all that came out then.

The main work rested on the shoulders, so to speak, of the brave young men and their families etc. who stood forth and told of their experiences of sex abuse, but also of those who worked hard in exposing the infamous 1993 murders in Sai Baba’s apartment.  Meanwhile several bold apostates (especially David BaileyGlen Meloy, Barry Pittard, Conny Larsson and other JuST members) were very active in campaigning to try to motivate officialdom: governments, UN bodies, human rights NGOs and embassies etc., for all of his various ‘victims’ their efforts being directed towards bringing SB and his cronies to justice, stopping sexual abuse, and organising various lines of inquiry and action. Of course, we eventually  learned that it was an impossibility to get him into court in India due to his control over much of the judiciary and government (a long line of Sai-devoted Indian Prime Ministers and Presidents too).

I had begun dealing with the revelations with the attitude that I would strike some balance between the good things about Sai Baba and the dark side. Only gradually did events – and a flood of information from intelligent, selfless and trustworthy former devotees who had found no forum for their discoveries while devotees, did I realise that – for all I had believed and given myself to promoting wholeheartedly – the dark side of him and his secretive conspiracy was far, far more extensive that I could have imagined. While still deceived by it all, I had written a book promoting him, so I had to make amends by presenting the other side of the coin fully in order to correct wrong impressions so as to protect the weak and vulnerable against him and the highly overrated and misunderstood motives behind his works.

On balance, the outcome of Sai Baba’s life was deception in the interests of self-glorification, financial, social and political power, sexual satisfaction and many deeply serious breaks of trust. Ultimately, through a long lifetime of experiences and disillusionments with many promising theories, movements and doctrines, I am convinced that all religious and most spiritual doctrines are largely unfounded and speculative, and can lead to very dangerous social conditions and only provide temporary comfort from the fears, problems and sufferings of mankind. No ‘balanced’ approach to religion or organised faiths can do other than help sustain their basic self-deceptive hopes and longings.

It is informative to see that the power and money-grabbers who control Prashanthi Nilayam today present the Sai Organisation on their website as being just as it was at the height of its membership… now a complete and total untruth as it has lost the vast majority of it’s former supporters world-wide.

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India’s continuing parlous state

Posted by robertpriddy on December 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Phyllis Krystal died early December aged 102

Posted by robertpriddy on December 16, 2016

Phyllis Krystal was one of Sathya Sai Baba’s earliest Western promoters through her hagiographic book ‘The Ultimate Experience’. The title itself is enough to show that this Americanised British woman was an exaggeration expert of some stature. I knew her somewhat from meeting her in an interview and through e-mails. She was a speaker at a Sathya Sai Europe Conference in Hamburg, 1992, and my wife also met her and found her unpleasantly supercilious. She made a name for herself with a New Age type book called ‘Cutting the Ties that Bind’, based on  Sai Baba’s unprofessional and misleading psychological ‘teachings’, showing herself to be the amateur psychologist she was. Her husband was a millionaire (who was invited by Sai Baba to interviews with her). He died some decades ago and she was very rich, travelled the world first class and lived at the best hotels when visiting Sai conferences. Nonetheless, she took it upon herself to promote Sai Baba’s programme called ‘Ceiling on Desires’ which urged everyone to use the minimum of resources for oneself or own’s own desires and comforts.
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See also the following detailed accounts of her words and actions:-

Mrs Phyllis Krystal – Sai Baba VIP and New Age healing promoter

Sai Baba teachings childsplay, claims Phyllis Krystal (this most uncritical propagator of Sathya Sai Baba’s “teachings” claimed that they are so clear that a child can understand them and follow them. They are superficial when they are simple… known to most devotees only in the form of aphorisms, a few sayings and statements which are highly generalised and their vagueness can be therefore interpreted in many ways. If they were clear and straightforward, who would take them seriously in an adult world!

