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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Sai Baba on science

Posted by robertpriddy on June 15, 2012

Robert Priddy's scan of excerpts from Sathya Sai baba discourses

Good for a laugh!

Having proclaimed he knew absolutely everything about everyone and everything, Sathya Sai Baba made some remarkable statements about scientists and science. Only what is noteworthy about them is the sheer ignorance and absurdity of the great majority of them! See examples in scan on the right.:- 

Firstly, he claimed that ancient figures of religious Indian mythology as having mastered “all the sciences”. (So they knew the whole of, say, nanoscience, neurology, evolution, every detail of microbiology incl. DNA and so on through hundreds of massive disciplines?).

Sai Baba spoke often about Ravana (from the Ramayana story, who supposedly abducted Sita from Rama) and Hiranyakasipu (described in the Puranas as having been killed by God in the avataric form of a boar!).   Since there exists absolutely no historical evidence to prove these figures even existed, devotees simply had to bow down humbly to his superior omniscience!

I am reminded of how shocked I was when my close friend and the editor of Sai Baba’s journal, V.K. Narasimhan, once remarked to me during a conversation that SSB is ignorant of science and picks up things he hears from people in interviews, then goes out and tells it to students on the veranda, sometimes even getting the facts he just heard distorted or completely wrong! Narasimhan even quoted from his excellent memory several examples for me. I rationalised this at the time in the way that all devotees rationalise many things that do not fit SSB ’s own propaganda by the usual old, “Swami is just pretending. He has some other reason for doing this which we cannot fathom”. How trusting can you get?

Here is a small selection from the huge spectrum of Sai Baba’s misunderstood science, false beliefs, moral-religious inventions:- 

“Today man is putting his senses to misuse and as a result his body is becoming weaker day by day. He shortens his life-span by his unsacred vision and by indulgence in sensual pleasures. Lakhs of light rays in his eyes are being destroyed because of his unsacred vision. That is the reason what man is developing eye defects.” (Sai Baba, discourse on 5/7/2001 Sanathana Sarathi, August 2001, p. 226)

Sai Baba is a pure clown where physics is concerned. His main propagandist , the former physics professor G. Venkataraman, never corrected the howling absurdities about physics or challenged him but fully believed him to be ‘the Creator of the Universe’ as well as the creator of evolution! 

Sai Baba: “There is Divinity in every atom. Another name for the atom is God. From the time he was born until he died, Kaanaada contemplated on the atom saying, “Paramanu, paramanu, paramanu (meaning, ‘the smallest particle’). ”This world could not be seen if the atom didn’t exist. ” Comment: The atom is not the smallest particle by far.

Sai Baba: “There is nothing else except atoms.” Comment: There are many more things than atoms, like neutrinos (some scientists think that they account for the majority of the mass of the universe), energy (photons, X rays, gamma rays, microwave radiation, light, etc), loose particles (electrons, protons, muons, etc), space-time, etc. (24/7/2002)

At the centre (of the world), everything is liquid. Everything is melted. No temperature. Everything is liquid, like water. Gold, iron, silver all are liquid. Next there is solid. Then trees. Then human beings and animals. At the very centre is the divine. It is the support of everything. First is liquid, chemistry. Then solid, physics. Then trees, Botany. Then man, the pinnacle of life. But at the centre, supporting all, is the divine. Without the divine, where is chemistry, physics, botany? Like this will be the teaching of all courses at the university.” (My Baba & I, p. 197 and also Conversations with BS Sathya Sai Baba, p.182 both by Dr. John Hislop)

As you can all see, this Linga is rather bigger in size. There is a meaning behind this. This is five Tolas in weight. [Note: one Tola is 11.66 grams. 5 Tolas = about 60.0 grams] Every human being possesses five Tolas of gold essence known as Hiranyagarbha… Gold represents energy in man and is the cause of his radiance. The gold content within each body is this size only. It is gold essence in the body that makes the eyes see, ears hear etc.” (Sanathana Sarathi – April 2002, p. 127)

Comment: However, the human body cannot possibly ever contain so much gold as 60 grams! The human body’s weight percentage of gold is a vanishingly tiny at 0.00000030%.  See Wikipedia. Further: “only salts and radioisotopes of gold are of pharmacological value, as elemental (metallic) gold is inert to all chemicals it encounters inside the body” (see here)





SAI ON MAGNETISM tour de force of pseudo-scientific speculation


SAI’S MASSIVE IGNORANCE OF PHYSICS AND THE ATOM EXPOSED Not even high school level explanations!


