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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The International Sathya Sai Organization

Posted by robertpriddy on March 7, 2014


On the total Public Unaccountability of the Sathya Sai Organisation
The refusal of the Sathya Sai Organisation to answer the slightest criticism of any kind can be seen throughout its published websites and all documents released to the public on all its official and semi-official websites. The organisation does not practise duty of care, now does it conform with mandatory reporting of suspected  sexual crimes, and in this it exceeds even the Vatican in cover-up.  This question was raised by the BBC investigatory team, who approached the former world leader of the Sathya Sai Organisation, Dr. Michael Goldstein with questions about its accountability. Because they were never given any satisfactory answers to any of the issues they raised, they decided to film Dr. Goldstein with a hidden camera at their last questioning of him. The result was extremely revealing, both of the Sathya Sai Organisation’s policy, of the degree of deluded belief of Dr. Goldstein and not least as to his extremely unprofessional views on how to know whether sexual abuse has taken place (quite amazing from a qualified doctor supposedly conversant with this field). His total insensitive and aggressive attitude is a real eye-opener as to cult cover-up and can be viewed in transcript and in video clips –

Comprehensive overview of the SSO’s DECEPTION AND PROPAGANDA – in four parts
Concise Summary: Chief Failings, Deceptions and Nature of the Sathya Sai Organisation
Ten Questions about the Sai Organisation
Documentary proof that the SSO has long been informed about Sai Baba sexual abuses
Unanswered public letter from concerned persons as sent to Sathya Sai Baba’;s ‘Prashanthi Council’
The letters from Dr. John Hislop on sexual abuse complaints to him as President of the US Sai Organisation
The five letters by Dr. John Hislop about Sai Baba’s sex abuses
Major statement exposing Sathya Sai Organisation deceits about a US lawsuit by Alaya Rahm
Sathya Sai Organisation disinformation and subterfuge
The International SSO A major participant observational sociological analysis of its goals, structure, management and functions.
The Questionability of the Sathya Sai Organisation’s EHV statistics
False report from UK SSO on a meeting in Westminster Cathedral which never occurred
The Secretive and Authoritarian Sathya Sai Organisation
Sathya Sai Baba’s Super-speciality Hospitals as two-faced projects
Sathya Sai Baba’s Organised ‘Men in Suits’
Covered-up failures of Sathya Sai Organisation’s ‘Educare’ projects
Comment:  ‘Peace Education’ by Sathya Sai Organisation under the EEHV programme
The Sai Movement closes ranks and battens down against the media
Sai Organisation propaganda spending spree in Sydney- Part One -and- Part Two

The Sathya Sai Cental Trust was and is the overall decision-making body over all money and projects.
It’s deliberations are totally secret and it is totally unaccountable:-

Sathya Sai family bitter feud over Central Trust funds 

Sai Central Trust money grabbing – Tehelka report

Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust goes begging

Sai Trust members accused of murder threat by Sai Baba relative

Sathya Sai Central Trust gets away with it again

Sai Trust: irregularities & secrecy on Sai Baba’s death

Sathya Sai Central Trust still shrouds all in secrecy

Former Minister accuses Sai Trust members of the death of Sai Baba

Protests in Puttaparthi against Sai Central Trust

The obvious illegality of the Sai Central Trust’s appropriation

Sathya Sai Trust decoyed police and media on tax issues

Sai Central Trust credibility totally destroyed

Sai Trust plea dismissed by Court

Sai Trust not yet transparent, despite Ratnakar’s bluster

Donations to Sathya Sai Central Trust misused by/for directors etc.

Sai Trust in the footsteps of Sathya Sai Baba

Sai Baba Trustee statements so false as to confirm greater suspicion 

Sathya Sai Trust accounting ‘leela’?

Sathya Sai Trust lost 16 key government exemptions

Sai Trust gets bill for removed government subsidy

Sai Trust member K.R. Prasad spread untruth by Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Trust steps up damage limitation ploys and the aggro

Sathya Sai Trust carve-up Baba’s secret treasure house continues

Corruption India: Sai Baba cult hoard plunder by Trustees

Sathya Sai Trust enmity in public, while their cover-ups reigns

Sai Trust van impounded by Andhra police with treasure trove

The Sathya Sai Trust propagandist, G. Venkataraman

Sathya Sai Central Trust era of unaccountability drawing to a close?

Police summons for two Sathya Sai Central Trust board members

Sai Central Trust van impounded by Andhra police with treasure trove?

Sathya Sai Central Trust untrustworthy!

Sathya Sai Central Trust disinformation

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Has the Sathya Sai movement ground to a halt?

Posted by robertpriddy on September 28, 2011

Since Sathya Sai Baba’s death under most suspicious circumstances, the chief medical causes which never having been documented (AIDS?) by any death certificate or due process –  and not least since the dismal failure of one of Sai Baba’s most trumpeted prophesies, that he would live until he was in his 90s – the institutions he left behind  – and especially the  Sathya Sai Organization –  are evidently labouring under a huge publicity problem. Add to that the furore over the massive hoards of gold, currency and goods galore hidden everywhere in his rooms and inside his avatar-sized bed (5 by 5 metres!), and the rationalization problem faced by supporters is too much for most of them… which is surely why there is no news to be found any about the ashrams, colleges, organization and what have you. Not that there was ever really any much news due to the secrecy and censorship within which everything was cocooned, leaving his propagandists on official and unofficial websites and Radio Sai with little more to show than the thin fare of repeated repetitive discourses, repeats of unconfirmed miracle stories, photos from bygone years, outworn bhajans, bizarre wallpapers and other completely uninteresting kitch.

