Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

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Sathya Sai Baba Avatar – prophet manqué

Posted by robertpriddy on April 11, 2015

Sathya Sai Baba’s claim to be the avatar of the age, to be the Creator of the Universe and the Deity to whom all other deities defer have been revealed by events to hold no water whatever. Here are some video clips which give a glimpse of the situation:- Brief video: On the meaning of Avatarhood in Sathya Sai Baba Amusing to see how an Indian explains the idea of ‘avatar’ so simplistically, while the ‘mad psychiatrist’ Dr. Samuel Sandweiss, regurgitates Sai Baba claims. Events have shown that Sai Baba could not do anything remotely near to all the world-changing things he claimed he would accomplish as the insuperable avatar. His many wild predictions consistently have virtually all failed completely. In contrast, in this video clip a critic says that Sai Baba entrapped himself in the claim that he was god and had to continue asserting it, but that he was seeking protection, which god should never need, but rather should provide to others.

Sai Baba on the morning after the murders near him

Sai Baba on the morning after the murders near him

Brief video: On the executions in Sai Baba’s apartment in 1993  The episode is described vividly by Professor Gnanasakarin, and further by the author of the major work ‘Murders in Sai Baba1’s Bedroom’ (B. Premanand) So much for his slogan “Help ever, hurt never” and “Why fear when I am here?” The executions Sathya Sai condoned in 1993 alone well illustrate the total emptiness of his claims of divinity, non-violence, and truthfulness. Since that video was made the facts about the executions have come forth – not in law because of the continued protection of SB’s reputation by all Indian PMs and Presidents since they were all too compromised by having long supported him publicly – but in investigations by serious persons and testimony from those there at the time and not least from former key insider eyewitness who knew Sai Baba’s family well.

Brief video: Raye Thomas – before 1996 -promised liberation by Sai Baba in one year’s time Another example of failed promises: the clear statement he made to Raye Thomas in this video clip he would grant him liberation in one year was proved by events to be false.  Raye Thomas continued to struggle with his worldly problems for many years thereafter, having unadvisedly moved to India and the ashram, where things turned out to be far from what he and Joy Thomas had hoped and expected. A further false promise: Mrs. Joy Thomas who – despite SB’s firm assurance of no cancer – later died of cancer after being flown back to US from the Sai Super Specialty Hospital, where she had been denied blood transfusion by a prominent Sai doctor (reportedly a Dr. Singh).

Brief video: Filmmaker ejected due to secrecy at the ashram The person in the film was threatened with police action and banished for trying to film when Sai Baba seemed to have accepted he could. He is far from the first person to have been treated in this way, even for asking a sensitive question. Such was how the BBC team of Eamon Hardy was treated when they asked about the sexual allegations about Sai Baba. They were told to leave immediately! Whenever an untoward event like a suicide, a murder, or other happenings that could not be covered up, things that might cast a poor light on the ashram and reflect on Sai Baba (the ‘omnipotent’ himself), visitors were told to leave, sometimes with only hours notice.
(Barry Pittard wrote 
BBC Evicted From Puttaparthi For Asking About Allegations as follows: “BBC producers say that Sai Baba’s top leaders at first thought the documentary would present a ‘positive image’ of their guru and the works of his organization to the world. Hence the rare permission for the BBC to shoot at Sai Baba’s ashram. The Puttaparthi authorities extended guided tours to the BBC by Central Trust Secretary K. Chakravarthy and other leading officials, including Dr Goldstein, never before granted to a television corporation. However, a few days later, when the BBC asked for a comment on the worldwide allegations, the ashram authorities ordered them to leave, and Dr Goldstein sent a prompt global instruction to all Sai Baba centres that no-one must cooperate with the BBC. No doubt the exposure by Denmark’s national broadcaster in its 2003 documentary Seduced (renamed Seduced By Sai Baba in the English language version by Australia’s national multicultural broadcaster SBS), seen by millions in Denmark, Norway and Australia – when the top Sai leaders in Denmark and Australia made unavailing threats of legal action – must still have haunted their minds.”

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Light on Sathya Sai Baba mythology origins + video

Posted by robertpriddy on August 9, 2009

Excerpt from Arnold Schulman's book on Sathya Sai Baba

Excerpt from Arnold Schulman’s book on Sathya Sai Baba

Arnold Schulman was one of the early writers about Sathya Sai Baba. The book  Baba was published by Viking Press, New York and was properly edited. Though he was no doubt perplexed by Sathya Sai Baba’s claims, and was inclined to give a favourable account, he was not devoid of a certain measure of investigative spirit and critical thinking, After 6 weeks of research at the ashrams and interviews with Satya Sai, he concluded “there was nothing the writer could think of that would allow him to accept the idea that this person with the Afro hairdo and the orange dress could actually, literally, be God.” The opposite scan of a page from his book shows some of his grounds for scepticism.

There are many grounds for thinking that the story of Sathya Sai Baba’s childhood and youth as  authenticated by Sai Baba in the ‘official biography’ Prof. N. Kasturi wrote were largely concocted. Schulman gives one small example here. Other examples which show clearly that the actual historical terrain does not agree with the ‘official map’ is found in a hagiography by a very devoted but somewhat frank follower who knew him well as a teenager. .. Smt. Vijaya Kumari (‘Vijayamma’). Further, his role in a family entertainment troupe performing magic tricks, song, dance and other attractions for the unsophisticated village audiences – clearly a matter of an extremely poverty-stricken family earning their bread – indicated where he learned sleight of hand and other prestidigitation. Such performances can be seen on many a street in Southern India even today. See simulation of Sai Baba’s stage act:  Short VIDEO CLIP (only 420Kb) B. Premanand tells of Sathya Sai Baba and his family in his early years)

That Kasturi interpreted all that as a spiritual undertaking and transformed the story – with the eager help of those who no doubt saw an advantage in playing up what they had witnessed (or naively believed) – is highly likely… his writings is so excessively eulogistic and exaggerated that one cannot but suspect him of a great deal of ‘poetic license’.

See also ‘Baba’ – an embarrassment for the Sathya Sai Organization?

How the Sathya Sai mythology emerged beyond India

Sathya Sai Baba’s early years

See also Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization

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