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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Hari Sampath, former insider on myths by Sathya Sai authorities

Posted by robertpriddy on October 10, 2011

Here I repost a most informative article written years ago by a long-serving security official at Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram. He got an insider view of much that went on due to his position in security, not least though knowing members of the Sathya Sai Central Trust. Here is a comment about Hari Sampath from the internet…

Here is a comment about Hari Sampath from the internet>/

When the sex abuse allegations against Sathya Sai Baba from around the globe began to break on the Internet, Hari Sampath took steps to expose the entire set-up further. He created a website (sathyasaivictims.com) and contacted a large number of them, obtaining sworn testimonies and affidavits in that connection. He also brought a petition to the Supreme Court of India, which was summarily dismissed by the corrupt judges under the aegis of P.N. Bhagwati (former top jurist in India). Due to the infiltration of the judiciary and high courts by Sai devotee judges, it was futile to proceed further since the High Court in Andhra Pradesh (to which the Supreme Court referred the plaintiff) was under the control of a person who had been Sai Baba’s driver some years previously! Besides, the Government of India was actively protecting Sai Baba from any legal processes. This means Sathya Sai Baba was never brought to book as no institution powerful enough could stand against his array of foot-worshipping devotee among heads of state, government and the judiciary.

Myths Promoted by the Organisation by Hari Sampath

I had heard all the myths in my earlier years as a “devotee” of Sai Baba. In my later years, I was a volunteer and had the opportunity to work in the Ashram intelligence and security wing. This put me in contact with a lot of senior volunteers and Ashram residents who had been around for long. By talking to them about the specific circumstances of the so-called miracles I was able to find out what had exactly happened in all of the above cases.

In this context I wish to inform everyone about a few things that the Ashram intelligence does. As stories of Sai Baba’s miracles are really huge in numbers, there have been several instances where some people had tried to make money by “arranging” Sai Baba “miracles” and saying that by worshipping in this house or that, all problems will be solved and it is Sai Baba who has appointed this “agent” etc. This is rather common in the southern states of India.

The Ashram intelligence had developed a mechanism by which they investigate the source of these “miracles” and check out the motives of the persons behind them. This is also done to prevent Sai Baba from being associated with any “miracles” that may possibly be exposed as fraud at a later date, and give Sai Baba bad publicity. Of course, the original intention of the Ashram intelligence wing is to protect the “genuineness” of Sai Baba’s “miracles”, and prevent unscrupulous elements from “using” Sai Baba’s name. Most of the people involved with intelligence and security at the Ashram really believe in Sai Baba’s divinity and so they act like this. In fact this setup exists specifically on Sai Baba’s orders, and I have personally investigated so many “miracles” myself. But what is most important is, during these processes of investigation, I have come across so many “genuine miracles”, attested and approved of by Sai Baba , that I know personally to be totally mistaken cases, and often deliberately “arranged” by the inner coterie themselves.

Naturally, in these instances, I could not take it up to the higher authorities in the Sai Baba org, as they themselves were guilty of arranging “miracles” and Sai Baba himself is perfectly aware of all this. There are hundreds of “famous miracles” that I had personally verified to be cases of MISTAKE by the people experiencing them, and actively promoted by the Sathey Sai org., and also several more “miracles” that are a result of misinformation spread by over enthusiastic devotees, who do not even bother to check facts properly.

The Sai Org’s strategy is very clear on how to approach this.

1. If some outsider is trying to “use” Sai Baba’s name to make money, they simply ask the intelligence wing to investigate, and confirm it and put out a notice in Sanathana Sarathi, or make general announcements. This also gives the impression of other “miracles” approved by Sai Baba as being genuine.

2. If it is case of mistaken “miracles” spread by over enthusiastic devotees, then the Ashram intelligence reports it as such, and the Org officials “allow” it to stay and circulate, thereby gaining “good publicity” for Sai Baba’s “miracles” , while at the same time the Org can always dissociate from the stories if they were seen to be mistaken cases by the devotees and public later.

3. In the case of a “miracle” that was arranged by the Org itself, and usually this is done very carefully by trusted inner coterie members and targeted at wealthy western devotees or someone working on a book, if the Intelligence wing happens to uncover this, the instructions were to simply turn away and not talk to anyone about it. The explanation always was “Sai Baba is God and we cannot understand all these things, so ignore it”.

I am sure that all of you would be able to relate to the manner in which the Sai Baba org controls things, as you yourself may have seen examples of all the above things, somewhere, sometime.

See also:- Sai Baba protected by the Supreme Court of India
Account by Hari Sampath about the working of the Sai Baba scam
Hari Sampath reliable witness on Sathya Sai Baba
Hari Sampath: Sai Baba’s karma and retribution.