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Some postings recalling major Sai Baba issues

Posted by robertpriddy on October 2, 2011

Looking back across the 11 years of our conscience-driven work to expose Sathya Sai Baba’s hidden sides and covered-up crimes (which deceived us for so long), the number of daily postings added up to make it rather hard for many visitors to this site to know what to choose. Here are some varied postings that may be worth visiting to gain a wider appreciation of the scope of Sai Baba’s deceptions…

Sathya Sai Baba boasts of his gold-churning womb

India’s ‘National Treasure’ Sathya Sai Baba talked about Divine magnetic power (see yesterday’s blog). Miracle: Sai Baba spews out 3 tons of gold: he says. Now the continuing saga… There is a lot here to figure out! God’s womb… well, a number of his alleging sexual partners (American, British, Indian etc.) have said that he actually showed them his physical womb

Magnetic farce – Sai Baba stuck to the ground?

Sathya Sai Baba claims that magnetic power is “full of divinity” and so attracts people to temples where it resides! Above all, he claims it resides in himself so strongly that it forms the golden ‘lingam’ in his stomach (but gold is non-magnetic!), and – further – makes him the object of Mother earth’s attraction so that his feet stick to the ground! Some weeks later the cause of his staggering was exposed – he had a major hip joint fracture which invalided him thereafter. 

Fake “diamonds” & cheap baubles from Sathya Sai Baba

When did Sathya Sai Baba ever give anyone a genuine diamond? There is no proof that he ever did. Proof should be easy to get from a top accredited diamond expert, but none has ever been produced! When I went to Queen Margarethe of

Prince Charles was a target for Sai Baba followers

13 Sep 2007 Prince Charles. Failed Clandestine Political Lobbying by the Prashanthi Council  Since the exposure from 2000 onwards, Prince Charles cannot ever afford any kind of public association with such a person. The UK press are well aware of the threat and will crucify Charles if he endorses Sai Baba: Sathya Sai Baba dared not sue ‘Sunday People’ newspaper 

India Lead World? Sai Baba Says Yes. Robert Priddy No

Sai Baba has many times said that, as a result of his appearance as the Avatar of all avatars (divine incarnations), India will lead the whole world in spirituality and the peace of mankind, and that he will guide this whole process,

Robert Priddy: Cult Exit Painful. Exposure Slow

by Barry Pittard  One of the greatest human tendencies when one’s belief system is challenged is to go into the state called psychological denial. This process is very remote from commonsense, rigorous self-introspection and reappraisal

G. Venkataraman – Chief Propagandist for ‘God’

G. Venkataraman is keen to imprint on his readers that, in studying anything about science, they are observing “The Glory of God”. This is, of course, an assumption and is not even a testable hypothesis, being a vague (undefined and

The atom, atomic power and God (Sathya Sai Baba)

Sathya Sai Baba stated ” the atomic process is very sacred. Yet, people feel that it is lowly”. This is but a taste of the empty twaddle arising from speculative religious fantasies of Sai Baba, the self-appointed “Creator of the Universe” His knowledge of physics is deeply flawed and well below school-leaving standard in any modern educational system.

Robert Priddy (3) Friendship With VK Narasimhan

Robert Priddy found some devastating facts from one of Sai Baba’s very closest confidants in the 1980s and 1990s. This was VK Narasimhan (d. March 2000). This remarkable man, whose history of standing courageously up (many

A Shah Under A Lord of Misrule

Indulal Shah, of Mumbai, India, was replaced by Dr Michael Goldstein, of Covina, California, as world convener of the Sathya Sai Organisation, and still more recently retired from his chairmanship of the Indian organization, too.

The Decline and Fall of the Showman Empire

by Barry Pittard – Sai Baba’s ’showman empire’ is worth many highly unaccountable billions. Frequently, they pour to his Sathya Sai Central Trust from your country and mine. (See reference in my note, Sai Baba Exchequer

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Sathya Sai Super-specialty Hospital

Posted by robertpriddy on April 4, 2011


Under the heading ‘Give Help Without Publicity’ in his journal Sanathana Sarathi October 2003, p. 295), Sathya Sai Baba said in a discourse after an earlier speaker had spoken extensively about the achievements of the Sai hospital: I always advise the doctors not to publicise what we do in the hospital. There are several wonderful things that are happening. [All Sai Baba’s words are in italics] Whereupon he goes on at great length about supposedly marvellous achievements of the hospital in two individual cases! This yet again shows the complete discrepancy between Sai Baba’s word and deed within the space of two sentences. He knew too that this went out through huge loudspeakers set all around the ashram, and that it would be printed and air-mailed to tens of thousands, posted on various of his official websites and also sent out repeatedly on his own world-wide radio! What a pathetic parody of true spirituality! His wily chutzpah, evident to the level-headed, does not penetrate the thick cocoons of blind faith in which so many devotees imagine themselves protected from untruth. ‘Give Help Without Publicity’ is completely hollow hypocrisy.