Phyllis Krystal victim of Sai Baba’s failed promises

Phyllis Krystal: Sathya Sai Baba believer

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Madhusudan (‘oracle boy’) formally ADMITS he is a fake

Posted by robertpriddy on December 14, 2016

The Muddenahalli ‘oracle boy’ who has been posing as hosting the ‘subtle body’ of Sathya Sai Baba stated to Nigerian police in Lagos that he is no ‘light body’ and does NOT receive messages. In short, the entire Muddenahalli project based on this impostor and all its current works to obtain donations and a world-wide following for this is a massive scam!  This is confirmed by the Lagos police report which is based on voluntary statements of admission of the key figures involved, who were Dewreddy Madhusudan Rao Naidu, Sri Narasimha Murthy, Isaac Burton Tigrett and 5 others with them in Nigeria. The document below was posted recently (probably at considerable risk to himself) by Ravi S. Iyer, who writes on his Facebook page that he “was forwarded the content of a recent email by Shri Ramesh Hathiramani, Chair, Zone 9A (Africa), Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO) which had the two images attached to this post, of Nigerian police report dated Nov. 23rd 2016 on interrogation of Muddenahalli group in July 2016.”

'Case of Conspiracy, Impersonation, Corrupt Enrichment and Fraud'

‘Case of Conspiracy, Impersonation, Corrupt Enrichment and Fraud’

 Further to the above, note the following separate incident involving ‘Sri’ Narasimha Murthy Narasimha Murthy flees from legal punishment as well as his role as originator of the Muddenahalli scam Souljourns: Narasimha Murthy’s secret of Prema Sai and Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences This same person, B.N Narasimhamurthy, was once the Warden of Sri Sathya Sai Student’s Hostel. He was accused by students at the Brindavan Ccollege campus not only to have been a provider of young boys and youngish men for Sai Baba to abuse sexually, but was himself a sexual abuser. See more on the Muddenahalli cult:-

Sathya Sai Central Trust vs. Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust
Deep schism between two major core factions in the Sathya Sai movement
Tigrett’s ludicrous fantasies about Sai Baba’s ‘return in subtle body’ (preposterous claims by Tigrett from June 2014 about Sai Baba holding discourses in a ‘subtle body’ in Kodaikanal!)

 

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Contractors Not Being Paid by the Muddenahalli ‘Trust’?

Posted by robertpriddy on December 12, 2016

SAIBLISS ALERT ON MUDDENAHALLI BRINGS MANY NEW EXPOSURES OF FRAUD SQUAD’S ACTIVITIES THERE. THIS THREAD BROUGHT TO LIGHT THE MISERY CONTRACTORS AND LABORERS THERE UNDERGO DUE TO NOT BEING PAID:

Hari Shankar: Contractors not being paid reminded me of a mail we received at SSS Central Trust from a contractor for Raipur Hospital. He wrote to us asking for a large sum as balance payment that had been outstanding for an unreasonably long time. I called him and tried to make him understand that this was a different Trust, adding that SSS Central Trust would never hold up a supplier’s payment so unfairly. I asked him if he had contacted the Raipur people and he said that every time he raised the subject he was told to treat the balance as donation!! He told me that if he had known earlier that this was not Swami’s Trust but someone riding on His Name, he would never have accepted to work for them.
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This fits with the whole mentality of the Muddenahalli people as known from numerous cases in the press.

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Spiritual gurus laundering secret money

Posted by robertpriddy on December 11, 2016

Exposed: How spiritual leaders are laundering secretive money during demonetisation

Did the demonetization of Indian high currency notes curb corruption? No, it is more like a windfall of extra cash for so many ambitious people! They can take 100% of cash, give the people 60% back in new notes, pay the bank clerks a cut and keep the profit for their organisations.

India Today’s special investigation team found several holy men and women rampantly black-marketing illicit wealth for hefty commissions.  (article by Syed Masroor Hasan Md Hizbullah Kumar Ashish I l I Posted by Nivedita Dash. December 2, 2016

The November 8 ban on high-denomination Indian currency made this black-marketeering possible . Several spiritual leaders and priests of popular centres of faith are guilty of this sordid malpractice.  Radha Mata , the ‘revered’ head of the Vaishno temple in Ghaziabad near Delhi used hawala operators  when the undercover India Today reporters approached her to swap fictitious unaccounted money. She offered to exchange outlawed notes from banks at half their original value of Rs 25 crore. She claimed that the clients could get dollars wherever they chose, such as Dubai, Canada or England, (but the bank would take 50% in commission). India Today dredged up the other – sacred shrines short-changing
invalid currency, such as in the ancient temple town of Mathura.
From India Today  (article by Syed Masroor Hasan Md Hizbullah Kumar Ashish I l I Posted by Nivedita Dash. December 2, 2016

See also The Dark Side of very prominent Hindu gurus

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