The unfortunates who find themselves in an organization which supported an unconvicted but widely accused sex abuser and criminal murder accomplice as well as a provenly bogus prophet – and many of them were good people with the best of intentions (including my wife and I before 2000) may still be continuing whatever service work they were engaged in, but my bet is that the majority of them who still hang onto a belief in Sai Baba because of his outward message of love and service will no longer kow-tow to the VIPs who ran the outfit like a pseudo-bureaucratic and top-down private and secret organization. Earlier, the stream of attacks and mostly anonymous (cowardly) invective directed against myself and other well-informed dissidents confirmed that our message was getting out and was a serious threat to the deniers and head-in-sand dependents of Sai Baba. These have now dwindled to a trickle, which again indicates that the fanatics are on the back foot and the enthusiasm has lost any real basis with the demise of their Great Pretender… pretender to the throne of the Universe, no less! Still, those who want to believe will continue to do so, with or without what passes as evidence for them. The rest of humanity will let any seeds of propaganda they came across fall by the wayside, we can be entirely certain of that!

Though we who wanted to learn the unsullied truth about all things connected to our former allegiance have been charged with wanting to become famous ourselves on the back of the World Avatar! It would have been far easier and less challenging for us to sit back and say nothing, as a majority of those former fanatics now with egg on their faces have chosen to do. We gave up the quiet life in the interests of defense of the vulnerable, the weak, the dispossessed and the deceived, the sexually and spiritually abused and the families of the murdered victims. The cure for the divine impostor syndrome is not to give up the work, but to focus on it.

See also:- Sathya Sai Organization no longer fit for purpose
Sathya Sai is fast becoming yesterday’s news

Sai Baba’s Distance and Unapproachability – a reminder

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The Sathya Sai Organization’s Damage-limitation efforts

Posted by robertpriddy on May 26, 2008

Sai Baba in cloud cuckoo landOne of the mostly unofficial policies of the Sathya Sai Organization – especially in Western countries where there are high standards of education – is to avoid alienating possible future converts to the movement by speaking or writing about the many miraculous claims of Sathya Sai Baba or by his devotees. The Scandinavian countries were instructed by Thorbjørn Meyer to play down all the kind of proclamations that “people would not easily understand”, including the miracles and Sathya Sai Baba’s many claims of being the Divine Avatar come to save humanity and his many other documented ‘fantastic’ statements (read a cross-section of these).

Despite all this, the Sathya Sai Organisation requires all its members to accept that Sathya Sai Baba is God, this being stated clearly in the paper which, in many countries, new members must sign according to the Charter of the Sathya Sai Organization (which is not a published document, but is kept with the circle of the faithful!). Those who will not accept this condition are either not allowed to become members or – if already so – are excluded from the Organisation. Though the Official Sathya Sai Baba website (), however, does promote four Sai Baba discourses as important ones, in which he makes claims of divinity and miracles, it has in its printed propaganda materials in Western countries increasingly edited this material in such a way as to reduce the claims For documentation and a more thorough examination of this deceit by the Sathya Sai Organisation, see Downgrading Divinity’ by Brian Steel

Of course, the official Sathya Sai Organization is unable to control the many websites of zealous true believer devotees of Sathya Sai Baba – or unwilling to try to do so – for, after all, most of Sathya Sai Baba’s attraction to the curious is the many fantastic claims about him. It is a kind of balancing act – a Janus-faced operation designed to attract more serious people by emphasising the social service projects in the name of Sai Baba and the values he promotes (in word if not in deed) yet not to alienate those who consider Sathya Sai Baba’s miracles to be the be-all-and-end-all of his supposed ‘mission to save humanity’.

After the BBC’s documentary on Sathya Sai Baba – The Secret Swami – was aired (despite legal efforts by Dr. Michael Goldstein and other Sai Organization leaders to stop it being aired), he wrote a circular in an attempt to rein in all devotees from anything but officially condoned or vetted contact with the media!

E-MAIL PUBLISHED ON AN INTERNET BULLETIN BOARD (error by an undisciplined devotee)Sathya Sai Baba\'s Dr. Goldstein

From: “Laura” <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:37:47 -0800
Subject: [saibabanews] Fwd: Message from head of U.S. Sai Organization
Procedure to handle requests for filming interviews with devotees or officers at Sai centers or regional events by Media Companies Please carefully review the following letter from Dr. Goldstein on this subject:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Sai Ram!
Recently there have been several media companies who have expressed an interest in making a program or documentary on Swami, His Works, the Sai Organization. We have advised these parties that we do not wish to participate in their documentaries or take part in personal or group interviews. Specifically, the BBC is contemplating production of a video which would be controversial in nature. We have informed them that the Sri Sathya Sai Organizations do not wish to
participate in their project.
Therefore, should you be approached by any of these companies, or should they appear at any Sai Centers or Events with cameras, recorders, reporters, etc, please advise them respectfully that we do not wish to participate and politely ask them to leave the premises. If they do not comply with your polite request, then the appropriate authorities should be invoked, such as the person(s) responsible for the premises and/or the appropriate authorities.
Michael Goldstein
If a Media Company approaches you concerning filming at your center, please follow the procedure outlined above and as soon as practical, please inform me by phone at 831-457-1983. This is very important.

More about this issue is found here

Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
View ex-follower signatures

(Spanish version

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