Sai Baba’s braggaddocio about his loving selfless service – literally claiming it to be thousands of times more than anyone else does seems overdone from one who claims to be the father and mother of all beings, the creator and sustainer of the universe! The Sathya Sai Organisation and many of his followers parrot him without ever a twinge of criticism in countless articles, books galore, on dozens of websites, in films (often exhibiting public service by his followers), in repeated photo exhibitions (to which all centres in the world have to send details and pictures of service activities), in constant self-serving radio broadcasts (Radio Sai) and in hiring the most expensive venues in big cities (New York, San Francisco, London, Melbourne etc.) to propagate and propagandize beyond all decency.

Sai Baba also mentioned about boys nightly sharing his bedroom, as he has previously stated is a fact – one which is also well known to ashram residents and regulars. He said: “These boys from the hospital sleep on the ground floor while I stay on the first floor. They discuss hospital related matters. I keep telling them, ‘Do not speak about them anywhere outside’. Yet he had just sat through one of these boy’s long glowing account of the achievements of the hospital! Such brazen duplicity shows Sai Baba’s strong desire to have information about ‘His‘ hospitals spread loud and far. The official Radio Sai website – run by his trusted follower and cover-up agent – Dr. G. Venkataraman – trumpets such propaganda continuously.

In that discourse, Sai Baba also waxed large about having personally allowed the use of an injection costing Rs. 80,000.- to save one patient’s life. He said, Any amount should be spent to save the life of the patient. I shall bear the expenses… Yet how indeed can he pay out of his own pocket, who has no pocket? Using such huge sums on single injections is virtually an affront to the millions of poor in India who can’t even afford the simplest proper medicines or treatments. His super-costly and over-opulent hospital buildings declare rather much the same message. He also said: One patient from Nepal had his heart on his right side! Our doctors have shifted it back to the correct location. I told the doctors that no one needed to be informed about this. People may accuse us of praising ourselves. But it is he who praises himself and informs about it as publicly as he can! When hypocrisy becomes so transparent it is a parody of the balanced truth.

Further: Thousands of students have received education in our university totally free of cost. But we have never publicised the fact.” Thereby he unrepentingly blazoned it! It is NOT true that he has not publicised this before. It has been mentioned constantly in discourses and in many interviews. Further, several people who have applied and were asked to pay fees – or were expected to donate accordingly – have disputed the truth of this.

The SSSIHMS, Puttaparthy (Sathya Sai Institute of medical Sciences) is but a relatively modest contribution to the massive health problems in India, especially for the peasantry. of the peasant populace. The close servitor of Sai Baba – a veteran and prestigious Goenka prize-winning economic journalist V.K. Narasimhan – told me he considered it to be a huge waste of the money donated, rather being a flagship to promote Sathya Sai Baba himself and his various eclectic doctrines. VKN thought the money could have been better employed as prophylactic medicine and out-patient clinics for huge numbers of the poor, such as in ensuring that all received necessary vitamins and simple medicines, rather than in performing a limited number of very high-tech. operations. Narasimhan was slowly weaned from his original scepticism because of the praise and attention Sathya Sai Baba poured on him (he was very prone to flattery as an old age widower), taking him on a tour of the wards. There has, however, been public controversy about its clinical cleanliness and claimed results, especially by Sara Pavan – a doctor who left his post in Australia to work there but who came into conflict with the principal of the hospital and was suspended. The degree of filth found and the re-use of old syringes were among the reasons given for strictly avoiding becoming a patient there. It is not open to independent health inspections by regulatory bodies, nor are its admissions made available as it is a private undertaking. It provides services to Sathya Sai devotees in India and from abroad (who visit for the purpose of operations etc.) and who either donate or are charged with a bill. It is reported – and certainly likely that this hospital’s services are permitted to persons who Sai Baba wishes to bring into his fold.

The Staff Buildings at the Puttaparthi Hospital A former friend of mine from the USA, a retired engineer, attended an interview with Sai Baba in the early 1990s where a person asked why the hospital accommodation had stood empty for nearly 2 years. Sathya Sai Baba had replied that it was to give time for the snakes and scorpions to leave.One suspects that this was untrue and that other reasons – inefficiency, corruption and the like were the cause. Apropos, Sai Baba has said:-

Many sit here near to me. But are they dear? There are scorpions and snakes near to me in Puttaparthi. Are they dear? No!” (Sathya Sai Speaks new ed. Vol. 25. Ch 9, p. 94). Perhaps he was (also) referring to the many who wished to get some kind of sinecure or benefit from the hospital – like free accommodation, who would not have waited indefinitely for this… but that is rather a far-fetched reason for such a huge waste of resources involved in letting a major complex stand empty and unused for so long.

>See also:-
SUPER SPECIALTY HOSPITALS AS TWO-FACED PROJECTS by Serguei Badaev – former President of the Moscow Sathya Sai Centre and head of Education in Human Values in Russia
See also report on the level of hygiene etc. at the Sathya Sai Super-speciality Hospital here:-
Puttaparthi and Cover Up of Health Hazards

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