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Sathya Sai Organisation defended by proxy

Posted by robertpriddy on April 5, 2009

Joe Moreno makes numerous false claims about ex-follower critics of Sathya Sai Baba under the wordpress.com title ‘Sathya Sai Baba – Love, Light and Spirituality’, which ‘spiritual’ blog he runs primarily so as to continue his libels and harassments of most critical former followers of Sathya Sai Baba. At last, after 4 years or so, I am currently replying to some of his constant attacks and baseless accusations. Here comes one out of a long series of similar examples of false, contrived pseudo-reasoning on the blog “By Proxy Defenders of Alleged….” etc.)
Excerpt from Joe Moreno’s blog:- legal-grievance

Plenty of parents have come forward against Sathya Sai Baba, and Moreno knows it so well! To name but a few: Sharon Purcell, Diana Scott, the parents of Alaya Rahm, Britt-Marie Anden (head of now disbanded Gothenberg Sai School, her two sons molested)…
Moreno goes to enormous lengths to “protect” and “defend” the Sathya Sai Organization in countless web postings while – in defending it himself in the above, he denies this!   The Sathya Sai Organization is an authoritarian cult – I know, because I eventually left it in relief after ensuring that I had investigated thoroughly and learned many true and wholly indefensible facts about its cover up Sai Baba’s sexual molestation (as even admitted by leaders who remain faithful to him!)  and the cold-blooded murders in which he was inextricable involved. All documentary link information is given at bottom of this page.

As to grievances, Moreno denies that there have been any legal grievances filed in India. Even that is false (see points 1) 2) and 3) below. By specifying India – where grievances of this kind could not get a hearing – he would distract all attention from the countless documented grievances, including  in letters sent to leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization (see links at foot of page). He can never throw journalists or researchers off the scent in this simplistic way. It is the same tactic many Sai organization leaders have used!

Click on image to zoom in

Click on image to zoom in

1) He knows that Hari Sampath  petitioned the Supreme Court of India, and that it was thrown out on a trumped-up legal technicality by judges who are Sathya Sai followers (see below).

On the right is the crucial document proving that the case against Sai Baba by Hari Sampath was taken to the Supreme Court of India which the court authorities removed illegally (to foil the British Ambassador’s research) but was recovered and verified by affidavit later on:-

Read more – the facts on the court issue?

2) Moreno also knows full well that there have been many grievances with a legal basis against Sathya Sai Baba, as is fully documented in the Indian Skeptic through the years, not least court petitions by Basava Premanand (i.e. the case where the judges claimed Sai Baba materialises gold from thin air and hence is not subject to the law under the Gold Control Act)

3) It is convenient for Moreno to ignore that the ex-follower from Germany, Jens Sethi, filed an affidavit against Sai Baba with the Hamburg police, as he knows too. Or that Alaya Rahm did in the USA, and his lawyer asked if the court would sue Sai Baba but the judge rejected that because this had to be done in India.

4) Moreno always deviously overlooks everything which is documented but is against his agenda of denial of everything against Sathya Sai Baba. He definitely knows that the CBI investigated the murders of 1993 due to complaints about the Puttaparthi police cover-up and sabotage to cover up for Sathya Sai Baba. He is also informed that this was quashed by the Home Minister S.B. Chavan’s intervention with the backing of the PM Narasimha Rao. Moreno tries to cover this severe corruption up and never in any way mentions the known  protection by the Indian government, judiciary and Prime Ministers and Presidents. He performs mental double backward somersaults to settle on most of his standpoints.

Intimidation and bribery by Sai officials have so far worked to quash almost every grievance concerning sexual abuses, financial scams, and to terrorise the parents of murdered sons (in Sai Baba’s bedroom at Prashanthi Nilayam ashram in 1993). Such was done against Dr. Naresh Bhatia, as reported by the Daily Telegraph, and also tried against Basava Premanand and Hari Sampath, who have both survived assassination attempts.   Officials even  removed some court registers  from the records (as in the case of the document removed by the Supreme Court of India, though a copy was kept by the petitioner, Hari Sampath – see scan of affidavit below on this blog)

Summary of undeniably facts about the 1993 murders in Sai Baba’s bedroom and the quashed CBI case

The autocratic and unaccountable Sathya Sai Organization is analysed here, while many documents show the undemocratic and clandestine nature of its structure and behaviours here

The many and highly credible and well investigated sexual abuse allegations through many years are detailed  here

Voluminous information on the infamous 1993 murders of Sai students is found here
So much for Moreno’s vain and inglorious attempt to mislead everyone!

Letters were  sent to diverse Sathya Sai Organization leaders on sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba:
from   Ella EversShirley Pike Britt Marie Anden –  To Sathya Sai Baba from Conny Larsson -Leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization have been written to many time, also in open letters on the Internet.

Among the very few answers ever received are the infamous Hislop letters, where Diana Scott’s complaint is replied to by Hislop. The complaints made to Dr. Michael Goldstein – and what he did – were told by Al Rahm in the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ see video clip here’

Letter concerning what Dr. Hislop, international chairman, was told by C. Larsson

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